September 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Grand Death Auto

Grand Death Auto

Five groups of survivors.

One zombie-infested city.

Who will live… and who will die?

(Really, we do play boardgames too--but the miniature games are so much more…

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Added by Rex Brynen on September 29, 2013 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

Making Strides on Berg's "Basic Library"

A few years ago I decided to collect a copy of every game mentioned in Berg's "Basic Library" of wargames as it appeared in S&T/SPI's book: Wargame Design. I was lucky this summer to find a copies of HS's Manassas, GDW's Crimea, and GS/R's The Battle of Britain without breaking the bank. I also snagged some inexpensive copies of GDW's 120 games, Choasium's Raiders and Traders, and AH Civilization (with the expansion card set).

Now I have my sights on a copy of La Bataille de la…

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Added by Dave Smith on September 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Field Of Glory Rennaisance Game

Field Of Glory Rennaisance game

Game using FOGR today at Stephens as he wanted to use his freshly painted Danish army.  The army is from circa 1670+ so I have nothing properly contemporary but fielded a Late German Thirty Years War army from around 1640-48.

Great game as always with my army forced to try to get to grips with…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Onslaught Ebay purchase

Onslaught game another EBay purchase

This arrived today (huzza)…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Combat Commander: Paratrooper games played

Played the always excellent Combat Commander at my Dads last night.

Played three scenarios from my recently acquired 'Paratroopers Battle Pack 1'.

And three cracking games they…

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Added by Gary Barr on September 28, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

An Ebay Bizarre buy? Lille Packed with another game?

I bought The Crusades 3W from someone on ebay, and it arrived today. But what also arrived in the package was 1815 The Waterloo Campaign.

When I opened up the box of The Crusades, I then found an additional game - Lille, The Classic Vauban Siege 1708.…

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Added by Roger Morley on September 25, 2013 at 3:49pm — 9 Comments

Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board

In my just-released episode 9 of The Board Game Show podcast, I interview Blocks In The East designer, Emanuele Santandrea.

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Added by Scott Bogen on September 22, 2013 at 11:10am — 5 Comments

The Passing of Donald Featherstone

I got the word that Donald Featherstone passed away last night.... He was, without a doubt, the father of modern miniature (historical) wargaming.  Starting with his book: War Games (1962), Featherstone (in the UK) was almost single-highhandedly responsible for the growth of the hobby with his now famous newsletter and numerous books. So well-regarded was his written work that at one point Games Workshop required their game designers to study Featherstone's book Skirmish…

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Added by Dave Smith on September 4, 2013 at 10:52pm — 2 Comments

Bloody April tonight on VASSAL

Added by Hudson on September 4, 2013 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Report on GMT's Panzer: First Game

Well #Panzer ended up being fun. Only the basic game so far. First scenario. In one turn I took out 3 Panzer IV's and my for once superior die rolling really put a hurting on +…

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Added by Hudson on September 2, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments

King Philip's War & Tide at Sunrise (MMP) - any opinions on these two games?

King Philip's War & Tide at Sunrise (MMP) - any opinions on these two games?


I bought KPW from some house clearance ebayer, but when it arrive it also had TaS and Waterloo20 (VPG) inside it. TaS had half the counters missing but I was able to print off the missing ones, but I am getting close to picking up these two games to play and was after some opinions about them - good or bad.

Cheers guys

Added by Roger Morley on September 1, 2013 at 1:46pm — 6 Comments

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