Against the Odds

Old war gamers are still nostalgic of the glorious and pioneer titles that enlightened us back in the days: Moves from SPI, The General from Avalon Hill, Strategy & Tactics etc … And nowadays there are not many relevant successors to highlight, but “Against the Odds” is certainly one of them.

Against the Odds magazine investigates military history from a broad perspective. The economic, political, religious and social aspects of warfare are examined in concert with events on the battlefield.

Each issue of ATO features:

  • Informative and insightful articles showcasing the history behind events, plus regular columns by noted game designers providing insight on the latest trends and events.
  • A challenging, fun wargame that drops the players into truly desperate situations but gives them multiple options to alter history.
  • Professionally printed graphics, complete with large playing map and 200 to 360 die cut playing pieces.
Several games designed by ATO have received several awards, including the famous Charles Roberts Award.
ATO is a quarterly, and there has been 35 issues so far. You can subscribe for an international delivery, but also, don’t worry, you can also get all the past issues shipped to your door, that’s what they call the “Big Kahuna“, which I cannot avoid to order straight away of course. For 2011, there are 4 issues + an annual game planned:
Other things the wargamer will love:
Still not convinced? Get your sample here.
Well done guys, keep up the good job, I look forward to reading you soon and for a long time!
Official website:
Deathride, Mars-La-Tours 1870 was awarded Best Magazine Wargame in 2009 by Charles Roberts Award.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s