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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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Decision Games Errata

A treasure trove (i.e. "backlog") of old Decision Games errata has been entrusted to me for publication. Please check back often over the next few weeks for new items on your favorite Decision Games titles.

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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 Grognard.com.

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 Grognard.com, 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 Grognard.com, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861)

Grognard.com: 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: Siege of Jerusalem
Publisher: Avalon Hill

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 532
Date: 11/27/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Introduction, Variants, Short Campaign and Designer Responses (PDF)

Article by Keith Martens for the "Canadian Wargamers Journal" back in 1992. Includes a brief intro to the game, some variants and a short campaign scenario. In addition, it includes designer Fred Schachter's feedback on these changes. As an added bonus, Keith Martens provides "General Strategy", Ken Hole contributes a "Judaean Strategy" section, and Keith concludes with a "Roman Strategy" section. This is a must-read 17 page article for fans of the game. Editor's note: This article was originally posted on Grognard as 14 separate graphic files (missing pages 6 and 7) and I wanted to combine it into a single PDF. During the process, I took some time to review the article and thought so highly of it that I wanted to draw some attention to it again. Enjoy.
Article ID: 531
Date: 5/24/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Intro, Review, Replay

Enrico Viglino takes on classic Avalon Hill monster game "Siege of Jerusalem".
Article ID: 515
Date: 4/24/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Official Q&A

Official Q&A scanned from The General Magazine's "Question Box" section.
Article ID: 514
Date: 9/2/2009
Poster: Mark D.
Review by David G. Cox

Nice review penned by David G. Cox for BGG...
Article ID: 512
Date: 6/2/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Siege of Jerusalem Errata

Errata shared by Fred Schachter...
Article ID: 509
Date: 12/15/1999
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM Game Aide

From the "Above the Fields" web site.
Article ID: 508
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Articles on Siege of Jerusalem (AH)

List of articles about this game, in various publications.
Article ID: 511
Date: 11/22/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Official Assault Period Interphase Clarifications

Clarifications for Assault Period Interphase rules, shared by the "Above the Fields" blog...
Article ID: 510
Date: 4/22/1994
Poster: Mark D.
Unofficial Q&A

Unofficial Q&A compiled by Eric Pass.
Article ID: 516
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #1

Page #1 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 517
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #2

Page #2 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 518
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #3

Page #3 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 519
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #4

Page #4 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 520
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #5

Page #5 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 521
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #6

Page #6 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 522
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #7

Page #7 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 523
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #8

Page #8 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 524
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #9

Page #9 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 525
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #10

Page #10 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 526
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #11

Page #11 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 527
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #12

Page #12 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 528
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #13

Page #13 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 529
Date: 2/15/1992
Poster: Mark D.
Variants pg #14

Page #14 of Variants article from Keith Martens, for the Canadian Wargamers Journal's Winter 1992 issue.
Article ID: 530
Date: 1/6/1992
Poster: Mark D.
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