Wargamers home and en route Over the years I have gotten to meet many wargamers around the world. For example: Arturo in Rome; Niek, Erik and Henk in Belgium, I got exposed to Battlegroup by Henk and it is my current fascination for a Skirmish or Squads/Platoons sort of game. After starting the ICD Wargame Club… Continue reading Travel for wargames
I added another JG Swag site to compliment the one that Bob Sr and I put up over 10 years ago at https://www.cafepress.com/judgesguild …and it’s called Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/judgesguild The Zazzle approach made it easier for me to imprint logos on dark fabric t-shirts so I have 3 of those: traditional brown, “embossed gold” and golden… Continue reading Additional JG Swag Site: Zazzle
A quick note that Keith McNelly has posted new scenarios for Volley & Bayonet including an updated version of Greg Novak’s campaign game based on the boardgame A House Divided. In total (click here) he has 6 scenarios including the campaign game. He also has posts featuring after action reports, here.
In 2009 I tested a concept of having larger units than a game system envisioned “mounted” lightly on steel sabot stands. Namely, vehicle miniatures that would each represent a platoon in Command Decision magnetized to be placed on a sabot so they could plucked as each became a casualty or one left behind on “overwatch” as… Continue reading CD Company Stands
The 5.9″ gun from Graf Spee is shown above. In the monthly issue of “All Guns Blazing of the NAVAL WARGAMES SOCIETY, I post this mention to those wargamers of military history buffs thinking of visiting Uruguay by air or sea: Uruguay, SCOW, an acronym standing for Southern Cone Orientales Wargamers Frequency: Games erupt, inquire to set one… Continue reading SCOW club near Montevideo
I saw an impressive 27′ long table (that looks like it might 1 or 1.2 meters wide or 40×48″) that a Simon Ford made for Battlegroup (rule set described below), below: WOW! This reminded me of other huge games we’ve played. For example on a 5×25′ table that Bob Bledsaw, Mark Whitehead and I made… Continue reading Bigger Is Better
Here are photos of various 1:87th scale miniature wargames we played from 1970-1974 using the Tractics ruleset. The main period was while we were in high school 1970-1972 and during that the games were almost weekly. Most (perhaps 70!) were planned scenarios, situations, as opposed to sort of thrown-together games (which we derisively called “slop… Continue reading ICD Tractics Situations