Maine Wargamers Game Day – Oct 12 DDtB Game

D-Day to berlinI will be running a morning game of D-Day to Berlin for up to 8 players.  My hope is to have two players as the corps commanders and they will give orders to the division commanders along with allocating corps assets to the individual divisions and determine the division boundary lines.

Chris Parker

Here is my scenario

Operation Queen, WW II Western Front

15mm miniatures using D-Day to Berlin (https://www.chrisparkergames.com/d-day-to-berlin-wwii-rules/)

General Bradley assured his lieutenants that Operation Queen – the 12th Army Group assault designed to scourge enemy defenses east and north of Aachen.  Just past midnight on November 16, 1944, Sherman tank and infantry battalions surged eastward toward the Roer. The entrenched enemy quickly stiffened. “Players are encouraged to download the rules and give them a read before game day.

Here is a note from the president.


Hello all,

The gaming season is now into full swing! There are many events happening in October, and even on the same day on October 12. If you are not attending Dave Valentine’s Makers Fair Game Day in Amherst, NH on the 12th, then  you need to come to the MHWA Game Day in the Cumberland Room at the Double Tree Hotel in South Portland! The MHWA Game Day is an open to the public, no cover charge event. Please spread the word and invite as many as you can to attend to play and see what the MHWA has to offer.

One of the benefits of being an MHWA member is the ability to sign up for a game in advance. Please enter your name onto the list to reserve a spot in a game. The line up is full of great games being run by excellent game masters! Navigate to the document/game sign up sheet at this LINK

Another very important task that we, the members of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association need to do on October 12 is to vote for next year’s officers. The future of the MHWA and Huzzah needs your input and efforts. Nominations for all officer positions is still open. If you would like to nominate someone, please send the nomination to this email address: president@mhwa.info  Nominations will close at Midnight, October 10 to allow names to be placed on the ballot.

See you at the MHWA Game Day on October 12,

Get more information here >>>MHWA

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D-Day to Berlin Goes Square

Yes Square man, dig it -like Maynard G Krebs on The many loves of Dobie Gillis

Who most people are saying.  Google it Baby.

So anyway yes I have decided a game of this size and scope needed to move from measuring with rulers to squares.  I am following the path of Rommel by Sam Mustafa, Poor Bloody Infantry by Peter Pig and many others.

There is a new download of the rules available here for your reading pleasure.

Download Free Beta Version Here >>>>

Stacking rules will allow up to 4 battalions to be in a single square.  Distance shooting has been eliminated except for Artillery Battalions.

This has really sped up the game.  As a test I set up a corps on corps game with 3 divisions of Americans against Germans.  Now granted I know the rules but I played a 2 day game in three hours.  It was down to the wire as well due to the random first move Initiative check at the beginning of each game turn and of course the Rally rules.

More later

Chris

 

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Wargaming in Bath Maine

Wargaming in Bath Maine

Chris Parker Games
Peter Rice

Coastal History: Bath played large role in miniature gaming

Like many nerds of my generation, I played some Dungeons & Dragons during my junior high school years.

Sometimes it was an ancient DOS computer version, and sometimes I would head over to my buddy’s house to play with some other guys. I generally played a wizard named Fishlips, and sometimes the games would get tense. One session ended in a brawl in the front yard, where the guy who played the Cleric received the worst wedgie I have ever seen. I think the group fizzled out after that.

Read the whole article at The Forecaster – Link

http://www.theforecaster.net/coastal-history-bath-played-large-role-in-miniature-gaming-figurines/?fbclid=IwAR1s6yFVNXrJBBpnLfG4JU5nHSwGiPqDgqgkF8D1rIaBx76vSZlx-xiCYUQ

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Maine Wargamer’s Game Day – December 8, 2018

 

DoB Battle of Legnano
German Infantry

Well I have rejoined the Maine Historical Wargamer’s Association – MHWA and after a long break from socialized gaming I have jumped back in with both feet.

I have applied to run 2 games.  I am hoping to be accepted as a game master but there are a lot of talented gamers out there.  The first is Legnano.

If I get my first choice it will be a Day of Battle game the tile of which is the Battle of “Legnano“.  This battle takes place min later medieval Italy.  It pitches a large for of German and mercenary knights heading on a road to jpin their main army.  The force is blocked by a highly motivated Italian City state militia army.

This will be run for up to 6 players in 28mm scale.

I have started to play test the scenario, here are a  few pictures.  I will post an after action report as another post.

Chris

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Follow Me ! World War II Combat Wargame

 

day of battleI stumbled upon a review though small of Peter Rice’s “Follow Me” WWII skirmish rules.

If you gamed in the Maine 0 Southern NH area in the late 70’s you knew of these rules.

Peter later went on to buy “Behind Enemy Lines” from Fasa Corp and rewrote them using his Follow Me rules concepts.

Both games are excellent and can’t be beat for accuracy and fun.

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Holy German Knights Birthday Gift

 

day of battleHoly German Knights Batman! 

A belated but heartfelt thank you to my amazing brother David for his Holy German Knights.

How many games can say that actually got painted soldiers on their birthday?  Well I did.

David hired the talented Peter Rice from Chain of Command to paint these wonderful figures.  Then peter mailed them to me.

Peter’s painting is world renown for their amazing detail.  I highly recommend toy check him out.

Thank you David.

Day of battle

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