February 2009 Blog Posts (32)

A-ROD NOW A STEROID USER

The article is from Yahoo sports. I am no A-Rod fan but this still saddens me. I was hoping we could get by without him being nailed, though I never have liked him much.



Ever since Barry Bonds passed Henry Aaron to become baseball’s new home-run king, Alex Rodriguez kept getting held up as the savior for exhausted and embattled baseball fans.



Rodriguez was going to fix everything for those clinging to a purity of sport that probably is as long gone and hard to find… Continue

Added by Smitty on February 8, 2009 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Moving the story along...

We are trying to make the computer game, Heroes of Stalingrad, more than just another turn-based wargame. To that end, there is story --in both the German and Russian campaigns. Of course the tale follows historical events but is not entirely contricted by them. One of the methods that we use to move the story along are art panels...comic book panels, if you like. Here is one of a MKIV engaging targets after the crossing at… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on February 7, 2009 at 2:50pm — 5 Comments

Afghanistan

Um, I seem to remember a certain candidate for President beating up on a then President about the need to focus on Afghanistan and add resources to the fight there.



Things change.







ABC News has learned that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to delay a decision to send additional troops into Afghanistan until after the Obama administration concludes its ongoing review of the strategy for Afghanistan.



The surprising decision comes after the… Continue

Added by Smitty on February 5, 2009 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

Coffee - One of a Wargamer's friends!

Consumer Reports Picks the Best Cup o' Brew

Our top-rated Colombian coffee is also a CR Best Buy

By ConsumerReports.orgFolgers, Maxwell House, and Starbucks are America's best-selling ground coffees. But all three were iced by Eight O'Clock Colombian coffee in our taste tests. As for Starbucks, it didn't even place among the top regular coffees and trailed among decafs.



Our tests of 19 coffees also show that some of the best cost the least. At about $6 per pound, Eight… Continue

Added by Smitty on February 5, 2009 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Opening Moves: The Sicily Campaig in "HELLENES"

The Sicily scenario in Hellenes is the shortest of the campaigns. Starting in 415 and ending in 411 B.C., it is only 5 turns long. It also sports the smallest number of blocks, making it the most accessible to new players. It is also very challenging for both sides. The lessons learned in this campaign will definitely set players on the road to playing well in the other campaigns.



In this article I’ve put forth some tips to give both sides some ideas as to how to approach the… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on February 3, 2009 at 5:46pm — No Comments

World at War: Blood and Bridges...a Publisher's Review



Blood and Bridges –A Publisher’s Review



As many of you know, the second complete game in the World at War series, World at War: Blood and Bridges is shipping. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to provide a capsule review so that you’ll know what to expect from the game.



For those of you unfamiliar with the World at War system, it is a platoon-level game depicting combat in the Third World War of 1985. Counters represent… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on February 3, 2009 at 2:45pm — 6 Comments

SPACE CADET - Federation Commander - First Missions

“Enter, Cadet.”



The cadet stepped into the Senior Instructors office with a bit of unease. Why had he been summoned here today of all days? In just a few minutes, another simulator run was scheduled to begin.



“You seem to be the wisecracker of your group,” the instructor started. “You like being the class clown?”



That's unfair, the cadet thought, all he was trying to do was relieve some of the tension in the classrooms!



“Well, let's see if the…
Continue

Added by RockyMountainNavy on February 2, 2009 at 7:46am — No Comments

SPACE CADET - Starmada AE Demo Kit

“Enter, Cadet.”



The cadet stepped into the Senior Instructors office with a bit of unease. Why had he been summoned here today of all days? In just a few minutes, another simulator run was scheduled to begin.



“You seem to be the wisecracker of your group,” the instructor started. “You like being the class clown?”



That's unfair, the cadet thought, all he was trying to do was relieve some of the tension in the classrooms!



“Well, let's see if the…
Continue

Added by RockyMountainNavy on February 2, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

SPACE CADET - Full Thrust Lite

"Enter, Cadet.”



The cadet stepped into the Senior Instructors office with a bit of unease. Why had he been summoned here today of all days? In just a few minutes, another simulator run was scheduled to begin.



“You seem to be the wisecracker of your group,” the instructor started. “You like being the class clown?”



That's unfair, the cadet thought, all he was trying to do was relieve some of the tension in the classrooms!



“Well, let's see if the…
Continue

Added by RockyMountainNavy on February 2, 2009 at 7:41am — No Comments

Free Beta DTP Gross Jagersdorf 1757

Just uploaded to my site "Wargames Medford Oregon" My first Beta DTP, Gross Jagersdorf. I'm shooting for the kind of simple old SPI quadish deall that plays a couple of time in an evening.





While there check out the Home Page for Free miniature rules.



Thanks for your… Continue

Added by Lance Runolfsson on February 2, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

Global warming unstoppable for next 1,000 years

Mr. Gore is touting a paper showing that the climate change that takes place due to increases in carbon dioxide concentration is largely irreversible for 1,000 years after emissions stop...
Who knows what's going to happen in a 1,000 years anyway? Freaking replicators might have taken over this planet by then and they won't give a sh*t.

Added by Smitty on February 1, 2009 at 10:23pm — 9 Comments

How Do You Do It?

No, not that "it"...



When playtesting, how do you forget the "old" rules and only remember the new changes? I've been working at this for several years now and have decided maybe I need to hear what other tips and tricks you guys have for dumping old outdated material from the gray matter dustbin and keeping just the new material in your head.



It's not such a problem for me during play, but in post-session discussions on possible changes, updates,… Continue

Added by Kai Jensen on February 1, 2009 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

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