December 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Great Service

I just wanted to give kudos to Michael Dean of Fine Games out of North Bend, OR. I just did business with them and, in addition to their good prices, Michael gave prompt, courteous and personal service. Not only that, he shipped the product really quickly. So, thanks a lot Michael. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas.

Added by Anthony Hicks on December 11, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments


I finally played Command and Colors Ancients. I was wrong with me not playing this took playing Memoir '44 to change my mind. Played the battle of Cissa in 218 BC from C3i from 2008 as my intro game - what a hoot. Started out with a 3 to 0 lead on the Romans due to some dumbness on my part but rallied and won at the end going away 6-3.

Added by Smitty on December 11, 2010 at 7:51am — 2 Comments


just got a copy of the african campaign-the mapboards are warped into a semi-arc (like half a tunnel.just wondering if anybody had ideas besides,like a heavy book lol thanks

Added by brian s. b. on December 9, 2010 at 8:41pm — 2 Comments

Phase Line Smash -A Solitaire Game by GDW

I received this game in the post today, and I must admit it does look rather nifty. here is the description from BGG.

"A solitaire game based on the Gulf War. While the Iraqi unit's reactions are programmed, it is still possible to lose by taking careless chances…

Added by Roger Morley on December 9, 2010 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

What Wargames Do You Hope to See Under the Tree?

Tell us your Christmas List wargames. No guarantee that Santa will listen, but who knows!

Added by Eric Walters on December 7, 2010 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

If I write it, will they read it?

Recently I've been pondering actually publishing the rules of my game WW2 The Big One. There are nine manuals plus additional material and enough of that to equal a tenth. The current method of delivery is in the form of MS Word documents. It occurred to me that this work deserves to live beyond the playing of the game.

Thirty years of work has gone into this project, writing and revising. That is four or five complete re-writes as new ideas and concepts come up. I think the finished… Continue

Added by Mike Raymond on December 7, 2010 at 9:59am — 5 Comments

Geomorphic Vs. "Real" Terrain Wargame Maps?

Which is preferred? Does it honestly matter all that much to wargamers?

Historical terrain (shown here in the mapsheet for the HASL VALOR OF THE GUARDS on the left)? Or geomorphic generic terrain (shown on the right in ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER STARTER KIT…

Added by Eric Walters on December 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Not Your Grandfather's PANZER LEADER

I just received a copy of Lock 'N Load's NATIONS AT WAR: WHITE STAR RISING game and thought I'd share a few impressions of it with you.

This ain't your granddad's PANZER LEADER game by a long stretch, despite superficial…

Added by Eric Walters on December 4, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments


In the Special Edition #3 of MMP's OPERATIONS magazine, one of the games contained therein is yet another offering on Operation BARBAROSSA, entitled FURY IN THE EAST .

Given the title, I had visions of the Civil War, imagining a companion game to Battleline's/Avalon Hill's old classic, FURY IN THE WEST, for those who remember it! Ho hum, I thought. How many games do I have on this topic? Why…

Added by Eric Walters on December 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 18 Comments

New Insights Into Cyber Attack on Iran's Nuclear Program

In September, the BBC reported that the Iran nuclear facility at Bushehr had been infected with an extremely complex computer worm termed Stuxnet. The Iranians claimed at the time that it did no damage. According to a story the Fox News web site published on November 26, the truth is different,… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on December 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

A Winters Morning.....

The scene outside my back door this morning, looks like I will just have to stay at home today. I wonder what I could do with my spare time?????? Wargames perhaps, or model making?

Added by Roger Morley on December 2, 2010 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

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