October Typhoon

In the early 1970s, a series of articles in Hobby Japan about miniatures wargaming in America made a splash among young Japanese people who were looking for something to do with their free time and money. Despite the disapproval of the older generation and a moral panic fed by the …

Anti-Submarine Warfare: A Review

Author: Rear Admiral J.R. Hill Year Published: 1984 Published by: Ian Allan Ltd. In the mid-1980s, UK-based publisher Ian Allan Ltd. noticed something was wrong. The market had become saturated with military books that featured photos and dry numbers about the latest equipment. Very few of these publications, however, addressed …

On The Way

Over the last several months, I’ve been extremely busy writing new material for Lock ‘n Load Publishing. Helmed by David Heath, LnLP is a wargame company that has been around for more than ten years. They are the license holders for the upcoming World at War ’85 series, which is …

MBT: The Gap

“The Gap” is scenario 3 from Jim Day’s popular MBT (second edition, GMT, 2015). The Soviet 8th Guards Army are pouring over the border into West Germany along with the rest of the Warsaw Pact. The 79th Guards Tank Division is given the honor of advancing first into the Fulda …

Berlin ’85 – The Setup

I’ve spent some time with Berlin ‘85 over the past couple of weeks now. I find it to be a bloody game with a peculiar agony awaiting both players who venture down its path. If you have already played the game, you will understand exactly what I mean. For those, …

Berlin ’85

For me, 2017 has been the year of the magazine game. Last month’s look at Nord Kapp from S&T Fall 1983 was a big hit. I thought it was an excellent game and it deserved a look back after all these years. I’ve been scooping up some other magazine games …