Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Eighteen December 12, 2022
The Union punches the Confederacy in the face. The Confederacy punches the Union in the face. Jack gets punched in the face.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Seventeen November 21, 2022
The Union accidentally invades Kentucky. The Confederacy attacks a bridge. Jack plans for winter.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Sixteen October 31, 2022
The Union swings south. The Confederates pull back. Jack attempts a double envelopment.
Victoria 3 Review October 24, 2022
Industrial revolutions, political revolutions, economic revolutions, oh my!
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Fifteen October 24, 2022
The Union bungles the chase. The Confederates cannily slip away. Jack explains numbers.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Thirteen October 10, 2022
The Union plays whack-a-mole. The Confederates are whacked (like moles). Jack explains fiscal policy.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Twelve October 3, 2022
The Union scrambles to repair its lines. The Confederates swarm like fire ants. Jack builds trenches.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Eleven September 26, 2022
The Union maneuvers. The Confederacy discovers the downsides of attacking fortified positions. Jack gets lucky.
War in the East 2 DLC Incoming! September 21, 2022
War In The East 2 DLC Announcement!
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Ten September 19, 2022
The Union attempts to use Raid on a tough pest problem. The Confederates dig in. Jack makes mistakes.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Nine September 12, 2022
The Union army hunts for a loose army. The Confederates stand around and pick their collective nose. Jack remembers he has an army in New York.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Eight September 5, 2022
The Union makes a daring gambit. The Confederacy attempts to smother us with a pillow. Jack struggles to counter the odds.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Seven August 29, 2022
The Union gets punched in the nose. The Confederates get punched in the nose. Jack suffers a setback.
Scourge of War Games Will Be Removed From Online Stores August 25, 2022
The long-running Scourge of War series is the latest victim of digital de-listing. Grab the games before September 1st.
Regiments: Review August 23, 2022
Joe reviews Regiments, a different, and exciting take on the Wargame formula.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Six August 22, 2022
The Union faces a coordinated threat. The Confederates unleash their secret weapon (it’s lots of men). Jack acquires a roommate.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Five August 15, 2022
The Union army flanks. The Confederate army flanks. Jack flanks. You flank while reading this week’s AAR.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Four August 8, 2022
The Union ducks and weaves. The Confederates perform cunning strategic maneuvers. A future president receives a promotion.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Three August 1, 2022
Jack gets attacked. The AI switches into chaos mode. Trenches are dug.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part Two July 25, 2022
War, huh? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, if the large amount of men shifted to fighting units is any indication. Jack leaps into action.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) AAR Diary, Part One July 18, 2022
The Union sits and waits. The Confederates agitate for “states’ rights.” Jack explains things.
Field of Glory 2: Medieval Storm of Arrows DLC Review March 2, 2022
Jack fields swordfighting longbowmen, handgunners, and even heavier knights in the latest Field of Glory 2: Medieval DLC.
Mare Nostrvm – an (almost) Retro Review February 14, 2022
Guest Writer Jack Molasky takes a look at this unique tactical naval combat game.
Valor & Victory: Stalingrad DLC Review February 4, 2022
Joe reviews the first DLC for Valor & Victory, the digital adaptation of his favorite squad based tactical game.
Campaign Series: Vietnam January 21, 2022
Joe Looks at the latest Operational Wargame set against Vietnam’s 20th century conflicts.
Blitzkrieg Fire Review January 20, 2022
Jack reviews the follow-up to the excellent WW2 Wargame, Pacific Fire. Can Blitzkrieg Fire measure up?
SGS Operation Hawaii: The Invasion of Oahu Review December 7, 2021
On December 7th, Joe reviews a counterfactual game about an invasion of Hawaii.
Combat Mission: Cold War Review December 3, 2021
Joe Reviews the latest release in the Combat Mission Series. It’s a Cold War gone Hot!
Field of Glory II Medieval: Swords & Scimitars DLC Review December 2, 2021
Joe reviews an excellent addition to an excellent game. It’s more of what you came for with Field of Glory Medieval!
Decisive Campaigns: Ardennes Offensive Review November 24, 2021
Joe reviews, to his surprise, one of the best wargames of the year.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) Review November 22, 2021
Jack enters the Civil War, again. Is Grand Tactician in the game in the model of Grant, or more like McClellan?
SGS Heia Safari Review November 22, 2021
Joe Reviews the latest from SGS, a look at the East African Campaign of WWI.
Warhammer 40k: Battlesector Review November 9, 2021
Joe finally gets around to reviewing 40k Battlesector
Unity of Command 2: Moscow 41 Review October 14, 2021
Jack struggles through the harsh winter of Moscow 41. His enemy? The next turn button.
