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  • Military History Magazine

    On the Inside Under Fire

    Sieges in American history may lack castles and siege engines, but those who endured them demonstrated ample bravado. The concept of the siege is as old as human conflict itself, dating from man’s earliest efforts to “fort up”...

  • World War II Magazine

    Escape Artists: The Nazi Knack for Escaping

    Gumption and flexibility enabled German troops to claw their way out of jams. The enduring image of the wartime German army is of troops charging relentlessly across Belgian canals, through French villages, down Russian roads, over Libyan...

  • Military History Magazine

    Close Call at Crooked Billet

    Ordered to cut off supplies to British troops occupying Philadelphia, a young Patriot officer played a deadly game of cat and mouse. Just before midnight on April 30, 1778, Brig. Gen. John Lacey Jr. walked the perimeter of his unit’s...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2014

    Strategic Command: Assault on Communism Strategic Command: Assault on Communism new expansion to Command: WWII Global Strategic, a Conflict, covers the 1941-45 German-Soviet war in Russia. Players can choose to fight a specific campaign...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2014

    With East Versus West (eastversuswest.com), the Heart of Iron game series moves beyond World War II, through the Cold War and into the conflict that never happened – World War III. Players take control of any country between 1946 and...

  • HistoryNet

    What Next General?: Rebels vs. Redcoats: Boston, 1775

    JUNE 16, 1775, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS It is June 1775 as you assume the role of Brigadier General Israel Putnam of Connecticut. Years of growing tension and discord between Britain and its American colonies finally boiled over into armed...

  • HistoryNet

    You Command Solution: World War I in Africa, 1914

    The September 2013 issue of Armchair General ® presented the Combat Decision Game “World War I in Africa, 1914.” This CDG placed readers in the role of German army Lieutenant Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbec commander of the...

  • HistoryNet

    Interactive: Soviet Patrol in Afghanistan, 1985

    You are Soviet army Lieutenant Andrei Sokolov, leader of a patrol composed of a T-62 tank with four crewmen and two BTR-60 armored personnel carriers each transporting an eight-man infantry squad. This morning, March 12, the commander of...

  • HistoryNet

    Strategy for Failure: America’s War in Vietnam

     “Refighting the last war” ensured U.S. defeat. On April 30, 1975, Saigon, capital of the U.S.-backed Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), fell to the invading military forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (communist North...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General March 2014

    Shadowrun is perhaps one of the most famous role-playing universes in gaming. It depicts a time in the near future in which elves, trolls, orcs and dragons have emerged into reality. Imagined by Jordan Weisman, the designer and founder of...

  • HistoryNet

    What Next, General?: Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805

     “WOODEN WALLS” It is October 18, 1805, as you assume the role of British Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. Due to your aggressiveness, exceptional tactical skill and ability to inspire your crews in numerous naval battles, you have...

  • HistoryNet

    You Command Solution: Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944

    The November 2013 issue of Armchair General ® presented the Combat Decision Game “Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944.” This CDG placed readers in the role of Major Wladyslaw Zgorzelski, commander of  10th Dragoons (Motorized...

  • HistoryNet

    Interactive: French and Indian War Ambush, 1757

    You are Captain Jonas Schuyler, commander of a Massachusetts colony militia company serving alongside British army regulars garrisoning Fort  William Henry on the south shore of Lake George in Britain’s New York colony. The fort...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General May 2014

    Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 on the first year of the Wehrmacht’s invasion of focuses the Soviet Union. Each scenario covers an army-sized operation in which players maneuver division-sized units and...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2014

    Empire: The DeckBuilding Strategy Game is a fantasy-themed game for iOS and Android devices. It combines elements of 4X strategy (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate) with deck building. In this game, players control the Empire and...

  • HistoryNet, Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General July 2014

    Combat Mission: Market Garden Combat Mission: Market Garden is an expansion module to Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy that covers the Allied airborne and ground offensive into Holland in September 1944. The game can be played either in...