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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.

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Polls for Turn #3 US

Polls for Turn #3 US

Time again to sort out the following based upon this situation:

NDC Turn 3 of 9 Overview

NDC Turn 3 of 9 Overview

Where to search and apply intel resources.

What if any interdictions to do or Attacks upon Enemy HQ’s.

What to do with the forces of Brigades 1-3 of the 8th Division.

First Search Sectors:

The natural ones you should search (note that an enemy unit will lose its intel status if it moves one hex. So while last…

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Apr 16

2014-04-16 13.47.15, Processed with Analog

2014-04-16 13.47.15, Processed with Analog

2014-03-26 09.30.37, Processed with Analog

2014-03-26 09.30.37, Processed with Analog

20131022_091743, Processed with Analog

20131022_091743, Processed with Analog

20131104_095622, Processed with Analog

20131104_095622, Processed with Analog

Reluctant Enemies…its not a shrink rip.

Reluctant Enemies…its not a shrink rip.

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Two items of note in this 13th module of OCS.  The first is not discussed much and that is Steve Jensens most excellent OCS Rules Summary and Explanation! A 4 four page summation in which the last page reinforces some notions around Supply, air power and initiative. A must read.

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This takes you thru the game at a high level and is a wonderful compliment to reading the second more detailed…

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NDC Turn 3

TIME 2400 H+3

2400-0800

From: V Corps Command

To: DIVMAIN – G. Zeller

CC: DIVTAC

Tactical Report For: DIVMAIN 8th Division:

Weather: Precipitation

Resource Report –AIR Halved.

Successful combat actions and the entry of 3/8 Brigade should now provide you with adequate resources to hold for 2 more days.

Congratulations Zeller, to your men from 1/8. They fought well and took the enemy by surprise.…

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Apr 15

Combat in NATO Division Commander

Combat in NATO Division Commander

Harken back to the day when this type of approach to combat was new! Yes 1979.

NATO Division Commander, and its then innovative combat as a function of movement mechanic was creative in its day. More so than just that however, the game also interwove functional modes.

Are you moving rapidly? Or preparing for an attack? Or perhaps rushing to defend a key sector.

NDC had challenges in that it had…

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Combat Report 1/8 Turn2 mid turn

Combat Report 1/8 Turn2 mid turn

Dispatch

From: 1/8 Col. Munch.

DAY H+2

2100 HR

Actions in Marburg Nord

Combat operations in this weather hindered our direction of suitable interdiction’s to slow the advancing Soviets. Our efforts to disrupt their command infrastructure had limited success as well. The effect of weather on the situation however helped 4/69th achieve total surprise.

The end result is DIVMAIN’s orders to attack…

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Apr 14

A Blocks in the West Review! Harvey Mossman

A Blocks in the West Review! Harvey Mossman

http://theboardgaminglife.com/2014/03/24/blocks-in-the-west-a-boardgaming-life-review-by-harvey-mossman/

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