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Total War Arena is Creative Assembly's answer to the blossoming multiplayer-focused strategy scene. Not quite a MOBA, but perhaps aspirations of one. Charles is here to introduce you to the game and its basics...

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Marcello laments the lack of an official LOTR Total War game as he tries out CA's upcoming free DLC for Total Warhammer II. All sliders were turned up to 11.

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One of the masters of card-drive experiences is porting on of their iconic games to PC with the help of Asmodee Digital...

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If you weren't excited for Thrones of Britannia, your blood will definitely be pumping once you get a glimpse of this map...

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It's been a decent couple of weeks for strategy games, check out what we've found!

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Patch brings a whole host of new changes to the game, with the Reinforcement Pack DLC now also released.

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As Creative Assembly talks about how they're going to improve Mortal Empires going forward, Marcello looks back at their potted history with big ideas and lack-lustre execution...

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New turn-based tactical strategy game is set during the 31st Millennium and is based off of the spin-off boardgame of the same name.

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Marcello took to the stars and was put in command of a spaceship in a new Early Access title... It didn't go well, apparently...

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Josh is here with the fourth instalment in his series looking at the hidden strategy gems of indie platform itch.io. Let's see what he's got for us this week...

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BSG Deadlock is getting some new ships in its first official DLC since launch.

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We break down the highlights from the recent Civilization 6 expansion announcement.

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only licensed Warhammer 40,000 games...

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We've got a string of coverage on strategy & management games that we've missed coming over the next week or so. First up, Sean looks at this intriguing early access survival sim...

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We've been browsing the sales this week, and to celebrate Black Friday we thought we'd throw together a quick list of some of our top picks. Enjoy!

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We don't want to start using the term 'scraping the barrel' but... was a bit of a lean couple of weeks in strategy gaming, apparently.

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We're not able to bring you our regular update today, so we're going to be filling the space with any interesting news or tidbits from the strategy gaming world. First up, Stellaris gets better ships!

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Craig is excited by the prospect of what Total War Sagas brings to the table, and put together this list of top other historical destinations the company could consider...

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Sean's been thinking about narrative in strategy games, and where it fits in terms of what we as armchair generals enjoy.

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Josh returns with the third part in our on-going series looking at the Itch.io platforms and the strategy gems it contains. Three more indie creations for your consideration...

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Paradox has released a new expansion for EUIV today - we're here with a quick overview based on some game-play impressions.

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Crusader Kings 2 will go down in strategy gaming history as the game that made deep grand-strategy experiences mainstream, and shaped much of what was to come. Five years on from its original release, we think it's time to lay this weary crusader to rest.

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The first entry of the historical spin-off series has been announced.

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The cyberpunk management game about achieving immortality goes crowdfunding.

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Martynas spent some time with this vikings-themed RTS, and here's what he thought of it.

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Marcello was struck by the variety of interesting strategy titles released on Steam over the past couple weeks. Check out what we've picked for you!

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We check in with this action-packed and deep RTS to see how it's come on since launch...

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Joe's been testing out an upcoming real-time strategy game with a massively-multiplayer twist that brought back some old memories...

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Charles has had this on his mind for a while, and now wants to talk it over with you guys: there's something wrong with the RTS genre...

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In less than 3 weeks, this 4 year-old strategy classic is getting a new update.

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We're back with another trifecta of indie strategy titles from Itch.io, an up-and-coming platform for new developers to get their games discovered...

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Despite our best intentions, sometimes life has a way of prying our cold, carpel-tunnel infused fingers away from our computers. Luckily, we've got a handy guide to gaming whilst away from home...

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Marcello really likes the soundtrack that comes with Paradox's Stellaris, and it's currently going cheap...

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Marcello gets all meta on us as he writes about a game about writing about travelling. Part of our Sweden Game Conference 2017 coverage.

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As Halloween draws near, we've got the best of the best of Steam's recent strategy releases to see you through till dawn.

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The mega-campaign for Total War: Warhammer II is finally here, and T.J's been putting it through its paces. This truly is TOTAL war...

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Marcello attended the Sweden Game Conference recently, and is here to share with us some of the things he saw. First up, a preview...

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As a counter-point to our regular Friday Filter column, we're bringing you some of the best strategy games that aren't on Steam. Say hello to Itch.io...

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Thinking about getting into this engaging turn-based tactical game? Allow us to show you the way with our beginner's guide...

