July 2013 Blog Posts (29)

GMT's Triumph and Glory Castiglione round 2: Results


The battle picked up on Wednesday as we attempted to finish our Triumph and Glory battle. You can read the first part here: …


Added by Hudson on July 31, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

War Movie Monday: Hamburger Hill


Last week's entry: Troy (7/22)

This week I bring you a clip of Hamburger Hill 

Added by Hudson on July 29, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Birthday haul..........

Just turned 49 (aaarrrrgggghhhh how did that happen !!!!!) last week and managed to obtain a few goodies to minimise the pain.…


Added by Gary Barr on July 29, 2013 at 4:56am — 5 Comments

Eagle and the Sun

Here's a little something to jog your memories. This is getting into the wayback machine to a game with counter graphics that surprised us all when it hit the market. Such glorious detail! Anyone remember this one?…


Added by Hudson on July 27, 2013 at 10:22pm — 5 Comments

SPQR: getting there


Today I attempted my first game of SPQR in about 2 years and for the most part I still do not know what I am doing. I have however made progress

Added by Hudson on July 26, 2013 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Avalon Hill Flight Leader Unboxing


Year Published: 1986
FLIGHT LEADER was designed by fighter pilot Captain Gary C. Morgan for U.S.A.F. training and is a highly realistic, yet easy and fun-to-play game which depicts modern aerial…

Added by Hudson on July 25, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

A VERY quick look at Mr Madison's War


Finally got this game punched and laid out on the table last night. The components are quite nice and thus far from what I am reading I like the mechanics.

Added by Hudson on July 24, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Today was a good day for deliveries!

Finally had enough in the old Piggy Bank to get three titles I wanted.

Added by Hudson on July 22, 2013 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Ancients First Play

Howdy All,

Having finally assembled (enough of) my Ancients set, I got to playing last night. My opponent was defeated by allergies, so couldn't play. I forged ahead and played solitaire, using the Mantinea scenario.

Even with my flipping around the small rulebook, double-checking stuff and such, it took about 60 minutes tops.

At the end of which found the Spartans completely trounced the Thebans.

I quite enjoyed the game play.

Added by Brian Isikoff on July 21, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

First play of Saratoga went smashingly...for the British

I got really trounced in #Saratoga  today playing as the Americans. I conceded by turn 9 and had already fallen behind 6 VP's to ZERO. That's right....ZERO. But now I know the system and how it works. I will be better prepared the next time. Here are some pics: …


Added by Hudson on July 20, 2013 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Battle of the Bulge II. - a new HFC Battlefield tour report!

Fellow Wargamers and history buffs,

we are back from our recent Battlefield tour, again in the famous Battle of the Bulge area, so here's a new HFC report with many pics - hope you enjoy it :)

Bastogne - Battle of the Bulge, a tour…


Added by Andreas Ludwig on July 17, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Jena 20 draw

What happens in Jena 20 when the Prussians retreat and defend the river? A draw against the French during a game 

Added by Hudson on July 17, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

HPS Sims Waterloo PBEM Turn 1

For the full details turn by turn see the continuing story here:


Didn't take me long to get into the swing of things. I have joined the a wargaming club that specializes in play by email titles and started a game of HPS Sims Waterloo. You can find the details here:…


Added by Hudson on July 17, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments

Found: My copies of Starship Troopers and Panzer Leader

I knew I had them buried away somewhere. It is almost like welcoming an old friend home. My first two wargames later followed by Avalon hill's D-Day…


Added by Hudson on July 15, 2013 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

PAXsims review of Andean Abyss

My review of Andean Abyss, at PAXsims.

Added by Rex Brynen on July 15, 2013 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Men of Iron: Battle of Crecy recap

Victory today for me at the Battle of Crecy! At last I finally won a game. Today's game was Men of Iron and we re fought the Battle of Crecy. I played the English and my gaming buddy played the French. We used the historical rules so it was an uphill fight for the French during the game. Literally as well as figuratively. I even killed King Philip of #France. Mud, rain, and overzealous knights plagued him all…


Added by Hudson on July 14, 2013 at 5:23am — 2 Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 46: Paul Rohrbaugh of High Flying Dice Games

Paul Rohrbaugh of High Flying Dice is our guest this episode. If you're not familiar with this publisher of low-cost, print-on-demand wargames, you should be. Paul and I talk about the company, his game designs, and games as educational tools.

Direct link to episode…


Added by Kingdaddy on July 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

New Warning Order

Just thought I'd call everyone's attention to the FREE, online, club "zine" Warning Order. It's put out by a Utah based gaming club and is excellent reading....  Like most issues, this new one covers both historical miniatures and board wargaming (just like in the days of old...). There are some good reviews and a nostalgic look at Metagaming mirco games (for those of you who remember). Recent issues have covered topics such as a retrospective of Cold War board wargames,…


Added by Dave Smith on July 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Tactical/Regimental-level Napoleonic Wargames?

There seem to be quite a few difference tactical/regimental-level Napoleonic wargames. Does anyone have experience with a broad range of these, enough to recommend one (or a series) above others?

I like the play-style of the Great Battles of the American Civil War system, and ideally I'm looking for something similar, but in the Napoleonic era.

I don't have much of a…


Added by Nathan on July 12, 2013 at 12:26am — 7 Comments

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