A brick wall grid is exactly like a hex grid, just easier to draw.* After I posted ideas on my blog about how to buy or make a hex or brick wall grid, there was some discussion on the Rommel rule set forum about whether brick wall grids are different hex grids. And I contend… Continue reading Brick Wall Grid: just like Hexes
Important note: the Honour ruleset, Rommel, is not just about North Africa or following Rommel’s campaigns. All the World War II years and theatres of the war are portrayed. The designer, Sam Mustafa, likes to entitle his rulesets using a particular leader and Rommel gets the honours! My friend, Jeff, alerted me to this upcoming… Continue reading Waiting on Rommel.
This is about Judges Guild’s precursors and documents the early days of US wargaming: our local club fanzines, ICD News & A-Elim, 1970-1974 powered by teenage energy and an abundant lack of wisdom and Bob Bledsaw’s Middle Earth D&D Campaign 1974-1976. ICD ran officially from 1968-2011 and was variously known at Illinois Central Dictatorship, I… Continue reading ICD, “Middle Earth”: Judges Guild’s precursors
The photo is from my first Two Hour Wargames Nuts! game with my friend, Mark, we played while vacationing along the South Atlantic beach. You can see how I didn’t put much into terrain with 1:300 scale Dutch acting as buildings in 1:72nd scale! SCALE: NUTS! Final Version is 1-figure-per-soldier (or 1-model-per-tank) “skirmish” style ruleset.… Continue reading Nuts!
On the 4th of July, 1976, I was age 21, and with Bob Bledsaw, age 32, we officially started Judges Guild. We had a rollicking ride getting the business going but after 2 years of fantasy business adventures, it was apparent that something about our direction had to change. Therein hangs the tale. And I… Continue reading Judges Guild & after by Bill Owen
The photo shows Al Nofi (in the blue shirt) and James F. Dunnigan (in sunglasses) in Masstrict, Belgium during a lunch break on our 1991 Wargamers tour names Millennium of Mayhem. Another hero of my teenage years was Redmond Simonsen but he did not go on the tour. Bob Bledsaw was my roommate and it… Continue reading Board Wargames
I acknowledge Kelly Armstrong who made this alphabetical compilation of CD:TOB’s first edition. He sent it to me February 5, 2010 and then Daniel Grumble advised some omissions and corrections May 22, 2017 on the CD:TOB Forum that have been incorporated in this edition available in this post. It is an MS Word file with… Continue reading Index to Command Decision: Test of Battle