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Going to War: Creating Computer War Games by Jason Darby

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History

Throughout history, there have been many skirmishes, battles, and wars. There is no shortage of information in books, television documentaries, movies, and on the Internet for you to use as inspiration for your game.

History is probably the easiest place to start if you are unsure what type of war game to make. It is very easy to find information on particular timeframes, generals, battlefield maps, and unit types, which you can use to create your own scenarios.

The number of battles and wars over the centuries seems endless, with the great number of wars giving the war gamer many topics to choose from. In most cases, you would pick a timeframe or battle that most interests you. This might be because of the weapons used, a battle shown ...

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