November 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Who Wants a Boat?

For the discerning yachtsman, the Royal Navy is selling the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, decommissioned five years ago in a cost-cutting move. Surely this Falklands War veteran would impress the folks at the local boat club, as well as making a pretty good helipad and, for those who might have a spare Harrier in the garage, an airport.



Old naval vessels go on the block regularly. This time though,… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 30, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Best piece of work on counterinsurgency

One of the best pieces of work regarding counterinsurgency! It was a great inspiration when I designed Ici, c'est la France!:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2006/RAND_MG478-1.pdf

Added by Kim Kanger on November 29, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Cyber Monday at Avalanche Press

those kind people at AP have decided that for every game you buy, you get a second (the cheapest) free. there are exceptions, so read the rules carefully....
My credit card is starting to groan.....



Added by Roger Morley on November 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Rommel at Gazala ON SALE For $5.00





The electronic edition of Rommel at Gazala is now on sale at WargameDownloads.com, just in time for the holidays. This is the first time that the electronic version has been offered at a discounted price. It is for a limited time only, and in short order the price will go back up to the… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 29, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

OPPONENTS WANTED

LOOKING FOR GAMES OF AK,STALINGRAD,D-DAY ON ZUNTZU ONLY PREFER AXIS FOR ALL 3 GAMES also bulge smithsonian(roger)

Added by brian s. b. on November 28, 2010 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Decision Games Folio Series versus Victory Point Games: The Chase Is On!

They're back--the venerable and more beloved titles from the old Simulations Publications Incorporated (SPI) folio game list, updated and reissued by Decision Games. Oh, and there are handful of new titles added to the mix. Check out the list at the DG website here.


The good news is that those old "dog" titles from the various old SPI Quadrigames don't seem to present in the mix. For example, while…
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Added by Eric Walters on November 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello fellow Consimers,

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for this year.... Employment, family, my understanding wife.... But I'm also thankful for this community (I hate that term, but I'll use it anyway) of gamers. And thank you, John, for making all of this happen.

Dave Smith

Added by Dave Smith on November 24, 2010 at 9:31pm — 4 Comments

Bounding Fire Productions LLC BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Black Friday Promotion! Shipping and handling is included in our pricing, so there are no hidden charges.


This Thursday and Friday only, you can save on all products currently in stock from Bounding Fire Productions.


Almost everything is priced at 20% off the normal price. High Ground 2 is the lone exception, and it is available again at its preorder price. Check out the savings, and start ordering now!…


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Added by Brian Blad on November 24, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Battle of the Bulge.....first game (with full optional rules) under my belt

Well that was a good introductory scenario for this game (6 turns), and showed the power of the German attack against the dogged but constantly pulling back American forces.
The Germans won by 2 victory points.

If I had used the third scenario, which has 16 turns, it would have demonstrated the enormous limitations of the German fuel reserves which would have also been put up against an ever increasing flow of American reinforcements, which would have really ground the…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 23, 2010 at 5:44pm — 7 Comments

Saipan & Tinian - Legion Wargames

O.K. this is my first game purchased (I also got The Jewish War) from Legion Wargames. So I was not sure what to expect. The game comes with two Maps of both Islands (Tinian is a 11" X 17" and Siapan is a 17" X 22"), three rule books (basic rules, Specific rules for Siapan and Tinian), all the charts and and tables, and some 528 counters.



Saipan & Tinian are their first effort in their Island War Series (IWS)



As I said since this was my first purchase from them and I have… Continue

Added by David Lubin on November 21, 2010 at 3:27pm — 4 Comments

Almeida and Bussaco 1810 coming soon !

The new opus of the Jours de Gloire Napoleonic series will be released within end of November.

Game contains 3 battles and 7 scenarios.

http://www.hexasim.com/Almeida-Bussaco1810.html…




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Added by Gentil-Perret Christophe on November 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Britannia PBeM for new players

After a long hiatus I’ve starting running a friendly game of Britannia by email as a way of helping players learn how that’s done, as well as just playing the game itself. They were going to play anyway, so I stepped in to be the fourth player and help out. I want to run a second game alongside that, so can fit in another 3 players if they want to put in the…

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Added by Stephen Braund on November 18, 2010 at 6:03pm — 7 Comments

Taking notes whilst playing games????

I have just gone over the advanced rules again, and I have written out an Order of Play for myself, just to make sure I do everything in the right order, as there are air missions to consider at different points in the game turn (some of which only the Allies can do) and German fuel reserves to consider.

I will be using all of the advanced/optional rules in this scenario, which is the first of three scenarios to choose from.
I don't know about anyone else, who plays games…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Battle of the Bulge.....

Turn 3, 18th December


The germans have mounted a strong attack on the thin Olive line, making the line even thinner


With the road secured, the Germans are in a strong position to move their armour fast on the roads ahead, and to push back the remains American units




Then the germans lauch their…

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Added by Roger Morley on November 15, 2010 at 6:09pm — 7 Comments

Red Star Rising: Barbarossa Update

I'm entering turn 8 (of 12 for this scenario). The Germans suffered in turn 7 (mud turn) from lack of air support. Turn 8 begins the winter turns. The Russians have suffered terrible losses as is seen by the stacks of removed units.



However, Soviet reinforcements seem almost endless and even removed units can come back. In the next photo we see the stabilized lines on the approach to Moscow. The Germans have the advantage in striking power… Continue

Added by Anthony Hicks on November 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Armistice Day / Rememberence Day

Added by Roger Morley on November 11, 2010 at 7:37am — 3 Comments

ANZIO a quick take

i just got the first ed. of this-had the 3rd ed as a kid and remembered it as a good solo game. just playing the basic ver.-it;s a lot of fun-there is some deep weirdness in the writing of the rules and charts-the turn card reads right to left?? having said that it is easy enough once you "get" it. the controversial visual of the mapboard is really not a factor-it looks weird from far away better up close. and up close is how you spend most off your time trying to find a potential breach… Continue

Added by brian s. b. on November 11, 2010 at 6:06am — 2 Comments

Free Book Carrier Glorious - The Life and Death of an Aircraft Carrier by John Winton

I bought this book in a second hand book stall for 50p. If anyone wants it, send me a message to my inbox and I will place your name in the hat and I will draw out the winner on 18th November. I will pay the postage to anywhere in the world.
It is a fully detailed book, and can be heavy going in places, but a good read.…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 10, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Battle of the Bulge

Just finished setting up for my first ever game. I have decided to go the whole hog and use all of the optional rules, instead of my usual tack of playing a basic game first.




and of course, I cannot do anything without Tiggy joining in!!! Luckily, he never moved a single counter…


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Added by Roger Morley on November 9, 2010 at 6:04pm — 49 Comments

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