After fifty years, contract workers for the Central Intelligence Agency
who worked at the storied Area 51 in Nevada are now free to talk about their experiences.
Two stories recently appeared in the media, in which Area 51 veterans recounted their stories of extreme secrecy and the cutting edge of American defense technology. The… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 31, 2010 at 10:14pm —
used to be a pretty dreadful free movie channel, filling its time with crappy old movies and the occasional, I mean very occasional, good old classic, lending some little truth to the name American Movie Classics. They didn't have commercials, but they didn't much worth watching under any circumstances.
Then they reinvented themselves. The movies got newer and better, and if commercials came, they were a small price to… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 30, 2010 at 3:24pm —
I have this game, but no documentation for it. Would anyone be interested in this or has anyone played it before? I have not added the link to my site yet, I just want to know if it is worth having.
Added by Roger Morley on March 30, 2010 at 7:43am —
If you want to do some Yankee or Johnny Reb ass kicking, this one is a good one to try.
Added by Roger Morley on March 27, 2010 at 5:01pm —
Just thought I would let you know i have re-arranged my website, added quite a few more links to games and to the best abandonware games sites you will find on the net.
In case any of you are interested, I think there are now 3 Command & Conquer games which are now free to download from…
Added by Roger Morley on March 27, 2010 at 6:30am —
Map detail from MILLENNIUM WARS 2.0
Connections is a gathering of DoD and commercial wargamers to exchange ideas--this year's theme is "Enhancing wargaming ability to anticipate the future of warfare." Meeting ever since 1993 under the sponsorship of the Air Force (and led by Matt Caffrey, now a retired reserve USAF Colonel), the conference brings not only the leading lights of the commercial wargaming scene,… Continue
Added by Eric Walters on March 24, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Somali pirates attacked the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel MV Almezaan
for the third time in a year. However, private security guards about the Almezaan
repelled the attack, and killed one pirate, the first known killing of a pirate in the hazardous seas off the Horn of Africa on record.
A helicopter from the Spanish frigate Navarra
, operating in the area as… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
We got together on March 20th and played these games:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53290
Added by MichaelDC on March 22, 2010 at 10:41am —
She was bored and had a newborn baby. That is a recipe for baby fashion catastrophe.http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2690533
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 18, 2010 at 5:26pm —
The Pacific, the new HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg (the team behind Band of Brothers) debuted last night. What did anyone think?
I particularly enjoyed the comments by veterans at the beginning of the show. The action starts at Guadalcanal and there were fewer battle scenes than I expected, but I find the episode compelling and look forward to more.
Added by Kimbo on March 15, 2010 at 12:58pm —
I enjoy studying then-and-now pictures. Here is a fine collection of US photos taken during the Normandy campaign. Each photo is displayed along with a contemporary photo taken from the same vantage point.
Added by Robert Cleary on March 14, 2010 at 10:29pm —
GMT has added 1989 to its P500 list. This will be my first commercially published game design. I started working on this game in earnest right when CSW Social began. I made a few blog posts about it and got a lot of helpful feedback from the CSW Social community, so thanks to everyone who gave me their thoughts on the game.
Added by Ted Torgerson on March 12, 2010 at 9:37pm —
Added by MichaelDC on March 10, 2010 at 1:31pm —
I was intrigued by the latest copy of FP (Foreign Policy Magazine). I normally don’t go for the heavy global-economics-political stuff but since this issue contained a special report on the future of war I took a chance and parted with $6.99 plus tax.…
Added by Robert Cleary on March 8, 2010 at 9:43pm —
Sure, SPI already updated their magazine game GRUNT
when they published SEARCH AND DESTROY
. The original game was a marvel, as Rodger MacGowan, John Hill, and John Prados recounted in "Panorama: Sympathy for the Devil, Viet Nam War 1965-1975" in… Continue
Added by Eric Walters on March 7, 2010 at 10:53pm —
As a professional educator, I was most interested in the story of Otis Mathis, the President of the Detroit public school [DPS] board. Though the leader of the school system of a major metropolitan area, Mr. Mathis has a problem: He can't write. It's not that he can't write very well, the problem is that Mr. Mathis is incapable of putting together a complete sentence in the English language. Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on March 7, 2010 at 10:30pm —
BATTLES Magazine #3
contains perhaps the best and most comprehensive overview of the OSG Napoleonics games yet seen, covering pages 66 through 72 and finishing on page 74, all with glorious graphics of the operational series games. If you are at all interested in this company or their games, it's worth getting a read of the article. Jean Jodoin covers both… Continue
Added by Eric Walters on March 6, 2010 at 11:00am —
There is very little latitude here for setting up in any Normandy invasion unless you are Continue
using some modified or free set-up. Here
are my thoughts on this limited adjustment of the German set-up. I will begin with the placement of the German
Strong-points. In my opinion there are
three basic set-ups. You can either put
Added by David Lubin on March 5, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Having concluded day 1 of the battle yesterday with sorry performance by Howard's XI Corps and two brigades of Pender's division flanking the Iron Brigade, my small wargaming group on Staten Island decided to reset for next Tuesday. Union staff reinforcements have been called in and the hope is that with fresh blood a better defense can be mustered. There will be occasional news here in the future as to how things are going.
Added by Robert LoCicero on March 5, 2010 at 5:53pm —
Listen to one of the most amazing voices in Sweden right now. Click on this link
and chose Anna Bergendahl
Added by Kim Kanger on March 2, 2010 at 5:09am —