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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:
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.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 27, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 19, 2018 at 9:03am — No Comments
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...
Added by Dave Smith on July 18, 2018 at 9:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by CC Snyder on July 11, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments
Nemesis is now available from Legion Wargames here
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…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on May 11, 2018 at 8:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nathan on May 8, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
Added by Jim Werbaneth on April 29, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by John Kranz on January 22, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments
We'd like to invite you to register for CSW Expo 2018 (our 18th annual event!) featuring MonsterGame.CON, scheduled for June 23-30, 2018 @ Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, AZ.
You can register online here: http://expo.consimworld.com/register
More info available on our web site as well. http://expo.consimworld.com
We hope to see you there!
Added by John Kranz on January 13, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments
Continuing the Record . . .
I was talking about rulebook on BGG the other day. Constructing a rulebook by the game designer is not easy and it might often be more of a work by the developer. The rules should be carefully constructed and shouldn't expect the players to find them out by implications. One of the joy in wargaming is reading rulebook and finding every questions have been answered by the rulebook itself and need no further clarifications from the game designer.
What was your last rulebook reading that…Continue
Added by Dave Smith on November 23, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments
As my wife and I discuss retirement, we have considered returning to her roots in Oregon.
How much gaming activity is there in Eugene? Salem?
I've just moved to Alexandria (FC), VA for the year (or maybe two). Anyone interested in getting together for gaming, shoot me a PM. Thanks, Bob
The Magnetic Game Board Conundrum….
If you’re like me, you’ve looked longingly at Marco’s magnetic game boards and wished you could somehow create one of your own. I’ve a busy work schedule and often don’t get much more time in than a few minutes here and there. A magnetic board would be ideal to keep the counters in position and store it away when the space was required for work.Unfortunately, those lovely “counter Clips” now run $129 for 50 half-inch…Continue