April 13, 2024

Fall Assembly is 2 Months Away ~ #TuesdayNewsday 8/22/23

The Armchair Dragoons brings you #TuesdayNewsday to read up on this week’s strategy gaming headlines

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The Fall Assembly is 2 months away ~

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Registration & events are both live for the Armchair Dragoons Fall Assembly 2023.
We’ve got around 20 scheduled events, with plenty of empty table-space for pickup games in between. We’d like to add another big event or two, but until we start filling up the existing ones, it’s not a priority.

The latest update? A couple of designers are going to be joining us! Hermann Luttmann is coming to town. So is Bruce Maxwell. And Keith Tracton is going to make the trek, too! We’ll let you know if any others commit, as well.

Current Confirmed Game Sessions

  • NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot – learn with designer Bruce Maxwell
  • Learn to play Great Battles of the American Civil War
  • Playtest sessions of the upcoming Maneuver Warfare professional development / USMC card game
  • All-day Saturday game of It Never Snows, split into two 5-hour sessions. You don’t need to play in both, but are welcome to if you’d like
  • Triumph & Tragedy, with one session each day over the weekend
  • Bayonets & Tomahawks, with one session each day over the weekend
  • Littoral Commander, the USMC training-game-turned-hobby-game
  • Brief Border Wars for some conflicts you’ve never heard of
  • Gunfight Royale for a Wild West shootout

and more coming!

Convention Details

  • Badges are $40 for the weekend, which include some munchies, custom Armchair Dragoons swag, and whatever other prizes or giveaways we’re able to gather before the event.
  • Attendance is capped on this one because of the limited floorspace we’ve got inside the store and we want to make sure every player gets plenty of time on the tables.
  • Gamer’s Armory is planning to open early on Sunday just for us, so we can get an additional game session or two in, before the general public gets in the doors.
  • As noted on the convention site, we do not have a hotel attached to the facility. You can find local hotels here. We’re looking into a potential block deal with some local hotels, but with the State Fair in town it’s tough.
  • As a reminder, Regimental Patron-level Patreon supporters get a free badge for all Armchair Dragoons-hosted events.

 

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Games released in the past week that you’ll want to check outTN 8 22 23

 

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Crowdfunding, p500, pledge programs, whatevs yo! ~ if you can order it now & get it later, here it is

 

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Here to help you save a few bucks, or, y’know… spend more than you were planning if it wasn’t for a good deal

 

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There’s always something going on with The Dragoons, so we’ve always got plenty to tell you about!

Don’t forget we are co-sponsoring a research project with Beyond Solitaire about your favorite solo wargames, and we’ve got over 150 200 participants so far.  We’ll be covering this one from several angles in September.

Beyond Research Splash

 

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Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.


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Our fellow content creators from the wargaming world

 

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Various news & notes from the business end of the gaming world

  • Matrix Games / OTS looking for some testers for Flashpoint Campaigns
  • Asmodee Games had a monster $2bil investment coming from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund…  that all fell apart, for some reason
  • Note to designers / publishers: if you’re at a convention, and advertising a game as a “tutorial”2 then maybe don’t show up with the sequel, lead off with “I’m just going to point out the differences” instead of teaching the game, and ignore the purpose for which your attendees are there.  No one likes a bait-&-switch

 

 

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Hey, we’d LOVE to have some more action in the dedicated area of our forums for the wargame practitioners.

 

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Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing

 

That’s all for this week!
Be sure to drop by our forums and join the fun, and next Tuesday we’ll drop some more news on you.


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In a world of wargaming so grand,
Tuesdays, news spreads ‘cross the land,
Updates each week,
For battles we seek,
On the tabletops, forces will stand!

Footnotes

  1. 3rd Thursday of the month
  2. as in “we’re going to tutor you on how to play”
  3. this one dovetails nicely with our podcast episode last season talking about tabletop AI

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