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strategy game news december 13 2019
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Some last minute news drops pad out our weekly strategy round-up - Gears Tactics, Humankind, and more!

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moddb top 100 mods 2019
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ModDB are running their annual 'Best Mods of 2019' celebration, and have narrowed down a shortlist of mods - nearly half are for strategy games. Represent!

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Best total war warhammer 2 dlc
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Warhammer 2's latest DLC Lord Pack is out, so we've updated our DLC guide so that you've got everything you need to know, all in one place.

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humble management bundle paradox
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We've got another Humble Bundle for your consideration today, this time looking at some of Paradox Interactive's management games.

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Rimworld Mods
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These are the best mods for Rimworld V1.0 - take your colony to the next level with these great user-created additions.

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best rts games 2019
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The Best RTS Games

10 Dec 2019 4
  • PC

These are our favourite RTS games to play in 2019, including many actually released this year! Check them out...

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total war warhammer 2 mods
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These are the best mods for Total War: Warhammer 2, as voted on by Total War: Warhammer 2 Mods.

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BFME Reforged
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Catch yourself up on the weird and wonderful world of strategy gaming news from the past week.

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Crusader Kings III Release Date
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We've collected everything there currently is to know about Crusader Kings 3, all in one place. We'll keep it updated as best we can.

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best 4x games
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These are some of the best 4X strategy games you could be playing in 2019 across sci-fi, historical and fantasy.

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civ 6 best civs
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Here's our analysis on the Civilizations of Civ 6, and which ones fit certain playstyles the best. Up-to-date with the latest patch.

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pc board games 1
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Our definitive list of the best PC board (and some card) games available to play in 2019. You'll want to check these ones out!

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Starship Troopers Terran Command
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MEDIC! Slitherine have just announced their new real-time tactical strategy game based on Starship Troopers. Do you want to know more?

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best strategy games 2020
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We're in the final month of 2019 - is there anything still left to come? What's on the cards for next year at this point? We've got all the answers for you!

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total war attila mods
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Total War: Attila may not retain the popularity as Total War: Rome 2, but it still has a cracking mod scene. Here are some of our favourites...

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Paradox Black Friday 2019 Sale
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Paradox are also running a Fall sale on their own store as well, if you're looking to pick up any DLCs or other games at a good price.

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humble fall sale black friday 2019
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No news update this week - instead we're going to be doing some smaller posts looking at some of the more interesting Black Friday deals around this year.

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strategy board games
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Strategy gaming doesn't always have to be about computer games - there are some excellent board games on the market, and we've rounded up some of our favourites since it's Black Friday and all that...

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Warhammer 3 Predicitions
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We roused our resident Slann to discuss what The Great Plan has in store for the final installment of Total War: Warhammer.

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best eu4 dlc
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EU4 hasn't had any DLC in 2019, but that doesn't mean there still isn't a lot of it to look at and consider buying. That's where we come in!

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best imperator rome mods
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Imperator's 1.3 'Livy' update is just around the corner so will probably break all of these, but until then here is the best the modding scene has to offer so far.

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starship troopers game
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I bet you weren't expecting this on a Tuesday, eh? While 'News about announcements' are a tad pointless, this IS a very interesting turn of events...

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imperator rome 1.3 livy patch release date
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The next update for Paradox's newest grand strategy game adds a lot of improvements, further propelling the game towards its rightful destiny.

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grand strategy games ck3
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Here's everything you need to know about grand strategy games, including a round-up of the best examples from this growing sub-genre.

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Strategy Games News November 22nd
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It's been a pretty good week for strategy games - catch up on all the things you may have missed. From new announcements, to updates and more!

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total war warhammer dlc
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Its DLC days are long over, but if you're looking to get the low-down on all of the expansion options for Total War: Warhammer, we've got you covered.

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best stellaris mods
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These are the very best mods for sci-fi/4X grand strategy game Stellaris. From Twilight Imperium and Star Trek to Warhammer, we've got you covered!

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stellaris tips 2.5 shelley
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Whether you're a Stellaris newbie or a veteran who's taken a break, we've put together a primer on everything you need to know about the game as of the 2.5 Shelley update.

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best total war game
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We recap some of our favourites from the iconic strategy series, judging them based on how well they emulate the periods they cover.

