I know we are a bit late to the party, as the Sector Imperialis Large Base Detail Kit was released a couple of months ago along with the Sector Imperialis base sets. However I just got my hands on the set and wanted to share my opinion on its contents …
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In our Paperback review, we take a look at the cooperative mode of a deck building word game from the designer of Burgle Bros.
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If you are a long-lasting Space Marine collector, you probably have a lot of models on 25mm bases laying around that you might want to adapt to 32mm bases, either for aesthetical or gameplay reasons. One solution is to remove the whole base and replace…
In our Freedom: The Underground Railroad review, we take a look at a very thematic cooperative game in which players take on the roles of abolitionists.
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Miesiąc temu przedstawiłem Wam wydawnictwo MrBLACK PUBLICATIONS. W najbliższym czasie będę stopniowo recenzował dla Was poszczególne książki. Rozpoczniemy od Scale Model Handbook 16 (Figure Modelling).
In our FUSE review, we take a look at a real-time cooperative game in which you have 10 minutes to defuse a bunch of bombs!
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In our Mistfall review, we go over the pros and cons of a cooperative adventure game from Polish designer Blazej Kubacki.
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The Eldar Sketchbook is a book filled with the original Eldar concept art by Jes Goodwin, available in limited quantities only on Games Workshop/Warhammer store birthdays. A must have for any Eldar aficionado. Last weekend I took a five hours drive to acquire mine, so let’s see if the book is worth it. More after the jump, including a comprehensive list of all the artworks included.
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Brad Butkovich and Historic Imagination have released another wonderful regimental wargaming scenario book – “Brave Hearts Trembled – Regimental Wargame Scenarios for the Battle of Antietam”. Brad’s scenario books work…
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In our Tiny Epic Defenders review, we take a look at a fantasy game that has players attempt to protect their kingdom from a horde of monsters!
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In our Legendary Encounters: Alien review, we take a look at a highly thematic cooperative game in which you play through all of the Alien movies!
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Twilight Struggle Overview Game Genre: Area Majority, Card-Driven Wargame Designer: Anand Gupta and Jason Matthews Publisher: GMT Games Number of
Dunkirk is one of those episodes of the war that most people know about but the details remain sketchy. I have visited the wartime tunnel complex under Dover Castle where Admiral Ramsay coordinated the evacuation and its quite evocative to stand at the railing where Churchill once stood looking out to sea and beyond to an army on the verge of annihilation. My hope was this book would bring to life the wider story and fill in some of the broader gaps in my knowledge. In part it was successful, but I found it a hard story to read.
My main criticism of Robert Jackson’s history of Dunkirk was that it is too detailed. For some readers this may be exactly what they enjoy but I found the overall narrative hard to follow. Many paragraphs seemed like endless lists of unit names and often the book read like a series of regimental war diaries. There are sections where this doesn’t happen, where the author takes a more strategic level analysis of events rather than focusing on tactical level details. The reality is that only the larger picture shows the evolving shape of events. Look too closely and it becomes a jumbled mass of marching soldiers, burning vehicles and everywhere, desperate refugees. On the ground the British and French armies were throwing together ad-hoc divisions to face rapidly changing threats. Trying to understand the tactical situation is like trying to nail down mist. The overall impression is one of utter chaos.
The truth of course is that amid the chaos staff officers were working harder than they ever had to maintain order, mount defences and marshal hundreds of thousands of soldiers towards a diminishing number of viable embarkation points. Even after reading his book it is hard to `comprehend the complexity of the situation and even harder to understand how so many soldiers were evacuated as the Germans closed in.
Despite my criticisms this is a good book and worthwhile reading if you are interested in this period of the war. This particular edition has a series of very good maps (albeit at the back of the book rather than amongst the text they relate to) and an excellent bibliography of further reading.
Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940
Author/s: Robert Jackson
Format: Paperback, 206 Pages
Publisher: Cassell 1976 (Reprinted 2002)
In our The Big Book of Madness review, we take a look at a deck building game in which you need to fight off monsters that are coming out of a magical book!
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In the past (1, 2, 3), in the pages of my blog, I’ve tried to present you printed publications related to our hobby. I don’t know if I convince you to read and purchases of these publications. Today, however, I wanted to present you the “Mr Black Publications“.
W przeszłości (1, 2, 3), na łamach mojego bloga, starałem się Wam zaprezentować drukowane wydawnictwa związane z naszym hobby. Nie wiem czy udało mi się nakłonić Was do lektury i zakupy tych wydawnictw. Dzisiaj chciał bym jednak zaprezentować Wam wydawnictwo “Mr Black Publications“.
In our Hanabi review, we take a look at an award-winning cooperative deduction game from the creator of Ghost Stories!
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Trwa XXII edycja Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego, ogłoszona na blogu Barak Varr, zaś motywem przewodnim jest Święty Graal.
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In our Flash Point: Fire Rescue review, we take a look at one of the only cooperative firefighting games in existence!
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Last Saturday I received my Kickstarter Pledge from Diehard Miniatures a new company by sculptor Tim Prow, with Sculptors Chaz Elliot and Drew Williams..all guys with long lists of sculpting credits with A list companies like Reaper, Ral Partha, Wargam…
Food Chain Magnate Overview Game Genre: Economic Simulation Designer: Jeroen Doumen, Joris Wiersinga Publisher: Splotter Spellen Number of Players: 2-5