Manlius Vulso took the vestment of office from the hands of Aquilius. Cornelius Scipio did the same with his new role as Praetor Urbanus. They had ensured that strong men would lead this year. Servilius Gemius Took charge of the First consular Army and immediately sought to raise the Fifth Legion.
War rumors raced thru Rome. The grain dispensation was suspended, and the Second Consular Army…
Aquilius Florus was voted in for an unprecedented second term as Consul of Rome in a landslide victory for isolationists. Cornelius Blasio assumed Megellus’s role and Proconsul of little note filled the ranks of Consul and Proconsul.
The Roman economy boomed, its border secured, She relished prosperity, ignoring the gathering storm. No one noticed the creepingly higher prices of goods and…
Somewhere near the entrance of the Macteris Valley
Gisgo reclined amongst several warm rugs on one side of the fire with his familial enemy, who stood by the fire rubbing his numb hands. They were positioned at top of a rise that overlooked the lush terrain of the Macteris valley. Swollen with winter rains and run off, the source of the Merjerda River gathered power below adding to the noise of…
“The message reads thus.” Stated the reedy framed, tall, dark haired Council of Elders Orator. “I therefore prevail upon the Council of Elders to without delay raise more forces and send them at once to Massana to reinforce our new ally King Hieros. ” His deep clear voice echoed across the Elders.
Hannos message continues “Send ships forth to guard our possessions in Corsica and Southern…
Yes, due to a quirk with the Italian early entry, the domino effects continue. The capture of Italian cities caused their collapse. Mussolini entered the war too early and we can imagine a coup d’etat taking place.
The Allies use Italy as a base to reinforce France in the first instance then apply diplomatic pressure forcing Yugoslavia to join the war just one turn after Hungary and Romania join…
At the top of the rise, Alexander’s Cavalry hems in the Brutti, Soptimus seeing this realizes it is now or never. From his vantage point looking to the right he can see the Appulian chief rapidly cutting through Minnio and his Italiot Phalanx force.
I wanted to get into all the details… so honest mum I had to rip the shrink.
Now its all scanned and ready for love!
In a few months we start on the new VASSAL module that was recently released and then there is a small chance that come Feb 2015 in Seattle @ Game On! Con we will have a group of four to play the whole enchilada!
We wrapped up last night and after posting some queries Kim Kanger alerted us to two miss fires. One the VM player could fight outside Divisional boundaries, which Pete did not do (he knew the rule just forgot…DORK). That was the biggie. The other secondarily was “box movement” this allows some off map moves for the Viet Minh player. This would force the French to man more strong…
French move aggressively seeking to fight at the best odds possible early. On the left they also want to secure the flanks. Vivians Cav take the brunt as do units from I Corps. II Corps of the French put some hurt on the Allies.
Ney makes expensive attacks but does succeed in pushing back the IICav.
VI corps follow closely behind.
Rapid road march brings Allied reinforcements to the…
As they enter the last preorder days for BLOCKS IN AFRIKA, VN Games want to thank you all for the trust you have been putting in them, so they have decided that all the preorders will include a special BONUS.
They put a poll up. they answer was duh… Both.
Option A: AFRIKA IS LOST BONUS CARD. A special unique never available BONUS card, double laminated, 3D, UV matted card.
1996 was the year it seems. When most of the guys I am just now learning about, wrote voraciously spoke plainly and with experience based opinions in regards to war gaming design, the state of the hobby and the evolving art of design.
I am enjoying with my hind sight and lens from today seeing how design evolved, how impressions of title were formed and what mattered then versus now.