August 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Battle of Gela wrap up and Napoleonic Marengo

Latest #Wargaming battle report: GBOH Gela and Napoleonic Marengo at the site linked above…


Added by Hudson on August 30, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Wargame Poland 1939 - for iPad and Android - Hex and counter

My first cross-platform wargame app is now available on iOS. It has been available for some time on Android (Play and Amazon). Early versions are available in Firefox store and Chrome store.

Search for Poland 1939 in whatever app store your device likes best.

I am a total hobbyist, so this game is completely free. No ads. No in-app purchases. Just wargaming fun!

I have other apps for Android. Not all are free, as I need to justify this waste of…


Added by Dave Kershaw on August 30, 2013 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Field Of Glory: Napoleonics Minis Game 1814 Prussians vs French

Napoleonic game today at mine with Stephen.

We himmed and haad over what to play and what rules to try eventually going with FOGN.…


Added by Gary Barr on August 26, 2013 at 4:37pm — 5 Comments

Battlegroup Overlord 15mm Minis game Yanks vs Krauts

Had a fling with Battlegroup Overlord (the BG Kursk expansion and replacement tome for KG Normandy) today at Stephens.

We choose an attack…


Added by Gary Barr on August 26, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments


After four plays, I think Leuthen from Victory Point Games is a great little gem. With little space, very few units and few and easy rules you get everything you need from a wargame: fog of war, different units with different strenghts/weaknesses against other units and terrain, morale and cohesion, very clever tactical cards system, hard decisions to take, manoeuvring and good historical flavour. It has a very good replayability. In my four plays I have faced very different situations, with…


Added by Alessio Mittiga on August 25, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Picket Duty Update

A look at the final graphics of Picket Duty. Still time to preorder at!

Just click to view it. Best viewed in full screen mode!

Added by Steve Dixon on August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

De Bellis Magistorum Militum

Played DBMM for the first time last night with Graham, Gregg and Mike at the H&SL Wargame Society. Seems like a really good system, and the guys really helped to explain it as we played it, which is probably the best way. I have  had an interest in this system ever since I got interested in miniatures, so it is great I am getting the chance to play it.

Added by Roger Morley on August 21, 2013 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

Line of Departure Issue 73 Ready to be Mailed

The newest issue of Line of Departure is printed and ready to go to the subscribers.  As noted earlier, there are four features in it, all written by me this time.  They are:

Turning Point in the Central Pacific: Saipan 1944 Takes the Panzer Grenadier System to the…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 18, 2013 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

BrogFest 2013

The unofficial BorgFest is on for Labor Day Weekend at Pacificon. If you're looking for a game of GMT's C&C:A or C&C:N, I'll be running an ancients game on Friday from 4-8 pm and a napoleonics game from 8-12 on Sunday morning. It'll be in the miniatures area of the hall as I'm using 15mm miniatures and Kalistra's 4" hex terrain for the boards.

If you're at the convention, drop by to say "hi". 

Dave Smith

Added by Dave Smith on August 18, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments

ASLSK - This stuff just got real

Added by Paul Lipps on August 18, 2013 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

Line of Departure Issue 73 Finalized

Good news, everyone.  Issue 73 of Line of Departure is almost ready to go out to the subscribers.  I'm doing the proofreading now, but the features are in there, and the lay out is done.  The magazine leads off with reviews of Saipan 1944 (Avalanche Press) and Defeat Into Victory (Against the Odds).  Then there are analyses of Double Star (GDW) and Trireme (Avalon Hill).

I'll update the web sites and make the Bully Pulpit…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on August 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Weekend gaming recap with Serpents of the Sea and Bloody April

Weekend gaming post:

Featuring Bloody April and Serpents of the Sea

Added by Hudson on August 12, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments

US and Soviet National Material Capabilities 1946-91

The below chart tracks national material capabilities (CINC as discussed in previous post) for the two Cold War superpowers:

Interesting how the US value takes a hit round 1970. In those years, the US decreased its military personnel from 3.5 million to about 2 million - with also certain reductions in military expenditure.

Here a military…


Added by Charles Féaux de la Croix on August 9, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Measuring National Power

I've always had the urge to define national power in quantitative terms. Many histories strike me as overly wishy-washy due to an insufficient grounding in numbers. Not only does this hamper understanding, but it also presents a considerable challenge in terms of wargame design.

One scholarly effort to that effect is the "Correlates of War" project. It defines "power" as "the ability of a nation to exercise and resist influence - [...] a function of many factors, among them…


Added by Charles Féaux de la Croix on August 9, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Foreign correspondents in a simulated civil war

An interesting piece by Lisa Lynch (Concordia University) on using a conflict simulation to train journalism students. (In this case, the simulation is a class roleplay exercise, not a published board game):…


Added by Rex Brynen on August 7, 2013 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Battle Group Panzer Grenadier game in NI (20mm Miniatures)

Game of Battle Group Panzer Grenadier played today at Mr P's with his (and Umpire Richards) lovely 20mm kit. Been a long time since I used 'the original' scale stuff and these very playable rules. Game was a scenario supplied…


Added by Gary Barr on August 3, 2013 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

10 Questions With Game Designer Mark McLaughlin

10 Questions With Rebel Raiders on the High Seas designer Mark McLaughlin now on Hudson's Hideout

Added by Hudson on August 2, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

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