June 2013 Blog Posts (19)

My war machine

We had to buy our daughter a new laptop yesterday (as part of her up-coming birthday present), as the one she has been using was not good enough, un-reliable and was too heavy to carry back and forth to college.

This old laptop, is actually my laptop, which I bought some 8 years ago. It is not a fast machine, or a even a good spec machine, but it is good enough to run HPS/Matrix wargames.

So after giving it a good service, I have now dedicated it to such a purpose, that it will…

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Added by Roger Morley on June 30, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Three Days of Gettysburg - Situation at 3pm, 1 July, 1863

Here's another composite image of the situation at 3pm, 1 July, 1863. Rodes' Division has struck against the Iron Brigade (and Wadsworth's Division in general) north of Gettysburg. Initially Cutler's brigade on the left attempted to hold their position against Rebel shock attacks, but, they lost three out of four results (shock combat really favours the attacker); and so the Iron Brigade decided to withdraw before shock combat instead of risking losses. They'll slowly pull back to the town…

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Added by Nathan on June 27, 2013 at 6:42pm — 4 Comments

Connections 2013: 22-25 July in Dayton Ohio

Connections 2013 will be held 22 through 25 July 2013 at the Tec^Edge, Dayton, Ohio – and virtually worldwide.

Connections is the only national conference dedicated specifically to wargaming. Since 1993 Connections has worked to advance and preserve the art, science and application of wargaming by bringing together all elements of the field (military, commercial and academic) so that practitioners can exchange information on achievements, best practices and needs.

On…

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Added by Eric Walters on June 26, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Two new additions - My interest in Ancient & Medieval Warfare continues to grow as does my collection!

Two new additions - My interest in Ancient & Medieval Warfare continues to grow as does my collection!

I am absolutely fascinated by Ancient…

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Added by Roger Morley on June 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Want to learn how to play Empire of the Sun?

Hey, ya'll -- I'm creating a series of Vassal logs teaching how to play Empire of the Sun.  If interested, send me your e-mail address and I'll add you to the Drop Box.
Does CSW have e-mails?  I'm still trying to figure out how to maneuver over here.  If not, send me a Geekmail at BGG (user: airjudden).

Added by Judd Vance on June 24, 2013 at 12:46am — 5 Comments

Star Wars Episode 4: A Deadly Skirmish

Episode 4: A Deadly Skirmish

A Star Wars battle report, using Comic Life 2.…

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Added by Rex Brynen on June 22, 2013 at 3:39pm — 4 Comments

Star Wars, Episode 4: A Deadly Skirmish

Episode 4: A Deadly Skirmish

A Star Wars miniatures battle report, using Comic Life 2.

Added by Rex Brynen on June 22, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Star Wars miniature game, using Comic Life 2 for the battle report.

Star Wars miniature game, using Comic Life 2 for the battle report.…

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Added by Rex Brynen on June 22, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Picket Duty Update

Picket Duty is undergoing final artwork at Legion Wargames. Target date for release is August! Below is the final box art!

Added by Steve Dixon on June 22, 2013 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

Forming Wargaming Club

I live in Peachtree City, Georgia (south metro area of Atlanta) and I am considering forming a wargaming club for those that live in the metro Atlanta area. I tried once before a few years ago, but at the time the steep price in gas precluded many from driving.

Would any of you now consider participating while gas prices have somewhat stabilized, albeit still high?

Right now I am considering once a month meetings and can rent a room at the our city rec center for us to use all…

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Added by Steve Dixon on June 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gibberish

I had to take a picture of this.

This is a section of my notes that I am taking whilst I am playing Rome at War: Hannibal at Bay. My wife walked…

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Added by Roger Morley on June 17, 2013 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

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Added by Brian Blad on June 14, 2013 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

Little Round Top – 1700-1800 hours – ‘Race for the heights of Little Round Top!!!

Little Round Top – 1700-1800 hours – ‘Race for the heights of Little Round Top!!!



This continues from my earlier report of the 1600-1700 turn (see here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/985670/little-round-top-... ). As I noted there, a lot is happening on a tactical level so I’m writing this up based on hourly turns (which take me a week of…

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Added by Nathan on June 11, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

My HOLY GRAIL 50% complete...Have you any HOLY GRAILS?

My quest to have have the complete set of the Royalist & Roundheads system took another step closer today, making it 50% complete.

I doubt I will ever reach 100%, as some of the games in the system are VERY hard to come by, and what is available is very expensive: CRUSADES QUAD, CROSSBOWS AND CANON II & SWORD & SHIELD.

Have you any HOLY GRAILS that you are trying to complete?

Added by Roger Morley on June 11, 2013 at 2:28pm — 14 Comments

Game Mechanics: Actions and Jobs

Description of how the game performs an action. This could be building a tank, or making Nation Policy, read about it here >> http://nbixel.tumblr.com/post/52603964972/every-decision-you-make-in-this-game-creates-an

Added by Bixel on June 9, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments

6th of June 69 years ago....

I will raise a glass in memory of my Dad who took part in D-Day, serving on HMS Scylla, on this day 69 years ago.

And I will raise a glass to all the other brave people who took part in this operation, and to those who fell.

Added by Roger Morley on June 6, 2013 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Little Round Top – 1600-1700 hours – ‘The devil’s work at The Devil’s Den’

Little Round Top – 1600-1700 hours – ‘The devil’s work at The Devil’s Den’



I’ve begun my third scenario of GBACW – Three Days of Gettysburg. This time I’ve stepped it up a little more and am taking on the Little Round Top scenario. This scenario focuses on the Confederate attempt to roll up the Union left (southern flank) on 2 July, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.



Looking over the field, the CSA begins strong, but they have no reinforcements. They need to…

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Added by Nathan on June 3, 2013 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

WW2 Barbarossa To Berlin addiction continues

Played another game of this with my Dad.

I really like this game so much so I have bought another copy cheap…

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Added by Gary Barr on June 3, 2013 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

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