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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)

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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.

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

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Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: COIN Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Marc Gouyon-Rety

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 5/21/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“Who are the Britons?” Morgane Gouyon-Rety Mints a Roman COIN Embedded in Arthurian Legend with GMT’s “Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain”. Board Game Review

"Player’s need to be mindful that they don’t let that shiny card event become a cursed monkey’s paw that promises wealth while bringing ruin." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, giving it a 96% rating. Despite one minor quibble, Ray has become quite a fan of the game: "Don’t be daft – seek a copy of Pendragon for your collection, or I shall be forced to taunt you a second time."
Article ID: 10
Date: 10/20/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
PENDRAGON: THE FALL OF ROMAN BRITAIN

Ross Lockwood from The Board Gaming Life gives us a review and replay of PENDRAGON: THE FALL OF ROMAN BRITAIN published by GMT Games.
Article ID: 9
Date: 10/4/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 10 – The Arthurian Legend

"… we are going to focus on a very visible, and sometimes controversial, aspect of the game…" Designer Marc Gouyon-Rety describes how he incorporates elements of the Arthurian legend "…that are plausible in what we know of the historical framework…" in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. "It appears that he [Arthur] was not a king but a 'leader of battles' (Dux Bellorum)…"
Article ID: 8
Date: 5/31/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 9 – The Fall

Will you experience "…a magic power of boardgames…"? Marc Gouyon-Rety and Volko Ruhnke discuss what they feel is a unique dynamic of their GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, namely a full-fledged change of "political-military-economic affairs". "In Pendragon, we can begin in a diocese of the Roman Empire and end amidst warring kingdoms of the Dark Ages."
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/21/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 8 – Imperium (Part 1)

Roman Rule, Autonomy, Fragmentation?!? Marc Gouyon-Rety explains why and how the broad historical scope of GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain requires evolution of the rules and victory conditions as the game progresses. So: Fragmentation means "…only naked land grab remains as a victory condition for the Saxons…"
Article ID: 6
Date: 3/29/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 7 – Control, Population and Prosperity

Ravage or Rule? Marc Gouyon-Rety considers the differing goals faced by barbarians and "Civitates" in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Just how do you get those “Prosperity cubes“?
Article ID: 5
Date: 1/27/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 6 – Settling Britain

What's the downside of a Settlement? Marc Gouyon-Rety points out that it is "...essential for [barbarians] to settle on the island itself to compete for a win..." in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Yet at the same time "Settlements also constitute liabilities for the barbarian factions..."
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/2/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 5 – Foederati

Will you risk "Adventus Saxonum"...? Marc Gouyon-Rety reveals the up and downsides of recruiting barbarians (Foederati) in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Sometimes it can save your bacon, but "...what is often a short-term fix can turn into a long-term nightmare…"
Article ID: 3
Date: 12/5/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 4 – Battles & Assaults

How to choose: Field Battles, Assaults and Strikes? Marc Gouyon-Rety covers the nitty gritty of combat in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Just keep in mind that, "... fully defended, Towns are extremely tough nuts to crack."
Article ID: 2
Date: 10/19/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles Vol. 3 – Counter-Raider Warfare

"...raiders often are not interested in a fight, especially when confronted with an overwhelming force..." Designer Marc Gouyon-Rety is back with more insights into his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. This time, he's looking at the flip side of the raiding coin: how can civilized Britons combat the more-than-pesky Saxoni and Scotti plague? You need tactics for battle; and then a little high level strategy too: "...starving them of Renown is the best way to prevent or at least limit further raids..."!
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/30/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles Vol. 2 – Raiding

"...you need considerable Renown to launch a Raid." Marc Gouyon-Rety exlores the ups and downs of raiding in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Considering the intriguing factors the game weighs, sometimes "...raiding takes the character of betting..."!