Now that my GMMK keyboard is finally fixed and in working order, I’m ready to return to the wargaming cubbyhole, even if there’s not a lot happening as of right now. But the little news floating around are magnificent. Are … Continue reading Strategy and Wargaming News – 18th January – Combat Mission, General Staff, Steam Sale
Weekends are for finally closing the laptop and booting up the wargaming rig. It’s the perfect moment to bring back my long lost love for real time strategy and jump straight into the Age of Empires IV stress test. Yes, … Continue reading What’s everyone playing this weekend?
The usual spike in views, every Friday, is a stark reminder of my ineptitude to keep up a decent upload schedule and my inability to plan and write ahead of time. Fear not, for Strategy and Wargaming News are here … Continue reading Strategy and Wargaming News – 11th July – Panzer Corps 2, Burden of Command, War on the Sea
To this year’s end I’ve decided to do something different. Rather than present everybody with a list of the best games I’ve played in 2020 OneHexAway will be partnering with me, myself and my bank account to gift you more than fistfull of personal great games. Continue reading OneHex is giving (Away) Frostpunk, XCOM, Ancestors Legacy and 20 other excellent games for Christmas!
I’ve been eager to write about reload animations in videogames for months now, but covid and work have been getting in the way of what is supposed to be an extend research into the incredible, almost magical world of videogame … Continue reading The Satisfying Art of Reloading- Medal of Honor Allied Assault
This piece will focus on taking a closer look -mainly- at the Medieval and Age of Sail periods. I will split the article in two. The next article will cover the remaining centuries (17th-onwards) until the world of today. From … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Portugal in Videogames (and a very, very brief History of Portugal)
“Three hundred years have passed since the Shadow Wars have ravaged Keldonia and the world of Aer”, in real life years it only took over two decades for Fantasy General to return! Think about it, in the last 20 years Humanity proved the existence of Dark Matter, discovered evidence of water on Mars, mapped out the human genome and we even captured the first ever image of a black hole! It makes you feel rather old, doesn’t it? Well not me! I never really played the first Fantasy General so there’s really not a lot I can add to this … Continue reading Fantasy General isn’t fantasy anymore
The Universe of Star Wars is richly populated with it’s stories of palatial intrigues in the Royal and Mercantile circles. Light and Dark- Jedis and Sith- have been battling since aeons past, making merciless use of whatever means necessary for … Continue reading Capturing the Tragedy of War in Star Wars
Let’s start the year by keeping the old traditions alive- Late as usual- my bestest best games of 2018 arrives today and let me assure you that this is the bestest best list you will ever read in the strategy-gaming … Continue reading The bestest best games I played in 2018
Oh my, the interesting and pretty damn good Afghanistan ’11 found itself trowned out of the Appstore. Slitherine, the game’s publisher wrote on their Facebook that: We are currently in contact with Apple but meanwhile, Afghanistan ’11 has been retired from sale and here at Slitherine we are pretty disappointed and angry. Not only because the historical rigor is a fundamental key of Slitherine and Matrix Games DNA, and we never portrayed an “enemy” for its ethnical origin. Our game is based on history and we always try and depict real historical situations. On top of that Afghanistan’11 is probably … Continue reading Afghanistan ’11 gets removed from the AppStore