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Reply #390 on: September 25, 2020, 04:40:43 PM

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Reply #391 on: September 27, 2020, 11:14:33 AM
Hey y'all!  It's EPISODE 3!

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https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-3-ww2-pto/

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Here are links to the article, books, the painting, and many of the great games mentioned in this weeks podcast. I'm sure I missed a few games here and there, so if you see something missing, or if I linked to the wrong game, please tell me. I also added a couple games here and there. For example, Check Your 6! Guadalcanal: The Cactus Air Force wasn't specifically mentioned and it is about the Cactus Air Force, so I added it.

I'm gong to list the article first, followed by the books, then the painting and finally the games. The list of games is mostly in order of when they were discussed. There is a video bonus at the end.

Article written by Rocky Mountain Navy

Coral Sea to Wing Leader: Wargaming Lessons Learned

Books

A Country Made by War : from the Revolution to Vietnam : The Story of America's Rise to Power by Geoffrey Perret

The Fleet at Flood Tide : America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer

Neptune's Inferno : The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal by James D. Hornfischer

Painting: At a Roadblock on the Road to Bataa

Source: The National Guard Heritage Paintings

The Games! - mostly in order as discussed

Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #4 – Pacific Theater of Operations (2019)

Old School Tactical: Volume 3 – Pacific 1942/45

Victory in the Pacific

The Last Hundred Yards Volume 3: The Solomon Islands
Please note: This games is still in the P500 process at GMT - probably stuck somewhere behind Mystery Wizard.

Operations Olympic & Coronet (2012)

Beachhead: A Game of Island Invasions in the South Pacific (1980)

Operation Shoestring: The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942 (1990)

Cactus Air Force

Cactus Air Force: Air War Over the Solomons (2012)

Check Your 6! Guadalcanal: The Cactus Air Force (2007)

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid (2017)

Dauntless (1977)

Whistling Death (2003)

War Plan: Orange (2014)

Plan Orange: Pacific War 1930 – 1935 (2016)

Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal – The Pacific 1942 (2016)

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018)

Absolute Victory: World Conflict 1939-1945 (2017)

Burma: The Campaign in Northern Burma (1999)

John Tiller Software - Japan 45

Empire of the Sun (2005)

USN Deluxe (2004)

Heros of the Pacific - computer game

Fleet Commander: Nimitz – The WWII Pacific Ocean Solitaire Strategy Game (2014)

Star Fleet Battles (1979)

Iron Bottom Sound III (2015)

Battlewagon (1981)

War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition

Tokyo Express: The Guadalcanal Naval Campaign – 1942 (1988)

Battle Hymn (1986)

Flat Top (1977)

Carrier: The Southwest Pacific Campaign (1990)

Great Naval Battles - computer game

Picket Duty: Kamikaze Attacks against U.S. Destroyers – Okinawa, 1945 (2013)

Devil Boats: PT Boats in the Solomons (2018)

Command at Sea: 4th Edition – War at Sea 1926-1955 (2008)

Seekrieg 5 (2004)

Series: Second World War at Sea (Avalanche Press)

Battleship Captain (2007)

General Quarters (Third Edition) (2006)

Combat Commander: Pacific (2008)

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines (2016)

Pacific Fury: Guadalcanal, 1942 (2016)

Bonus Video

bbmike brings up the televesion program Baa Baa Black Sheep, aka Black Sheep Squadron. I hadn't thought of that program in ages and it brought back good memories. Here's the opening theme. Oh, and bbmike: There were 36 episodes produced.






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Reply #392 on: September 29, 2020, 11:27:00 AM
 As far as PTO games, with land, sea and air factors, I look back several years....

https://www.matrixgames.com/game/uncommon-valor

It is old, but it does require the player to manage combat and logistics.



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Reply #393 on: September 29, 2020, 01:35:33 PM
Uncommon Valor is kind of a light version of the mentioned War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition. And yes, I do own both.  8)
Another one is Strategic Command WWII - Pacific Theater. It also features land, sea, and air.

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Reply #394 on: October 04, 2020, 02:05:44 AM
Um..., I don't want to steal Brants thunder about posting a link to the newest podcast and yet, because he hasn't done so himself, and I'm ready with the podcast notes, I will.

Mentioned in Dispatches, Season 5 Episode 4 – Georgetown University Wargaming Society

This is another great podcast. As always, if I mistakenly found the wrong article, organization, or game let me know so I can make corrections. I did take a few liberties: If the game is from a series, such as Combat Commander, I picked the game. Since we just finished discussing the Pacific Theater of Operations last week, I picked the Pacific version of that game. For Battle for Moscow, I link directly to Grognard's website and their section for that print and play game.

Near the end of the podcast, there was a game mentioned by Sebastian Bae called Hellenic Struggle - Peloponnesian War designed by some of his students. I could not find any available info about this game, so no link and I'm not including it in the list below. Enjoy!

