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by DeRuyter66
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Best Free Miniature Wargame Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 233

<r>If you do a list for the desktop publishing crowd I would recommend adding "The Perfect Captain" although the artwork on the rules, cards and counters of the various games could well be professionally done. A variety of rules for different periods are available (my favorites are Hoplomachia (Pelo...
by DeRuyter66
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts Teaches You to Watch Your Weight (And Fire *Everything*)
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

<t>Bill I am waiting for this one to go EA on Steam before jumping in. Since I have actually played with miniature ships on the real Olympia my preference is for the early end of the timeline. The part for Pre-Dreads and Dreadnoughts as the title suggests. If you peruse the Game Labs forum you'll fi...
by DeRuyter66
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Bataille Empire Review
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Excellent review. I have not had a chance to play yet but will soon. I did play a game of ESR this past weekend, giving a much more operational level feel to a Napoleonics game than BM though.
by DeRuyter66
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Convention Report: Fall In 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 291

<t>Thanks for the shout out Bill. Very nice write up. Little did I know I would have to sprint to the dealer hall as soon as I got to the convention to pick up the "Bataille Empire" rules! Of course at the time I hadn't pulled out my compass and map to figure out where it was located. As it turned o...
by DeRuyter66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Wargamer's Guide to: Miniature & Board War Games 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3111

Bill - Bataille Empire is available now and I believe On Military Matters has it. Will find out in a few days at Fall In.

That bomber game is reminiscent of the old AH B-17 game.
by DeRuyter66
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: We Were Soldiers: A Veteran's Take on Radio Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

<t>Excellent commentary Colonel. I at one time spent time in a Btn TOC in Germany (As HHC XO I had responsibility to set it up). Now you have me wondering why they couldn't have used the real 1:50,000 maps in the game!!<br/> <br/> Another thought I had was for the modern warfare this may not work be...
by DeRuyter66
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Further Reading - The Age of Sail
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

<r>Bill:<br/> <br/> Nice list - especially "The Admiral" !<br/> <br/> When I started sailing on a square rigged ship the captain recommended Harland's book to the crew. It is an excellent reference. Just to add several suggestions for US history:<br/> <br/> Ian Toll's "Six Frigates" is an excellent ...
by DeRuyter66
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Blocks! Richard III Review
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

This reminds me of the old AH game: Kingmaker. We used to use that game as a campaign setting for table top miniatures.
by DeRuyter66
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Black Seas: The Age of Sail Battle Game Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Actually the other way around - I pasted from here to TMP! ;)

PS - Oak & Iron is 17th century and while the focus is not specifically on the A-D wars they certainly have the models for it!
by DeRuyter66
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Black Seas: The Age of Sail Battle Game Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

<t>Rather than echo issues brought up on TMP, as an age of sail grognard, I have been waiting for play through videos on YT at a minimum. Suffice it to say that some of what I have seen is troubling for those looking for granularity in combat. For those gamers who don't know the difference between a...

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