I did the graphic design on TestOfBattle.com‘s 82-page reference work by Bill Rutherford. I thought I knew a lot about small units’ composition from our dozens of Tractics games and time at the library with the US Army’s “green books” (available free online now!) But I was shocked at how much I had to learn… Continue reading US Army Small Unit Organization WWII
May 19, 2019 we had our first training game. I said it wasn’t a real battle but rather a training exercise so there wouldn’t be too much embarrassment when things went terribly wrong or to be too worried about rules perfection. We started out with a 1940 First Wave German platoon and 1939 British Platoon… Continue reading Chain Of Command Training Game
Category: “Good”. Since You Asked… Hardly a day goes by when a new member on a Facebook group asks, “What’s a good WWII ruleset?” And so without his giving any more parameters than “good”, some of us will respond with just a name… often also without any guidance as to why we like it and… Continue reading WWII rules
Two free e-books on terrain. A. I made an e-book on making Flexible wargame terrain for Civil War battles — although the same concepts can be used for World War II and other eras. Click MakingWargameTerrainEbook,_small for a free eBook (725kbs) or instead click for larger version MakingWargameTerrainEbook (print-ready version 6mbs in size). The purpose… Continue reading Free e-Books on Terrain
When I finally picked Nuts! as my rule set for Skirmish Wargaming, I had to decide on a theater and scale. I thought that the Brits and Germans in France ’40 would be out of the ordinary and hearkened back to how our original HO and Microarmor collections got started with the early years of… Continue reading From Troops to Nuts!
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!