July 2010 Blog Posts (51)

Picket Duty Progress Report

Picket Duty has been undergoing playtesting for several months. Game should go on pre-sale soon at Legion Wargames.

Added by Steve Dixon on July 30, 2010 at 7:06pm — 8 Comments

Demise of wargaming

I read an article on a website, for the life of me I cannot remember what the website was, but it was basically about why the hobby of wargaming has had such a demise over the years.
It cited a number of reasons like computer games and consoles, role playing games (warhammer etc) and quite a few others. I certainly do think that computer games and consoles did indeed pull alot of people away from wargaming, and i was one of them, probably due to the lack of opponents I could…
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Added by Roger Morley on July 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 84 Comments

Strategy & Tactics magazine 154 Russo Turkish War 1877

I have bought this issue off ebay, in new condition, all unpunched.
I feel now that my collection of war games is complete - in the sense that I have a good variety of games covering a wide variety of conflicts in different eras.
That is not to say I will not be buying anything else, I will be, it is just that my initial spending spree is now over and I can just buy the odd game now and again.

Added by Roger Morley on July 29, 2010 at 2:05am — 8 Comments

Lanchester's Laws

I have two posts up about Lanchester's Laws and attrition modeling on my games blog (1,2). The third post is in the works, but life is not cooperating with my blogging schedule lately.

Added by Dan Eastwood on July 28, 2010 at 3:54pm — 8 Comments

Arnhem map

I printed my Arnhem map yesterday, so i just need to run through the standard and exclusive rules and the game will be afoot!
I did quite a good job, as I had to print the map in four A4 sections, but even though I made sure that the print scales were identical on all four sheets, they still miss-matched at odd points :(
Still, they were only small and were only and few, and did not spoil the over map.
This is the first time I have done this, so future maps i hope will…
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Added by Roger Morley on July 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Ever expanding game collection.

I have now added to my game collection the following:

Napoleons last battles quad - I had this years ago, it was one of the very first games I ever bought and I am so chuffed to have it again.
Race for Tunis (GDW)
Red Storm Rising (TSR)
I also noticed on ebay that Westwall quad from SPI (used) sold for £40. Glad I have this game as an electronic version, and in actual fact, I printed out the Arnhem map (after some tinkering with PSP7) and have printed…
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Added by Roger Morley on July 26, 2010 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

Every once and a while, my faith is renewed....

Every once and a while, my faith in wargame manufacturers is renewed, and it happened most recently with Lost Battalion Games and their game: Sergeants on the Eastern Front. I had ordered the game because they claimed (on their website) that it was ready and shipping.... After a month I inquired with the company: hey, where's my order? Eventually they responded that they weren't ready and they would return my money. On top of that, they promised to send me a copy of the game for FREE when it… Continue

Added by Dave Smith on July 26, 2010 at 12:21am — 3 Comments

Charleston Area Wargame Society (CAWS) Game Day 61, July 24th 2010, Geek List

http://boardgame.geekdo.com/geeklist/56953

Our next Game Day is August 7th. We will be at the Berkeley County Library off Sangaree Parkway from 9am - 5:00pm. Please see our Yahoo! group for more details:

http://tinyurl.com/58ekh4

Added by MichaelDC on July 24, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

My new game - Wargamer 31: Clash of Steel (Unpunched) Plus F&M 43

I just bought this off ebay yesterday, so looking forward to playing this game.
Slowly but surely I am re-building may game collection from scratch again, and getting a hell of a buzz from it too!!
Good times ahead - cats and wife permitting...lmao…

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Added by Roger Morley on July 23, 2010 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Special Offer - Save as much as $80 on IN THE TRENCHES

Jeux Grenier Games is holding a lightning sale until Monday morning, July 26.



In this special offer, you can order all three In the Trenches games for combined savings of as much as $80.



Visit http://www.greniergames.com/offer.html to put in your order and choose your shipping destination.



But you have to act quickly!



Designed by John Gorkowski, this series enables players to game historically… Continue

Added by Éric Grenier on July 22, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

Flashpoint Golan - missing rules booklet

I have been offered this game, which I would love to take, but it is missing the rules booklet. I have tried Boardgame Geeks, Wizards without any luck, and I am waiting on a response from the designer.
But would anyone here have a clue where i can locate a copy of the rules from?

Added by Roger Morley on July 22, 2010 at 1:54am — 4 Comments

Napoleon's Last Battles - Instructions/Rules missing

A work colleague brought this game into work for me which had been lurking in his loft for decades. Unfortunately the rules are missing.
Does anyone know where I can obtain a new/replacement set?

Added by Roger Morley on July 21, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

The Hermit Kingdom on the Web



For those who can't get enough of North Korea, here is a link to its official news agency's web site, actually hosted on a Japanese server. Probably the most interesting thing about the stories on here are that they are so incredibly boring. Moreover, there is a self-importance to them, such as the one announcing that… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 20, 2010 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

Fighting Formations delayed a bit, other titles moved up

Via an email from GMT regarding the P500 shipments:



We have just a couple changes in the Fall lineup this time. Chad wanted a bit more time for Fighting Formations in final production and we're

happy to oblige, as this game looks REALLY cool and we want to make

sure we get it right.



We happened to have Spanish Civil War a bit ahead of schedule on the final component front, so we have slotted

it for the November slot vacated by Fighting Formations.…

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Added by Hudson on July 20, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

CAWS Game Day 60, July 10th, 2010, Geek List

http://boardgame.geekdo.com/geeklist/56807/

Our next Game Day is July 24th. We will be at the Berkeley County Library off Sangaree Parkway from 9am - 2:30pm. Please see our Yahoo! group for more details:

http://tinyurl.com/58ekh4

Added by MichaelDC on July 20, 2010 at 6:44am — No Comments

Alan Emrich

Alan Emrich is the co-founder and owner of Victory Point Games.
On his website, he offer 3 games free to print and play - Battle for Moscow, Drive on Metz (which includes a computer version) AND Napoleon at Waterloo!
The Drive on Metz is actually a game by James F Dunnigan which featured in his book The Complete Wargames Handbook.
Napoleon at Waterloo is the same free game which was given out by SPI in 1979 as an introductory game into…
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Added by Roger Morley on July 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Tonkin at www.legionwargames.com

Added by Kim Kanger on July 16, 2010 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

Tonkin at www.legionwargames.com

Added by Kim Kanger on July 16, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Starting Out Again

It has be over 20 years since i have played a Board War Game (BWG), and during that time, the games I had were lost or left in house moves, computers and game machines took over my life and the humble BWG was forgotten.
It is only in the past year that my interest and fascination with these games has grown again, to the point I have now purchased a few, and been given quite a few in pdf files.
So once again, I am starting out again, back to basics with Napoleon at Waterloo, but I…
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Added by Roger Morley on July 16, 2010 at 3:45pm — 13 Comments

New Weapon.

Added by Lisa Scheer on July 16, 2010 at 8:28am — 9 Comments

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