Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U Con November 17-19 Ypsilanti Michigan

U-Con Gaming ConventionU-Con Gaming Convention

November 17-19, 2017, Ypsilanti, Michigan 
Role Playing, Card Games, Board Games, Miniatures, LARPs, Specialty Tracks, Exhibitors' Hall, Auction, and much more!

U-Con link

Easy Eight Russian Anti tank rifle unit

 Time to put up the Russians.  First up is a Anti Tank unit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Confederate Whitworth Sniper rifle

As some will know I can of a firearms junkie.  For well over 30yrs I have shooting Civil War era Muskets, rifles and carbine. During that time I won shooting medals and team medals. What I find interesting is people believe the weapons of the Civil War era  are not accurate.  I have news for you. They are deadly, I have shot groups the size of a quarter.  Golf balls hang from a string at 50yds. 

 The video your going to watch will explain how accurate the Whitworth is.  Many a union officer died in action from a shot fire from a whitworth rifle.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Playing ASL via Vassal

I got Advance Squad leader board loaded on Vassal.   It took a bit of messing around to get Vassal to work for.  Also I got a copy of  Solitaire Advance Squad Leader via the Game Geek board.  My starter kit should be coming shortly. Also I found a used copy of ASL rule book version at a reasonable price.   Looking to contact with a group in the area soon.   Matt a Vassl ASL player sent to you video to get me started with Vassal.   You will see the you tube videos below.   Any comments or suggestions are welcome

How to set up Vassal

How to set up and play ASL on Vassal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ASL Scenario Hogan's Hero

  Here is the first of the ASL Scenario that I promised to start posting. Also there is an image of the broad.   I loved Hogan's Heroes growing up.  Hard to believe that was 53 yrs ago. Enjoy.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Added a new blog Cerro Manteca 1811. Sharps Practice campaign

I'm a fan for Too Fat Lardies games.   Today I found this blog of a campaign using Sharps Practice 2 on face book.  The players had a great time playing the game.   In the beginning of the game they struggle with the rules.  But slow came to grips on how to play.   I suggest you check this well written blog.  Cerromanteca1811   Below a few picture from the battle as teaser..

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Advance Squad Leader. New page for me

It has been a very long time since I played ASL.   Last game was about 1982.  That was before my buddy got transferred away.  Today I found some of the game covered in years of dust.  I know I have more modules but my wife is great at hiding my stuff away.  I been searching for blogs on ASL.  A lot them just stopped blogging several years back.   Great blogs but the owners disappeared of give the game up.

My hope is to add ASL module or scenarios here.   If I think there is enough people interested I just my start another blog just for ASL.   So far the interest in Battlegroups Easy Eight game isn't very bad here.   I have added to my following list The 2 Half Squad: advance squad leader site.

Als can be found here.  the 2half squads   Also Im still looking for the ASL soltiarie module

M26 Pershing Tank Hit/Damage chart for Easy Eight

M26 US Army's answer to the Tiger Tank.