Mon, 16 February 2015
Welcome to Episode XXIII of Guns, Dice, Butter: Feb 17 2015, Fat Tuesday Special!
0:00 Intro: It’s Mardi Gras! Spring is near!
0:05 Curtis Baer: WBC stories: Point of Origin, Matt & Joe’s Devil Cauldron, Pitch Car, THE BIG GAME, François’ wild NAP WARs game, Red Neck Life, WBC food, Being the coach of the RANGERS!, the Honorary Fez
0:41 John Butterfield: Point of Origin, Early days at SPI, the playtest room for Campaign in North Africa, John’s great designs: Freedom of the Galaxy, Ambush, Hell’s Highway, RAF, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Enemy Action Ardennes, SPI Strato-matic League, The Beloved 1987 Minnesota Twins
1:40 Bryan Collars: Point of Origin, Greenville Mafia, WBC: The Boardgame (preorder on GMT Games)
2:23 Mark Herman, Wendell Albright, Herr Dr: Logistics & Supply in Wargames: “The Spectrum”, Victory Games’ elegant & unique The Korean War, Dunnigan’s Breakout & Pursuit, 1776, Empire of the Sun, importance of logistics in ancients campaign & the GREAT book on Macedonian logistics, Napoleon in Russia, Victory Games’ The Civil War, For the People, GMT/Simonitch’s upcoming new civil war game, Dunnigan’s ACW game, the famous NAP’s retreat from Russia infographic, Herman’s upcoming Churchill game chatter
3:23 Maymi Hayakawa & Gesine Stanienda: Red Winter, Tonkin, Gameon.con in Seatle, the ASL room (eegads!), entering the hobby from non traditional avenues, Ancients games, Poniske designs (King Phillips War, Maori Wars)
3:59: Wrap up: Overflowing gaming plate; our wargame hobby is pumping.
A few of the items mentioned on the show:
Tonkin "how to play" video: Tonkin - Cao Bang 001
Last Days in Vietnam
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion – Guelzo
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army - Engels
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. - Coover
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam - Sheehan
Charles Joseph Minard’s : Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l'Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813
Breakout & Pursuit SPI Dunnigan
Ambush, Freedom in the Galaxy, Hell's Highway, RAF, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Enemy Action: Ardennes - Butterfield
The Civll War - Smith, For the People - Herman, The Korean War - Balkoski
Tonkin - Kanger
Red Winter - Mokszycki
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Mon, 2 February 2015
Finally have a bead on episode XXIII, after a 6 month break for playing games and dealing with real life. Hope to have posted by end of the month.
Also, looking forward to COIN DAY at our gaming club, the 1st MN (BGG guild 875) on Feb 20.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT