November 2009 Blog Posts (30)

How to Play Empire of the Sun (Part 2)

I'll be continuing the "HOW TO PLAY EMPIRE OF THE SUN" demonstration tonight at 10:00 pm Eastern.

In this second part we will will build upon the foundation of last week's lesson and get into the heart of the game: Combat Operations!

Added by Joel Toppen on November 30, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

If YOU were in a Game Designing Team....

If you were in a Game Designing Team, designing a new game for mainstream publication, what would you like to see incorporated into the game that tends to be missed out or not used in typical standard strategy games, especially the areas that really bug you?



I think my main demand for inclusion would be if the map uses hexes, then the pieces should be hex shaped, not square. Another one would be to make the hexes on the map a little bigger, even though this would make the map bigger,… Continue

Added by Roger Morley on November 28, 2009 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Fiction As Wargame--Does it Work?

These are wargames built around a book, TV show, or fictional movie. So while it's tempting to include SPI's old STARFORCE: ALPHA CENTAURI and tons of other science fiction and fantasy games in this genre, I'd like to limit this to those games that have direct lineages back to the books, TV shows, and movies that inspired them. The big question is--did they work?



Now, I'm not talking about taking something like the film KELLY'S HEROES and building a Lock 'N Load… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on November 27, 2009 at 2:29pm — 4 Comments

BFP3 Blood and Jungle is now available for pre-order

Bounding Fire Productions is proud to announce that BFP3: Blood and Jungle is now available for pre-orders. Head to our website, www.boundingfire.com



BFP3: Blood and Jungle is our first Battlepack based in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The unprecedented size of this product makes it unique in our industry, and follows in our tradition of high quality, exciting scenarios.



General content includes:



47 scenarios. They… Continue

Added by Brian Blad on November 27, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

A LAS BARRICADAS 2nd EDITION PREORDER

Is available the preorder of A LAS BARRICADAS! 2nd Edition, here is the link site:

http://social.consimworld.com/profile/NicolasEskubi

The updates against the first edition are: now is a boxed game, last rules and charts version, graphic updates like I show in the LBF1940 samples, use one less counter size, etc.

Best
Niko

Added by Nicolas Eskubi on November 27, 2009 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

BFP 3: Blood and Jungle is now available for pre-order

Bounding Fire Productions is proud to announce that BFP 3: Blood and Jungle is now available for pre-orders. Head to our website, www.boundingfire.com



BFP 3: Blood and Jungle is our first Battlepack based in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The unprecedented size of this product makes it unique in our industry, and follows in our tradition of high quality, exciting scenarios.



General content includes:



47 scenarios.… Continue

Added by Sam Tyson on November 26, 2009 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

Remakes: Worth It Or Not?

I've noticed that remakes of older games have gotten quite a head of steam. "Back in the day" it used to be we could look forward to Avalon Hill doing that. They'd take SPI games like the venerable PANZERBLITZ and FRANCE: 1940, AFRIKA KORPS, CONQUISTADOR, FREEDOM IN THE GALAXY, FREDERICK THE GREAT, etc., old Battleline titles (FLATTOP, WOODEN SHIPS & IRON MEN, AIR FORCE and DAUNTLESS, etc), the occasional outside title or two (Jedko's… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on November 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Collins Epic Wargames Marine Toys for Tots drive + Free game from your BGG wishlist

If you're not also a boardgamegeek.com user, please pardon this post! If you are, please read on and see how you may win a free game (any game on your BGG wishlist, value of at least $50) and help out some less-fortunate kids at the same time.



I'm doing something a bit different this year and I wanted to invite ConsimWorlders in on it. I'm giving away a free game from your www.boardgamegeek.com wishlist through the… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on November 25, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

ConsimSocial...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzz

Is it me or is it that this place has gotten, well boring? It used to be the first place I went everyday....

Added by Smitty on November 24, 2009 at 9:54pm — 28 Comments

How to Play Empire of the Sun

Have you been wanting to learn how to play "Empire of the Sun" but have been waiting for someone to teach you?

Well, now's your chance!


Tonight at 10pm Eastern I'll be teaching the first "How to Play Empire of the Sun" class.

You can get all the necessary information here on the GMT Ventrilo Voice Server page.

Added by Joel Toppen on November 23, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

It's Hammer Time!

Added by Lisa Scheer on November 17, 2009 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

Line of Departure Issue 65 Ready to Go!



The subscribers' print run of Line of Departure Issue 65 is in the car and ready to go into the mail tomorrow. This one is a theme issue, Second World War: First Contact, addressing the early stages of the war, and the preliminary conflicts, including the Spanish Civil War and the China Incident.



The magazine's contents are:



The Tiger Resists: A Review… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 16, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Osprey Order of Battle 004 - The Ardennes Offensive VI panzer Armee




I came across this fantastic book - an absolute must for grognards and wannabe designers.

Added by Roger Morley on November 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Made a box cover for my 1989 game.

Added by Ted Torgerson on November 13, 2009 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Great Naval Battles

This games is now available to download in the Naval Games section

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/


Oh, I forgot to say, all 5 Great Naval Battles are available :-)

Added by Roger Morley on November 13, 2009 at 4:21am — 2 Comments

ARMISTICE DAY 11-11-09

I have added this as my mark of respect to all of those who fell, and those who survived but are no longer with us, fighting for the freedom and democracy we have today.

I also want to offer my full respect and admiration to those who are still doing so in Afghanistan.


Added by Roger Morley on November 11, 2009 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

Wargames Journal

Have you ever heard of this magazine?



I stumbled upon it on the net, and I was able to download the first 6 issues.



It based around miniature wargaming, and is put together very well. I have to admire the people who go to great pains to paint their miniatures and to creating the landscape and buildings to such incredible detail.



However, they do deal with some interesting maps and details of various battles that they cover, which maybe useful to those planning… Continue

Added by Roger Morley on November 10, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

World at War - Operation Crusader game

I have just added this game to my site, in the boardgames section.

http://gamesclassic.webs.com/

There are 2 others games in this series which I will be posting soon - D-Day and Stalingrad

Added by Roger Morley on November 10, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Funny stuff.....

Got this in an e-mail today. I thought it was pretty funny. Happy Birthday to all my fellow Marines out there. OOH-RAH! Semper Fi











A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments.

He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan .. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU .



One day the professor shocked the class when he came in he looked to the ceiling and flatly… Continue

Added by Dan Stueber on November 8, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

The Tactical Wargamer's Journal Premier Issue--First Impressions

You can check out the announcement for this product here on CONSIMWORLD Social Website here.



You can order a copy of The Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 1 here.



$44.99, you think to yourself. That's pretty hefty. I could buy a good wargame for that chunk 'o change. Is this product worth… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on November 8, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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