June 24, 2016 2 Comments
Leaving soon for Tempe, Arizona for the Consimworld Expo!
Going to be extremely hot – 43 to 46 degrees!
Will do my best to engage as little as possible on any topic other than play, publishing, design etc. of wargames!
Meanwhile, let me point you toward a simple but very clever solitaire wargame on the Battle for Ramadi (December 2015), by Jay Ward and made available for free on his website “Numbers, Wargames and Arsing About”.
If nothing else, download and read the rules – he spends the first 11 pages setting out the situation and giving information on the forces involved, and how they are reflected in the game. I like it when designers give this kind of account of their research and thoughts.
If I had the time, I’d nick all this and make a Fallujah version of the game myself!
But meanwhile, the desert beckons….