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Line of Departure Special on Back Issues, Covering Irregular and Guerrilla Warfare

Line of Departure has a new seasonal special, just in time for the holidays. This one presents five back issues, with articles on irregular and guerrilla warfare. Considering that the issues go from 1993 to 2017, this is a good way to see how the magazine has evolved over the…
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Added by Jim Werbaneth on November 18, 2018 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Aegean Strike

Ieri sera, seconda sessione dedicata al titolo Aegean strike - Victory Games; titolo datato ma sempre una chicca per ogni grognards!

Sono riuscito a piazzarlo grazie all'amico Luigi F., che ama come me le simulazioni dedicate agli anni '80, Nato vs Patto di Varsavia.

La simulazione è complessa; complessa specie nella sequenza di gioco che obbliga, perlomeno affrontando il gioco per la prima volta, a continue letture delle varie parti del regolamento.

Difficile capire, al…

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Added by Gian Carlo Ceccoli on October 5, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

GC's war room

Ciao a tutti.

Questa è una prova del blog post.

Pubblicherò partite in solitario e/o con avversari giocate nella mia "war room".

2 ottobre 2018,
GC



Added by Gian Carlo Ceccoli on October 2, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

La Bataille d'Albuera

Despite the old counters, La Bataille d'Albuera has the potential to serve as a good introduction to the La Bataille series.

Here's the full video of my recent playthrough:



There are only a small number of specific rules, and they're easy to implement. It's also a relatively easy battle to manage, consisting of just the…

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Added by Nathan on September 25, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition Rulebook

The rules are done for Storms of Steel 3rd Edition and available for free download on the Academy Games website.  

Click to Download…

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Added by CC Snyder on September 13, 2018 at 9:28am — No Comments

WBC: 878 Vikings Tournament After Action Report

Scott Beall organized the first ever 878 Vikings tournament at WBC this year.  He put together an after action report covering the entire event.

WBC: 878 Vikings After Action…

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Added by CC Snyder on September 5, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Review: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear (2nd Edition) from Academy Games - The Players' Aid

Grant and Alexander do a full-length video review of Awakening the Bear.

The Players' Aid YouTube Review

Added by CC Snyder on August 15, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [complete]

It took my about 4-weeks of regular play, dedicating roughly 1-2 hours each night [with a few missed nights], but I finally completed La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [Battle of Waterloo], using the Marie Louise Rules, and the compiled reports, totalling just over three hours, are now up here: 

Added by Nathan on August 5, 2018 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

878 Vikings and Expansion Japanese Translation

Ryo Ogawa has completed an update to the Japanese translation of 878 Vikings and the Viking Age Expansion.  Both are available for download on the website under Resources.

878 Vikings Game Detail…

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Added by CC Snyder on July 27, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments

878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 2: Playing the English

Academy Games Creative Director Gunter Eickert has put together the second part of his strategy guide for 878 Vikings.  In this article he details his strategies for playing the English.

878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 2: Playing the English…

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Added by CC Snyder on July 19, 2018 at 9:03am — No Comments

"Borg Fest" 2018 at Pacificon

I'll be among the dozen or so gamers running Command and Colors games at this year's Pacificon in Santa Clara, CA.  I'll kick it off with the traditional C&C:N game at 4:00 on Friday using 15mm miniatures and Kallistra Terrain, then Saturday at 1:00 it's C&C:A (using scenarios published in France's Vae Victis) and Sunday I'll be helping with the C&C: Great War.  Hope to see you there...

Dave…

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Added by Dave Smith on July 18, 2018 at 9:43pm — No Comments

1775 Rebellion Rulebook Update

We are currently doing another reprint of 1775 Rebellion and have updated the rulebook, which is available for free download here: 1775 Rebellion Rulebook Download

The new rulebook has a completely new layout with a 2-page setup spread for faster learning and start times, plus new designer notes, examples, clarifications, and corrections.  Let us know what you think of the new…

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Added by CC Snyder on July 11, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Nemesis is released

Nemesis is now available from Legion Wargames here

Added by Kim Kanger on June 25, 2018 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

Jim Werbaneth On the GrogHeads Podcast

I'm currently in Raleigh NC at my mom's house, visiting for another few days.  Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Brant Guillory for his GrogCast podcast on his GrogHeads site, covering disparate topics including my game design work, game development, and how it all overlaps with my college-level teaching.  This was all conducted in the gaming area of…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm — No Comments

La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean

I've spent the past few days reading the exclusive rules; punching, clipping and sorting the counters; and finally, setting up the game.





Now it's time to get started at Clash of Arm's La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean which combines their La Bataille des Quatre Bras and La Bataille de Ligny. I need to spend some time figuring out…

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Added by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Playing "Pub Battles: Brandywine" with US Marines

Over the past few weeks, I enjoyed three opportunities to watch small groups of people who were new to board wargaming play Brandywine, a game from the Pub Battles series.

The first of these took place in a workshop designed to improve the teaching skills of US Marines assigned as instructors.  The other two were meetings of the…

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Added by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson on May 4, 2018 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Line of Departure Issue 81 Released

The newest issue of Line of Departure is now available for purchase.  Its lead review is of No Middle Ground from Against the Odds, followed by analysis of Age of Empires II HD from Steam, Guilford (GMT), and the venerable Avalon Hill game PanzerBlitz.

To read the full table of contents, and the issue's Bully Pulpit editorial,…

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Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Dien Bien Phu, the Final Gamble

Still need a few preorders to print 2nd edition "Dien Bien Phu, the Final Gamble". Go here to preorder: http://www.legionwargames.com/legion_DBP.html

Added by Kim Kanger on February 14, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments

Paper Time Machine

Just a quick thought....   As I recall there was a game advertisement from the early to mid 70s (S&T?) calling wargames "paper time machines." "Relive the past," or some such promise lived in this full-page ad.  

A couple of months ago I managed to convince a fellow worker to give wargames another go; he was a lapsed gamer, having picked up the hobby in his youth (late-70s/early 80s).  He left the hobby after college.... work, marriage, kids....  the usual reasons I…

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Added by Dave Smith on February 4, 2018 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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