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A recent "game club pizza night" I hosted for my high school group found these two slugging it out, playing an old AH copy of Napoleon. By the end of the game there were a dozen other students surrounding the table witnessing the game's conclusion. I'm not saying that the "graying of the hobby" isn't a problem, but perhaps there's a bit of hope.…
Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 18, 2018 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Ieri sera, seconda sessione dedicata al titolo Aegean strike - Victory Games; titolo datato ma sempre una chicca per ogni grognards!
Sono riuscito a piazzarlo grazie all'amico Luigi F., che ama come me le simulazioni dedicate agli anni '80, Nato vs Patto di Varsavia.
La simulazione è complessa; complessa specie nella sequenza di gioco che obbliga, perlomeno affrontando il gioco per la prima volta, a continue letture delle varie parti del regolamento.
Difficile capire, al…Continue
Added by Gian Carlo Ceccoli on October 5, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments
Ciao a tutti.
Questa è una prova del blog post.
Pubblicherò partite in solitario e/o con avversari giocate nella mia "war room".
2 ottobre 2018,
Added by Gian Carlo Ceccoli on October 2, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments
Despite the old counters, La Bataille d'Albuera has the potential to serve as a good introduction to the La Bataille series.
Here's the full video of my recent playthrough:
There are only a small number of specific rules, and they're easy to implement. It's also a relatively easy battle to manage, consisting of just the…Continue
Added by Nathan on September 25, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The rules are done for Storms of Steel 3rd Edition and available for free download on the Academy Games website.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on September 13, 2018 at 9:28am — No Comments
Scott Beall organized the first ever 878 Vikings tournament at WBC this year. He put together an after action report covering the entire event.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on September 5, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Grant and Alexander do a full-length video review of Awakening the Bear.
Added by CC Snyder on August 15, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments
It took my about 4-weeks of regular play, dedicating roughly 1-2 hours each night [with a few missed nights], but I finally completed La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [Battle of Waterloo], using the Marie Louise Rules, and the compiled reports, totalling just over three hours, are now up here:
Ryo Ogawa has completed an update to the Japanese translation of 878 Vikings and the Viking Age Expansion. Both are available for download on the website under Resources.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 27, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Academy Games Creative Director Gunter Eickert has put together the second part of his strategy guide for 878 Vikings. In this article he details his strategies for playing the English.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 19, 2018 at 9:03am — No Comments
I'll be among the dozen or so gamers running Command and Colors games at this year's Pacificon in Santa Clara, CA. I'll kick it off with the traditional C&C:N game at 4:00 on Friday using 15mm miniatures and Kallistra Terrain, then Saturday at 1:00 it's C&C:A (using scenarios published in France's Vae Victis) and Sunday I'll be helping with the C&C: Great War. Hope to see you there...
Added by Dave Smith on July 18, 2018 at 9:43pm — No Comments
We are currently doing another reprint of 1775 Rebellion and have updated the rulebook, which is available for free download here: 1775 Rebellion Rulebook Download
The new rulebook has a completely new layout with a 2-page setup spread for faster learning and start times, plus new designer notes, examples, clarifications, and corrections. Let us know what you think of the new…Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 11, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments
Nemesis is now available from Legion Wargames here
I'm currently in Raleigh NC at my mom's house, visiting for another few days. Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Brant Guillory for his GrogCast podcast on his GrogHeads site, covering disparate topics including my game design work, game development, and how it all overlaps with my college-level teaching. This was all conducted in the gaming area of…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm — No Comments
I've spent the past few days reading the exclusive rules; punching, clipping and sorting the counters; and finally, setting up the game.
Now it's time to get started at Clash of Arm's La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean which combines their La Bataille des Quatre Bras and La Bataille de Ligny. I need to spend some time figuring out…Continue
Added by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
Over the past few weeks, I enjoyed three opportunities to watch small groups of people who were new to board wargaming play Brandywine, a game from the Pub Battles series.
The first of these took place in a workshop designed to improve the teaching skills of US Marines assigned as instructors. The other two were meetings of the…Continue
The newest issue of Line of Departure is now available for purchase. Its lead review is of No Middle Ground from Against the Odds, followed by analysis of Age of Empires II HD from Steam, Guilford (GMT), and the venerable Avalon Hill game PanzerBlitz.
To read the full table of contents, and the issue's Bully Pulpit editorial,…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Still need a few preorders to print 2nd edition "Dien Bien Phu, the Final Gamble". Go here to preorder: http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_DBP.html
Added by Kim Kanger on February 14, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments
Just a quick thought.... As I recall there was a game advertisement from the early to mid 70s (S&T?) calling wargames "paper time machines." "Relive the past," or some such promise lived in this full-page ad.
A couple of months ago I managed to convince a fellow worker to give wargames another go; he was a lapsed gamer, having picked up the hobby in his youth (late-70s/early 80s). He left the hobby after college.... work, marriage, kids.... the usual reasons I…Continue