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COIN system

Just discovered the joys of the COIN system games from GMT stable.

Ran shy of these as did not seem to be 'proper' wargames and the fact that they were generally 4 player but after acquiring Fire In The Lake, and being pleasantly surprised that they generate a good 2 player experience, I am now a firm believer (cue Monkees song) having not been this enthused by a game system/series since Combat Commander ! 

What a heady mix  of combat, politics, resource management, events,…

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Added by Gary Barr on October 7, 2019 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Great War Commander - two Verdun scenarios played

Been a goodly while since I have posted on here (keep forgetting) but here are some pics from my latest gaming session with the excellent Great War Commander game.

all on my regular Blog at https://sgtsteiner.blogspot.com/…

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Added by Gary Barr on April 8, 2019 at 7:03am — No Comments

Tigers In The Mist GMT game played

Had first 'live' game of this interesting light game on the first week of the classic Bulge Offensive.

A fun little game with light rules overhead.

Only rule that required much re-reading was the targeting of…
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Added by Gary Barr on November 17, 2014 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

Board Wargames ongoing online................

Just a few screenshots from several (ie too many !) Vassal (and one Cyberboard) PBEM games I have going at present.

Vassal has really helped rejuvenate my interest in Board Wargames however to the detriment of my figure painting and bank balance !!…

















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Added by Gary Barr on June 29, 2014 at 6:29am — 4 Comments

More Combat Commander

Played three more scenarios from Combat Commander last night this time three from the Mediterranean supplement.

First was Fallschirmjager versus New Zealanders near Maleme airfield Crete.

This one saw NZ triumphant…
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Added by Gary Barr on May 7, 2014 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

Hannibal: Rome Vs Carthage another golden (not too) oldie hits the table

Played game of Hannibal Rome Vs Carthage (Avalon Hill version) with my son (nned to make use of him whilst he is home) tonight and another topsy turvy but exciting card based game it proved to be.

Tactics/Strategy from us both a bit…
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Added by Gary Barr on April 8, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Sword Of Rome 3 player game

Got to try Sword Of Rome with my Dad and son (home for a few weeks from University) and to find out what a fun and interesting game it is.

I had the Etruscan/Samnites, Dad had Greeks and Steven had the glory that is Rome.

In 3 player…
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Added by Gary Barr on April 7, 2014 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

Breakout Normandy another blast from the past

Played this Avalon Hill game with my Father after it languishing unloved since acquiring it back in 1993 i!

Do not really know why I never played it especially as it has…
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Added by Gary Barr on March 30, 2014 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

East Front board Wargame played after 20 or so years !!

Played recently acquired East Front by Columbia Games (original version) with Dad tonight.

Last played this some 20 or more years ago with Stephen ! 
Have been on look…
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Added by Gary Barr on March 17, 2014 at 9:35am — 4 Comments

WWII Barbarossa To Berlin

GMT's WWII Barbarossa To Berlin another outing…

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Added by Gary Barr on November 11, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Can you spot the mistake ?

Pic of Combat Commander game last night which we discovered we had erred big time in essentially ruining scenario (which gave enough hints) and will have to re-play

Added by Gary Barr on October 18, 2013 at 10:06am — 6 Comments

Onslaught a first try of a most excellent game

Decided to play Onslaught at my Dads as it has very low rules overhead.

It turned out to be a really fun and exciting game to play. Simple rules means it is easy to get started and…

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Added by Gary Barr on October 8, 2013 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Field Of Glory Rennaisance Game

Field Of Glory Rennaisance game

Game using FOGR today at Stephens as he wanted to use his freshly painted Danish army.  The army is from circa 1670+ so I have nothing properly contemporary but fielded a Late German Thirty Years War army from around 1640-48.

Great game as always with my army forced to try to get to grips with…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Onslaught Ebay purchase

Onslaught game another EBay purchase

This arrived today (huzza)…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Combat Commander: Paratrooper games played

Played the always excellent Combat Commander at my Dads last night.

Played three scenarios from my recently acquired 'Paratroopers Battle Pack 1'.

And three cracking games they…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Field Of Glory: Napoleonics Minis Game 1814 Prussians vs French

Napoleonic game today at mine with Stephen.

We himmed and haad over what to play and what rules to try eventually going with FOGN.…

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Added by Gary Barr on August 26, 2013 at 4:37pm — 5 Comments

Battlegroup Overlord 15mm Minis game Yanks vs Krauts

Had a fling with Battlegroup Overlord (the BG Kursk expansion and replacement tome for KG Normandy) today at Stephens.

We choose an attack…

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Added by Gary Barr on August 26, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Battle Group Panzer Grenadier game in NI (20mm Miniatures)

Game of Battle Group Panzer Grenadier played today at Mr P's with his (and Umpire Richards) lovely 20mm kit. Been a long time since I used 'the original' scale stuff and these very playable rules. Game was a scenario supplied…

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Added by Gary Barr on August 3, 2013 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Birthday haul..........

Just turned 49 (aaarrrrgggghhhh how did that happen !!!!!) last week and managed to obtain a few goodies to minimise the pain.…

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Added by Gary Barr on July 29, 2013 at 4:56am — 5 Comments

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