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A Puzzle...

Tonight I ran my monthly pizza and game night for my high school students here in San Jose. For the first time since I've worked here, a student walked up to me and asked if I didn't have any military strategy games that were more complex than castle risk. I said," You mean like those cardboard counter and paper map board games?" "Yes" responded the student.



This is a rare moment for me. I actually get to recommend someone's first wargame. In the old days, I could rattle off some of… Continue

Added by Dave Smith on February 5, 2016 at 11:42pm — 4 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 72: Sam Mustafa and miniatures gaming galore

Sam Mustafa, designer of Blücher and other miniatures wargame rules, stops by to discuss his designs and the miniatures side of the hobby in general. Sam and Tom describe the path for boardgamers who might want to give miniatures a try. (Blücher might be a good start.) Plus, Tom shares lessons learned from his recent experiments with miniature wargaming on the cheap.



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Added by Kingdaddy on February 3, 2016 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Register for CSW Expo 2016 Today!

We're pleased to announce that online registration is now open for CSW Expo 2016. The dates are June 25 - July 2, 2016 at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, AZ. We are entering our 16th year and following upon the heels of our most succession expo yet. Register for the Full Pass and pay no later than Feb. 5 to get your Expo shirt for FREE! I hope to see you all there.…

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Added by John Kranz on January 18, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Setting out my stall for 2016

The last half of 2015, was pretty dire for me in wargaming terms.I hardly played any solo gaming at home!

Changes in free time to solo wargame at home has dramatically changed, and in the wrong direction, meaning I have less continuous time to play.

I also got very exasperated at having to learn new rule sets for every game I wanted to play, and knowing that it would be difficult to submerge myself into the game due to time constraints meant I felt it was useless to…

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Added by Roger Morley on January 11, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Relaunched Consimworld News website

Just seen the new CSW News page.

My goodness what have you done??? It is awful. Please, go back to the old one or do something with the new one, like separate columns better and make look attractive, rather than looking like some 1998 web page

Added by Roger Morley on January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Firepower News!

I remain pleasantly surprised by the way that people remember my old articles on Firepower from the Avalon Hill General.  Some of them go back thirty years, and people remember them and still play some of the scenarios.



Therefore I am extremely happy to see Darren Breidigan's efforts to scan these articles and make them available again on Boardgame Geek.  These are done with my express approval, indeed encouragement.



The first one is "The Pact: Central European Conflict and…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on January 8, 2016 at 8:47pm — 3 Comments

Line of Departure Issue 77 Released

The newest issue of Line of Departure is released, and the subscribers should all have their copies by now.  This issue represents not just a resumption of publication, but also an upgrade in production values.  Physically, it is now printed on heavier, premium-quality paper, with sharper graphics.  This issue's contents start with…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on January 7, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Year in review...

A Year in Review (of sorts…)

Now that the year has passed I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on what worked for me this year, and what didn’t.  First of all, the big hits of the year, neither of which was published in 2015.

Hits and Misses: 

After viewing a couple of videos by Marco and Kev, I decided to give GBoH a go using the Simple GBoH rules. I’ve tried this before, lured by the beautiful components of this series, but this time, using the…

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Added by Dave Smith on January 3, 2016 at 6:40pm — 3 Comments

Games I'm Playing 2016

More game reports for the new year . . .

Added by Steve K on January 3, 2016 at 6:25pm — 6 Comments

A new Tactical Board Game WW2 is coming up!

Hi All!

 

May I introduce a new WW2 Tactical Wargame called Fatherland - Red Horizon 41

 

You can find our trailer on our youtube channel:

Fatherland-Youtub Channel

Fatherland will be a new tactical system which is designed for small scale battles but also for a later on campaign level. At this moment the prototype for the first module called Red…

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Added by Wolfgang K. on December 22, 2015 at 12:46am — No Comments

The Sadowa Campaign

Coming soon, my design on the Austro-Prussian War in Bohemia.  Thanks to Paul Rohrbaugh for developing the game, and creating the core system in the first place.…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 29, 2015 at 8:28pm — No Comments

News About TPS and Other Game Matters, Posted to Facebook Just Now

Big news on the Turning Point Simulations Front. I turned in the fully developed version of Mark McLaughlin's game, The Invincible Armada, for editing by the TPS staff and real art by Mark Mahaffey. Players are going to be very happy with this game, as it is low counter density, fast-playing, and can fit on a normal-sized table, even in your kitchen, without taking up more space than a herd of cats. Also,…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

More ISIS Crisis

I've played "ISIS Crisis" a few times in the last couple of months--with folks at the Military Operations Research Society, the Royal Military College of Canada, and most recently at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. You'll find a write up of the latter game at PAXsims: …

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Added by Rex Brynen on October 28, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Target for Today by Legion Wargames

Target for Today hits preorder number to go to print! Thanks for very one! Still time to reserve your copy! http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_TFT.html

Added by Steve Dixon on October 25, 2015 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Target for Today from Legion Wargames

Target for Today, covering the US strategic air campaign over Europe from 1942 to 1945 is on presale! Only 27 more orders needed to guarantee printing. Reserve your copy today by going here:…

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Added by Steve Dixon on October 17, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

SPAM Alert: Frank Kwabena

We had a spammer get through our registration process and I understand he has emailed members here. Please delete his email. I have removed his account.

Added by John Kranz on October 10, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Westward Expansion Update

While I had hoped we would be getting added to the P-500 list with GMT by now, the game is still in artwork. While I'm getting anxious to get published, I know that Tim Park's artwork is worth waiting for. I know it has been some time since I posted anything here and some are wondering what's going on so I thought I would give a general update. The card artwork and text has been finished and the map is currently underway. That leaves the counters (which since they are mostly duplicates for…

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Added by Chad Oatman on September 29, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness is a new adventure game of African exploration, for up to six players. It is now available for preorder:…

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Added by Kim Kanger on September 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 70: John Kranz of Consimworld

John Kranz, the founder of the Consimworld wargame community site, joins me for a discussion of the past, present, and future of Consimworld. Our Game Off The Beaten Path is right in time for football season. We also have news about a new serious game, and I talk about Le Vol de l'Aigle, a multi-player, umpired Napoleonic operational game with a lot of friction and fog of war. …

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Added by Kingdaddy on September 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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