SGS Afrika Korps: Tunisia Review October 4, 2021
Joe Reviews the latest from SGS, SGS Afrika Korps: Tunisia. It reminded him of his younger wargaming days.
I Played a Mobile “Wargame” for a Full Month. September 27, 2021
With freely acquired code in hand, I set out to see how far I could get in a mobile wargame without spending a dime.
HighFleet Review September 13, 2021
Jack reviews HighFleet, a really, realy, really cool game. AIRSHIPS WITH GUNS, MAN!
Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations 1942 DLC Review August 18, 2021
Ah yes, Panzer Corps 2, my old friend, has returned yet again with another DLC set. I have talked before about how their DLC series, taking the player through some of the hotspots of the German campaigns in WW2, has been very good and varied so far, and each iteration seems to be better. This one
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Ultimate General: Civil War: A Retrospective July 30, 2021
Jack looks back fondly on a flawed but fun strategy game. No, not Tom Clancy’s EndWar.
How to Break WWI with Making History: The First World War July 23, 2021
Joe and Jack played Making History, and broke it.
Mystery Teaser From Relic’s Twitch July 13, 2021
It’s definitely (not) DLC for Dawn of War 3.
Valor & Victory Digital Review June 16, 2021
Joe reviews the digital version of one of his favorite board wargames. Does it hold up?
New Unit Pack For Warhammer 40k: Gladius – Relics of War June 8, 2021
All sorts of boyz arrive in Gladius to further the cause of an eternal space war. Fun!
Field of Glory 2: Medieval: Reconquista Review June 7, 2021
Jack reviews Field of Glory 2: Medieval: Reconquista. A mouthful of words, but an excellent wargame.
Cauldrons of War: Stalingrad May 28, 2021
Guest Author Charles Ellis reviews Cauldrons of War: Stalingrad.
What Can We Learn From Combat Mission: Black Sea? May 26, 2021
We invited friend of the podcast, Savage, to write on his thoughts about Combat Mission as a learning tool.
Combat Mission Fight Club: How Digital Wargaming is Going Pro May 26, 2021
Jack and Joe recently sat in on a briefing about Fight Club, a wargaming circle in the British Military, hear our thoughts on the project and their usage of Combat Mission here.
Unity of Command II – Barbarossa Review May 17, 2021
Jack reviews the latest DLC for Unity of Command 2, Barbarossa! (Deja Vu, anyone?)
Valor & Victory Preview May 14, 2021
Joe takes a look at an early preview of the digital version of Valor & Victory.
Another Total Warhammer 3 Trailer Dropped and It Looks Really Cool May 12, 2021
Total War: Warhammer 3 has a new trailer and it’s very, very cool.
Warhammer 40k Battlesector: The First Six Missions May 11, 2021
Joe plays the first six missions of Warhammer 40k Battlesector. How is the game coming along?
Home of Wargames Live NEW GAMES! May 11, 2021
Slitherines Home of Wargames Live 2021 Event just concluded! Check our our favourite news!
Slitherine Home of Wargames, Battle Sector Preview, and FOG II Medieval: Reconquista upcoming! May 7, 2021
There’s a lot coming in the next couple of weeks! Check out Slitherine’s HOW2021+ and what to expect from LTAW.
Warplan: Pacific Review May 3, 2021
Joe Reviews Warplan Pacific, the latest from Slitherine and Kraken Studios.
In Memoriam: John Tiller April 29, 2021
The digital wargaming world has lost one of its greats.
Panzer Corps 2: Axis operations 1941 Review April 14, 2021
Jack has trouble spelling Barbarbarbarbarossa but likes the new addition to the Panzer Corps 2 DLC collection.
Gary Grigsby’s War in the East 2: Review April 10, 2021
Joe finally reviews War in the East 2. Does it live up to the hype. Can anyone play it? Come find out!
Warhammer 40k Battlesector Preview Impressions April 8, 2021
Joe writes up his initial impressions after spending some quality time with the preview build of Warhammer 40k: Battlesector.
New Directions: Wargaming for the Truly Enlightened Gamer April 1, 2021
Joe reveals the new direction for LTAW, and it’s EPIC!
Maneuver Warfare Review (1.14) March 29, 2021
Joe reviews indie wargame Maneuver Warfare. Don’t be fooled by the visuals, there’s something great here.
Gary Grigsby’s War in the East 2: First Impressions March 28, 2021
Joe offers some initial impressions of War in the East 2. Full review incoming!
Total War: Rome Remastered is a Thing March 25, 2021
Ave, true unto Caesar… wrong reference?
Warhammer 40k: Battlesector’s Space Marines March 24, 2021
Joe takes a look at the new units in Warhammer 40k Battlesector and their official descriptions.
