November 2012 Blog Posts (11)

No Retreat The Russian Front Vassal game ends

Finished my online Vassal game with Daniel last night ending in abject and total defeat for my Germans.

Disastrous run of Exchange results over several turns saw the Whermacht bled white throughout 1942 and into 1943 with result that when initiative shifted to…

Added by Gary Barr on November 29, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

ICAMES Zombie Preparedness Drill 2012

In an effort to sharpen survival skills, some colleagues and graduate students recent reproduced the campus of McGill University in 28mm scale and gamed the zombie apocalypse: …


Added by Rex Brynen on November 27, 2012 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

Garigliano - Corssbows & Cannon 3W

The Initial set up to start!…


Added by Roger Morley on November 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Thanks at Thanksgiving.... A gamer to be thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Consimworlders...... There is much to be grateful for this year, including good health and a gamut of games that seem to be ever piling up in the closet. And of course, I am ever grateful to Consimworld for hosting this and the other sites.

One of the people I've been thinking about lately is Gary Gygax. I certainly owe him for getting me into the hobby. I know, I know.... " Wait wasn't he the DnD guy?" Yeah, that's him, but back in the day -- before DnD…


Added by Dave Smith on November 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Happy Tanksgiving to all my wargaming cohorts.

Happy Tanksgiving to all my wargaming cohorts.


Added by Jack E. Hearn on November 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

I've Been Diced! episode 41: Jason White, fantasy wargames, and iOS boardgaming

Jason White, formerly of the Point2Point podcast, chats with Tom about the games we've been playing, from No Retreat on the table to Summoner Wars on the iPad. Our game off the beaten path is not one, but two fantasy wargames with a very different backstory. Tom worries that companies porting boardgames to mobile devices might listen to the wrong customers. 


The podcast MP3 file…


Added by Kingdaddy on November 21, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

How do you decide what to play next?

I have finished playing a game, and I am deciding what to play next.

My only problem is what to pick? This could be the evil of having too many games.

I have a few games in mind, but I cannot make my mind up. Decisions, decisions!

So what influences you to pick up your next game? Do you decide on an era? Is it after reading a book or watching a documentary?

Do you get influenced by what others are playing or what you have bought recently?

At the…


Added by Roger Morley on November 14, 2012 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

Oil War: Iran Strikes variant

So, I did some tinkering with Oil War: Iran Strikes to add a greater political element to the game. Here is the result...

Oil War: The Unstable…


Added by Rex Brynen on November 12, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Paths Of Glory face to face (and brain barfs !!)

Played Paths Of Glory last night at my Fathers (seemed sort of apt for Remembrance Day).

This is a really good and interesting game and this face to face game will hopefully help with my ongoing Vassal game (I find I take in the rules much better in a live time…

Added by Gary Barr on November 12, 2012 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

Review of Oil War—Iran Strikes

My review of Oil War—Iran Strikes (Decision Games/Modern War magazine/Strategy & Tactics Press, 2012), is now posted at PAXsims: …


Added by Rex Brynen on November 5, 2012 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Paths Of Glory - Vassal game

Just started a Vassal game pbem with a chap called Mike from USA (via AHIKS club) of Paths Of Glory board wargame.

Only on first turn and we are both trying to get to grips with the games rules, card play and the Vassal module.

But already this looks an…

Added by Gary Barr on November 4, 2012 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

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