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How a free browser clicker game stole our whole day. Warning: This article contains spoilers.

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Four great games have risen to the top of the pile over the past couple of weeks. Check out what new and interesting strategy, sim & management games are waiting for your consideration...

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Op-Ed: The fifth X

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Joe's been binging on space 4x strategy games recently, and is here to muse about the need for an evolution within the genre.

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We track down Tomasz Gop, Producer for Ancestors Legacy, and ask him about his promising new RTS...

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Now that Paradox Interactive's Stellaris has another expansion under its belt, we felt it was time to bring T.J. in to give you a one-stop shop guide to what you the must-have DLC buys are...

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Ian's been playing Larian's recent RPG epic and was mightily impressed by the tactical dimensions offered to the player.

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One of the games listed this week is pretending to be something it's not...

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Most strategy games have us hunched over our desks, mouse furiously roaming as we issue our orders... but what about a more relaxed setting, like the couch? Is it possible to find a good sofa-friendly strategy game? Josh found ten...

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Marcello is back with another XCOM2 guide, this time telling you everything you need to know about the expansion's new content...

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Charles heads back to Normandy to test out Steel Division's first premium DLC. Will you be joining the Second Wave?

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We look at Early Access games in many stages of development. Some are more advanced than others. Sadly for this transport sim, it is perhaps a bit TOO early...

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Ian's been playing the definitive edition of Blood Bowl 2, and is here to tell you everything you need to know about it...

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Marcello's opened his trench-coat and is ready to sell you on the strategy game worth paying attention to this week. It's not weird, honest...

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Stellaris patch notes are here, and they are giant.

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Marcello chats with Stellaris devs at gamescom 2017 regarding war and peace.

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So... yeah, you might have to bear with us a little bit longer. Normal service resumes tomorrow. Promise!

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Since we have a last minute gap in the schedule, thought I'd try out a thought experiment & play around with some more informal content. Enjoy!

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Longsword has been in Early Access for a while now, so we thought we'd check in to see how it was doing...

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We're coming to the end of the current run of From the Archive content. In honour of the recently released XCOM2 expansion we're looking at turn-based tactical titles...

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Craig presents his list of top total conversion mods for Paradox's core grand-strategy titles.

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There is one title in here which is not sci-fi, but it's definitely something you won't expect.

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We interview developer Alexander Jack, who's turned to Kickstarter to help fund this intriguing blend of RTS & City Builder set in ancient times...

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If you have a potato PC or are twiddling your thumbs waiting for a new video card to arrive, here are some of the best yet graphically undemanding strategy games around.

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In today's blast from the past, we look at two unique strategy games that are heavily inspired by Sid Meier's legendary 4X title, Civilization.

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In Part Two, we take some of the general principles described in part one and put them into practice.

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We're T-Minus 7 days from the release of BSG Deadlock. Here's some early strategy tips to prepare you for the wars to come...

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Evil is the new Awesome in this interesting strategy/management game about being the Best Evil CEO you can possibly be...

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Our bi-weekly column looking at recent additions to Steam's 'Strategy' category returns... and it's mainly full of management games. Close enough, I guess?

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We're counting down the days until BSG Deadlock FTL's into our lives with some coverage from the game's beta. Marcello's been very impressed with it how it handles system-based design to offer an exceptional tactical experience...

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We've looked at a lot of Early Access strategy games so far. Most of them have been pretty decent, but some... not so much. This seems to be one of the latter right now...

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In today's blast from the past, we look at two unique strategy games from East, in celebration of Total War's recent DLC update...

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It‘s good to be bad, and it‘s even better to be bad in space. Martynas gives us an overview of this upcoming strategy title...

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Part strategy game, part MMO/social experiment... Josh trials the Early Access of this unique RTS that demands team-work...

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We bring you the top new steam strategy releases, freshly filtered so you don't have to worry about the junk...

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Few have managed to get the essentials of naval strategy right, but Anno 1404 makes it look easy...

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Iron Tides - a Viking-styled turn-based strategy survival game - took an interesting approach as soon as it became known to the public. Headed up by Sam Raski and Carina Kom at the freshly named Crash Wave Studio, this tiny independent team decided to utilize three common self-publishing methods while...

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Ian will be streaming some Gettysburg: The Tide Turns between 1 – 2pm EST.

