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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…Continue
Added by Bruce Yearian on September 30, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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
Here is Tim Porter (http://social.consimworld.com/profile/TimPorter?xg_source=profiles_memberList), 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,…Continue
Added by Kurt Keckley on September 26, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments
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.
Williamsburg Muster Feb 1-3,2013
Williamsburg , Va
Added by Carl Sciscio on September 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Roger Morley on September 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Kingdaddy on September 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Roger Morley on September 16, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Roger Morley on September 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 14, 2012 at 6:25pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Roger Morley on September 14, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments
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 http://worldwaroneboardgame.wordpress.com/. I'd love to get some followers. Love all feedback.
Anyway, on the the…
You can check out my review of the "Basic" PANZER game here.
Here are the reviews for Expansion #1 and…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 10, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments
we have a new tour report online go to the HFC site and (hopefully) enjoy the read :)
Added by Andreas Ludwig on September 5, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
Does anyone know if there any wargames for Google android?