June 24, 2024

RIP Rick Barber – Tuesday Newsday 5/11/21

Every week, #TuesdayNewsday gives you a tour thru the headlines in the strategy gaming world  >>>

This Week’s Headline:

RIP Rick Barber, wargame artist extraordinaire.  People literally hung his maps on their walls as art.  In a world full of digital design, Rick would sit down with a drafting table and a box of colored pencils and at the end of it all, the world was a better place with his maps in it.

Kernstown map by Rick Barber (from Revolution Games)


This Week’s Other Headline:

Registration is open for Connections US, the original Connections conference, and the ancestor to our recent Connections Online conference.  Connections US takes place 21-25 June, right after our ACDC.  This year’s theme is “Ethics and Wargaming”.


Newly Released This Week:

  • The kickstarted copies of War & Peace 6th edition from OSS are starting to arrive in people’s hands, and videos are starting to pop up.
  • World at War issue #78 is now shipping to subscribers.  The included solitaire game is Drive on Suez.
  • Strategemata is now shipping their Carentan game.


On Sale This Week:


Newly Launched This Week:


This Week from the Dragoons:


News From The Wargame Industry:

  • Gimpy Gamer’s promoting a charity auction/raffle in western NC that’s happening soon, and they’ll ship stuff out to you
  • The Imaginetic Game Club is hosting free-but-must-register online game nights.  Next one is 5/19.
  • How did the Austrian ship Delphino win the only Austrian sea battle of the Napoleonic Wars?  And what does that have to do with the largely non-existent Austro-Hungarian/Hapsburg navy?  Avalanche Press tells you about it.
  • Blue Panther has completed their move from CA to TN, so the backlog of orders from the companies they print for – White Dog Games, Hollandspiele, and CSL, among them – should start to ease.


Something From Our Partners:


The Professional Wargaming World:


This Week on Six Degrees of Radio:

taking a break right now.  still stuff on the blog, but not shared here at the moment


That’s all for this week!
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