Sunday, November 13, 2016

Last Century of the Ottomans: Katseljevo-Ablava 1877

Last weekend me and Onur played the next battle in our Last Century of the Ottomans Bloody Big Battles Campaign. This is Katseljevo-Ablava during the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877-1878.

Here is the video AAR


Here is a map of the action


And here is Onur's AAR

Saturday, November 12, 2016

On the Election and the world events of the last years

I took me some days, and some judicious avoidance of politics on Facebook, to force down the authoritarian urge in me. But I do think I need to write some things and get them out. This will be a rant, and I am ashamed of that but I rather be shamed than suffer inner death.  I am posting it on Leadhead Phd, and not Sthomasmoi: What do we know about IR,  because Leadhead PhD is a blog closer to my inner world, than Stohamsmoi, which is closer to my scientific world. Also I respect my con-contributors on Stohamsoi, too much to mar that blog with such a selfish exercise. I would prefer not to put politics on Leadhead PhD. But I have not avoided that always (Defending Political Science in the past in these pages). And I need an outlet. Thus may the blog forgive me, and may those of you that come here for anything but politics. I apologize to you.

For that reason, all that I say here is not ex-cathedra. Konstantinos Travlos, holder of a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, holder of a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, holder of Ptychion from Panteion University, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Ozyegin Univeristy, is not talking here.  Neither is Konstnatinos Tralvos, the wargamer, the scenario writer, the enthusiast of humanities military history.

Only Konstantinos Travlos, human, is talking here.  I am attacking everything.  This document is a massive exercise in smug elitism. Take it for what it is worth, which is not much. Do not read if you do not want to know my politics. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Small Update: Kiss Me Hardy, 1912-1922 Evzones

Hi all

Over the last month we played Katsljevo-Ablava with Onur for our BBB campaign, Last Century of the Ottomans (AAR up coming, you can find the youtube video embedded below)


I have been working on scenarios for the Bloody Big Balkan Battles Project.

Yesterday Emir came and I introduced him to Kiss me Hardy. We played a simple 2 vs. 2, 74 Rate, scenario and hi won (2 of my ships captured, 1 of his retired).