April 14, 2020

DAMOS: Army Group North vmod

Destroy All Monsters Operational Series (DAMOS) by Ray Weiss of Conflict Simulations LLC offers some innovative game mechanics.

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March 19, 2020

Solomons Campaign: vmod

In his designer's notes for Solomons Campaign (1973) Jim Dunnigan notes that this game is based on his USN game published a year earlier, concentrating on one campaign instead of the entire Pacific theater. Because he had two bites on the apple with this system, SC is one of JD's great designs.

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January 2, 2020

1812: Scorched Earth: vmod

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

Victory in the West: vmods

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

Fighting Sail: vmod

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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