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Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/28/2024


Lord Stanley arrives at Piggy Longton 1472

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"...Piggy Longton is under the certain threat of Yorkist attack." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, sets the stage for our next Piggy Longton encounter. Why must Lord Darcy cautiously accept help from one who is "...gaining a reputation of duplicity based upon political expedience."?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/29/2024


Piggy Longton - Bishop of Dungborough’s perilous journey.

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"Nervousness flickered through the group as the cavalrymen started to move amongst them, eyeing them suspiciously." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, resumes Piggy Longton action with Stephen the Fearless and his travelling party entrusted to get a crucial warning to the King. "Suddenly there was a swirling melee with swords slashing to the right and left."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2024


December WWII gaming

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"Well, what do I know. It turns out it was great fun. Trust Richard Borg!" Prufrock recaps replays he enjoyed during the Christmas season with Memoir'44 and Undaunted Normandy. See which game gained the comment: "…the tweaks oozed class and induced that nodding satisfaction…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2024


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

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PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

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Game: Rommel in the Desert



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Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Craig Besinque
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Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
688
Date: 10/11/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Tasker Ryrie: Original Version Photos

Images of the "original original" version of this game published by "The Game Preserve" in 1982. Photos generously shared by Tasker Ryrie of Australia.
674
Date: 6/30/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Official Web Site

Columbia Games site page for Rommel in the Desert
683
Date: 3/12/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Errata (PDF)

Publisher Errata (PDF)
682
Date: 12/2/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Robert Wilson: BGG Review

Nice review posted by Robert Wilson on BGG.
681
Date: 7/25/2010
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ (PDF)

FAQ submitted to BGG
680
Date: 5/23/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Sandy Petersen: BGG Review

Good review by Sandy Petersen for BGG.
678
Date: 5/11/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Don Hessong: New Edition Map Changes

Comprehensive listing of map differences between the two Columbia Games versions.
667
Date: 10/31/2004
Poster: Mark D.
Official Errata for Original Edition

Publisher errata from Columbia Games.
679
Date: 6/24/2000
Poster: Mark D.
ADC Gameset (ZIP)

Complete Aide de Camp game set.
673
Date: 6/21/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Gary Chappell: Player Aids (zip)

A set of player aids (detailed turn sequence, buildup sequence, improved turn record, etc.) submitted by Gary Chappell with permission from Ken Hole of Canadian Wargames Group.
672
Date: 1/19/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Unofficial Original Edition Errata

Unofficial original edition errata submitted by Richard Wein.
668
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Brian Gregory: Review

Review by Brian Gregory.
669
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Mike Hoyt: Review

Review by Mike Hoyt.
671
Date: 6/6/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Christopher Weuve: Player Aids (orig edition)

Christopher Weuve provides these player aids for the very first edition of the game.
685
Date: 5/8/1985
Poster: Mark D.
Designer Q&A (PDF)

James Baker asked questions, and got answers, from game designer Craig Basinque. Published in the May 1985 issue of Game News.
677
Date: 12/15/1984
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules v1.02 (PDF)

Columbia Games official rules v1.02
675
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Front (PDF)

Front side of player aid chart.
676
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)

Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)
687
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Jay Selover: Review

Review written by Jay Selover and published in The Wargamer magazine.