Star Struck

I have successfully ignored Star Wars X-Wing™ for many years. Somehow with the new film Episode VII – The Force Awakens I got interested to give it a try. Most important was my discovery of a online source for solo game play:  X-Wing Miniatures AI. Also I wanted to have a good reason to put to good use my newly acquired mouse pad planet.

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Rebasing the Great Northern War

Probabely every wargamer knows these moments when he needs to decide how to base his wargames models. Basing mostly depends on the rules you use. With the more common rules like DBX or FOG this has standardised on 40mm width by 15 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 / 80 mm depth. When playing games set in the 1700 to 1820 horse & musket era you find a much greater diversity of wargames rules and thus also basing standards.

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Commands and Colors: 1808 Rolica 1st French Position

Lately we had a go via VASSAL at the 1st scenario, Rolica 1808 (French 1st position). I took the British side, my brother the opposing French. Here is the documentation on how the battle evolved.


Turn 1 and 2 we see the deployment of forces, some preparatory gun fire, and the first British advance towards Rolica. The French reposition their brigades to cover the town.

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This computer game is a conflict simulation of the 1930th with tremendous depth. The entire world is covered from 1936 to 1950. The major powers are competing for world conquest of one of three antagonistic blocks, the Allies, the Axis, and the Comintern. Each Block has a specific list of victory conditions that need to be met.

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