Wargames

Axis Empires TK DS Expansion Schiffskrieg Pre-order

China Incident Scenario setup: Axis Empires Dai senso boardgame

Axis Empires TK DS Expansion Schiffskrieg Pre-order     According to the Decision Games website, the expansion for the Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg and Dai Senso is near. The expansion includes TK & DS upgrades, Random based engine to explore new possibles avenues in WW2 called Dice of Decision II and the Schiffskrieg module, which offers a […]

PACRIM Black Day of the German Army Wargame

Canadian troops shelter in a ditch along the Arras-Cambrai road.

PACRIM Black Day of the German Army Wargame     Smallish game of the Entente’s Aug 1918 offensive which massed 500 tanks and fresh forces against the German’s Amiens salient, giving the allies a true break thru. U.Blennemann’95 Background:  The German General Erich Ludendorff described the first day of Amiens as the “Schwarzer Tag des […]

PACRIM: Summer of 1863 Board Game

L. Prang & Co. print of the painting "Hancock at Gettysburg" by Thure de Thulstrup, showing Pickett's Charge. Restoration by Adam Cuerden.

PACRIM Summer of 1863 Wargame     Key features: Strategic level board game using a point-point map depict the one-month period that the battle of Gettysburg was the capstone of. Game provides the economic & political drivers that lead to the campaign and allow players to take it from there from early June to early […]

PACRIM: Lee Invades the North Wargame

General Robert E. Lee mounted on Traveller, his famous "war horse".

PACRIM: Lee Invades the North Wargame     Key Features: Magazine board game of RE Lee’s two offensives into Union territory, 1862 & 1863 Strategic level with an emphasis on command control & planning Second of the four issues of Counter Attack magazine Magazine and game. Strategic scale coverage of the Confederate offensives in the […]

PACRIM Drive on Frankfurt wargame

Drive on Frankfurst counters sample

Counterattack Magazine Nr. 1 including Drive on Frankfurt Board Game     Key Features   Magazine and game. Good game of a Soviet drive on Frankfurt via Fulda Gap shortly after the outbreak of World War 3 in Europe. Similar to Next War, game envisions a very fluid, non-linear battlefield in which air & ground […]

PACRIM Pacific Rim Publishing Wargames Review

Game of the near-impossible retreat of US marines from Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, Nov.1950

PACRIM Pacific Rim Publishing Wargames Review     There are many historical companies dedicated to publish board games on conflict simulations. One of them is Pacific Rim Publishing, which has been devoted to wargames since 1987. One interesting aspect of games published an designed by PacRim Publishing  is that they focus on conflicts which have […]

World of Tanks Model Kits

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World of Tanks and model kits   A multiplayer online game developed by Belarusian-Cypriot company Wargaming, called World of Tanks, has become very popular recently. In this game you can choose historical tanks that participated in the WW2. It is built upon a freemium business model where the game is free-to-play, but participants also have the […]

The Great East Asian War: a new Wargame

The Great East Asian War

A new boardgame on The Great East Asian War  大東亜戦争   I have recently acquired a Japanese wargame entitled “The Great East Asian War”. The system of the game is a kind of hybrid between Paths of Glory and Empire of the Sun. In particular, the cards resemble the concepts introduced by the EoTS.   […]

Grogheads Readers Award Winners

Empire of the sun_2nd edition boardgame wargame

The prestigious website and gamers community GrogHeads has released the readers choice awards for the overall 2015 in both Digital game and tabletop games categories. There are some awards I would like to focus on more detail. The first is the GrogHeads Readers’ Choice Overall 2015 Digital Game of the Year. The selected game is Decisive Campaigns […]