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31 - Hungarian Nightmare

31 - Hungarian Nightmare

Volume 8, Issue 3 (#31) Hungarian Nightmare

Hungarian Nightmare is a simulation of one of the most bitter city fights of the Second World War: Budapest. Designer Mark Stille (North Wind Rain, Imperial Sunset and Wintergewitter) brings us the very first game ever to focus entirely on the grim city fight.

Between 26 December 1944 to 12 February 1945, an encircled garrison of some 79,000 German and Hungarian combat troops defended Budapest against 177,000 Soviet troops assisted by a Rumanian corps (of doubtful quality).



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32 - Birth of a Legend

32 - Birth of a Legend

Volume 8, Issue 4 (#32) Birth of a Legend

The Seven Days Campaign, fought from June 26th to July 2nd, 1862, represented the Union's finest chance to put an early end to the great rebellion, and the Confederacy's best shot at "bagging" an entire Union Army.

Virtually unknown when appointed to command the month before, Gen. Robert E. Lee promptly renamed his force, "The Army of Northern Virginia" - defining a future theater of operations the present defenders of the swampy ground east of Richmond could scarcely imagine. Aggressive and imaginative by nature, Lee summoned virtually every spare unit the South could muster for that rarest of Southern advantages, numerical superiority...



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33 - Meatgrinder

33 - Meatgrinder

Volume 9, Issue 1 (#33) Meatgrinder

Two years after the last US troops left Vietnam, People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) General Van Tien Dung launched Operation 275, a "limited" offensive designed to set up an attack on the provincial capital of Pleiko.

Rapid collapse of South Vietnamese (ARVN) forces caused a change in plan, with PAVN forces quickly taking one city after another, pausing only before an attack on Saigon itself. Based on previous performance, when three full PAVN divisions, supported by tanks and ample artillery, attacked one depleted ARVN division at Xuan Loc, Dung expected a cake walk.

What he got was a Meatgrinder instead....



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34 - Right Fierce & Terrible

34 - Right Fierce & Terrible

Volume 9, Issue 2 (#34) Right Fierce & Terrible

Most people think of the 100 Years War as a battle over the geography and dynastic questions of who would rule which parts of France.

Known for its sieges, sackings, lots of misery, a few large battles like Crecy and Agincourt, and famous leaders like the Black Prince and Joan of Arc. But naval battles?



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35 - Boudicca: The Warrior Queen

35 - Boudicca: The Warrior Queen

Volume 9, Issue 3 (#35) Boudicca: The Warrior Queen

Boudicca: The Warrior Queen, in ATO #35, brings a complete upgrade to Richard Berg’s “Druid,” designed over 25 years ago. Great, colorful counters, an upgraded, more accurate map, and a new, card-driven mechanic that ensures great replay value. No two rebellions will be the same. Can you drive the Romans from Britain? Can you save London and do better than the Romans? The choices are yours.



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36 - Defeat into Victory

36 - Defeat into Victory

Volume 9, Issue 4 (#36) Defeat into Victory

Defeat into Victory is a game on the fighting for control of the Indian Frontier and Burma in 1944 and 1945. In early 1942, the Japanese overran the British colony following the capture of Malaya and the fall of the Singapore fortress in a campaign that took them to the Indian frontier. The theater became a backwater as events elsewhere in the world war took increasing attention and resources from both combatants.

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37 - For Bloody Honor

37 - For Bloody Honor

Volume 10, Issue 1 (#37) For Bloody Honor

When a special train departed Switzerland, as part of the German war effort to “plant” an exiled Vladimir Lenin back onto Russian soil fertile for revolution, the Germans never dreamed how much the world would change....



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38 - Guns of the Askari

38 - Guns of the Askari

Volume 10, Issue 2 (#38) Guns of the Askari

In March, 1919, a man on a black horse led 120 officers through Brandenburg Gate, wearing tattered tropical uniforms, on the only “victory” parade German troops would have after WWI. He was Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, who kept tens of thousands of Commonwealth troops chasing him around East Africa instead of helping out on the Western Front....



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