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best total war three kingdoms mods
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There are some excellent mods out there for Total War: Three Kingdoms now that the community has had time to get to grip with the mod tools. Here's some of our favourites!

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Wasteland 3
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Age of Empires 4, Wastelands 3 and more strategy news waiting for you in this weeks update. Enjoy your weekends!

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ck2 tips
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Now that CK2 is free-to-play there's going to be a lot of you coming to this game for the first time and thinking "what!?". Luckily, we're here to give you a hand.

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Frostpunk Tips
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If you're an old hat looking to get back into the game or a newcomer, here are some essential tips & tricks to help you get started.

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hearthstone battlegrounds open beta
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Hearthstone's take on Auto Chess is fresh and innovative. It's just a shame it's derived from Hearthstone...

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xbox one strategy games 2019
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We take a look at the Xbox eco-system and present you a top list of strategy games available via retail, Games Pass & Games Pass for PC.

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Stronghold Warlords Gameplay
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Martynas went hands on with a demo version of the new Strongholds game due out next year, and brought back some initial thoughts on this new direction.

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strategy game news nov 8th
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Quite a lot of cool strategy bits and bobs to catch up on this week - read on, and enjoy your weekends!

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crusader kings 3 event example
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There was also a small chance that Crusader Kings 2 could have turned into some kind of 'Forever Game', never resting, never 'finished'.

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xcom 3 rumours
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Firaxis' XCOM team needs a World Builder, but what for? What kind of worlds are they building? Who are they building them for? We have questions!

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trpg 2019
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These are the best strategy & tactical RPGs you could be playing in 2019 and beyond.

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most played strategy games steam
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Editor Joe decided to explore his own play history of strategy games on Steam. Because reasons.

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best turn based strategy games 2019
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These are some of our favourite turn-based strategy & tactics games to play in 2019. What have been your favourites so far?

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stardock humble publisher sale
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Some great deals to be found in the latest Humble Publisher Sale - this time it's Stardock who's taking a turn on the podium.

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warcradt 3 regfroged new character models
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A bit of a lean crop of stories this week - seems strategy gaming is taking a break? Catch yourself up on what's new.

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rome 2 total war mods
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Total War Rome 2's mod scene has had years to settle and come up with great things, which we've compiled into this handy guide.

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total war rome 2 dlc
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Total War: Rome 2 still has a decent amount of players and goes on sale quite a lot, so there's never a bad time to check up on what DLC is available for the game.

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Switch Strategy Games 1
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More and more excellent strategy titles are porting themselves over to the Nintendo Switch, which means it's officially a platform to Keep An Eye On(TM). Check out our top picks.

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best cities skylines mods
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These are some of our favourite Mods for Cities: Skylines, the best city builder/simulation game on the market right now.

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imperator rome guide tips
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The 1.2 Cicero patch is now out, and it changes a lot - we've updated our strategy guide to navigating the ins and outs of this historical grand strategy game.

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best ck2 mods
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Crusader Kings 2 still has maybe a year before it gets replaced by CK3, in the mean time, why not spice up your game with these fantastic mods?

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Offworld Trading Company Europa Wager
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Lots of things to catch up on from the past several days- it's another good week to be a strategy gamer!

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Stellaris 2
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We caught up with the Stellaris team at PDXCon, and spoke to the new Game Director about his thoughts on the game's future.

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stellaris dlc
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A new pack releases today and there's more expansions on the horizon - refresh yourself on the A to Z of Stellaris DLC!

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early access games 2019
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Early Access is a treasure trove of interesting projects - here are some of the better strategy games currently going through their 'beta' period in 2019.

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battletech heavy metal season pass
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We had a quick hands-on session with the new BattleTech expansion, and caught up with Mitch Gitelman, one of the leading figures on this game.

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space strategy games2
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These are the best space strategy games you should be playing in 2019. Boldly going where no game has gone before.

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CK2 Last DLC
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In the wake of Crusader Kings 3's announcement this weekend, we checked in with the development team with regards to plans for any final DLCs for CK2. Turns out there aren't any.

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ck2 dlc
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Now that Crusader Kings 3 is announced, we've confirmed there's going to be no more DLC for CK2. Read our complete guide on all of your expansion options, and what's worth buying.

