Destroy All Monsters Operational Series (DAMOS) by Ray Weiss of Conflict Simulations LLC offers some innovative game mechanics.
April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020. vmod
March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020. 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.
January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020. 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.
December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019. vmod
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.
December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019. 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.