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Review of Old School Tactical

When I think of “old school” wargames, I conjure up fond memories of playing Panzer Leader on a tiny table in a friend’s home when we were in junior high school. At the time this experience was entirely new to me, and the idea of moving beyond the toys in our Guns of Navarone playsets to an “adult” game of WWII warfare with hexes and units felt almost taboo, and therefore irresistible. Bleeding through the combat on the map board was a realism that couldn’t be denied. It was if the…

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Added by Scott Bogen on August 1, 2016 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Aspern-Essling 1890 and Battle of the Bulge

In the Warfare segment of the just-released episode 12 of The Board Game Show podcast, Kevin and I discuss Aspern-Essling 1890 and the classic Avalon Hill game, Battle of the Bulge, as well as iOS games, Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow from Shenandoah Studio.

Download or Stream the podcast, and thanks for listening!

Added by Scott Bogen on January 22, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Episode 10 Features Eisenbach Gap Deluxe: World at War

Episode 10 of The Board Game Show features an interview with Grid-Hammer designer, Leeron Webb. Scott Bogen reviews Kingdom Builder and explains how it can occasionally save face in nerdy conversations. Scott also shares his experience as a weapons officer in Space Cadets and gives us a brief first-impressions report of 1775: Rebellion. In our Warfare segment, Soviet tanks…

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Added by Scott Bogen on November 5, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board

In my just-released episode 9 of The Board Game Show podcast, I interview Blocks In The East designer, Emanuele Santandrea.

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Added by Scott Bogen on September 22, 2013 at 11:10am — 5 Comments

Unboxing B-29 Superfortress

In my just-released episode 7 of The Board Game Show podcast, I un-box B-29 Superfortress by Legion Wargames:

In the late 80’s I hovered over an imaginary bomber crew and conducted make-believe, yet mostly historical missions over WWII Germany. My heart raced as ME 109s and FW 190’s strafed my flying fortress. I worried…

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Added by Scott Bogen on May 3, 2013 at 10:49pm — No Comments

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