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Good footage.

Surprised to see a single team. Maybe that's normal, but it seems dangerous: less opportunity for fire and manoeuvre, easier to pin down.
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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: Nazis? Never heard of them!
« Last post by SirAndrewD on Today at 10:50:13 PM »
Thanks SDR.  Really interesting.

Most interested in some of what you say about not liking South Korea.  That had some overlap with my very enthusiastic South Korean exchange student.   He brought me a government approved textbook that had some cartoon depictions of history that depicted the Japanese as buck tooth madmen and Roosevelt being told what to do against the Germans by horrible Jewish stereotypes complete with braids and big enhanced noses.

As to what you say Airboy, yeah, U.S. students have their problems.  My kids don't know one whit about the Constitution.  They don't even have the most basic of understanding about Communism or Fascism.

I've made my Government class a Constitution Class.  We just go over it line by line.  I keep to the approved texts where I can but use the Constitution as my basic document.

Not a lot I can outside that.  They get to me with no basic understanding.  I had to spend an entire class one time, in '05 with nothing written on my Smart Board but "Europe is not a Country, it is a Continent.  Austria is not Australia.  The U.S. was originally a colony of the United Kingdom, which was Great Britain and has England in it. "

I just made them stare at that for an hour. It didn't take.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Civ 4 Caveman to Cosmos Mod Update
« Last post by Boggit on Today at 10:39:24 PM »
That does look interesting (the mod, not the screenshot--I'll wait for her in VR).  Solops, do they list release notes in any format besides a Word Doc?  For those of us trying not to use free products rather than pay out the nose for MS Office...

If not, no worries, just thought I'd ask!  Thanks, guys, for posting this.  I played the old Civ IV Fall from Heaven mod about 2x as much as I ever played the original game, so if this mod has half the legs, I might be dusting off my old Civ IV copy.  You know, if I can actually find the DVD...   :)
You might have a problem with the DVD.

I tried re-installing CivIV; Warlords; and Beyond the Sword, but it doesn't work anymore because of a change Windows made. 2K were doing a Steam replacement scheme for people with disk copies, but that has expired.

You'll have to play it on Steam now, or the GOG version.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Strategic Command Classic competition
« Last post by Boggit on Today at 10:23:57 PM »
Do you all want another 3 rounds on top of this as Millipede suggests?

Should as Iudi1867 suggests: the max score for the Allies in the Philippines scenario, and the Soviets in the Stalin Drives West scenario be capped at 4?

Let me know what you guys think. If there is a majority in favour of the change, I will change the scoring to reflect your wishes.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Next build will be...
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Today at 10:08:36 PM »
metal tracks are the gateway drug of armor modeling.
tracks
turned metal gun barrels
photo etch
interior kits
working suspension


feed the addiction
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Wars of Succession
« Last post by MengJiao on Today at 10:02:13 PM »
I think I’m games like Wars of Napoleon and End all Wars, they are pushing the engine too hard. The AI simply cannot properly use diplomacy or grand strategy. Limit it to recruiting, building armies and moving them operationally and it’s great. But I think most realize that.

I would just say that if you have any interest in operational 18th century warfare and don’t dislike the AGEOD system, you should check this one out

  And, meanwhile, ships go sailing under an early-18th-century Sun:

  And more meanwhile, I may have set the AI to a too-thoughtful setting;  Prince Eugene was busy in Italy besieging Modena.  Not really sure why.  It was a bit suicidal since No supplies had reached him in a year or so and Tessy had taken all that had been sent his way.  No he seems to have vanished along with the Imperial Army.  Perhaps he offered himself the honors of war and teleported himself to Wien.  Last time he vanished, he turned up in the Alps -- but this time (unless Venice has joined the Grand Alliance) I can't see where he could have gone.
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^There was an actual mod for Napoleon TW on the Sudan campaign...I played it years ago. Not sure if it’s still available anywhere.

  I played a generic Mahdi in a miniatures extravaganza once long ago.  It was pretty much an excuse to do the 6000 pounds drops to 40 Rupee thing, but I wasn't having that and I instructed my loyal followers to  forget the long-range musketry and do a reverse-slope concealed flexible defense.  I think I won despite almost getting captured twice in figurine form in my Bungalow while trying to unscrew or secure a box of Gantling Guns with a pre-agricultural mattock or something. 
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Forum-Based Games / Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Last post by Cyrano on Today at 09:56:23 PM »
Very well played, Pratt.

Very well played.
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Wargaming / Re: US WW1 Games
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 09:01:55 PM »
Wings of Glory WWI

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Wargaming / US WW1 Games
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Today at 08:51:05 PM »
We are right in the middle of the 100th anniversary of the US participating in ground combat in WWI.  I have an itch to play some US WW1 games...but sadly I can't seem to come up with many.

I guess that one reason for lack of games is that the US ground forces didn't really start fighting battles until April 1918. So because of the relatively short period between April and November 1918, I can understand the lack of game coverage somewhat... 

And of course, for years WWI has suffered from the idea that it is all about trench warfare...  After you have gone over the top two or three times in games...who wants to play trench warfare again – right?

But the "WWI" the US fought in was much more mobile than the static battlefields of 1915-1917.  The Western Front of 1918 was the most fluid period of the war since 1914. 

The Germans, flush with seasoned troops from the Eastern Front launched several major offensives...Strosstruppen regularly broke trench lines...and there was plenty of open field running. The Germans almost got to Paris...again!!  Then for the US there was the Meuse Argonne Offensive...with plenty of movement...the largest US battle ever (in terms of soldiers participating).  Hardly “boring” trench warfare at all...

Still, the fact remains that there just aren't that many games that cover the US involvement as a major theme (there are plenty of games where the US shows up, for a cameo: Marne 1918: Friedensturm has the US Marines and US 3rd Divisions on board for example).

Below is the list games I have come up with so far...are there others?

Strategic
Over There – I have this...huge monster with no vassal module...so I will probably never play.  Interesting that it has a hypothetical war with Mexico mini-game.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7752/over-there

Operational
Rock of the Marne – The US 3rd Division helps hold the Germans from taking Paris in July 1918.  The game is MMP SCS with all of its good and bad aspects (fast playing, but some head scratching rules – at least for me -  for Strosstruppen for example)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29382/rock-marne

Belleau Wood – an old game from the early 80s that really is a delight to play.  There is a vassal module...  Would love to see more games like this one.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13522/belleau-wood

Meuse Argonne: The Final Offensive Decision Games folio game....game could definitely use some more WW1 flavor and chrome...kind of cookie cutter-ish.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144959/meuse-argonne-final-offensive

The Lost Battalion – Meuse Argonne – S&T game from 2003, hmmm...I might have to pick this one up.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11674/lost-battalion-meuse-argonne-offensive-1918

Devil Dogs: Belleau Wood 1918 – upcoming game from Worthington, looks good...but the BGG page is sparse and lonely.
https://worthingtonpublishing.com/product/devil-dogs-belleau-wood-1918/

Tactical
Great War Commander Combat Commander goes to WWI: includes French, German and US forces.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165967/great-war-commander

In the Trenches: Devil Dogs  and In the Trenches: Doughboys mix of scenarios including US. 
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/188455/trenches-devil-dogs
https://tinybattlepublishing.com/products/in-the-trenches-doughboys

Any others?








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