Tag - Joe Balkoski

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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 4, 2020

St-Lô: vmod

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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September 9, 2020

Grant Takes Command: vmod

This GCACW project is a fork of the GTC module version 1.0 available on vassalengine.org.

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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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