Sunday, May 17, 2020
I mentioned in my last post that I'm fortunate to have a group I can regularly game with. Most of these players are distant from me. Gaming online is something we're all familiar with. Dealing with the pandemic lock down hasn't been any impediment to playing.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
I think I've just needed a break from it all. Over the past few years I've been involved in gaming activities that are public, and involve a lot of people. There's been an inclination on the part of what I've been involved in toward teaching, and - dare I say it - evangelizing the hobby, various groups, and people's various agendas.
The first hint that I was tired of this came during last year's Origins. By the end of the week Origins had become an absolute misery for me. It was clear to me that wargaming didn't fit the convention, aside from the small group of people I was there with. No one cared about wargaming, and as a group, we'd made zero progress toward our stated goal of "bringing wargaming back to Origins." Not only were the wargamers not coming, but neither were the wargaming vendors.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
|Turn 1: Royalist infantry attempt to force their way across the Bussex Rhine to come to grips with Monmouth's rebels|
I spent a good part of the day today working on Horse & Matchlock, "Volume 0" for the Horse & Musket series from Hollandspiele.
Monday, July 15, 2019
0930 19 April 1809.
Yes, we jumped two hours. We have a lot of movement, but no one in contact as of yet. Keep in mind that I may do two, three, or even four hour turns in the interest of moving the game to action. You'll want to write your orders from this perspective. Figure you're providing direction for the day, not hour-by-hour. When something happens, that then may trigger order updates. Otherwise, formations are moving to carry out their existing orders.
In that spirit, we'll have another turn Wednesday evening.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
0730 19 April 1809
I only advanced time an hour. There were some important messages delivered this turn and I want to give players enough time to react to them.
I will send out status updates to everyone with current positions shortly.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
As an aid to players, I will be posting updates to game progress here, as well as sending an email and updating the forum. For readers not involved - I am umpiring a PBEM operational Kriegsspiel of Napoleon's 1809 campaign on the Danube. We are using the Le Vol de l'Aigle rules.
Current time: 0630 19 April 1809
I am waiting orders from at least one player. Please send these to me ASAP.
I'm mulling some changes in turn reporting. Expect some additional information each turn.
I'll be advancing game time today or tomorrow (July4th/5th).
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Here's an absolutely fantastic video on Kriegsspiel from Invicta. If you've ever wondered what Kriegsspiel is, or where wargaming came from, watch this video. Hat tip to Rex Brynen at PaxSims for pointing it out.