The Wargamer

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Games Research Project, 1st Sortie

EDITORIAL posted on 21 SEP 2006 by Brant Guillory

Brant Guillory reports his first impressions and initial findings from the Hobby Gamer Survey, an academic foray into the world of gaming.

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On Board #8

EDITORIAL posted on 26 AUG 2006 by Scott Parrino

Find out why The Wargamer’s Pete Gade thinks that publishers are "Just saying no!" to the true gateway wargame.

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Line of Departure

EDITORIAL posted on 17 AUG 2006 by Scott Parrino

The Line of Departure site hosted by The Wargamer has been updated for the 54th time, offering a detailed reviews of two magazine-published games, Cactus Throne (Against the Odds) and Valley of Tears (Armchair General).

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Campaign Wagram: The Pewter Perspective

EDITORIAL posted on 9 AUG 2006 by Scott Parrino

Fusing computer code calculations with a miniature wargame interface must seem like a match made in wargamers’ heaven, but what does the toy soldier wing of the hobby really think?

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On Board #7

EDITORIAL posted on 17 JUN 2006 by Scott Parrino

Play your board games again—online. The Wargamer’s Pete Gade gets you started on VASSAL, a free service that will change the way you game.

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When Gaming Meets History #25: The Last Big Push

EDITORIAL posted on 14 MAY 2006 by Scott Parrino

Wild Bill shares his historical insight on the final days of the Second World War and the "Allies' dilemma" in this latest edition of When Gaming Meets History.

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In My House: A New Age in Wargaming

EDITORIAL posted on 6 MAY 2006 by Scott Parrino

The man behind Lock 'N Load, Mark H. Walker, shares his thoughts on the future of consoles and wargaming in his editorial In My House: A New Age in Wargaming.

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Hobby Shops And Katrina: The Impact

EDITORIAL posted on 26 APR 2006 by Scott Parrino

New Orleans wargamer and shop owner Jeff Junker shares his experiences and insight on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on hobby shops in the region. Read on to find out what seven feet of water can do to a wargaming hobby shop.

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Xbox 360: Observations from a Wargamer

EDITORIAL posted on 10 APR 2006 by Scott Parrino

Sean Drummy shares his thoughts on Microsoft’s next generation gaming console: is the nature of this graphical processing beast to be just a next-gen video game console, or does Microsoft have much more in mind than just gaming?

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When Gaming Meets History #24: Team Hocker

EDITORIAL posted on 19 MAR 2006 by Scott Parrino

In his latest historical column, "Wild Bill" Wilder recounts the 1967 battle for An Thach, a key battle in the early stages of the Vietnam Conflict.

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The Wargamer's Readers' Choice Awards - 2005

EDITORIAL posted on 22 FEB 2006 by Scott Parrino

Did old-timers run away with the voting, or did the newcomers steal the show? How did your favorites fare? Find out with the results from The Wargamer's Readers' Choice Awards for the best in gaming from 2005.

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A Different Theory on the Japanese Surrender

EDITORIAL posted on 11 FEB 2006 by Brant Guillory

Was the Japanese surrender in the summer of 1945 a direct result of the atomic bomb, or perhaps a less obvious reason? Brant Guillory reports on an alternative theory as presented by Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa of UC-Santa Barbara.

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Readers' Choice 2005 Voting

EDITORIAL posted on 24 JAN 2006 by Scott Parrino

The Wargamer is proud to present our Readers' Choice Best of the Year 2005 voting, now open to tally your vote.

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Hearts of Iron II: Cheating, Modding, and Beyond

EDITORIAL posted on 11 JAN 2006 by Scott Parrino

Put on that modding hat and check your pride at the door. Sean Drummy is going to get down and dirty with Hearts of Iron II to show off some tricks, cheats, mods, and maybe give a tutorial or two for the hands-on sort of gamer like himself.

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When Gaming Meets History #23: Repulse at Milne Bay

EDITORIAL posted on 8 JAN 2006 by Scott Parrino

Following the American victory at Guadalcanal, Japan was seeking a chance to strike back. "Wild Bill" Wilder recounts the critical defense of Milne Bay in 1943 in this latest historical article.

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Desktop General #4: In the House of Heavy Metal

EDITORIAL posted on 24 DEC 2005 by Scott Parrino

This latest edition of the Desktop General, Bill Trotter journeys to The American Armor Foundation Museum to see a lot of tanks, models, and other cool stuff from the collection of one very lucky man.

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Raging Tiger - Battery, Counter-Battery

EDITORIAL posted on 23 DEC 2005 by Scott Parrino

Aaron McKenna and Jim Cobb go tet-a-tet in a debate over the merits of Raging Tiger, the modern warfare simulation from ProSim and Shrapnel Games.

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When Gaming Meets History #22: Lightning War!

EDITORIAL posted on 11 DEC 2005 by Scott Parrino

"Wild Bill" Wilder returns with his latest historical article, this time detailing the famed Blitzkrieg that tore apart Europe in 1939-1940.

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Veterans' Day 2005 Remembrance

EDITORIAL posted on 11 NOV 2005 by Scott Parrino

For The Wargamer's Lloyd Sabin, Veterans' Day is much more than the 11th day of the 11th month. Lloyd explains what this important holiday means to him.

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When Gaming Meets History #21: A Change of Tune

EDITORIAL posted on 1 OCT 2005 by Scott Parrino

In Wild Bill's latest edition of When Gaming Meets History, he looks at a pivotal battle that made the top brass rethink their position on armor in the jungles of Vietnam.

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