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Forbes: What If The A-Bomb Had Never Been Invented And America Invaded Japan In 1945?

Forbes: What If The A-Bomb Had Never Been Invented And America Invaded Japan In 1945?

Other August 7, 2020 0

Michael Peck: “In the summer of 1945, U.S. leaders expected one million American soldiers would soon be dead or wounded. Operation Downfall – the codename for the proposed amphibious invasion of Japan in 1945 – would

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The National Interest: NATO, Nukes & Nazis: The Craziest World War III Game Ever Made

The National Interest: NATO, Nukes & Nazis: The Craziest World War III Game Ever Made

Other December 7, 2016 0

BY Michael Peck December 5, 2016 “It’s 1990, and the Third Reich lives. Ever since World War II ended with a compromise peace between Germany and the Allies, the Cold War has been waged between

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GovTechWorks: How a Board Game Helps DoD Win Real Battles

GovTechWorks: How a Board Game Helps DoD Win Real Battles

Fred Manzo October 6, 2016 0

by Michael Peck | Oct 5, 2016  Computers continue to revolutionize modern warfare, not the least of when it comes to putting battle plans to the test. Devise the scenario, feed it into the

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Foreign Policy: Launch Your Own Gaza War

Foreign Policy: Launch Your Own Gaza War

Other March 4, 2016 0

BY MICHAEL PECK “Wargame designer Paul Rohrbaugh has just created a board game based on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. He is playtesting “A Reign of Missiles” to tweak the rules, and he wants your

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Foreign Policy: Storm the Beaches from your Living Room

Foreign Policy: Storm the Beaches from your Living Room

Other December 30, 2015 0

BY MICHAEL PECK: Six D-Day wargames that let you invade Normandy all over again. “D-Day isn’t just one of history’s epic battles. It is also a magnet for wargamers. The Normandy invasion has that

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Foreign Policy: Fortress America (3rd edition) Review

Foreign Policy: Fortress America (3rd edition) Review

Other December 29, 2015 0

 By Michael Peck Playing the new Cold War board game is a trip back to the 1980s. So why is the theme of an America being invaded still so popular? “Chinese marines storm San

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DefenseNews: Game Review – When Real Wargamers Design Wargames

DefenseNews: Game Review – When Real Wargamers Design Wargames

Other December 25, 2015 0

By Michael Peck: “It is a strange fact that nowadays most people who design wargames have never been in the military (for that matter, neither are the politicians who fight wars). So I was

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War Is Boring: It’s Kamikazes Versus U.S. Destroyers in This Brutal War Game

War Is Boring: It’s Kamikazes Versus U.S. Destroyers in This Brutal War Game

Other December 12, 2015 0

By Michael Peck: “From all around the compass, the Japanese suicide planes descend on your U.S. Navy destroyer. On the port bow, a Zero fighter skims the waves. From astern, a Betty bomber plunges

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DefenseNews: Return to the 38th Parallel – Next War: Korea

DefenseNews: Return to the 38th Parallel – Next War: Korea

Fred Manzo April 25, 2015 0

By Michael Peck:  Massive Conventional Conflict Plays Out in ‘Next War: Korea’ The thought of war erupting on the Korean Peninsula is scary enough. But what’s really frightening is that no one can be

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Forbes: ‘World War Z’: The Board Game

Forbes: ‘World War Z’: The Board Game

Other April 2, 2015 0

By Michael Peck: As relentless and inevitable as a zombie horde, it is no surprise that World War Z has spawned an official board game. Called “World War Z: The Game”, it tasks two

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