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Where is my mind? Way out in the water, see it swimming.

GAMING EXPERIENCE

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Recently played games versus opponent(last month or so):

High Frontier

COIN series [A Distant Plain, Fire in the Lake, Pendragon, Falling Sky]

Eclipse [New Dawn for the Galaxy]

Twilight Imperium [4th Ed]

A Feast for Odin

Tapestry

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Recent solo games:

The Greatest Day [GTS, MMP]

Operation Mercury [GTS, MMP]

No Question of Surrender [GTS, MMP]

Race for Bastogne [GTS, MMP]

Nations in Arms [Compass Games]

Maori Wars [Legion Wargames LLC]

Serbien muss sterbien

Normandy '44

La Bataille de Dresde

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean

Churchill

La Bataille d'Albuera: Espagnol

In Magnificent Style

La Bataille des Quatre Bras

Napoleon's Last Battles

Veteran of:

Paths of Glory: 100+ plays: mostly live online via wargameroom

Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage: 100+ plays: mostly live online via wargameroom

Commands & Colors: Ancients: 200+ plays: mostly live online via wargameroom and vassal

Manoeuvre: 50+ plays: mostly live online via wargameroom

Twilight Struggle: 40+ plays: mostly live online via wargameroom

Here I Stand: ~15 plays: half online, half face-to-face.

Profile Information

Your favorite game(s):
Paths of Glory, The Greatest Day [GTS}
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Grand Tactical Series, La Bataille series
What game(s) have you played recently?
La Bataille series
Grand Tactical Series
Paths of Glory
COIN series
How big is your game collection?
220+

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Game Comparison: 'War of the Ring' [2012] versus 'The Battle of Five Armies' [2014]

Game Comparison: 'War of the Ring' [2012] versus 'The Battle of Five Armies' [2014] Check out Wargaming with Barks' site here: http://wargamingwithbarks.blog...
Aug 24
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'Bonaparte in Italy' - 1796 Introductory Scenario from Nations in Arms [Playthrough] - Compass Games

'Bonaparte in Italy' - 1796 Introductory Scenario from Nations in Arms [Playthrough] Nations in Arms: Valmy to Waterloo Publisher: Compass Games Designer: St...
Jul 15
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[REVISED] GTS Quick Start Guide and Instructional Play [Operation Mercury, Grand Tactical Series]

GTS Quick Start Guide and Instructional Play [Operation Mercury, Grand Tactical Series, MMP] Designed by Joseph Chacon Art by Nicolás Eskubi Grand Tactical S...
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'Descent into Hell' - Scenario 5 from Operation Mercury [GTS, MMP, 2017]

"Another terrific GTS session so well described and--oh--so close in outcome!"
Jun 10
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'Descent into Hell' - Scenario 5 from Operation Mercury [GTS, MMP, 2017]

'Descent into Hell' - Scenario 5 from Operation Mercury [GTS, MMP, 2017] Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete [Overview] [GTS, MMP, 2017] Designed by Jos...
Jun 9
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Guide to Operation Overlord Wargames [D-Day, Normandy, 6 June 1944]

Guide to Operation Overloard Games [D-Day, Normandy, 6 June 1944]
Jun 4
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Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete [Overview] [GTS, MMP, 2017]

"Thanks Eric, there's not much out there on GTS and CCS; Ty and Lee did a few videos [which I link to in my early videos], and Kev [Big Board Gaming] has done a few. It's surprising given how rich the gameplay is throughout these."
May 24
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Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete [Overview] [GTS, MMP, 2017]

"I think you do the best reviews of GTS games I've yet seen.  You hit this one squarely on the head!"
May 21
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Triumph of Chaos (v.2 Deluxe Edition) [Overview]- [Clash of Arms Games, 2019]

"Haha, yep, I love the analogy! I should be introducing another friend to ToC this weekend!"
May 21
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Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete [Overview] [GTS, MMP, 2017]

Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete [Overview] [GTS, MMP, 2017] Designed by Joseph Chacon Art by Nicolás Eskubi Grand Tactical Series by Adam Starkweather
May 21
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Triumph of Chaos (v.2 Deluxe Edition) [Overview]- [Clash of Arms Games, 2019]

"Terrific overview.  You are right about embracing the chaos--playing this game is like riding a roller coaster with your eyes closed!"
May 20
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'Saga of the 6th Airborne' [PART ONE - Night 5 June to Night 7 June] - Intermediate Scenario #3

"Another superbly excellent run through of GTS with this scenario!"
May 15

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At 7:43am on June 26, 2013, usrlocal said…
Just got the Pixies reference in your title. Nice!
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Hey friend, checkout my pics!

At 9:41am on July 15, 2009, Smitty said…
Nathan:

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The learning curve on GTS

I feel like the learning curve on the GTS system is huge.

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Through many hours of gameplay I've now worked through seven scenarios [the first Learning scenario, then the six Introductory scenario], and am onto my first Intermediate-level scenario, and I still feel like I'm wrapping my head around many of the rules, and making the occasional…

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Posted on April 19, 2020 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Bataille d'Albuera

Despite the old counters, La Bataille d'Albuera has the potential to serve as a good introduction to the La Bataille series.

Here's the full video of my recent playthrough:



There are only a small number of specific rules, and they're easy to implement. It's also a relatively easy battle to manage, consisting of just the…

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Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [complete]

It took my about 4-weeks of regular play, dedicating roughly 1-2 hours each night [with a few missed nights], but I finally completed La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [Battle of Waterloo], using the Marie Louise Rules, and the compiled reports, totalling just over three hours, are now up here: 

Posted on August 5, 2018 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean

I've spent the past few days reading the exclusive rules; punching, clipping and sorting the counters; and finally, setting up the game.





Now it's time to get started at Clash of Arm's La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean which combines their La Bataille des Quatre Bras and La Bataille de Ligny. I need to spend some time figuring out…

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Posted on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am

Tactical/Regimental-level Napoleonic Wargames?

There seem to be quite a few difference tactical/regimental-level Napoleonic wargames. Does anyone have experience with a broad range of these, enough to recommend one (or a series) above others?



I like the play-style of the Great Battles of the American Civil War system, and ideally I'm looking for something similar, but in the Napoleonic era.



I don't have much of a…

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Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:26am — 7 Comments

 
 
 

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