April 2012 Blog Posts (50)

The Pocket at Falaise - End of Turn 3

The Germans were able to pull back behind the Orne River, while the Canadians pushed even farther towards the south.  By coming within 6 hexes of a bridge crossing on the Dives, the 86th Korps was added to the chit pile.  The 272 division and the GUF units were put in play and moved down to help…

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Added by Brett W Avants on April 29, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861 - 'all green alike'





Test of Fire: Bull Run (2011) by Mayfair Games allows players to gain a flavour of the first full scale battle of the American Civil War, in which both sides were not fully prepared. In a video…
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Added by Rusted Dice on April 29, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Vox Populi

We're close to being 2 months old, and we would very much appreciate some feedback from you, if at all possible. What format and content would you like to see in future episodes? Our intent was to talk about PLAYING games we love (and no doubt bumbling through the rules) with all our thoughts and…
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Added by Rusted Dice on April 28, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

ATO's The Pocket at Falaise - Turn 2

Below is the situation after Turn 2.  Instead of a blow by blow, activation by activation description of the events, let me make a few observations.  

  • Note that the Germans have three Kampfgruppen in the withdrawal area already.  One regiment is high-tailing it south to exit off the map for a victory point.  

  • The pocket is collapsing.  The Allies are pushing it from both the north and south, and from the west as the Germans attempt to pull back in…
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Added by Brett W Avants on April 28, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Turn 1 - ATO’s The Falaise Pocket

Looking at the map, I tried to set forth in my mind my plan of attack (or retreat as the case may be) for the Allied and German forces.  The Allied forces of course need to eliminate as many of the German units as they can, while at the same time trying to close the pocket and cut them off from their withdrawal axis.  The Germans on the other hand need to bug out as quickly as possible but in an orderly manner so that they do not give the Allies any gaps or…

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Added by Brett W Avants on April 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Computer SFGE Project Update:

Version 0.30 has been submitted to DG for testing.   The game is playable at this point although missing a few features.  Except for increase resources and two Expedition events all rules have been implemented.

Added by Thomas A Stevenson on April 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

ATO's The Pocket at Falaise Initial Set-up

Below is the initial set-up for Against the Odds' game The Pocket at Falaise.  This is what's on my table now, and I am anxious to get started.  The rules are simple, with a few twists.  The photo shows my initial set-up after selecting my German Unknown Forces and setting them aside.  These were the 74 Korps/988/276 Infantry Regiment, the 2SS/5/3FJ Regiment, the 47 Panzer1/1SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, and the 74 Korps/991/277 Infantry Regiment.  I selected these for later use…

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Added by Brett W Avants on April 26, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments

http://www.rusteddice.com1805: Sea of Glory attempts to capture the difficult aspect of age of sail warfare with a dense set of rules. In this second 'how-to' episode Mark outlines combining fleets, …

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1805: Sea of Glory attempts to capture the difficult aspect of age of sail warfare with a dense set of rules. In this second 'how-to' episode Mark outlines combining fleets, the roles of Admirals, searching and counting masts, and combat, before finally threading all the game elements together in a brief example of a…

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Added by Rusted Dice on April 26, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

Photo Coverage of Spring Fever in Raleigh, NC

First 2 articles up now, 3d coming Friday

http://grogheads.com/con-sf1.html

http://grogheads.com/con-sf2.html

 

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Added by Brant Guillory on April 25, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Photos of Spring Fever in Raleigh, NC

2 sets of photos up now - one more coming Friday

http://grogheads.com/con-sf1.html

http://grogheads.com/con-sf2.html

Added by Brant Guillory on April 25, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Founding Fathers - after action report (audio)

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Chris has now played the game a few times, solo as well as with others, and here he reports back on how he has found the game: from snubbing delegates, enacting events, debating, to the main area of the game itself: declaring a vote.…
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Added by Rusted Dice on April 24, 2012 at 1:03am — No Comments

Reviews Up for Bomber Command and 1989: Dawn of Freedom

I just thought I'd let folks know the reviews for Bomber Command as well as 1989: Dawn of Freedom (both from GMT) are now up on The Gaming Gang.

Bomber Command

1989: Dawn of Freedom

Added by Jeff McAleer on April 23, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments

PanzerBlitz Hill of Death Scenario 2

This was my second PanzerBlitz Hill of Death scenario. This one has a relatively small area of operations, but has a good number of units. The British must secure greater than 4 of the towns in the area of operations. They own two already. They must capture at least three more. The Germans have fortified the towns and have a Panzer IV company coming in as reinforcements. The Brits have plenty of infantry and Churchill VII tanks. This will be a tough nut to crack for the…

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Added by Brett W Avants on April 23, 2012 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

RetroText&TurnBased WCPrivateer Free PC game

I have made a Text based and turn based Retro type Mouseless game Based on WCPrivateer gameplay, Im giving it away free.

The realy big thing about the game there are 50,000 space zones to explore, I wanted a big RPG area. I've Put it on the following free ftp sites , sorry if its slow or…

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Added by Mark on April 22, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

PanzerBlitz Hill of Death, Scenario 1

I cut my teeth on PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader back in the day. My first game was Tactics II; my second was Squad Leader. But shortly after that I discovered PB. I was really excited when MMP released PanzerBlitz Hill of Death, but it was only now that I punched the counters and played it. Solo, yes, but isn't that fairly typical of most gamers?

I apologize for my photos up front. The photos did not turn out as good as I had expected. And I'm sure that I missed a few rules,…

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Added by Brett W Avants on April 21, 2012 at 12:19pm — 8 Comments

Dien Bien Phu

I wish to make DBP a fast playing tournament game. I will introduce a make or break system. The Viet Minh places a regiment order marker on a French strongpoint. That regiment is now ordered to continue its assault until that strongpoint is reached and conquered. While reaching it, the regiment will suffer two…

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Added by Kim Kanger on April 21, 2012 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

1805: Sea of Glory - 'tis to glory we steer

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During 1805 the Royal Navy maintained a stifling blockade of French…

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Added by Rusted Dice on April 21, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

Founding Fathers - 'discussions, debates, disputes, and decisions'

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_Gp7R4WSQ

The Philadelphia Convention took place during the Summer months of 1787, in which all 13 States were invited to send delegates to discuss the nation's future government (Rhode Island did not attend due to fears of larger States interests outweighing their own). Founding Fathers (2010) by Jolly Roger Games allows…

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Added by Rusted Dice on April 20, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

Hibernia - the 'abundant land', the 'land of Winter'

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Hibernia (2011) by Closet Nerd Games is a fast-moving game set in lands on the fringe of the then mighty Roman Empire. In a video that effectively ends our review of the game, Tony [and his wife Faye! :)] discuss the background to the history presented in the game, as well as exploring what you will learn from playing it. …



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Added by Rusted Dice on April 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Computer SFGE 4-18-12

Alien Conflict Phase is working, starting work on Imperial Expedition Phase now.

Added by Thomas A Stevenson on April 18, 2012 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

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