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First Draft of History: Designing a Military Simulation of the Russo-Ukraine War 2022-2023

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"A book? A movie? An HBO series? How about a military simulation ('wargame') of the heroic struggle of Ukraine? ... Wiser men and women would avoid. But not us fools." Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman discuss their approach to creating Ukraine 2022!, addressing an ongoing conflict! Check out the insights and quips as they forge ahead: "Ukraine 2022! should go on preorder in December 2023, and, with any luck, be published in 2024. ... Or some other event on the Richard Berg random events table could pop up."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2023


First figures painted in five years

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"...I'm just pleased to be back on the horse - or elephant, if you prefer." Prufrock happily relates his recent painting efforts, which means he "...will now have enough Carthaginian elephants to be able to stage Bagradas in Lost Battles...!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2023


Hail Caesar Ruleset Test

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Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, says "...I think I am already preferring the Hail Caesar set." Norm sets out to see how the recent extension of the rule set does in covering a Wars of the Roses clash. He finds lots to like, to include fact that he didn't feel "...that any of the outcomes were a given. If the scenario were replayed again, a different outcome could easily be possible.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/16/2023


Taming the boardgame collection.

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"I am very conscious of just having far too many different rulebooks, too many different systems...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, striving to stay true to his "wargaming in small spaces" motto, discovers a way to maximize the value his collection brings to him. Check out the approach he develops, and the titles that contribute to it, when "...out of the blue, I was hit by one of those tidy-up and reorganise moments, the planets were aligned and I threw myself behind a proper game cull..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/6/2023


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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Originals

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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

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Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?



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Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Volko Ruhnke
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Description:


Labyrinth takes 1 or 2 players inside the Islamist jihad and the global war on terror. With broad scope, ease of play, and a never-ending variety of card combinations similar to GMT Games's Twilight Struggle, Labyrinth portrays both the effort to counter extremist terrorism and the wider ideological struggle—guerilla warfare, regime change, democratization, and more. From the designer of the award winning Wilderness War, Labyrinth combines an emphasis on card-driven game play with multifaceted simulation. In the 2-player game, one player takes the role of jihadists seeking to exploit world events and Islamic donations to spread fundamentalism. The other as the United States must neutralize terrorist cells while encouraging Muslim reform to cut off extremism at its roots. Labyrinth features asymmetrical game play and a maze of political, religious, military, and economic events. In the parallel wars of bombs and ideas, international coordination is key—but terrorist opportunities disrupt Western unity are many. The Towers have fallen, but the global struggle has just begun. Let's roll!


Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
31
Date: 10/9/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
Unofficial Scenario for Labyrinth: The War on Terror

"The variants presented in the 'Intel Wars' scenario totally change the complexion of the game." Grognard "Administrator Emeritus" Mark D'Agosta brings us this interesting re-balance variant scenario that "...leaves the Jihadist player free to pursue the victory that always seems just out of reach in the standard game."
30
Date: 5/23/2021
Poster: Pat L.
EARLY ACCESS Labyrinth – Gameplay (Digital version)

Legendary Tactics presents a video playthrough of an early access digital version of this game from GMT. The game is now available on Steam.
29
Date: 5/4/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games – Basic Training Episode 1 – Card Play

How do you fight terrorists? The Players Aid teaches us how using Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? published by GMT Games .This is part of a new series they started this year called Basic Training which will be a series of instructional videos and tutorials on select games.
28
Date: 4/11/2021
Poster:
Insights and Impressions: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Swords and Chits take their first run of Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? published by GMT Games. "Many people who enjoy the game REALLY seem to enjoy it, and I can definitely understand why after my first play of the game. It has a lot to offer, and there’s the refreshing puzzle each round of how to make the cards you are given do what you want them to accomplish."
27
Date: 3/17/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Strategy Advice on Playing as the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? by GMT Games

The Players Aid passes on successful strategies they have learned playing the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games.
26
Date: 3/12/2017
Poster: Ed Sommers
Strategy Advice on Playing as the US in Labyrinth

Grant, writing for The Players Aid blog, shares a comprehensive (and long overdue) article on U.S. strategy in GMT's "Labyrinth: The Global War on Terror"...
25
Date: 1/25/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Labyrinth – Jihadists for the Win!

Blogger Ty Snouffer puzzles over his recent replay of GMT Games' Labyrinth. "It was an excellent game as usual..." but "My games tend to be short." Perhaps he's too good of a Jihadist?
24
Date: 10/13/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Stay Soft or Go Hard - Labyrinth Strategy

"Stay Soft or Go Hard: Deciding US Posture in Labyrinth: Awakening" discusses strategy for the new Labyrinth expansion "Awakening". Authored by Trevor Bender for the InsideGMT blog...
22
Date: 8/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy

"Better the Cards You Know" - This article by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life presents a list of critically important card events that every new Labyrinth player must be aware of.
23
Date: 6/17/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Here's No Great Matter: Review

Interesting site, and Profrock has an interesting opinion on Labyrinth. Worth a read if you have not purchased the game yet and you're trying to decide…
20
Date: 10/31/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Vide Review

Detailed video review by Enrico Viglino.
19
Date: 6/17/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Glenn D: BGG Review

BGG review penned by Glenn D
18
Date: 4/22/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Oystein Eker: BGG Review

BGG review by Oystein Eker
17
Date: 1/16/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Hello Gregor: Video Replay (solitaire)

Detailed solitaire (kind of) replay by Hello Gregor on YouTube.
8
Date: 4/8/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Errata (PDF)

Last updated 4/8/2011.
15
Date: 2/27/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Unofficial Scenario "Arab Street Uprising"

New unofficial scenario from Mark D at The Boardgaming Life.
14
Date: 2/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Rogers Reviews: BGG Review

Review by "Rogers Reviews" on BGG
21
Date: 1/28/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review of Solitaire Game

"Alone Against the Whirlwind" - Review of the solitaire game by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
13
Date: 1/14/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Joe Bloggs: BGG Review

BGG review by Joe Bloggs
11
Date: 1/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Detailed and fair review by Christopher Beck for Armchair General magazine.
10
Date: 1/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Chris Larkin: Review

Review on BGG by Chris Larkin.
7
Date: 11/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Charles Simon: Review and Comparison

Excellent review of Labyrinth and comparison with Twilight Struggle, by Charles Simon for BGG.
6
Date: 11/21/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Doug Cooley: BGG Review

Detailed review by Doug Cooley for BGG.
9
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
PaxSims: Review

Nice review by Rex Brynen for PaxSims.
4
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jesse Dean: BGG Review

Another early review by Jesse Dean on BGG.
3
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Nathan: BGG Review

Early review by Nathan for BGG.
5
Date: 11/6/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules (PDF)

Rule book posted by Joel Toppen on BGG.