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Apr 24

SITREP #4 : Day H+4 0800 US Turn 3, & Soviet Turn 4

SITREP #4 : Day H+4 0800 US Turn 3, & Soviet Turn 4

FLASH 0300 DAY H+4

3/3/8/8 confirmed lost in Ruppertenrod.


0430

URGENT SECURE CHANNEL Comms:

Enemy advance along route 49 H4-J3 Sectors.

0450

Planned Interdiction mission unavailable due to rain.

2/8 HQ is unable to comply.

Enemy at COPPEL river side North – Is light recon. Engaging.

0500

Soviet Counter Battery Fire upon 1/8 forces disruption to comms.


1/68 engages 3rd Bn 25th Regiment of 27th…

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Apr 23

The Board Gaming Show - Scott Bogen

The Board Gaming Show – Scott Bogen

Another episode of Scotts eclectic mix of Euros, Ameritrash, real games..Wargames and fantastic cocktail recipes!!

Listen here!

The BigBoard was able to slip in another wargame this time. We shared how it is really not that hard to loved a big game if the game gets the juices flowing!

We talk about that flawed gem The Dark Valley from Ted Racier.

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Apr 22

Quick and Dirty HOPLITE Player Summary

soooo. Lets clip some counters and roll some dice!!

Quick and Dirty HOPLITE Player Summary

soooo. Lets clip some counters and roll some dice!!

Blocks in Afrika! – Map

Blocks in Afrika! – Map

The New Age of Less Than Perfect

The New Age of Less Than Perfect

This is where, the investment in excellence comes to fruition.   GMT’s games printer had a recent retiree, sure enough the ‘replacement’ had a less stringent or exacting standard for perfect it would seem !

GMT is reviewing its printing for HOPLITE and UCS. Thankfully the usual excellent customer service is on the job.

Our kids….my kids receive the same story every day (or so it seems to them) –…

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In Da House April 2014

In Da House April 2014

Quick updates on latest new titles to hit the door.

 

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Apr 21

Kevin Sharp Dead @ 43

Kevin Sharp Dead @ 43

He has passed on , sad news for Country and Western Singers.

Fortunately reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”” – Mark Twain.

So you are thus stuck with me for a little while longer.

RIP Country and Western Kevin:

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NDC Play by Poll US Turn 3 thru 0800

NDC Play by Poll US Turn 3 thru 0800

Quick update on the combat portion of US 8th Mech actions during Turn 3. Bravo Brigade #1 and #2.

Soviet turn to follow in SITREP.

Then Polls for Intel to come.

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Apr 20

SPI boxed collection eye candy!

SPi collection of Peter T Szymonik:

SPI boxed collection eye candy!

SPi collection of Peter T Szymonik:

Heroes of the Pacific Example of Play

Heroes of the Pacific Example of Play

Mark has written up an example of play for HoP!

Enjoy:  http://overdaedge.blogspot.com/2014/04/heroes-of-pacific-example-of-play.html

This example covers off on Combat for both Infantry and for Vehicles!

Example of Play: Infantry Combat

Example of play, basic infantry combat. Our little battle opens with a platoon of Japanese staring down a similar force of Marines.

Turn One Initiative: The…

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Apr 19

Great Battles of History -Test Game Turn 2

Some in game snaps from Turn2. AAR coming.

Great Battles of History -Test Game Turn 2

Some in game snaps from Turn2. AAR coming.

Apr 18

Test Update GBoH-H:RvC link for combat resolution.

Test Update GBoH-H:RvC link for combat resolution.

Ok!!!

We got a game going.

That however is not what is important. What is important is the moment we sat down to start. Things looked off kilter. As some wise player said who has played Hannibal Rome v Carthage a few times more than me “two CU is not a huge difference or delta in fighting force” .

While the idea of 5k per CU is a form of absolute number there is more to a Strategic battle game…

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Now For Something Different….

A PC game review…a review?

Well not really. This is more my first take on the multi player. Lets face it the campaign has a few cute surprises. It has a Mark Walker themed story line.  It has all the tension and tightness of a nubile….I mean of a set of scenarios that one would expect from Mark H. Walkers LNL series from the physical world.

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You might not like the stories. you might not like…

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Apr 17

Opportunities in Everything

Always take advantage of every situation; with my CG game of Matanikau in ruins I set to improving my gaming table. It was currently hurting my back due to the height so I decided to change that (had been in the works but put it off due to my game).

The end result.

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Standing or via stool.

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And easier to reach across the table.

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Happy but it doesn’t replace photos of the end of turn!!!

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TCS Thursday: Take Pictures Often…

Never know when you’ll drop a table chart on the board wiping your table clean, or severely scattered in my case.

TCS Thursday: Take Pictures Often…

Never know when you’ll drop a table chart on the board wiping your table clean, or severely scattered in my case.