November 2018

Armored Brigade is a real-time tactical level wargame focused on combined arms land operations and armored warfare. Armored Brigade was first released in 2008 by developers Veitikka Studios as a freeware game, the last freeware version was released in 2016 before it was acquired by Matrix Games. Veitikka Studios improved on many aspects of the game with the new resources provided by Matrix, before Armored Brigade got re-released on November 15, 2018. We will take a closer look at Armored Brigade and see if and how it is suitable for deliberate practice for tactical excellence. Disclaimer: For this review, I was provided with a copyRead More →

NATO Air Commander (NAC) is a new solitaire game by Hollandspiele, set during a hypothetical World War III between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in Germany that focuses on the air war. Players slip into the role of the air component commander and have to allocate air assets in order to facilitate NATO winning the war. This is the second post in a multi-post series on NATO Air Commander and the relationship between air- and landpower. For the other posts see: NATO Air Commander – The Wargame Unboxing NATO Air Commander (the post you are reading now) The Role of Air Power in Warfare (aRead More →

If you haven’t heard already, the new wargame NATO Air Commander by Hollandspiele is out. It is a solitaire game that depicts a hypothetical World War 3 between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The focus of the game is on the air component commander who is tasked with planning the air campaign to stop the Soviet onslaught in Germany. The player is tasked with allocating the air assets to different missions and locations, deciding on where to put his main effort, and a whole lot of compromising. The player will be faced with pretty much the same decisions that air planners have to make whenRead More →