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Hot of the presses, here's every game featured in this issue that is shipping from RBM Publications. I received it a couple of weeks ago, but was on vacation when it arrived and have been slammed by year-end work responsibilities since.

I construct this list each issue to encourage BGGers to buy C3i. The list also connects the C3i content to the various games featured. A decade from now someone buying a game that was released this year can track down the bonus C3i game material after learning about it here on BGG.

This issue is still available for order, but if the last few C3i issues are any indication, they don't print a whole lot of extras. Remember, by preordering you save big bucks.
http://www.gmtgames.com/p-522-c3i-magazine-issue-28.aspx[/url]

This issue includes a complete solitaire game by Salvatore Vasta, Unconditional Surrender! Case Blue.

Besides the countersheet that we've come to expect, there are inserts included with this issue for six more games!

I love the countersheet. I love the scenarios. I love all the inserts. I can't wait to read all the articles. Why wasn't there a great magazine like this when I was a kid?

If you'd like to read more about C3i, check out the official website! www.c3iopscenter.com
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1. Board Game: Unconditional Surrender! Case Blue [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:3855]
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In addition to a complete game, including map, counters, charts, and rules, there's an article with tactical tips and designer's notes as well.
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2. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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Designers Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews look back on this incredible game ten years after its first publication. They have plenty of nice things to say about other designers and other games.
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3. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:103]
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Sam Sheikh has added some new campaign rules for Combat Commander. Something like the role-playing element in some other war games, most notably Dawn Patrol, the players have a leader on the board that can advance game to game. An insert and counters supporting the new campaign rules are included with this issue. The campaign rules look like a fun addition, and I look forward to giving 'em a try.

Also in this issue, two new scenarios on an insert card.
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4. Board Game: Andean Abyss [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:752]
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New programmed action cards for NPC's.
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5. Board Game: For the People [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:712]
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3 reminder counters
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6. Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:742]
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Programming moves in Empire of the Sun by Mark Herman.
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7. Board Game: Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:1167]
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A new optional rulebook is included as an insert, along with 5 errata counters.
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8. Board Game: Panzer (second edition) [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:2069]
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Another huge insert card featuring two new scenarios.
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9. Board Game: The Dark Valley [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:2740]
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29 errata counters
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10. Board Game: Serpents of the Seas [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:3673] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Two new counters drawing from popular media.
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11. Board Game: No Retreat! The North African Front [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:2801]
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New rules for Malta along with additional counters.
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12. Board Game: Hoplite [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:3274]
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The First Battle of Mantinea is added here, with a background article, counters, and an insert.

There are also 4 errata counters for Hoplite on the countersheet.
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13. Board Game: Rebel Raiders on the High Seas [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:4228]
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Designer notes, historical perspective,
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14. Board Game: Iron and Oak [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:5026]
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13 new ships, including both cards and counters and another insert addition to the game.
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15. Board Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:2862]
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A variant for sorpe and bever dams' addition to this new game with new counters is included.
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16. Board Game: 1914: Offensive à outrance [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:4731] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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This issue has an insert and counters expanding the Battle of Leige in this game. There's also an excellent historical overview of this key early battle of The Great War.
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17. Board Game: 1914: Glory's End / When Eagles Fight [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:4495]
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Designer's notes from Ted Raicer for his pair of updated games.
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18. Board Game: Newtown [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:6611]
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Patrick Ruestchmann has written an article offering an explanation for Indian motivations and the associated game rules in this and other games in the excellent Battle of the American Revolution series.

My buddy Scot and I have enjoyed playing this series of games.
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19. Board Game: Churchill [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:500]
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Mark Herman discusses his upcoming game.
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20. Board Game Designer: Ted Raicer
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Ted Raicer and Micheal Resch share their thoughts on the Centennial of the Great War.
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21. Board Game Designer: Michael Resch
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Michael Resch and Ted Raicer share their thoughts on the Centennial of the Great War.
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22. Board Game Designer: Mark Herman
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Mark Herman continues his series of articles on the theory of game design, this time focusing on the element of story in board games.
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23. Board Game Designer: S. Craig Taylor
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This issue includes an excellent interview with one of my favorite designers, the late S. Craig Taylor.
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24. Board Game Designer: John Hill (I)
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Dana Lombardy writes a nice tribute to the late John Hill.
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