November 26, 2020

London Blitz Firefighting

Extended excerpts from The Formation of the Auxiliary Fire Service (Source: london-fire.gov.uk) Firefighting in the midst of falling bombs -- I've often thought it would make an interesting premise for a detailed ("tactical") board wargame. See further notes at end of article.

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November 25, 2020

Stonewall in the Valley vmod

SIV's campaign scenario is long, and its three maps, arranged diagonally, are suboptimal in VASSAL. On the other hand, the module allows the game to remain set up for weeks without the massive table space demands of the printed maps.

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November 24, 2020

GCACW vmod Summary

An overview of the modules I've made for GCACW.

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November 8, 2020

LvG Campaign: Union Victory?

The burden of supply in Lee vs Grant is on the Union. Confederates will rarely experience supply problems because supply lines can be traced through Union leaders/ZOCs, and Confederate RR stations are supply sources even if burned.

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November 7, 2020

Panzer Command: vmod

The first chit-pull game was Panzer Command (Victory Games, 1984, Eric Lee Smith) - soon followed by Across 5 Aprils. The game presents a match-up between a German panzer division and a Soviet tank army, roughly equivalent in size. 

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