The Manchu conquest of Ming China, in which a much smaller, younger state managed to overthrow the greatest empire in the world, is one of those episodes in history that seems tailor-made for a grand strategy game. After recent versions … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2014
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a very happy New Year. Matchsticks for my Eyes will return shortly with a year-end wrap. Now, go enjoy the occasion!
I thought I’d cracked it. Over and over again, I attempted one of the greatest challenges in Crusader Kings II – play a Zoroastrian and restore the Persian Empire. Over and over again, I fell prey to larger, stronger neighbours. … Continue reading
This week’s song is another one of my favourites from Fallout: New Vegas. Enjoy!
Xenonauts is a generally inspired homage to the Gollop Brothers’ X-COM, let down by repetitive ground combat. After six or seven hours back in September, I loaded up Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Within… and since then, I’ve haven’t looked back. Comparing … Continue reading