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Saturday Night Fights! ~ The 1815 Campaign (Yes, All of it) for “Snappy Nappy”

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"If you’re going to play out a grand campaign, play it on a grand scale. We’ve got a crowd tonight, in 6 different chats on all different “tables” as the campaign plays out on the 207th anniversary of the battles." states the gentleman from Armchair Dragons as they use the Snappy Napoleon wargame miniatures rule set on Tabletop Simulator in their Saturday Night Fights Event.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 6/22/2022


Partizan Wargame Show 2022

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"...a bridge filled with troops is just visually tops." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, brings us pictures and observations from the Partizan Wargame Show 2022. Check out why Norm can conclude "…that every game table was inspiring in one way or another and there was plenty of scale and subject diversity here, which is nice to see."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/27/2022


My Top 3 Wargames designed by… Mark Herman!

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"Of course Mark Herman!" Michal, in the The Boardgames Chronicle, tells us why these three titles are his all-time favorites. Check out which one rates the comment "…believe me, the space for bluffing is really vast here!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/24/2022


Seeing the Elephant at Kasserine Pass. “Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and Patton’s Rise to Glory”. Book Review

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"...explores a chapter of the US Army’s history that rarely gets much attention...". Ray Garbee reviews Patton's Payback The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore. While Ray has some quibbles about a couple aspects of the book, he nonetheless find an enjoyable read that is "…a good narrative into how combat is a test that separates true warrior leaders from the merely competent administrators."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/4/2022


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A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

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Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice
Publisher: (Web Published)
Series: Black Swan
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Hermann Luttmann

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 6/17/2022
Poster: Harvey M.
AAR THE SLAUGHTER PEN

"Can the Union still snatch a pyrrhic victory by regaining full control of Little Round Top? As 6p.m. arrived, Union artillery fire at last came into play and the strongest Confederate unit of Law’s brigade becomes battle worn. This seems small consolation as in swift succession the remaining Union unit defending the peak of Little Round Top is first depleted and then shaken and forced to retreat. Little Round Top is totally in Confederate hands." A Wargamers Needful Things describes the action of a play through of the opening scenario of the recently published A Most Fearful Sacrifice, the latest development in Herman Luttmann's Blind Sword system for fighting ACW battles. Though billed as a learning scenario, it gives a dramatic first outing with this superlative game published by Flying Pig Games.
Article ID: 7
Date: 6/1/2022
Poster: Harvey M.
Rob Looks at A Most Fearful Sacrifice and why this is a Must Have!

Rob, at Rob's Tabletop World, reviews "A Most Fearful Sacrifice" by Hermann Luttmann and published by Flying Pigs Games. In this game, Herman Luttmann tailors the Blind Swords system to enable play of larger Civil War battles. The system emphasizes difficult decisions and leadership . I think Rob's title says it all!
Article ID: 6
Date: 4/26/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Guests Hermann Luttmann & Mark W. Walker

No Enemies Here interviews designer Hermann Luttmann and publisher Mark Walker about their Kickstarter project covering the 3 days of Gettysburg, A Most Fearful Sacrifice now on Kickstarter. This is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign. Don't miss out on this assured classic game from Flying Pig Games!
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/18/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
The War Room 3-13-2021 With Special Guest Hermann Luttmann

A Most Fearful Sacrifice is getting quite a lot of buzz as it breaks through stretch goals on Kickstarter. But how can you go wrong with a Hermann Luttmann Civil War design, a map by Rick Barber and the production quality of Flying Pig Games. The War Room interviews Hermann Luttmann about the soon to be released project.
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/12/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with Hermann Luttmann Designer of A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg from Flying Pig Games Coming to Kickstarter Today

The Players Aid interviews designer Hermann Luttmann about his newest Gettysburg game published by Flying Pig Games , A Most Fearful Sacrifice. (Now on Kickstarter)
Article ID: 3
Date: 4/11/2021
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Here is the second tutorial I made for A Most Fearful Sacrifice

CounterProductive Games starts teaching us how to play A Most Fearful Sacrifice designed by Hermann Luttmann and published by Flying Pig Games.. In this tutorial, they cover fire combat.
Article ID: 2
Date: 4/11/2021
Poster:
Re-live Pickett's charge?

A Most Fearful Sacrifice is an extremely expansive and detailed simulation of the 3 day battle at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Designer Hermann Luttmann has reconfigured his "Blind Swords" system to handle battles of this size. Flying Pig Games has spared no expense on quality components. So get your first look at this game as the Players Aid gives you a preview. The game is currently on Kickstarter.
Article ID: 1
Date: 4/1/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
A Most Fearful Sacrifice from Flying Pig Games Kickstarter Preview

We can always use another Gettysburg game especially if it's designed by my buddy Hermann Luttmann. He has adapted his Blind Swords system to handle large battles in A Most Fearful Sacrifice, a game covering all 3 days of the battle. Look for Flying Pig Games latest Kickstarter campaign that begins April 6.