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I'm gonna pull the trigger...

And buy the Rosetta Stone French edition softwre. Maybe in a year I can go over and visit Olivier, David, Yvan and everyone else...

Added by Andy Brown on August 9, 2009 at 8:56pm — 6 Comments

I love the French!

Actually I've been back into board/wargaming for a couple of years now, and really have enjoyed the hobby! I've been thinking about a few things lately so here are my rambling thoughts.



1. I really like game settings besides the Bulge or Stalingrad. To me it seems like people are way too focused on these battles. Like 15 of the top twenty war games on BGG seem to be about these battles. Jeez...



2. I really like French games. I'm finding the rules, art and subject matter… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on July 30, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Contra Vs. Sandinista

I don't know why - but now I'd really like to see a LNL module based on this - I know it won't sell but would be "pure" infantry combat. Maybe I'm crazy but I find it interesting. Maybe even other "brush" wars of the Cold War. I've been thinking of it a lot lately.

I know some folks find it tasteless - but I'm interested to know what really happened, and I think the men and women who fought and died on both sides need to have the world remember.

Am I wrong?

Added by Andy Brown on July 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

FTF gaming

I had a FTF session after a long drought a few weeks ago (got in a couple games of Eisenbach Gap and started Hold The Line). And all I can say is WOW is it fun. What a great hobby...

Gotta try and get a game group together.

Added by Andy Brown on May 17, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

I think I'm done with computer games....

I tried to play a bunch of games - but now that I'm back into war games (and other table top gaming) I just can't play computer games.

I work on a PC all day at work, and lately it seems all I want to do is to read and if I get a chance - look at or play with my board games.

WOW... At least now I can save money. Insttad of a new PC every year it can go to games....

What happened...

Added by Andy Brown on March 8, 2009 at 3:44pm — 6 Comments

Would there be any interest in a group for articles on wargaming?

I see a lot of specific groups but none seem very active.

And what would the limits be - is Tide Of Iron a wargame, is the old Fuedal a war game? do mini's count?

We could leverage the infrastrcuture of CSW social (I think it is easier to navigate than the forums). Or is the social networking on individuals the way to go?

I'll be thinking more on this tonight.

Added by Andy Brown on March 8, 2009 at 3:39pm — 7 Comments

Would a comparison to FFG be an insult...

Would comparing the quality of a war game to FFG games be an insult? Seems like some war game folks are real sensitive about that.... Hmmm.....

Added by Andy Brown on March 6, 2009 at 6:52pm — 24 Comments

Cats! (and war games)

I have cats, I love animals but we own cats cause we like cats and they are low maintenence - I have a high stress job so nice not to have to worry about them (no need to walk them!)

But I really like them and get a kick out of their ways, One thing I've noticed is how many war gamers (who are generally male a stereotype but hey its's true) have and like cats.

So why is that? Even my wife seemed to notice a lot of wargamers like cats - so whats up with that???

Added by Andy Brown on March 6, 2009 at 6:48pm — 9 Comments

Assault and World At War

I just received the second installment of the World At War seires that began with Eisenbach Gap. Now its always a big day when I get a new game now that I'm back into the hobby. But this was different there's something special about this day. What is different about this game?



Well it's like this.... Deep in my heart I miss the Cold War. I don't know why I am so nostalgic, my childhood certainly wasn't idyllic, I was never in the service and I was still in coillege when the Wall… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on February 13, 2009 at 6:29pm — 9 Comments

Printing out the LNL items from Line Of Fire and the Forgotten Heroes CD - GOOD AND BAD!!!!!

As most of my friends know I'm a huge Mark H. Walker and LNL company fan. I love his Cold War games and I think modeling Vietnam for infantry combat is fascinating. He is also an advocate of electronic publishing - which is the future of publishing. Instead of trying to put a full game into his magazine he puts maps and counters ready for print into his documents. I think this is fantastic. I can reprint components any time and take the documents with me on the road on my… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on December 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Lock 'N Load Blog

1. This is an outstanding system - but as Mark says its focus is infantry, and really is based on modern smokeless powder fire arms with magazines. I would say the earliest period we could model would be Spanish-American war.



Lets be honest the difference between a Moisin-Nagant and an M-16 is negligble compared to the difference between an M1 and a rifled musket.



2. Modules I would be interested in (in order of preference)

Red Dawn - US irregulars versus Soviet and… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on December 17, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Here I stand... Andy's Theses of War Gaming

Here is some thoughts on war games - and what I like and don't like. Think of it as my Theses... Remember these are my thoughts and not everyone's... Please make suggestions!



Art is as important as the rules, there is simply no excuse for a professionally published game to have poor artwork.



Today’s war game publishers are not yesterday’s publishers. BE PATIENT! These people have day jobs. They might not be able to respond to questions for days and sometimes… Continue

Added by Andy Brown on December 17, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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