Josh "Der Spieler" Spillers
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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
BattleLore
Blackbeard
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)
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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 wargamedepot.com. 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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