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crusader kings 3
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The new PDS game isn't Victoria 3, but it most definitely is Crusader Kings 3. And there was much rejoicing.

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imperator rome punic wars pack
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It wasn't centre stage, but Imperator got some love in the form of a new free content pack that's on the horizon.

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pdxcon 2019 announcements
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To be fair, Stellaris’ new expansion is coming “soon” but the other two are slated for November.

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Surviving the Aftermath Early Access
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The new post apocalyptic survival city-builder is launching into Early Access via the Epic Games Store and the Xbox Game Preview.

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civ 5 civ 6
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Civilization 6 is now firmly beating out Civ 5 in terms of players numbers - but at times its a close-run thing. What makes Civ V so resilient? And why does Civ 6 continue to struggle?

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pdxcon 19 sale
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The PDXCON celebrations have started early, and there's plenty of deals to be had via Paradox's own store.

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Essential XCOM 2 Mods

14 Oct 2019 0
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We present our 'essential' collection of mods for Firaxis' turn-based strategy epic, XCOM 2.

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Xcom 2 Builds
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We've compiled the ultimate guide to XCOM 2 classes, with the best builds and top tips. Also includes War of the Chosen classes.

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Xcom 2 tips guide
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We've put together a guide for the best XCOM 2 strategy: top tips & tricks to see you through the day!

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Xcom 2 DLC
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We present our complete guide to all of XCOM 2's available DLC, and how they interact with each other.

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banished mods
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Here are the current top mods to be playing for Banished in 2019 - some real gems here if you're looking to spice up your game.

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Pathway update
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Lots of interesting news bits to catch up on this week - make sure you don't miss out on the latest announcements and updates!

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Imperator Rome 1.2 Cicero
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Paradox's latest grand-strategy game can't declare victory just yet, but the war is far from over and the dev team are starting to turn the tide.

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Shadow Empire 4X war game
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A new strategy game from Slitherine is on the way, although this one goes back to the company's hardcore roots.

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rebel inc pc
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There's lot of great news to catch up on this week - new announcements, new ports and Victoria 3! (Not Really.)

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A Year of Rain RTS
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We spent some time playing around with this upcoming fantasy RTS. Is a decent co-op design and engaging real-time action enough to break through fan's indifference or the remaster wave?

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eu4 mods 2
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These are essential mods for Paradox's epic grand-strategy game EU4. We've added a new mini-list detailing the most subscribed mods as well, as a contrast to our own picks.

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kalypso humble publisher sale
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We've got another Humble sale that might interest you this week - this time Kalypso Media are running a discount on much of their catalogue.

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Orcs Must Die 3 Google Stadia
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Google Stadia may present an intriguing opportunity in terms of the future of gaming, but is it doing anything for strategy gamers specifically? What games can we look forward to in this glorious new era?

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homeworld 3
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Sorry it's late in the day, but here's our news round up for the week in strategy games.

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imperator rome 1.2 cicero
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The much anticipated new update for Imperator is now live, which brings a lot of sweeping changes aimed at building a better future for the newest grand-strategy game.

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Battletech tips
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If you've just discovered BattleTech or are coming back from it after a break, keep up to date with the latest tips & tricks for kitting our your lance.

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Narcos Strategy GAme
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Joe's back from holiday, and there's lots to catch up on from the world of strategy games this week. Enjoy!

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Total War Saga Troy
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It's official, Total War Saga Troy is in fact a thing, and we know lots about it. Find out more about Creative Assembly's latest historical romp.

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civ 6 september update red death
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Firaxis' premier 4X strategy game just got a new update which included new maps, new balance tweaks and, bizarrely, a Battle Royale mode?

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Here's your essential guide to Field of Glory: Empires' fine balancing act between warfare and culture.

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Curious about Riot's entré into the auto battler genre? Here's your introduction to Teamfight Tactics.

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strategy game news sep 6
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The first news round-up of the month is a bit of a short one as it had to be prepped early, but still a couple of cool things to catch up on.

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Dota underlords meta state of the game
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We take a look at what changes Valve have made to Dota Underlords so far, and what it might mean for the future of this ever-evolving Auto Chess hit.

