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41 - Circle of Fire

41 - Circle of Fire

Volume 11, Issue 1 (#41) Circle of Fire

A small town sitting astride an important crossroads, held by a very mixed bag of defenders in the middle of the worst winter in decades. Surrounded, greatly outnumbered, and subjected to almost constant attack. Bastogne? Not quite....



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42 - A Thunder Upon the Land

42 - A Thunder Upon the Land

Volume 11, Issue 2 (#42) A Thunder upon the Land

When war started, it resembled something Frederick the Great would face, a “everyone against one country” conflict that saw Russia joined by Denmark/Norway and a Saxon-Poland-Lithuania combination, with others joining later, all seeking to take advantage of Sweden's 18-year old Charles XII—who was perceived to be weak and inexperienced. Like Frederick, he would parry multiple invasions and survive. Unlike Frederick, he would launch a serious invasion deep into Russia….



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43 - Islands of the Damned

43 - Islands of the Damned

Volume 11, Issue 3 (#43) Islands of the Damned

No two conflicts show the breath and scope of warfare in the Pacific than the battle for Wake Island and the Invasion of Peleliu. Both campaigns tell a very similar story about the high price of hubris and the quality of courage.

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44 - Vercingetorix

44 - Vercingetorix

Volume 11, Issue 4 (#44) Vercingetorix: The Twilight of the Gauls

There once was a Gaul who bore the title Vercingetorix ("supreme warlord"), and he bore the title so well that people today think of it as his name (which we do not know).

But then, no Gaul ever bore the title again....



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45 - Red Dragon, Blue Dragon

45 - Red Dragon, Blue Dragon

Ever hear about the largest and most decisive battle of the Chinese Civil War? The one where the Mao's Reds broke the back of Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalists, leading to Communist rule of the Chinese mainland. It was like Gettysburg....



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46 - No Middle Ground

46 - No Middle Ground

“I was wrong on everything. We shall have to withdraw on the Golan Heights...and hold on to the last bullet.”

-- Moshe Dayan, 1700 hours, Oct. 7, 1973

Most wargames come to us with a comfortable distance in time, covering events that happened long ago. We can explore the details in history books and commemorate the decades or even centuries that have passed since "the end of the war".

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47 - Arctic Disaster

47 - Arctic Disaster

"One of the most melancholy naval episodes in the whole of the war."

-- Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

Arctic Disaster is a simulation of one of the most bitter naval convoy runs of the Second World War: PQ-17. Designer Mark Stille (North Wind Rain, Imperial Sunset, Hungarian Nightmare and Wintergewitter) brings us his fresh insights on why even today this grim naval battle fight continues to raise unanswered questions on the command and responsibility of both sides.

48 - Apocalypse in the East

48 - Apocalypse in the East

From the highlands of Armenia to the shores of Crete, the elite Syrian army and navy prepares to overwhelm the last stronghold of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople.

For the frightened citizens of Constantinople, it was the Apocalypse, THEN...!



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