September 2012 Blog Posts (20)

No Retreat The Russian Front another go

Played another game of this excellent board Wargame at my Dads last night.

Campaign scenario (must try some if the others) with Dad as…

Added by Gary Barr on September 30, 2012 at 8:06am — 7 Comments

Rudy Kling

Rudy Kling, the son of a German immigrant and the sixth of 11 children, grew up on a farm west of Lemont.

Despite his skill with automobiles, his real love was airplanes. Kling attended night classes at Joliet Township High School to learn navigation. There he befriended a man who would have a major impact on his life: Art Chester, a Downers Grove racer who…


Added by Bruce Yearian on September 30, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Line of Fire Compilation Sale

Hi Guys,

This is the biggest Line of Fire CD sale that we have ever run. Well, at least it has the most options. You can buy a compilation of Line of Fire 1-6, or a compilation of 7-12, or all 12 issues. And they are all available at fantastic discounts. That's tens of scenarios, hundreds of counters, thousands of words, and our complete magazine game, Raid and Riposte. Shipping is free, and once the CD arrives, you just pop the CD in your computer and read, print, and play. The…


Added by Mark H. Walker on September 29, 2012 at 10:55am — 3 Comments

Lowell Bayles

Bayles was born in Mason, Illinois on January 24, 1900 and was working as an electrician in various mines around Illinois when he began taking flying lessons. After a stint back in the mines, Bayles began barnstorming around the country. Due to the Great Depression, the Granville Brothers Aircraft Company saw the air racing circuit as a way to stay in business. To…


Added by Bruce Yearian on September 28, 2012 at 7:15am — 1 Comment


Beginning today, I will be posting some information on some of the pilots who flew in the Thompson Trophy during the Golden Age of Air Racing. Some will be short, some long and some very tragic as many who flew and maybe won the race died during it or another air race during the years between the wars.

These men and women, were truly pioneers of flight!

Added by Bruce Yearian on September 28, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

Strategicon Wargame Bootcamp Demo Photos – The Battle of Verdun

Here is Tim Porter (, giving the game a go for the first time. We are about to score the final turn of the Mobile War scenario. To win, he has to take Verdun.

Side note: He took over from a previous demo,…


Added by Kurt Keckley on September 26, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments

September's Eagles

Paul and I have been cooperating on this game for quite some time. If you have a comment on the images I posted, please make them or ask questions about the game in general.

Added by Bruce Yearian on September 25, 2012 at 11:28pm — 4 Comments

Williamsburg Muster Feb 1-3,2013


Williamsburg Muster   Feb 1-3,2013

Williamsburg , Va

Added by Carl Sciscio on September 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Borodino 1812 S&T issue 32 Part Four (solo)

Turn 5


The French move more units to the right flank, as this appears to be the more accessible and looks the most likeliest for success.Some more units are also moved the the left flank, but only to prevent any Russians from coming round the side of the French. Individuals battles are marked. Note the upper most battle  - a diversionary attack (suicide) to allow better…


Added by Roger Morley on September 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 40: Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews, designer of Twilight Struggle, 1989, Founding Fathers, 1960, and Campaign Manager 2008, drops in for a discussion of his games, the Cold War, and political games. Plus, your host nominates the top 10 modern conflicts that don't get enough coverage in wargames. 

The podcast MP3 file

The I've Been Diced! blog…


Added by Kingdaddy on September 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Borodino 1812 S&T issue 32 Part Three (solo)

Turn 3


For the French, I persisted with the flanking moves, using newly arrived units to bolster their strengths. I decided that the right flank looked more of a prospect to be able to break down and capture the redoubt, as the left flank was looking to well defended.…


Added by Roger Morley on September 16, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Borodino 1812 S&T issue 32 Part Two (solo)

First Turn

French Phase

The stream running in front of the redoubt proved to be annoying, as this hindered a quick move to the left of the redoubt, and moving to the right meant going around the end of the stream. It also meant going around the clumps of forest, which are impassable to all units. In the end, I moved most units (as my main thrust) to the left to try and get round the side of the redoubt, and…


Added by Roger Morley on September 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

1914 Opening: The Schlieffen Plan v Plan XVII

Here is a better illustration of the first turn (2 action phases) of the Mobile War Scenario.  The players have different objectives to score points.  The German player scores for Schlieffen Plan objectives and the French for Plan XVII.

In the photo above, the Germans have played an "opening move" and subsequently moved first during turn 1.  The photo was…


Added by Kurt Keckley on September 15, 2012 at 11:33am — 7 Comments

Playtesters Needed for The Victory of Arminius

Are you interested in classical warfare, and especially the conflicts between the Romans and German tribes along the Rhine?  If so, please read on.

I'm developing John Prados' game on the Battle of Teutoburger Wald in 9 CE, in which the Germans annihilated three Roman legions. The game is for the TPS line, and is a quick-playing design distinguished by its lack of a combat results table. Instead, there are competitive die rolls to resolve combat, with dice added according to…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 14, 2012 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Borodino 1812 S&T issue 32 Part One (solo)

I decided to wind the clock back and pick up this game from 1972. I have a soft spot for SPI games and Napoleonic Battles, and this is mainly due to my first ever "serious" wargame I ever bought was Napoleons Last Battles (SPI), and when I was sifting through my old S&T mags, I discovered this one, which I had never played.

Due to the maps fragile condition, I decided it would be best to play it on Cyberboard. This would also give me a good opportunity to become familiar with the…


Added by Roger Morley on September 14, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments

World War One Block War Game

Testing 1, 2...

Here is a post from a design blog I have been keeping.  The game has a working title of The Schlieffen Plan though recent feedback says that's gotta go.  I do plan to transfer over many of the posts but in case you are too curious...The entire blog is here  I'd love to get some followers.  Love all feedback.

Anyway, on the the…


Added by Kurt Keckley on September 13, 2012 at 7:17pm — 4 Comments

Initial Impressions of GMT's revisions of Jim Day's PANZER board wargame--plus expansions.

You can check out my review of the "Basic" PANZER game here.

Here are the reviews for Expansion #1 and…


Added by Eric Walters on September 11, 2012 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

Line of Departure Backwards Subscriptions Return!

Now, for a limited time, Line of Departure offers sequences of recent back issues, available in groups of four or eight, at reduced prices.  So catch up on your wargaming reading at low cost, with magazines ready to ship to you now.  These include two theme issues, covering modern tactics, and another on World War II on the Eastern Front.

For more on…


Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 10, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Visiting Battlefields: The Battle of the Bulge

Hi folks,

we have a new tour report online go to the HFC site and (hopefully) enjoy the read :)

HFC on Tour: The Battle of the Bulge

Added by Andreas Ludwig on September 5, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Android Games

Does anyone know if there any wargames for Google android?

Added by Roger Morley on September 3, 2012 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

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