Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekly Wargames Focus

I loved to play Avalon Hill's Squad Leader in the day. I enjoyed the game and the add-ons. That is, until I couldn't afford to be a Squad Leader addict any longer. But over time Hasbro ruined bought Avalon Hill and did away with most of the good games, including the beloved Squad Leader.

Behold Multi-Man Publishing! Squad Leader is back and thriving once again. Although MMP's forte is SL (or Advanced Squad Leader when you start into the expansion games), they do other nicely designed board wargames that hit on a number of familiar wars. MMP did the world of wargaming a huge favor by keeping one of the best examples of the old-school wargames alive and in good shape for all to enjoy.

It is my sincerest wish that Hasbro will sell the right to other Avalon Hill games to small companies like MMP, so they can help keep a great hobby going strong.

StE(r) has Twitter on the side

I decided to add on to the blog with Twitter updates on the side. This will be handy for small on-the-spot wargaming updates as well as in the field reenacting reports. Just keep an eye on the left side of the blog, and scroll to the bottom to read.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Awesome Images

One blog that gets my attention on a weekly basis is the Reenactor Post. The contributors there have an awesome ability to uncover some great offerings on the 'net. Recently, they uncovered some Russian photos that transpose WW2 images with modern day ones. The result is awesomely stunning, and in my humble opinion a required look if you're a reenactor.

I won't post an accompanying picture lest I spoil the surprise.

Cool Vids: Someone looking to get into Vietnam Reenacting

Here's an interesting video - not of reenactors, but someone looking for a group. This could be a novel (or creepy) thing! Sometimes it is hard to find groups that do niche eras, so selling yourself on video may not be such a bad idea. Just don't be a Private Pyle... Gomer or the dude on Full Metal Jacket.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I might have to chock this week up as a light posting week -- lots happening on all fronts. Will pop a post in when I have a minute or two to spare!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Another new title in the collection

I'm on a wargame buying roll. I really enjoy the John Tiller Civil War games, and I succumbed to the temptation again, and bought another title. This time it's Campaign: Peninsula. I wanted another eastern theatre game, but it's very tough to beat Atlanta, which seems to be the most recommended title in the series.