Two brigades of Brigadier General John Buford’s First Union Cavalry Division had been bivouacked on McPherson’s Ridge, northwest of Gettysburg, when Heth’s Division of Hill’s Corps (Army of Northern Virginia) approached from Cashtown on July 1st. Realizing that this was the first element of the entire Confederate Army, and that the commanding heights of Cemetery Ridge (1.25... [click here for more]
However, not counting playtest sessions, I can count on both hands the number of times I have played an adventure game with an opponent. The point of this is that I am not alone! – Allen D. Eldridge
It is 1984 and Nexus #7 has just been released. It focuses this time on solitaire gaming. Of course there is a section on the Star Fleet Universe, too. In that section you will find... [click here for more]
Actually, there is a kind of magic in a historical game. It’s not the blatant kind: no thundering giants are summoned, no demons appear, and no dragons spit fire. Instead, it’s the subtle magic of being transported across time to stand in another man’s shoes.
It is 1983 and Nexus #5 has just been released. It focuses this time on historical boardgames, starting with... [click here for more]
Return to 1980 when Task Force Games was thriving and releasing all sorts of games. The Vietnam War was in the very recent past. Enter Perry Moore with a concept and design and Stephen Cole to develop the game and the combat system. They consulted with others who had been in the military. The result? Operation Pegasus.
In the spring of 1968 two full North Vietnamese divisions surrounded and blocked... [click here for more]
Hitler's Last Chance!
Prochorovka: Armor at Kursk is a game depicting the largest tank battle in the history of warfare on July 12, 1943, between the German SS Panzer Korp and Russian 5th Guards Tank Army. This battle was the climax of the Kursk campaign. Over 1500 tanks were involved (700 German and 800 Russian), and losses exceeded 300 tanks on each side.
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Two years after civilization fell, four women find themselves as servants, housekeepers, and harem slaves of the Protectors, the armed group of men who protect four walled settlements of Cromwell's Nation. They cook, they clean, and every night they are given to another Protector to satisfy his needs. Compared to the women in the settlements, the Women of the Protectors are better fed, do far less... [click here for more]