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Your introduction to consim gaming:
The first wargame I ever played was Stalingrad by Avalon Hill in 1971. I promptly got my clock cleaned out pretty good but I eventually got even...
Your favorite game(s):
I'm more of an "Old School" gamer and have pretty eclectic tastes although WWI has always been a favorite. Some of my favorites are:

Green Fields Beyond, Caesar in Alexandria, Next War (SPI), Assault (GDW), Alesia
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Hof Gap, 5th Corps
What game(s) have you played recently?
Lost Batallion, Blood & Iron, Caesar in Alexandria, Cortes, 1918: Storm in the West, When Eagles Fight, In Flander's Fields, 5th Corps, Hof Gap, BAOR, Drive on Frankfurt
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
1-2 hours a week solitaire, more if with a live opponent.
How big is your game collection?
Too big...probably somewhere around 200 titles
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Horses, trail riding, historical reenactment/living history, firearms (mostly black powder).
Website:
http://warhorsegazette.blogspot.com/

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S&T No. 242 - They Died With Their Boots On, Vol 2 - Chasing Villa



For Labor Day Weekend, I decided to try out "They Died With Their Boots On", Vol. 2. This was originally published in S&T 242 and there's actually two games, the US Campaign in the Old Northwest against the Indians/British in 1791-94 and Pershing's pursuit of Pancho Villa.



My overall impression is that it's an interesting challenge in a small package (not a bad thing at all). I played the Pershing scenario and one of the most… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Drive on Frankfurt



I pulled out this game this weekend to play. Truely a relic of the 80s...



First impressions: It's trying to be the Central Front Series on a bit larger scale. The map graphics are ghastly in that early 80s style (Redmond A. Simonson, it's NOT). Also, the order of battle for NATO is somewhat questionable (TWO US cavalry companies to cover the border? What happened to the others? Go on leave to Paris?) and the rules are a bit ambiguous… Continue

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Because You Asked for it...Back in the USSR

OK, you asked so here it is:

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Posted on July 9, 2008 at 1:10am

Cold War Oldie...

I'd forgotten about this one from the 80s but stumbled accross it while crusing… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 2:06am — 7 Comments

Sinai



Pulled out this old SPI game after a 30-year hiatus. Interesting system. Sure, it's a little dated but it does an excellent job of presenting the strategic/operational problems facing both sides.



In the game I'm been playing solitaire (seems to be the only way these days), I've played 9 turns and while the Egyptians have made some progress in pushing accross the Suez Canal and even reaching the Milita Pass, it's still pretty much of a… Continue

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:39am on December 12, 2008, Smitty said…
DFF is a fun and nicely done WWI game.
At 10:35am on December 12, 2008, Smitty said…
Nikita - ah yes fond memories of Reforgers, Fulda Gap and northern German Plain....
 
 
 

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