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Homo Ludens - Wargame Book Club #1 - Simulating War - Philip Sabin

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Fred Serval tries a different format for his Homo Ludens web site. In this first episode of the Wargame Bookclub, we will discuss Philip Sabin's Book: Simulating War. An exquisite panel: Natalia Wojtowicz (Wargaming Experiences - @Wojtowicz_N), Riccardo Masini (Le guerre di carta 2.0 - @RMasini_WLOG), David Thompson (Undaunted Normandy - @djackthompson), Cory Graham (Vijayanagara - @Chaosgoat)

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/4/2021


Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Napoleonic Prussian Fusiliers

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Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Prussian Fusiliers - We have four codes of Fusiliers available now; there will be a pack of Fusilier Schützen which is next in line with the first of the cavalry.Prussian Army of 1806. Highlighted on the "Wargame News and Terrain" site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/31/2021


Bosworth 1485, Percy attacks!

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"...by sword, by bill, with righteous conviction and by virtue true we shall suffer our enemy to kneel before their King this day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, indulges in a bit of battle of Bosworth "what if" for a miniatures engagement. Lots of photos of Norm's excellent miniatures in a tight fight where "Both sides are starting to feel the losses, the Stanleys are close to having to take their first break test, while Percy’s men are clearly tiring…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2021


Slingshot 336

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"...the idiosyncracies of Slingshot are the idiosyncracies of the membership...". Prufrock explains his satisfaction that Slingshot, the journal of the Society of Ancients, just keeps on chugging. Despite the onslaught of a number of recent trends, "…Slingshot still holds true to its original amateur, collective ideals. Now into its 336th edition, long may that continue!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/26/2021


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Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Pub Dates
Game: Next War: Taiwan
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: GMT Next War Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mitchell Land

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 2/22/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
A Hop, Skip, and an Amphibious Assault — Playing Next War: Taiwan (Part 4)

"This turn was all about the Allies." Ian Sullivan winds up an intense replay of GMT Games' Next War: Taiwan. As with his recent play of sister game Next War: Vietnam, Ian sees a surprise twist ending. And is moved to comment that "I absolutely loved the cyber rules…"!
Article ID: 10
Date: 2/19/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
A Hop, Skip, and an Amphibious Assault — Playing Next War: Taiwan (Part 3)

"The Naval Battle for the Taiwan Straits is well under way!" Ian Sullivan keeps the action coming with his replay of GMT Games' Next War: Taiwan. The Allies seem to be gaining some momentum, but then "China made a string of seemingly impossible die rolls, which led to several key successes."
Article ID: 9
Date: 2/17/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
A Hop, Skip, and an Amphibious Assault — Playing Next War: Taiwan (Part 2)

"The Chinese exploded out of the beachhead..."! Ian Sullivan continues his fast paced replay of GMT Games' Next War: Taiwan. As the Allies press to get more relief to the beleaguered island, it "...seems inevitable that the largest naval fight since the Second World War may be soon in the offing."
Article ID: 8
Date: 2/15/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
A Hop, Skip, and an Amphibious Assault — Playing Next War: Taiwan (Part 1)

"There are several challenges intertwined in this game." Ian Sullivan is back, this time playing GMT Games' Next War: Taiwan. Will the Chinese be able to invade? "I imagine the PLA commanders sympathizing with Richard III at Bosworth Field….my kingdom for an amphibious assault ship….I wonder if the PLA reads Shakespeare?"
Article ID: 7
Date: 12/24/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Lestrade's Quick Look at Next War: Taiwan

Brief but pithy review of GMT's "Next War: Taiwan".
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Hudson's Hideout - A Little Simple Combat

Gamer Hudson gives a synopsis of the combat process in GMT's "Next War: Taiwan".
Article ID: 5
Date: 2/24/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

GMT's Next War: Taiwan simulates effectively the complexities of modern warfare, with a little politics thrown in. Basic and Advanced rules give players options for depth of simulation, but the nature of the subject matter still requires a steep learning curve. Sean Stevenson, writing for Armchair General, takes us on a tour of the game... 
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/16/2015
Poster: Mark D.
InsideGMT: New Scenario

Mitchell Land, designer of Next War: Taiwan, has created a new scenario for Next War: Taiwan that allows players to play the Advanced Game scenarios, but ignore any naval aspects. 
Article ID: 3
Date: 1/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
First Minnesota Historical Game Society: Replay

Another unbelievably good replay by David Dockter and the guys at the First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society. If you're ready to immerse yourself in Next War: Taiwan, here's where you should start...
Article ID: 2
Date: 1/7/2015
Poster: Mark D.
InsideGMT: Examples of Play

Mitchell Land, designer of Next War: Taiwan, pens an extensive example of play for the InsideGMT blog. And not a moment too soon; I think my buddy Pete is about to coerce me into an extended session with this game…
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/15/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Next War: Taiwan - Started Shipping today!

Next War: Taiwan starts shipping today! Really looking forward to this one.