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
Here are some ideas and an accessories for Kingmaker. A portion of the redone map is pictured above and the full map PDF is linked in the second block of numbered items below. Starting Royals & Other Basics I felt that a reference card would be helpful for getting new players into the game, so… Continue reading Kingmaker: War of the Roses Play Aids
Here are accessories that fans of the Avalon Hill boardgame Hitler’s War may find useful. I am thinking about a Naval variant so watch this space. Click HitlersWarMapWhiteBorder for a reworked map in PDF (shown above) which was redrawn originally by Gary Krockover that I found at the Consim site. Apparently his goal was to… Continue reading Hitler’s War Reworked Map
Great Battles of World War II is a ruleset by Bruce McFarlane where each stand represents a company so a player will generally command a 1-2 regiments (each 2-4 battalions). Scale varies by scenario 150-200 yards per inch and 15-240 minutes per turn. With 8-10 turns per ‘day’, many scenarios allow for 2 or more… Continue reading Great Battles of World War II Introduction