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I’ll never forget the first time I played Mini WWII. It was at BGG Con 2018. One of my gaming buddies, Lee, knew of my interest in historical wargames and thought I would enjoy this one. He had just grabbed it from the game library and put the tiny, unassuming box on the table. I remember thinking, “Hmm, this game doesn’t look like much. It’s probably too light for my tastes, but I’ll give it a try.”
As we were…Continue
Added by Jeremy Harrison on June 24, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
I feel like the learning curve on the GTS system is huge..
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…Continue
Work continues on the next Line of Departure. Right now, I'm working on an analysis of SPI's Great Battles of the American Civil War game on the Battle of Monocacy, Drive on Washington. This will be joining reviews of Jack Greene's Togo, from the final tranche of Turning Point Simulations titles, The Day of Waterloo.
The elephant in the room of course is COVID-19. As someone approaching the literal drop dead age, and with a couple of preexisting medical conditions, I am…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 18, 2020 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Global Conflict WW3Global Conflict WW3
You are invited.
This new game concept depicts a modern global war ( 1989-> ) using existing board games on the topic and melding them into a large, multi-player effort for those who own at least one of the games we will use to battle forward.
Play will be handled by email and Vassal for those who wish that form. Email is the method for communication with me and among players outside of specific game…
Added by Mike Raymond on March 16, 2020 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Added by Jo Bader on March 11, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
A Review of Embedding Hexagonal Cells in the Circular and Hexagonal Region of Interest
Interesting article. I've used something like this in mating TWW and the Fleet series.
Added by John Glinski on February 29, 2020 at 5:41pm — No Comments
It's that time of year again in which your host needs to get down on his knees and give thanks to all of you for your continued support to ConsimWorld. If you can consider donating today, we will be happy to provide you with a FREE print-n-play game from High Flying Dice Games along with publisher specials starting…Continue
Added by John Kranz on February 20, 2020 at 10:54am — No Comments
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Argghhhhh, I just crashed the comment generator and lost all the text. I will start again. I will write it in Word and paste here.
Further to what I already posted, I don’t believe there is anything much needed for additional rules, the only interaction between the two systems are the political rules and rules about naval movement of supply and land units.
I’ll look up some info on the ships mentioned in the Fleet games. I don’t know yet if many of the Soviet ships in the…Continue
Added by John Glinski on February 9, 2020 at 5:36pm — No Comments
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Added by Jo Bader on February 9, 2020 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Continuing to play games . . .
I have some Line of Departure news. As you might have noticed, I published an issue in the spring, and have been working on the next one ever since. Issue 83 is a work in active progress, and currently I'm working on a second review for it, this one on Jack W Greene's Togo. The one on The Day of Waterloo, from Against the Odds, is already done and ready to insert.
2018 was a terrible year for a lot of reasons, including and especially getting anything done on Line of Departure.…Continue
Just a quick heads-up, especially for those on the Northeast coast. Compass Games Expo is scheduled for Nov. 8-11, 2019 at the Red Lion Resort in Cromwell, CT. More than 100 attendees have already pre-registered. We hope those that are not far from our venue can join us this coming weekend!…Continue
Added by John Kranz on November 4, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Pete Maidhof on September 7, 2019 at 9:48pm — No Comments
I have some news for Line of Departure subscribers especially. Unfortunately it's not good. Today I got a bad diagnosis at a doctor's office, and my driving will be curtailed for the foreseeable future. No, it's not a DUI, nor is it connected with substance abuse. It's my heart, and it's been malfunctioning in a frightening manner. I have to get on the schedule with my invasive cardiologist, yes that's a…Continue
11th Guards Army is breaking through the seam between 4th Army's XXVII Corps and 3rd Panzer Army's VI Corps.
And at the end of June 22nd, only 2nd and 3rd Belorussian Front attacked (1st Belo presence felt on the 23rd). Here is the first and only breakthrough made in the 49th Army area of operations. The Germans made local counter attacks and a successful barrage (78th Sturm Division's Nebelwerfer unit)…Continue
Added by Pete Maidhof on September 2, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments