Roger Morley's Blog – July 2010 Archive (16)

Demise of wargaming

I read an article on a website, for the life of me I cannot remember what the website was, but it was basically about why the hobby of wargaming has had such a demise over the years.
It cited a number of reasons like computer games and consoles, role playing games (warhammer etc) and quite a few others. I certainly do think that computer games and consoles did indeed pull alot of people away from wargaming, and i was one of them, probably due to the lack of opponents I could…

Added by Roger Morley on July 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 84 Comments

Strategy & Tactics magazine 154 Russo Turkish War 1877

I have bought this issue off ebay, in new condition, all unpunched.
I feel now that my collection of war games is complete - in the sense that I have a good variety of games covering a wide variety of conflicts in different eras.
That is not to say I will not be buying anything else, I will be, it is just that my initial spending spree is now over and I can just buy the odd game now and again.

Added by Roger Morley on July 29, 2010 at 2:05am — 8 Comments

Arnhem map

I printed my Arnhem map yesterday, so i just need to run through the standard and exclusive rules and the game will be afoot!
I did quite a good job, as I had to print the map in four A4 sections, but even though I made sure that the print scales were identical on all four sheets, they still miss-matched at odd points :(
Still, they were only small and were only and few, and did not spoil the over map.
This is the first time I have done this, so future maps i hope will…

Added by Roger Morley on July 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Ever expanding game collection.

I have now added to my game collection the following:

Napoleons last battles quad - I had this years ago, it was one of the very first games I ever bought and I am so chuffed to have it again.
Race for Tunis (GDW)
Red Storm Rising (TSR)
I also noticed on ebay that Westwall quad from SPI (used) sold for £40. Glad I have this game as an electronic version, and in actual fact, I printed out the Arnhem map (after some tinkering with PSP7) and have printed…

Added by Roger Morley on July 26, 2010 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

My new game - Wargamer 31: Clash of Steel (Unpunched) Plus F&M 43

I just bought this off ebay yesterday, so looking forward to playing this game.
Slowly but surely I am re-building may game collection from scratch again, and getting a hell of a buzz from it too!!
Good times ahead - cats and wife permitting...lmao

Added by Roger Morley on July 23, 2010 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Flashpoint Golan - missing rules booklet

I have been offered this game, which I would love to take, but it is missing the rules booklet. I have tried Boardgame Geeks, Wizards without any luck, and I am waiting on a response from the designer.
But would anyone here have a clue where i can locate a copy of the rules from?

Added by Roger Morley on July 22, 2010 at 1:54am — 4 Comments

Napoleon's Last Battles - Instructions/Rules missing

A work colleague brought this game into work for me which had been lurking in his loft for decades. Unfortunately the rules are missing.
Does anyone know where I can obtain a new/replacement set?

Added by Roger Morley on July 21, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Alan Emrich

Alan Emrich is the co-founder and owner of Victory Point Games.
On his website, he offer 3 games free to print and play - Battle for Moscow, Drive on Metz (which includes a computer version) AND Napoleon at Waterloo!
The Drive on Metz is actually a game by James F Dunnigan which featured in his book The Complete Wargames Handbook.
Napoleon at Waterloo is the same free game which was given out by SPI in 1979 as an introductory game into…

Added by Roger Morley on July 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Starting Out Again

It has be over 20 years since i have played a Board War Game (BWG), and during that time, the games I had were lost or left in house moves, computers and game machines took over my life and the humble BWG was forgotten.
It is only in the past year that my interest and fascination with these games has grown again, to the point I have now purchased a few, and been given quite a few in pdf files.
So once again, I am starting out again, back to basics with Napoleon at Waterloo, but I…

Added by Roger Morley on July 16, 2010 at 3:45pm — 13 Comments

Normandy by SPI

I have been successful in purchasing an unpunched good conditioned Normandy game. i used to have this years and years ago, and I played it loads of of my favourties. I will scan all the parts and used the scanned items rather than the original - keeps them good.
I also got an unpunched Mechwar '77. I used to have that as well, but I could never get into it, but I plan to now :)

Added by Roger Morley on July 15, 2010 at 2:27pm — 7 Comments

Four Battles of the Ancient World

I have successfully won this on ebay, and I can't wait to receive it. Because it is still unpunched, I may well scan the counter sheets and maps and use them, rather than the originals, just so it can stay in good condition

Added by Roger Morley on July 15, 2010 at 1:59am — No Comments

PG Forever

PG Forever is a fan remake of Panzer General & Allied General with added WW1 campaigns.
Have a look at this article…


Added by Roger Morley on July 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Terrain for map making

Anybody got any good places to go to get Terrain for making maps? I have found one or two decent places, but I would like others to give me a wide variety of choice

Added by Roger Morley on July 14, 2010 at 5:18am — No Comments

Map Making - any ideas?

What programs are good for making hex maps. I would prefer one than can allocate numbers, dots or crosshairs to each hex.

Added by Roger Morley on July 13, 2010 at 9:06am — 13 Comments

Napoleon at Waterloo FREE SPI game in pdf

Added by Roger Morley on July 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

An Avalon Hill Dream Come True

I am in heaven....I have just managed to lay my hands on 9 Avalon Hill games in PDF format. probably the most exciting one out of the lot is The Longest Day! The others are 1914, Bull Run, Caeser Battle of Alesia, Caeser legions, Chancellorville, Dragon Pass, The Arab-Israeli wars and Titan. I am going to have some fun playing these....this is of course after I have had the fun of printing and cutting out all of the counters...lmao

Added by Roger Morley on July 10, 2010 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

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