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  • #109016
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    We broke out Trench Hammer again on Sunday to play a German trench raid to capture British prisoners. The full AAR is on my blog with plenty of pictures! Check it out here:

    https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2019/02/burn-baby-burn.html

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109042
    Retroboom
    Retroboom
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    Amazing set up! Looking forward to your experiment with the Mud and Blood cards.

    www.RetroBoom.com
    Stafford, Va. Let's play!

    #109044
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Cheers buddy, I am looking forward to it too! I think the non-linear approach from Mud and Blood will work well with skirmish level such as this. IGOUGO is fie when dealing with larger formation type games, but when each figure is supposed to be a single man, it needs to be a bit less conventional!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109057
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    Thanks for posting!!

    #109059
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    No problem KB, I hope you enjoyed the write up!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109118
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Very nicely played and your table certainly kill the idea that WW1 games “look boring” as some people have opined around the internet ๐Ÿ™‚

    As I think I posted on the blog, looking forward to seeing what you do with cards.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109119
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Cheers Ivan. There really is a stance against the First World War from wargamers, isn’t there? I blame the 1960s historians and the poets…

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109120
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    I’ve even seen designers opine that you can only game the first couple months and the last.
    Meanwhile, nobody doubts for a moment that you can game Pickett’s charge or the cavalry attack at Waterloo.

    I wonder if the hundred year anniversary and stuff like the Great War youtube channel will lure more people in, though.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109122
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    There are very few that do attempt to change the flow of the river, yourself and the Lardies spring to mind immediately.

    The 100th anniversary has been even worse if anything, cementing old myths and inventing new ones. Very little revisionist history made it into the public sphere from my POV.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109123
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Who did the “Contemptible little armies” game? I really liked that one as well.
    Though it seems to have fallen out of gamers consciousness.

    My love for the setting comes from one simple source: Reading “All quiet…” when I was a kid. It was etched into my memory and I’ve been fascinated by the conflict ever since.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109124
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    I am not sure, I know the name, but have never played it. I have been surprised of the lack of FWW games at the conventions I have attended over the last four/five years. Very few have featured a timely game. We have played Square bashing at pivotal moments throughout the centenary, though, just to readdress the balance.

    I was always more interested in the Second World War, until I went for a weekend trip out to Belgium and then managed to get on an excavation at Auchonvilliers on the Somme back in 2003. Hooked ever since…

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109125
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Yeah, Square Bashing is another good one. And…that about rounds out the representation I think. Good on you to fly the flag.
    There was Over the Top but that’s been way out of print.

    I play more WW2, just because people like tanks and it tends to skirmish better, but yeah, WW1 is the true love.
    In fact, the first thing I ever wrote for money was a WW1 game (Trench Storm).

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109126
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    We always get an enjoyable game out of SB, it never disappoints. We haven’t had a game of WW2 for a while, the last was Rommel, last year some time. My mate has been doing the desert campaign in Rapid Fire, but we have drifted away from it in recent years and I was running the Malaya Campaign, but again, it’s been yonks since we gamed either. Must get back on it!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109127
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Since I’ve had to downsize a bit, I asked the kid what he’d like to game and he said “Tanks!” so I’m toying with doing 6mm for either North Africa or Eastern Front.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109128
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    LOL, he has his head screwed on right! We play Rommel in 3mm, that may be worth a look.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #109129
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I’ve kicked around 3mm. THe Picoarmor stuff looks fantastic, but I’ve wanted to get back into 6mm ever since playing Epic/Space Marine for scifi.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109130
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Epic was always my favourite of the GW output, that’s probably cos I like the operational level of gaming.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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