October 2009 Blog Posts (42)

A Question of Balance

Thought I'd start this as I was reading an old post in my "Games We've Let Go Of" discussion group describing some frustrations with tactical game systems regarding play balance. The series under discussion was the Lock 'N Load tactical games. Now, I've played that series too but don't have the experience in it with many other players to talk to the balance issue. But I've played other game systems with other players where it has. Probably the most notable are the PANZERGRENADIER… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on October 18, 2009 at 11:35am — 6 Comments

NCAA Week 6

Man, I thought this week would have been easier, but no, busy and swamped. So busy I completely forgot to post last week's points results. Notice that only 13 of the top 25 poll ranked teams have enough points to be listed, and the vaunted Florida Gators have only enough points to be number 19 in the list.



Hopefully, I can get the current weeks results done and posted Monday.





Week 6

TEAM – POLL RANK - POINTS – WINS - LOSSES

1. Virginia Tech (5) 53… Continue

Added by Wayne Roberts on October 18, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

1989 map for editing

Iain here is the 1989 map file made using Scribus DTP.

1989map1.sla

Added by Ted Torgerson on October 16, 2009 at 4:25pm — 2 Comments

Storm over.........Oh No!!!

I got a "Storm over Taierzhuang".
This game is very good.

Added by blue on October 16, 2009 at 7:27am — No Comments

Gary Grigsbys War in Russia & Pacific War

I have added these games to my site and is available to download.
Just extract and they run directly on winXP.

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 16, 2009 at 2:58am — No Comments

Lock ‘n Load Publishing Announces the Release of Line of Fire 7

Lucky #7 is here! Fall into the season with the latest issue of Line of Fire. And with this issue it’s not only available as a downloadable, but as a hands-on printed magazine! Included in Line of Fire #7 are five new World at War (WaW) scenarios, two of which complete Arrigo Velicogna’s three-part serial WaW modulette, Munich’s Highway; plus two Mark Walker-designed scenarios that take place on a new, and included, 8.5” x 11” Bremerhaven City Map;… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on October 14, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Number #1 download

The cyberboard version of Ici, c'est la France! was the number #1 download during September. Go here to download it.

Added by Kim Kanger on October 14, 2009 at 4:16am — 1 Comment

AXIS & ALLIES IRON BLITZ

This game is now available

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 14, 2009 at 3:34am — No Comments

New game - 1830 Railroad & Robber Barons

I have added a new game to my site

1830 Railroad & Robber Barons

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 14, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

DOSBOX

Dosbox is a god send for running old DOS games. I have put some information on my site about it, where to get it, and a link to a help page which helps you to set it up correctly

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 13, 2009 at 5:12pm — 3 Comments

Pacific General

The SSI PC game Pacific General has been added and is available for download from

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 13, 2009 at 2:23am — 6 Comments

The Complete Wargames Handbook by James F. Dunnigan

The Complete Wargames Handbook by James F. Dunnigan is now available to download at http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

Added by Roger Morley on October 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Help Request

I'm trying to find some information about the manning and equipment of USAF squadrons, both flying and support. I'm working on a game situation, and I've not been able to locate the type of info I've been after. The time frame of the info is not important - I'm just looking for something from which to extrapolate.

If anyone has some links, or printed sources, I'd be grateful.

Barring that, reliable contact info for the USAF Public Affairs might not hurt.

Added by Wayne Roberts on October 10, 2009 at 12:04am — No Comments

Link to my existing blog

I already have a blog at http://pawnderings.blogspot.com

Added by Seth Owen on October 9, 2009 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Amazing music

Added by Kim Kanger on October 9, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Week 5 Standings

Ah, yes, reality.



Lovely experiences which all too often interfere with our hobbies.



At any rate, I meant to post this most current standings earlier this week, but time was limited, so here goes.



Week 5

TEAM – POLL RANK – POINTS – WINS - LOSSES

1. Oregon (20) 40 4-1

2. Virginia Tech (6) 35 4-1

3. Iowa (15) 34 5-0

4. Brigham Young (20) 31 4-1

5. South Carolina (NR) 31 4-1

6. Notre Dame (NR) 29 4-1

7. Alabama (3) 28… Continue

Added by Wayne Roberts on October 9, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Online Pax Romana Demonstration Tonight

At 6:30pm Pacific. Brett Dedrick will be demonstrating Richard Berg's, "Pax Romana"







You can get all the details on GMT's Ventrilo Page.



I've also posted a recording of last night's PQ-17 demonstration on the Ventrilo page.



Sorry, I neglected to start a log file so you won't be able to follow along in VASSAL. :chagrin: But hey, there's an audio recording!… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on October 7, 2009 at 10:36am — No Comments

Online PQ-17 Demo Tonight!

At 9:30 Eastern, Chris Janiec and I will be demonstrating PQ-17!



You can get all the details here on GMT's Ventrilo Voice Server page.

The Ventrilo page also contains a link to the Demonstration VASSAL module we will be using. Hope to see you there!

Added by Joel Toppen on October 6, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Supreme Commander Demo on Ventrilo

At 4:00 pm Pacific time, Paul Majoram will be demonstrating Dan Holte's "Supreme Commander!"







Then, at 5pm, Paul and some playtesters will be playing a game in which Operation Barbarossa will be carried out. Observers are welcome to watch this game in progress.



VASSAL module available here. You can get all Ventrilo information… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on October 5, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

WACKY FOOTBALL SCORES TODAY

Newport News Apprentice
0 0 7 0 7
Salisbury
14 21 21 21 77

Grinnell
0 0 0 0 0
Monmouth (IL)
42 7 7 3 59

Westminster PA
0 7 014 21 (They gave up 24 points in the last quarter to lose?)
Thiel College
0 0 0 24 24

And the day's thriller....

Wisc. River Falls

6 0 0 0 6 12
Wisc. Stout
0 6 0 0 7 13

Added by Smitty on October 3, 2009 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

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