Until the Last Plane Review March 16, 2021
Jack reviews Until the Last Plane, a WW2 airbase simulator. Is it air-worthy?
Combat Mission: Black Sea Review March 13, 2021
Joe Reviews Combat Mission Black Sea. How Does it Stand up to Combat Mission Shock Force 2?
Combat Mission Then and Now: Checking Out 2000’s Beyond Overlord March 11, 2021
Joe decided to take a look at the first Combat Mission game, Beyond Overlord, to see if it stands the test of time.
Combat Mission Shock Force 2 Review March 9, 2021
Jack reviews Combat Mission Shock Force 2, alternatively titled “Oops, almost predicted another international incident!” 2.
Rogue State Revolution Preview March 1, 2021
Jack Previews an upcoming strategy game about running a Middle Eastern Republic. Can you lead in Rogue State Revolution?
Massive Slitherine Sale on Steam February 26, 2021
Joe takes a peek at the massive Slitherine/Matrix sale on Steam. There are some gems waiting to be picked up!
Field of Glory 2 Medieval/ Field of Glory 2 Crossover Update February 25, 2021
Slitherine is letting us mix and match. Jack is extremely excited.
Total War: Three Kingdoms Fates Divided DLC February 25, 2021
Total War Three Kingdoms announcement soon…. what could it be?
Fantasy General II: Evolution Review February 23, 2021
Joe takes a look at the latest expansion, Evolution, for the excellent Fantasy General II. Can you slither your way to victory?
Valor & Victory News: An Excellent Print & Play Making it to the Digital World February 19, 2021
Valour & Victory is coming to a PC near you. Come along with Joe as he explores what’s coming with this new entry from Matrix.
Gem Wizards Tactics Review: Like a Fun-Sized Tactics-Filled Chocolate Bar February 17, 2021
Jack reviews the neat tactics game, Gem Wizard Tactics. Does it hold up beyond being adorable?
Combat Mission: Cold War Reveal February 16, 2021
The newest edition of the venerable Combat Mission series was just announced, and it’s sending you back to the Cold War.
Wellington’s Peninsular Campaigns Review February 15, 2021
Joe reviews John Tiller Software’s latest Napoleonic wargame: Wellington’s Peninsular Campaigns. Should you join Old Nosey in Iberia?
News and Upcoming Articles: More from Slitherine, JTS, and Indie Developers February 12, 2021
Joe takes a look at some of the biggest news in Wargaming, and goes over LTAW’s future plans for February.
Six Days In Fallujah is Back to Mixed Feelings February 11, 2021
MilSim Shooter Six Days in Fallujah is back in the public eye, 12 years after being cancelled originally. It’s an ambitious project, meant to show the Battle of Fallujah in 2004 on the ground, using interviews from people who were there, and featuring a narrative-driven campaign. It defines itself as a “Hero Shooter” on Steam,
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Opinion: An Open Letter to Grognards February 11, 2021
Hey Grognards, it’s me, Jack. You know me from the sort-of hit podcast, Let’s Talk About Wargames. Listen, you have many things to offer the community and we wouldn’t really be here without you sustaining and building the hobby for so long, but we need to have a conversation about keeping up with the ever-changing
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Checking Out the Victory At Sea: Ironclad Demo February 10, 2021
Joe takes a quick peek at the Victory At Sea: Ironclad Demo and gives his thoughts on games in the genre.
War on the Sea: Review February 9, 2021
Guest Author Charles Ellis takes a long hard look at War on the Sea from Killerfish Games. Check out his review!
Field of Glory II: Medieval – The Battle of Crug Mawr February 8, 2021
Joe delivers a brief history and AAR of The Battle of Crug Mawr in Field of Glory II: Medieval
Field of Glory II: Medieval Review February 4, 2021
Check out our Review of Slitherine’s latest addition to the Field of Glory series. Does it live up to its predecessors? Joe finds out!
Total War: Warhammer 3 Trailer and Facts February 3, 2021
We talk about Total War Warhammer 3 (what a name), the trailer, and what we know so far!
Starship Troopers: Terran Command February 2, 2021
Joe takes a look at Starship Troopers, the book, the film, and the new game coming from Slitherine in 2021. Would you like to know more?
LTAW’s Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide December 24, 2020
Jack and Joe go through some of their highlights in wargaming. Great for last minute purchases!
DEFCON – The Scariest Wargame October 30, 2020
Jack looks at one of the scariest wargames of all time: DEFCON
Combat Mission’s Mission: Inclusivity October 9, 2020
Back in September, the devs behind Combat Mission put out a request for diverse voice actors for their games, citing the Derby House Principles and a wish to make the soldiers in their new game reflective of the service members in the British military. The UK’s Ministry of Defense actually uses Combat Mission in an
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