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…and the winners are…

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

First, I would like to thank everyone for entering.  It was quite a response, unfortunately, I suspect there were a number of folks who legitimately registered but neglected to enter the Name field which disqualified them.  Sorry, but I also had more spambots sign on so it was near impossible to tell who was legit. I even had a possibility to write an apa personal statement taking into consideration this situation.

The good news for those who did enter correctly is the competition was reduced.  So without further ado…the winners of a copy of Dire Heroes – Gas Attack at Ypres are (as randomly generated by a program I found online)….

  • Bill Budd
  • Nybba
  • Trains1
  • Nemesszilli
  • Goober_357

If you are one of the lucky winners, please cantact me with your mailing address and let me know if you would like your copy signed.

For everyone who registered, sorry you didn’t win. Don’t worry though, as a registered user of the site, you are in for some exclusive treats in the coming months.  If you did register but didn’t enter a name in the Name field, your records have been purged (along with the many spambots!).  Please register again and be sure to include your name in the Name field so I know you are human and like everyone else who has registered, you’ll be getting access to exclusive content in the future.

Thanks again everyone!

Brummbär ‘44 for Memoir ‘44

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

With the release of the Breakthrough maps from Day of Wonder, players now have access to the maps that before were only available with the Campaign Bag.  Having played the format, I was never quite satisfied with how short supplied the command cards were with it.  I had been working on a game system of my own that allows for more player control and thought it was an opportunity to present a glimpse of that in a cross-over.

Here is a simple rule set that uses a base Memoir ‘44 game to give you a flavour of what I am working toward.  It works very well with the Breakthrough maps (all scenarios actually) and, as was discovered through playtesting, a great way to play M ‘44 solo!

You can grab the rule set here – Brummbär ‘44 for Memoir ‘44

I hope you enjoy…feedback welcome!

(ps – Thanks to everyone who helped with this project.)

Sometimes you get the Brummbär…

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

On my Memoir ‘44 online hunting today I ran across Hawkmoon von Köln.  He was eager and looking for a fight, as usual, I let my opponent pick the battle.  He settled on First Wave at Omaha…choosing the Allies!  Easy game…or so I thought.  What I didn’t know is that Hawkmoon brought his lucky charms and all his skills.  He quickly assaulted my left flank and made every hit count.  While my shots could be effective always fell short of elimination.  (more…)

Memoir ‘44 Online – Beta Report

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Memoir '44 OnlineD-Day +7.
It has now been a week since I received orders to take post and prepare for the invasion.  I had been out of training for some time, but like riding a bike, it all comes back as soon as you get on.

I mounted my Tiger but the engine wouldn’t start (java problems on my mac).  I grabbed the nearest halftrack (PC) and made my way to the front.  It served well but still suffered some mechanical problems.  Fortunately, the Tiger was fixed and I was back in full action!

7 days of battle behind me now and I will soon pull out of the line to rest and refit.  Herein is my intel report of what actions were encountered and what trials we faced and what we hope the outcome is.

Jumping into the crew commander spot, I knew I would like this tank.  The opticals are simply outstanding.  It was much like the model I had trained on (the boardgame itself!) and much better than the opticals on the old PzIII (some of you may know this as Vassal). (more…)

Online Memoir ‘44 – Beta Testing

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club!

Ok while not quite that restrictive,  Days of Wonder is keeping a tight leash on the beta testers.  For good reasons…none of which I can talk about. I was delighted to receive an email about becoming a beta tester for the new Online Memoir ‘44 game.  I had an opportunity to get into some games today and had a great time.  I think this is going to be very popular.  Unfortunately, I can’t say more here.  Fortunately, DoW has a forum that we can discuss the game on.  You can find it here – Online Memoir ‘44 forum

I hope to get a chance to play all of you online very soon!

Life in 10mm

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Pendraken 10mm German InfantryOk, a little high on the geek factor but I got tired of the infantry stomping on the tanks! I now have the infantry to size in both German and Commonwealth forces (US next…then Russia…then Japan…well, we’ll see about that). Obviously smaller than I am used to, they really make the battlefield come to life. Surprisingly easy to paint too! Hope to share more pictures soon!

Quick shout out to my Dutch friends, Happy Liberation Day!  (yesterday, I know…but it was also my wedding anniversary!)