January 2, 2020

vmod: 1812 Scorched Earth

Conflict Simulations Ltd is a new company (as of 2018) that sells print-to-order wargames designed in the tradition of SPI and GDW. Their games typically have 17 x 22 inch maps, compact rules, and fewer than 200 counters. Their WWII Russian front and North Africa trilogies have maps that can be combined into a micro-monster.

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December 16, 2019

vmods: Victory in the West

It started with an SPI subscriber feedback survey. The resulting game from SPI was Operation Typhoon (OT), and if you read just the first half of the designer's notes in OT you might think it turned out an unplayable mess.

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December 12, 2019

vmod: Fighting Sail

A minimalist module of less than 150 KB. Fighting Sail is Joe Balkoski's look at the age of sail, geared for ship duels and small fleet actions.

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December 11, 2019

vmod: The Kaiser's Battle

World War I's Battle of the Bulge in a solo-friendly game. Designed by Joseph Balkoski using an unusual, table-less combat resolution. Emphasis is on the various types of artillery barrage supporting the German infiltration tactics of Operation Michael in 1918.

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December 6, 2019

vmod: Celles and Gazala

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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