In praise of BGG wargame reviewers.
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I enjoy reading reviews. Reviews of movies, books, music…and of wargames. The first thing I always do on BGG is check the game reviews. I don’t care if it’s a review of a game I own, used to own, have never owned or never will own, there is still a good chance I will read it. Sometimes I may disagree with a reviewer but I can accept an opinion that differs from mine and appreciate that the reviewer perceives the game differently.

BGG is lucky to have a large number of fine wargame reviewers. Many of the reviews are very well written considering that few, if any, of these people are professional writers. Sure, there are some who put more into it than others but they all perform a valuable service to the wargame community, allowing a potential game buyer to make an informed decision.

Why do they do it? I can assure you that it isn’t for the GeekGold. I suppose it’s for the love of the game or love of the hobby. Perhaps we’ll get them to tell us why in their own words. It would also be interesting to hear from them which of their reviews they like best and even their reviews they like the least, and why. I’m hoping these guys won’t be shy.

Of course there is the very occasional gushing 'fanboy' review, full of Hosannas and Hallelujahs, which I usually ignore. The reviews I like the least are of the apologetic type. The reviewer has problems with a popular game but immediately gives the impression that perhaps the problem is with him and not the game. If a reviewer has an unpopular opinion of a popular game, he should just state his opinion in a well-reasoned manner. The game’s fans won’t appreciate the negative opinion any more with or without the apology.

But I have no intention of featuring or even mentioning any reviews I don't like. I come to praise reviewers, not to bury them.

I’m listing people who have written three or more wargame reviews. The reviews I am featuring are not necessarily their best or the most thumbed. Rather, they represent what I like best about the particular reviewer.

What you, dear reader, can do:
1. Add a reviewer(s) with three or more reviews that I missed.
2. Add a reviewer with fewer than three reviews that you particularly like.
3. Add a favorite game specific review(s).
4. Add a review that persuaded you to buy a game.
5. Add a comment to my brief description of what you like about a particular reviewer.

In short, anything at all about wargame reviews or reviewers is appropriate and appreciated.

What isn't included in this list:
1. Fantasy and science fiction games. I feel they need their own list.
2. Foreign (to me) language reviews. Another category that needs it's own list.
3. Video reviews. Also need their own list.

Note: If you have written three or more wargame reviews and I inadvertently missed you, I apologize. I'm sure someone will correct my oversight or you can either add yourself or contact me and I will give you proper recognition.

UPDATE: All reviewers are now listed in alphabetical order by their username. Below is a list of all 232 reviewers. This list will be updated as new reviewers are added.

Page 1:
Adam Parker, ADM Mako, adorablerocket, airjudden, Alan Paull, alexisW, alsandor, aluredpopple, Amnese, AnimalMother, atsgamer, Aussie550, BagpipeDan, Basilius, baymonkey, BeatGuy, bentlarsen, Bivoj, Black Knight, blockhead, Bloodybucket, bluekingzog, bolter, Boots01, BROG.
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buffmeister, castiglione, catosulla, charlescab, cheirisophus, Chris_Milne, cillmhor, Cleitus the Black, cfarrell, citizen k, cmontgo2, Commish, coyotelaughs, cratex, Dampenon, da pyrate, Darksan, dcooley, Derek999950, Dieroll Honker, Don Smith, dougielb, dracorex, duckweed, DukeofChutney.
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DUMASCLUB, durchske, Dweeb, ehung, eker, elijah234, EndersGame, ericmwalters, fjordi, FlashPan, FNH1, foulksy, fusag, GameWhore, Gangrel, Garfink, garysax, gberry, general hoth, GeneSteeler, GeorgeHa, gertbert, gittes, goldenboat.
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Gorgoneion, GreyLord, GROGnad, grognard, grouchysmurf, Gryfon, gvchief, Harae, Haring, Harkonnen13, haroldun,hezkezl, hohenlohe, Howitzer_120mm, hposner, Ibn_ul_khattab, isaacc, Itmurnau, jamesmckane, jcurtis55, jdakapluto, Jeff Schulte, jholen, jiminy, J.L.Robert.
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Jim Marshall, jmlima, joe1013, JoeSteadman, johnbeapirate, John GL, JohnnyD, johnny5, jonbryon, jonocop, jormungandr, jrtracy, _Kael_, keethrax, kduke, kentreuber, Kingdaddy, Kodos666, Kozure, Kuhrusty, L4D2, Lawrence Hung, leroy43, LewisKenyon22, liberor13.
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loquitur, luca marcolunga, Mad Archeologist, malacandra, mantooth012, marnaudo, marticabre, masaakunokouchi, MattDP, MaxVertigo, medievalbanquet, medlinke, MichaelLavoie, mickmick, mi_de, Mirsik, mkirschenbaum, mkozlows, Modoc, moly19, monkeyrobot, moonglum01, mozart827, mrbeankc, mrivera.
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msouzafon, mtagge, mummykitty, mvonahnen, Myrdin T Sasnak, Natus, Neil Thomson, Neopeius, nicktaruffi, nicky longbranch, No Expectations, nomad001, normsmith, oneilljgf, ostrichjo, pacman88k, Panzer, papahoth, paulus22, perfalbion, Peso Pete, Pete Atack, petegs, pete belli, Philipp Klarmann, polate.
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powwowdancer, pvi99th, radsailor, Raiyfe, rajungamer, RayGuns, Rob Doupe, Robert Lloyd, robvollman, rsjrev, rules_heretic, Russ G., Sandy Petersen, SatanicEssence, Scotty Dave, Silverwings, SimGuy, soltan gris, sos1, Sphere, Spielemitkinder, Sprydle, stampdog316, Steve Carey.
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StevenE, stove, swandive78, sxmpxr, taragalinas, Teamski, TeufelHund, The Maverick, T-Mo, tomster, TomVasal, TracerBullet, voynix, Walt Mulder, wandererdog, wargamer55, wargamer66, WatchmanX2000, weishaupt, whac3, wifwendell, Wilhammer, WindowsMEXP, wrgplayer, wryone.
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Wulf Corbett, XanderF, Xookliba, zautman, zeotter, zerosum, zuludawn, zzzz.

