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Articles by Sean Stevenson

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Books and Movies

Worthy Fights – Book Review

Worthy Fights – Book Review

Leon Panetta’s “Worthy Fights” covers a broad spectrum, including how government operates, complexities of modern international relations and Pentagon planning, and insider information on the war against terrorism.

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Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Last Battle – Book Review

“The Last Battle” tells the true story of a group of French political prisoners, some American tankers with a single tank, two Austrian resistance fighters, an SS colonel, and a Werhmacht unit fighting together to stave off repeated SS assaults.

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Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Books and Movies

Civil War Pittsburgh – Book Review

In ‘Civil War Pittsburgh’ author Len Barcousky weaves selected articles from the city’s Civil War-era newspapers to let readers see the course of the war through the eyes of the people in a single Northern city, one that was a major weapons manufacturer for the Union cause.

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Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Boardgames

Fortress America – Boardgame Review

The boardgame ‘Fortress America’ is back, with most of what made it a classic still intact, plus some new rules and playing pieces. Instead of an all-night marathon, the game is now a 10-turn sprint to control cities.

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Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in Books and Movies

Desperate Sons – Book Review

‘Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock and the Secret band of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War’ examines the rise and activities of the Sons Of Liberty and much more besides.

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Posted on Oct 5, 2012 in Boardgames

Red Winter – Boardgame Review

The boardgame ‘Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland, December 8-12, 1939′ is unusual in that it is a tactical-level game about the Russo-Finnish War. It’s a refreshing change from the tank-charge tactics of other WWII games.

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Posted on Aug 8, 2012 in Boardgames

Amateurs to Arms! – Boardgame Review

‘Amateurs To Arms!’ is a card-play game that is also a solid simulation of the strategic military, economic, and political factors of the War of 1812. Over 100 event cards give it fantastic replay value.

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Posted on Mar 16, 2011 in Boardgames

Germantown – Boardgame Review

Germantown: Washington Strikes back is a boardgame of the battle that that led French to give serious consideration an alliance with the American colonists in their rebellion against Great Britain.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2011 in Boardgames

Coral Sea – Boardgame Review

Coral Sea debuted Avalanche Press’ new Second World War at Sea gaming system. Overall it is a good introductory wargame, but suffers from overly complicated combat rules.

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Posted on Aug 6, 2010 in Boardgames

August 1914 – Boardgame Review

This reviewer found the August 1914 boardgame from Avalanche Press to be a solid entry in the World War I game field, reflecting the more mobile small-unit tactics of the opening months of the war in the East.

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