Articles:

Raising a Wargamer by Caitlyn Leong

Your Boss, Players, and Sponsor: The Three Witches of War Gaming by Stephen Downes-Martin

Adjudication by Stephen Downes-Martin

CNA - Wargame Pathologies

Organizatins:

Georgetown University Wargaming Society
Twitter:@GUWargaming

George Washington University Strategic Crisis Simulation

Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity

Games:

Risk: Game of Thrones (2015)

Battle for Moscow - print and play - Frank Chadwick (1986)

Friedrich (2004)

Combat Commander: Pacific (2008)

Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006)

Axis & Allies 1942 Online

Panzergruppe Guderian (1976)

Games by students in Sebastian Bae's class:

Reconquering Rome by Caitlyn Leong, Charles Lewis, & Nikolai Rice


Heroes Rising: Three Kingdoms - Presentation by Sawyer Judge from Virtual Dragoons Assembly, Summer 2020





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Reply #395 on: October 04, 2020, 08:31:26 AM
Thanks for that! Friday was a little crazy around here so I appreciate the assist

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Reply #396 on: October 04, 2020, 09:25:10 AM
Thanks for that! Friday was a little crazy around here so I appreciate the assist
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Reply #397 on: October 09, 2020, 02:26:03 PM

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Reply #398 on: October 11, 2020, 10:43:45 AM
WORLD WAR ONE
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-world-war-i/

Greetings and welcome to an ordinary list of show notes for MiD season 5 episode 5. The focus is World War One and I'm keeping the notes as focused on that as possible, with a few exceptions. For example, at one point in the podcast, Blue Water Navy is brought up very briefly. I'm not including that in the notes. In another place, a couple Cold War games are discussed in relation to how games are designed. I am including those games.

I organized this into four sections: Games, Articles, Books, and History. If there is an asterisk with the game, that means the game might not have been directly mentioned. If I link to the wrong game, book, or article, or if my sources for the history material are unsound, please let me know.

Games:

Der Weltkrieg

Wings of Glory

Knights of the Air *

Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France (2012)

Gallipoli, 1915: Churchill's Greatest Gamble (2018)

1918/1919: Storm in the West

Path's of Glory

The Guns of August (1981)

Gathering Storm (2015)

Cataclysm: A Second World War (2018)

Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts (1975)
Wurzburg - (Hypothetical) A vital communications center, dominating the route of Soviet invasion into West Germany, which would be the site of a clash between Soviet Mechanized Rifle Divisions and the American Third Mechanized Infantry Division.

Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda (1980)

Brave Little Belgium (2019)

Schutztruppe: Heia Safari, 1914-18 (2020)

Coronel & Falklands: Naval Battles off South America, 1914 (2009) *

Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 (2017)


Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy (2018)

The First World War (2004)

Making History: The Great War - Link to archived version of website at the Internet Archive.

Diplomacy (1959)

Article:

Murphy's Law: April 30, 2003 - An essay meant to provoke a discussion about the last time there was a "new revolution" in warfighting.

There is an entire MiD episode about this topic. You can find it here: Mentioned in Dispatches, S2E1- Revolutions!

Books:

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 by Peter Hart

Brant brought up Pershing and his writings. I wasn't positive if he meant the official report, or his memoirs, so I'm including both.
My experiences in the First World War by John J. Pershing

Final report of Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief American Expeditionary Forces

The First World War : an agrarian interpretation by Avner Offer

RockyMountainNavy discusses a book about French battleships published by the US Naval Institute. I couldn't find the book from the description in the podcast. I am providing a search result that lists three possible books from what he described. All three look very interesting.

Search results for "french battleship" limitig to specific authors

History stuff:

Where did the American forces land in Russia during the Russian Civil War? The group was correct, Arkhangelsk and Vlodivostok.

Near the end of the podcast, RockyMountainNavy tells a story from the start of World War One about a German cruiser getting supplies in San Francisco. I agree with Brant, at first it sounds a bit far fetched, until you read it happened:

Source: New York Times. Aug 18, 1914, pg. 4

This is an interesting story and I had no idea this happened at the start of the war. If I can find the time, I'll start a different thread that will show more news clippings from the NYTs about the Leipzig in August of 1914.

Japan's involvement in World War One is also discussed.  The picture below is from the New York Times, 24 Aug. 1914, page 1.
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Reply #399 on: October 16, 2020, 10:19:41 AM
Tolstoi is going to hate us for this one, given the sheer volume of game links he'll have to pull together for it! :2funny:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-the-compass-games-holiday-catalog/

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Reply #400 on: October 16, 2020, 12:08:37 PM
Tolstoi is going to hate us for this one, given the sheer volume of game links he'll have to pull together for it! :2funny:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-5-episode-5-the-compass-games-holiday-catalog/

Challenge Accepted!  :bringit:



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Reply #401 on: October 16, 2020, 12:27:04 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover

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Reply #402 on: October 16, 2020, 12:44:22 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover

Oh I know, I just haven't had a chance to use the "bring it" emoticon yet and this seemed like a good opportunity.  :)



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Reply #403 on: October 16, 2020, 01:22:07 PM
I didn't say you couldn't do it!  I just pointed out that there's a LOT of games we cover

Oh I know, I just haven't had a chance to use the "bring it" emoticon yet and this seemed like a good opportunity.  :)

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Reply #404 on: October 16, 2020, 01:34:29 PM
Compass Games are already sharing it thru their social media, too

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