December 6, 2023

Back to the FL(W)GS! ~ #TuesdayNewsday 3/7/23

Our #TuesdayNewsday is your essential reading for the week’s strategy gaming headlines


We started this last year, and had a sputtering start, but it’s back!

We’re continuing to gather contributions for our FLG(W)S Spotlight, which will run every 2 weeks on Monday1.  Right now, we’re focused on US / Canada, but will eventually get to the overseas stores, too.

Yes, we need your help to tell us about your local wargame store. We’ve got a short online form for you to give us the info about the store, and a way to contact you for follow-up questions if we have any.
Please note that you’ll need a Google account for this form because there’s a place on page 2 for you to upload some of your own photos of the store.  And please do not scrape photos from their website; give us your pictures of the store, especially ones that can showcase wargames there.

(As a note to store owners / managers: it is totally OK and not gauche at all to submit your own stores!  This is about building the directory, and it’s OK to toot your own horns)



Not a bad sentiment from Ross


Our thoughts on the matter




What’s shipped this past week that you’ll find interesting



Crowdfunding or pre-orders ~ if you can order it now, here it is

Yes, this list a little light, but let’s face it, there will be at least 3 other pre-orders announced within 2 hours of this article going live



Save a few bucks with these deals

TN LNLP58bday



What’s happened with the Dragoons this past week



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

Oh, and within a few weeks, we’re going to have a special event announcement for the weekend of 20-22 October, but maybe you should start looking for hotels in the Raleigh/Cary NC area…

ConnexOnline 23 Stack

The Connections Online executive committee is pleased to announce the theme of this year’s Connections Online conference: “The Enemy Gets a Vote — Playing Red.” We’ll look at playing Red in wargaming, as well as what various professional communities mean by the term “red teaming.” (Hint: The definitions overlap, more or less, but terms frequently has discipline-specific connotations that may not be entirely obvious.)

The Core of the conference will run from 18-20 April 2023, with events scheduled from 1000-1600 EDT. Extended events (including both games and workshops) will run from the weekend before to the weekend after. Core events will be accessed through YouTube; registration information will be forthcoming. Previous conferences are accessible through YouTube (2022 and 2021).

Among the 12 planned core events we will have: What Is Red-Teaming, Red-Teaming Acts of God, The Ethics of Playing The Bad Guys, Advice for New Practitioners, at least one session on cyber warfare & red-teaming



Other great content creators from the wargaming world



News & notes from the business end of the gaming world

  • This week, Avalanche Press has an interesting article about the Russian machine guns of WW1
  • “You’re gonna need a bigger monitor” – Thin Red Line Games has a new combined VASSAL module that puts Less Than 60 MilesThe Dogs of War, and Die Festung Hamburg all in one insanely-large map
  • Hey guys, “coming soon” in December 2022 isn’t a good look for your site; “coming soon” in November of 2022 is worse
  • Oh yeah, and this!



Don’t forget we’ve got a dedicated area of our forums for the professional wargamers.



Something neat from outside the wargaming world we wanted to share with you

As we’d shared in our forums, here are the 2 different types of gas tank people


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.

We appreciate you visiting the Armchair Dragoons and hope that you enjoy our weekly news dumps!
Please leave us your feedback in our discussion forum, or in the comment area below.
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  1. if you guys submit enough stores, we can go weekly!
  2. Mörk Borg compatible!
  3. thanks for not doing it on Tuesday afternoon, guys!
  4. 3rd Thursday of the month
  5. you happy now, Gary?!

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2 thoughts on “Back to the FL(W)GS! ~ #TuesdayNewsday 3/7/23

    1. because when we hit the page on the Tuesday morning as we were making a final check for the news, there was no price for it, and it said “sold out” if you tried to add it to the cart, so it looked like it was sold out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      We’ll fix it for next Tuesday’s news!

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