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Pete O'Brien replied to Brendan Clark's discussion New GBoH Vassal modules in the group Great Battles of History series (GMT)
"I'm interested but don't know anything about vassal, if it means that I can PBEM i'd love to get involved. Grateful for any advice on this."
Mar 11, 2014
Pete O'Brien commented on Alfonso Velasco's group Great Battles of History series (GMT)
"I might have been misunderstood with my comments about Simple GBoH. I'm not suggesting that they are superior to the standard rules, only that for less time and effort commitment they still beat the majority of other ancient battle…"
Mar 11, 2014
Pete O'Brien commented on Alfonso Velasco's group Great Battles of History series (GMT)
"For those of you who have commented about 'getting into' the rules of GBoH, why not try the 'Simple Great Battles of History' Rules. Same games, same great look but much better if you aren't really interested in how the…"
Mar 10, 2014
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Mar 10, 2014
Mike Oliver commented on Pete O'Brien's blog post War of the Roses
"I just bought GMT's "Crown of Roses" and am embarking on a big learning curve, I think. However, something tells me it will be worth the time spent - the game looks great and the designer seems to have done their historical research.…"
Mar 6, 2014
Edd Laycock and Pete O'Brien are now friends
Mar 3, 2014
Pete O'Brien commented on Mike Stephan's photo
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Barbarossa Campaign

"Hi Good to see this photo as I'm just about to order this game. I like VPG solitaire stuff and also DanVerssen games. Thanks Pete O'b UK"
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien replied to Eric Walters's discussion SPI Games I So Much Wanted To Love (But Didn't) in the group All things SPI
"Thanks for that Jim, I'll keep a look out. I'm a sucker for obscure events and periods of history. As for SPI in general, they brought us loads of stuff when really only AH were the only other company. Their turnover was so fast that they…"
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien replied to Eric Walters's discussion SPI Games I So Much Wanted To Love (But Didn't) in the group All things SPI
"The dog of them all must be Armada. Just about the only attempt at this subject. Totally unplayable even with the pages and pages of errata. The best you would be able to do with it is use the map and counters and make up your own rules (they…"
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien replied to Eric Walters's discussion Timeless SPI Games in the group All things SPI
"I still have Panzer Army Afrika from the early 1970's. I'm keeping it because it was my 1st Wargame and was so good that I'm still in the hobby 40 years later. I agree with the earlier comment about Arnhem. Such a simple game that…"
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien commented on Roger Morley's blog post War of the Roses
"I've just bought and played 'Richard III' by Columbia and as well as being one of the best looking games, it also gives a great sense of the changes of allegience that occured during the period. It is Parsecs ahead of the early block…"
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien posted a blog post

War of the Roses

I've just bought and played 'Richard the Third' by Columbia Games and not only found it to be one of the best looking games that I've seen, but it also gives a great flavour of the changes of alliegences that occured during the 'Roses' period. Although a block game it is parsecs ahead of the early block games by Columbia, easily on a par with GMT. Definately worth a look. I also have 'Pax Baltica' on the Thirty Years War which has similar mechanics.See More
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien and Brendan Clark are now friends
Feb 28, 2014
Pete O'Brien is now a member of ConsimWorld
Feb 26, 2014

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Internet Search for Charles Vasey
Your favorite game(s):
Field Commander Series/For The People and other card driven games/GMT Great Battles of History series.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Cruel Necessity/Battle for Stalingrad/Diplomacy. Any thing that can be played by email.
What game(s) have you played recently?
All of the above.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
15 hours per week
How big is your game collection?
150+
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Leeds UK
About Me
Retired teacher, have been playing war games since 1971 but don't have any regular games at the moment, as the games club I belong to play mainly Power Grid, Agricola etc.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Books-Sci-Fi/Crime mainly. Music-Rock and Classical.

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War of the Roses

I've just bought and played 'Richard the Third' by Columbia Games and not only found it to be one of the best looking games that I've seen, but it also gives a great flavour of the changes of alliegences that occured during the 'Roses' period. Although a block game it is parsecs ahead of the early block games by Columbia, easily on a par with GMT. Definately worth a look. I also have 'Pax Baltica' on the Thirty Years War which has similar mechanics.

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