I'm with you. We actually hosted the "Team Squad Leader" tournament at Origins the same year GI came out. (210 entries), so you could say we were an enthusiastic and supportive group.
We had a solid 5 playtesters for Cross of Iron and Crescendo, down to 4 for GI, but I was the only one who went into ASL. (I also worked on the first "Deluxe SL" and supplied a group of scenarios that I don't think they used). I was sad to see it go. It went from "play more than all other games combined" to "don't play at all" in the space of about a year, though things had been slipping. Did we really need reindeer sleighs and ski troops? Prisoners, escaped prisoners, and "escaped prisoners scrounging for weapons"? Nah, I haven't looked back. Need to find a home for my purple base game box and the 11 lbs of stuff that went with it.
Eric, I hope you can help me. I downloaded the Hexdraw program after paying through Paypal. I kept getting an Error message, so I deleted the program and reloaded it from a lead on the Consim forum. I thought all was well since I no longer got the error message only to find that after drawing a map and attempting to print it, I got a message saying, "This feature is disabled on the trial version of Hexdraw 1.1"
Thanks for the welcome. I have played war games for decades.
One observation as you asked about games and history: I have found that sometimes book view of history is that losing generals were bad generals. Often they have been constrained by forces, geography, civilian leadership, etc. and are not as bad as everyone thinks. Examples are that Soviet leadership had some effective generals yet many bad decisions were bad by party leadership. Another example: Not everyone in Italian army in WW2 was a bad soldier.
Hi Eric, Thanks for the welcome. I am totally bought into the GDW Ruleset from 1975 for La Bataille games....suits my aging brain against the more complex recent rulesets....am solo replaying the full Moscowa battle just now as it happens but have recently completed Ligny (1st end) with them quite successfully.
BTW I have been a longtime member of the normal CSW Forum...did I really need a new logon for the Social Forum? or have I just duplicated myself on CSW?
Hi Eric, I think the last time I played my friend and I used the rule book in Moscova. I was wondering, did anyone ever publish any scenarios for Gunslinger besides what were published in the General? A couple of friends and I are playing the role playing game right now and it would be nice to have some more choices for scenarios! The next time I go to Monster Con I will have to set up a game of Gunslinger and see how many die hards sign up!
Hi Eric, and thank you. I work full time and have a big family, so it would be most accurate to say I only have headspace for one game at a time. Right now, it's TUSCW. I have GMT's AWAW too, but as another gamer said, that's not a game, its a lifestyle. Compass Games' Fatal Alliances and the old classic Air Assault on Crete are both on my short list for "maybe someday soon." The rest of my collection is all in mothballs...
Thanks for the hearty welcome, Eric. I really like COH 3rd edition. The extra roll really adds that element of unpredictability. As you could see, my gaming lately has focused on solo oriented entries, as face-to-face gaming has been a struggle with the pandemic and living in rural Iowa. Thanks again for the welcome!
Thank you for the nice welcome. I used to have time for more than ASL, but now with virtually no face-to-face gaming and time really only for VASSAL a couple of times a week I have to limit myself to series I can pick up and put down quickly. I guess ASL is the best match. And I have virtually no flat space in the house anyway!!
Thanks for the welcome. Don't worry about the old account, it was years ago. I recommend Imperial Struggle, it's rich and interesting and full of surprises. Fighting on four fronts in three different modes gives a great sense of the complex interactions of the big empires.
Thanks for the Welcome. I started in the 70's with TSS, but took a long hiatus from gaming, until I opened my closet door 1 day and noticed TSS on the shelf. It did not take long to get bit again, next thing I know I am spending every extra penny to get games I have missed over the last 16 or so years. Now I am broke, lol, but I own all of Mr. Berg's GBACW Games. Currently at the 14400 Turn an Day 1 in 3 DoG. Poland Defiant, I have it set-up, but have not started yet. I did just finish Rock of the Marne by MMP, my first SCS Game, and enjoyed it. Poland Defiant is next.
Hi Eric, thank you for the hearty welcome. Looking forward to 'reading' what other players think of the old, but classic PB/PL system. A lot of them that input info at BGG, or at the former yahoo groups, are actually the folks who got me to thinking of a much needed update to PB/PL, instead of shining up the chrome as my best friend always called it. I let Byron H look at what I had come up with, and he thought I had actually stumbled onto a differing game system than what PB/PL system was. My friend was Lt Col Rick Murphy, USAF (ret), but he was an intelligence guru, who spoke at many national, and european WW2 historical societies and veteran orgs. He was the key helper for me in my 'project', but he passed away a couple of years ago, and 6 months later i had my accident. I haven't messed with it since.
I look forward to talking war board-gaming or even sports gaming on the side, whenever the chance appears. Meanwhile, I'll just be reading the blogs, and discussions of my favorite games of yor.