Three Moves Ahead

A podcast about strategy & war games

Three Moves Ahead is the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Every week a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions meets to talk about the strategy and war games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world.

Weekly, publishes Wednesdays.

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Episode 582:
Europa Universalis IV - Anbennar

January 28, 2023 It's a NoCBcast semi-reunion as Len is joined by Lambert ( and Father Lorris ( to discuss Anbennar, our favorite Europa Universalis IV total conversion mod. Have you ever wondered how elite elven archers would fare against 18th Century line infantry? What if the Protestant Reformation was kicked off by the literal death of a god? It's epic high fantasy meets the early modern world and we can't recommend it enough.

Europa Universalis IV, Anbennar

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Marvel's Midnight Suns, Mass Effect, Into the Breach, XCOM 2

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