Brett W Avants
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Games That You'll Be Buried With...
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I have been reading the posts from Eric Walters and others about games that you have parted with over the years.  I am just getting back into wargaming after a long absence, and trying to acquire all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Gifford Apr 25, 2010.


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Your favorite game(s):
ASL, ATS, any OCS or SCS game, SPI Central Front series, World at War series, GCACW, and just about anything having to do with the Arab/Israeli Wars or Modern Conflict, incuding NATO/Warsaw Pact. I am also a sucker for just about any of the old SPI games, especially the monsters.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
ASL, ASL and more ASL...
What game(s) have you played recently?
ASL, and cranking on World at War.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
not enough!
How big is your game collection?
not big enough... but I am trying hard to remedy this!
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
St. Louis area
About Me
USMA, West Point, class of 1988; Desert Storm scout platoon leader and troop XO for L/3/2ACR; intelligence officer for one of those three letter agencies (if I tell you more, then I will have to kill you...); Communications Director in St. Louis. I love my wife and girls.

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The Battle for Normandy - Omaha Beach, landing phase complete

Below is a photo of the final disposition of the units in the immediate vicinity of Omaha.  I'm sure I broke several rules or at least the intent of some of them, even during the structured landing phase.  Please bear with me.  

Phase 1.  All units except the DD tanks make it to shore.  Thank goodness for drift, or several infantry companies would not have made it.  I had two DD tank units scheduled to come ashore during Phase 1, but none of them did.  Yikes!  During the…


Posted on May 19, 2012 at 3:05pm — 5 Comments

The Battle For Normandy - Omaha Beach scenario, initial setup

Ok, so I have punched and set up the Omaha Beach introductory scenario.  Below is my initial setup.  I'm a little confused about the setup, but here it is.  Let's see how the invasion turns out.  

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 2:52pm

ATO Pocket at Falaise - Turns 9 and 10

Turns 9 and 10.  In the end, it was an Allied victory by 6 points.  …


Posted on May 5, 2012 at 10:14pm

ATO's Pocket at Falaise - End of Turn 6

The pocket is closed, and Argentan will probably fall in the next turn.  There is chaotic maneuver along the Dives River with the Germans attempting to open escape routes to the east while the Poles, Canadians, and Americans are attempting to keep them closed.  In the next turn or two, those German counterattacking units will probably have to begin to bug out…


Posted on May 5, 2012 at 7:16pm

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At 11:25pm on April 1, 2012, Greg Blanchett said…


I'm going to try and make it to the Madness meet on the 21st. Maybe we'll see you there?

At 6:24pm on November 14, 2011, Paul Lipps said…

Hi Brett, Thanks for the friend invite. Unfortunately I have been very time limited lately and haven't had a chance to game face to face much.

You should check out the North Texas Gamers.

Also since you are an ASL guy, you should check out:
They have a North Texas group that is really friendly.


Nice to meet you and I hope we can get together at some point for some gaming!

At 7:54am on April 24, 2010, Chris Easter said…
Homercon is certainly one event I would like to attend. In the past few years I have started attending some conventions. Made it to the CSW Expo once, I have gone gone to the BrogFest (Charleston) for the past 3 years, I am going to Rapier (Jacksonville) in June, I am going to host a small con (3rd annual Savannah Siege) either this summer or fall, and then hope to get to WBC in August. Attending 3-4 conventions in one year would be a record for me. Of course, 3 of them are only a short drive so that helps.

I have not played any Vassal yet but actually have my first game scheduled for Sunday night with another gamer who is experienced with it. We will be playing Monmouth (Amer Rev - GMT). Once I get up to speed maybe we can take a shot at a game online in the near future.

Feel free to email me ( or call (912) 450-5555 anytime when you are ready to try and setup something.

As a side note, my wife (Carla Miller class of 1989) was originally from Floirissant. Is St. Louis your original home?

At 7:36pm on April 23, 2010, Chris Easter said…
No Task Too Great!!!

Brett, good to see a classmate online. Do you play any Vassal or get the chance to travel to any conventions? I own quite a few of the games on your list above.

At 10:39pm on January 19, 2010, Smitty said…
As their game review editor, we endeavor to get out timely and useful reviews. Personally before I joined them I loved many of his little games - many of which are gems. Try the latest issue and see what you think!
At 10:33pm on January 19, 2010, Smitty said… Go here.

Also ever hear of Panzer Digest?
At 10:26am on January 18, 2010, Smitty said…

Welcome aboard. Have you looked into the LAce War Series at all?

At 12:00am on December 24, 2009, John Rainey said…

Thanks for the friend request. Seems we have several areas in common.

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