19 Aug 2021

Anzio (basic game)

After a muddled 1st edition in 1969, Anzio was rescued from oblivion and improved over the years by its dedicated fans, most notably Tom Oleson.

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13 Aug 2021

Defending Anzio

This is a reaction to an unfavorable video review of Anzio posted today on youtube by a veteran wargamer with 50 years experience in the hobby.

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27 Jun 2021

St-Lô

Before he became a leading historian of the US Army in Normandy, Joseph Balkoski was well-know in the wargaming hobby as a game designer and developer. Years prior to the publication of his first book, Beyond the Beachhead, Joe demonstrated his research into the subject matter in two grand-tactical wargame designs: Omaha Beachhead (Victory Games 1987) and St-Lô (West End 1986).

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3 Jun 2021

Sixth FLEET Play-by-ACTS

A method for playing Sixth Fleet remotely.

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14 May 2021

Fjord

Fjord is one of four in Paddy Griffith's Book of Sandhurst Wargames. It consists of two hidden-movement game designs that portray the broad strategic situations in the North Atlantic during WWII.

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10 May 2021

Aquitaine

Edward, the Black Prince (EBP), was the only king of England who was never king of England. As the eldest son of Edward III he was destined for the throne, but he died (at age 45) before his father, so the crown went to EBP's 10-year-old son, as Richard II.

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8 May 2021

Craonne 1814

Napoleonic set-piece battle game from The Book of Sandhurst Wargames (1982) by Paddy Griffith. The Battle of Craonne was part of the 1814 campaign in France. Napoleon is on the attack against a portion of the coalition army of Blücher.

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21 Apr 2021

Module Design

My approach to creating VASSAL modules (and why I don't submit modules to vassalengine.org).

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