August 2010 Blog Posts (37)


Added by Bill Wood on August 12, 2010 at 11:40am — 7 Comments

Article in the News and Record re: NC War dead in the ACW.

"Many died fighting, of course. But most died of disease. Still others died from drowning, lightning strikes, suicide, bar fights, train

wrecks, riots, execution for desertion, accidental shootings,

collapsing buildings, insect and snake bites, falls or being run… Continue

Added by Bill Wood on August 9, 2010 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Arnhem (SPI) and the thoughts of FOG OF WAR

I have just finished playing this game (solo), and it is the first board wargame I have played in over 20 years, so it was just as much a game of getting back into the way these games are played just as much as it was getting to know and learn the rules of a new game.
It finished with a tactical victory for the Germans ( for those interested).
This game did throw up one question about the rules. This was if a unit forced to retreat off the map, does the opponent get the…

Added by Roger Morley on August 7, 2010 at 6:09pm — 4 Comments

Account incorrectly deleted

So apparently someone asked John to delete my account from CSW, and was pretending to be me to do it.

John's been able to re-instate much of my account, but I've lost a lot of photos / videos, including the ones from Origins that I'd uploaded here but were deleted from my phone after uploading.

I'm pretty sure we all know what happened here. I'm pretty sure we can all acknowledge it was unnecessarily childish. I'm now going back into hibernation until I'm done reloading/recharging,… Continue

Added by Brant Guillory on August 7, 2010 at 10:24am — 35 Comments


THIS IS MORE OF A QUESTION THAN A "POST" i was reading about minden games RETRO which are simplified rules for sl/asl-it mentioned something called "hesitation" roll-if any one is familiar, do you think this roll could be used in

Added by brian s. b. on August 7, 2010 at 5:17am — No Comments

I believe I have read that book

A hard to find volume.

Added by Robert Cleary on August 6, 2010 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

Is that a meatloaf or a dog?

Nice life.

Added by Robert Cleary on August 6, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

I like dogs too!

Here's a little shot of Molly doing what she likes best: sleep.

Added by Robert Cleary on August 6, 2010 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

Another Kind of Cat

My cat is a Panther. It's in the Place Roi Albert at Houffalize, Belgium; the tank was pulled out of the River Ourthe, where it had fallen in during the Battle of the Bulge.

Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 6, 2010 at 3:30pm — 25 Comments

And finally, the happy couple

Isn't this sweet?

Added by Bill Wood on August 6, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Topaz with Litter including little Timmy

Added by Bill Wood on August 6, 2010 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments


I like Cats - a lot.

My favorite cat recently passed away, but she was a prolific mother.

Here is a picture of her son, Timmy.

My 9 yr old niece is owned by that cat. :)

Added by Bill Wood on August 6, 2010 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments

Why We Fight

Added by Bill Wood on August 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments


Just got a copy of AK in the post-it has these great green backed counters that are similar in feel to scrabble counters-i love 'em! so, what game has your favourite counters and or maps?

Added by brian s. b. on August 5, 2010 at 12:29am — 11 Comments

The Wargame Processor

Has anyone tried this program before.It is like PBEM but done on the computer. Looks really good and might worth a try, as it would save having to keep a game set up all the time, especially with having kids, cats, and a vacuum wielding wife!
I should there is limitation to this, becuase if you do not register it and pay $25 you only get a limited number of saves

Added by Roger Morley on August 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Battle of the Bulge

No, I am not going on a diet, but I have laid my hands on this 1991 Avalon Hill game. looks good, cant wait to give it a try.
If anyone has played it, your views and opinion would be good

Added by Roger Morley on August 3, 2010 at 11:04am — 56 Comments

A suicide in Germany !

Well, I was surprised!

The player who was General of the Army, Operational Level, for Germany has just emailed me saying that he must commit suicide and leave the game! This was his reaction to the news that his units in the Low Countries were cut off from supply. They would not be permitted to attack, but could move.

Embarrassing? Yes, but not worth throwing in the towel for. This is a complex game, no question. I have been telling players for a while now that the team that… Continue

Added by Mike Raymond on August 1, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

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