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Charles Turnitsa
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Wargamer's Guide to the English Civil War - review
This is another review in the Once and Future Rules series, of wargame rules that are out of print, but that got a lot of
play at one time (at least, in the clubs and groups I played in since
the early 1980s). I have mentioned my love for renaissance gami...

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Having played them twice, I can say I have mixed feelings. I love the book, and the troop characteristics, but there is a lot to remember and/or look up to make sure you get it right. As a friend put it, "a lot like big battle DBA, but with more headache". I think I have to try them a few more times, to see if our objections are those of new players (with these rules).

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Space Gaming - 2d vs 3d maps
A discussion group on Facebook that talks about Traveller related items has been talking about 3d mapping vs 2d mapping.  I am a big fan of Classic Traveller (1977) and its derivative games.  Those include MegaTraveller, T4, T20, T5 and Mongoose Traveller. ...

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Chainmail Supplemental Rule - Post-Melee Results
Chainmail has many ways in which to recommend itself as a fast play set of big battle Medieval rules.  One of the more troubling areas, however, is in post-melee morale. To a modern eye, this is a set of mathematical calculations that will slow down the flo...

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Dice Spreads, Probability Curves, and Rules Writing
In advance of an upcoming article I am planning to write, where I review the Knights and Magick rules (by Arnold Hendrick, and published by Heritage back in 1980), I wanted to address a rather interesting dice mechanism that are employed in the rules. That ...

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Hackbutt & Pike - review
This is another review in the Once and Future Rules series, of wargame rules that are out of print, but that got a lot of
play at one time (at least, in the clubs and groups I played in since
the early 1980s). So, the renaissance has remained (through mos...

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Angriff! - review
This is another review in the Once and Future Rules series, of wargame rules that are out of print, but that got a lot of
play at one time (at least, in the clubs and groups I played in since
the early 1980s). This is a review of the Angriff rules, by Mye...

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Memorial Day Weekend, Williamsburg Virginia - the Williamsburg Muster.  Great gaming convention, it only needs you to come and play.

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Sub Roman British Army in Wargaming (Early Dark Ages part 2)
Continuing the discussion on Dark Ages Britain, and wargaming in the earlier part of that period. The above is a simple statement, but it begs the question as to how one decides to define what the Dark Ages are . . . but presumably that period between the e...

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Medieval Periods - Early Dark Ages
Early Dark Ages Wargaming You say 'Sub-Roman' I say 'Arthurian' A very interesting period in British military history is the period of the various kingdoms and migrations/invasions that took place between the 5th and 9th centuries, AD.  The armies are small...
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