November 2013 Blog Posts (19)

Irish Freedom - Solitaire game of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

I made this for the BGG solitaire p&p competition, and it won best wargame (and 2nd overall).

It's a light wargame, using regions. The player controls the Irish forces fighting the British, then, after the treaty with Britain, plays the role of Michael Collins' Free State forces against the anti-treaty Republicans.

Here's the map:…


Added by Dave Kershaw on November 27, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Picket Duty - still selling at pre-order price of $45 until 30th Nov!

You can still pick up a copy of this great game by Steve Dixon for the pre-order price of $45. This offer ends on the 30th of November, and this will save you $19 on the retail price.…


Added by Roger Morley on November 26, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments

Thomas G. Chapman

Someone had posted on 28th Oct that Thomas had passed away.

Is this true?

I have not seen him on here for a long time. It will be sad if he has gone.

Added by Roger Morley on November 25, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Matrix Sale 25th Nov to 14th Jan

Just to let you guys know, in case you are interested.

Added by Roger Morley on November 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Soviets added, along with PB1 map. PB2 and PB3 will be added in 0.0.a.24 along with more stuff! This version now fully supports Axis vs. Allies, Axis vs. Soviets and Allies vs. Soviets.

Added by panzerfuror on November 24, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

Picket Duty has arrived!!!

Fantastic quality, huge counters, and completely solitaire.

Added by Roger Morley on November 23, 2013 at 12:22pm — 6 Comments

They say the first step is to admit you have a problem…..

In Harry Pearson's excellent memoir of his wargaming life (“Achtung Schweinehund!”) he quotes a friend who's an alcoholic commenting about always thinking there’s one guy worse than you until you become “that guy.” And every alcoholic has a guy who fits that role until they realize they have become that guy. Well, this last week I had a “that guy” moment when my 30-pound OGRE deluxe game showed up on the doorstep.  (See the photos section for a size comparison with…


Added by Dave Smith on November 17, 2013 at 6:34pm — 6 Comments

Progress on the Rule Book

I've recently taken a stab a giant rule set overhaul.  I decided to take some time away which allowed me to pick up the rules and begin with a fresh perspective.  Here is a sample page from the very first set...

I still can't believe I sent this out and that several wargamers had the heart to actually read it and provide feedback!  You know…


Added by Kurt Keckley on November 16, 2013 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments

Jungle Concepts

Here are some jungle concepts - I bought a fantastic set of images that just make the map pop.

Go here to get the large PNG file to print:

Here is the Thumbnail:

Added by Sandy White on November 15, 2013 at 12:21am — 4 Comments

Panzerkrieg advice/help required

I have a copy of the first edition of this game, made by OSG, which I bought from someone on ebay and I plan to play it soon.

It has the original OSG rule book, but it also has an original AH rule book from the second edition.

The help I need is whether or not there is any difference between 1st and 2nd edition rules. The second edition would be more preferable to read as it is indexed which helps greatly.

After a few brief looks at the two rule books, I…


Added by Roger Morley on November 13, 2013 at 4:53am — 9 Comments

My vision of Finnish Maps for ASL

I took some time and made a set of maps for winter and what I thought it would look like in Finland.  Simple map graphics that would force the player to simply use the terrain given and maneuver not overload the board with too many terrain options.

Tried to give my versions of the original 2-4 boards for Winter and then added a board with lakes to represent the pock-marked land.

Here are some low-res versions of my maps, I guess I can't upload larger than 7mb, and each of these…


Added by Sandy White on November 11, 2013 at 11:09pm — 5 Comments

WWII Barbarossa To Berlin

GMT's WWII Barbarossa To Berlin another outing…


Added by Gary Barr on November 11, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 48: The Bobby Lee Kickstarter campaign, and why you should play more wargames about the American Civil War

Tom and Grant Dalgliesh stop by to discuss their successful Kickstarter campaign for Napoleon, and the new Kickstarter for Bobby Lee. Plus, your host has seven reasons why you should be playing more wargames about the American Civil War.

Direct link to podcast

The I've Been Diced! podcast and blog…


Added by Kingdaddy on November 11, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Picket Duty is Shipping!!!!

Picket Duty has now been released and is being shipped as we speak.

Looking forward to getting my copy…


Added by Roger Morley on November 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Updated website

I have added some random screenshots to main page at

Added by panzerfuror on November 10, 2013 at 3:08pm — 7 Comments

THE HUNTERS German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

Anyone going to pick this one up?

Any Idea on the release date?

Added by panzerhunter on November 10, 2013 at 11:22am — 13 Comments

What is your favorite...

...Solitaire board wargame?

I enjoy the Ambush series. I play Panzerblitz solitaire at times. sigh. No one to play with been that way for 35 years.:)

Just read the rules for this one and have it set up.

Added by panzerhunter on November 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Episode 10 Features Eisenbach Gap Deluxe: World at War

Episode 10 of The Board Game Show features an interview with Grid-Hammer designer, Leeron Webb. Scott Bogen reviews Kingdom Builder and explains how it can occasionally save face in nerdy conversations. Scott also shares his experience as a weapons officer in Space Cadets and gives us a brief first-impressions report of 1775: Rebellion. In our Warfare segment, Soviet tanks…


Added by Scott Bogen on November 5, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Road to Cheren arrived

Road to Cheren from Revolution Games arrived today.

A stunning little game. Gorgeous map, quality counters and a nicely packaged rule book.

Definitley worth the money and the postage was cheap too. I have a feeling I will going back to them soon for some more.…


Added by Roger Morley on November 1, 2013 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

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