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A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Ultimately Admirable

It looks like I need to add another entry to the THC Wargames Top 50. While lumping together the Ultimate Generals (Gettysburg and Civil War) for voting purposes doesn’t offend my sense of taxonomic propriety unduly, putting Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts…

Tutorial Tutorial

You’ve been slaving away in Coy Coypu’s QA dungeon for years when you hear, through the grapevine, that a promotion is finally heading your way. Big cheeses Balthazar and Brenda summon you to the award-lined conference room to outline their…

A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Dusty But Trusty: B-17 Flying Fortress

To qualify for a ‘Dusty But Trusty’ article, a game must be old enough to vote in the Federated States of Micronesia, buy tobacco in Algeria, and serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. More importantly, it must be demonstrably super,…

3×3

Want to turn a green lane into a brown lane, tow a Gulaschkanone across a snowy field, or roam the Western Desert trashing Axis airfields? Get a 4×4. Want quick introductions to recently released games of interest to wargamers and…

Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

With the possible exception of the Austrian house painter with the toothbrush ‘tache and the solitary plum, none of the villains of English history are better known in my homeland than Guy Fawkes. Part history lesson and part confession, today’s…

A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Demo Disc

A minute’s silence in memory of the demo disc, if you please. Coup de grâced by broadband, the wafer of wonders* that once clung limpet-like to the front cover of almost every games mag is no more. Denied these monthly…

Iron Horse Whispering in the Old West

One of the reasons Train Simulator remains twice as popular* as its successor, Train Sim World, has to be its packed roundhouse of high-fidelity steam locomotive add-ons. In the past, whenever I got the urge to crew a kettle, I…

THC’s Top 50 Wargames

Worry not, wary reader. This isn’t one of those articles where a small cabal of callow generalists pretend they know better than an army of grizzled specialists. Because this Top 50 will be shaped by your opinions not mine, it’s…