Over time, I plan to add a list to each reviewer's entry of all the wargames they have reviewed. I hope to keep it updated.
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52. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier: 1940 – The Fall of France [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:5963]
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Three wargame reviews and hopefully more to come in the future. Tonny writes a concise review with a description of components, gameplay and a summation of his opinion of the game.

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53. Board Game: Warriors of God: The Wars of England & France, 1135-1453 [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1354]
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Seven reviews, three are of wargames. Very good reviews with a great overview of the game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/317185/quick-review-just...

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54. Board Game: The Barbarossa Campaign [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:3548]
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Four wargame reviews. The featured review is concise with good information.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/485567/a-review-of-vpgs-...
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55. Board Game: Totaler Krieg! [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:3138]
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Ten reviews, about half are wargames. The featured review was a combination review/session report. An interesting approach and it was well-received.

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56. Board Game: Firepower [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:5395]
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Very prolific with 45 reviews. Several are of wargames. Concise reviews with good coverage.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/71349/review-of-firepowe...
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57. Board Game: Richard III: The Wars of the Roses [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:1621]
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Very prolific with 184 reviews. Not many are wargames but a few are. Mostly block games like the featured review. But it is a terrific review.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/468642/so-youre-wonderin...


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58. Board Game: A Week In Hell: The Battle of Hue [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:6088]
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This is a game specific review. I struggled between this review and that of Richard III when I featured Ender. Richard III won but I think this review deserves a mention.

What happens when a non-wargamer meets hexes and counters? Read this great review and find out.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/501939/what-happened-nex...
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59. Board Game: Where Eagles Dare [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:3784]
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Four reviews to date but this is really a game specific entry because all four reviews are of Where Eagles Dare! An interesting and effective approach.

After this kind of in depth coverage, if you find yourself still unable to make up your mind, seek professional help.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/754793/initial-impressio...
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60. Board Game: The Eagle and The Star [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:5465]
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Jordi writes a great review and the featured review is a good example. He covers background, components, rules and a conclusion. It's everything you need to know and very well written.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/583537/a-pleasant-fresh-...
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61. Board Game: Frontline: D-Day [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:4381]
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Three wargame reviews. The featured review is good. Robert presents his impressions and gameplay.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/603117/initial-impressio...
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62. Board Game: Valor & Victory [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:3945]
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Very prolific with 53 reviews. Okay, only a handful are wargames but the featured review is superb.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/332996/detailed-review
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63. Board Game: World at War: Into the Breach [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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Stephen has now written three wargame reviews. He gives his first impressions of the game. Very helpful for potential buyers who are still on the fence.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/818818/first-impressions
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64. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:623]
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Thirteen reviews, over half are wargames. Lots of depth and insight. Also, very well written.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/331717/sum-of-its-parts-...
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65. Board Game: A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584 [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:3387]
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Four wargame reviews. All of Seth's reviews have been well-received and rightly so.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/415909/banzai
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66. Board Game: The American Revolution: Decision in North America [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:9009]
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Twenty reviews, many are of wargames. Terence has written reviews of some more obscure games. Some reviews are short, some longer. The featured review is in-depth and quite good.

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67. Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:574]
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Eric is fairly prolific with 20 reviews, many are wargames. His reviews touch all the bases. Eric may have written better reviews than the one featured but it is a game that intrigues me and the review also had me intrigued.

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68. Board Game: Fields of Fire [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:1248]
Board Game: Fields of Fire
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Fifteen mostly wargame reviews. All newer games. Steve doesn't dwell much on the games's nuts and bolts. He mostly presents how the game plays and his impressions. Enjoyable to read.

