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At 10:59am on October 16, 2010, Peter Burger said…
Yes, I like the new stuff as well as the old. I feel conflicted because sometimes wargamers get so set in their ways. Just as computer UIs have moved on in the past 20 years, valuing ease of use and intuitive interfaces, I appreciate wargames that do the same.

I guess the way I would phrase it is: while I personally love old hex-and-counter wargames, I absolutely understand why it is super-difficult to interest new people in them, given how games have moved in the past 20 years. So I'm 100% supportive of game mechanics that are more approachable to "new users".
At 9:34am on October 16, 2010, Mark Pitts said…
Thanks for the welcome Eric,

I'm trying to get things together to do the conversion of the Central Front series to the Flashpoint: Golan system at the moment. Having some difficulty in finding a copy of Hof Gap over here though...

I've seen some good threads on this here on ConsimWorld.
At 9:56pm on October 15, 2010, John Mcconnell said…
Thanks I do believe that with time restrictions it will have to be Hex war or vassal.
At 12:50pm on October 15, 2010, Matt Kinard said…
Hey man, thanks for the kind welcome.

Frankly, I've only played the original TS, so I'm not really up on the new edition....and I've only got the base C&C: Ancients game.

I am what you might call "an insufferable newbie", I'm hoping that the website can get me more broadly involved in the consim world, and teach me a thing or three about wargaming!

Thanks.
At 11:26am on October 15, 2010, John T Foster said…
Eric, thank you for the welcome. And also for the catch on detract/distract; I'm better with numbers. Thank you also for the nice commnet about my blog as well.
At 11:44am on July 28, 2010, Kristan J. Wheaton said…
I have actually been wargaming since I was 12! Cut my teeth on Waterloo and Afrika Corps and Jutland and moved on to the grand tactical Napoleonic games in College and Law School. I actually ran a small gaming company in the early 80"s (ran it into the ground...), wrote articles for Dragon magazine and designed some wargame prototypes for the Air Defense Artillery.

I let it all go a number of years ago (the Balkan Wars got in the way of my gaming...) but am picking it back up now in order to integrate it into my teaching. I realized that there was no better way to teach systems thinking than through games and I wanted to figure out how to do that for my intel studies students. You can actually see my first paper on how things are going on my blog, Sources And Methods, if you are interested.
At 10:27pm on May 31, 2010, Stephen McBee said…
Thanks! Hoping to get back into playing ASL after a couple years of idleness. Need to complete work on my game room (family room) before that can happen, though.
At 10:23am on May 31, 2010, Mike Stoker said…
I got ATPO back in November and I have discovered a few problems with the game. China is too easy for the Japanese to conquor, as is India. The British economic points are too low (only 1 per turn plus colonies) and the US Has trouble building all their force pool ( 43 and 44 worst), but except for that it is a very good game on the Pacific War. I will be posting my thoughts on the ATPO link soon.
At 8:48pm on May 1, 2010, Stephen G said…
Thanks for the General link..very handy for flling in the gaps!
At 7:54am on April 8, 2010, Joe Saur said…
Eric,
The Innovation Game was Mike Markowitz and Al Nofi; the intent (my understanding) was a game that would engender innovativeness amongst somewhat staid and conservative Navy O-6s at the War College. I did get to play (as France...), but only after putting on the miniatures game that Jon and John were shown playing.
Joe
At 8:45pm on March 9, 2010, Jim Werbaneth said…
Thanks! I've downloading the MP3 versions of a lot of the old fusion albums that I listened to back in the day, and which I still have on vinyl. Cosmic Messenger is definitely on the required listening list for the genre, and it's one of my favorites. Just amazing musicianship.
At 11:13pm on November 27, 2009, Larry Winslow said…
I like ASL Historical stuff. Maps that look like satalight image are good. But the game still needs to be a game.
At 10:30pm on November 27, 2009, Larry Winslow said…
I have not seen his recent stuff, but I have spoken to DG an number of times. another writer of note is David Nash....Hells Gate. Have you read.
At 1:10pm on November 26, 2009, Nicolas Eskubi said…
Thanks a lot Eric!, hope soon A las Barricadas 2nd Edition will be in preorder, LBF1940 uses the same "engine" but with the logical improvements of the WW2 era, great game too ;-)

BTW, Happy Thanksgiving Day for all of you!!
At 11:10am on November 17, 2009, Byron Collins said…
Well I hope you fared well in Ocean View after that nasty storm. Quite a noreaster. The Italian theater has always been my main interest and it's really quite overlooked in wargame design (I think). I'd rather focus on something different instead of another Bulge or D-Day game, even if it's a bit less popular. Definitely stop by ODMS sometime. It's always fun and the guys are cool. I'll be there this Thursday evening doing some gaming.
At 6:48am on November 12, 2009, Byron Collins said…
Eric,

I didn't know you were in Norfolk. Cool. I stayed home today since it's supposed to be the worst day of the storm. As long as I have power, I'll be doing some design most of the day- working on Spearpoint 1943 right now. Glad you're interested in my San Pietro game- I showed the map to a bunch of people at Fall-In in Gettysburg this past weekend and explained the command system a bit. A lot of people were really interested in it. I don't think it's ever been covered in a wargame which surprised me. I game in Hampton a lot at a place called The Hangar- it's a club called ODMS (Old Dominion Military Society) that mostly plays various miniatures games, but occasionally board games as well. These guys are running their 2nd annual Williamsburg Muster in February for 3 days. You're welcome to game with us anytime. The club's site has more info on the convention and the place we hang out (http://www.odms-club.com). Hope to see you there sometime.
At 12:27am on November 8, 2009, Tom Meier said…
Eric, new video - check it out on my page. You'll have to find something new to beat it I believe.
At 9:44am on November 2, 2009, Tom Meier said…
Hmm, seems I missed a bunch of Eric's new stuff. I'll have to step up my game for Videos.
At 7:26am on November 2, 2009, Carl Gruber said…
You really have a emory! Did we play anytnignelse then? If you're in the DC area. let's game some more.
At 1:18pm on October 11, 2009, Uwe Eickert said…
Eric,
Next in order is First Men In: D-Day 1944. This covers the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.
Then Guadacanal featuring the lively Japanese Banzai, USMC, and Rangers. :)

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