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I have posted a brief end of the year article at my wargaming blog:
Looking back at the year it was a great year for wargaming, not so great for MMO’s. We had in the wargaming genre War in the East released, some great Battlefield Academy action, Revolution Under Siege, Decisive
Campaigns, Hannibal vs Rome and many others. Matrix Games, HPS,
Slitherine and John…
Added by Hudson on December 31, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments
Over at my weblog, Tea Leaves, I have posted an article - well, OK, perhaps it's really a rant - called A Battle Lost Through Attrition. The subject matter is, essentially, that simplicity of user interface matters, and that needlessly baroque UIs actively prevent new players from entering our hobby. I used three operational-level games…Continue
Well, that about wraps it up for this year. With the release of C&C Napoleonics and the new edition of Battle Cry, 2010 was the year of BROG for me. In addition, as one may observe in my "photo" section, I also purchased Kallistra terrain boards so I could play the aforementioned games with 15mm miniatures. I ended the year working on two armies (Rome and Carthage) for C&C: Ancients, although this time in 6mm. (Once again, see my photo section...)
Ah, next year... …Continue
Added by Dave Smith on December 29, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments
1. PLAY as many games as i can on zuntzu
2.learN and solo NORMANDY
3. FIND A WAY TO PLAY ROGER ONLINE in NORMANDY
4.kick roger's a$$ in NORMANDY ;)
5. learn sirocco
6.buy mini (1/144th?) tanks to use as sirocco pieces
7. find someone to play sirocco live over skype to show off the tank's i've yet to buy.
8.un- warp my THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN GAME BOARDS
9.Find a gorgeous waterloo game-i'm dreaming of …Continue
Fresh off the digital download is the brand new Squad Battles Modern War from the John Tiller Software site. I got up this morning and at 6am the game was in the store, I busted out my credit card and had the game digitally delivered. I was up and
playing in less than 10 minutes. Pics on my site. Looks like a…
Added by Hudson on December 27, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments
I ONLY ASKbecause there is nothing on bgg or antwhere else-they have a web site but would like more info on the game their products-also, they only accept money orders/checks which is odd in this age of pay pal. THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE
Added by Hudson on December 24, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Hello all. I am writing to inform everyone that is a fan of PC Wargaming to check out Blunt Force Gaming blog which covers PC Wargaming news about mods, new titles (not really RTS titles mainly turn based wargames) and has a host of After Action Reports (written by yours truly) that you may want to sift through. A former MMO gaming site the articles go way back to 2007 but not its focus is pure…Continue
note:the 1st part i just posted on the AAOCRETE forum.-*loud knock whilst i was in the bathroom-me "just a sec" opens door mailman "here you go" when i finally opened the box i found this 60%punched game in very good condition-the mapboards are sturdy-the what-if "malta" mini game has a fine wood simulation on the back of the mapboard. flicking through the rules it all came back "night" rules,"landing" direction rolls. both are great-the malta gm is a real gem-it has the added virtue…Continue
When we all sit down in our comfy homes with family and friends this Christmas, spare a thought for the lads and lassies of all our Armed Forces out in hostile lands.
Added by Roger Morley on December 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Everybody needs a STAVKA, a "Wolf's Lair," or some other place to gather wargaming friends to play:
Admittedly, I am most impressed with Bert Schneider's Man Cave/War Room decor seen here and his recent addition of camouflage curtains…Continue
This is a great article about Jews serving in the US military.
Today, Jewish men and women in the military are valiantly continuing the tradition of serving in our country’s military. They are in Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti as a part of America’s Armed Forces. Some have given their lives, many have been…Continue
This year has seen my wargame collection go from 0 to 37. This was achieved within a limited budget so ebay became my main source for games. Some of the games I bought left a lot to be desired, some were absolute gems, and most were pretty average enjoyable games.
Due to the Austerity plans of the UK government, their plan increase of VAT by 2.5% from Jan 1st 2011 has meant that any further purchases in 2011 will have to be extremely shrewd. Luckily, the company I work for is giving…Continue
So I just recently bought GMT's Labyrinth: The War On Terror and played a few solo games. This is my first card-driven strategy game and I'm really enjoying it. The events are interesting and I find myself gaining new perspectives on modern geopolitics. A few people on BGG have written some fairly scathing reviews about the realism of the game and although the game does really simplify many aspects of the GWOT, I think I've learned something new while playing the game, so in that respect,…Continue
Since Decision Games is republishing classic SPI titles, are there games you wish they'd get back into circulation?
While Doc Decision and his friendly folks have been doing major redesigns of some games (e.g., WACHT AM RHEIN 2, DESTRUCTION OF ARMY GROUP CENTER, BARBAROSSA), other games have only gotten relatively minor tweaks (e.g.,…Continue