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D-Day at Peleliu is a solitaire game simulating the amphibious invasion of Peleliu in the Palau Islands. The Marines assaulted with the primary goal of capturing the airstrip nestled amid jungle and overlooked by forbidding mountain terrain.

Wellington’s Victory. The classic 1976 game covering the battle of Waterloo returns in this revamped version. Napoleon’s French Army of the North faces Wellington’s hodge-podge Army of the Low Countries, who are fighting for time while awaiting the arrival of Blucher’s Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine.

Napoleon’s Last BattlesNapoleon has escaped exile on Elba to retake the French throne in early 1815, but is surrounded by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, determined to remove him again. Napoleon’s only chance is a preemptive strike, to disrupt the Coalition’s plans and perhaps cause it to fall apart.

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Masuria: Winter Battle 1915: After the Tannenberg campaign of August-September 1914, East Prussia became a strategic backwater as both sides focused their efforts in Poland.

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Today in Military History
1 October 1942

The USS Grouper torpedoes the Japanese prisoner ship, Lisbon Maru, resulting in the deaths of 800 British prisoners of war. With the Pacific campaign in full-swing, the United States granted its submarine service to perform unrestricted submarine warfare. Under this doctrine, any vessel considered aiding the enemy could be sunk. Sailing out of Pearl Harbor, the USS Grouper was on a patrol in the waters off the Zhoushan archipelago. Spotting the Lisbon Maru, which bore no symbols signifying its purpose as a POW transport, the Grouper sank the vessel with a flurry of torpedoes. The Lisbon Maru had been carrying 1,800 British POW’s, captured in Hong Kong and on their way to Japanese camps. Those that did not drown in the attack were shot by the Japanese if trying to swim away from the wreckage. See MoreSee Less

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Today in Military History
29 September 61 BC

Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph with his victory against Mediterranean piracy. The rise of piracy in the Mediterranean had put Rome in a panic. Crucial grain shipments to the Roman capital were threatened by the pirates, and coastal cities in Greece, Asia, and Italy had been freely plundered. Pompey offered his services to the Senate, organizing a naval task force to deal with the pirate threat. Assembling a sizeable fleet of 270 warships, Pompey was given three years to defeat the pirate threat. Pompey was able to defeat the pirate threat in three months, propelling him to immense popularity with the plebs of Rome, cementing his legacy as one of Rome’s great military leaders. See MoreSee Less

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Today in Military History
24 September 1846

Gen. Zachary Taylor captures the city of Monterrey in the Mexican-American War. Following the American victory in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Gen. Taylor marched his army south, crossing the Rio Grande. American Secretary of War, William Marcy, suggested to Taylor that his forces seize the city of Monterrey. The Mexican’s built up their defenses around Monterrey, supplying an additional 1,800 men to the cities garrison. The Mexican forces were also supported with Irish soldiers who had defected from the American army and formed their own battalion, the San Patricio’s (Saint Patrick’s Battalion). The two sides were evenly matched when Taylor’s forces assaulted the city. The battle erupted into a three-day struggle to seize and hold the city, with brutal casualties inflicted on both sides. With the city seized, it established a foothold for American forces to continue their campaign in northern Mexico. See MoreSee Less

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Today in Military History
22 September 1965

The United Nations mandates a ceasefire between Pakistan and India, ending the second conflict between the former British colonies. India and Pakistan each contested the control over Kashmir. The Pakistanis ignited the second conflict between the two states with Operation Gibraltar, an effort to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir and spark an insurgency against Indian rule. The Indian’s responded to the incursion with a full-scale assault on West Pakistan. Intense air-to-air combat and tank battles erupted between the two sides, with World War II-era weapons battling in some of the largest tank battles since the end of World War II. The United Nations pressed for a ceasefire between the two sides, successfully achieving it after the United States and the Soviet Union lent diplomatic support in peace talks. See MoreSee Less