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Winter of Wargaming 2017 Wrapup - Podcast

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Three Moves Ahead, Episode #389 - Rob and Bruce wrap up this year's winter of wargaming by looking back at some of the games they played and some of the trends they've seen in the wargame space. From boutique games to the pros and cons of computer wargaming, they cover a wide array of topics on their favorite hobby. Does a narrow scope limit a game's design or does it open up new possibilities? How well can you really simulate a given scenario?

Notes on Games with Sequential Moves

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Paul Owen, writing for his Man Overboard blog, pens a fairly deep analysis of strategic games involving sequential moves (i.e. those in which each player's decision happens in the context of knowing opponents' previous decisions). This is actually the second post in a series exploring games of strategy, begun last month, that is co-authored by designers Aaron Honsowetz and Austin Smokowicz...

1066 Project (leading to the Battle of Hastings).

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William the Conqueror is coming! Norm, of Battlefields and Warriors, is designing using the accretive process, with the goal being a battle of Hastings game later this year. Follow his thoughts on figures, terrain and rules: "Oh Dear! To be both blessed and cursed by choice!"

Reflections on (another) McGill megagame

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This year's rules "...facilitated the sort of creative, emergent gameplay that is at the heart of a successful megagame." Rex Brynen of Paxsims gives an AAR on the War in Binni Megagame, held at McGill University on February 11th . Apparently the event was a great success, and had a strange twist: "Little did the players know that, hidden among the participants were a small group of secret cultists."

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The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861) No Safe Harbor Review

Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.

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Game: Supremacy 2020
Publisher: Command Post Games

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 1381
Date: 2/11/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Speed Supremacy - Variant

These new variant rules dramatically speed up the game. All the economics are cut out and streamlined. It’s all boiled down to just attack and build! Shared by Marshall Barrington of Command Post Games...
Article ID: 1380
Date: 3/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Supremacy 2020: Government Type Variant

Marshall, of Command Post Games, shares another fun variant for Supremacy 2020 where players may choose different government types, each with it's own special attributes...
Article ID: 1379
Date: 1/4/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Supremacy 2020: Fun Variants

Marshall, of Command Post Games, shares some fun variants for Supremacy 2020...
Article ID: 1378
Date: 12/16/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Supremacy 2020 Tutorial

A quick Supremacy 2020 tutorial as well as a Game Turn Summary Flow Chart, and one page Quick Start Rules. Everything you need to get started playing Supremacy 2020! Order your copy direct from Command Post Games...
Article ID: 1377
Date: 3/24/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Command Post Games: Supremacy Victory Conditions

Quick article by publisher Command Post Games, explaining that the new victory conditions of the 2020 version make nuclear attacks a much more risky proposition…
Article ID: 1376
Date: 2/7/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Command Post Games: Servers Hacked by ISIS?

Well you know you've reached the pinnacle of success in war game simulations when you get targeted by extremists. Apparently one of the Supremacy 2020 expansions touched a raw nerve…
Article ID: 1375
Date: 10/28/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Games on Tables: Strategy

The latest in a series of strategy articles for the new version of Supremacy, written by Marshall. Looking forward to this game's release…
Article ID: 1374
Date: 10/14/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher: Strategy (Mother Russia)

Another fine strategy article from Command Post Games, this time focusing on "Mother Russia".
Article ID: 1373
Date: 10/14/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher: Strategy (Economic)

Pre-publication strategy article on Economics in the eagerly anticipated Supremacy 2020.
Article ID: 1372
Date: 2/24/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Site

A remake/redesign of the old Cold War classic, updated for the 21st century. The original was owned by many wargamers because it was "Risk-like" enough to play with the kids, but had a bit more substance than Risk. Check out the publisher's site where you'll find reviews, AARs, strategy tips, etc. The game had a successful run on Kickstarter and looks like they've put quite a bit of effort into it. Good luck, guys.