Showing posts from June, 2021

What is Wargaming?

  The esteemed Mr. Sharp or Big Board Gaming  mentioned in Voices You Need To Hear youtube series, I think #8, but I just watched four of them and old man memory is bad.  He (if I understood correctly) but forth idea that "wargames" are hex and counter.  Which I agree with. They were the first type of wargame I played.  I say "wargame" because I'm too lazy to say "Hex and Counter Wargame."  I do believe the mechanics, the style and interface of a game is the more important delimiter. Just because the subject of a game is "war", whatever that means, does not make it a war game. Card driven, area control, worker placement are going to influence me more than if the setting is Mars or Waterloo. Of course, none of this matters. The point of the post is everyone's definition's are different. Do whatever you do and enjoy doing it!

Little Wars Quick Strike AAR Challenge!

Historical Miniature Wargaming Channel Little Wars TV has put out a "record a video of your game" challenge. Quick Strike AAR Challenge "We are officially throwing down a challenge to every historical wargamer who owns a camera. We want to see your best historical miniature battles at home in a new, easy-to-produce video format that we're calling the "Quick Strike AAR Challenge!"  There just three rules for entering the challenge: (1) The video must be under 10 minutes long (2) Your report must include some historical background, the scenario description and objectives (3) Recap the entire battle, start to finish! The rest is up to you!