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Posted on Apr 25, 2009 in Boardgames

CDG 32 Marines at Tarawa

Brief analysis of the U.S. Marine invasion of Tarawa in 194e, exploring options and summarizing critical points to consider in any naval landing operations.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2008 in Boardgames

Wings of War Series – Boardgame Review

A review of all three games in the Wings of War series - Famous Aces, Watch Your Back, and Burning Drachens. These fast-playing, easy-to-learn games use cards, have board-game-like mechanics, and play like miniatures games.

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Posted on Dec 5, 2008 in Boardgames

The Battle of Monmouth – Boardgame Review

This review of The Battle of Monmouth from Clash of Arms Games finds it to be an advanced-level board wargame that plays like a good set of miniatures rules, and it says players who look for depth and historical accuracy won't find a better game.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008 in Boardgames

Winds of Plunder – Boardgame Review

A review of the pirate-themed Winds of Plunder Euro-style board game reports that it is entertaining and fast-moving, with little downtime for players, but that success comes from visiting ports rather than raiding treasure ships at sea.

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Posted on Oct 29, 2008 in Boardgames

The Drive on Metz – Boardgame Review

This review of The Drive On Metz wargame finds it excellent for introducing new players to the hobby, with high solitaire suitability. Designed by James F. Dunnigan as a primer on strategic wargames, it originally appeared in his Wargames Handbook.

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Posted on Sep 2, 2008 in Boardgames

Army of Ireland – Boardgame Review

Army of Ireland is a boardgame based on the 1866 invasion of Canada by Irish veterans of the American Civil War. Suitable for one to four players, it is a quick-playing simulation based on an often-overlooked historical action.

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