May 2013 Blog Posts (13)

Fast Action Battles: The Bulge first try

Fast Action Battles: The Bulge first try

Had a…


Added by Gary Barr on May 30, 2013 at 4:20am — No Comments

New Article in Line of Departure Online Features

I recently added a new article to the Line of Departure Online Features site.  This is another military history project, and a pretty extensive one, dealing with Patton's campaign in Brittany immediately after the Normandy breakout.  Long-planned, it was supposed to secure the port capacity of the…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 28, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

World War II Illustrations by Weston Emmart

A Sketch book by a GI as seen on Reddit this evening; posted on imgur.


Added by Bill Wood on May 27, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Generating Flags

I needed to create flags in a hurry! So I wrote a program that does just that you can check out the details here >>

Added by Bixel on May 23, 2013 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Choose your own (war-ravaged country) adventure

This year as an optional assignment for my political science class on peacebuilding and civil conflict, I gave my students the option of writing an interactive story rather than the usual research papers using Inklewriter. Four groups decided to do so, and the result is four online…


Added by Rex Brynen on May 9, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Combat Commander: Europe

Played another three Combat Commander games (three Tournament scenarios using RPG) with my Dad

No time to waffle as such just to stick up a bunch of pics I took during the games.

My Russia Rifle Companys assault German Detachment on hill…


Added by Gary Barr on May 8, 2013 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Vassal games update and another new arrival !

Several (well four) games ongoing at present using Vassal (and ACTs for couple).

First up WW2 Barbarossa To Berlin against Greig.

My Eastern Front…


Added by Gary Barr on May 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Teutoburger Wald 9AD

Teutoburger Wald depicts the battle which took place between three Roman Legions under the command of Govenor Varus, and a confederation of Germanic tribes.

Varus was en-route to winter quarters when he and his three Legions were caught in a cunning trap. Surrounded on all sides, this was to be a battle of pure survival.

The outcome for Varus was not good. He and his three Legions were destroyed, leaving this to be the worst (or very close to) defeat for…


Added by Roger Morley on May 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Battle of Namgang (aka “The Battle of the Cauldron of Death”)

The Final Campaign of the Eternal Struggle Against Neocolonial Exploitation had begun, and the 1st Revolutionary Combat Brigade of the People’s Democratic Republic of East Norkea had been…


Added by Rex Brynen on May 7, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 45: Noble failures, and Eclipse on the iPad

Many games come oh so very close to being good, or event great, but don't...quite...make it. That's the topic for this episode, noble failures. Even if they didn't completely succeed, from a design or a market perspective, these games deserve respect. (Many wargames included.) Plus, Tom reviews Eclipse, both the new iPad version and the original boardgame.

Direct link to the…


Added by Kingdaddy on May 6, 2013 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Unity of Command by 2x2

Here are a few screen shots from this game. I have just started the playing it, and so far it looks and feels very good and smooth, with a good user friendly interface.I will do a better review soon once I have had a chance to play it for a while.…


Added by Roger Morley on May 4, 2013 at 4:18pm — 6 Comments

Unboxing B-29 Superfortress

In my just-released episode 7 of The Board Game Show podcast, I un-box B-29 Superfortress by Legion Wargames:

In the late 80’s I hovered over an imaginary bomber crew and conducted make-believe, yet mostly historical missions over WWII Germany. My heart raced as ME 109s and FW 190’s strafed my flying fortress. I worried…


Added by Scott Bogen on May 3, 2013 at 10:49pm — No Comments

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