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Battle Lab: Team COIN Wargaming – A “How To” Primer

Battle Lab: Team COIN Wargaming – A “How To” Primer

Brant Guillory, 12 September 2020

It’s hard to overstate the influence that the COIN series of games has had on the wargaming world over the past decade.  Heck, its influence has gone beyond just wargaming (Root!), unless you write for Meeple Mountain.  They’ve been covered in the Washington Post, and used by the military for training exercises.  Volko Ruhnke, the godfather of the COIN series games, even spent a few hours with GUWS explaining how to design one. (more…)

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Monster Games

Monster Games

Gary “Ardwulf” Mengle, 10 September 2020

How do you eat an elephant? ~

Many wargamers can hear the quiet siren’s call of the complex monster, the game with a thousand counters and 50+ pages of rules… or more. For those of us who desire simulation over competitive gameplay the song can be particularly strong. Sure, that game of For the People is enjoyable for a long afternoon, but we still thirst for the big, deep, epic, massive game that takes weeks or months and hundreds of hours to play.
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My Own Worst Enemy ~ Napoleon’s Last Battles – Ligny Turn 1

My Own Worst Enemy ~ Napoleon’s Last Battles – Ligny Turn 1

Mike Colello, 4 September 2020

The Battle of Ligny gets underway! Can the Prussians stop the French?

 


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My Own Worst Enemy ~ Guadalcanal – A Combat Boots Game

My Own Worst Enemy ~ Guadalcanal – A Combat Boots Game

First look at a new folio wargame from Dark City Games

(ed note: Dark City Games are back?! w00t!)

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My Own Worst Enemy ~ Don’t Tread on Me Turn 15

My Own Worst Enemy ~ Don’t Tread on Me Turn 15

Is Lord North now seeking new employment?

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My Own Worst Enemy ~ Don’t Tread on Me Turn 14

My Own Worst Enemy ~ Don’t Tread on Me Turn 14

Turn 14 could be the last turn. Will it be?

(ed note: we’re a little late this week because of the convention. sorry!)
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