September 11, 2019

Balkoski Reprints

Two Joseph Balkoski gems are on the horizon for reprinting: St-Lô and The Korean War.

St-Lô is being issued in the US through Quarterdeck International.

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I'll be keeping an eye on this one. No target date as of August 2019, nor is the company e-newsletter system working.

The Korean War is now on pre-order form Compass Games. My preorder is in.

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August 21, 2019

vmod: Celles

Based on Roger Miller's published output with Revolution Games (Celles, Gazala, and Washington's Crossing) one can see the influence of Joseph Balkoski (whom he acknowledges in the WC design notes).

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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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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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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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