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69. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1514] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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Seventeen reviews, four are of wargames. In the featured review, Greg presents a very good overview of this venerable classic.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/240103/a-precursor-of-vi...
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70. Board Game: Storm Over Stalingrad [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:2399]
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Three reviews. Sacha writes a shorter, concise review. The featured review is good and was well-received.

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71. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
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Pretty prolific with 23 reviews, mostly wargames. Randy lays it all out for you. Interested in buying the game? Read his review before gambling with your money.

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72. Board Game: First Blood: The Guadalcanal Campaign [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:11879]
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Three wargame reviews. George's reviews are very enjoyable and have some depth.

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73. Board Game: Cruel Necessity [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:1959]
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Tracy writes under the name Lonely Meeple Reviews. His reviews are professional quality. He provides you with all you should need to know about the game in a well written and entertaining review. Also, lots of pictures. Highly recommended.

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74. Board Game: Lee vs. Grant [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:4218]
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After 100 reviews, Sean announced that he has quit writing reviews; too bad, because he wrote some very good ones with a nice mix of newer and older games. I actually prefer Sean’s reviews of older games because I really don’t think he was playing those games when they were new.

I always enjoy it when a young person goes rummaging through my wargaming past and finds a game that he likes. His reviews of the older games also seem to come across much fresher than they do from someone who was playing those games 30+ years ago.

Come back, Sean! Come back!*

*It just occurred to me that some younger people may not get that reference.

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Wargame reviews:
Liberty: The American Revolution 1775-83 - Columbia (Two reviews)
The Napoleonic Wars (2nd edition) - GMT (Two Reviews)
Lincoln's War - MMP
No Peace Without Spain! - Compass
Proud Monster: The Barbarossa Campaign - XTR
Pacific Victory - Columbia
Victory in the Pacific - AH
Red Vengeance - Avalanche Press
Age of Napoleon - Mayfair
4th Reich - Task Force Games
D-Day - AH
Price of Freedom - Compass
Race for Tunis - GDW
Destruction of Army Group Center - Decision Games
Mesopotamia: Birth of Civilisation - Web Published
War at Sea 2 - AH
Napoleon's War: Battle Pack II: America's War - Worthington
Napoleon's War: Battle Pack I - Worthington
Prussia Rising - TCS Games
Napoleon's War II: The Gates of Moscow - Worthington
No Retreat! The Russian Front - GMT
The Sun of Austerlitz - OSG
Napoleon at the Crossroads - OSG
Paths of Glory - GMT
Guns of August - Worthington
Caesar's Gallic War - Worthington
The Halls of Montezuma - GMT
Defiant Russia: 1941, The War Against Nazi Aggression - Avalanche Press
Shiloh: April 1862 - Columbia
Bitter Woods - AH
Winter War - SPI
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (Third Edition) - Columbia
War of 1812 - Columbia
Stalin's War - GMT
Napoleon's War: The Hundred Days - Worthington
Glory - GMT
Postcard from the Revolution - Web Published
Eagles of the Empire: Napoleon in the Desert - Avalanche Press
Washington's War - GMT
Hold the Line: French and Indian War Expansion Set - Worthington
Bonaparte at Marengo - Simmons Games
The 6 Days of Glory - OSG
Mississippi Fortress - CoA
Clash of Giants - GMT
War of the Rebellion - Decision Games
The Battle of Shiloh - West End Games
Four Lost Battles - OSG
The Battle for Dresden 1813 - NES
The War for the Union - CoA
The Civil War - Victory Games (Two reviews)
For the People - AH/GMT
1918: Storm in the West - XTR
Unhappy King Charles! - GMT
Wilderness War - GMT
The Battle of the Bulge - AH
Clash of the Eagles: Borodino & Friedland - Decision Games
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage - AH (Two reviews)
Guadalcanal - AH
Kutuzov - GMT
Monmouth - GMT
1806: Rossbach Avenged - OSG
We the People - AH
The Seven Days of 1809 - OSG
Second World War at Sea: Bismarck - Avalanche Press
Autumn of Glory - CoA
Burnside Takes Command - MMP
Stonewall's Last Battle - AH/MMP
Submarine - AH
Hold the Line - Worthington
Borodino: Battle of the Moscova - GMT
Savannah - GMT
Bobby Lee - Columbia
Midway - AH
Platoon - AH
War at Sea - AH
Bloody Kasserine - GDW
Gettysburg: Badges of Courage - Columbia
The '45 - Decision Games
World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin - GMT
Drive on Stalingrad - Decision Games
Guilford - GMT
Axis & Allies: Pacific - AH
Coup - Steve Jackson Games
Battles of the Ancient World Volume III - Decision Games
Rise and Decline of the Third Reich - AH
Brandywine - GMT
Lee vs. Grant - Victory Games

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75. Board Game: Hit the Beach [Average Rating:5.25 Overall Rank:17368]
Board Game: Hit the Beach
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Twelve reviews, several are of wargames. The featured review is a great trip down Memory Lane!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/6347/the-missing-link
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