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What do you grab when the ashes are falling on your house?

I had an interesting experience yesterday. About 4:30 pm, my wife came in the house to inform me that ashes were falling on the house; there was a wildfire nearby and headed our way.  It was probably time to pack up, grab the legal docs and wedding album, the laptops and iPads and maybe pack some clothes.  (we had  not received notice to leave, but the fire was only a 1/4 mile away at that point. After a few minutes of running around and packing, she brought in a couple of file boxes; "don't…

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Posted by Dave Smith on July 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Special on Line of Departure Back Issues -- Japan at War

Currently, I'm working on the next issue of Line of Departure, and in anticipation of its publication, I'm offering a special on five back issues of the magazine.  The theme is Japan at war, from the Russo-Japanese War through World War II in the Pacific.  These are five issues, with articles and player's aids for the following:

Red Sun Rising (SPI)



U.S. Navy War Plan Orange (Avalanche Press)



Storm Over Taierzhuang…

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Posted by Jim Werbaneth on July 17, 2014 at 10:30pm

Revised Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 1 now available in electronic and print form

After requests to make Issue 1 of Tactical Wargamer's Journal available in electronic form, I'm pleased to announce I've finally been able to do so. Video above is a preview of the content and additional content available in the expanded Issue 1. This expanded issue is available in both print and electronic form. For those who purchased the original Issue 1 in print form, a print supplement with just the additional material of the revised edition is also…

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Posted by Michael Dorosh on July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

GMT West

I'm thinking about attending GMT West for the first time. My better three-quarters (my wife) has agreed to travel to Hanford on her birthday weekend. Could someone who has participated in this event give me (and others) an overview of what can be expected? (start times, how late the gaming goes, quality of hotel accommodations, what sort of games get played, etc...)

Thanks,

Dave

Posted by Dave Smith on July 3, 2014 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Battle for Stalingrad - a true Eastern Front gem of a game!

We have been playing this since release and still play it, unfortunately the game seems to have been under the radar for the majority of gamers, don't know why...but I do know that I rather love and...here's why ;)

HFC Review: Battle for Stalingrad

Posted by Andreas Ludwig on July 2, 2014 at 11:57am

Happy Canada Day

Best wishes to all the gamers north of the 49th.

Dave Smith

Posted by Dave Smith on July 1, 2014 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Board Wargames ongoing online................

Just a few screenshots from several (ie too many !) Vassal (and one Cyberboard) PBEM games I have going at present.

Vassal has really helped rejuvenate my interest in Board Wargames however to the detriment of my figure painting and bank balance !!…

















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Posted by Gary Barr on June 29, 2014 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

Finally, a true "beginner's wargame"

I think in my very first blog I harped on people labeling games as "beginner's wargames" in spite of the fact they were priced at over $60 and had more than 20 pages of rules.  Now maybe price range and rules' length isn't the best way to determine whether a game is suitable for a novice, but for the teens I teach these features would make a poor selling points. To the rescue comes Steve Jackson's new offering: Ogre.  The same game (although with better quality materials) I bought over 30…

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Posted by Dave Smith on June 25, 2014 at 9:34am — 7 Comments

Apology

My apologies to anyone who has felt my comment on the BGG group has caused upset, anger and offense. It has certainly stirred a whole lot of crap.

That was not the intention, I was just voicing my opinion on a matter. Next time I will be a lot more careful what I say.

Keep calm and carry on wargaming :)

Posted by Roger Morley on June 20, 2014 at 11:26am — 17 Comments

Bitching about Bitching.

It would seem that as long as you have been around for 20+ years and are pre approved by the Troll Team you are allowed to do what you want, how you want to whom ever you please.

Should someone complain about ill treatment, or make comments that go against 'popular' thinking you are sometimes targeted for special treatment, which we have seen the results and discussed before.

Yet, should I or someone come online to BGG or CSW and share what happened to them they are…

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Posted by Kev on June 19, 2014 at 11:06am — 17 Comments

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