featured »

Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Paul Comben December 19, 2014 4

By Paul Comben The Battle of the Little Big Horn Review Designer: Eduardo Rojas Publisher: Waddingtons Games (1962) So who remembers this one? For no small amount of time I have told people that my first

Read More »
 Prelude to Waterloo – A Boardgaming Way Essay      

 Prelude to Waterloo – A Boardgaming Way Essay      

Other December 15, 2014 0

By Paul D Fish DVM On April 6, 1814 Napoleon was forced to abdicate his thrown and go into exile on the island of Elba, near his birthplace in Corsica. He remained there for

Read More »
“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

Other December 14, 2014 0

From the Revolution Games Staff: The stifling hot morning of August 9th, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps of Confederate veterans encountered a lone Union division under the shadow of Slaughter’s Mountain (also

Read More »
A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

Hermann Luttmann December 14, 2014 0

by Hermann Luttmann “The tragedy is that, obsessed with avoiding defeat, he was blind to a beckoning victory.” – David Ascoli, author of A Day of Battle, referring to French Marshal Francois Bazaine The Battle

Read More »
Chainmail: Medieval Combat – A Boardgaming Way Review

Chainmail: Medieval Combat – A Boardgaming Way Review

Other December 1, 2014 0

By Tom Thornsen Chainmail – First Impressions Designer: Richard Berg Publisher: Worthington Games (2009) [Chainmail: Medieval Combat should not be confused with the game Chainmail, the miniatures game created by Gary Gygax in 1971. Richard

Read More »
MMP’s “The Tide at Sunrise” – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

MMP’s “The Tide at Sunrise” – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

Other November 20, 2014 2

 By Tom Thornsen The Tide at Sunrise Designer: Yukihiro Kuro and Adam Starkweather Publisher: MMP (2010)   A few years ago Multi-Man Publishing© issued The Tide at Sunrise in its International Games Series (IGS), this one from Japan

Read More »
Take Me To Your Leaders!  Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Take Me To Your Leaders! Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and their Counters in Wargaming – A Boardgaming Way Survey

Paul Comben November 17, 2014 3

By Paul Comben A few months ago I took at look at how military notions of command were (or were not) translated into board wargame  mechanisms. As a sort of follow-up to that, I

Read More »
Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Hermann Luttmann November 10, 2014 0

By Hermann Luttmann At Any Cost: Metz 1870 Rules  1.0 Introduction On the morning of August 16th, 1870 at the Gravelotte crossroads outside the fortress of Metz, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French Second Empire, turned

Read More »
Heights of Courage and Yom Kippur – A Boardgaming Way Paired Review

Heights of Courage and Yom Kippur – A Boardgaming Way Paired Review

Mitch Freedman November 10, 2014 0

Review by Mitch Freedman Heights of Courage Game Design – Steve NewhouseGame Development – Ernesto Sassot / Dean Essig ————————————-  Yom Kippur Game Design – Al SandrickGame Development – Dean N. EssigThe Gamers, Inc.

Read More »
Victory Games’ – The Civil War – A Boardgaming Way Review

Victory Games’ – The Civil War – A Boardgaming Way Review

Other November 6, 2014 12

By Tom Thornsen Victory Games – The Civil War Designer: Eric Lee Smith Publisher: Victory Games (1983) In 1983, Victory Games published The Civil War, one of the classic games to cover the entire American Civil War. 

Read More »