Gary Barr
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Eric Walters commented on Gary Barr's blog post COIN system
"What's great about the series is how common much of the game system is from title to title, so it's easy to transition from one to another.  But that doesn't mean it's easy to win!  I've got GANDHI on my "to…"
Oct 8
John Kranz commented on Gary Barr's blog post COIN system
"Nice job. I haven't had a chance to dive into COIN series myself and I know it's not for everyone -- but for those (majority of gamers) I know they love it."
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COIN system

Just discovered the joys of the COIN system games from GMT stable.Ran shy of these as did not seem to be 'proper' wargames and the fact that they were generally 4 player but after acquiring Fire In The Lake, and being pleasantly surprised that they generate a good 2 player experience, I am now a firm believer (cue Monkees song) having not been this enthused by a game system/series since Combat Commander ! What a heady mix  of combat, politics, resource management, events, period flavour,…See More
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Great War Commander - two Verdun scenarios played

Been a goodly while since I have posted on here (keep forgetting) but here are some pics from my latest gaming session with the excellent Great War Commander game.all on my regular Blog at https://sgtsteiner.blogspot.com/…See More
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COIN system

Just discovered the joys of the COIN system games from GMT stable.

Ran shy of these as did not seem to be 'proper' wargames and the fact that they were generally 4 player but after acquiring Fire In The Lake, and being pleasantly surprised that they generate a good 2 player experience, I am now a firm believer (cue Monkees song) having not been this enthused by a game system/series since Combat Commander ! 

What a heady mix  of combat, politics, resource management, events,…

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Posted on October 7, 2019 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Great War Commander - two Verdun scenarios played

Been a goodly while since I have posted on here (keep forgetting) but here are some pics from my latest gaming session with the excellent Great War Commander game.

all on my regular Blog at https://sgtsteiner.blogspot.com/…

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Posted on April 8, 2019 at 7:03am

Tigers In The Mist GMT game played

Had first 'live' game of this interesting light game on the first week of the classic Bulge Offensive.

A fun little game with light rules overhead.

Only rule that required much re-reading was the targeting of…
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Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

Board Wargames ongoing online................

Just a few screenshots from several (ie too many !) Vassal (and one Cyberboard) PBEM games I have going at present.

Vassal has really helped rejuvenate my interest in Board Wargames however to the detriment of my figure painting and bank balance !!…

















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Posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:29am — 4 Comments

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Historical Wargamer of 40+ years ( yikes !!) Miniatures, Board & PC in several periods. Best intro is my Blog at
sgtsteiner.blogspot.com
Your favorite game(s):
Oh dear to myriad to select just a few as it often depends on time available and gut feeling at any one point !
Boardgame-wise Squad Leader was my first love
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Several via Vassal
What game(s) have you played recently?
Fire In The Lake
Colonial Twilight
A Distant Plain
Barbarossa To Berlin
Combat Commander
Great War Commander
Hitler’s Reich
and dozens of Miniatures Games
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Too much yet not enough
How big is your game collection?
Over 200 plus same again of Miniatures rules
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Sadly no local club :-( Ballyclare (15 miles outside Belfast NI UK)
About Me
55 !!!!! how did that happen ???? but still a big child :-)
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Wargaming, Movies (have large DVD/BR collection), Military/Historical books, Mike Oldfield & Military music fan
Website:
http://sgtsteiner.blogspot.com

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At 1:03am on August 5, 2013, Joey Sabin said…

Thank you for the kind words about my video. I am glad you enjoyed it.

At 9:18am on October 21, 2012, Jim Johnson said…

Old set from the 1972 its easy not to complicated FAST RULES  intended for 1/87-1/72 just changed the numbers on movement and ranges  we adapt little things as we go and keep it fun and moving,

At 10:21pm on August 28, 2012, Jon Jimjams said…

Sorry for the late "friend" acceptance Gary. I have been traveling and, to be honest, not on CSWS of late.  :(

At 4:35am on June 14, 2012, Christina Kahrl said…

Hi Gary, totally know the feeling... and frankly, I hope to get more of them out on the table than play via Vassal or the like. After all, who needs more time in front of a screen?

 
 
 

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