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All Men Must Learn: Josh bought an Oculus Rift kit and decided to finally try and learn how to play Chess.

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The Viking Age has come in this exceptional Early Access title.

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Bringing Strategy Back: We sift through the newest releases in Steams 'strategy' filter so you don't have to.

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As we wait for Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, we reminisce about two previous gems within space-strategy games...

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen won't be out till September, but here are some games you can look at in the mean time...

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We're celebrating great ports of great strategy boardgames today as we bring you some archived articles from one of our sister websites...

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Read our preview of Fable Fortune, just prior to the game's launch onto Steam Early Access...

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What some see as inexcusable transgression into history’s sanctity, others see as an opportunity. How authentic Total War actually is?

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We managed to get onto the beta for Sudden Strike 4, a franchise that hasn't been seen in these parts since 2007. Is it a return to form?

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To celebrate the launch of Strategy Gamer, we've prepared a mammoth guide to the best games set to release in 2017. We'll keep this article updated through-out year, so make sure you check back in!

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Marcello interviews the founder of the studio behind Aven Colony about the city-builder's design and roadmap for the future.

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We're pros at timing here at Strategy Gamer, which is why we've got another Friday Filter ready for AFTER the Steam Sales have ended. *Thumbs Up*

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Marcello has been visiting Aven Prime to see what it's like to try and survive in this extremely hostile world. We haven't heard from him in a while, so I hope he's ok...

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Joe muses about upcoming space-strategy game BSG Deadlock after it's game-play debut the other day. His excitement is... palpable...

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This project's creator reached out to us to ask if we would like to talk to him about his intriguing digital board/wargame project. Why the heck not!

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James is on secondment from the Wargamer and is here to give you his thoughts on the solo campaigns in Steel Division...

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Charles uses his expert knowledge of Steel Division's unit system to help you achieve victory in Normandy.

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Marcello is back with another addition to our new 'Friday Filter' series. We're probably going to be doing these every couple of weeks.

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Oriental Empires has been in Early Access since last September. It's officially 'late', but we're here to see what it's like after seven months of development...

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Craig reminisces about Introversion's Prison Architect, and offers some tips and tricks on how to efficiently run your Human Rehabilitation Centre...

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Charles uses his expert knowledge of Steel Division's unit system to help you achieve victory in Normandy.

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Relic’s first major rebalancing patch for Dawn of War III is out. How has it impacted multiplayer strategies?

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Marcello round's up all of the strategy-related gaming news from E3 and puts it in one handy place - it's another SG Briefing!

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As we prepare for E3, a quick round-up of the important strategy gaming news to have surfaced recently...

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Ian has been playing a lot of Steel Division recently, and is here to give you some tips & tricks regarding artillery in game.

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Joe got an early look at an upcoming simulation game that see's you building rescue vessels and braving the open ocean.

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The first in a new series of articles where we try to sift through the drudgery that is Steam's 'Strategy' tag. Is this Legit Strat? Click to find out.

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Preview: Battletech

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The embargo has lifted, and we're free to tell you how totally awesome Battletech is shaping up to be. Take it away, T.J.!

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We've got another Early Access Preview to send your way today - this industrial warfare RTS is trying to build on the foundations of Total Annihilation/Supreme Commander, with mixed results so far.

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Our first SG-1 Volunteer steps forward to share with us his thoughts on Defcon. Charles can only play this slightly harrowing game with a live group, and explores the messages it tries to teach...

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Matt's been playing Steel Division, and has had some-what of an epiphany in terms of war strategy games, and what they can achieve...

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Paradox has hired former Firaxis and Stardock wonder child Jon Shafer to head up a new team in their internal studio. We caught up him to find out what that means...

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Alex takes a look at another Early Access strategy game for us. This one involves a lot of farming, apparently...

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The strategy publisher has partnered with Universal Studios to bring a new Battlestar Galactica game to players later this year. It's looking pretty sweet.

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Strategy Gamer has partnered with Lo-Fi Games for our very first game giveaway! Want to try out Kenshi? Well now's your chance! [Closed]

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Lots of cool things have happened recently in the world of strategy gaming, so let's run through some of the highlights...

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The poll results are in, and we have some big news for you. New content, new features, and a new writers initiative!

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Josh chats with the game designer behind Warborn, a tactical turn-based strategy game about mechs pummeling each other.

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Our Early Access campaign continues as we take a look at this plucky newcomer. We're getting a lot of Mount & Blade vibes here, which is nice considering Bannerlord is MIA...

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Ian's been fighting the eternal war in the grim darkness of the far future, and has returned a beaten and haggard man. Here's a handy guide so you can be just like him...

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We were unable to give Ages a proper analysis in our review of Mandate of Heaven, so we decided to create a separate guide on it instead.

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We're making our way through more of Steam's Early Access titles. A bit light on strategy with this one, but it still requires some tactical decision-making...

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As we approach Strategy Gamer's one month anniversary, we want to know what our audience think of us. Tell us your opinion!

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Someone on Discord asked us for a list of top strategy games that were still 'alive'. So... here you go! Don't say we don't listen...

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Our fearless Editor has survived the beaches of Omaha and is here to give you a report on this intense upcoming WW2 RTT game from Paradox Interactive and Eugen...

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As a sub-set of strategy gaming, 'Wargames' can often look and sound impenetrable to all but the most dedicated of fans. Luckily, we've hand picked three titles that are great at introducing you to the basics.

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Fun fact: It's been exactly six months since Civilization VI launched itself into the world. Marcello reflects on the early days and where this game fits in the power-house strategy franchise...

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We'll stop talking about Paradox games soon, honest. Before that, let us share with you a brief introduction to the various customisation options across their main titles...

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Civilization V still has a large player-base, and is a great entry in the iconic series. Resident Civ expert Marcello is here to give you his top picks of the best factions to play and why...

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Our EUIV DLC Buying Guide proved rather popular, so we had T.J. do that other Paradox game with a shed load of expansions. Prepare to get Medieval...

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Alex managed to get a hold of code for this recently released Early Access game, and is here to let know how things are shaping up.

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Joe has been trying out this Steam EA title that tries to push the boundaries of what digital boardgames can do. This article originally appeared on The Wargamer.

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It's rare that we get access to a game this early in development, and with an on-going Kickstarter no less. This is an experiment to try and analyse this project using the pre-alpha demo, which is essentially the proof of concept. Let us know what you think!

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Newcomer Josh Brown has been playing this Viking themed Early Access title. Featuring resource management and 4X style gameplay, it's go some interesting ideas. There's still work to be done, though...

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Ian jumped into the DOW3 Closed Beta over the weekend and has emeged from the warp to give us his impressions and thoughts.

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Which Europa Universalis IV DLC's are worth it? Which ones should you buy?

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From the unknown vastness of space to the mysterious blue depths of the Seven Seas, today's News Briefing looks damn awesome.

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To celebrate the release of EUIV's Mandate of Heaven expansion, read the first in our new series of guides on how better to play Paradox's flagship grand-strategy title. First up - top tips on preparing for war.

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Total War: Warhammer 2 was announced last week, so to celebrate we're bringing you a complete DLC Buying guide for the original game, now that additional content is unlikely.

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Marcello will be bringing you regular news briefings like this one, similar to what we do on The Wargamer and Pocket Tactics. Today's post focuses on his experiences at the Rezzed gaming show in London, UK.

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Welcome to Strategy Gamer! Your brand new home for all things related to strategy gaming. From the latest news & reviews, to guides and analysis that will help you play smarter - we've got you covered!

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Dawn of War III approaches its unit roster as a mix of Company of Heroes 2 and the 40k franchise, focusing on a difference between quantity and quality. On one hand, you’ve got your standard units, built in traditional RTS fashion and meant to flood your enemies and control the map.

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Dawn of War III approaches its unit roster as a mix of Company of Heroes 2 and the 40k franchise, focusing on a difference between quantity and quality. On one hand, you’ve got your standard units, built in traditional RTS fashion and meant to flood your enemies and control the map.

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Marcello brings you his thoughts and tips on the current best-in-style civilisations to play as for specific playthroughs. Whether you're a warmonger, a scientists or have amazing art, we've got you covered...

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Think you know everything there is to know about XCOM classes? Think again!

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Having trouble getting through the game, or looking for ways to improve your run? We've got you covered!

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Dawn of War III approaches its unit roster as a mix of Company of Heroes 2 and the 40k franchise, focusing on a difference between quantity and quality. On one hand, you’ve got your standard units, built in traditional RTS fashion and meant to flood your enemies and control the map.

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