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Anyone interested in gaming Saturday, August 21?

Started by Scott de Brestian Aug 15, 2010.

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Comment by Gerald Todd on August 6, 2016 at 8:54pm

So Chris, what bit of SW Baltimore, Arbutus, Pigtown?

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on August 6, 2016 at 7:50pm


     We met next in the Edgewater library (27 Aug, 10:30-4:45, not the 20th, btw -- sometimes we have to flex the sked; there's competition for free access to public space).

    We have Axis & Allies Pacific sked for that day.  I've got a huge map and lots of extra pieces.  We'll use hidden movement, planned recon, and other mods.  Might use two maps and have the gamemasters adjudicate recon results between the teams.  The teams will function as command staffs, with fleet and task force commanders.  Here's an article that describes how I've used this for analyst training in a Navy command: SimBAT%2C%20Nov%2009%20Intelligencer.pdf (Jerry, you might find this interesting, too).

    I have yet to lay out the schedule for academic year 16-17 (guess I'd better hop to it!).  Here's our sked for Fall 2015: Strategy%20Gaming%20Schedule%2C%20Fall2015.pdf (4.6 MB; let's see if it goes).  However, this year I'm going to ratchet the gaming up to historically-accurate consims, both CDG/PtP (GMT-style) and hex-&-counter ('H&C', shall I call it?).  Jerry Todd is an H&C grognard and my other compatriot, John Edwards, covers the gamut, with a strong suit in Euros (a vital part of our repertoire, especially for younger lads and girls, when we can get them).

    I usually kick off the semester with some fun games (e.g., Eagles Games' Age of Mythology and Civilization) that my son can run.  Perhaps you could join Jerry and John and me for a four-part adult game on one of those days (LeipzigPaths of Glory? -- what would you suggest?) while we let the lads lead themselves.

         I'm eager to bring fellow grognards in.  The lads are in a learning curve, but some of them are pretty advanced (they're all in high school new).  Most of them have been with us for several years, and we meet about 26 times a year.  Jerry and I ran Ligny and Quatre Bras from DG's Nap's Last Battles a couple of weeks ago.  My son served well as Bluecher.  We have Jena! planned for the fall semester (sweet!! -- thanks, Jerry!).

    If you have games you especially enjoy and think cover important historical topics (as most consims do), we'd be thrilled to have you join us.  I'll study the rules first, of course, and help MC any event you'd like us to run.

    Hope to meet you soon in person, Tim

Comment by Christopher Brinker on August 6, 2016 at 10:33am

Hey Tim, 

Thanks! That's great. Davidsonville is a little bit of a drive for me, but not too big of a price to pay for an enthusiastic group of gamers. I can't make it today because of previous obligations, but maybe I can swing by in two weeks and catch you then? Do attendees bring games or is it more structured?

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on August 6, 2016 at 8:58am

Jerry led us in WS&IM a couple of weeks ago.  Flying Colors might permit even larger battles.  Good for multi-player (we usually get 9-12 lads).

    (P.s., I meant CDGs are..)

    I'm off now to the club...

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on August 6, 2016 at 8:26am


     Two correspondents here, Jerry Todd and myself, are off right now to run AH's 'Hitler's War' and one or more folio games for the Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club (high schoolers plus 2-3 adults).  We're meeting today in Davidsonville (AA Cty), 10:30 to 4:30 or so.  We meet every two weeks, and CDGs is a big part of the plan for the coming year (that & standard hex-&-counter wargames).  Today's loc:

Davidsonville Family Rec Center

3727 Queen Anne Bridge Rd

Davidsonville, MD 21035

My cell: 443-716-5648

Comment by Christopher Brinker on August 6, 2016 at 6:30am

In SW Baltimore, looking for any groups or fellow gamers in the central Maryland that like to get together, generally on the weekends. I like the next war series, flying colors, CDGs, and COIN. Willing to try just about anything.

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Comment by Gerald Todd on June 18, 2016 at 5:33pm

1st sergeant, Company A, 1st Maine Cavalry ( )

and Skipper the Amish War Horse  :)

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 18, 2016 at 12:58pm

Is that cavalry or are you an officer in an infantry unit?

   Anyway, Civil War it is!  I have used Antietam and Fredericksburg as intro scenarios, letting the novices be the Union at Antietam -- and suspending the McClellan Copperhead rules! -- and letting them be the Confederates at F'burg.  I once found a way to win as the Feds at F'burg.  (I've only used the SPI B&G folio games for these training events.)

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 16, 2016 at 9:45pm

I grew up in Carrollton Manor.  Benfield ES, SP Middle during the 1960s.  SPHS 74.

Comment by Gerald Todd on June 16, 2016 at 6:18pm

Half way through a reply and Firefox crashes - grrrr


I go by Jerry and I'm in Severna Park NE of Jumpers Hole Rd and Benfield Blvd.  That's me on the horse in the little pic on the left there.  I won't be in uniform or on horseback Saturday.


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