October 2010 Blog Posts (35)

"The Golden Age of Wargaming is NOW!"

While I posted this blog link to the "Golden Age of Wargaming" blog thread from a few weeks ago, now buried here, this was too good to let slip by. Check out this blog entry here. The author makes capsule reviews of how the state of art in wargaming has progressed in his discussions of COMMAND AND COLORS: ANCIENTS, MEMOIR '44, and--most glowingly--CONFLICT OF HEROES. Definitely worth reading in its entirety.

Added by Eric Walters on October 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is the Arcane Economically Sane (for Game Companies)?

Over in the Facebook page for Lock 'N Load, Mark Walker asks an interesting question:…

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Added by Eric Walters on October 30, 2010 at 8:41pm — 11 Comments

The Return of the Mounted Mapboard?

Yesterday I got my GMT mounted map versions of the game boards for their games PATHS OF GLORY, SWORD OF ROME, and HERE I STAND. They are gorgeous. I can only hope more of these are offered for those who are willing to purchase them. It…
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Added by Eric Walters on October 30, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Take Our Old Enemy Seriously

In the nineteen thirties, Winston Churchill was a voice in the wilderness, speaking out against the rise of Nazi Germany. Today, I am very much like Churchill, warning anyone who crosses my path of the imminent danger faced by America today. Not just America, but the entire human species.



We are threatened by our own dead. You see, sometimes they reanimate. And when they do, they are always hungry for fresh, salty, warm, human brains.



Do not call me insane. I have never been… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on October 29, 2010 at 12:19am — 8 Comments

favorite house rules

feel free to post your own-here are some of mine:


stalingrad-well there is my VOLGAGRAD VARIATION, also i have ger. win if captures 2 v.c.'s by june 42
d-day-parashooter's can land on german units-no retreat though-they die in that case.after aug 44-ger player rolls die-1-4/nothing 5-6 fuel shortage all armour moves at 1/3 speed no…
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Added by brian s. b. on October 28, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Quick Blurry Unboxing of White Star Rising

Go check it… Continue

Added by Todd on October 26, 2010 at 10:20pm — 3 Comments

just got third reich

it will be here in a week or so-i havve the 4th ed rules on pdf- i was wondering if there would be any interest in apbem multiplayer game/group-let me know- pbem info here:3rdreich.txt

Added by brian s. b. on October 25, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments

"Golden" Age of Wargaming

It may be obvious, but the Internet has certainly been a large factor in the current success (or continued existence) of the wargaming hobby. (It's been a big part in the resurgence of board-gaming as well, but that's not the point of this post.)



We are in a "Golden Age" of war-gaming. The Grognards among us look back at the late 70's when SPI was an active company as an important time in the hobby, but I suspect more war-games are being published today by more companies than we could… Continue

Added by Kimbo on October 21, 2010 at 10:29am — 29 Comments

The Strategic Review by Dumb and Dumber (David Cameron and Nick Clegg)

The Strategic Review has been done by these 2 muppets, and it is more like a cost cutting exercise.
The 2 most ridiculous plans they have made is to scrap the Harrier and to cancel the new Nimrod spyplane immediately.
There are some things they plan which are understandable, but the Harrier and Nimrod - they must have had their heads up each others arses when they came up with that idea!…
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Added by Roger Morley on October 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — 24 Comments

Special Offer on Printed Copies of Rommel at Gazala





For the first time, I'm offering printed copies of Rommel at Gazala for sale. I have a limited number of copies, with all components printed; all you have to do is mount the counters. These are printed on adhesive paper to make that job all the easier. The price is… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on October 18, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

the next ten i want to get (reminder)

seelowe
panzerkrieg
highway to the kremlin
1776
liberty roads
winter storm
panzer command
battle for stalingrad or turning point stalingrad
the habit of victory
the last days of the grande armee

Added by brian s. b. on October 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Magical Merlins

Added by Roger Morley on October 18, 2010 at 4:21pm — 15 Comments

Area versus Hexagon Based Wargame Maps and Systems

Recently I got involved in a discussion between SPI's BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD by John Hill and AH's TURNING POINT: STALINGRAD by Don Greenwood. I was a playtester for the latter and can be fairly accused of bias, but I really did prefer that game to Hill's effort for SPI. That said, I was also involved in L2's… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on October 17, 2010 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

und maybe

trial of strength
battle for stalingrad
the last victory
winter storm
liberty roads

Added by brian s. b. on October 17, 2010 at 12:47am — 6 Comments

must get-reminder pour moi

seelowe
highway to the kremlin
1776…
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Added by brian s. b. on October 16, 2010 at 6:56pm — No Comments

http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_tonkin.html

Added by Kim Kanger on October 15, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Conflict of Heroes First look

WOW!



Conflict of heroes is a squad level light tactical game. It seems more focused on small firefights of less than company size.



So, I’m going to do a comprehensive review of it after some honest play time.



Have you ever opened a game-box and expected at best the norm? As a cardboard warrior as I, I have come to expect the usual deflating letdown after opening a game box. But with Conflict of heroes that was NOT the case. First glance was a “wow” moment for me.…

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Added by Brian Lazewski on October 14, 2010 at 6:48am — 2 Comments

Historicon 2010 Brief on Israel and Iran, courtesy Clash of Arms Games

As a promotional for their upcoming module for the modern naval miniatures game HARPOON, entitled PERSIAN INCURSION, Clash of Arms Games provides a very comprehensive brief on the Iranian nuclear capability development and Israeli options to "neutralize it. Check in out… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on October 13, 2010 at 4:12pm — No Comments

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