February 2013 Blog Posts (19)

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Added by Kim Kanger on February 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

How to Spot a Cylon

http://youtu.be/desTKKmkRPI

Added by Bill Wood on February 27, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Combat Commander once more

Played another couple of scenarios of Combat Commander at my Dads last night (he is hooked and cant get enough of the game and in truth neither can I).…















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Added by Gary Barr on February 26, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

PrezCon 2013--the 20th Annual Convention of the Winter Nationals

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so it's better to check out the full album here.…

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Added by Eric Walters on February 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Warning Order E-Zine.... Worth a look.

One of the great undiscovered resources in our hobby is a great club zine from Utah. Now in its 34th issue, Warning Order is worth the time to download and read. Oh, did I mention that it's absolutely free.

Check it out. http://www.wfhgs.com/wrngorder.html

Added by Dave Smith on February 22, 2013 at 5:49pm — 2 Comments

Field Of Glory Ancients Version 2 Miniatures Game

Played a game against Stephen today at my gaff using FOG Ancients version 2.

I used a Maurikian Byzantine army with Sassanid allies (mainly so I could try Elephants) against a Dailami…

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Added by Gary Barr on February 21, 2013 at 4:33pm — 6 Comments

“Machine Slaughterhouse On Mars” Sentinels of the Multiverse story AAR

Sentinels of the Multiverse is currently in the HFC test lab and here's a little AAR for you to enjoy while waiting for our review :)

The story you can read here was actually almost completely told by the game itself so that may give you an idea of the immersive superhero gameplay that SotM is able to provide. Hope you enjoy…

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Added by Andreas Ludwig on February 19, 2013 at 7:29am — No Comments

Combat Commander: Stalingrad

Another couple of scenarios played of this totally addictive and engrossing game with my Dad.

We decided to stick with the Stalingrad theatre.

Both scenarios proved very close run games.



First up was (I can never remember the scenario titles) a game set to the rear of the Barrikady Factory with my Ivans having to defend a key house (Dom 31) whilst awaiting a relief force. Couple of unique units in this one with an SMG and LMG Garrison counters set up with a Sgt in this…

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Added by Gary Barr on February 17, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Ancients - Print N Play

I have just finished off printing out all the maps, counters and other paper work for this game, which I downloaded from Mike Nagel's website, relativerange.com. Many thanks for this, Mike.

I printed the maps and charts onto 240gsm A4 card and the counters were printed on standard paper and…

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Added by Roger Morley on February 14, 2013 at 8:23am — 3 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 42: Volko Ruhnke

Volko Ruhnke is our guest, and boy, do we have a lot to talk about. From Wilderness War to Labyrinth, from Andean Abyss to the next games in the counterinsurgency series, we've got it all. How do you portray guerrilla warfare and terrorism in wargames? Why haven't there been more games about the most frequent conflicts of the last century, the internal ones? And what's a Tupemaro, anyway?

 

Direct link to the podcast…

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Added by Kingdaddy on February 12, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments

The Battle of Sharpsburg

I am considering doing "The Battle of Sharpsburg" publish by Wayne Wesenberg in 1975 via DTP as a free computer game.  Questions;

 

Does anyone know how to contact Mr. Wesenberg?

Would anyone like to redo the map, without hexnumbers, and preferably with and without hexes.

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Added by Thomas A Stevenson on February 10, 2013 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Operation Cannibal

I got this game recently, as I am interested in this area of conflict from WW2. Has anyone ever played it and if so what was your opinion of it?

It did not score very highly on BGG, and to be honest, this was another draw for me. I like to play games which have been deemed poor or mediocre and judge…

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Added by Roger Morley on February 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

WarMap 0.54

WarMap has gone through 3 more updates since my last post here at Comsimworld.  A download link and further info can be found at www.facebook.com/War1624.

Added by Thomas A Stevenson on February 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

MEJ review article on ME-themed boardgames

The latest issue (Winter 2013) of the Middle East Journal is on "Gaming Middle East Conflict" contains reviews of Persian Incursion, Labyrinth, Oil War—Iran Strikes, and Battle for Baghdad. It was nice to get a gaming article into a serious academic/policy journal.

You can access a pdf of the piece via PAXsims: http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/mej-gaming-middle-east-conflicts/

Added by Rex Brynen on February 5, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Combat Commander 2 more scenarios played and enjoyed

Another two scenarios played with my Dad of this most enjoyable collection of bits of carboard and paper !



First scenario was from the Mediterranean Playbook covering action between Canadians and Fallschirmjager at Ortona Italy in 1943.

Basically a fight in a built-up area (map mainly multi-hex buildings) with the Cannucks having to advance against the formidable Green Devils.

My Cannucks made decent progress turning the Devils left wing but lost a couple of key Melees…

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Added by Gary Barr on February 4, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Wilderness War Recap

Here's a product review and game report of a session of Wilderness War, Joe and I played last weekend.

http://sternrakestudio.blogspot.com/2013/02/product-review-and-game-report.html 

Added by Ted Henkle on February 3, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Field Of Glory Napoleonics Miniatures game (pic heavy)

Played a game of FOGN today at Stephens (who achieved a very good 4th place at last weekends Munster Dbmm…
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Added by Gary Barr on February 2, 2013 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Preorder "The Road to Cheren"

Preorder it at: http://www.revolutiongames.us/

The road to Cheren is our new game covering the Eritrea campaign in East Africa in 1941. The campaign featured British and French forces versus the Italians in a wild and mountainous country. The game was…

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Added by Kim Kanger on February 2, 2013 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

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