ICD Tractics Situations

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

Hidden Movement System

In the 20th century a battlefield became “empty”, at least at first glance. All sides made great efforts at concealment and even when field works were visible, camouflage and “dummy” positions misdirected the enemy while smoke was used to conceal movement. So it’s natural that gamers wanting “realism” would strive to allow the defender to… Continue reading Hidden Movement System

Free e-Books on Terrain

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

Bruce Weigle’s Nice Terrain Tables

June 2, 2014, My terrain is much simpler than Bruce’s featured below. My emphasis is on flexibility rather than diorama-like beauty. I use a “European Fields” Hotz Mat over styrofoam “hill” contours. You can see a play-by-play of a game using this terrain in a Free eBook pdf (30 mini-pages) found here. August 24, 2013,… Continue reading Bruce Weigle’s Nice Terrain Tables