Monthly Archives:

August 2019

  • Games Reviews

    Review: Phobos Rising! Insurgency on Mars

    Otherwise history-centric Decision Games‘ new ‘Free Mars’ science fiction universe has two vanguard mini-games out; Ceres: Operation Stolen Base covering fleet actions in the belt, and today’s investigation in Phobos Rising! Insurgency on Mars.…

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    Review: Panzer Battles Normandy

    I’ve recently been reading a book chronicling the six month tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan conducted by Royal Marines Commandos in 06’. A term often used in the account is “advance into ambush”.…

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    Review: ArmA 3: Apex

    ArmA 3 is a gargantuan toybox for military connoisseurs, as much a platform for the creation of diverse scenarios – from survival sandboxes to duelling tanks – as a game itself. ArmA 3: Apex,…

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    Review: Civil War 1864

    1864 was a year of “good news/bad news” for the Union. Sherman provided the excellent news by capturing Atlanta and marching through Georgia. The dreary tidings came from the long casualty lists of Grant’s…

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    Review: Scourge of War: Quatre Bras

    Quatre Bras was one of Napoleon’s two incomplete victories two days before Waterloo. The other, Ligny, saw the French holding the field but allowing a significant portion of the Prussian army to retreat in…

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    Review: Sudden Strike 4

    The problem facing any developer setting out to make a real-time strategy game today, particularly one set in World War II, is how to distinguish their title from a pack that’s already chock-full of…

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    Review: Rise of Flight

    What would you get if you took the classic flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik, pumped it full of steroids, then turned back the clock a bit to 1914? You’d get the game Rise of Flight…

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    Review: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

    While the re-imagined 2003/4 TV show of Battlestar Galactica was more grounded in intrigue, politics and (in later series) pseudo-religious concepts, it always had its fair share of space battles. Budget and the specifics…