July 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Point 2 Point 49: Historicon, King Phillip's War, and the Games 100

direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/point2point/Point_2_Point_49.mp3



In this ultramegasupersized episode, Jason interviews two figures from Historicon. The first is Walt O'Hara, who was kind enough to extend the invite to Jason and who also just happens to be the man behind the "Historical Simulations" category of the annual Games 100 (from Games Magazine). The second is… Continue

Added by Jason White on July 31, 2011 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

Who wants to be a rock star...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jqrOSp3shM

 


 

Added by Roger Morley on July 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

3 games of Combat Commander today

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:…

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Added by Hudson on July 27, 2011 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Korsun Pocket - Matrix Games

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.…

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Added by Roger Morley on July 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

RIP Borders

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…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Panzer Corps - my take on it Part 2.

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…

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Added by Roger Morley on July 22, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Need Help Finding Books on Poland 1939

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…

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Added by Kai Jensen on July 20, 2011 at 9:25am — 6 Comments

Squad Battles Advance of the Reich AAR: a narrow win

Full AAR here

 

http://bluntforcegamer.com/?p=4439

 

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…

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Added by Hudson on July 19, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Panzer Corps - my take on the remake of Panzer General

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?

NO

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…

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Added by Roger Morley on July 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Squad Battles: Red Victory

http://bluntforcegamer.com/?p=4434

 

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…

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Added by Hudson on July 18, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Boardgames and Technology

For a first posting on this site, I though I would put up some ideas on a topic that is relevant in the future of games, how does technology help or hurt the boardgames. Let me set the stage with my background before I put up the ideas. First, I have been playing with games for a while. Starting with good old Avalon Hill all the way to today's publishing leaders like GMT. I been part of many clubs and attended a convention or two, but I am not a developer or a publisher. On my other side I am… Continue

Added by Alan Sawyer on July 16, 2011 at 10:29am — 4 Comments

TOAW Scenarios, TO&E, OOB and Tutorials

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 :)

Scenarios -…

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Added by Wilhelm Klink on July 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Not Doing Well

               Currently in the middle of Divorce.

 

            AND going to get my other Hip replaced by the VA Administration,

 

              It's a lovely Life.

Added by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on July 13, 2011 at 2:28am — 9 Comments

Off the Rails with TK2

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…

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Added by Kai Jensen on July 10, 2011 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

PROUD MONSTER PICS

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panzer-Digest-Magazine/137311326311179#!/media/set/?set=a.218238098218501.55871.137311326311179

Added by Smitty on July 10, 2011 at 8:38am — 5 Comments

Panzer Corps is coming

 

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…

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Added by Roger Morley on July 8, 2011 at 6:27am — 3 Comments

Learning ASL: Starter Kit 1 S2 Scenario:

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…

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Added by Hudson on July 4, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

SPQR Great Battles of History: Ambush on the Romans complete

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

 

http://bluntforcegamer.com/?p=4399

 

Details at the link above plus some large pictures

Added by Hudson on July 2, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

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