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Line of Departure Issue 75 Ready to Go

The seventy-fifth edition of Line of Departure is printed and in the house, literally.  This one profiles Americans at War, and is actually the second to have that theme.  The articles are all by me.

Civil War on…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

I've Been Diced! episode 58: Mike Nagel on Flying Colors and more

Mike Nagel talks about his Flying Colors series of Age of Sail wargames, his new "captaincy" game covering the same era, Sun of York, and what drew him to design a game about the battle of Attu. Plus, Tom lunges headfirst into the subject of what is a wargame. Actually, he talks about when the question is worth asking, and when it isn't.



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Added by Kingdaddy on August 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Quite a coincidence that both arrived today. :)

Added by Paul Lipps on August 21, 2014 at 8:47pm — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 57: Greg Smith on The Hunters and computer wargames

Greg Smith, the designer of The Hunters and the upcoming Silent Victory, talks about his games, solitaire wargames in general, his work on computer wargames at HPS Simulations, and why boardgame design can be more challenging than computer wargame design. Plus, Tom gives advice to wargamers visiting Paris, and he proves beyond a doubt that he cannot do impressions.

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Added by Kingdaddy on August 18, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

Cards of Cthulhu Review

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn! Or in English: a new HFC review is online!

Check out what we think about Cards of Cthulhu by DVG :)

Cards of Cthulhu Review

Added by Andreas Ludwig on August 12, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments

Ebola: The Nightmare Scenario

Here is my real nightmare scenario for Ebola. It has nothing to do with one or two people getting the early symptoms as they get on an airplane, and then debarking to spread it into new population centers. It is much worse than that.  There is the possibility that this could turn into the modern equivalent of the Black Death.

The real nightmare, as I see it, can happen in…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 10, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

OPFIRE now in wartactical on indieDB.com

If you goto indieDB.com and do a search for wartactical you will find v626 with opfire. Its turnbased free topdown

Added by Mark Ainsworth on August 8, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

combatdomination free PC game

http://www.zen166938.zen.co.uk/misc/CombatDomination24.zip free Free game about unarmed combat, I have put this online with great difficulty with my cheap phone, any help storeing it online somewhere gladly received. Its a top down turnbased wargame simple bit of fun but enjoyable

Added by Mark Ainsworth on August 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Jesse Ventura's "Win"

Legally, Jesse Ventura was entirely correct in his lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle, and he surmounted a pretty high barrier in order to win. Yet, what's legal and what's right are entirely different things, and as my old legal history professor at Duquesne University used to say, when they meet it's a happy accident. So yes, the court and the jury were probably in the right.



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This is a matter…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 3, 2014 at 9:46am — 7 Comments

What do you grab when the ashes are falling on your house?

I had an interesting experience yesterday. About 4:30 pm, my wife came in the house to inform me that ashes were falling on the house; there was a wildfire nearby and headed our way.  It was probably time to pack up, grab the legal docs and wedding album, the laptops and iPads and maybe pack some clothes.  (we had  not received notice to leave, but the fire was only a 1/4 mile away at that point. After a few minutes of running around and packing, she brought in a couple of file boxes; "don't…

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Added by Dave Smith on July 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Special on Line of Departure Back Issues -- Japan at War

Currently, I'm working on the next issue of Line of Departure, and in anticipation of its publication, I'm offering a special on five back issues of the magazine.  The theme is Japan at war, from the Russo-Japanese War through World War II in the Pacific.  These are five issues, with articles and player's aids for the following:

Red Sun Rising (SPI)



U.S. Navy War Plan Orange (Avalanche Press)



Storm Over Taierzhuang…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 17, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Revised Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 1 now available in electronic and print form

After requests to make Issue 1 of Tactical Wargamer's Journal available in electronic form, I'm pleased to announce I've finally been able to do so. Video above is a preview of the content and additional content available in the expanded Issue 1. This expanded issue is available in both print and electronic form. For those who purchased the original Issue 1 in print form, a print supplement with just the additional material of the revised edition is also…

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Added by Michael Dorosh on July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

GMT West

I'm thinking about attending GMT West for the first time. My better three-quarters (my wife) has agreed to travel to Hanford on her birthday weekend. Could someone who has participated in this event give me (and others) an overview of what can be expected? (start times, how late the gaming goes, quality of hotel accommodations, what sort of games get played, etc...)

Thanks,

Dave

Added by Dave Smith on July 3, 2014 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Battle for Stalingrad - a true Eastern Front gem of a game!

We have been playing this since release and still play it, unfortunately the game seems to have been under the radar for the majority of gamers, don't know why...but I do know that I rather love and...here's why ;)

HFC Review: Battle for Stalingrad

Added by Andreas Ludwig on July 2, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

Happy Canada Day

Best wishes to all the gamers north of the 49th.

Dave Smith

Added by Dave Smith on July 1, 2014 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Board Wargames ongoing online................

Just a few screenshots from several (ie too many !) Vassal (and one Cyberboard) PBEM games I have going at present.

Vassal has really helped rejuvenate my interest in Board Wargames however to the detriment of my figure painting and bank balance !!…

















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Added by Gary Barr on June 29, 2014 at 6:29am — 4 Comments

Finally, a true "beginner's wargame"

I think in my very first blog I harped on people labeling games as "beginner's wargames" in spite of the fact they were priced at over $60 and had more than 20 pages of rules.  Now maybe price range and rules' length isn't the best way to determine whether a game is suitable for a novice, but for the teens I teach these features would make a poor selling points. To the rescue comes Steve Jackson's new offering: Ogre.  The same game (although with better quality materials) I bought over 30…

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Added by Dave Smith on June 25, 2014 at 9:34am — 7 Comments

Bitching about Bitching.

It would seem that as long as you have been around for 20+ years and are pre approved by the Troll Team you are allowed to do what you want, how you want to whom ever you please.

Should someone complain about ill treatment, or make comments that go against 'popular' thinking you are sometimes targeted for special treatment, which we have seen the results and discussed before.

Yet, should I or someone come online to BGG or CSW and share what happened to them they are…

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Added by Kev on June 19, 2014 at 11:06am — 17 Comments

Summertime and the gaming is easy...... The Summer 2014 "bucket list"

I'm finally seeing the end of an intense year of work with way too many 60-70 hour work weeks. The reward? Time over the next few weeks to get back to gaming. In fact, while I was slaving away at work, the mound of unplayed, recently purchased, games kept growing. Now it's time to prioritize, pull some out and punch some counters.



What's on the list? Here's the order I plan to play...



1. Status Pro Baseball..... Yes, I know it's not a wargame, but my nephew has been… Continue

Added by Dave Smith on June 14, 2014 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Aircraft identification quiz - World War II

Here is another one, an aircraft identification quiz for the aircraft of the Second World War. This is for the military enthusiast. It is certainly not easy, neither is it particularly hard for the aviation enthusiast. 

http://www.playbuzz.com/chuangc10/world-war-ii-aircraft-identification

Added by Chuang Shyue Chou on June 12, 2014 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

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