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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Media Digest | The Battle That Changed the War

    Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. There were hundreds of battles and thousands of smaller engagements during America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, but most...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: With a Sword in One Hand & Jomini in...

    With a Sword in One Hand & Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North  Carol Reardon; University of North Carolina Press Carol Reardon concludes that Napoleonic war analyst Antoine Jomini “and...

  • Reviews

    Wargame Reviews- Armchair General January 2013

    Naval War: Arctic Circle The action in Naval War: Arctic Circle takes place in the near future in the waters off the coast of  Northern Europe and in the Arctic Circle. Gamers fight real-time air, sea and undersea battles, controlling...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General January 2013

    Ubisoft (ubisoft.com) has added yet another iteration to its venerable Ghost Recon series. With Ghost Recon: Future Soldier the company has created an enjoyable, visceral, squad-based tactical shooter that will entertain military and video...

  • HistoryNet

    What Next, General? Marshal Konev’s East Front Offensive, 1944

    As the famed Red Army commander, YOU must defeat Adolf Hitler’s armies and liberate Ukraine. JUNE 1944, THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW It is mid-June 1944 as you assume the role of Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Stepanovich Konev, commander of...

  • HistoryNet

    Interactive- U.S. Marines Defend Wake Island, 1941

    Choose the correct plan for an American gun crew facing Japanese invaders. You are U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Woodrow M. Kessler, commander of an eight-man gun crew. Your 5-inch gun, once mounted on a U.S. Navy battle- ship, is part of...

  • HistoryNet

    Crisis Watch-Command on the Move

    Drawing disastrous lessons from our last wars. Recently, a friend still on active duty shared an urgent concern about our ground forces. This officer is fighting the good fight to increase our tactical capabilities to operate a...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General March 2013

    The original Counter-Strike debuted slightly after the Bronze Age; yet despite being long in the tooth, it has remained extremely popular among the online killing crowd. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the game’s latest iteration....

  • HistoryNet

    What Next, General? Rotmistrov at the Korsun Pocket, 1944

    As a World War II Red Army general, YOU must lead an attack to encircle German defenders in a crucial East Front battle. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third installment in our trilogy of What Next, General? interactive articles in which we...

  • HistoryNet

    You Command Solution: Battle of Kohima, 1944

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #53, November 2012 issue. The November 2012 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game “Battle of Kohima, 1944.” This CDG placed readers in the role of...

  • HistoryNet

    You Command: Spanish Blue Division in Russia, 1943

    YOU command a regiment of Spanish volunteers fighting for Germany against a powerful Red Army attack. The German army did not fight alone against the Red Army on World War II’s vast Eastern Front. Fighting alongside the Wehrmacht were...

  • HistoryNet

    Interactive: Civil War Infantry Attack, 1863

    Choose the correct plan for a Union infantry company attacking Confederate defenders. You are Union Army Captain Samuel Marks, commander of Company C, 18th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Your unit, mainly composed of combat experienced...

  • HistoryNet

    War and Peace: 2013 and Beyond

    What readers must know about the global strategic situation. EDITOR’S NOTE: Author John Sutherland is a senior operations and intelligence analyst whose influential articles include the widely acclaimed “iGuerrilla: The New Model...

  • Reviews

    Wargame Review- Armchair General May 2013

    Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue is a turn-based operational-level game covering the German summer offensive in Russia in 1942. Players maneuver regiments across a vast hex field encompassing southern Russia from...

  • Reviews

    Game Buzz- Armchair General May 2013

    XCOM (xcom.com), which many believe is the best turn-based strategy game ever created, is made even better with the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developed by Firaxis (Sid Meier and company), the game features an elite organization...

  • HistoryNet

    You Command Solution: Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #54, January. The January 2013 issue of General Armchair ® presented the Combat Decision Game “Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863.” This CDG placed readers in the role of...