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civilization 6 red death
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No, really, it does. It's called the Red Death, and it looks suitably bonkers.

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Hunter Beast DLC TWW2
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This week has mainly been about patches and new DLC, but there's still a lot to read up on from the world of strategy gaming.

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Humankind GamesCom 19
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Humankind was definitely one of the highlights of GamesCom 2019, and we decided to sit down and have a chat with Amplitude's General Manager to talk about why they're making a play for Civilization's crown.

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Gloomhaven Tips
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Being in Early Access, Gloomhaven's digital is lacking in tutorials, and has a very intricate learning curve. We've put together some top tips to help you get to grips with this legendary tactical RPG...

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Frostpunk the Rifts
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Frostpunk gets some premium DLC and even a Season Pass, which kicks off with 'The Rifts' available today.

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Fall of the Samurai Total War Saga
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Re-branding Shogun II's Fall of the Samurai DLC to be a Total War Saga game may feel like unnecessary tinkering, but it doesn't detract from the fact that is an excellent expansion that's the perfect template for what CA are trying to do with the Saga titles.

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port royale 4 gamescom 2019
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Now that GamesCom is starting to wrap-up, our report today is going to recap all of the exciting strategy gaming news that game out of the show this week.

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age of empires 2 de sample
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After literally years of nothing, we've finally heard something about Age of Empires 4...

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Humankind Gamescom 2019
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Joe has returned from Gamescom, and he is filled to the brim with new and exciting strategy games slated to arrive between now and late next year. Here's a summary of some of his favourites...

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Kings Bounty 2 announced
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Lots to catch up on from the world of strategy gaming this week, and it's not even GamesCom yet!

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ksp mods2
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These are the best Mods for Kerbal Space Program post 1.7.3 and the Breaking Ground expansion.

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humble ck2 bundle
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Crusader Kings 2's best deal yet still has just over a day left on the clock, if you were wondering whether or not to jump on board.

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BSG Deadlock Season 2
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Catch yourself up with the latest and greatest news from the world of strategy games.

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starborne soverign space
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Our weekly news round up is back, and we've got some interesting stories you'll want to catch up on...

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Strategy Game News Jul 29 19
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Our weekend bulletin is back - catch up on seven strategy gaming stories from the week that you may have missed.

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Jagged Alliance The Board Game
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Jagged Alliance fans have had a rough time of it as many a company tries to recapture the magic that was JA2, but a new hope emerges from an unlikely place...

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total war three kingdoms eight princes dlc
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We're back with our weekly round of interesting strategy gaming stories from the past week that you may have missed.

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humble publisher sales
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Paradox are running another sale, and there's a second creative sale with some gems in it worth looking at as well.

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dota underlords proto pass 1
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Dota Underlords continues to improve as it keeps pace with the other Auto Chess contenders, getting a battle pass and potentially new heroes and features.

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phoenix point
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We're posting the new weekly news bulletin a little early this week - catch yourself up with all the latest strategy gaming news.

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Imperator Rome 1.2 Cicero Patch
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That's a nice 1.1 update you've got there, Imperator. Would be a shame if something happened to it. Say... a beta for the NEXT patch...

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total war 3k mod tools
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Modding in Total War isn't as creative as it used to be, but now that the mods tools are here you can finally unleash your ideas on Three Kingdoms China.

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Auto chess pc alpah
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Auto Chess may have moved on from PC in recent weeks, but they're coming back - the alpha test for the new Unreal-based PC version is due to start this week.

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humble drm freedom sale
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Humble are running a sale themed around games that offer DRM-free versions, for those of you who are interested in such things - there's some great strategy gems going cheap too.

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civ 6 june 2019 patch
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We take a deeper look at Civilization 6's June 2019 patch, what it does, and how it's shaping the game three years into its life-cycle.

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Astra Exodus
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Slitherine have announced a new sci-fi 4X strategy game. It's not the one we're waiting for *cough*distantworlds2*cough* but it'll do for now.

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age of mythology
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Catch yourself up and enjoy our round-up of seven stories from the world of strategy games. Enjoy your weekends!

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Imperator Rome Warfare Tips2
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Imperator: Rome's first major patch is live - here's everything you need to know, including a link to the full patch-notes.

