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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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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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Over Crowded Beaches – A Boardgaming Way Review of “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940”

Over Crowded Beaches – A Boardgaming Way Review of “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940”

Paul Comben September 17, 2014 1

By Paul Comben Of Little Ships, Long Queues and the Luftwaffe in… “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940” Designer: Hermann Luttmann and Paul Fish Publisher: White Dog Games According to some, this is where Hitler

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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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What Happened to the Hood? – The Replays

What Happened to the Hood? – The Replays

Paul Comben August 1, 2014 1

By Paul Comben A slight change of plans here, owing to issues of space. The two games being used are Jack Greene’s The Royal Navy and Gary Graber’s Battleship Captain. Both games have relatively simple movement

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

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

Paul Comben April 23, 2014 8

By Paul Comben [Note: this article uses material from hmshood.com (in particular, the first photo of Hood at sea in April 1941 and is used with the permission of the HMS Hood Association along

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