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What Was Wrong With “Our Bloody Ships”? – An Analysis

What Was Wrong With “Our Bloody Ships”? – An Analysis

Paul Comben June 23, 2014 0

by Paul Comben An analysis of the British Battle Cruisers at Jutland It is common for historians seeking to explain the failures and frustrations surrounding the conduct of the British fleet at Jutland to

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Obscure Battles: Leuthen 1757

Obscure Battles: Leuthen 1757

Other June 9, 2014 0

By Jeff Berry Leuthen 1757 Seven Years War December 5, 1757 Prussians under Frederick II, approximately 39,000 and 125 guns Austro-Imperial Forces under Prince Charles of Lorraine, approximately 55,000 and 202 guns Weather: Cold and clear after a

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What Happened to the Hood? An Analysis  (Part 1)

What Happened to the Hood? An Analysis (Part 1)

Paul Comben April 23, 2014 6

By Paul Comben On 26th May 1941, just two days after the loss of HMS Hood, Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Chatfield, had a letter published in The Times. Pulling no punches whatsoever, Chatfield

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Counter Commands – Administration and Leadership on the Wargame Map – An Analysis

Counter Commands – Administration and Leadership on the Wargame Map – An Analysis

Paul Comben April 23, 2014 0

By Paul Comben Counter Commands Administration and Leadership on the Wargame Map “Now You Are In Command!” That was the proud boast on the boxes of the very first Avalon Hill wargames I owned

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Habitual History and the High Ground – An Analysis

Habitual History and the High Ground – An Analysis

Paul Comben April 23, 2014 0

Habitual History and the High Ground By Paul Comben I first visited Senlac Hill, by long tradition the accepted site of the battle of Hastings, more than thirty years ago. I went there because

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The Art of Card Driven Game Design – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

The Art of Card Driven Game Design – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

Harvey Mossman March 23, 2014 0

By Gary Andrews, Harvey Mossman and Fred Manzo OR Why Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage is the best Card Driven Game (CDG) ever published   The cards in a CDG wargame are typically used to move armies,  

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