April 20, 2024

RIP Dean Essig ~ #TuesdayNewsday

Even with our editorial director goofing off in Florida over Spring Break, #TuesdayNewsday must roll on with the key headlines.


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We said it before, and we’ll repeat it: #fuckcancer

Wargame design titan Dean Essig has passed away.  It’s hard to overstate what a legendary figure he’d become, given that he was the brains behind several massive wargame series, like Operational Combat Series, Tactical Combat Series, Standard Combat Series, Battalion Combat Series, Line of Battle series, and Civil War Brigade series, among others.  He’s got a cabinet full of CSR’s, and more than a few best-sellers.

rip essig


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Gamesurvey.org is over 500 responses, with more continuing to come in.  As we’ve noted in our informal announcementsGS org

This study is being conducted as an online survey. The web address for the study is http://www.gamesurvey.org

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and there’s a bunch of demographic data at the front because the university requires us to collect it. Please note that 20 minutes is a realistic time frame for this, because like most academic surveys, there are a lot of questions, for statistical validity.

Gamesurvey.org is planned to stay open until 15 April 2024

Any and all hobby gamers are welcome to participate and submit their responses.

No survey is perfect, but we’re building on what’s come before and trying to push the field a bit further forward.

Look for more discussion as the survey continues, and we’ll have plenty of wrap-up as we roll along!


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5News 3 Incoming

This week’s releases that you’ll want to know about


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5News 4 launch

Getcher orders in now and then either (a) wait for it impatiently, or (b) forget your ordered it and be surprised later!


5News 5 falling

Saving money? Spending just as much but getting more for it?


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5News 8 Blogs

This week’s best written coverage from the wargaming world


5News 9 screen

The best videos this week from our wargaming friends



5News 10 industry

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



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5News 6 regiment

It’s been a busy week for the regiment; here’s what you might’ve missed!


5News 7 muster

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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5News 11 Pros

Focusing on the practitioner world ~ don’t forget about our dedicated area in our forums for the wargame professionals!


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5News 12 different

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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For news on each strategic scene,
With updates in tow,
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In battles on both tables and screens!


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