November 2008 Blog Posts (30)

Time to get Rid of the Monsterous Classics

Our group prefers playing games, and I have a collection of 'the unplayable'.

We have had many discussions, and we have found we prefer games we can play in not more than a few sessions (4-6 at most for about 20-40 hours TPT).

Recently, a lot of Great Wargames new to the hobby have come out, and we've pretty much decided that many of the old Monsters are simply not worth the time to play, have become obsolete, or are simply too big.

Now, some might not agree… Continue

Added by Bill Wood on November 10, 2008 at 12:06pm — 16 Comments

First review of Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction posted online

Richard Mataka, who has played and reviewed games for years and has been a part of the gaming industry for quite some time, has posted the first formal review of our first WWII game Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction, on his website:

Review of Frontline General:ICI

I met up with Richard and his friend John at Gen Con Indy and once again at Fall In this past weekend. These two long-time… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on November 10, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Games I'm Playing in 2008

January & February - Red Star Rising: Intereresting and different approach to The Great Patriotic War.

March - Montrose Triumphs (TCS) : Fun little DTP battle game, like 30 Years War Quad, sort of.

March - Holy Roman Empire: Also fun. Struggling with the rules. Want to try this four-player.

March - My annual trip to Cedar Rapids to play a long weekend of games with one of my old gaming buddy. We played Manouver (GMT), C&C Ancients, Twilight Struggle.… Continue

Added by Steve K on November 9, 2008 at 9:32pm — 12 Comments

Squad Leader Game With Teenage Housemates

I played a really cool game of Squad Leader yesterday with my housemates two teenage sons. We played the Guards Counter Attack scenario. The guys didn't know the rules - but that didn't matter. I acted like a kind of 'game master' and led them through the game as they played against each other - leting them know what phase they were in, .what the different units could do, and let them know about different rules as the situations arose. Pretty soon they were starting to get the hang of some of… Continue

Added by Josh Wood on November 7, 2008 at 4:38pm — 4 Comments

Hoplites of Hellenes (Part 4)

In the past three weeks we’ve examined the various hoplite units that appear in Hellenes, Craig Besinque’s new block game on the Peloponnesian War. So far we’ve looked at the hoplites in general, the hoplites of Sparta, Arcadia, and Boeotia. This week I want to look at the Athenian army and navy.

Though it is primarily a naval power, the wealthy Athenian Empire has a very respectable army with a remarkable combined arms… Continue

Added by Joel Toppen on November 4, 2008 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Enjoy Election Day 2008

Since it looks like Smitty is going to delete my comment posts I'll make my statement here:

Hey, great job respecting John Kranz's request to refrain from making political posts on this "Social" board. Good work Smitty!

"My friends", I sure hope you enjoy watching McCain get run over by the Obama landslide today!

Added by Stayzuplate on November 4, 2008 at 3:00pm — 25 Comments

Finishing the Blitzkrieg

LnL-Heroes of the Blitzkrieg

I began to work on this more than 2 years ago. After several up & downs, other projects etc... it seems I'm in the final run now. The maps and layout are ready to print, the counters are all drawn, and I just have to playtest the scenarios one last time... Today, David, who drawn half of the counters and put all of them on the countersheets for the printer, sent me the first complete half countersheet. Cool and very encouraging. For the first time,… Continue

Added by Olivier Revenu on November 2, 2008 at 11:30pm — 16 Comments

Flashpoint:Central Front--Battle for Nurnburg and Munchen Turn Three Complete

OK, so it's been a long, long time for an update. Sorry about that. Believe it our not the game is still up, no attacks by my cat, and solo play continues.

I've got an image file of the battle area. It's a cut and paste from the ADC2 game set, that I've added a front line trace and Army locations for the WP and Division locations for NATO.

Starting in VII (US) Corp area.

The EG 1A has had some good results… Continue

Added by John Rainey on November 2, 2008 at 2:19pm — No Comments

free Wargame Font

my free Wargame Font

Added by Jo Bader on November 2, 2008 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments


NaNoWriMo... stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a novel, a 50,000 word novel, in one month. I've taken the challenge, but I've cheated. You see, I'm already 20,000 words into my paranormal action (yeah, I made-up/invented) the genre novel set in the World at War universe. Nevertheless, I hope to finish it before November 30th. This excerpt is, in fact, a… Continue

Added by Mark H. Walker on November 2, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

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