Josh "Der Spieler" Spillers
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  • Minden, LA
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Started with the Command and Colors series: Battle Cry, Memoir '44, then BattleLore. My first GMT game was Twilight Struggle.
Your favorite game(s):
Battle Cry
Duel of Ages
Memoir '44
Twilight Imperium 3rd Ed.
Twilight Struggle
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Field Commander: Alexander, Field Commander: Rommel, Fields of Fire, Silent War
What game(s) have you played recently?
Hornet Leader II, Field Commander: Alexander
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
10 hrs/wk
How big is your game collection?
84 games (including expansions)
About Me
I am an amateur PHP/MySQL developer.
I am a rules reader and game explainer. I understand a lot of war game mechanics from all the games I've studied but never have played.
BGG ID: jgreys
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Reading (current: The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield)
Video Games (current: Command & Conquer Red Alert 3)
Hunting & Fishing

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Playing Field Commander: Rommel & Hornet Leader

I've been playing a lot of FC: Rommel lately. I purchased it along with FC: Alexander, but I am focusing on Rommel for now. I've really enjoyed it so far. I've played the first campaign quite a few times now, and I've really gotten a feel for it.

In my last game, I only managed to score 19 points, but I'm getting a little better every time. I'm really digging this series, and I am pleased to hear that more FC games are on the way.

My boys in Hornet Leader made it through… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 1:32am — 1 Comment

My First Hornet Leader II Demo Playthrough

Vassal demos sell games.

Well, that's the effect they have on me any way. In the Hornet Leader II demo, you get a walkthrough and a playable version of the game? How could I resist? I just had to give it a go.

The Vassal log demo did a great job of demonstrating a game of HLII from start to finish. Afterward, I read the rules to catch the finer points and I was ready to play. I decided to try a single test flight instead of starting a campaign because I knew… Continue

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 2:56am

Hellenes Online Demo

I attended the Hellenes Online Demo on Monday night, and I really enjoyed the walkthrough. My thanks to Craig and Joel; you guys did a great job showing the game off.

I'm familiar with Hammer of the Scots, so I was able to catch on to the familiar block game mechanics easily. I like what Craig has done with routing in the combat system. I really like the sea movement rules (including risky deepwater areas and the highly defensible narrows) and the ability to appeal to the the… Continue

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

I've dallied with war gaming before, but now I am going off the deep end. I have just ordered Field Commander: Alexander, Field Commander: Rommel, Fields of Fire, Silent War, and a pack of GMT counter trays from I think I'm off to a good start.

There's not many war gamers in our group, so I'm going heavy into the solitaire games. I've always enjoyed solitaire gaming any how. I think I picked some damned fine ones to start with. I'm also on the lookout for the… Continue

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 12:55pm

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