My original idea had been simple MS Word charts for Rail Gun---but Andy Nelson, of Paper Forge (and author of the excellent ASAT) has come aboard as artist/illustrator/playtester extraordinaire and has knocked out some great drafts of the ship data charts. Here's a preview. Rail Gun has gotten a lot prettier! Click the picture for much bigger image.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Here is a freebie scenario for my WWII rules A Sergeant's War, available from Wargames Vault. It's from the French Indochina War and features a platoon of French paratroopers attempting to slip out of a Viet Minh encirclement. Thanks for looking!
Friday, May 15, 2015
I recently bought Et Sans Resultat!, a grand-tactical Napoleonic wargame by David Esteness. I have a review of the rules here, with the acknowledgement that I haven’t played yet---these are my thoughts from a read-through. First is my summary of the game; I’ll follow up with comments and criticisms.
The brief version: As a gamer who is interested in recreating chaos and friction on the tabletop; who is interested in the issues of commitment/timing on the Napoleonic battlefield; and who digs the notion of a Napoleonic division being an unwieldy beast that you hurl into combat, I’m really excited to play Et Sans Resultat! The book is high-quality and the writing is clear. The game takes into account command and control problems, the deployment of divisions, and divisions become worn down and shot-up in combat. On the down side, I am disappointed by there being no scenarios included in the book, and don’t think that the game is great solo.
Overall: Great stuff and I look forward to playing it!