Showing posts from February, 2024

It begins again, Sept 1940 North Africa

DAK-II, The Campaign in North Africa 1940-1942 Released in 2004 by Multiman Publishing. Bought by me, probably around same time, from a forgotten game store in Oakland, CA. Every few years, I get the hankering to play DAK. Always solo. Sometimes pushing cardboard. Sometimes on VASSAL. Always the full campaign, including Italians. Due to Gamer ADD or life I never get very far. So, decided that my 2024 New Year's Resolution, made in Feb, would be to play and blog/vlog one in game "OCS" month per real life week. A regular schedule and "commitment" to post might help me maintain focus. I've spent last couple weeks, in VASSAL, catching up. DAKII page on OCS Depot DAK-a-Week playthrough page  which lists house rules in play and has other resources. Download directory of all the VASSAL .vsavs and .vlogs of DAK-a-Week  playthrough. There's one vlog and two vsavs per day/game turn. The saves were taken at the end of  each side's turn. Side going first indicat

Wargame a Month

To make use of all these things on my shelf. I've decided to complete one wargame, that I've not played before, every month in 2024. Given that it's Feb 27th I've already failed. But, why let that stop me. It's also a problem that I mostly enjoy monster wargames; 4maps, thousands of counters, 40+ hour campaigns. Right now I'm playing three wargames face to face. Slowly, less than a Turn a week. Hungarian Rhapsody  (the campaign) - OCS with J & R. This is not one of the twelve. Arracourt  (the campaign) - BCS with R. This is not one of the twelve. Pursuit of Glory (the campaign) - with R. This may be one of the twelve. But the complete each game within a month. This has already been going on for months. 4x House Ruled version of Federation & Empire - online. This is not one of the twelve. Game progress is sloooooow. It gives me Starfleet Universe itch and not enough scratching. None of those games are "new" to me. I attend irregular, montlyis