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Added by Roger Morley on July 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
1 regular game and 2 in the Mediterranean where I played the British both times. I played the allies all day long and ended up with a 2-1 record after an all day frenzy of the game that lasted from 11 am until 6pm
Game one was the standard starter scenario Fat Lipki which I won after a disastrous melee attempt near the end of the game wiped out the Germans and my opponent conceded.
More here on my blog:…
My wife only works Term time (which means she only works when the kids are in school), and since it is the school holidays, she is at home. But unfortunately it does mean she takes work home, which is spread over our dinner table, which means my board wargaming has to go on hold for now.
So, I have decided to have a go at The Korsun Pocket game which I bought last week.…Continue
Capitalism is a heartless bitch, intolerant of failure. Emotion has nothing to do with whether a company survives and thrives, or is consigned to the dustbin of business history. We've seen iconic corporations go that way, with Pan Am, TWA, the Pennsylvania Railroad, Jones & Laughlin Steel, and many others.
Usually I have a hard time getting emotional about a major business failure, beyond sympathy for those who lose their jobs. But those emotions seldom extend to the…Continue
I gave it a play last night for quite a while, and it plays just like PG.
It did make me think that all they have done is given PG a graphical facelift.The scenarios and campaign paths are all pretty similar to PG, which is a little disappointing, as I would have thought they may have added some extra ones, even incorporate the Allied General scenarios.
They have added a few nice touches, but nothing major to make it stand out above and beyond PG.
All in all, it is a…Continue
I am looking for reading material on the invasion of Poland in 1939. So far, I have read Blitzkrieg Unleashed and Poland Betrayed (both Stackpole books). They are both predominantly written from the German perspective and only give the broad strokes of the campaign with a few personal anecdotes and journal entries to give the "personal feel".
What I am after are more detailed accounts of the battles, hopefully with a map or two, and I'd like…Continue
Full AAR here
This scenario came down to turn 8. I was desperate. The Russian KV-1 had blown up all my weaker early war tanks in succession and he sat right next to the 30 point objective that I needed to retake. In turn 1 the Russians had stormed down and taken the objective and I had worked all game at getting around in cover and trying to take that spot…Continue
Added by Hudson on July 19, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments
I got my copy of this game this week and gave it a quick once over, especially after weeks of eagerly awaiting what was supposed to be an awesome remake of Panzer General. But was i disappointed?
It is fabulous.
The makers have done a terrific job of updating all of the graphics for the units, the maps are beautiful and the little animations and sound effects really finish it off nicely. They have kept the whole backbone of PG and polished it of with some incredible…Continue
Added by Roger Morley on July 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Finally got around to reinstalling and playing Squad Battles again. I usually avoid the more modern titles since I just dont like the way they play but of course I do have the WW2 titles.
Red Victory is one that I did not dive too much into and instead opted to spend more time in Eagles Strike or Advance of the Reich. I decided to crank up Red Victory and play the getting started…Continue
Added by Hudson on July 18, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments
It's about time that I shook off the idleness and posted my two scenarios as well as my idea about a tutorial for TOAW. Regarding the scenarios - feel free to modify them, correct them, distribute them. The only thing I am asking for is to mention the Oberst and this blog :)Continue
Added by Wilhelm Klink on July 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Currently in the middle of Divorce.
AND going to get my other Hip replaced by the VA Administration,
It's a lovely Life.
Totaler Krieg! was my first wargame back in 2000. I knew the basics of WWII, but did not know any Operation in great depth and certainly had no clue how to run the war from a commander's perspective. Gradually, over the years, I built up my knowledge of the timeline, the events, their impact, etc. My grasp of the game improved and I enjoyed playing it from both sides, although I have a better time as the Allies as they start the war on a reactionary footing and not…Continue
Panzer General was widely regarded as one of the greatest strategy-games of all time after its release in 1994. A homage to that gaming classic, new Panzer Corps, captures the flavour of that masterpiece, yet updates it with new features and a graphical style that will appeal to the modern strategy-gamer.
Panzer Corps will feature 26 scenarios on 21 unique maps, covering most major battles of the European Theatre of the Second World War, and includes a few hypothetical ‘what…Continue
This scenario is taking place in September of 1942. The first scenario I played I was the Americans and in this one I wanted to learn more rules so I took the Germans. Mainly for the smoke usage but also I wanted to try demolition charges and flamethrowers.
This game was on VASSAL with a friend of mine in Belgium that I had met through playing Fighting Formations.
So this was a morning session for me, evening session for him and we only had time to get through the first…
Added by Hudson on July 4, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
Another day and another learning step in figuring out this great battle system. Today over at my friends we finished up the SPQR turn we started the other day. Since this is a teaching game it moves slowly yet still has plenty of excitement
Details at the link above plus some large pictures
Added by Hudson on July 2, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments