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by tdavie
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Best American Civil War Strategy Games
Replies: 20
Views: 12051

It was the recent upgrades to Campaign Gettysburg (after having already become addicted to Seven Years War) and a very enjoyable Panzer Campaigns Stalingrad purchase that led me to buy Gettysburg (and Petersburg) by JTS.

Tom
by tdavie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Review: Battles of North Africa 1941
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: <t>Review: Battles of North Africa 1941</t>

Bought the game and it is quite daunting (I've only played the Napoleonic and Pike series, I've transferred all the pdf files to iCloud and look at them on an iPad while trying to learn the game. No comments yet other tnan to say this appears as a very thorough game.

Tom
by tdavie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Games
Topic: Does a game like this exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 5576

Re: Does a game like this exist?

Civ 6 with a duel or tiny sized map (the 2 smallest sized choices) with game speed set to online. Under the advanced settings you can remove or add 1 or 2 AI players if needed. Leave all victory options on. I can easily play a duel game with only 1 AI opponent in a few hours. The game is so granular...
by tdavie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Review: John Tiller's Seven Years War
Replies: 6
Views: 4141

Re: <t>Review: John Tiller's Seven Years War</t>

I've been playing the game pretty solidly since purchasing this and Republican Bayonets (which I haven't gotten to yet). Most of the time, the game are spent playing on a 28 inch monitor; although I've played it on 43 inch TV my old eyes make that out ass being a tad too fuzzy. I love the game and o...
by tdavie
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Wargaming for Beginners: How to make the most out of a daunting hobby
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Re: <t>Wargaming for Beginners: How to make the most out of a daunting hobby</t>

I started out with Risk sometimes back in the early 60's. Many friends had copies and it just gradually progressed into modifications; -let's replace the colored blocks w/toy soldiers and tanks -let's give the toy soldiers/tanks different capabilities -let's make it more formalized by drawing grids ...
by tdavie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Review: John Tiller's Seven Years War
Replies: 6
Views: 4141

Re: <t>Review: John Tiller's Seven Years War</t>

As a little hint/tip to brand new players - *turn on divisional colours*. It makes staying in command/control much easier. And in case new players would ever wonder - if a cavalry unit is out of command range, it is considered detached. And then that nice long sweeping flank attack you've planned go...
by tdavie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Here there be monsters: Empire in Arms and the dream of mega-wargaming
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: <t>Here there be monsters: Empire in Arms and the dream of mega-wargaming</t>

Streets of Stalingrad. Bought it and set it up at a friend's apartment (hah). We would always start out with beer on a Friday night after work, buy pizza or something and be 'determined' to play the game. We had 4-6 people who would have helped move counters and be order follower. The beer (and sani...
by tdavie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Computer Games
Topic: Republican Bayonets on the Rhine/Seven Years War
Replies: 2
Views: 3159

Re: Republican Bayonets on the Rhine/Seven Years War

My first game (introductory scenario in Seven Years War) did not go so well. I treated it like a traditional boardgame and (for the most part) ended up with disordered, disrupted and routed units. I did manage to push the Prussians off of the ridgeline (and held it), but my casualties were horrendou...
by tdavie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Computer Games
Topic: Republican Bayonets on the Rhine/Seven Years War
Replies: 2
Views: 3159

Republican Bayonets on the Rhine/Seven Years War

I just picked up these 2 games and after I become familiar with them am willing to play PBEM w/anyone. I've got all the time in the world because I went on long term disability (kidney failure), so I've been busy buying computers and wargames :) I started wargaming ~1972 and I don't t think it will ...

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