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Ney and Twice Ney!

Ney and Twice Ney!

Paul Comben March 16, 2015 11

By Paul Comben Grand Tactical Interpretations of Quatre Bras Part I It was not long after the ordeal of Waterloo that Wellington’s diminished but triumphant Anglo-Dutch army returned to the site of its first

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Facing Serious Charges?

Facing Serious Charges?

Paul Comben February 4, 2015 6

By Paul Comben Medieval Cavalry in Board Wargames According to more texts than I would care to count up, the Battle of Hastings lasted from the morning of a mid-October day in 1066 to

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Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)   

Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)  

Paul Comben January 17, 2015 2

By Paul Comben To come straight to the point, whatever mainstream wargaming was doing between 1968 and 1976, it was not doing it with either of these two oddities. Then again, one abiding memory

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Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Paul Comben December 19, 2014 4

By Paul Comben The Battle of the Little Big Horn Review Designer: Eduardo Rojas Publisher: Waddingtons Games (1962) So who remembers this one? For no small amount of time I have told people that my first

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A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

Hermann Luttmann December 14, 2014 0

by Hermann Luttmann “The tragedy is that, obsessed with avoiding defeat, he was blind to a beckoning victory.” – David Ascoli, author of A Day of Battle, referring to French Marshal Francois Bazaine The Battle

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Take Me To Your Leaders!  Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Take Me To Your Leaders! Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Paul Comben November 17, 2014 3

By Paul Comben A few months ago I took at look at how military notions of command were (or were not) translated into board wargame  mechanisms. As a sort of follow-up to that, I

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Several Ways with Schlieffen (A Boardgaming Way Review)

Several Ways with Schlieffen (A Boardgaming Way Review)

Paul Comben September 19, 2014 9

By Paul Comben My Five Games of 1914 in France and Belgium This is certainly not a comprehensive list of 1914 titles, as I can think of at least three or four others; but

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1914 – Before the Leaves Fell (An Essay)

1914 – Before the Leaves Fell (An Essay)

Paul Comben September 13, 2014 2

By Paul Comben  An Evaluation of Initial German and French Strategy on the Western Front Like many a student of military history, I spent years believing in something called “The Schlieffen Plan.” It was

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The Other Forgotten War

The Other Forgotten War

Hermann Luttmann August 29, 2014 0

By Hermann Luttmann August 16th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Mars-la-Tour and August 18th the anniversary of the Battle of Gravelotte-St. Privat, both fought in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War. These two battles were

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What Happened to the Hood? (Part II) – An Analysis

What Happened to the Hood? (Part II) – An Analysis

Paul Comben July 31, 2014 2

By Paul Comben In the first part of this analysis, I looked at the events leading up  to those fateful  minutes in the Denmark Strait, and then at the  course of the battle itself. In

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