historicals

Goonhammer Historicals: The AdeptiCon Historical Experience, 2024

AdeptiCon 2024 - the best four days in wargaming - has come and gone, and it has reinvigorated me beyond my wildest expectations. I put in a ton of work starting around November, an hour a night or more,...

Goonhammer Historicals: Go On, Hammer (and Sickle) – Our Favorite Soviet Army Articles

Sing it with me - From the depths of hell in silenceCast their spells, explosive violenceRussian night time flight perfectedFlawless vision, undetected Pushing on and on, their planes are going strongAir Force number oneSomewhere down below they're looking for the foeBomber's...

Goonhammer Historicals: Playing a Chain of Command Campaign Part 8: Breakthrough

This week, with the help of a pair of brave Goonhammer Patrons we bring the Totensonntag Pint-Sized Campaign to an exciting close! If you'd like to catch up, previous episodes can be found here: Part 1: Introduction to “Totensonntag” Part 2:...

The Best Year in Gaming: 1976 vs. 2003

Today we look at 1976 vs. 2003 to determine the best year in gaming.

The Best Year in Gaming: 2013

Last year’s stacked lineup of games for the Game Awards had us thinking: What was the best year in gaming? As part of our series on determining gaming’s best year, we’re putting together an article on each year, charting...

Goonhammer Historicals: The Maus that Roared – Introducing Clash of Steel

Wake up friendos; tank combat just got tankier. In the world of Clash of Steel, the new release from Gale Force Nine, it’s 1948 and The War has picked up where it left off - and there’s no room...

Goonhammer Historicals: Bolt Action’s Forgotten, Misunderstood, and Ignored Rules

As far as wargaming rulesets go, Bolt Action is not a particularly difficult one to pick up and learn. With only two editions, it has not seen the regular parade of new editions, re-writes, and meta shifts that Games...

Goonhammer Historicals: Creating a Silver Bayonet Unit From the Main Rulebook

One of the first things that any player wants to do when they start a new system or period is learn how to make a warband, army, battlegroup, etcetera. Gamers want to know how to plan their purchases and...

Goonhammer Historicals: Warlord Games Black Seas Review

This article is part of Goonhammer's Year of the Ship. You can see the other articles in this series here. With our reading done, it's time to crack into actually playing some Napoleonic naval action. We're going to start off...

Cold War Gone Hot: Getting Started with Soviets

привіт, Comrade, and congratulations on your promotion! The Cold War’s just warming up and there’s plenty for everyone! It’s time to gather up your hard-earned influence and fashion a nice little fighting force for the road trip to Berlin. The...