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Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024


Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024


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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

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PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

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Game: 278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats



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Publisher: Quarterdeck International
Game Type: Card
Designer(s): Marco Campari
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Solitaire, Italian torpedo bomber missions from World War II.


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6
Date: 7/9/2023
Poster: Pat L.
278th Squadron "The Same 4 Cats" 2nd Game

From the Solitaire Wargames Facebook group comes this game score summary achieved by Ira Gossett. Can you beat his score?
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Date: 3/25/2023
Poster: Pat L.
278th Squadron the same 4 cats: SM79 Damned Hunchback – Unboxing (video)

Daniel Niemi, on his WW2 Solitaire Board Game Channel, unboxes this solitaire game based on a little known Italian air force unit in World War II.
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Date: 3/18/2023
Poster: Pat L.
278th Squadron the same 4 cats: SM79 Damned Hunchback – Playthrough (video)

You are a torpedo bomber pilot for the Italian Air Force during World War II. Can you survive 10 missions and sink 9 ships? Daniel Niemi, on his WW2 Solitaire Board Game Channel, tries his best in this complete play through video.
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Date: 1/9/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
278th Squadron by Quarterdeck International

"...the closer you get the more you have a chance for a torpedo hit, or for you to turn into a fiery ball." Robert Peterson, in A Wargamers Needful Things, reviews a game that has you playing a torpedo bomber the English called "Damned Hunchback". Check out why Robert explains that his "…nickname in the Italian Air Force is 'Smoky'."
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Date: 3/26/2020
Poster: Mark D.
278th Squadron: Same 4 Cats Review from A Wargamers Needful Things

A Wargamers Needful Things reviews Quarterdeck International's release of 278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats. It is a solitaire campaign card game where you are a pilot of the famed 278th Squadriglia "i Soliti 4 Gatti" which flew the SM79 and SM84 Torpedo Bombers during WWII. For 10 Missions an everchanging Mission Deck will lead you through AA fire, Spitfires, Waves and Clouds. Will your decision to torpedo the Target Ship earn you the Gold Medal? Or you will be shot down?
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Date: 9/1/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats

"278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats" is a solitaire campaign card game based on our game "SM79 Damned Hunchback". You are a pilot of the famed 278th Squadriglia "i Soliti 4 Gatti" which flew the SM79 and SM84 Torpedo Bombers during WWII. For 10 Missions an everchanging Mission Deck will lead you through AA fire, Spitfires, Waves and Clouds. Will your decision to torpedo the Target Ship earn you the Gold Medal? Or you will be shot down? New from Lumaca Games.