July 2012 Blog Posts (24)

OKW Command, June 1944

The expected British and American invasion of France will be at anytime. Der Fuehrer has ordered that the invasion must be stopped at all costs, but he has restricted major deployment decisions to himself. So command has been order to place all line battalions to cover the main areas of allied advance. Armor will be under strict control for Der Furhrer, but he has deemed local command can use them in emergencies. Resources will be scarce so command will need to husband them. Extra artillery…


Added by Alan Sawyer on July 31, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Ivy Division command, June 1944

In preparation for the invasion the American 4th Infantry Division is given orders that they will be part of the lead units for the invasion of France. The divisional command has started the planning for the invasion by looking over the intelligence on the beaches that they will land on. They are on the beach code named Utah. Sketching intelligence puts a German infantry battalion holding the beach area that they are tasked with. They can expect some sort of supporting units but as of the…


Added by Alan Sawyer on July 30, 2012 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Steadfast and Loyal, the 4th (Ivy) Infantry Division war in Europe

I am starting this blog to record my play of the Panzer Grenadier campaign for the Ivy Division in Europe. The 4th Infantry Division was one of the key units in the crusader across Europe to liberate it from Hilters terror. Highly decorated and participating in may key battles, the 4th ID's odyssey is captured in this PG supplement.

The campaign consists of 11 monthly turns that allows the players control both the strategic and the tactical situations that faced both the Ivy…


Added by Alan Sawyer on July 30, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Connections 2012 conference AAR

My report from the recent Connections 2012 interdisciplinary wargaming conference at National Defense University: http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/connections-2012-aar/

Added by Rex Brynen on July 27, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Conflict of Heroes After Event Report

Conflict of Heroes - A lot of potential for group play - Who knew?

Well, we finally pulled off our highly anticipated (by me at least) Conflict of Heroes event yesterday. A total of nine commanders gathered at… Continue

Added by Ty Snouffer on July 22, 2012 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

At Gettysburg..

A fascinating and moving experience...amazed at how open the ground is between Seminary Ridge and Cemetary Ridge also at the very short distance between the Copse and Bryans Barn...strangely easy to imagine the carnage at this point..

Added by Steve Arthur on July 21, 2012 at 5:44pm — 7 Comments

WW2 Barbarossa To Berlin another game !

Had another excellent session with this game last night with my Dad. 
Played out very differently to or last game and if anything even more enjoyable than last outing ! 
Dad used 'Barbarossa' ploy this time (he only ever plays the dread Hun in any game we…

Added by Gary Barr on July 21, 2012 at 5:37am — No Comments

MidSummer's Night Reality

   I now officially HATE Summer....if it's not 100 Degrees, then it's 'freak' summer STORMS (Y'know, where the electricity goes away ). 


     But, I also have something new and interesting: The VA and I are actively planning to replace my knees, one at a time. (My latest ortho appointment showed my latest hip replacement healing nicely -not as fast as last time and I have to go to Physical Therapy twice a week, still no problems)




Added by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on July 18, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Donate to CSW and Get Some FREE Stuff...and More!

CSW is holding a Flash-Fundraiser Drive (one week only) to help us raise funds to finish out the year strong. By donating $10 or more, we will send you a FREE Print-n-Play game (one we haven't gifted before), along with exclusive…


Added by John Kranz on July 17, 2012 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Wargamers in NC

Any wargamers in North Carolina here ? I'll be there in the end of July and would like to know if there is any good game store in the Raleigh / Buies Creek area.

Added by Carlos Alberto Laport de Miranda on July 17, 2012 at 4:10pm — 8 Comments

The Day of Days...kind of

As some of my pals here already know I leave tomorrow for a month in the United States (my retirement present to myself) in the company of my old and good friend from Sydney, Robbie (miniatures gamer and Civil War buff)...we intend to among other things visit many of the famous battlefields and landmarks of the US..for example Washington DC,Gettysburg,Chancellorsville,Sharpsburg etc. are on our list as are other palces like the Alamo and USS Intrepid in New York...along the way I hope…


Added by Steve Arthur on July 17, 2012 at 5:44am — 2 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 36: Ed Beach

Ed Beach discusses his boardgames, including Here I Stand, Virgin Queen, and the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series. We also talk about Ed's work on the Civilization V computer game, including the new Gods & Kings expansion. How similar or different are board games and computer games, from a design perspective? Plus, Tom gives some recommends some Civil War games for the new wargamer.



Added by Kingdaddy on July 16, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

WW2 Barbarossa To Berlin, Allied win !!

Played another game of WW2 Barbarossa To Berlin with my Dad last evening and we managed to play the game to completion (ie Allied automatic victory in late 1943). Both really like this game (am hoping Paths Of Glory will…

Added by Gary Barr on July 16, 2012 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

turn-based SpaceRPG free


Hey Ive updated my free Space RPG, its turn-based with bad graphics, but great Old skool gameplay, no mouse needed works on nearly all PCs with windows, good on a netbook too. its free , and has source code if your interested. there is a settings file where you can setup how the game plays.

Added by Mark on July 12, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Horus Heresy

Hi folks,

the Homefront Wargame Center has a new in-depth review online, this time about the Warhammer 40k board game Horus Heresy. Is it worth the money? Is it a true Warhammer 40k experience? Find out here...

Horus Heresy HFC review

Added by Andreas Ludwig on July 12, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Line of Departure Issue 71 Available

The newest issue of Line of Departure is available, to be published this coming week.  Issue 71 reviews Washington's Crossing (Revolution Games), with other articles on Red Sun Rising (SPI), We Shall Fight on the Marne (White Wolf Games), and The Arab-Israeli…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 9, 2012 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments

The most beautiful game in the universe.

Cross-posted from BGG - http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/825874/the-most-beautiful-game-in-the-universe


The most beautiful game in the universe.

This is not a review of the gameplay. As such, people seeking to understand how to play the game should look elsewhere. Instead, this is a review on what makes Napoleon's Triumph the most…


Added by Nathan on July 9, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Connections 2012

Official conference website: http://connections-wargaming.com/

Wargaming connection (associated blog): http://wargamingcommunity.wordpress.com/

PAXsims updates: http://paxsims.wordpress.com/tag/connections/

Added by Rex Brynen on July 9, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Connections 2012

Conference website:

Wargaming connection blog:

Update at PAXsims: http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/the-connections-2012-gamelab-challenge/

Added by Rex Brynen on July 9, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 35: Carl Paradis, designer of No Retreat!

Carl Paradis talks about the genesis of the No Retreat! series of wargames, and where they're headed. We also journey into Carl's secret Napoleonic room, and we find out about the challenges designing a simpler, faster wargame that's true to the history.

The podcast MP3 file

The I've Been Diced! blog…


Added by Kingdaddy on July 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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