Brian Train
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Brian Train replied to Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson's discussion Squad Leader (and similar games) as a tool for creating tactical decision games (TDGs) and free wargames in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"LCOL Ivor Gardiner, CO 1 Royal Irish, had an article in an issue of British Army Review where he discussed his use of Advanced Squad Leader as a tool for training the junior officers in his battalion in making combat estimates, planning operations…"
Jul 11, 2017
Brian Train replied to Eric Walters's discussion Gaming Maneuver Warfare in COIN? in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Yes, I guess you could do minor things like that. But I think for proper learning the kind of high-immersion RPGs that Peter Perla talks about sometimes are valuable. Hide the dice and the stigma goes away (Tom Mouat has to do this with British Army…"
Jul 10, 2017
Brian Train replied to Eric Walters's discussion Gaming Maneuver Warfare in COIN? in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Aha, now I understand why you invited me to joint the group! Lovely game, Search and Destroy; I always loved it and still have my copy... though Fields of Fire is probably a lot better at showing you what you need to think about as a company…"
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Brian Train replied to Enrico CS Viglino's discussion What? And Why?
"I'd be interested to know what you think about Civil Power Sam. Understood about the graphics; this was a very early game, one of the first I designed. I would like to make some new counters, but it is just one of those things I never seem to…"
Jan 29, 2012

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
My favourite uncle gave me a copy of Tactics II when I was 15. I don't think my parents ever forgave him.
Your favorite game(s):
Just a few, at random: Minuteman, King of the Tabletop, Battle for Germany, The Awful Green Things From Outer Space, Go, The Creature That Ate Sheboygan, Nicaragua, PRESTAGS, Beda Fomm, Dark Nebula, Ogre, Melee, Raid!
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Greek Civil War, Konarmiya, Balkan Gambit - playtesting my own horn, as it were.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Chess, Go, The Creature that Ate Sheboygan, Search for the Emperor's Treasure, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Kings and Things, Mertwig's Maze, all with my son... we've been on a Tom Wham kick.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
not much - mostly study games now, or test my own
How big is your game collection?
BGG.com says I have over 1,000 games. I'm inclined to believe it, as I'm not going to go back and count them again!
About Me
Game designer.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Two places where I write about games:
personal website pages: www.islandnet.com/~ltmurnau/lilwars.htm
wordpress blog on game design: http://brtrain.wordpress.com
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http://www.islandnet.com/~ltmurnau/lilwars.htm

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Ceci n'est pas mon blog

I keep a more regular blog on game design at

http://brtrain.wordpress.com 

You can search the tags for "game design" or "wargames" or "publishing" for game-related content. 

Brian

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 8:40pm

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At 4:44am on September 16, 2008, Kim Kanger said…
Hi, good to see you in the groups "World of designing" and "Ici". Soon there will be a public game of Ici, played with comments, for everyone to follow. I believe you have a certain interest in the Algeria war :-)
At 7:18pm on September 15, 2008, Jim Werbaneth said…
Welcome aboard, Brian!
At 4:52pm on September 15, 2008, Smitty said…
You did Battle for Algeria, right?
 
 
 

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