May 10, 2021

Aquitaine: vmod

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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May 8, 2021

Craonne 1814: vmod

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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April 4, 2021

March Madness (solo) vmod

Here's a vassal module that supports solitaire play of March Madness (Avalon Hill 1990). It consists only of the strategy card deck and dice rollers.

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March 25, 2021

Operation Jubilee

Precursor to the "D-Day at..." series of solitaire games by John Butterfield. This game depicts the disastrous 1942 raid on Dieppe by Canadian forces and Royal Marine commandos. A grim situation but a good first-step into the game system. The problem is, the game is out of print and hard to find, with no hint of a reprint.

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March 6, 2021

Battle for Italy: vmod

Battle for Italy is a game about the Austrian attempt to relieve the French siege of Mantua in November 1796 - and Napoleon's response to the two-pronged advance.

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March 4, 2021

Hero of Weehawken: vmod

First published in 2011, HoW is a gem of a solitaire game on an obscure topic in American history: the Aaron Burr conspiracy. There has been talk of a second edition for a couple of years now, and those who desire tabletop bling will most likely wait for the deluxe version (as with the updated Nemo's War). But here at Consim Comment, we still enjoy the funky desktop-publishy first edition.

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Carrier: vmod

Jon Southard's WWII Pacific games, Carrier and Tokyo Express, could be the best Pacific war solitaire consims ever.

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February 11, 2021

Hockey Blast vmod

Line changes in Hockey Blast (plaayclassic.com) involve a lot of card handling. All forward, center, and defense positions are rotated every minute of the game. A vassal module makes handling line changes a snap.

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