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    Rating: Twilight Struggle is a board game designed by Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, and published by GMT Games in 2005. It’s a 2-player strategy game, taking place during the Cold War 1945 – 1989. One player takes the role of the USSR, whilst the other plays the USA. The game is a classic card-driven strategy game, where each card can be used in several different ways. The cards depict different historical events that occurred during the Cold War, and more cards are added to the [...]
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    Review: Congo

    December 22, 2016 // 3 Comments

    Rating: There are some of us (maybe more than are willing to admit) that remember issue #132 of Wargames Illustrated, which gave us a set of ‘Darkest Africa’ skirmish rules from the pen of Chris Peers, along with an accompanying set of figures from Wargames Foundry, and skirmish games in the African bush were the ‘in thing’ …. …which probably simply goes to show that all things are cyclical, and any ‘non-mainstream’ wargaming period will once [...]
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    Rating: Rick Priestly and John Lambshead are both authors of some note when it comes to wargames rules, so a title about designing tabletop wargames from these gentlemen should be something to at least sit up and take notice of. Having read it, I am left wishing for what might have been. The book is broken down essentially into three parts. The first four chapters (By Way of Introduction, A Question of Scale, A Language of Design, Alea Iacta Est) deal with wargames rules design. The next [...]
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    Rating: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game was originally released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2011, and upon release very quickly became one of my favourite games. I and my son Josh are big Lord of the Rings fans, and so we played this game a lot over the next couple of years. Then with one thing and another, we didn’t play for a while, and then the game got packed away, and hasn’t seen the light of day, as it turns out for several years. (Lets be honest here. I have a lot of [...]
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    Review – Mortem Et Gloriam

    October 24, 2016 // 7 Comments

    Rating: Mortem et Gloriam is a new set of Ancients mass battle rules, written by Simon Hall, who was previously a co-author of the Field of Glory rules, which were published by Osprey Publishing. The first thing of note about these rules is that they are not presented in a traditional bound rulebook, but rather in a box which contains all the rules in a 4-ring binder, along with a deck of custom cards and a pack of custom dice – pretty much all you need to play the game. You will need some [...]
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On the painting table – 24th January 2017

by Neil Shuck in Painting & Modelling

It’s the end of the first week of the 30-minute-a-day painting challenge that I set myself, so time to check on my progress. At the start of last week, my painting [...]

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