Monthly Archives: May 2013

Be part of my Europa Universalis IV / Paradox Dev’t Studio Q&A!

Hi, everyone! I’m very happy to say that the folks at Paradox have agreed to an email interview about the forthcoming Europa Universalis IV, so if there’s anything you’d like to ask them, please chime in. At this stage, I … Continue reading

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Suikoden Tactics: a reunion with an old friend

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Suikoden Tactics

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Suikoden Tactics   Oops.   When I made my last move, I thought I’d seized an opening. The pirate had his back turned; and when I saw I could take … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Dream of Albion” (Medieval: Total War II), composed by Jeff van Dyck

This week’s song is the haunting, beautiful title theme of the Britannia campaign, from the Kingdoms expansion for Medieval: Total War II. As with “Uncle Samurai” from Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, this is one case where Jeff van … Continue reading

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Wargame: AirLand Battle: right troops, right place, right time

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon    My last attack failed. This one, I promise myself, won’t.   I’m playing a NATO vs NATO mirror match, one of the options available … Continue reading

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StarDrive: First impressions

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series StarDrive  I’m five hours (per Steam) and three abortive practice games into StarDrive, a new PC space strategy title from one-man studio Zer0 Sum Games. So far, I can perhaps … Continue reading

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Quick impressions: Talisman: Prologue

  Talisman: Prologue is a recently released Android/iOS adaptation of an old board game (which I have not played), Games Workshop’s Talisman. TP is a solitaire game in which the player controls a single high fantasy adventurer (a warrior, troll, … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Hymn to Red October” (The Hunt for Red October), composed by Basil Poledouris

With Wargame: AirLand Battle bringing the Cold War to virtual life, I can think of no better choice for this week than Basil Poledouris’ theme to The Hunt for Red October. It’s a powerful, Russian-language choral piece, well suited to the movie’s … Continue reading

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Wargame: AirLand Battle: opening a box of virtual chocolates

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon  Wargame: AirLand Battle is the upcoming sequel to Wargame: European Escalation, a Cold War-themed fusion of two genres: the RTS and the beer-and-pretzels wargame. EE … Continue reading

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