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ASL Homecoming: The Beginning

This is the story of my ASL Homecoming. ASL, or Advanced Squad Leader, can be a polarizing subject for folks in the wargaming community. It’s “all-in” on hyper-detailed rules, expensive out-of-print modules, and has been

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Charles S Roberts Awards 2020 – My Ballot Part 2

The deadline for submitting your Charles S Roberts Awards 2020 ballot is fast approaching (June 15, 2020) so don’t hesitate. This article completes my voting for the Charles S Robert Awards 2020. In the last article we went through the majority of the big boardgame-based awards. This time around, it’s a mix of board, computer, and hobby-related categories. So, without further ado…let’s dive in!

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CSR Ballot 2020 Part 1
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My Charles S Roberts Awards 2020 Ballot – Part 1

The Charles S Roberts Awards, CSR Awards hereafter, reappeared unexpected in 2020. The gold standard in wargaming opened up for a more democratic approach to selecting the winners this year. Revisions to the voting included providing additional categories to recognize independent non-publisher creators. Today, I’m sharing my picks for this year’s CSR Awards and why!

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WargameHQ Relaunches for 2020

“I’m glad to know that’s in the HQ!” Harold Buchanan (Twitter, far too often…) WargameHQ started with this harebrained scheme that if I could get a good looking site together that could focus JUST on

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Where Are The Umpired Conflict Sims?

It’s old hat now that Dungeons & Dragons, published by Wizards of the Coast, has seen a massive resurgence in popularity. Combat, is facilitated as essentially an umpired conflict sim. It goes beyond that, of

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The 2010’s – Andean Abyss (2012)

Andean Abyss is the brainchild of Volko Ruhnke that launched the Counter Insurgency (COIN) series in 2012. I like to look at the games we covered in 2010 (Labyrinth: The War on Terror 2001 –

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Tactical Genius: A Look at Fields of Fire

Wargaming has an existential crisis each time a player sits down at the table. Fields of Fire is one of the few titles that doesn’t suffer from this existential affliction. Players must ask themselves, “who

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