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Jim Werbaneth On the GrogHeads Podcast

I'm currently in Raleigh NC at my mom's house, visiting for another few days.  Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Brant Guillory for his GrogCast podcast on his GrogHeads site, covering disparate topics including my game design work, game development, and how it all overlaps with my college-level teaching.  This was all conducted in the gaming area of…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm — No Comments

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean

I've spent the past few days reading the exclusive rules; punching, clipping and sorting the counters; and finally, setting up the game.





Now it's time to get started at Clash of Arm's La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean which combines their La Bataille des Quatre Bras and La Bataille de Ligny. I need to spend some time figuring out…

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Added by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Playing "Pub Battles: Brandywine" with US Marines

Over the past few weeks, I enjoyed three opportunities to watch small groups of people who were new to board wargaming play Brandywine, a game from the Pub Battles series.

The first of these took place in a workshop designed to improve the teaching skills of US Marines assigned as instructors.  The other two were meetings of the…

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Added by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson on May 4, 2018 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Line of Departure Issue 81 Released

The newest issue of Line of Departure is now available for purchase.  Its lead review is of No Middle Ground from Against the Odds, followed by analysis of Age of Empires II HD from Steam, Guilford (GMT), and the venerable Avalon Hill game PanzerBlitz.

To read the full table of contents, and the issue's Bully Pulpit editorial,…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Dien Bien Phu, the Final Gamble

Still need a few preorders to print 2nd edition "Dien Bien Phu, the Final Gamble". Go here to preorder: http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_DBP.html…

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Added by Kim Kanger on February 14, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments

Paper Time Machine

Just a quick thought....   As I recall there was a game advertisement from the early to mid 70s (S&T?) calling wargames "paper time machines." "Relive the past," or some such promise lived in this full-page ad.  

A couple of months ago I managed to convince a fellow worker to give wargames another go; he was a lapsed gamer, having picked up the hobby in his youth (late-70s/early 80s).  He left the hobby after college.... work, marriage, kids....  the usual reasons I…

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Added by Dave Smith on February 4, 2018 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

CSW Expo Registration now open!

We'd like to invite you to register for CSW Expo 2018 (our 18th annual event!) featuring MonsterGame.CON, scheduled for June 23-30, 2018 @ Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, AZ.

You can register online here:  http://expo.consimworld.com/register

More info available on our web site as well. http://expo.consimworld.com

We hope to see you there!

Added by John Kranz on January 13, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments

Games I'm Playing 2018

Continuing the Record . . . 

Added by Steve K on January 1, 2018 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Rulebook - all the muses about it

I was talking about rulebook on BGG the other day. Constructing a rulebook by the game designer is not easy and it might often be more of a work by the developer. The rules should be carefully constructed and shouldn't expect the players to find them out by implications. One of the joy in wargaming is reading rulebook and finding every questions have been answered by the rulebook itself and need no further clarifications from the game designer.

What was your last rulebook reading that…

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Added by Lawrence Hung on December 19, 2017 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

There certainly was a good share of disappointments this year, and yet so much to be thankful for..... A big thanks to John and this great community of gamers.

Added by Dave Smith on November 23, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments

Wargaming Scene in Eugene, other spots in Oregon

As my wife and I discuss retirement, we have considered returning to her roots in Oregon.

How much gaming activity is there in Eugene? Salem?

Thanks,

Dave

Added by Dave Smith on October 15, 2017 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

New Kid in Town: Alexandria, VA

I've just moved to Alexandria (FC), VA for the year (or maybe two). Anyone interested in getting together for gaming, shoot me a PM. Thanks, Bob

Added by Bob Mosdal on August 30, 2017 at 3:39pm — 5 Comments

Making a Magnetic Game Board

The Magnetic Game Board Conundrum….

If you’re like me, you’ve looked longingly at Marco’s magnetic game boards and wished you could somehow create one of your own. I’ve a busy work schedule and often don’t get much more time in than a few minutes here and there. A magnetic board would be ideal to keep the counters in position and store it away when the space was required for work.Unfortunately, those  lovely “counter Clips” now run  $129 for 50 half-inch…

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Added by Dave Smith on August 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Learning of my Grandfathers through Wargaming

Hey all. Just heard of you all, and appreciative of the add.

I'm not a huge wargamer, though I used to play hex-based wargames my dad had back when I was in my teens (though I couldn't name one).

I'm a video game and board game kind of guy, though miniature fleet battles and the like interest me and I used to love Battletech and Shadowrun with miniatures.

What's drawing me to war games at the moment is an effort to get to know my grandfathers through exploring the…

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Added by Matt Eland on August 16, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Die Rollers

Hello,

I wonder if some folks could suggest die rollers... Vassal die roller seems suspect? 

I would like one that is real time if possible. 

Thanks Frank

Added by Frank Cavallaro on August 7, 2017 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Games bought at WBC

I brought back the following:

Battle Above the Clouds - MMP - GCACW for Chickamauga/Chattanooga.  I've started playing Stonewall Jackson's Way II recently which is my introduction to the system and I'm impressed.

Korea II - MMP - Second edition of the OCS game on Korea, a reprint with some minor cleanup applied. Has always been one my favorite OCS games.

Special Ops #7 - MMP - Contains Autumn for…

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Added by Gary Phillips on August 6, 2017 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Some New Games To Try Out

So I splurged a bit with a tiny bit of settlement money and picked up a few wargames and other games:



SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS - Compass

TARGET FOR TODAY - Legion

A GMT threepak score of Iron & Oak, Rebel Raiders, and The Kaisers Pirates

SAILS OF GLORY - way too many little ships :)

Xia: Legends of a Drift System & expansion 

Star Trek…

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Added by Kevin Nikolai Payne on August 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Preorder 2nd edition DBP

Added by Kim Kanger on August 4, 2017 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

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