Military History Quarterly, Summer 2009

I really enjoy this magazine and have read it from cover to cover since the first issue. However, the problem is that it drives me to break out games (or purchase them) far beyond my ability to muster the time to play them. In this issue, there are articles covering:

Gettysburg: Covers Lees decision making. OK, I'm over Gettysburged at the moment.

Laos in late 50s, early 60s: I don't have anything on this topic. Are there any games that focus on Laos, or are they all part of the larger struggle in Southeast Asia?

Spartacus: My will to resist getting the recent offering from Compass Games is weakening.

Chaco War: OK, I will break out the Command magazine game on this topic. Has anyone played the GDW version? Oh, and this war features one of the best aptonyms: The pompous ass of an incompetent commander on the Bolivian side was General Hans Kundt.

Tarragona, 1811: I've never been much into the Napoleonic period, but if I were to dive in, it certainly would be on the Iberian peninsula.

Italian invasion of Greece: I do have this game by Richard Berg. I might just break it out.

Also had good articles on the flame thrower and the Futurismo art movement of Italy just prior to the first World War.

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Comment by Bill Lenoir on July 23, 2009 at 6:37am
John: I wrote a review of the first addition of Victory in Vietnam for Paper Wars awhile ago. I recall it being light on political aspects, more of a Panzer pushing affair. Did they change that for the second edition?

Jim: I live in the DC area. There are so many battlefields that could easily be done in a day that I"m always tempted when reading articles on the subject. I love the Antietam battlefield since it is not over run by development.

Dario: Everytime GMT has a sale, I'm tempted to buy that game. So far, I've resisted it.
Comment by Dario Benedetti on July 23, 2009 at 6:00am
if you like card driven games, try Wellington of GMT; a very goog game on the spanish campaign.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on July 19, 2009 at 10:55pm
MHQ is always a great read. The Chaco article is very good, and will go alongside my copy of Command with the game in it. Also, I got the magazine just before heading out to Antietam and Gettysburg, so the lead article benefited from really good timing, at least for me.
Comment by John Kranz on July 19, 2009 at 9:05pm
Victory in Vietnam II by Schutze Games might fit the bill re: Laos. I did some research and it appears Perry Moore published a DTP title back in 81 on this as well.

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