Hollandspiele’s one year old!

Hollandspiele is one year old this week, after releasing SEVENTEEN titles in that time.

And they are having a sale on each and every one of them!

https://hollandspiele.com/collections/all

Tom Russell made a very nice blog post about the process of publishing their first game, The Scheldt Campaign, but it’s more about the design work of Brian Train, the guy who designed it. His games sound like something I’d probably be interested in.

https://hollandspiele.com/blogs/hollandazed-thoughts-ideas-and-miscellany/on-publishing-the-scheldt-campaign-by-tom-russell

I’ve been very happy in my dealings with Tom and Mary Russell, both before and after their founding of Hollandspiele, a little game company that could. And did. And does. They are honest and work hard and communicate and respect the designer’s work; these are all good things. I look forward to meeting them in person one day – they were supposed to come out to the CSW Expo in Tempe this year but poor Tom screwed up his back. Well, next year.

Meanwhile, nine bucks off each of Scheldt Campaign and Ukrainian Crisis!

Another Scheldt Campaign AAR

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Keith was playing the Hollandspiele edition.

A nice, balanced review of a play-through of Scheldt Campaign at Keith Mageau’s website:

https://rollingboxcars.com/2017/01/20/no-battle-plan-ever-survives-contact-with-the-enemy-the-scheldt-campaign/

Scheldt Campaign: long AAR

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Dav was playing the Microgame Design Group edition.

Over at Web-Grognards, a very long (44 pages! and well tricked-out with good photos) After Action Report of The Scheldt Campaign, by long-time wargamer Dav Vandenbroucke.

https://grognard.com/replayaar/scheldt-campaign-aar.pdf

Short answer, he liked what he played, and I’m very glad!

Also, at the end of the document Dav gives two simple formulae for an Excel spreadsheet so you don’t have to roll an actual bucket of dice to determine the number of hits therefrom.

Thanks Dav!

Xmas Xhopping List

(original image by Kelly Freas)

Over at The Players Aid blog, some friendly direction on what to get for Christmas:

https://theplayersaid.com/2016/11/24/10-wargames-to-buy-your-wargamer-for-christmas/

The Scheldt Campaign is #9 on the list, so yeah, you should get one of those. Or more.

Others on the list are Liberty or Death and Fire in the Lake, and a new one on me that looks interesting, TheĀ Fog of War by Geoff Engelstein.

Interview on The Player’s Aid: The Scheldt Campaign

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

https://theplayersaid.com/2016/11/14/interview-with-brian-train-designer-of-the-scheldt-campaign-by-hollandspiel-games/

The Scheldt Campaign in Minnesota

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photo: Gordon Pueschner

The First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society, a board gaming group that has regular events, had its meetup on Friday, and The Scheldt Campaign got a good going over!

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1639645/gr-91616-celebrate-good-times-come

Very glad the guys enjoyed it!