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The Only Game I've Played This Year

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.…

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Added by Ted Henkle on June 6, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Wilderness War Recap

Here's a product review and game report of a session of Wilderness War, Joe and I played last weekend.

http://sternrakestudio.blogspot.com/2013/02/product-review-and-game-report.html 

Added by Ted Henkle on February 3, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Wargaming at a Writers Conference

I managed to do some gaming, of sorts, at last month's writers conference:

 

http://sternrakestudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/wargaming-at-writers-conference.html 

 

Ted

Added by Ted Henkle on August 23, 2012 at 3:50am — 2 Comments

Risk: Lord of the Rings, Trilogy Edition

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…

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Added by Ted Henkle on September 19, 2011 at 6:40am — 1 Comment

Star Wars Miniatures Graphic Novel

Hey Folks:

I just finished writing-up a report using a comic book program, of a Star Wars Miniatures battle we played a while back.

http://sternrakestudio.blogspot.com/search/label/Stern%20Rake%20Publications

Enjoy!

Ted

Added by Ted Henkle on April 17, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Mayhem in Makassar Strait, Episode 5 & 6 are Available







The last two episodes were added on to the HISTORICON website last… Continue

Added by Ted Henkle on July 14, 2009 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

I Am Their Leader...


From today's Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart.

Added by Ted Henkle on July 9, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Episode 4 of HMGS-E Movie Has Been Posted


Episode 4 is now available for viewing on the HISTORICON website:

http://www.historicon.org/HIST2009/videos.asp

Enjoy!

Ted

Added by Ted Henkle on June 21, 2009 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Happy Father's Day!



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 — 2 Comments

Mayhem in Makassar Strait, Part 3


Part 3 of my movie for HMGS-E, Mayhem in Makassar Strait has been added to the HISTORICON website:

http://historicon.org/HIST2009/videos.asp


Meanwhile Part 2 is being uploaded on to YouTube.

Enjoy!

Ted

Added by Ted Henkle on June 13, 2009 at 12:13am — No Comments

Mayhem in Makassar Strait, Part 1



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:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jca1SJsxLDc



While both Episodes 1 & 2… Continue

Added by Ted Henkle on June 6, 2009 at 12:45am — No Comments

The New Pirate Hat


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 — 2 Comments

Reality RPG?


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 — 3 Comments

Favorite Easter Movie


Happy Easter everyone!

I can't imagine a better Easter movie for wargamers/history buffs than this one.

Best wishes.

Ted

Added by Ted Henkle on April 11, 2009 at 10:45pm — 4 Comments

First Impression: Age of Dreadnoughts



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 — No Comments

The Sibling Coffee War

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:…



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Added by Ted Henkle on April 5, 2009 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

First Impressions: Federation Commander



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 — 3 Comments

Medal of Honor Day



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 On-Line:



http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=125&article=61552



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 — 2 Comments

Today in History: Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech



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 — 3 Comments

First Impressions: Atlantic Navies



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 in 1994.



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 (the… Continue

Added by Ted Henkle on March 5, 2009 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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