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by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Future of Wargamer
Replies: 29
Views: 9253

Re: <t>The Future of Wargamer</t>

For EIC Joe: I think Brant's comments are directed more at the Wargamer archive's limitations and not WBM, specifically the fact that one has to go to a third party location (WBM) for information he believes should have been retained on site here (Wargamer). Admittedly I did NOT check one of his art...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Future of Wargamer
Replies: 29
Views: 9253

Re: <t>The Future of Wargamer</t>

Just for the record and FWIW, NONE of the Wargamer articles are gone or lost. On this very site* I was able to track my own writing back to 2014 when Scott Parello was EIC. As for the other pieces I wrote before that (when I was enlisted into the organization by James Zabek), I found those as well o...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: A Wargamer's Guide to IL-2 Sturmovik... in VR!
Replies: 3
Views: 872

<r>Well guess who doesn't have a MicroCenter anywhere near <E>:)</E>?<br/> <br/> The new rig actually cost $ 300 + less than that, and I went strictly by the specs on the Oculus Website. Given the type of games I play, which are nowhere near the high end stuff I see out there now, this should be fin...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: The Future of Wargamer
Replies: 29
Views: 9253

Re: <t>The Future of Wargamer</t>

Grumpy indeed. FWIW, The Wargamer was founded in September 1995 by Mario R. Kroll originally with the purpose of being a website to facilitate matchmaking play-by-email opponents for computer wargames. Also, since I do write a lot for EICJoe and given the preceding post, let me take this opportunity...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?
Replies: 74
Views: 16832

Re: <t>Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?</t>

I dunno dude, have you seen the WH40K armies some of these teenagers bring to the table? And GW products may be many things, but cheap isn't one of them, extortion maybe, but not inexpensive. Hell, I'd have to take out a second mortgage just to have a third of what these kids own :lol: ! Otherwise, ...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?
Replies: 74
Views: 16832

Re: <t>Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?</t>

ArrigoVel, We will have to agree to disagree, I stand by my numbers (which are copies SOLD and NOT printed) and if Panzerblitz was an exception, what in the world would selling a million copies of SL/ASL be? Looking back at the early 80s, I see that SPI advertised 200+ games in stock for sale and th...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?
Replies: 74
Views: 16832

Re: <t>Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?</t>

The numbers I quoted came from as follows (and why BGG is always a problematic as a source): SL/ASL - Coleman, Terry (June 1997). "Silicon Leader". Computer Gaming World (155): 191–193. BTW, I knew the author and in a conversation before he passed, he confirmed this via his royalties Panzerblitz - W...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?
Replies: 74
Views: 16832

Re: <t>Is 2020 the year the tide turned in the struggle for diversity in wargames?</t>

For the record, this is the author of the follow-on article and I do agree with certain aspects with this article as well, though not with others. I think the author and myself make a distinction between hex and counter wargames and other traditional formats, as opposed to the growing, more recent c...
by hmgs1@hotmail.com
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory 2: Medieval First Impressions - it sucks to be Feudal Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: <t>Field of Glory 2: Medieval First Impressions - it sucks to be Feudal Europe</t>

I think Impetuous is likely covered by the fact that mounted knights and retainers ALWAYS follow evading enemy cavalry and ALWAYS pursue routing enemy units off the table and NEVER, EVER make it back to the board even if the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order or the King of France is in tow bashing ...

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