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Wednesday Night Warfare! More Scharnhorst Campaign for Blücher

Wednesday Night Warfare!  More Scharnhorst Campaign for Blücher

We’re taking another whack at this one…

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Saturday Night Fights! Epic Battle of Zama

Saturday Night Fights! Epic Battle of Zama

It’s a cast of thousands! (OK, 8) fighting another epic ancient battle using C&C:A in the Tabletop Simulator.

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Classic Articles: A Different Theory of Japan’s Surrender in WW2

Did the Soviet Union’s actions influence Truman’s decision-making? ~

Brant Guillory, 8 August 2020

On #TBT, we bring you the occasional classic article – an older review or analysis piece we wanted to rescue

Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which is alternately considered both controversial and essential to ending the war.

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to hear a talk at the Mershon Center at Ohio State by Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, discussing the impact of the bomb on Japan’s decision to surrender.

INTRODUCTION

I attend[ed] a weekly seminar series at the Mershon Center for Security Studies and Public Policy here at Ohio State University. On some weeks, the seminar coincides with guest speakers. Last week, Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa came to talk, and this is a summary of his narrative. But first, it may be helpful to introduce Dr. Hasegawa by way of his Mershon Center bio:
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is professor of Modern Russian and Soviet History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current research interests include the political and social history of the Russian Revolution, focusing on crime and police in Petrograd during the Revolution, March 1917 – March 1918, as well as Soviet military history, collecting materials on V.K. Bliukher. Hasegawa is also studying Russian/Soviet-Japanese relations, especially the Soviet-Japanese War of 1945, Soviet policy toward the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951, and the Soviet-Japanese Normalization Talks, 1955-56. Hasegawa has published widely on the Russian and Soviet history, his most major publications being The Northern Territories Dispute and Russo-Japanese Relations. Vol. 1: Between War and Peace, 1967-1985. Vol.2: Neither War Nor Peace, 1985-1998 (UC Berkeley, 1998), Russia and Japan: An unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors, edited with Jonathan Haslam and Andrew Kuchins (UC Berkeley, 1993), and Roshia kakumeika petorogurado no shiminseikatsu [Everyday Life of Petrograd during the Russian Revolution] (Chuokoronsha, 1989). His most recent publication is titled Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan (Belknap, 2005). Dr. Hasegawa received his PhD from Washington University in 1969. (more…)

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Virtual Dragoons Assembly 2020 – The AAR

Virtual Dragoons Assembly 2020 – The AAR

Brant Guillory, 6 August 2020

So yeah.  We had a convention.  It was online, and it was virtual, and it wasn’t what we’re all used to.  But we darn sure took our best swing at it! (more…)

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Wednesday Night Warfare! Scharnhorst Campaign for Blücher

Wednesday Night Warfare!  Scharnhorst Campaign for Blücher

We’re running multiple simultaneous campaigns of this one….

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Virtual Dragoons Assembly Video Feeds

Virtual Dragoons Assembly Video Feeds

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 2 August 2020

Youtube Feeds for our Dragoons Assembly Events

There might be a broken link or two in here, but for the most part, here’s a whole lot of what was played and enjoyed at our first ever Virtual Dragoons Assembly

Thanks to everyone who joined us to make it a great couple of days of gaming!

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Happy Hour with Moe!

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Data Curation & Conflict Simulation: The Example of Harpoon (or, “What’s in Larry Bond’s Basement?”)

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World at War ’85 – Storming the Gap

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Salamanca, an Epic Commands & Colors Napoleonic battle

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Designing the “Heroes Rising: Three Kingdoms” wargame

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Introduction to Wargame Design at Georgetown University
(partial for now – full upload coming later)

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Brave Little Belgium

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Coastal Defense’s Influence on American History

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Conflict of Heroes – France 1940 pre-release

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Games & Sims for Training & Learning

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World at War ’85 – Storming the Gap

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Brave Little Belgium

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Conflict of Heroes – France 1940 pre-release

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Forlorn Hope – Song of Drums and Shakos

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Great Campaigns of the American Civil War: Cedar Mountain

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Moe’s Game Table – Interview with Uwe from Academy Games

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Prokhorovka, an Overlord M’44 WW2 battle

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Moe’s Game Table – Interview with David from Lock ‘n Load


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