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crusader kings the board game
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Edward's been taking the board game adaptation of Crusader Kings out for a spin. Turns out he's not a fan.

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steam summer sale 2019
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Gorge yourself once again in the biggest sales event of the Summer. We're rounded up a few of our own personal highlights.

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dota chess cross post
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Valve have released their take on Auto Chess into the wild. It shows promise, but it's actually the best game to try if you're new to the formula, or are looking to move on from the mod.

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Three Kingdoms Blood Pack
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We're continuing with our weekends news experiment - there's plenty more to catch up on from the past week.

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paradox store mid summer sale
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Say goodbye to whatever disposable income you had left - the Paradox Midsummer sale has just started!

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autochess
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With Auto Chess going solo and other spin-offs starting to emerge, now's the perfect time to read up on essential tips & tricks to get you started...

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strategy game news june 14th 2019
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Our second weekend news bulletin is live - catch up on all the strategy gaming news you may have missed over the past week.

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humble sale city builder
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Humble have got another sale going this weekend that discounts a bunch of games with city-building or base-building elements - some real gems to be found here!

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three kingdoms patch 1.1
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Three Kingdoms is set to get its first major update soon, and you can help test it out in beta right now.

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ancestors legacy guide
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Ancestors Legacy recently got its first DLC drop, so we thought we remind you what the game's core concepts were, in case you haven't tried it for yourself yet.

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empire of sin
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Paradox have been seeding their announcements through-out E3 this year, and now they've finally revealed what they're working on with the Romeros.

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Stronghold Warlords Announced
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The next iteration in the classic castle-builder franchise is heading to Asia with a new look and some new mechanics.

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Paradoxs new game
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While Paradox have said they're not revealing their new grand-strategy project till PDXCon in October, we're posting some predictions on what we think it may be. It is E3 week, after all!

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Scythe invaders from afar
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Read up on all the news you may have missed from the world of strategy games this week.

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slitherine warhammer sale humble
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Meanwhile, thousands of miles away; Slitherine are running a sale of their own on some of their licensed Warhammer 40K games.

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paradox strategy weekend sale
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Paradox's weekend sale on Steam is still running, but not for long! You've only got a couple of hours left.

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The latest entry in the Total War series represents a culmination of everything Creative Assembly has learned since the franchise began, Sean argues.

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stellaris ancient relics
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The next Stellaris story pack adds in planet-based treasures and story lines to unearth as you try to lean from the fallen civilisations of yester-year...

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Stellaris DLC 5
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Dropping rhymes, should be a crime... but seriously, Stellaris is free to play until Sunday, so if you haven't dabbled yet now would be the time!

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Shards Head
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Shards of Infinity has left Early Access. Our review is still in-progress, but we'd thought we'd share with you our thoughts from the game's pre-release period.

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Ian's been checking out Conan Unconquered over the past few months, and is here some some preliminary thoughts ahead of its launch at the end of the month.

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Imperator Rome Steam Rating
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Imperator is not as bad as the Steam reviews claim, but they suggest an underlying level of discontent that shouldn't be ignored.

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humble board games bundle
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Only 30 hours left to pick up some of Asmodee Digital's excellent board game ports.

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Star Wars Armada
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Star Wars: Rebellion was the original grand-strategy game and provided a vision of a galaxy at war in a way that's never really been seen since...

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Ubran Warfare Head
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It's been a while since we heard anything from the BattleTech team, but we're very excited for what they've got in the pipeline for the next expansion...

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Prophet Warlock DLC Design
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Ahead of our full review later today, Sean Martin makes his Strategy Gamer debut with a look at how Creative Assembly brought Skaven's Clan Skryre to life for Warhammer 2's newest DLC...

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games like rimworld dwarf fortress
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These are the best games to play in 2019 if you're looking for experiences similar to Rimworld or Dwarf Fortress.

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Total war humble sale
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On top of the Kalypso Media sale, you can also pick up some Total War content on the cheap via Humble.

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Prophet and Warlock
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Creative Assembly have released details of what possibly will be the final DLC pack for Total War: Warhammer 2.

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Kalypso Media Humble Sale
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There's some strategy gems to be found in Kalypso's publisher sale over on Humble - check it out!

