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GameTalk: Card Wargames

Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~

Card / Deck wargames

Mention “wargame” and most of us traditional grogs think of hex maps, cardboard counters, dice and CRT’s. But a number of wargames are entirely card-based. What’s your opinion of card-based wargames? Do they measure or even surpass traditional board-based games? Or do they offer an entirely different experience? Any favorites or dislikes?


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GameTalk: Scales!

Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~

Scale – definitions

Talk about scale: Tactical, Strategic, Grand Strategy


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GameTalk: Civvies!

Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~

Civvies!

Although we often tend to think of warfare as conflict between two opposing armed forces, military operations have often been directed at civilians. Sometimes this is done to eliminate support or demoralize an enemy, but sometimes it is because civilians are a source of lootable resources. This in turn leaves the moral wargamer designer / gamer with a critical choice: should civilians be designed into a wargame, and if so, how? If one army is to protect a civilian body, should the opposing force to rewarded to destroy it? Or are civilians just to morally complex to include the wargame paradigm?


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GameTalk: Battles from Books

Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~

Battles from Books

Along with movies, non-fiction books can be an excellent resource for scenario designs. Have you ever played an fictional engagement that was portrayed in book? Are some authors (Clancy?) or eras (age of sail) easier to game than others? Sound off with favorites and examples.


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GameTalk: Combat Resolution

Byron Grant for GrogHeads ~

Combat Resolution

Buckets of dice? Or CRTs? Which one would you use when?


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