The Wargamer

29 May 2017

Prodigals - A Vietnam Story

BOOK REVIEW posted on 22 JUN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson delves into Richard Taylor's Prodigals - A Vietnam Story, his perspective of the war while an officer from being an advisor and his two tours, all while managing his career and family.

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Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 23 FEB 2011 by COL Bill Gray

Colonel Bill heads into cybertronic hyperspace to find a cure for his galactic inner self, and returns not only well nourished and renewed, but damned impressed as well.

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Battle Lab - Logistics In Gaming

EDITORIAL posted on 23 SEP 2009 by Scott Parrino

You may have heard of Snakes on a Plane? Well, try snakes in a maze - that's how logistics in gaming is described.

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The Pied Piper of Saipan - Movie Reviews

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 15 JUL 2008 by Scott Parrino

Dr. Jim Cobb takes a look at two movies portraying the amazing feat of Guy Gabaldon, who convinced over 1500 Japanese soldiers to surrender on Saipan.

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Virtual Battlespace Simulations 1

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 7 DEC 2006 by Craig Handler

An Operation Flashpoint full conversion that costs $980? Thankfully, that's peanuts for the military as they've been enthusiastically using VBS1, or Virtual Battlespace Simulations 1, to train their soldiers for the next frontier of combat. Read on to find Craig Handler's impressions of this "three-dimensional training system."

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When Gaming Meets History #26: Just Holding On!

EDITORIAL posted on 23 SEP 2006 by Scott Parrino

In this edition of When Gaming Meets History, Wild Bill recounts the "tragedy turned triumph" in General Matthew Ridgeway's first battle with communist forces during the Korean War.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Luftwaffe Field Divisions

HISTORICAL ARTICLE posted on 21 SEP 2005 by Scott Parrino

The idea of turning technical Luftwaffe personnel into rifle-carrying infantrymen was one of many disasters perpetrated by the German High Command during World War II. Michael Eckenfels provides an in-depth article on the history of the Luftwaffe Field Divisions.

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When Gaming Meets History #20: Gulf War I

EDITORIAL posted on 6 AUG 2005 by Scott Parrino

During the First Gulf War, the Iraqis' nickname for the Marines was "Angels of Death". Wild Bill Wilder recounts one of the incidents in the war that gives credence to such a title.

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Bill Trotter on the American Civil War

INTERVIEW posted on 30 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino

John Walsh speaks at length with famed author and wargame expert Bill Trotter on his series of Civil War epics.

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When Gaming Meets History #19: Danger in All Directions

EDITORIAL posted on 16 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino

In his latest historical article, "Wild Bill" Wilder recounts a dire situation of the German Army during the critical winter days of early 1942 in Russia.

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When Gaming Meets History #17: A Collision Course

EDITORIAL posted on 16 APR 2005 by Scott Parrino

The Place: the Ia Drang valley in Vietnam. The Men: General William Charles Westmoreland and General Vo Nguyen Giap. "Wild Bill" Wilder explores their complex personal battle at the outset of the Vietnam Conflict.

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German Armies 1870-71, Volumes 1 & 2

BOOK REVIEW posted on 31 MAR 2005 by Scott Parrino

Colonel Bill reviews a two volume set on the last war where pageantry as well as weapons ruled the battlefields of Europe.

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Politics by Other Means #3

EDITORIAL posted on 12 MAR 2005 by Scott Parrino

In his latest column, Christopher Budd explores the political ramifications of Napoleon's conquests and failures. Learn just how Napoleon and the European Union are closely linked.

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Gaming Meets History #15: Watchword Freedom, Part 2

EDITORIAL posted on 19 FEB 2005 by Scott Parrino

Wild Bill Wilder chronicles the end of the Wehrmacht in the Eastern Front. This is the second in a two part series.

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