Archive for the 'War Games' Category

Conquest of Nerath Addendum: Beware of Dragons

June 17th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

After a full, four-person playtest of Conquest of Nerath, we can confirm one thing about the initial review: it’s awesome and ridiculously fun. We did spot one potential balance issue that you might want to consider homeruling, however.

Conquest of Nerath: War Comes to D&D, and It Is Fun

June 14th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

With Conquest of Nerath, Wizards of the Coast conjures another successful board game, this one with an entirely different game engine than their prior dungeon adventure efforts. If you enjoyed conquering the world with plastic armies in endless games of Risk as a kid, imagine that game infused with fantasy flavor, strategic depth, exciting random […]

Axis & Allies: Europe 1940 Shifts the Scales of War

August 23rd, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

This week, Avalon Hill releases the second part of their epic reworking of the classic World War II high-level strategy game Axis & Allies.

Gear Most Heavy — the Dream Pod 9 Interview, Part 2

July 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

In part 2, our exclusive interview with the men in charge of Heavy Gear somehow gets even better, as they discuss the role of battle armor in real-world warfare and building an RPG world from the foundation of a wargame. Plus, they pitch a hypothetical Heavy Gear TV series, and to top it all off, […]

Gear Most Heavy — the Dream Pod 9 Interview, Part 1

July 28th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The head honchos at Dream Pod 9 talk up their top notch mecha wargame, Heavy Gear, discuss the anime origins of the giant battle robot genre, and reveal the company’s unexpected connection to the movie 300 in this amazing “virtual roundtable” interview. And this is only part 1.

King Philip’s War Brings Controversy to War Gaming

April 15th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

A war game based on the often-overlooked conflict between Native Americans and European settlers in the 1670s is stirring up controversy. The game, King Philip’s War, might be depicting the atrocities of pre-Colonial warfare a bit too accurately for some groups.

Relive the Infamy; Remember Those Who Were There

December 9th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

Earlier this week (Dec. 7, specifically), we marked the anniversary of Japan’s attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,300 Americans were killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” Everyone has their own way of respecting and memorializing both those who lost their lives and those who fought […]

Assault On Black Reach a Great Intro to Warhammer 40K

April 14th, 2009 by Doug Mason

I’m happy to introduce Doug Mason, the newest Robot Viking contributor. Doug is here to provide coverage of the immensely popular Games Workshop miniature war games, including Warhammer 40K and others. He’s a pretty hardcore minis gamer, so in addition to product reviews, he’ll be offering up some excellent strategy articles, plus news flashes about […]