Off to CSW Expo 2016… meanwhile, Ramadi.

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”.

http://flagsofvictory.blogspot.ca/p/the-battle-for-ramadi-complete-game.html

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….

 

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2 Responses to Off to CSW Expo 2016… meanwhile, Ramadi.

  1. Jay Ward says:

    Brian,

    Thanks ever so much for mentioning my humble effort. Following your comment the other day I have started looking at Fallujah. Although it is difficult to get information on the current battle I might just start with the first one and work my way up to the third. A bit more play testing required on the underlying model though.

    Enjoy your trip to Tempe!

    Cheers

    Jay

    • brtrain says:

      No problem Jay, I am happy to draw attention to your game.
      A lot comes out during both playtesting and in making variations.
      Remember, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” (da Vinci)

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