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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 2:06:38 AM   
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Anyone play Wacht am Rhein ?


Now that’s what I am talking about, never played it but the map in itself is worth the price of admission

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 3:00:06 AM   
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I finished several A World at War games (latest incarnation of Third Reich, advanced Third Reich and Empire of the rising sun), all PBEM using Warplanner (a sort of VASL designed specifically for the 3rd Reich family).
When I was in High school with a lot of spare time I managed to finish lots of Third Reich, Anzio, SL, Flat Top games and even a few games of Their finest hour and The fall of France (part of GDW Europa series, WWII at divisional level and two weeks turn)

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 6:51:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Yogi the Great

Yep, use to get the SPI magazine with game.

Also own Dark December - actually a pretty good game.

Biggest problems I had with all the board games was of course finding a place to set it up and leave it and most of all, had to do most of my playing solitare due to lack of opponenents and a work/time schedule that made it near impossible to finish games with anyone.

I can still recall the excitement or ordering a game, getting it in the mail, and spending time setting it up and appreciating the map, counters, rules etc. Even though it was hard to "surprise" yourself with unexpected strategies playing solitare, it was still plenty enjoyable to play. And if you played as "unbiased" as you could, you would find that the other sides last move, left them more vulnerable then you expected when you made the move, and then you could launch a great counter.

I still think for some of us, faithful computer reproductions of many of the classic board war games, would be must buys for "old grognards" like me.


Have to agree here.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 9:38:08 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Sarge

Anyone play Wacht am Rhein ?


Now that’s what I am talking about, never played it but the map in itself is worth the price of admission

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Map looks cool almost makes you want to get in their and play a game.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 9:54:15 AM   
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That photo makes my mouth water. HPS's Bulge '44 is a good one, but the A/I on all of their Panzer Campaigns series is terrible. Solo, they're excellent. I consider them to be the modern-day monsters. I'm playing Normandy and Stalingrad campaigns, both solo, and enjoying each. It will take me months to finish them, but that's part of the fun.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 1:18:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sarge

Anyone play Wacht am Rhein ?


Now that’s what I am talking about, never played it but the map in itself is worth the price of admission

image from BoardGame Geek








Of course my copy is gathering dust now, but I had some great times playing that one.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 2:34:47 PM   
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The wargame storage cabinet.

The cabinet is designed to fit 24" x 36" removable gaming boards. Just set up your mounted mapboards on or tape down your paper maps to these boards and you have a way to keep those long playing games going across multiple gaming sessions.

All boardgamers should feel free to copy and/or modify this design to fit their needs/taste and have one built to facilitate their gaming.

Hans






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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 2:42:37 PM   
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Good stuff Hans

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 7:07:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HansBolter

The wargame storage cabinet.

The cabinet is designed to fit 24" x 36" removable gaming boards. Just set up your mounted mapboards on or tape down your paper maps to these boards and you have a way to keep those long playing games going across multiple gaming sessions.

All boardgamers should feel free to copy and/or modify this design to fit their needs/taste and have one built to facilitate their gaming.

Hans


Hi Hans,

Nice cabinet, I was just wondering about the 3/4" removable self. If that is plywood, it would seem to me, to be a bit heavy. And maybe a half inch plywood easier to handle. Since, you have the cabinet, how do find the weight on the removeble self to be?





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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 7:34:47 PM   
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Yes, the boards are a little heavy at 3/4". I like them because the heaviness gives them a little more solidty and you tend to be more deliberate with your movements transferring them between table and cabinet.

The design would likely work just as well with 5/8", but I would be leary of going down to 1/2" for a board that wide. The one I had built for my buddy was finished wood so I went with the thicker wood dimension. If you go with plastic laminate finish for the cabinet and the removeable boards then the thinner board would probably perform ok as the laminate acts as a diaphram stiffening the board against sag.

One thing needing close coordination is the hinge selection for the doors, if you decide to put doors on it. Without kids or pets doors can be omitted. I friend had one built after seeing mine and his doors, when open, are a little tight in providing clearance for the board removal. Wider ledgers would provide a little more clearance for the doors and hinges.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 7:50:52 PM   
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Well with all the new materials out one could use a light weight product like Corean used for kitchen counters and bathroom showers. Its light weight and sturdy. So we have all kinds of choices.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 7:54:40 PM   
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Highway to the Reich...If you're into S & M, than this game will thrill you.
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Anyone else like to describe any other biggies? The Longest Day for example. I'm living vicariously here.

Cheers, Neilster




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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 7:57:51 PM   
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About a dozen, although if you put more, Mr. Gravity was likely to destroy your battle groups, all held by counter-holders. I also tried bits of Mac Tac on the conters themselves, but that gummed them up pretty good in a short while.
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ORIGINAL: MrBoats

105,

Just curious: how many counters could you stack horizontally with the magnets? I wanted so badly to hang maps on the walls and use the magnet system, but I think I couldn't afford thousands of magnets nor the metal sheets for backing. It was a great idea, though. I think an LCD projector and pc setup might come close with an ADC-style board game adaptation.

Did you use the magnetis tape or the counter-holders?

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 8:01:12 PM   
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Well with all the new materials out one could use a light weight product like Corean used for kitchen counters and bathroom showers. Its light weight and sturdy. So we have all kinds of choices.



The drawing I provided I created this morning from a standard base cabinet detail the architecture firm I work for had on file. It's really the concept that is improtant and it could be implemented with a variety of different materials in a variety of different size configurations with a variety of different design motifs, finished and trimmed to suite one's desires.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 8:20:17 PM   
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Hi Hans,

I was talking about the removeable self. Corean as an alternative. It was just me thinking out loud what I might use. Your cabinet is a great idea. Reminds me of the old cabinets used to hold vestments for liturgical services.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 8:32:59 PM   
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Hi Hans,

I was talking about the removeable self. Corean as an alternative. It was just me thinking out loud what I might use. Your cabinet is a great idea. Reminds me of the old cabinets used to hold vestments for liturgical services.


By the way I'm a lover of wood. I woulnd,nt think of using anything else for the exterior of the cabinet.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/11/2007 8:42:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Zap

Hi Hans,

I was talking about the removeable self. Corean as an alternative. It was just me thinking out loud what I might use. Your cabinet is a great idea. Reminds me of the old cabinets used to hold vestments for liturgical services.



Yes, it's also very much like a pizza oven where the large sheet pans are closely spaced on racks to maximize the space utilization. That was actually my inspiration.

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/14/2007 1:10:38 AM   
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So you like your pizza

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/14/2007 9:32:39 AM   
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I love my wood too. Regularly. I have to. I don't have a girlfriend at the moment. Not that that ever stopped me.

Cheers, Neilster

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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/14/2007 6:32:53 PM   
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I love my wood too. Regularly. I have to. I don't have a girlfriend at the moment. Not that that ever stopped me.

Cheers, Neilster



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RE: A question for old grognards - 10/14/2007 8:27:37 PM   
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Guy walks in, 3 AM in the morning, comes home...

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_iONYATkHc

Damn! I wish I could do something like that couple times per month instead couple times per year!

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