December 2009 Blog Posts (27)

SETTLERS OF CATAN game makes front page of WALL STREET JOURNAL, 17 Dec 2009



Apparently this game is all the rage in Silicon Valley as it teaches the basics of entrepreneurship, at least according to this WSJ article entitled "An Old-School Board Game Goes Viral Among Silicon Valley's Techie Crowd" with the subtitle "'Settlers of Catan' Players Log Real Face Time; Strategizing With Sheep and Bricks."



LinkedIn Corporate… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on December 31, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Happy New Year!

Yes, Tonkin is in the pipeline :-)

Added by Kim Kanger on December 31, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Flashpoint: Central Front VII Corps Scenario for Hof Gap

Hi everyone;



Attached is a pdf file with my updates for the VII Corps scenario for Hof Gap using the FP:CF counters and reconciling the various articles and rules. My first stab at this. My goal is to have a document that a player can use to play the entire scenario without having to go through all of the various iterations of the Central Front series. This, and the Flashpoint rules... No chemical rules yet, but that is coming.



Please comment!



Brett…

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Added by Brett W Avants on December 29, 2009 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

Flashpoint: Central Front, Hof Gap, Turn 2

Flashpoint: Central Front, Hof Gap, Turn 2





Day 2 bought a little time for the NATO allies. In the south, the German 4th Panzer division held off an attack by the Czech 20th MRD north of Amberg, but remnants of K troop 2d ACR, who were already disorganized, were not able to hold their own against elements of the CZ 20th MRD at the bottom of the map. However, the two CZ regiments could not exploit due to supply considerations and… Continue

Added by Brett W Avants on December 27, 2009 at 4:59pm — 13 Comments

Flashpoint: Central Front VII Corps Defense of Hof Gap

Flashpoint: Central Front, The VII Corps Defense of Hof Gap



I am in the process of playing the old SPI/S&T Central Front series using VG’s Flashpoint: Golan rules, new counters made by Chris Fawcett, and a few tweeks and rules by Dan Steuben. I spent some time reading and reconciling the various Moves and S&T articles, and old game rules, with the new counter manifest, and will shortly be creating a revised and comprehensive VII Corps scenario for Hof Gap. This… Continue

Added by Brett W Avants on December 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Christmas Games

What memories are your fonest in terms of receiving and playing games on Christmas? My favorite Christmas in game terms had to be the year I received both Panzerblitz and France 1940 - I vaguely believe that year also saw Origins of WW II come into the house that same Christmas. Other years would see Fortress America and Battle Cry (I was maybe 8). I also need to add in when Katie got me a new version by L2 of Russian Campaign after I came back from Iraq in 2003 - how time flies. Or when my ex… Continue

Added by Smitty on December 25, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Letter Of Instruction (LOI) To All Military Personnel (and So-Inclined Wargamers)

FYI:



Subject: Letter of Instruction {LOI} - Christmas And a Merry Christmas to all! All Military Personnel Christmas



1. An official visit by General {GEN} Claus, Santa is expected at this Headquarters 25 December 2009. The following instructions will be in effect and govern the activities of all personnel during the visit.



a. Not a creature will stir without official permission. This will include indigenous mice. Special stirring permits for necessary… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on December 24, 2009 at 10:48am — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Added by Kim Kanger on December 23, 2009 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

Panzer General 2

I have added PG2 to my website for downloading, as it has appears to be abandoned.

Baton down the hatches, time to get serious.......

Added by Roger Morley on December 23, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Game additions

I have added a couple of new games to my website - Tigers in the Snow and Wargame Construction Set 3 - Rifles if anyone is interested.

And as a special Christmas Present to anyone that wants it, I will be adding Civil War Generals on Christmas Eve.

Added by Roger Morley on December 22, 2009 at 3:48am — 6 Comments

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD!!


Here is the link to download the historical scenario, ENJOY!: http://www.warstormseries.es/OPNIWY/opniwy.zip

Added by Nicolas Eskubi on December 21, 2009 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

The Most Shameless Thieves in the World

You have to be an absolute piece of crap, with no respect for history or decency, to pull off this crime:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8423827.stm

My only joy is that the five semi-humans who committed the crime were caught, along with what they stole.

Added by Jim Werbaneth on December 21, 2009 at 12:24am — No Comments

When the Onside Kick Doesn't Work!

Nick Cattoi kickoff for 5 yards returned by Damaso Munoz for 35 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. San San Te extra point GOOD.

Added by Smitty on December 19, 2009 at 11:42pm — 3 Comments

Fracturing of Wargaming?

When I was at Ryan Schultz's house playing ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER in his LITTLE STALINGRAD VII mini-tournament, we were talking about how there were many squad-level tactical wargame systems, but that ASL had the largest player following. Which got me to thinking--has wargaming fractured to the point where everyone has their own niche/favorite game system and it makes it harder to find opponents who can agree on a game?



I haven't had this problem here in… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on December 19, 2009 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

COOL - a Blizzard!

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... ... WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING.

Added by Smitty on December 19, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Ici, c'est la France! podcast

There is a podcast made now about Ici, c'est la France! and which is made by Moritz Eggert (the shows of Westpark Gamers and Dicetower). He says Ici resembles something of a wargame revolution. Listen here.

Added by Kim Kanger on December 19, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

The Caucasus Campaign: Demo TONIGHT!

Tonight at 8:30pm EST, Dave Stiffler and I will be showing off Mark Simonitch's latest game, "The Caucasus Campaign!"



This is probably the fastest playing of any of Mark's designs that I've played. It's loaded with replay capability and has just the right amount of chrome to make for a very rewarding gaming experience. If you're a tournament player, you definitely want to check this game out!







You can get all the details here:… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on December 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

LBF1940 NEWS!!

NEWS!!


Coming soon more info!

Added by Nicolas Eskubi on December 16, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Christmas board game give-away



Hello Consimworld!

I'm here to spread the festive spirit by letting you know you can win a free board game (of your choice!) in a Christmas board games giveaway at http://sophistigames.com. Its super easy to enter.



Enjoy and good luck! Any questions feel free to ask



Regards,

Matt Jones

Founder of… Continue

Added by Matt Jones on December 15, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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