My gaming opportunities have been far and few between. Two months ago, my friend Joe and I got together for our only game session so far this year.
In light of today's 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, this turned out to be oddly appropriate, since it was Scenario 1 from the Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit--The Retaking of Vierville.…
Added by Ted Henkle on June 6, 2016 at 12:03pm —
Here's a product review and game report of a session of Wilderness War, Joe and I played last weekend.
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Last weekend, a few of us were in the mood for a "mead & pretzel" game and decided on playing Lord of the Rings Risk. I'm currently working on an AAR video, that I hope to upload in the next few days. In the meantime, I posted some comments about the game and our initial deployment on my… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on September 19, 2011 at 6:40am —
I just finished writing-up a report using a comic book program, of a Star Wars Miniatures battle we played a while back.
Added by Ted Henkle on April 17, 2010 at 6:32pm —
The last two episodes were added on to the HISTORICON website last… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on July 14, 2009 at 12:37pm —
From today's Wizard of Id
by Parker and Hart.
Added by Ted Henkle on July 9, 2009 at 2:36pm —
Episode 4 is now available for viewing on the HISTORICON website:
Added by Ted Henkle on June 21, 2009 at 8:03pm —
According to the infamous Wikipedia, Father's Day is celebrated in nearly 100 countries--including Iran. Although I think this year's homage to dear ol' dad was postponed (18 June 09).
Not every country celebrates Father's Day on the 3rd Sunday in June. So there's still time to plan that father-son expedition up Mount Everest! (Nepal--18 September 09).
In Bulgaria Father's Day falls on 26 December. Oh boy! Twice as many… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on June 21, 2009 at 8:53am —
Part 3 of my movie for HMGS-E, Mayhem in Makassar Strait
has been added to the HISTORICON website:
Meanwhile Part 2 is being uploaded on to YouTube.
Added by Ted Henkle on June 13, 2009 at 12:13am —
Back in January, the Historical Miniature Gaming Society asked me to produce a movie for their upcoming Historicon-09 event (16-19 July).
Mayhem in Makassar Strait
is a 6-part series of a World War II Naval Miniatures action based on the Battle of Balikpapan (23-24 January 1942).
I posted Episode 1 was on YouTube yesterday:
While both Episodes 1 & 2… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on June 6, 2009 at 12:45am —
An on-line friend sent me this with the following comment:
How's THIS for a souvenir? Courtesy of the USN...
Added by Ted Henkle on May 2, 2009 at 5:14pm —
Hmmm. "Screwball Romantic Horror Soap Opera" sounds like it would have all the ingredients for a great role-playing game. If that is, it didn't mirror real life as depicted here in Vic Lee's daily comic, Pardon My Planet
Added by Ted Henkle on April 19, 2009 at 11:52pm —
Happy Easter everyone!
I can't imagine a better Easter movie for wargamers/history buffs than this one.
Added by Ted Henkle on April 11, 2009 at 10:45pm —
Age of Dreadnoughts
(AoD) is Mongoose Publications
latest release in their Victory at Sea
(VaS) series. The original VaS is a popular "beer and pretzels" set of rules covering World War II naval combat. This popularity is, in part, due to the coincidental release of Wizards of the Coast's (WotC) Axis and Allies: War at Sea in 2007. So in one fell-swoop naval miniature enthusiasts had a set of easy rules and pre-painted,… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on April 11, 2009 at 2:57pm —
Need coffee to get you through the day?
Last week my sister Roxanne posted the following picture on her blog in honor of Caffeine Appreciation Month using her D&D miniatures.
Then my sister Erika "retaliated" by posting THIS picture on needcoffe.com using her daughter's Star Wars action figures:…
Added by Ted Henkle on April 5, 2009 at 1:30am —
Having amassed a collection of Starfleet Battles
(SFB) games and supplements, I SWORE I wasn't going to invest in Amarillo Design Bureau's (ABD's) Federation Commander
That is, until someone on The Miniatures Page
(TMP) offered a great deal for slightly-used copies of both Federation Commander: Klingon Border
and Federation Commander Romulan Border
. After reading the favorable reviews on TMP, I… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on March 27, 2009 at 12:21am —
In the US, today is Medal of Honor Day--a poignant reminder that some of the miniatures and playing pieces in our hobby represent heroes who "served above and beyond the call of duty."
A friend of mine sent me this link from Stars and Stripes
Two years ago, Bruce Crandall, a veteran here in western Washington State, finally received… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on March 25, 2009 at 4:30pm —
On March 5, 1946 Winston Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" Speech at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri. The speech opened the eyes of many to the realities of the fate of Eastern Europe and the true nature of the USSR.
A generation later, President Ronald Reagan was criticized for calling the Soviet Union "an Evil Empire;" while President Bush was ridiculed by many for calling Iran, Iraq and North Korea an "Axis of… Continue
Added by Ted Henkle on March 5, 2009 at 9:07am —
I received my pre-ordered copy of Atlantic Navies, Command at Sea Volume VII
by Clash of Arms Games (CoAG) a few days ago. This is the latest edition of their World War II Naval wargame series which started with Rising Sun
The game box comes with 4 booklets: The Command at Sea 4th ed
Rulebook, Gruppe Nord
(the Kriegsmarine), Le Guerre Navale
(the French Fleet) and Home Fleet
Added by Ted Henkle on March 5, 2009 at 3:00am —