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Groghead’s First Look! Field of Glory: Empires – Persia 550 – 330 BCE

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It was a great day when Slitherine announced that the original Field of Glory – Empires (FoG:E) would link to Field of Glory 2 (FoG2) and allow players to fight out the campaign’s battles in a tactical turn-based format. As I concluded in the Groghead’s FoG:E review, the system succeeded! I never had one stutter, bump or crash when switching between the two systems, or in the games themselves for that matter.

What did happen, though, is that the campaigns were very long. This is still the case with the new FoG:E DLC released this week for Persia (Persia 550BC-330BC) – I’ll acronym it as FoG:P. I fired it up for the first time yesterday, chose Persia immediately and played for two hours. How many turns did I complete?

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By: Gusington

Consulate Crisis! Part 6 – A Command: Modern Air Naval Operations and Combat Mission Shock Force AAR

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He’s been off safeguarding freedom and democracy, but IICptMillerII is back, and he is ready to pick up his exciting cross-game AAR right where it left off! Don’t miss a beat of the pulse-pounding action!

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By: IICptMillerII,

Grogheads Reviews! Order of Battle: Red Steel

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Order of Battle: Red Steel is Slitherine’s second DLC in the trilogy of campaigns fought from the perspective of the Soviet Union. The campaign continues right after the end of the Red Star DLC, and players can import their veteran core army saved in Red Star and play them in the new DLC with all previously unlocked commanders and specializations.  Join Avery Abernethy and a resurgent Soviet Army as they put the German war machine and Slitherine’s latest DLC title  to the test.

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By: Avery Abernethy,

Grogheads Sneak peak! Shadow Empire

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Shadow Empire is the upcoming sci-fi, post-apocalyptic “hardcore-strategy” title (that’s a lot of hyphens) developed by VR Designs and published by Slitherine. VR Designs should sound very familiar to our readers, as the developer, headed by Victor Reijkersz, is responsible for the outstanding Advanced Tactics and Decisive Campaigns series of wargames.  With Shadow Empire, VR Designs leaves the 20th Century behind for the year 8200 A.D., for what is described as an “original mix of genres.” 

Shadow Empire is shaping up to be an immersive, and somewhat complex turn-based game that blends  traditional hex-based wargaming with 4X and RPG elements, all in a procedural world representing the remnant of a once vast interstellar empire. Each game begins hundreds of years after the fall of humanity, with the survivors scattered in isolated pockets among the stars. In Star Empire, players will have the chance to lead small resurgent cities in an effort to reconquer a lost world while rediscovering forgotten technologies and the entire concept of civilization. 

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By: Grogheads Staff,

Grogheads Reviews: Pacific Tide!

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PACIFIC TIDE: THE UNITED STATES VERSUS JAPAN, 1941-45 is a compact, strategic-level game covering the struggle between the United States (including some Commonwealth forces) and Japan in World War II by game designer, Gregory M. Smith. It was released in 2019 by Compass Games.
https://www.compassgames.com/…/pacific-tide-the-united-stat…

This review is based on two complete solo games.

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By: Avery Abernethy,