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New Article in Line of Departure Online Features, On the US Army's 77th Infantry Division

I just posted a new article to Line of Departure Online Features.  This one covers one of my personal favorite units of World War II, and one of the most effective of the Pacific War, the United States Army's 77th Infantry Division.  Not a traditional elite like the Marines, or a band of hand-picked and…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on December 17, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Cool Table Idea/Project

What I like about this most is the use of a solid core doors with 1X3 trim functioning as a Dam on one side - something I have done. For me is the best part is the pour on epoxy covering over the field of pennies - Me, I am thinking something similar done in a grid of somekind....

Be sure to click the link to the imgur album - yes, I found it via reddit.

Penny Table…

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Added by Bill Wood on December 10, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Warfighter game ends in total mission op failure

My game of #Warfighter  ended pretty badly. Both soldiers got about 3 objective locations in. Then I got two cartel lookouts and they in turned spawned about 2 tangos each. Before I knew it the situation had gotten out of control and Sgt. Holte had been shot twice while Pvt. Thomas was suppressed so badly he could only use his actions to try and get out of being pinned.



The spec op was pretty bad and by turn 5 I gave up. Those drug huts would…

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Added by Hudson on December 7, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Gaming the Syrian civil war

The final instalment in Alex Langer's class project at McGill University to design a conflict simulation that captures the key dynamics of the ongoing Syrian civil war:…

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Added by Rex Brynen on December 4, 2014 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Old time memories and a lot of old boardgames

I recently got my items out of my Dad's attic and found a trove of older games I had back in the 80's. I am going to sell most of them on eBay to pay some bills and get caught up. I found Ace of Aces, 1st Edition and 2nd Edition Blood Bowl, original Titan and many many more…

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Added by Hudson on November 29, 2014 at 9:07pm — 1 Comment

I've Been Diced! episode 61: Worthington Games

I drop by the HQ for Worthington Games to talk about their wargames, past, present, and future. Forged In Fire, Band Of Brothers, Cowboys, Hold The Line, and others -- what kind of games does Worthington choose to publish? And how does a small publisher find its niche in today's market? Plus, this episode's "Game Off The Beaten Path" is a world-famous fantasy writer's design.



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Added by Kingdaddy on November 25, 2014 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Enforced Rules Play Both Sides, Retro 2D Space WarGame like SFB

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Added by Mark Ainsworth on November 25, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fastest Mail Order Ever?

Congrats to Bill Thomas and Compass Games for what must be the fastest mail order in the business...... I ordered a copy of Yalu (At 40% off. See Consimworld web page ad for details) at 8:00 on Tuesday Morning. Arrived at the P.O. box at noon today (Thursday). Coast to coast in about 48 hours... Wow.

Added by Dave Smith on November 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CSR revisited voting

We've been doing a set of polls to refight the prior CSR awards.

http://thegamebox.gamesontables.com/index.php?board=88.0

All the prelim threads for the '70's are in place (two expired)

and we've got finals threads for '74 and '75.

Once the 70's are done, if enough folk seem interested,

we'll move on to the 80's. If not, well, maybe we'll try in a…

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Added by Enrico CS Viglino on November 18, 2014 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Tigers In The Mist GMT game played

Had first 'live' game of this interesting light game on the first week of the classic Bulge Offensive.

A fun little game with light rules overhead.

Only rule that required much re-reading was the targeting of…
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Added by Gary Barr on November 17, 2014 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

http://www.indiedb.com/downloads/hexwarrior373

  http://www.indiedb.com/downloads/hexwarrior305 its actualy 405  2D turnabased wargame, has shields you can rotate and EMPs . for PC and Mac !

Added by Mark Ainsworth on November 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Losing it

Added by Bill Wood on November 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Ideas on a New Tactical Game System

It's been ten years since I designed my first tactical game system and sometimes I fantasize about designing yet another. One that uses all the designing tricks that I’ve learned, something that would give us all as much pleasure without any nit-picky rule pain. So what *might* a new Mark H. Walker tactical system look like?  Here are some things I would and wouldn't include.…

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Added by Mark H. Walker on November 9, 2014 at 5:45am — 6 Comments

Combat Commander Vassal Tournament #4 - Lost Round 1 game.

Lost my first tournament game in the Combat Commander Vassal Tournament #4. I played Les and he had a great game plan and some good cards and rolls. It was a fun game. I had never played vassal while using skype. It was a very good experience. hoping to do better in Rd #2…

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Added by Jerry James on November 4, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

starfleet Battles type 2D turn-based game with A.I. RETRO!

 just got it on indiedb they do virus checks and so on http://www.indiedb.com/downloads/hexwarrior231 a free Starfleet battles type game with A.I. there is info and pics on the…

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Added by Mark Ainsworth on October 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Combat Commander Vassal Tournament #4 - IN PROGRESS

This is my first time jumping into a VASSAL tournament playing Combat Commander. I have my opponent and I am awaiting his file as to set up my troops and get the ball rolling. Stay tuned. It should be fun. …

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Added by Jerry James on October 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Borodino 1812 from Tactics and Strategy (not Strategy & Tactics)

I bought this game last weekend from the Polish publisher for 59zl, which worked out to be just over £10 + £3 P&P.

 I had spoken to a friend to had bought from them before and they had assured me the quality is good.

I have to agree, the maps and counters are really nice,…

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Added by Roger Morley on September 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 59: Jon Compton, modern wargames, and gaming taboos

Jon Compton of One Small Step and the MCS Group tells a gripping story of the trials and tribulations of being a small wargame publisher. We also muse about the popularity of modern wargames. Plus, our regular panel discusses gaming taboos: What behavior elicits gasps of horror from fellow hobbyists?



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Added by Kingdaddy on September 17, 2014 at 2:10pm — 5 Comments

its still alive

Hi Jim, yes it is alive, I just haven't found anyone interested in playtesting this.

The game is NOT PZL/PZB/AIW although it originated as such. I have made a new game based on some of the concepts and feel of the game, but the game is designed around being an internet/network hosted game with a completely different set of combat rules and mechanics, taking advantage of FOW and theoretics of combat.

The latest version is 0.29.8 which can be downloaded at…

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Added by panzerfuror on September 7, 2014 at 4:36am — 4 Comments

Connections UK 2014 conference reports

Two reports on the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference are now available on PAXsims:

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Added by Rex Brynen on September 5, 2014 at 3:12am — No Comments

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