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Movies: World War II 1939AD -1945AD (Part I)

  1939 Battle of the River Plate (2006) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875504/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl On December 13th 1939, the first great naval battle of World War II took place off the coast of Uruguay. Known as the ‘Battle of the River Plate’, it set as rivals two great naval officers in a deadly psychological duel.   1940 The […]

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Movies: Revolutionary Period 1664AD- 1848AD

  The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 The Duellists(1977) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 France, 1801. Due to a minor perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d’Hubert is forced into a duel with hot-headed irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels spanning several years.   The Pride and the Passion (1957) (Dave Boundy) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050858/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 During the Napoleonic […]

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Partir, c’est mourir un peu

(or how the French didn’t surrender after all, with a major twist at the end) The second game in what (spoilers?) now probably will be a series based on https://www.1940lafrancecontinue.org. An report of this game can be found at https://milmud.clwg.org/2020/06/france-fights-on-for-now. A quick recap of what went before: the French cabinet meets on June 16, 1940, […]

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Logistics and Strategy win the Nine Years War [preview]

In September I’d like to run a design session on mechanisms that lead to players making decisions on logistics and strategy. The more I read on the ‘Glorious Revolution‘ and the military aftermath, the more I realise that what lead to victory wasn’t the weapons or the tactics. It was logistics and strategy that determined […]

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Spanish Road – French Wars of Religion [Preview]

Here is a preview of the playtest session that Ben Moores will be running at the CLWG Conference this weekend. It’s the beginnings of a megagame of the French Wars of Religion in the latter part of the 16th Century. Spanish Road I loved Renaissance and Reformation, so much so that I had problems sleeping […]

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1672 The Year of Disaster

An Offside Report by Nick Luft of a discussion lead by Jaap Boender planning for a potential megagame of 1672 The Year of Disaster at the Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group Conference, Oct 2014 1672 The Year of Disaster Jaap wants to design a megagame based on 1672 The Year of Disaster the Dutch name for a […]

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