Archive for August, 2009

Memoir ‘44 – FAQ

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Official version Hats off to Jesse Rasmussen for compiling the constant growing monster known as the Memoir ‘44 FAQ.  Released today, Jesse (Rasmussen81 on the Days of Wonder forums) has gone through the thread of FAQs that have been growing unkempt since it’s inception.

Jesse reports that he has been in touch with Richard Borg, the games creator, about some of the unanswered questions to create a living, updated document to address the many common (and sometimes unique) situations that have arisen over the years.

This will be a must for rookies and veterans alike. You can find the massive FAQ cleverly broken into respective parts on the Days of Wonder website.

Tide of Iron – Artillery Upgrade

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Artillery CrewAs many of you know, I am a gunner (artilleryman) and I really like the way that TOI handles artillery fire.  The Call for fire might be a bit high but reflective (many a fire mission can go astray with bad comms…and this is WWII!).  Spotting rule…all good and correct.  Drift…exactly.  My beef comes next…firepower.

So I’ve gone through all the steps to call down fire and all I get is 4 dice…to suppress!!  What, am I calling down a guy with a grenade launcher?!

It just doesn’t make sense!  If a single mortar (let’s even assume it’s a fair sized mortar) gets 4 dice to suppress (without having to jump through the fire procedure) then why would artillery ordnance only get 4 as well?  One can only assume that you would at least be calling down a battery of guns. For a main killer in WWII, this branch is owed it’s due in this great system…otherwise, the artillery deck goes often unused.

Haus Rule – Artillery attack values equal card value +2 dice (wide blast included).

Grognard – The Shirt

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The Grognard Shirt While many of you know that I am a big fan of games (ok, wargames more so) what you probably don’t know is that I was trained as an animator.  I recently discovered a website that allows me to upload some of my designs so that they can be made into t-shirts.  The site is pretty cool.  It allows you to make a custom t-shirt at an affordable price.

With the ‘Grognard’ design it can be put on any color or type of shirt.  You can add in text if you like (some suggestions…’Armchair General’, ‘Wargamer’, ‘I will take over this board!’ etc…).  You can even customize the back of the shirt and put more text on there.

I thought some of you might have some fun with this…I sure have.

Enjoy!

Here is my link – Greenbear’s Shirts