Actually I've been back into board/wargaming for a couple of years now, and really have enjoyed the hobby! I've been thinking about a few things lately so here are my rambling thoughts.
1. I really like game settings besides the Bulge or Stalingrad. To me it seems like people are way too focused on these battles. Like 15 of the top twenty war games on BGG seem to be about these battles. Jeez...
2. I really like French games. I'm finding the rules, art and subject matter… Continue
Added by Andy Brown on July 30, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Added by Mark H. Walker on July 30, 2009 at 8:54am —
Our reprint of the Band of Heroes
Expansion Mod Not One Step Back
, which covers the Eastern Front of WWII, is just about set to go to the printer. The map and counter art will be a little different from the original, keeping them stylistically in line with the newer LnL
titles that have recently come out, including Heroes of the Blitzkrieg
and the soon-to-arrive Band of Heroes 2nd Edition
. The map boards will be… Continue
Added by Mark H. Walker on July 29, 2009 at 12:31pm —
Added by Kazunori Iriya on July 29, 2009 at 8:30am —
Recently, it waits in "VASSAL".
The module that often plays is "Up Front","Russo-Japanese War(EPOC)","Flightleader","PGG","UpFront","Victory in Normandy".
Added by blue on July 24, 2009 at 6:47am —
This game is very good game. However, because it is an ancient game, playing is less.
It was possible to win because be able it to play after a long time, and to defeat [sukipio] by Hannibal the other day.
In the game against ancient times, being possible to enjoy it while explaining when playing if it is a type of card using together game though it is not easy to play still is a difficult point if there is at least no knowledge is the advantages.
Added by blue on July 24, 2009 at 5:21am —
Added by Kim Kanger on July 22, 2009 at 5:30pm —
is reporting online about the charming little town of West Bend, Wisconsin
. There, a group of residents are protesting the inclusion of "pornographic" books for young adults, including some that they target as "gay-affirming" in the young adult section. They advocate moving the purported smut to the adult section of the library in order to… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 22, 2009 at 2:38pm —
The long-awaited LnL
module A Ring of Hills
, which depicts the ground combat during the Falklands War in 1982 between the British and the Argentines, will be going to the printer very soon. A Ring of Hills
is an expansion module, and LnL: Band of Heroes
is required to play it.
A Ring of Hills
comes with 12 Scenarios, 5 gorgeous geomorphic maps, 170 counters, module-specific rules, and a player-aid… Continue
Added by Mark H. Walker on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
I stumbled on this game by accident. It is free to play. Is supported through a variety of online discussion forums. If you like geo politics, the idea of running for office (perhaps even President), being in the military (without actual harm), or have a desire to own and operate a newspaper and potentially a business. Check this out. It is really free. Takes a little bit of work to get into the game, but once in, it's pretty amazing.
Added by Brian Blad on July 20, 2009 at 4:40pm —
I really enjoy this magazine and have read it from cover to cover since the first issue. However, the problem is that it drives me to break out games (or purchase them) far beyond my ability to muster the time to play them. In this issue, there are articles covering:
Gettysburg: Covers Lees decision making. OK, I'm over Gettysburged at the moment.
Laos in late 50s, early 60s: I don't have anything on this topic. Are there any games that focus on Laos, or are they all part… Continue
Added by Bill Lenoir on July 19, 2009 at 3:41pm —
Does anyone else have mixed feelings about Walter Cronkite? He was a bit of a father figure for me in my youth, and I shared his enthusiasm for the US space program, but he should have kept his opinions to himself after the Tet Offensive in 1968.
Added by David Allen on July 18, 2009 at 8:08pm —
The last two episodes were added on to the HISTORICON website last week:
Added by Ted Henkle on July 14, 2009 at 12:37pm —
You can now become a fan of Mapology on Facebook, where exclusive previews and works in progress are often posted before being released to a wider audience: LINK
GMT Games (along with Jason Matthews and Ananda Gupta) recently allowed me to add Twilight Struggle to the list of map redux prints for sale:…
Added by Mark Mahaffey on July 13, 2009 at 12:32pm —
Take a look at the final map and counter art for Ici, c'est la France!
. The game will ship at the end of July, so if you want it for the preorder price, you should hurry up. Go here to order or just to take a look
Added by Kim Kanger on July 11, 2009 at 11:16am —
From today's Wizard of Id
by Parker and Hart.
Added by Ted Henkle on July 9, 2009 at 2:36pm —
I don't know why - but now I'd really like to see a LNL module based on this - I know it won't sell but would be "pure" infantry combat. Maybe I'm crazy but I find it interesting. Maybe even other "brush" wars of the Cold War. I've been thinking of it a lot lately.
I know some folks find it tasteless - but I'm interested to know what really happened, and I think the men and women who fought and died on both sides need to have the world remember.
Am I wrong?
Added by Andy Brown on July 9, 2009 at 12:30pm —
It's a little hard to have a neutral opinion of Robert Strange McNamara if you're of a certain age. President of Ford Motor Company and a quantifying "Whiz Kid," he was appointed Secretary of Defense by John F. Kennedy, where he shortly showed what a Secretary of Defense should neither be nor do.
I say business
for a reason, as McNamara seemed to regard mankind's bloodiest enterprise as a bloodless, emotionless, soulless exercise in numbers. An architect of the Vietnam War, he… Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 7, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Anyone else heading to Historicon next week (July 16-19, 2009) in Lancaster, PA?
If you're not familiar with the con, it's HMGS-East's biggest annual convention and is mostly miniatures-centric. If you're planning to attend, stop by our booth and say hey (Collins Epic Wargames).
Added by Byron Collins on July 7, 2009 at 6:27am —
Some cool Vietnamese music
Added by Kim Kanger on July 6, 2009 at 4:00pm —