Tag - Joe Balkoski

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December 16, 2019

vmods: Victory in the West

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

vmod: Fighting Sail

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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December 11, 2019

vmod: The Kaiser's Battle

World War I's Battle of the Bulge in a solo-friendly game. Designed by Joseph Balkoski using an unusual, table-less combat resolution. Emphasis is on the various types of artillery barrage supporting the German infiltration tactics of Operation Michael in 1918.

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November 30, 2019

vmod: Air Cav

Published by West End Games (1985), Air Cav offers an impressive amount of data on 1980s era weaponry presented in a playable format. Only eight pages of basic rules, and only five more for the advanced rules, Not a big rules overhead for a tactical game, and it has very little errata. Serves quite well as a test bed and toolkit for exploring match-ups.

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November 25, 2019

vmod: Against the Reich

Joe Balkoski's treatment of the 1944 campaign in northwest Europe (West End Games 1986).

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