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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76. Board Game: To The Last Man! [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:4243]
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Four reviews so far. Piero puts some work and thought into his reviews and it shows. Pictures and visuals take it a step up. The featured review is especially good.

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77. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1663]
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Very prolific with 62 reviews. The featured review has real depth. An honest, well written presentation.

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78. Board Game: Europe at War [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:11793]
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The most unique and original personality on BGG has 25 reviews. Many of Robert's reviews come from magazines that he posts on BGG. But he has also written some himself, including the one featured.

You'll be shocked to know that much is in bold and CAPS! But once you get past that, the featured review is very good.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/26971/user-review
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79. Board Game: PanzerArmee Afrika [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:6112]
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Ten reviews. Some shorter reviews. The featured review is a very good overview with good information.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/476062/a-simple-review
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80. Board Game: Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:3517]
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Eleven reviews, not all are wargames. Well written with some insights. The featured review was well-received and rightly so.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/509343/short-review-afte...


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81. Board Game: The Halls of Montezuma [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:6065]
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Seven wargame reviews. Some are shorter. The featured review clearly lays out in detail why Chad was disappointed in the game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/468926/a-disappointment
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82. Board Game: The Campaign for North Africa [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:15081]
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Ten reviews, mostly wargames. Mostly shorter, concise reviews. The review featured is longer but thankfully not as long as the actual game. And Michael claims to have actually played it! If true, he really is 'The Man'.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/304828/its-in-the-detail...
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83. Board Game: Liberty: The American Revolution 1775-83 [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2748]
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Sixteen mostly wargame reviews. Most are overviews with the reviewer's impression of the game.

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Three wargame reviews. All three reviews are strong, emphasizing gameplay and Haring's impressions.

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85. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:978] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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Currently five reviews. I especially liked Erik's review of Wings of War; enthusiastic without gushing. He has me thinking about buying the game and that's no mean feat.

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86. Board Game: Waterloo [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:3537]
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Four reviews, three are of wargames. Some very in-depth reviews that provides all the information you should need.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/377366/waterloo-a-previe...
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87. Board Game: Paul Koenig's Market Garden: Arnhem Bridge [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:10026]
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Prolific with 22 reviews, three are of wargames. All by VPG. William is a good writer and his reviews have both depth and insights. Neatly laid-out with a description of components, gameplay and his conclusions. Pictures are also a plus.

I somehow missed William the first time around but I'm pleased to have found his reviews now.

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88. Board Game: Alexander the Great [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:5847]
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Three wargame reviews, all older classics. Sheldon writes a shorter but very concise review. You'll know what he thinks of the game.

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89. Board Game: Battle for Moscow (second edition) [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:3934]
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Out of 104 reviews, only a few are of wargames. But they are good and are worth the effort to search out. The featured review was popular.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/613297/intro-to-wargames...
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90. Board Game: The First World War [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:5673]
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Nine reviews, about half are of wargames. Howard writes a shorter, concise review.

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91. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:120]
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Colin Hunter
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To date seven reviews, five are of wargames, and I like them. Colin lays out a very good outline of the game in an even-handed manner. It allows a potential buyer to make an informed decision about the game.

Everything a good review should be.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/423893/burning-my-grogna...

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Paths of Glory - GMT
Command & Colors: Ancients - GMT
The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem & Nijmegen - MMP
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Pax Romana - GMT
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92. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:744]
Board Game: Tide of Iron
Steven Goodknecht
United States
Bourbonnais
Illinois
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Isaac Citrom
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Four reviews. These are everything good reviews are supposed to be. The featured review is outstanding.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/170588/an-extraordinary-...
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93. Board Game: The Plot to Assassinate Hitler [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:15676]
Board Game: The Plot to Assassinate Hitler
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Illinois
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Brian Train
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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Twenty reviews, about half are wargames. Brian puts a lot of work into his reviews. The featured review is a good example. The review is much better than the game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/88403/review-and-compone...
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94. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:8] [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked]
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Thrift Thopter
United States
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Like Marco he mostly does video reviews, but he has done some written reviews, including one for Twilight Struggle, that accompanies his video review for the game: Twilight Struggle "Early Impressions".
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95. Board Game: Soldiers of the Queen: Battles at Isandhlwana and Omdurman [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:9739]
Board Game: Soldiers of the Queen: Battles at Isandhlwana and Omdurman
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Illinois
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Jeff Curtis
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Fourteen reviews, four are of wargames. Jeff writes a great review. I especially enjoyed the featured review of a game that I also used to enjoy. Even the designer Richard Berg, chimed in.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/130512/isandhlwana-scena...
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96. Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:2356]
Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Illinois
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Three wargame reviews. In the featured review, J.D. clearly lays out what he likes and dislikes about the game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/68092/a-short-comment-on...

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97. Board Game: Jutland [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:4079]
Board Game: Jutland
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Illinois
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Jeff S
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Washington
New Jersey
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Three wargame reviews. All were well written in-depth reviews and were well-received.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/344383/jutland-an-old-fa...
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98. Board Game: Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:2211] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
Board Game: Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East 1914-1918
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Jonathan Holen
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Three wargame reviews, all by Victory Point Games. Jonathon writes a very good review, touching all the bases. Pictures are a plus.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/620057/a-rookie-wargamer...
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99. Board Game: Advanced Tobruk [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:4383]
Board Game: Advanced Tobruk
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Illinois
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Four wargame reviews. The featured review is an interesting comparison to the original game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/107072/review-by-way-of-...
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100. Board Game: TSWW: Blitzkrieg [Average Rating:8.03 Unranked]
Board Game: TSWW: Blitzkrieg
Steven Goodknecht
United States
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Five reviews. The featured review is a good example of striking the right chord between enthusiasm, balance and information.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/573966/a-first-look-at-t...
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