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As part of our regular series of interviews with game designers, the latest episode of I've Been Diced! features an interview with Ben Hull, designer of Fields Of Fire, the Musket & Pike games, and more. Here's the direct link to the podcast file.
For other interviews, as well as other episodes of the I've Been Diced! podcast,…Continue
Added by Kingdaddy on May 30, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments
Added by Gary Barr on May 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Okay lets see whos firing all thier guns in thier battery.
We are in the beginning of this battle.
There are Rebel reinforcements entering through the GMX map at 1700turn, namely Helm bgd. with a DD to head for Glass Mill ford.
As well as Union reinforcements needing to satisfy thier DD by going through Glass Mill ford, namely Palmar div. at 1700turn.
The Union March chit is pulled first, does the Union have the option of blocking the Rebel reinforcement enterance…Continue
I just completed the playthrough of the first Scenario in 2nd Fleet. Pitting a pair of Soviet missile ships against NATO's STANAVFORLANT and an amphibious group, I played via Vassal.
As I was writing the AAR, I was clicking furiously through the Vassal logfiles. Thinking it was a pretty kool animation, I produced the video below. I hope you enjoy it!
(It might be better to view it directly on YouTube for HD quality) …Continue
Had to oppotunity to play Dominant Species for the first time last night. Joel, Kris, and Dave came over with Joel brining the game and handling the instruction for us noobs. One of the few times all of us have been able to play together outside of our usual haunt over at
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…Continue
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.
Added by Brett W Avants on May 19, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
I'm a little pissed off with OCS Burma at the moment.
I've been playing two games of the U-Go scenario simultaneously, one game (as the Japanese) slightly ahead of the other (as the Allies). The Japanese rarely have numerical advantage, but they have an AR advantage. They slip through the mountains and put the Allies in difficult defensive positions, but ultimately at some stage they need to attack the allies in order to 'press through' their lines (up to this point they can forage…
I ran a demo/practise game of LnL's "Nuklear Winter '68" at the local game shop. The patrons are more of a eurogamer/tabletop miniatures breed, but I think its time for them to be made aware of the Hex&counter scene as well.Continue
Added by Scott Kirby on May 14, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments
I am currently recovering from the latest hip replacement (BOTH are now steel/polymer/porcelin contraptions). And I have to do the PT -on my own; HA! It's a good thing that I was an NCO, otherwise that would never happen- and just simply ....heal ? recover?... but even now, the VA and I are talking about which knee would I like
Wargames come into their own, at times like this. As bad and as weird as it feels to have a major part of my body now…Continue
.....Because Life The Universe, and EVERYTHING says so.....
I had "World at War #22 Minsk '44, Set up and Playing it (5th Gds Tanks Corps bounced off 5th Pz Div, but the Soviets went screaming through the south, aiming for Minsk - I had merely KG Anhalt down there- and the reinforcemtn rolls for the Germans were Horrible....
and I left the window open ...about two (2) inches....and a kitten came in. The Dog reacted...for some odd…Continue
Added by Gary Barr on May 12, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Battle of Moscow version 1.2 is now available at war-game-programming.com. This version incorporates a number of suggestions from Chris Gammon while fixing some bugs he found.
* Automatic game save at start of each phase. Disabled manual game save.
* Gameload() opens to save folder
* Fixed Exit game save crash (hopefully).
* Fixed restart phase button and start hex issues.
* Added a Confirm…
SFGE is now at version 0.50. No real new features but plenty of important bug fixes. The game still lacks a setup phase and scenarios but I believed all rules and other required features have been implemented. There's still quite a few 'nice to have' features that I plan to implement in the next couple of weeks.
Automating the Chaos forces really speeds up game play. A 10 turn game takes about an 45-90 minutes. The increase resource option seems to be really powerful, assuming I…Continue
Added by Thomas A Stevenson on May 11, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments
Ist das Schwerpunk?
Just finished another year of my Vassal debut against Norman with this fascinating game. A year of fluctuating fortunes for the Allied cause. Bourbons started year with a mean event card which sent Eugene off to the War Council for a year (ie he sits off-board -unless Vienna attacked) Sods also stole initiative this year getting to play first on Campaign phase. Lots of maneuvering in Hapsburg territories…Continue
Added by Gary Barr on May 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Southern and Central Sectors..
Railway Station No.2 (southern sector) and the Mamayev Kurgan (centre) have fallen to the Germans gaining two VPs...the Germans need 12 to win 2 of which have to be two of the three Volga Ferry hexes..
Losing the Kurgan a real disaster for the Soviets as it severely…Continue