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Comment by Chuck Turnitsa on August 30, 2010 at 11:13pm
Hi All - nothing has been posted on the website yet, but this is just an early notice that at Williamsburg Muster (February, 2011) we will be having two block game events.

1. - We are having a Borg Fest, that will feature Richard Borg's designs, especially Commands&Colors:Ancients (and Napoleonics if it is out). This will be a "walking tournament" where players can play as much as they want, over the weekend, and log results to have them tallied and prizes awarded Sunday morning.

2. - We will also be having a Columbia Games "Medieval Iron Man" tournament. This will feature three games from Columbia - Hammer of the Scots, Crusader Rex, and Richard III. Again, the idea is to promote play, so awards will be based on number of games played (with a bonus for playing all three), as well as win statistics. Prizes to be awarded Sunday morning.

These are both an answer to the growing number of boardgamers that our conventions are attracting - a feature we want to grow and grow . . .

Old Dominion Military Society
Williamsburg Muster (February)
Guns of August (August)
Comment by David Lubin on August 20, 2010 at 4:35pm

That is an interesting combination, Block, Gran Strategy, and Cards. I agree that blocks are underutilized and I believe the reason is cost. This usually means that a Large or even Monster game usually means only 150 to 200 Blocks, mind you this is plenty for a Monster Block game, a good number of gamers don't understand that in most instances this is more than enough pieces, I have a fair amount of block games from the Original East Front through Euro Front II, through Bobby Lee, to Sam Grant, CC:Ancients, Europe Engulfed and Asia Engulfed, ETC.

So I know that this is the case, 100 blocks (Medium) game is more than enough for this type of game.

Comment by Michael W. Tan on August 20, 2010 at 12:24pm
I am a huge fan of block games and am just finishing my first published design, Sturm Europa! which will be the first card driven block game covering WWII at the grand strategic level. I think blocks are underutilized in the hobby and am always happy to educate the uninformed and promote their merits.

Comment by David Lubin on August 16, 2010 at 9:17pm
Hello all,

I have started a game of Gettysburg, We are just getting used to the system, I may put up some pictures of the play as we go, but I would most likely start with the the Campaign Game.

Comment by Ric Manns on August 16, 2010 at 9:00am
Welcome Breaker! I think you will like Hellenes & Crex - Our group has started a EuroFront II game at Pet Shop Comics in Louisville. I will try to post some pics this week.
Comment by Breaker M on July 8, 2010 at 9:40am
Having just purchased my first block games (Crusader Rex and Hellenes), I think it's an appropriate moment to join the group! Looking forward to lots of block gaming goodness....once I've applied all of the stickers to the blocks that is!
Comment by Charlescab on March 12, 2010 at 11:44am
Anyone up for some block games on vassal tomorrow Saturday March 12th from 9am EST to around 12? Game / Knowledge of the rules
Quebec- Pretty good
War of 1812- Pretty good
Liberty - Pretty good
Rommel in the desert- Anxious to play, Understand supply and reading the rules now
Athens vs Sparta- Anxious to play. Just got but doesn't look too bad
Comment by Charlescab on February 20, 2010 at 1:16pm
Commands and Colors Nappy style! Thats what Im looking forward to.
Comment by Michael Gustavsson on February 20, 2010 at 3:29am
Ric, I think CG got some good games waiting to be published. Except from Shilo and Shenandoah, I hope that the Borodino game by Carl Wilner will be published.
Comment by Seth Owen on February 16, 2010 at 6:26pm
My time constraint is an evening shift, so the best time for me to play is in the afternoon. I'm in the Eastern Time zone.
Bliock games I know include Quebec 1759, War of 1812, Napoleon, Hammer of the Scots, Crusader Rex, Athens & Sparta, Wizard Kings, Victory, Gettysburg, Rommel in the Desert, Caesar's Gallic War, FAB Bulge, EE and AE.

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