Soviet Dawn Review

Soviet Dawn is a solitaire game of the Russian Civil War. The player, representing the Bolsheviks and their leader Vladimir Lenin, must fend off multiple opponents that are controlled by the game mechanics and event cards. The game is available in Issue 27 of Ci3 magazine distributed by GMT Games or as a polybagged game from Victory Point Games.

Rick Martin @ Armchair General

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France 40 Replay

Robert DeMaio @ The Boardgaming Way

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i was watching the movie tora tora tora.when the two radar operators picked up the planes coming in they reported this to the operations center.if the warning had been issued to the ships and planes what would the battle had looked like then? — Asked by Anonymous


Intriguing question. I am not familiar with a simulation that recreates Pearl Harbor in which the Americans act in time by heeding the radar warning and/or warning from Washington, etc.

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Day in History: 31 July


Day in History: 23 July


  • John Kranz: Just an FYI that due to overseas travel and spotty internet connection, the next news desk update will most likely fall on Monday, July 28. Thanks for your understanding.

Day in History: 18 July


Vae Victis #115: Burgundian Wars

New from VaeVictis. Burgundian Wars (1474-1477) is the insert game of VaeVictis #115 Special Edition. The game covers a conflict between the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France, later involving the Old Swiss Confederacy, which would play a decisive role. This game includes one A3 size map, 108 die-cut counters and one rules booklet. Price: 14,95 €.

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Hanau 1813

New from VaeVictis. Hanau 1813 is the latest entry in the Jours de Gloire series. The game covers the battle of 30-31 October 1813 around Hanau. Napoleon, with the remnants of his Grande Armée, has to fight the Austro-Bavarian corps of von Wrede to open his road back to France. This game is published in VaeVictis Wargame Collection, it includes one 59 x 41 cm map (23 x 16”), 216 die-cut counters and markers, one rule book including three scenarios and one color player aid. Price: 24,60 €.

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When is the nominating/balloting for the CSR Awards going to take place? — Asked by Anonymous

While there have been delays, my estimation is that the balloting process for the 2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards will commence within the next 2-3 weeks. ConsimWorld will be officially promoting the balloting process while also announcing the winners. Stay tuned for details.


will board wargames be broadcast live streaming on the internet? — Asked by Anonymous

There are vassal gaming sessions routinely available online that one can join and watch, or as in the case of this news story, we have promoted some live recordings of board gaming sessions in Japan (admittedly old school — but there you go!).