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Previewing Rulebooks
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Quick Thoughts on Previewing Rulebooks

Size matters. Lets face it, we all know about the wildly varying lengths rulebooks that accompany this hobby. However, what we don’t always talk about is how well rulebooks use their girth. Seriously. Today I’m

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Get Off the Beaches
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Normandy ’44 – Get Off the Beaches!

Today we’re looking at the first turn in Normandy ’44 [BGG] [GMT Games]. Clearly, the advice to “get off the beaches” applies, it is a Normandy game after all. We’re actually going to look at

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Normandy 44 Rulebook
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Normandy ’44 – Rule Notes

I’m preparing to revisit Normandy ’44 and wanted to make some rule notes. I threw this together about things that have occurred to me this time around. I’m looking at the latest living rules which

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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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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 relaunch 2020
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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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Game of the Year 2012
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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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