The Wargamer

24 July 2017

Forza Italia! A Late Game Pride of Nations AAR

AFTER ACTION REPORT posted on 4 OCT 2013 by Roger Cook

Roger Cook gives us an account of a Pride of Nations game featuring a war between Italy and Great Britain


Revolution Under Siege

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 16 NOV 2010 by James Cobb

Amazingly, one of the defining moments in the twentieth century has gone virtually unnoticed by the gaming industry. The Russian Revolution and Civil War has only been touched on in scenarios for games like The Operational Art of War. This glaring omission is about to be corrected by AGEOD and SEP REDS with their Revolution under Siege...


Victoria: Revolutions

INTERVIEW posted on 4 AUG 2006 by Scott Parrino

At just $9.99, Paradox's adventurous launch of an expansion pack through a single, online channel will be a notable event in the company's history. The Wargamer's Chris Abele spoke to Johann Anderson to mark the game's completion.


E3 2006: Sid Meier's Railroads!

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 31 MAY 2006 by Scott Parrino

Choo-choo! Sid Meier is returning to an old haunt with this remake of the popular management/strategy/simulation game about locomotives. Bill Trotter conducts this new preview.


Empire Earth II

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 14 MAR 2005 by Scott Parrino

Guiding a civilization from the stone age to the space age and conquering the world to boot can make for a nice way to spend an afternoon. Kyle Stegerwald spends some time with a beta version of Empire Earth II and shares his impressions.


Great White Fleet

BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 10 JUN 2004 by Scott Parrino

"Great White Fleet is a companion scenario book to the Great War at Sea operational and tactical naval board game series."


Railroad Tycoon 3

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 26 DEC 2003 by Scott Parrino

Mike Dorn spends time with this latest 19th century railroad management sim and reports back on his findings.


Victoria: Empire Under the Sun

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 16 DEC 2003 by Scott Parrino

"Victoria: Empire under the Sun fills the gap in a way that underlines the strengths and weaknesses of Paradox's engine."


Cossacks: Back to War

INTERVIEW posted on 30 SEP 2002 by Scott Parrino

"Lloyd Sabin had the opportunity to speak with Mario "Mayo" Gerhold, Producer of the Cossacks: Back to War game. In the following interview, Mario offers details on the game, the reasoning behind a second expansion pack, new units, new multiplayer options and a variety of other questions."


War! Age of Imperialism

BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 29 MAY 2002 by Scott Parrino

WAR! Age of Imperialism is a challenging game of world conquest with rules appropriate for the new gamer taking a first step or the experienced grongard looking for another challenge, all played upon beautifully apportioned gameboard with detailed plastic pieces.


Empire Earth

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 25 MAR 2002 by Scott Parrino

While it may overwhelm casual RTS players, those who are willing to deal with the extra complexity will probably find a rewarding experience.


Europa Universalis II

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 6 FEB 2002 by Scott Parrino

Don't hate it for being great in spite of what are mostly cosmetic and game balance tweaks in this sterling sequel. If you're craving a truly deft, authentic historical strategy game, this version of Paradox's magnum opus is the one to own.


Civilization III

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 11 JAN 2002 by Scott Parrino

Civilization III remains one of the best strategy titles currently released, but at times it falls short of becoming a wholly addicting gaming experience.


Trade Empires Review

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 15 NOV 2001 by Scott Parrino

"Rather than focus on a single epoch in human history, Frog City has encompassed nearly all of it in their new game, Trade Empires." Jeff Vitous explores this new trading sim from Frog City Software.


Rails Across America Review

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 9 NOV 2001 by Scott Parrino

"Rails Across American features a streamlined, strategic approach to railroad management, without omitting all the nitty-gritty details that many gamers enjoy." Mike Russo examines this latest genre title from Flying Lab Software and Strategy First.


War! Age of Imperialism

BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 26 OCT 2001 by Scott Parrino

War! Age of Imperialism can be setup and taught in minutes. The map board is exquisitely illustrated and seamlessly mounted, and the plastic units and game pieces are rich in detail. The method of setup and the location of natives and resources ensure each game will have a unique flavor. At once, the game recalls not only Risk but games such as Civilization and Diplomacy as well. War! Age of Imperialism is absolutely ideal for groups of casual or serious gamers, and will even make for a thoughtful family game.


Trade Empires

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 27 AUG 2001 by Scott Parrino

Trade Empires will provide challenging play over many historical periods. The superb 2D game graphics change according to the era and location. A demo (85 MB) is currently available that includes a tutorial and the Shang Dynasty scenario. In the meantime, we can look forward to fun this Fall (approximately September 17) with Phoenicians.


Campaign Eckmuhl

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 14 AUG 2001 by Scott Parrino

Campaign Eckmuhl ideally recreates Napoleonic warfare and allows gamers to experience an under-analyzed and unique phase in the war between France and Austria in 1809. In addition, Campaign Eckmuhl features extensive editors giving gamers the power to adjust every parameter and modify the action to reflect their interpretation of Napoleonic warfare or explore hypothetical situations. It is a truly flexible game that can be enjoyed by anyone interested in the warfare of this period.


History of the World

BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 8 JUL 2001 by Scott Parrino

Six hundred toy soldiers. That is what the buyer will find in Hasbro-Avalon Hill's newest version of the classic History of the World boardgame. For those who have never played any previous versions of the game before, this will be a wonderful treat. People who have older versions of the game will find the Hasbro-Avalon Hill product to be a cleaner, smoother, more fluid game that, while not necessarily better than the previous version, is definitely an enjoyable and valuable variant that breathes new life and new strategies into a much-played favorite.


Cossacks: European Wars

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 14 JUN 2001 by Scott Parrino

Cossacks has some drawbacks, but overall it is a fine product, a good addition to the genre, and, most important, a game that is soundly based in history and which can educate and entertain at the same time.