11th Sep2019

‘Milito’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Martin Wallace is well known for his lean, card driven designs that combine several mechanics into a relatively modest set of components. One such example of of this is 2018′s Lincoln, which saw two players facing off in a recreation of the American Civil War, driven entirely by two asymmetrical decks of cards. By taking […]

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16th Jul2019

Back This! Special – PSC Games’ Britannia

by Phil Wheat

PSC Games are set to launch a new edition of Britannia in an edition includes over 200 plastic miniatures and two ways to play on a double-sided board: Classic Britannia (traditional play for three or four gamers on the standard board) and Duel Britannia (all-new, faster play for two gamers on a new board). Britannia […]

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05th Jul2019

‘The Great War: Centenary Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

No matter how hard I might try, there’s no way that I would be able to list the number of different implementations of Richard Borg’s Commands and Colors to date. We’ve already covered one such iteration in the form of Command and Colors Napoleonics and no doubt there will be others in the future. Under […]

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06th Mar2019

‘Battle Ravens’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

If you’re a fan of Bernard Cornwell novels, or even the fairly recent series The Last Kingdom, you’re likely to be familiar with the idea of a shield wall already. This brutal but effective means of Dark Ages combat was used by armies all over Europe from the time of the Roman occupation until the […]

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14th Nov2018

‘Battle of Britain’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Although the size of the box, hundreds of different cards and the imposing looking plastic airplanes that reside within the Battle of Britain box might make you feel as if this were going to be a heavyweight, complex war game, PSC Games updated version of Richard Berg’s 1990 classic is surprisingly accessible, very fast paced […]

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26th Apr2018

‘Lincoln’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Lincoln is a brand new game from Martin Wallace, PSC Games and Worthington Publishing which, as you can imagine, is centred around the exploits of the titular US President. More specifically, it is a fairly straightforward, card driven wargame that deals with the American Civil War and takes place over between ninety minutes and two […]

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23rd Mar2018

‘Victory or Death: The Peloponnesian Wars’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

As the second game in the Quartermaster General series, Victory or Death: The Peloponnesian Wars uses Ian Brody’s card-driven supply line system to replicate a tighter, smaller conflict than the original. As a result, Victory or Death brings with it a lower player count (four instead of six) and a few subtle tweaks to the way […]

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