May 2009 Blog Posts (29)

New from Collins Epic Wargames - Frontline General: San Pietro Infine Preorder

New from Collins Epic Wargames, Frontline General: San Pietro Infine is now available for preorder!

Entirely tactical, this wargame covers the WWII Battle of San Pietro in its entirety through a series of challenging scenarios. New US, German, and Italian units represent the full historic strength of the fighting forces that struggled for control of the mountains Sammucro, Lungo, and Rotondo, and the small village of San Pietro… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on May 13, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

Playing Field Commander: Rommel & Hornet Leader

I've been playing a lot of FC: Rommel lately. I purchased it along with FC: Alexander, but I am focusing on Rommel for now. I've really enjoyed it so far. I've played the first campaign quite a few times now, and I've really gotten a feel for it.

In my last game, I only managed to score 19 points, but I'm getting a little better every time. I'm really digging this series, and I am pleased to hear that more FC games are on the way.

My boys in Hornet Leader made it through… Continue

Added by Josh "Der Spieler" Spillers on May 13, 2009 at 1:32am — 1 Comment

Legion Wargames Launched

Welcome to Legion Wargames, a new board wargame company which was just launched on May 10th.

It is my goal, with the help of some talented game designers, and a few select affiliates, to bring you a fine selection of military board games which cover topics that are as of yet un-gamed, or new game systems that offer a unique perspective on history. In addition to the games, a strong focus will be put on a high level of customer… Continue

Added by Randy Lein on May 12, 2009 at 10:26pm — 7 Comments

Backlash Against Sharia Law in Pakistan

As the government offensive in the Swat Valley heats up, there may be an erosion of support for Sharia law and Islamist governance that once existed throughout Pakistan. The Pakistani legal system reported was slow, inefficient, and corrupt, giving people reason to reach out for an Islamist alternative.

But that alternative did not work out quite as well as promised. Now Pakistan is in a fight for its life and its identity.…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 10, 2009 at 1:29pm — No Comments

May 10

May 10 is an interesting date in military history.

On May 10, 1863, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson passed away as result of complications from being wounded in a friendly fire incident. Less than two months later, the last hopes of the Confederacy vanished on the fields of Gettysburg, and Jackson's absence was conspicuous.

On May 10, 1940, German forces began their invasion of the Low Countries and France.

On May 10, 1972, Randall "Duke" Cunningham became… Continue

Added by David Allen on May 10, 2009 at 7:22am — 4 Comments

Germany Invades Poland...Again

New From Lock 'n Load Publishing...

September 1st, 1939… Panzers roll across Germany’s border with Poland, intent on the subjugation of their neighbour. In front of the German soldiers lay thousands of square miles to conquer, under them eager tanks, and leading them the officers keen to let loose a new type of war…Lightning War… the Blitzkrieg.

Welcome to Summer Lightning: The Invasion of Poland 1939, an operational-level… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on May 8, 2009 at 1:05pm — 3 Comments

Living Rules, Play-By-Email Support, Does it Help or Hurt the Hobby? (Please Comment!)

I'm a big fan of living rules, VASSAL/Cyberboard/ADC support.

I'm a fan of the former because PDF files are searchable, making finding rules very easy. It's also nice to be able to print out a copy that of the rules and use that to write notes in, leaving the original rulebook in pristine condition. I also like to peruse a rulebook prior to buying a game--it gives me an idea of whether or not I'm going to find the game interesting. In a number of cases I looked at the rulebook to a… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on May 7, 2009 at 12:55pm — 10 Comments

World War II Strategic Combat Adjudication Procedure

Got this from Don Chappell--and this makes eminent sense to me. Sure saves tons of die-rolling...just one "rock/paper/scissors" run solves everything so elegantly!

Added by Eric Walters on May 3, 2009 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

The New Pirate Hat

An on-line friend sent me this with the following comment:

How's THIS for a souvenir? Courtesy of the USN...

Added by Ted Henkle on May 2, 2009 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

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