Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 19.0 companion guide

3 ways to get started playing ASL:









                                           So get going!


Conflict of Heroes Tournament, April 12, Upstate New York

The Schenectady Wargamers Association is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring a one-day Conflict of Heroes tournament at our April Game-a-thon, this coming April 12, 2014.

* One Day, April 12th
* Doors open at 8:00 AM, games start at 9:30 AM.
* A mix of published and custom-made scenarios
* Four rounds of Swiss scoring
* Final round ends and winner announced around 11 PM-ish.

Academy Games will be officially sponsoring this tournament with prize and promotion support.

The tournament winner will get a free copy of the upcoming Guadalcanal box set when it is released. The winner will also have a Leader card named in their honor in the next box set.

All tournament participants will receive a free Wrecks and Destruction expansion counter sheet as part of their paid registration.

Half of all tournament participants will receive a free Monster Tanks expansion counter sheet. The winner of the round 3 Goeringstrasse scenario will not only score tournament points, but will also take home the full Monster Tanks counter sheet used to play the scenario.

All these prizes are provided by Academy Games.

The SWA Game-a-thons are hosted by the Proctors Theatre and Convention Center, located in Schenectady, New York. Schenectady is conveniently located:
* 3 hours north of New York City
* 3 hours west of Boston
* 4 hours east of Buffalo
* 5 hours south of Montreal.

Registration for the entire tournament will be only $10.
(Please keep in mind that the Wrecks and Destruction counter sheet alone is worth $10!

Because of the need for us to plan on providing map boards and counters, we require that all participants pre-register via the web, with PayPal payment. We cannot guarantee a spot in the tournament to those who do not pre-register. We may be able to accommodate a few walk-ins, but there are no guarantees to this. Please consider pre-registration mandatory.

The online registration page is available now:

Registration Discounts
Players who are able to provide AtB and/or SoS map boards and counters will get a discount on their registration. You will get $3 off for each game set you can bring to potentially share with other players.

For those of you traveling from out of town to attend, we have identified several good hotels at a variety of price and quality points. This is the same web page the SWA uses for it's annual convention in October, Council of Five Nations. Please ignore references to the October con - the hotel info is still valid. Link:

The Schenectady Wargamers Association has had a group of CoH players meeting twice a month for over two years now. Group membership has fluctuated over the years, and is currently at six solid members. We have played many of the published scenarios, and have experimented with custom-designed scenarios and ASL conversions. One member has even designed a Korean War scenario. If you are local to the Capital District, and are interested in joining us, please let us know.

Please contact Dave Cheng, the Tournament Judge, with any questions or comments.
(518) 464-1977 before 11pm EST

You can also follow the online discussion on the Board Game Geek forum page (what you're reading right now!). Post your questions here so the whole community can see the answers.


Please head over to the MMP site and preorder this as it looks  great!


And don't forget to visit:


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Still #1!

  Still the number 1 hockey team in the NHL standings!!

(Good) Decision at Elst!

Decision at Elst showed up today and i must say, im glad i decided!

Should prove to be a riot when i get it on the table!  Thanks MMP!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mail Call, 3/25/14

One from Noble Knight Games

And one from Sweden!

Super fast shipping from Noble Knight!

And better late than never from 3 Crowns Game Productions, direct from  Stockholm, Sweden!!!

Hexes and Soldiers Wargame podcast trailer (+playlist)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode 18.0 Companion Guide

The show has swelled to 100 subscribers!  


Thank you all for making this possible!


What to read:



 Gravity knife


 The abbey shortly after its capture.


What to play:



 The monastery as depicted on the map for Thunder At Cassino


Potential bizarre game rule to be implemented some day by ?

The Benzedrine rule or "Benny" rule.  Fallschirmjaeger units using this receive a bonus for an initial period of time after which, to be determined by length of use, the unit suffers a penalty.