January 2013 Blog Posts (19)

Project Updates

Warmap: version 0.50 released for testing.  Feature set mostly complete.

DDAOB:  Determining feasibility.

Civil War: Design Stage

Iraq 41:  Starting soon.

Zulu:  Dead

Bardia:   Code complete?  Publishing plan to be determined.

SFGE: programing completed and accepted by DG.  To be published.

NAW: programing completed and accepted by DG.  Publication?

Leningrad:  Available at wargamedownloads.com, looking for new…


Added by Thomas A Stevenson on January 27, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments


Warmap is an object orientated map creator program for hexagon based wargames.  Think MacDraw rather than MacPaint.  The program runs under Windows 7 and is probably OK under Vista and XP. 

The following type of Map objects are supported, area, bezier (line),Text, icon (image), hexside, hex filling.

Everything is editable either by dragging on the map or from a properties window. 

All features of the hexgrid (grain, rows, columns, shape, color, line width background…


Added by Thomas A Stevenson on January 27, 2013 at 8:14pm — 6 Comments

Combat Commander: Normandy scenario x 2

Managed to wangle an evening off and so an unscheduled outing to my Dads for couple more Combat Commander gameplay.

Played a couple from my newly acquired Normandy battle pack.

First up was 'New Highlanders' set around…

Added by Gary Barr on January 26, 2013 at 6:46am — 3 Comments

Solitaire Games - which ones would you recommend?

I have just received my new copy of DVG Field Commander Alexander today,

and I have Where There is Discord on pre-order.

My Grand Scheme for this year is to focus on buying some good Solitaire games, and I have my eyes…


Added by Roger Morley on January 25, 2013 at 3:19pm — 8 Comments

Roman ceramic game pieces were actually… toilet paper?

According to the Daily Mail, "Ancient artefacts thought to be early gaming pieces will have to be reclassified after new research which claims they were actually used to wipe bottoms."

More at…


Added by Rex Brynen on January 25, 2013 at 12:01pm — 6 Comments

CSW 2013 Fundraiser -- Donate Today and Get up to 3 FREE Games and Publisher Discounts

We've kicked off our annual CSW Fundraiser Drive and we ask for your support by donating today. All who donate will receive FREE stuff along with publisher discounts. If you donate $25 or more (Gold-Level), you will receive 3 FREE Print-n-Play game titles along with…


Added by John Kranz on January 23, 2013 at 9:40am — 12 Comments

Where There Is Discord Available for pre-order

The title says it all.

Order from here UK@ £62, US @ $99 approx :


I have changed the link to the correct one.......meh


Added by Roger Morley on January 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Games I'm Playing 2013

Bomber Command (GMT): Played Downfall with all the optional rules. Targets were Stettin and Duisburg. Both cities had "oil target" areas, so the aimpoints were kind of on the outskirts of town, which did not help the bomb scoring. The British player conceded since after bombing both targets Bomber Command only had around 10+ VPs. 

This one of GMT's 2012 games that I enjoyed the most, I think.

Added by Steve K on January 20, 2013 at 3:48pm — 36 Comments

Open Letter To Board Game Designers, Publishers and Mobile Developers

This is an open letter to the people that feed our passion and lust for bits of cardboard to push around to conquer our enemies.

Dear Board Game Designers, Publishers and Mobile Developers,

I beg you to please please please when you decide to do a mobile version of your game take into consideration what you are designing for. You are designing for a hand held device that can be as small as couple of credit cards and as large as a sheet of 8x10 paper. Please try…


Added by Mike Rinehart on January 19, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments

DBMM Galatian vs Selecuid (Pic heavy)

Played another Dbmm game today against Stephen to give him another practice game for next weekends Munster Competition (which I am getting really miffed I cannot attend due to ongoing work issues !).

I decided to use Galatians (ie…

Added by Gary Barr on January 19, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments

The Battle of Bakkala

The town of Bakkala was certainly one of the most famous in northwestern South Dakkastan. The dates, olives, and pistachios of the region were prized for their delicate flavour. The ivory-coloured wool of its goats was highly regarded for it softness and reputed ability to repel the undead. It was the site of the Clay Mosque of Abu Daoud, renowned…


Added by Rex Brynen on January 15, 2013 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

Combat Commander: Europe more merry mayhem

A day off and so to war !!! at least of the cardboard variety..........................

Had another bash at two scenarios of Combat Commander: Europe with my Father and again an superb session it was too.

Both have…

Added by Gary Barr on January 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Where there is Discord - reprint

Looks like pre-orders could start for the third print of this game. Noble Knight in America will be the official outlet, and in the UK, I think order can be taken on the Fifth Column website.

I will be pre-ordering this one!

Added by Roger Morley on January 11, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

Wilderness War Vassal defeat............

Just finished Vassal game of Wilderness War with Norman and my British suffered a rather crushing defeat at hands of Norman's French with their Indian lackeys.

Good game this with lots of decision points and two protagonists that appear similar but are actually somewhat…

Added by Gary Barr on January 10, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments

Playtesting the "Unstable Gulf" variant of Oil Wars

I finally got around to playtesting my "Unstable Gulf" variant of the game Oil Wars: Iran Strikes....


Added by Rex Brynen on January 6, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

DBMM Roman vs Seleucid (Miniatures)


Played a game of DBMM (first since August !!) at Stephens today.

He wanted practice for the Munster Open (Cork competition that I very very sadly…

Added by Gary Barr on January 5, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Combat Commander: Europe a second outing

Had another go with extremely entertaining game with Mon Pere tonight. 

We replayed the second scenario and then the third. 

Father figure was Germans both times. 

First game I list as Yanks due to Time Events coming thick and fast and a…

Added by Gary Barr on January 5, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

A Victory Denied board Wargame setup


A Victory Denied board Wargame by MMP arrived a few days ago and just managed to get it set up for a tryout over next couple of days. 

Looks to be a fairly low complexity game but nice all the same. 

Chit pull system to activate formations each turn with odds based combat and…

Added by Gary Barr on January 3, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Command and Colors: Ancients

Put CC:A on the table with my 11 year old son. We were learning the system so it was a slow go. Interesting and simple system. 

Added by Anthony Hicks on January 1, 2013 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

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