The Player’s Aid: Best 3 Games with… Designer Brian Train!


Oh my. I really did not expect this.

Grant Kleinheinz has written a really nice post about three of my designs he’s had the most fun with:

  • Winter Thunder
  • Binh Dinh ’69
  • Colonial Twilight

I’m touched by this, and happy that he’s enjoyed my work enough to write such nice things about it. Thank you Grant!

Go have a look….


WargameHQ: Why Model Insurgencies?


C3i banner by Rodger MacGowan

Over at the WargameHQ blog, the editor (I cannot find his name, there or on Boardgamegeek) posts a short piece about modern insurgencies, counterinsurgency theory (namely Trinquier, and a good reading of Kilcullen’s The Accidental Guerrilla) and the COIN system games that model them.

Walking the Distant Plain: InsideGMT blog


Over at the InsideGMT blog, Chris Davis gives his impressions of A Distant Plain and how it captures the atmosphere of what he actually experienced during his service in Afghanistan:

Defling plays 3LW and likes it!

Over at Defense Linguistics, the gaming blog of the worthy Neal Durando, he goes into the structure and mechanics of Third Lebanon War as revealed by his play-through of the first turn or two.

To begin, the above illustrates the general concept of operations for each side.

Interview at The Players Aid blog: Tupamaro


The ever-alert Grant Kleinheinz, one of the “Faithful Eight” (readers of this blog, that is) asked me some questions about Tupamaro, my game on the Uruguayan urban guerrilla movement that is coming out soon from One Small Step Games (Tupamaro available for pre-order from OSS Games!)

Step over and have a look!

New Post on InsideGMT: Propaganda Rounds and Pivotal Events in Colonial Twilight


Fresh today, a post to the InsideGMT blog on the procedures to follow in the Propaganda Rounds of the game, and illustrations and explanations of the Pivotal Event cards.

I think I have about reached the limit of what I can describe about this game’s content and mechanisms! Anyway, slip on over and check it out.

Interview on The Player’s Aid: The Scheldt Campaign


Over at the Player’s Aid blog, a long interview with me on The Scheldt Campaign.