The chronology of SPI's several pre-KURSK attempts to inject a more realistic level of battlefield mobility into those of their games that were intended to model "modern" 20th century…"
"Greetings Again Eric:
You are quite correct that a number of very innovative SPI designs just never seemed to go anywhere after their initial titles saw print. Speaking for myself, I was very disappointed that Dunnigan never tried to model an…"
"Greetings Again Eric:
At the risk of being a bit tedious, I have decided to add a quartet of other SPI games that, for whatever reason, failed to spawn follow-on titles, although -- at least to my way of thinking --…"
This is a laudable project and, I might add, one that I have attempted, off and on, to promote in a small way on my blog "Map and Counters." Of course, the many innovative SPI game designs that actually…"
Afrika Korps; Waterloo; Turning Point: Staingrad; Breakout & Pursuit; DNO/UNT; Napoleon's Last Battles; Narvik; WAS; VITP; Panzergruppe Guderian; Cobra; Wellington's Victory; Frederick the Great; 1940; Third Reich; La Grande Armee (SPI); World War II (SPI); 1812
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
1812; Afrika Korps; Waterloo
What game(s) have you played recently?
Afrika Korps; NATO; La Grande Armee; Leipzig; Panzergruppe Guderian; Fortress America
Just wanted to say "Thank You" for your Map and Counters blog, Mr. Beard. The heart of my game collection are the SPI titles from the mid '70s through the early '80s when they went under. Your commentaries are pure gold! Wargames may have gotten prettier and more sophisticated, but, for me at any rate, that was a magical era. I count myself blessed that I was able to be a part of it. So, thank you again for your work that has inspired this old timer to revisit some old SPI favorites from a bygone age (I'll even confess to playing an occasional game of Dixie from time to time!).
Sorry to read about your computer virus woes. I really enjoy reading your SPI Fridays Blog and feel cheated (as do many others I am sure) because of the issues. In light of all the other advice being passed to you I would suggest getting an external hard drive to occasionally back up your data files. I say occasionally because if you do it every day you will just get the virus on it as well. I got a 250GB for $49 at wal-mart 2 years ago and it has worked out great. Sometimes viruses are just unavoidable. I got one on my wifes Mac within 1 week of ownership although once I cleaned it off I have never gotten another. The PCs get one about every other year. regards and good luck, Rob Ryan