Tactics

7.25.19

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is the Reinvention the Series Needed

By making combat more transparent and giving you more time with the world's characters, Nintendo has revitalized its tactical RPG franchise once again.

8.24.18

This Clean, Pretty, Enjoyable Strategy Game Also Happens to Star Vikings

Plausible Concept's tactical roguelike is an elegant exercise in island defense.

8.1.18

The Final Act of 'The Banner Saga' Cements Its Bleak Greatness

'The Banner Saga 3' is a powerful conclusion that elevates the entire series.

7.10.18

Stomping the Knee: A Guide to Countering MMA's Most Ungentlemanly Tactic

Some think the move should be outlawed, others contend it's safer than getting punched in the head. It's here for now, though, so here's how to beat it.

4.25.18

'BattleTech' Revives the Classic Mech Franchise in All Its Grueling Glory

'BattleTech' is the rare tactics game that makes attrition a tool, not a mistake.

5.1.17

'Expeditions: Viking' Lets Me Be the Wimpy Viking I Knew I Could Be

Leading a warlike tribe is violent work, but this tactical RPG asks if maybe we could be nicer about it.

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7.3.16

Emerging Sub Spotting Technology Threatens Nuclear Deterrence

Technology is poised to upset the balance of mutually assured destruction.

3.5.15

Why Tactical Analysis in Soccer Is Dumb

The boom in tactical analysis of soccer has produced a world of worthless, myopic writing that ignores the realities of the game.

11.5.14

Design Digital Terrain with the Army's Projection-Mapped Sandtable

State-of-the-art military technology lets you create interactive topographical maps with your hands and piles of sand.

5.31.14

Hashtag Movements and the Need for a Diversity of Tactics

We cannot ask whether clicktivism and events like #YesAllWomen work. We must ask what work they do.