April 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Zulus on the Ramparts AAR

Over at sugarfreegamer.com, I've started a Boardgame AAR on a playthrough of Victory Point Games Zulus on the Ramparts.

 

Here's the setup and Part 1

http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=2177

Added by Ian Bowes on April 28, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

Passing out.

My son has his Passing Out Parade tomorrow and I am really looking forward to seeing him Pass Out. This marks the end of his phase one training and makes him as a fully trained soldier. He still has further training to do, as he wants to be a battlefield medic, and the training for that lasts 26 weeks, so it will be a while before he gets deployed anywhere…

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Added by Roger Morley on April 21, 2011 at 3:34pm — 7 Comments

"NS Ordensburg Vogelsang - a field trip"

We had a nice little field trip recently to the NS Ordensburg Vogelsang:

 

Ordensburg Vogelsang

 

Enjoy :)

Added by Andreas Ludwig on April 17, 2011 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

Play "Jabro" Tsukuda

I play "Jabro".

This game is "Gundam's game".

 

Scinario is "Sneaking of woman spy" from "Tactics #1".

 

The result was victory of Gundam.…

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Added by Fuki Goro on April 16, 2011 at 5:36am — No Comments

Project completed: C&C:A in 6mm

Ever since I bought my first wargames magazine (back in the early 70s), I’ve been fascinated with the idea of converting board wargames to miniature wargames. It was a convergence of influences that prompted me to give this a go with C&C Ancients. First there’s Henry Hyde’s excellent Battlegames Magazine, with plentiful articles on painting 6mm figures; and there was Henry’s blog about playing C&C with miniatures.  Of course, Peter Barry of Baccus 6mm Miniatures also gave me a…

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Added by Dave Smith on April 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Most Expensive Game

I have seen this question before but I am still curious to see what people say:

 

What is the most $ you have ever payed for a game?

 

For me, I think it was for the 4th ed. of The Russian Campaign.  I got it from a brick-and-mortor store shortly after it came out, and IIRC it totalled after taxes to about $120 CDN.  Not a huge amount by todays standards, but that was around 6 years ago or so.  But based on the number of times I have played it, it was worth every…

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Added by Tim Allen on April 15, 2011 at 9:29am — 12 Comments

Miniatures I'm selling at the Tempe Convention

I'll be bringing several 25mm armies to the Tempe Convention plus a few other items not listed here. Send a PM or you can call me at (480) 277-3314 if you would like further information. Here is a sampling -

 

GENERAL:

 

1 x Ancient Egyptian Chariot 25mm - $2

1 x Ancient Egyptian Chariot 25mm - $2

32 x Armored Saxon Warriors (25mm) – unassembled - $8

 

 

ENGLISH CIVIL WARScottish Covenanter Army –…

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Added by Scott Kennedy on April 11, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Amazon novel award entry

I am a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Brekthrough Novel Award Contest. Presently, an excerpt from my novel, Treason's face, is available at the following site:

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Added by John E. Perkins on April 10, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

PayneCon I - Paynesville, MN - 8-9 Oct 2011

Hello out there ... just in case someone is interested:

  We will have a mini-Con in Paynesville, MN on 8-9 Oct 2011 [weekend prior to Columbus Day], 'PayneCon I'.  It will be a viral mini-con; invite only, allowed to bring one friend.  If you want an invite, please email me.  Cost = $0 US.  Yes, free.  Currently looking for event organizers/sponsors.

jim/mits/us -or- laviastrangiato/gmail/com

Added by Jim Millard on April 7, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

VPG's Napoleonic 20 going to GMT!

In a move I think that no one could have NOT predicted, one of VPG's flagship series is getting the GMT Deluxe Treatment(tm).  

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Added by Ernie Lo on April 6, 2011 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

ESPN2's Feature on La Roche College Basketball and Coach Scott Lang

Last night, during the pre-game show for the NCAA basketball championship, ESPN2 carried this feature on La Roche College's basketball program, and Coach Scott Lang.  I find this well worth watching, and not just because I'm on the La Roche faculty.

 

Winning for…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 5, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Operation Red Nose....games, games...and more games!

See what we do when we have a bit of free time ;)

 

Operation Red Nose: the HFC Game Meeting 2011

 

Enjoy!

Added by Andreas Ludwig on April 5, 2011 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

The Spring Clean.

I have decided to have a spring clean and clear out some of the unwanted wargames and unmade model kits that I have. If anyone feels they may be interested in the items before they go on ebay, please send me a message and I will return a list of the unwanted back to you.

Added by Roger Morley on April 5, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Paths of Glory

Had a great first "real" game of Paths of Glory today.  My wife and I tackled it in between running around our kids who have chicken pox.  Some highlights/notes of the session:

 

  1. The deluxe version that we have (GMT's 2010 reprint with the stiff board) is really nice.  The components are superb.  But... for some weird reason we found a lot of typos and editing errors on the cards.  This seems to be a bit surprising because it's like what, the fifth…
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Added by Ernie Lo on April 3, 2011 at 5:15pm — 5 Comments

Battle Above the Clouds (GCACW) - The Chickamauga campaign recap

This is AAR of "The Chickamauga Campaign". It is one of advanced game scenario of Battle Above the Clouds. My friend "taku" as the Union, I am the Confederate.

 

Initial setup

Battle Above the Clouds - Setup completed

The Confederate recieved cavalry and Mississippi reinforcement as initial force. Bragg concentrated his force at and…

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Added by Toshikazu Takasawa on April 3, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments

Point 2 Point 45: Julius Caesar, Battleground, and Little Bighorn

In this episode, Jason goes through some feedback, opens the package from Your Move Games, and focuses on a smaller publisher for his pre-order spotlight. He also has some wargaming news, good and bad, and goes through some feedback. Add to this the standard games played, poll results and other fun at the end of the episode, and you get the best two hours in wargaming. Other than gaming itself, of course.

 

Remember! Still looking for contest entries (contest extended to April…

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Added by Jason White on April 2, 2011 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

Tonkin training

I'm presenting the Tonkin system through a training scenario…

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Added by Kim Kanger on April 2, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

No Point 2 Point in March??? Oh NO!

Okay, it's not that bad. I have recorded everything, I just haven't had a chance to finish the editing.

 

So, it will be out by the end of the weekend (April 3 at the latest).

 

Been crazy busy this month between basketball season for my sons ending, along with winter soccer seasons, and then spring soccer starting up. Add to that some face to face gaming, without which there would be no podcast :), and I haven't had much time to record and even less to…

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Added by Jason White on April 1, 2011 at 6:23am — No Comments

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