Gaming World War III: The Future For NATO-WP Games Is Bright Part III

In 1984 Game Designers Workshop released The Third World War: Battle for Germany. This was the first installment in what would become the Third World War series of wargames. Over the next two years, another three titles would be released with each one focusing on a likely theater of operations in a future NATO-Warsaw Pact …

Gaming World War III: Reboot Candidates

Reboots are in style again these days. Movies, TV shows, music and novels have all been bitten by the reboot bug to varying extents. The reboot craze can be partly attributed to a lack of creativity in the arts, so to speak. We seem to have reached a point where the majority of modern releases …

Gaming World War III: Tabletop Armageddon Part III

Ultimatum bills itself as ā€œa game of nuclear confrontation.ā€ While true, the game also includes other aspects beyond the nuclear battle that are important as well. Players choose to lead either the United States or Soviet Union and have to develop their economies in order to invest in, and produce nuclear and defensive weapons. Weapons …

Gaming World War III: War at Sea Part II

The first edition of Harpoon was a general-purpose air, surface, and sub-surface naval simulation. It was a playable game based around graspable rules, and comprehensive information on ships, aircraft, sensors, and weapons systems of the era. The game found acceptance in the commercial wargaming community, and the professional naval community in general. Harpoon also helped …