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The Classics: Older Vintages Are the Best

So, which games deserve classic status? We all differ on this subject, for sure. There are those games that are "designated" as classics--for example, Avalon Hill's STALINGRAD, AFRIKA KORPS, WATERLOO, the 1965 edition of THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE. But what old games do you keep returning to time after time? I have mine...what are yours? And--most importantly--why do you keep coming back to those games? All of us want to know....

Added by Eric Walters on March 2, 2008 at 8:03pm — 12 Comments

Keith Schoose is Member #100!

I am pleasantly suprised with all this sign-up activity for what is a small beta project. We now have more than 100 members, and we haven't even officially launched yet. I want to recognize Keith Schoose who is our 100th member to join our new social network. Great to have you on board, Keith, as well as all our other members! Take a bow...

Added by John Kranz on March 1, 2008 at 10:56pm — No Comments

The Joys Of Multiplayer Tactical Gaming

I've been playing with the Tidewater Area Naval Gamers (TANG) off and on for a few months now--one of the best features of this club are the large multi-player games this outfit runs under the sage tutelage of Ryan Schultz. We typically play tactical naval and air games. Now, there are a lot of multiplayer games out there...especially in the strategic realm. But we don't play any of those. Not that they aren't fun--they are, but it's hard to finish a war in an afternoon. Typically, your average… Continue

Added by Eric Walters on March 1, 2008 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

March 1st. I'm member #99... The Great One :-)

First time I'm using a blog. My English is probably better than your Chinese, still it's my second language. You've been warned.



Getting prepared slowly to attend GMT East Convention next weekend. This year I'm booked solid. Friday morning, Pax Romana, 4 players game. I figure it should be going up to 18:00. Then at about 19:00, 7 ages, a game I would really like to play for a long run without the perspective of going back home fr midnight because I'm working the next day. Perfect.… Continue

Added by Marc Guenette on March 1, 2008 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Join the WBC Group

I'm pleased to have Kaarin Engelmann on board here. She has just set up an official Group for the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC). I know many of you are fans of what is considered the best gaming event the industry has to offer. Please join the group today! And while you are at it, please welcome Kaarin who does so much to support our… Continue

Added by John Kranz on February 29, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Baltic Gap (Operational Combat Series) - Doppelkopf playtest scenario

Baltic Gap - Doppelkopf scenario

This is a playtest of the future Baltic Gap OCS game, designed by John Kisner and played during the IXth Lyon Convention (France), 24th November, 2007.

It's a five turn, one map scenario, with a low counter density.

This AAR is also available in pdf format.

Introduction

Baltic…

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Added by Christophe Foley on February 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

E-Mail Notifications

Here's a great user tip regarding e-mail notifications. Did you know that you have complete control regarding e-mail notifications? For some of you, you may have found yourself deluged with e-mail alerts. Well, the cavalry has arrived! You can adjust these settings as you wish! Simply click on "My Settings" in the upper righthand margin which appears right under the "Hello..." greeting and you will find an option to define your e-mail notifications with great fidelity. That's all there is to it!

Added by John Kranz on February 28, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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One dark night while the sun shined bright,

Two dead soldiers got up to fight.

They stood back to back and faced each other,

Drew their swords and shot each other.

Added by Steven Wesley Bucey on February 28, 2008 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Welcome CSW Facebook members!

I want to thank those CSW Facebook Group members who have just signed-on here. I had broadcast a message out from facebook, and to my pleasant surprise, we have generated quite the number of sign-ups this morning. I hope those who are already familiar with facebook will appreciate how we have ventured off into our own branded social network that we can truly call our own! I anticipate a formal announcement on the CSW newsdesk and… Continue

Added by John Kranz on February 28, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

Thanks to Early-Adopters

I just wanted to thank all of you for joining in advance of my releasing an official news story to welcome everyone to this new service. I had a quick question -- do any of you have a preference between social.consimworld.com or my.consimworld.com. I thought the latter might be more in tune with what this site is about, that you can set up your very own personal page that is truly yours -- but conversely, the "social" prefix spotlights the social networking focus of this site. I'm… Continue

Added by John Kranz on February 26, 2008 at 9:29pm — 14 Comments

First Photos Posted

I want to thank Jack Beckman who is the first member to have posted photos here. Naturally, I couldn't be happier since all the photos were taken at CSW Expo. We have recently launched our new web site in support of this grand event. I look forward to welcoming newcomers who will be attending for the first time this year. I look forward to viewing photos posted by others, and I will plan to… Continue

Added by John Kranz on February 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

CSW Enters the Age of Web 2.0 Social Networking

We've fostered a strong community on the CSW Forum , but we thought it was high-time to offer something to our valued members that will help usher in the age of Internet Social Networking Era. We recently took a baby step -- by launching our presence on Facebook. Now we are taking the next step.



This social network site is dedicated to ConsimWorld and unique in that anyone can… Continue

Added by John Kranz on February 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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