Sunday, August 18 2019

vmod: Ney vs Wellington

Ney vs. Wellington (SPI 1979) is Joseph Balkoski's streamlined version of Frank Davis' design for Wellington's Victory: Napoleonic miniatures rules applied to a hex and counter boardgame.

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Separate components needed to use the module, which I will be glad to send to any interested person:

  • Roster sheet: To keep track of skirmish detachments and artillery ammo use. Also lists each unit's starting Troop Strength, Effectiveness Rating, and Firepower Rating.
  • Shock Combat Table and Fire Combat Table: Adapted from the printed map.
  • Movement Point Summary: Since MP's are not displayed on the module game-pieces as they are in the printed game.

The module uses a scan of the hex-grid area of the SPI map sheet, not including tables and tracks.

Game-pieces are made from scratch as VASSAL game-piece images.

Formed as column, line, or square; un-formed as disordered or routed.

Numbers are troop strength, firepower rating, and effectiveness rating.

Formed as limbered or unlimbered; un-formed only as disordered (never routed).

Top row: gun strength, firepower rating (ordnance)
Bottom row: troop strength, effectiveness rating (crew)

Formed as cavalry; un-formed as disordered or routed.
Numbers are troop strength and effectiveness rating.

Facing and Unit ID

Formed units have directional facing as determined by rotation of the game piece. Unformed units have all-around facing, regardless of the game piece rotation.

Leaders and Skirmishers have all-around facing. The module allows these units to change facing for aesthetics, but there is no effect in game terms.

Unit identification is displayed under each game-piece in the mouse-over stack viewer.

Friday, August 16 2019

5th Fleet PC

5th Fleet PC

Years ago I made a fan website for the computer version of 5th Fleet (Avalon Hill 1994).

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Saturday, August 10 2019

vmod: Rifle and Saber

Tactical combat of the mid and late 1800's. Designer John Young. Follows Grenadier in the tactical games sequence. (Armageddon, Phalanx, Centurion, Dark Ages, Renaissance of Infantry, Musket and Pike, Grenadier, Rifle and Saber).

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Tuesday, July 16 2019

B-25 Mitchell

Two-engine medium bomber featured in Catch-22.

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Wednesday, May 29 2019

vmod: Bull Run

Rich Hamblen's Bull Run (Avalon Hill 1983) is a cogent and unique regimental scale game on a battle that was unique in the Civil War.

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