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Line of Departure Issue 77 Released

The newest issue of Line of Departure is released, and the subscribers should all have their copies by now.  This issue represents not just a resumption of publication, but also an upgrade in production values.  Physically, it is now printed on heavier, premium-quality paper, with sharper graphics.  This issue's contents start with…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on January 7, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Year in review...

A Year in Review (of sorts…)

Now that the year has passed I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on what worked for me this year, and what didn’t.  First of all, the big hits of the year, neither of which was published in 2015.

Hits and Misses: 

After viewing a couple of videos by Marco and Kev, I decided to give GBoH a go using the Simple GBoH rules. I’ve tried this before, lured by the beautiful components of this series, but this time, using the…

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Added by Dave Smith on January 3, 2016 at 6:40pm — 3 Comments

Games I'm Playing 2016

More game reports for the new year . . .

Added by Steve K on January 3, 2016 at 6:25pm — 31 Comments

A new Tactical Board Game WW2 is coming up!

Hi All!

 

May I introduce a new WW2 Tactical Wargame called Fatherland - Red Horizon 41

 

You can find our trailer on our youtube channel:

Fatherland-Youtub Channel

Fatherland will be a new tactical system which is designed for small scale battles but also for a later on campaign level. At this moment the prototype for the first module called Red…

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Added by Wolfgang K. on December 22, 2015 at 12:46am — No Comments

The Sadowa Campaign

Coming soon, my design on the Austro-Prussian War in Bohemia.  Thanks to Paul Rohrbaugh for developing the game, and creating the core system in the first place.…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 29, 2015 at 8:28pm — No Comments

News About TPS and Other Game Matters, Posted to Facebook Just Now

Big news on the Turning Point Simulations Front. I turned in the fully developed version of Mark McLaughlin's game, The Invincible Armada, for editing by the TPS staff and real art by Mark Mahaffey. Players are going to be very happy with this game, as it is low counter density, fast-playing, and can fit on a normal-sized table, even in your kitchen, without taking up more space than a herd of cats. Also,…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

More ISIS Crisis

I've played "ISIS Crisis" a few times in the last couple of months--with folks at the Military Operations Research Society, the Royal Military College of Canada, and most recently at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. You'll find a write up of the latter game at PAXsims: …

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Added by Rex Brynen on October 28, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Target for Today by Legion Wargames

Target for Today hits preorder number to go to print! Thanks for very one! Still time to reserve your copy! http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_TFT.html

Added by Steve Dixon on October 25, 2015 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Target for Today from Legion Wargames

Target for Today, covering the US strategic air campaign over Europe from 1942 to 1945 is on presale! Only 27 more orders needed to guarantee printing. Reserve your copy today by going here:…

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Added by Steve Dixon on October 17, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

SPAM Alert: Frank Kwabena

We had a spammer get through our registration process and I understand he has emailed members here. Please delete his email. I have removed his account.

Added by John Kranz on October 10, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Westward Expansion Update

While I had hoped we would be getting added to the P-500 list with GMT by now, the game is still in artwork. While I'm getting anxious to get published, I know that Tim Park's artwork is worth waiting for. I know it has been some time since I posted anything here and some are wondering what's going on so I thought I would give a general update. The card artwork and text has been finished and the map is currently underway. That leaves the counters (which since they are mostly duplicates for…

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Added by Chad Oatman on September 29, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness is a new adventure game of African exploration, for up to six players. It is now available for preorder:…

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Added by Kim Kanger on September 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

I've Been Diced! episode 70: John Kranz of Consimworld

John Kranz, the founder of the Consimworld wargame community site, joins me for a discussion of the past, present, and future of Consimworld. Our Game Off The Beaten Path is right in time for football season. We also have news about a new serious game, and I talk about Le Vol de l'Aigle, a multi-player, umpired Napoleonic operational game with a lot of friction and fog of war. …

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Added by Kingdaddy on September 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Monsters of Night of Man. Walker (Mechs) and Kaiju

When we demoed Night of Man at the World Boardgame Championships, players were especially excited about three aspects of the game.



1. The size of the components. More than a couple of folks asked if this was an enlarged demo version. Nope. The counters really are 1.375" square. Well, except for the Walkers and Kaiju. They are a whopping 1.5"! I'll do a video on this soon, displaying the counters so that everyone can appreciate the size.

2. The tactical detail. Sure this game…

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Added by Mark H. Walker on September 8, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Night of Man. The Feroxi. The Backstory.

Today I thought I'd share some more information on Night of Man's second alien race, the Feroxi. Read on.

They were ancient enemies, their war dating back to their early days of intergalactic travel. Two species as different as Ptah and Heka, technology and magic, individuality and collectivism, destined to fight. The Sons of Ra paid lip service to the spiritual, the descendants of the Great Mother lived their spirituality. And so they fought, across the galaxies. On hot, steamy…

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Added by Mark H. Walker on September 4, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

The annoying Know-It-All's of the wargaming world

Over the past year, I have been cruising the wargaming forums at BGG, and taking part in various discussions, I have come across some real know-it-all's who seem to think that their opinion is above and correct over any others.

These opinions can cover how good or bad a game is, a publisher, or a designer. They pound you with all sorts of crap, making you look like you know nothing, and that they are the voice to be believed in.

Although it annoys me, I also…

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Added by Roger Morley on September 1, 2015 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

Battle of Hastings from the Age of Chivalry Quad by 3W

Introduction



The Battle of Hastings was fought on the 16th October 1066 between William the Duke of Normandy and the Anglo-Saxon king Harold. The outcome of this battle would change the course of English history dramatically.







Because I live in Hastings, playing a wargame on…

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Added by Roger Morley on August 10, 2015 at 5:11pm — 4 Comments

Not many posts

I have just realized my last post was the first for 6 months on here.

I have also realized how quiet it is here now. Where has everyone gone?

Added by Roger Morley on August 10, 2015 at 3:01am — 7 Comments

First BGG warning - but unsure why?

Last night I got my first BGG warning - for posting a string of six smilies, the ones that are sleeping.

I have replied to BGG to find out exactly what line I had crossed, as it is obvious that someone had RED X mt comment.

I wait with baited breath for their reply, but I do not expect anything sensible from them.

Added by Roger Morley on August 10, 2015 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

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