May 2009 Blog Posts (29)

Alpha testing in progress

Alpha testing still in progress, but I found a few things off the bat that I am currently addressing. The terrain tiles didn't work as I had hoped, and the game was way too long. I'm making the tiles larger, and I'm going to allow tile stacking. The first tile placed on any hex will always be the terrain in that hex for movement, but a second player may stack another tile on top for the river portion of the tile, since it is necessary to be able to have 2 different rivers going through the same… Continue

Added by Chad Oatman on May 30, 2009 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Inkscape Countersheets and Hexmaps

Some new features have been added to the Inkscape countersheet and hexmaps effects since the 1.0 release last year, as I have written about in the thread on bgg. I don't want to make another official release (with a link from the project homepage until the new features have been a bit better tested, but 1.1 and 1.2 can be downloaded from links in that bgg… Continue

Added by Pelle Nilsson on May 28, 2009 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Eden War Room in the News

My lovely wife, who fully supports my hobby and likes all my wargaming friends, has been for months trying to get a reporter for the News and Record to do a story on the Eden War Room.

She finally succeeded two weeks ago.

Read all about it here:

News and Record

Apologies who already heard about this on the BGG.

Added by Bill Wood on May 27, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

La Bataille de France, 1940 UPDATE

Added two new countries to the game: Italy and Belgium.


Added by Nicolas Eskubi on May 27, 2009 at 4:37am — No Comments

Looking for ASL gear

Hi all

I'd like to trade away my copies of A Most Dangerous time, Panzerblitz:HoD , Blackbeard ( GMTs new version) and FAB:Bulge for ASL gear, feel free to PM me with any offers, I have almost all of the base modules and I am looking to add to my collection with some 3rd party stuff or anything interesting


I also have an unpunched copy of GDWs Fire in the East available too

Added by Robert T Wilson on May 25, 2009 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

The Eden War Room in the Newspaper.

My wife's reporter friend has been interested in doing a story on our War Room, and it was published today. She fortunately picked a very busy day - 8 of us playing that day. Usually it is just 4 or 5 of us.

This day of gaming also included a reunion of the Bayside High School class of '82 wargamers - all 3 of us.

Added by Bill Wood on May 24, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

a New Terrain in action : Lakes

a few screenshots of a new terrain : Lakes tiles

lakes tiles may represent lakes or fjords, for example.

the movement is allowed along the land hexsides but prohibited on the water… Continue

Added by Nick on May 24, 2009 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

The new version of the Map Editor

Here are some screenshots of the new version of the map editor, with the new user interface, and some new Editor functions Continue

Added by Nick on May 22, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Lord's Liberation Army: Chasing Some of the Worst Hoodlums in East Africa

Africa might be called the Dark Continent because it's a giant blindspot to most people. We get used to the disease, famine, natural disasters, and the manmade abuses, the violence, even the genocide in Africa. After a while, it seems to be a matter of "What's another starving kid with a distended belly?" Or "What are a few thousand people chopped up by machetes among friends?"

What most of the rest of world calls shocking, disgusting and abhorrent, too much of Africa calls just… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 19, 2009 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

Revisions for Westward Expansion

Made excellent headway today. Rules are pretty solid now and ready to go. Updated discovery cards, completed all but one chart, and just need to finish up those couple new event cards. Most if not all of which should be finished tomorrow. Should definitely be starting the alpha play-testing by the weekend, if not sooner!!

Added by Chad Oatman on May 19, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Heroes of the Gap on Preorder

Lock ‘n Load: Heroes of the Gap is now ready for preorder. Heroes of the Gap, is a complete Lock ‘n Load module (you need nothing else to play), which brings the Lock ‘n Load system to the environs of Eisenbach, Germany on the first day of World War III. No, this is NOT a World at War series game, but it does take place in the universe created by World at War. This is pure, impulse-driven, tanks vs. tank, squad vs. squad, leader vs.… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on May 18, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Back to work

Finally got time to work on Westward Expansion this weekend. I was able to create the Battle Chart for battling Natives, still need to create one more for Battling the Spanish Military. Assigned goals and objectives for each of the expeditions (including the Spanish Military, so yes they will be a playable faction). I had an inspiration for a few more event cards which will be created this week. I also updated the starting locations for each expedition to correspond to their historic starting… Continue

Added by Chad Oatman on May 18, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Sri Lanka rebels concede defeat in civil war

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The Tamil Tigers admitted defeat Sunday in their fierce quarter-century war for a separate homeland as government forces raced to clear the last pockets of rebel resistance from the war zone in the north.

Far from the battlefield, thousands of Sri Lankans danced in the streets of Colombo, celebrating the stunning collapse of one of the world's most sophisticated insurgencies. But with rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran still at large, the threat of renewed… Continue

Added by Smitty on May 17, 2009 at 9:52pm — 4 Comments

FTF gaming

I had a FTF session after a long drought a few weeks ago (got in a couple games of Eisenbach Gap and started Hold The Line). And all I can say is WOW is it fun. What a great hobby...

Gotta try and get a game group together.

Added by Andy Brown on May 17, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Descisions in an insurgency

What kind of descisions are there to make in Ici, c'est la France!? I will show some here. First I would like to mention that it will be charged and produced within the next coming weeks. Hurry to pledge if you want the pledge-price. If you have already pledged for it (and perhaps Tonkin also) at the Khyber Pass site, then you have to re-pledge for it/them at

First you have the political… Continue

Added by Kim Kanger on May 17, 2009 at 11:45am — 3 Comments

2008 CSR Awards Ballot

I'd like to put in a special request that everyone please submit their CSR Awards ballot no later than this Wednesday so I can get all results tallied to announce the nominees. The news story below provides more info including where you can see a list of games published in 2008. If you all can knock out your ballot this weekend, as you read this -- that would be perfect. Thanks!…


Added by John Kranz on May 16, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Happy Memorial Day

Lest we forget....…


Added by Lisa Scheer on May 15, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

AMDT's Interesting Player Aid Card Approach (please comment) :-)

"A Most Dangerous Time," MMP's new IGS game arrived! Woo hoo! This is the game I've been looking for to compliment "Samurai" and "Ran" (GMT), to put those battles into some kind of strategic perspective. The components to AMDT are fantastic: a beautiful Mark Mahaffey map, nicely cut colorful counters, full-color rulebook, and poker-quality playing cards.

But where's the standard player aid card(s)?

There isn't one. There's a dozen of them! About a dozen of the playing… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on May 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Army Officer Oldest Service Member Killed in Iraq

Major Stephen Hutchison of Scottsdale AZ became, at age 60, the oldest American service person to die in action in Iraq. Major Hutchison was a Vietnam veteran who rejoined the Army in the wake of 9/11. His wife objected, so he waited until her death to rejoin.

When killed by a a roadside bomb, Major Hutchison was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, of the 1st Infantry Division.…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 14, 2009 at 8:54pm — 6 Comments

Avro Lancaster

Mr.J and I will travel to Windsor, Ontario this summer to see the restoration of this famous British warbird. There is a long history of this plane, as it was purchased by the now-deceased uncle of one of Mr. J's friend who resides in the UK. Hopefully we will have an inside look-see.

A Lancaster was at the Willoughby, OH Lost Nation… Continue

Added by Lisa Scheer on May 14, 2009 at 6:57am — 3 Comments

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