Member Blogs GS Gary Sax Updated January 28, 2015 3393 0
This is an AAR of a Fields of Fire patrol I just played. It is atypical in that it is a very *uneventful* AAR, I’m afraid. But that’s primarily because my previous patrol was such a mess and I triggered so many contact markers, making future patrols significantly easier. I think that the makers of the game did a bit of a disservice by not having the first mission performed be a combat patrol. Instead, they made it a full on attack. A patrol is much more manageable as it is only a platoon of guys. If you need...
Member Blogs GS Gary Sax Updated May 01, 2017 2551 0
I think I have better advice for starting out in Fields of Fire and where to start. Anybody who is curious and willing to take the plunge please read! And please buy it; it is a great, great game if you are into solo games at all and you surmount the learning curve. I was playing through a patrol type of scenario. I think I would recommend starting out with a patrol (like mission 3 in the WWII book). Try playing it without the darkness on the map, playing during the...
Board Game Reviews GS Gary Sax Updated February 01, 2019 12387 0
Who in their right mind plays solo wargames? Me!
Member Blogs GS Gary Sax Updated January 28, 2015 3111 0
Came across this post by wargame designer Charles Vasey, who just designed Unhappy King Charles, on TOS and it really struck a chord. We had just been talking in a thread here about how wargame designers tend to get a little less stuck in ruts than euros because they make mechanics to actually do something, not just to be mechanics. And right out of Charles mouth: "If I am reading people correctly they view rules like (for example) the subordination rules as chrome. I (on the other hand) view them as part of the historical background without...
Member Blogs GS Gary Sax Updated January 28, 2015 3151 0
I posted this in the forums but I really like my idea for BSG expansions, so I put it here in the blogs. Don't read too far if you've never seen the series and want to, I'm going to spoil the second season a little for you. But I think the second season provides an awesome opportunity to expand the game in more than just quantity.
Member Blogs GS Gary Sax Updated January 28, 2015 4813 0
I had a very nice experience this evening. I basically finally realized that I had improved at a game and completely routed somebody in it. Basically I was playing Twilight Struggle. I've been playing it a bit of wargameroom and also in the last 6 months had played it a bunch of times against a ftf opponent as well. Somebody e-mailed me out of the blue to play via e-mail on ACTS a couple weeks ago and I just absolutely fucking dickpunched him. He was an average player. Autovictory in 4 turns. I guess I'm just a...
Board Game Reviews GS Gary Sax Updated April 18, 2019 5382 0
Clash of Monarchs is a new GMT wargame on the Seven Years War (1756-1763). It's a CDG. 4 players--one plays Prussia, one Austria, one Britain and one France/Russia. It could easily be played 2 players. I have been playing it with some pretty experienced (not in COM) guys by e-mail and did some solo games. The VASSAL module is really the best one I've ever used. Here are my initial impressions, I'm absolutely going to need more play before I can rate it or be confident in my impressions. I'd like to hear...
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