The Wargamer

23 July 2017

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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Air Assault 101

DEVELOPER FEATURE posted on 7 NOV 2006 by Scott Parrino

"Air Assault Task Force can be unforgiving to the beginning player (or the advanced player, for that matter). Donít feel bad. U.S. Army officers train their whole life to fight wars and still get their butts kicked by the OPFOR at places like the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk , Louisiana . Fighting wars is hard stuff..."

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Steel Beasts Professional Personal Edition

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 14 JUN 2006 by Scott Parrino

$150 for a game? Well, it's not quite a game. It's not even a typical simulation in some respects. Jim Cobb takes a detailed look at eSim's Steel Beasts Professional Personal Edition and wonders who should buy it.

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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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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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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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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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When Gaming Meets History #16: A River of Blood

EDITORIAL posted on 5 MAR 2005 by Scott Parrino

The historic battle for Guadalcanal is recounted by The Wargamer's "Wild Bill" Wilder.

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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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Gaming Meets History #14: Watchword Freedom, Part 1

EDITORIAL posted on 5 FEB 2005 by Scott Parrino

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

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When Gaming Meets History #13: The Battle for East Hill

EDITORIAL posted on 18 DEC 2004 by Scott Parrino

Wild Bill Wilder recounts the Korean War battle in which the Chinese Army broke the stalemate with a massive attack on the US Army 7th Division at Chosin in the winter of 1950.

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When Gaming Meets History #12: The End of Darby's Rangers

EDITORIAL posted on 20 NOV 2004 by Scott Parrino

"Wild" Bill Wilder recounts the historic, but ultimately tragic, beginnings the U.S. Army Rangers.

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Politics by Other Means #1

EDITORIAL posted on 13 NOV 2004 by Scott Parrino

In his inaugural column on politics and warfare, Christopher Budd analyzes the political situation surrounding the conquest of Gaul by the one and only Caius Iulius Caesar.

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When Gaming Meets History #11: Heroes of the Motherland

EDITORIAL posted on 30 OCT 2004 by Scott Parrino

In his latest historical, The Wargamer's Wild Bill Wilder recounts the battles of one of the earliest Soviet tank brigades in 1941.

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Showdown at Nghia Lo

EDITORIAL posted on 18 SEP 2004 by Scott Parrino

"Wild" Bill Wilder recounts the historic, but lesser known French-Indochina battle at Nghia Lo.

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The D-Day Companion

BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 JUL 2004 by Scott Parrino

"...contains thirteen essays concerning the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 written by twelve well known British and American historians."

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When Gaming Meets History #9: The Inspiration of the Eagles

EDITORIAL posted on 4 JUL 2004 by Scott Parrino

The Wargamer's historical guru "Wild" Bill Wilder returns from a long break with a comprehensive new historical article on the 101st Airborne's operations during World War II. This is Part 3 of 3.

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