May 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Origins War College: What would it take for you to participate in a team game with us?

Hey everyone -

I'm just wondering what - if anything - people know about the staff wargames we run at the Origins War College, and what it would take for you to come check out one of them and join us for a game?

Players take on roles in a military staff and plan and execute an operation using a wargame... gotta keep up with current situation and changes to the plan while the fight's going on. It's a ton of fun We get a lot of folks coming back year after…


Added by Brant Guillory on May 31, 2011 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

A post-Cannae scenario for "Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage"

By the time Hannibal settled into winter quarters after his celebrated Cannae campaign, he might have felt in equal measure elated and frustrated. While many cities in tribes in Southern Italy had joined his cause (most notably Italy's second city, Capua), he had failed to secure the vital ports of Campania (most notably Neapolis), nor the strategically important Greek cities further to the south (Tarentum, Rhegium).


Cannae thus hadn't dealt Rome a knock-out blow by having…


Added by Charles Féaux de la Croix on May 26, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

What a map for a First Punic War CDG might look like

Valley Games has now announced a First Punic War expansion to HANNIBAL. I suppose it's basically the variant once featured in THE GENERAL. It's been years, but in checking out that variant, I thought it fell short in two major ways:

1) In my view, a game on the First Punic War needs quite another map from that of HANNIBAL given the more narrow geographical scope of Hamilcar's war to that of his one-eyed son. Sicily  was the main theatre of this war and ought to be shown in sufficient…


Added by Charles Féaux de la Croix on May 21, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments


will try to learn vassal in june/july-realized my "problem" with the system is irrational. pray for me!!! ; )

divine intervention may help overcome my mental block with vassal.....

Added by brian s. b. on May 20, 2011 at 9:39pm — 9 Comments

This is so funny...

It is a bit insulting to Britain’s European neighbors, so for that I do apologise. But if I changed anything, I would be spoiling the creation. So I publish it ‘as is’ but let me add that the views expressed within are not those of the publisher!

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit…


Added by Roger Morley on May 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Operation Crossbow - How 3D glasses help defeat Hitler

This may be interesting to some of you.

Added by Roger Morley on May 13, 2011 at 4:46am — 2 Comments

Point-2-Point 46 is out!

I just listened to P2P number 46.  Thank-you again Jason for your hard work on this.

Added by Tim Allen on May 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Good old Wootton Bassett

Added by Roger Morley on May 9, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Bussaco 20 by VPG

I have just finished playing a complete* game of Bussaco 20 (a Napoleonic wargame), and found it to be a good, quick paced game, which has the added mixture of event cards which can really help or hinder your progress.


The game plays like any other IGOUGO game, but the designer gave it a nice touch by adding a “reaction phase”, which is conducted by the non-phasing player after the phasing player has finished moving. This reaction phase allows the non-phasing players’ cavalry…


Added by Roger Morley on May 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Article on Line of Departure Online Features

Today, I uploaded a new article on Line of Departure Online Features.  This one is an unusually scholarly piece, expanded from an essay that I had to write for a graduate historiography class I took at American Military University over the winter,…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 5, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Osama bin Laden is Dead ! ! ! ... and he did alot of Damage

   Good, I IMMEDIATELY thought !!! Yay !  and that was 11:30 at night Sunday....and on into Monday Morning.



             I didnt think tooo much about it : WE WON


              and Thank God for Seal Team Six ! ! ! !


                 ( I still remember Carter's April 1980 Fiasco) ( Good Lord, what would have happened....?)



                    but it's been almost TEN YEARS.  and I




Added by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on May 4, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments

La Bataille Rules by GDW

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of a pdf of the GDW version of the rules? ' One game so many rules versions"

Added by Dennis A. Spors on May 2, 2011 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

Osama's Dead


I am just thrilled to be the one to post on ConsimWorld that Osama bin Laden is no longer stealing the oxygen of normal people, or otherwise polluting the earth with his vile presence.  After ten long years, justice is done.




Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

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