Here's a vassal module for Hockey Blast (plaayclassic.com) that makes handling line changes a snap.
February 11, 2021
January 31, 2021
January 31, 2021. vmod
For those who want just a sample of how a particular game system works, a smaller scenario is fine.
January 6, 2021
January 6, 2021. vmod
TGBF won the Charles Roberts Award in 1978 for Best 20th-century Game. It is operational scale: 1,250 yards per hex (1.1 km), with 17 one-day turns for the full game. Shorter scenarios are provided, including a 3-day British attack scenario that is excellent for solitaire play. The designer, David Isby is also known for his game Soldiers (SPI 1972) covering tactical WWI combat in 1914 - before trench warfare became the norm.
December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020. vmod
In the 1960's the only game about the Russian front of WWII was Stalingrad, by Avalon Hill. Jim Dunnigan designed Barbarossa as SPI's answer to Stalingrad. As a new game company in the late 1960's SPI had to offer direct alternatives to games from the the original (and only) commercial wargame publisher at the time.
December 20, 2020
December 20, 2020. vmod
The Marne (SPI 1972) was designed by John Young - it depicts the culmination of the German advance in 1914 and the Allied counter-attack. There are four things about this game that bear mentioning.