I recently read Donald Kagan's excellent history of the conflict between Athens and Sparta - 'The Peloponnesian War'. I was gripped by the critical events that became the tipping point in the long struggle: the siege of Syracuse. Today I came across a real gem that has somehow passed me by until now...
Yes, you guessed it. The game called 'Syracuse' by Vae Victis. Having seen a video summary of the game, I was then lucky enough to come across the rules in English and also a…Continue
We're at Prezcon 2014, where we talk about the games we played, such as A Distant Plain, Theseus: The Dark Orbit, Coup, Cosmic Encounter, Napoleonic Wars, and the recent favorite A Study In Emerald. Plus, wargames that give a little extra historical something.Continue
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Does anybody know of any games that deal with the Greco-Persian War from a strategic standpoint. The upcoming Hoplite of GMT's GBOH system will deal with some of the battles. I know there are other games that deal with tactical battles from that war but are there any games dealing with the overall war?
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.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn...but Cthulhu is not dreaming anymore, the attack of the Great Old Ones happens NOW and you can help to defend the Earth...in Hornet Leader – The Cthulhu Conflict by DVG. Check out our review of the HL expansion, the game is...insane ;)
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I bought a book on the Wars of the Roses, which I hope will compliment and expand the GMT game Blood & Roses.
I have a few other source books on this war, so when I read them, I should be more informed about this whole dynastic war.…Continue
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Out of all of the old SPI/AH games from the 60's, 70's & 80's, what would be your must-haves (or the never sell catagory) in your collection.
These must be games that you would, on occasion still put on the table and play, and still enjoy playing even though they are decades old?
And the next question is, why? What makes them that good you still want to keep and play them?
I've added a forum for Carnage Game Convention 2014 on CSW http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/.1dda7fbe
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Joel Toppen is our guest this episode, here to tell us how he designed Navajo Wars, and give us a sneak peek into his next game, covering the Comanches. Joel also provides useful advice on building Vassal modules (he's built dozens himself). Finally, Tom gives some recommendations for solitaire wargames.Continue
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I have a lot of Osprey books, especially from the Campaign Series. I have so many that one of my bookshelves collapsed under their weight. But I still buy more, from just about every series except the Men at Arms series. I have some of them, but the Campaign, Battle Orders, New Vanguard, Duel, and Raid books predominate. I have some on my Kindle account too, which relieves the stress on my book shelves, and makes them readily available on my iPad and Android smart phone. But I buy very…Continue
In the Warfare segment of the just-released episode 12 of The Board Game Show podcast, Kevin and I discuss Aspern-Essling 1890 and the classic Avalon Hill game, Battle of the Bulge, as well as iOS games, Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow from Shenandoah Studio.
Download or Stream the podcast, and thanks for listening!
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I am currently playtesting the next game in Clash of Arms' Battles of the Age Reason series: Prague.
Scenario 1 is an interesting infantry fight wherein the Prussian Grenadiers meet the Austrian Grenadiers in a fight for the high ground, the Homole Berg. There are some interesting tactical nuances which can play out, but, at the end of the day, with time running out, the Prussians just have to fix bayonets and let the best morale (and CV win)!
Scenario 2 is a…Continue
I am thinking in buying a new computer. The one that I am using is 8 years old and have a 15" monitor. It is a bit dull to play vassal in this computer.
One of my options is the iMac 21". I really need some solutions.
Playing vassal and using dropbox in a iMac 21" does have some restrictions?
What do use to play vassal, operating system and the inches of the monitor.…
We've officially kicked off our 2014 Donation Drive and ask for your support. In exchange for your donation, receive up to 5 Free PnP games as well as special discounts from 20+ participating publishers! Thanks for your consideration and continued support,…Continue
I hope many of you can make plans to join us for CSW Expo 2014. Online registration is now…