July 2009 Blog Posts (25)

I love the French!

Actually I've been back into board/wargaming for a couple of years now, and really have enjoyed the hobby! I've been thinking about a few things lately so here are my rambling thoughts.

1. I really like game settings besides the Bulge or Stalingrad. To me it seems like people are way too focused on these battles. Like 15 of the top twenty war games on BGG seem to be about these battles. Jeez...

2. I really like French games. I'm finding the rules, art and subject matter… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on July 30, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Not One Step Back Reprint is Close!

Our reprint of the Band of Heroes Expansion Mod Not One Step Back, which covers the Eastern Front of WWII, is just about set to go to the printer. The map and counter art will be a little different from the original, keeping them stylistically in line with the newer LnL titles that have recently come out, including Heroes of the Blitzkrieg and the soon-to-arrive Band of Heroes 2nd Edition. The map boards will be… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on July 29, 2009 at 12:31pm — 3 Comments

First post

Hi there,

This is my first post to the blog, let me put some photos of games that I played for the last 7 months.

Squadron Strike! (Ad Astra Games)


ASL SK#1 S1 (MMP) over VASL

Wings of War - Watch Your Back! (Fantasy Flight Games)

Conquest of Paradise (GMT)

Rommel in the Desert (Columbia… Continue

Added by Kazunori Iriya on July 29, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

My recent fashion

Recently, it waits in "VASSAL".
The module that often plays is "Up Front","Russo-Japanese War(EPOC)","Flightleader","PGG","UpFront","Victory in Normandy".
Russo-Japanese War

Added by blue on July 24, 2009 at 6:47am — No Comments

Hannibal(Vally Games)

This game is very good game. However, because it is an ancient game, playing is less.
It was possible to win because be able it to play after a long time, and to defeat [sukipio] by Hannibal the other day.
In the game against ancient times, being possible to enjoy it while explaining when playing if it is a type of card using together game though it is not easy to play still is a difficult point if there is at least no knowledge is the advantages.

Added by blue on July 24, 2009 at 5:21am — No Comments

A week to go

Ici, c'est la France!

Added by Kim Kanger on July 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Ignorance is Bliss, So Throw Another Book on the Fire

Today, CNN is reporting online about the charming little town of West Bend, Wisconsin. There, a group of residents are protesting the inclusion of "pornographic" books for young adults, including some that they target as "gay-affirming" in the young adult section. They advocate moving the purported smut to the adult section of the library in order to… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 22, 2009 at 2:38pm — 13 Comments

LnL: A Ring of Hills is close

The long-awaited LnL module A Ring of Hills, which depicts the ground combat during the Falklands War in 1982 between the British and the Argentines, will be going to the printer very soon. A Ring of Hills is an expansion module, and LnL: Band of Heroes is required to play it.

A Ring of Hills comes with 12 Scenarios, 5 gorgeous geomorphic maps, 170 counters, module-specific rules, and a player-aid… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

An incredibly interesting, FREE game that I'm playing

I stumbled on this game by accident. It is free to play. Is supported through a variety of online discussion forums. If you like geo politics, the idea of running for office (perhaps even President), being in the military (without actual harm), or have a desire to own and operate a newspaper and potentially a business. Check this out. It is really free. Takes a little bit of work to get into the game, but once in, it's pretty amazing.


Added by Brian Blad on July 20, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Military History Quarterly, Summer 2009

I really enjoy this magazine and have read it from cover to cover since the first issue. However, the problem is that it drives me to break out games (or purchase them) far beyond my ability to muster the time to play them. In this issue, there are articles covering:

Gettysburg: Covers Lees decision making. OK, I'm over Gettysburged at the moment.

Laos in late 50s, early 60s: I don't have anything on this topic. Are there any games that focus on Laos, or are they all part… Continue

Added by Bill Lenoir on July 19, 2009 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

And That's The Way He Was

Does anyone else have mixed feelings about Walter Cronkite? He was a bit of a father figure for me in my youth, and I shared his enthusiasm for the US space program, but he should have kept his opinions to himself after the Tet Offensive in 1968.

Added by David Allen on July 18, 2009 at 8:08pm — 7 Comments

Mayhem in Makassar Strait, Episode 5 & 6 are Available

The last two episodes were added on to the HISTORICON website last week:


Added by Ted Henkle on July 14, 2009 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Mapology update

You can now become a fan of Mapology on Facebook, where exclusive previews and works in progress are often posted before being released to a wider audience: LINK

GMT Games (along with Jason Matthews and Ananda Gupta) recently allowed me to add Twilight Struggle to the list of map redux prints for sale:…


Added by Mark Mahaffey on July 13, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Final art for Ici, c'est la France!

Take a look at the final map and counter art for Ici, c'est la France!. The game will ship at the end of July, so if you want it for the preorder price, you should hurry up. Go here to order or just to take a look:

Added by Kim Kanger on July 11, 2009 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

I Am Their Leader...

From today's Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart.

Added by Ted Henkle on July 9, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Contra Vs. Sandinista

I don't know why - but now I'd really like to see a LNL module based on this - I know it won't sell but would be "pure" infantry combat. Maybe I'm crazy but I find it interesting. Maybe even other "brush" wars of the Cold War. I've been thinking of it a lot lately.

I know some folks find it tasteless - but I'm interested to know what really happened, and I think the men and women who fought and died on both sides need to have the world remember.

Am I wrong?

Added by Andy Brown on July 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Robert S. McNamara Rest in... Well, Maybe Just Stay Dead

It's a little hard to have a neutral opinion of Robert Strange McNamara if you're of a certain age. President of Ford Motor Company and a quantifying "Whiz Kid," he was appointed Secretary of Defense by John F. Kennedy, where he shortly showed what a Secretary of Defense should neither be nor do.

I say business for a reason, as McNamara seemed to regard mankind's bloodiest enterprise as a bloodless, emotionless, soulless exercise in numbers. An architect of the Vietnam War, he… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 7, 2009 at 2:30pm — 25 Comments

Wargamers at Historicon next week?

Anyone else heading to Historicon next week (July 16-19, 2009) in Lancaster, PA?

If you're not familiar with the con, it's HMGS-East's biggest annual convention and is mostly miniatures-centric. If you're planning to attend, stop by our booth and say hey (Collins Epic Wargames).

Historicon Website


Added by Byron Collins on July 7, 2009 at 6:27am — 2 Comments

Good music

Some cool Vietnamese music

Added by Kim Kanger on July 6, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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