Saturday, January 20, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
I don't have any operational treatments of Hellenistic warfare (computer or boardgame), but AGEOD's Alea Jacta Est is a very good operational game covering a pretty broad swath of Roman-era war. At the moment I'm trying the Cantabrian Wars scenario, a ten year long series of campaigns by the Romans to subdue northern Hispania.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
BAR Fontenoy, David and I set up the Fontenoy historical scenario from Vae Victis' The Victories of Marshal De Saxe. to play on our next gaming night.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
While I'm admittedly most interested in the history of and gaming of the period 1680 to 1780, my interests do extend beyond that at least a century in either direction. To wit, I grabbed Matrix's recently updated The Operational Art of War IV specifically for the pre-WWI and WWI scenarios.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
having some items on sale! If you're a veteran JTS player, now is a great time to pick up a game you might not have. If you've never played but think you might like to give these games a try, you can grab a title for a few dollar less right now. Go on, you know you want to!
Friday, November 24, 2017
|The 1st Band of the French Companies has nearly cleared the island. Imperial forces are on the move.|
|Montmorency's French relief army moving to force the passage into the city while English and Imperial forces begin to move toward the French flanks|
I've been reading Sir John Fortescue's A History of the British Army - Volume I (1066-1713). The section on the evolution of Renaissance armies after the introduction of gunpowder I found particularly fascinating.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
|Marlborough poised on the Moselle for an attack on Saarlouis, waiting on Allied reinforcements|
A few weeks ago I responded to a question on Facebook concerning artillery organization during the 1705 Moselle Campaign during the War of Spanish Succession. After doing a little research from my ever-growing library of books on 18th Century war, I was intrigued enough to want to game out the campaign itself.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
|The Army of the Potomac poised to attack Lee's Army of Northern Virginia|
Last weekend my children and my wife, and my son's fiancé indulged me with another multiplayer game of Pub Battles from Command Post Games. This time we took on the newest in their line up: Antietam/Sharpsburg.
For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, my review of Hollandspiel's new game Table Battles is available at Grogheads. The summary: A surprising game that plays quickly and presents a wealth of subtle play and interesting decisions. It doesn't look like a wargame, but this grog says it is.