The Wargamer

24 July 2017

Podcast with The Bitstreamers

INTERVIEW posted on 4 FEB 2014 by Jean Marciniak

Jean Marciniak talks to Marc Van Kasteren from The Bitstreamers about their games and plans for the future


The Seven Years War

HISTORICAL ARTICLE posted on 18 JUN 2009 by Scott Parrino

Called (perhaps rightly) the first "world war", the Seven Years War spanned the globe and saw such dramatic changes as England taking control of Florida and Prussia demonstrating its much feared reputation of iron discipline. Read more in this historical overview of the war.


American Conquest

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 28 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino

"American Conquest is a significant step in the maturation of RTS games. Its play now balances resource management, town development, and combat into a fine historical balance."


Soldier Kings: The Seven Years' War

BOARD GAME REVIEW posted on 25 SEP 2002 by Scott Parrino

"Soldier Kings: The Seven Years War is a great new board game from Avalanche Press. In many ways, Soldier Kings reminds one of a simplified, strategic level simulation of the classic board game of the Napoleonic era, Empire in Arms; with a comparison like that the game must be good!"


Interview with BoKu Strategy Games' David Erickson

INTERVIEW posted on 6 MAR 2001 by Scott Parrino

With the announcement of two new games, BoKu Strategy Games' David Erickson is a busy man these days. We would like to thank Mr. Erickson and Richard Arnesen of Shrapnel Games for taking a few minutes to answer some questions regarding these upcoming projects. Fans of 18th Century warfare, rejoice!


Horse & Musket

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 10 MAY 2000 by Scott Parrino

Designer David Erickson states that his goal for Horse & Musket is to "recreate the 18th Century battlefield in an authentic and enjoyable manner." A follow-on game to Dragoon (Boku Strategy Games /, Horse & Musket enables the gamer to try his or her hand as a commander in five wars of the century in question. This game offers twenty-one separate battle scenarios from: The Great Northern War, The War of the Spanish Succession, The War of the Austrian Succession, The Seven Years' War, and the American Revolution.


Interview with BoKu Strategy Games

INTERVIEW posted on 23 JAN 2000 by Scott Parrino

Recently, Dave Erickson and Mike Cooney graciously took some time to answer a few questions concerning Bokuís newest design, Horse and Musket, and on the state of PC wargaming.