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Best strategy game trailers
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There's nothing quite as 'hype' as a really good trailer. Even amongst strategy games, there's been videos that have gotten us excited & pumped to play, even if the games themselves didn't always live up to the PR. Here's a selection of our favourite vids.

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Neverdark Head
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Slitherine's recently announced post-apocalyptic strategy game was at GDC, and we sent Ian to go have a look.

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warcraft gog
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Blizzard’s other RTS classic returns to retail via GOG. You can buy each one individually or as a bundle.

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eu4 dlc free trial
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Paradox are trialling a new strategy in 2019 where they rotate through their DLC library for EU4, making one free for a week with a discount to buy. It reminds us of the demos of old, but we have to wonder how it will play out...

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Stellaris Console Head
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Stellaris has made the transfer to console surprisingly well, but the decision to go with an older build could have unforeseen consequences for its newly acquired fans...

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civ 6 vikings
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[Updated] Humble's latest strategy bundle run out on Monday - make sure you don't miss out!

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xcom 2 free weekend
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If you've yet to jump into XCOM 2, now might be a great time to consider it as the base game is getting a free weekend on Steam (plus a decent franchise sale).

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dwarf fortress steam head
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The legendary simulation game is going premium as it gets a facelift and is available to Wishlist right now.

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Phoenix Point 3 c
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Julian Gollop's upcoming tactics game is yet another title pledging exclusivity to Epic Games' new storefront.

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Gal Civ 3 Gameplay
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With the most recent expansion out, it's worth taking a look at everything there is on offer for space-4X Gal Civ 3...

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Lord Of Dwarves
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A new Dwarf Fortress-like strategy/sim launched into Early Access today. Unfortunately, there's not a lot more to be said about it.

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Paradox Humble Sale
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Paradox are running a publisher sale on the Humble Store, and there's some impressive discounts to be had on some of our favourite strategy games.

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A rumor going around says Xenonauts 2 is going into Early Access this month, but the developers say it needs some more time.

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Neverdark mixes elements of 4X, grand strategy, and turn-based tactical battles in a cyberpunk-inspired post-apocalyptic strategy game coming later this year.

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BSG Deadlock Sin and Sacrifice
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Sin and Sacrifice will be dropping on PC and consoles mid-March. Set condition one through-out the fleet!

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Humble SEGA sale
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From Total War, to Company of Heroes and more, there's plenty of great strategy titles going cheap on Humble this week.

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Civ V Best Civs Head 2
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Who needs Civ 6 when you can have our lord and savoir, Civ V. We've overhauled our guide to bring in a new set of best-in-slot picks for various strategies.

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EU4 art of war free
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If you never picked up the Art of War expansion for EU4, for one week you can take it out for a spin for free.

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OTC Free MP
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Stardock will be releasing a ‘multiplayer client’ to allow people to play the game in online matches for free, without need to own the full game.

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Planetfall Preview Head
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We spent some hands-on time with this new sci-fi 4X game – there’s a lot to be look forward to here.

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Civ 6 DLC Head 2
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Now that Gathering Storm is released, we've updated our complete guide to Civ 6's entire DLC library...

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Endless Space 2 DLC
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With the recent release of Penumbra, we thought we'd write up a guide to ALL of Endless Space 2's DLC, so you know what's on offer and what it does for the game.

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Paradox's bundle offers some really cool games at a really great price, and there's still time to get involved if you want to!

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civ 4 feature
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Despite Civ 6 about to get its second expansion, there are still plenty of people who still prefer to play Civ 4. Charles muses the why of it as he gets crushed for the umpteenth time by a psychotic AI opponent.

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Martynas is up next in terms of how he found strategy gaming in 2017. Seems like it was a mixed bag...

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Marcello takes a look at the genre, and provides SG's official GOTY analysis of 2017.

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We've got a whole host of new strategy titles on our plate at the moment. Marcello brings you a pre-look at the first one to enter the fray. A promising start, but still plenty of work to do!

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Our final Itch.io round-up of the year, since we'll be on Christmas break when the slot next comes around. Let's see what Josh has found for us today...

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It's GOTY season, but because SG is relatively new to the scene we're going to do something a bit more low-key for 2017. Click to find out more...

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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