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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…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Kanger on February 14, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John Kranz on January 22, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments
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
Continuing the Record . . .
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…Continue
Added by Dave Smith on November 23, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments
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?
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
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…Continue
Added by Kim Kanger on August 16, 2017 at 5:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Matt Eland on August 16, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments
I wonder if some folks could suggest die rollers... Vassal die roller seems suspect?
I would like one that is real time if possible.
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…Continue
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
Added by Kevin Nikolai Payne on August 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments