October 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Vassal Mod Test Drive

Here is a screen shot of the mod I have made for my WWI block war game.  This is from today's play test against Bill Lawson.

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Added by Kurt Keckley on October 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

A Master Stroke by HFD games

Just getting this game set up and reading the rules

and to help me along...a black cat. Yummy…


Added by Roger Morley on October 27, 2012 at 3:10pm — 6 Comments

The Black Prince

This game arrived today after buying it from Ebay. It is in top condition and is a game I have been after for a while.

Happy days!

Added by Roger Morley on October 27, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

Utilizing Convict Labour to Reduce Wargame Production Costs: A Historical Study

Based on extensive historical research*, I'm pleased to announce the (re)discovery of a method of wargame production that would dramatically reduce costs to the consumer.

*OK, not so…

Added by Rex Brynen on October 25, 2012 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Do I feel cheated? I feel annoyed though! Part 2

For those who read my original post name under this post title, this will make sense, to the rest it will not.

I have removed the original post to avoid anymore upset to Paul and to avoid anyone else downloading his game for free    ( and to those of you who have no idea about this, it was not me making his game available to download), as this would also be unfair to Paul and his business.

He was obviously unaware that it had been made freely available, and my…


Added by Roger Morley on October 24, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Benny Howard

At 17, Howard's interest in flying was sparked when he saw a fliers performing in their flying circus. By 18, he had saved up enough cash to buy a biplane. In those days learning how to fly was often self taught.


In his first racing plane, "Pete", Howard won five air races. As competition increased, he and his partner, Gordon Israel, built two larger,…


Added by Bruce Yearian on October 24, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

MMP's The Blitzkrieg Legend

Finally got the game punched and clipped. This game from the Operational Combat Series covers the German blitzkrieg of France. I have put the Holland scenario on the table and am trying to make a go of it. 

Added by Anthony Hicks on October 22, 2012 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

General Patton's grave

We have a new HFC travel report online about our latest trip to Luxembourg City :)

Luxembourg City and General Patton's grave



Added by Andreas Ludwig on October 19, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Review: Lewin, War Games and their History

My review of Christopher George Lewin, War Games and their History(Stroud: Fonthill Media, 2012) is now available on PAXsims.

Added by Rex Brynen on October 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Israel vs Iran policy wargames

Newsweek magazine has the latest entry into the ever-growing field of policy-oriented seminar wargames regarding a potential Israeli attack against Iran.

For a constantly updated list of these, see the Israel vs Iran wargame compendium at Wargaming…


Added by Rex Brynen on October 15, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

High Flying Dice Games

The four Games I ordered from HFD arrived today.

Looking forward to getting these babies mounted.

The four games I got are:

Slim to None

Fox's Gambit

A Master Stroke

& one free game called The Battle of Anloc.

Many thanks to Paul for his…

Added by Roger Morley on October 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

The Siege of Syracuse

Any thoughts on this new TPS game? The cover at least is superb. I've never played a game on this operation, but I know Vae Victus has something out there.......this is definitely something I could sink my teeth into. I've been supremely hacked off at Phormio since I first read Thucydides: Idiot!!

Added by Rob Johnson on October 10, 2012 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

Steve Wittman

Wittman’s first air race was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1926 in which he placed second. Wittman’s first race plane was constructed in 1931 and made its debut at the National Air Races in Cleveland that year. It was initially powered by an American Cirrus engine. Each winter Wittman would rebuild the 'Chief', and over the years the refinements added significantly…


Added by Bruce Yearian on October 7, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Canadian Military History

The three volume Canadian Military Heritage (mostly written by Rene Chartrand) is now available on-line for free (including numerous uniform plates and flag info...). Go to: http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/cmh/index-eng.asp

Just about everything you'd ever want to know about Canadian Military history; This is a tremendous resource.


Added by Dave Smith on October 6, 2012 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Line of Fire #13 on Preorder

Hi Folks,

Line of Fire #13 is on preorder. This magazine focuses on Nations at War with articles, scenarios, and a sneak preview of the East Front edition, Stalin's Triumph.

And speaking of the East Front...or at least the East Front before it was the East Front, this issue's complete game is Blood on the Alma. It's the Crimean War battle where the Brits learned the lethality of the Minie Ball. Also included is the second installment of the Chinese-Vietnamese modulette (With…


Added by Mark H. Walker on October 6, 2012 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

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