Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tercios Game: Somewhere during the Long Turkish War

Last Sunday we played a gmae of Tercios. Nacho provided the beautifully painted armies, while the Kararagh Club hosted us. The game was in honor of Mehmet Batuhan (author of Trial By Fire) who was visiting from Izmir. I and Onur took the role of the Holy Roman Empire, while Mehmet and Nacho led the Ottomans. It was straight forward battle scenario, with the side with more VPs from causing losses to the enemy winning.

We went for our usual denied flank tactic (which works in 99% of 28mm wargames rules due to the lack of reserves). Initially things went well for us, but the friction and some mistakes by me, saw our cavalry flank (commanded by me) collapse. In the end we were able to clinch a draw.

The game is rather abstract, but the feel of the battle felt like a 17th century battle, in the sense that fortuna could change. I also felt me morale sink when my cavalry flank broke, which is realistic, which led me to lose heart. Good thing Onur was a fortress of calm! The lack of Reserves in both sides was telling.

All in all a good game with beautiful miniatures (painted by Nacho who is also available for hire).

Here are pictures taken by the others.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Board-Wargame Albert Nofi's The Great War 1914-1918

Last Sunday my friends came over and we played a round of Al Nofi's the Great War 1914-1918. While not the best design it does accommodate five players. We had a good time, though me and Onur (UK, France, Belgium) were soundly defeated as the Entente Powers, with Russia and Serbia (controlled by me) being overrun by the start of 1915. The Central Powers (Doruk as Germany, Oguzhan as Austro-Hungaria and Nacho as the Ottomans) were able to focus on an overextended Russia and defeat it.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Lasalle: Ottomans vs. British

This Sunday, me , Nacho and Onur met up for a game of Lasalle. I had not played before. Nacho hosted and provided  Onur and me played the British (4 infantry units, 1 artillery, 1 cavalry) and Nacho the Ottomans (6-7 Infantry units, two artillery units). The game ended in a draw. We turned the flank but were not able to take the objective on time.

I found the system interesting, liked it more than Black Powder, Divisional games of Napoleonics .

Here are pictures

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Bloody Big Anatolian Battles Draft Scenario and detailed map: First Battle of Inonu

If you go over to the Salvation and Catastrophe Blog you will find
1) the Draft Scenario for the First Battle of Inonu (Reconnaissance in Force), which is the first scenario in my new project, Bloody Big Anatolian Battles: The Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923. All BBAB draft scenarios will be uploaded at the Salvation and Catastrophe Blog.

2) A detailed map of the the battle.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Blog: Salvation and Catastrophe 1919-1923

I have created a new dedicated blog for the Salvation and Catastrophe: The Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923 series, and the general project. All material from this blog on that topic has been migrated to the new blog. Please visit and follow in order to stay on top of that project and the YouTube series.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Manga to inspire your war-gaming

Here is a list of several manga (Japanese comics( that I have read that can inspire your war-gaming. Most are historical fiction, and some are a-historical but full of historical themes. All of these are centered in Europe or fictional depictions of Europe.  In alphabetical order

1.Alexandros : Dream of World Conquest,Yoshikazu Yasuhiko