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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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Greg Costikyan

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 409
Date: 4/10/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Pax Brittania: A Reader's Digest

Reddit has an interest group for Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War moderated by the PrussianSpaceMarine. This link includes the game rules but if you click further you will find a forum, game aids, and variants.
Article ID: 408
Date: 4/3/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Pax Britannica: The Colonial Era 1880 to the Great War (web page)

Enthusiast Mark O’English assembled this web page devoted to this 1985 game designed by Mark Costikyan. The page includes many links from around the internet plus house rules and player aids developed by O’English. Several of the links are broken but archive.org has preserved them. Click this link for: Costikyan’s Pax Britannica web page. Our special thanks go to archive.org for preserving these web pages.
Article ID: 407
Date: 8/22/2014
Poster: Mark D.
American Strategy

"Beyond Manifest Destiny" - American strategy in Pax Britannica, written by James Werbaneth for The General magazine.
Article ID: 406
Date: 8/22/2014
Poster: Mark D.
John Moser: Pax Britannica Fan Site

Fan site dedicated to all things Pax Britannica, created by John Moser.
Article ID: 402
Date: 12/7/2013
Poster: Mark D.
Dave Rubin: Income and VP calculator (Excel)

Excel-based Income and Victory Point calculator submitted by Dave Rubin.
Article ID: 393
Date: 12/7/2013
Poster: Mark D.
Mark O''English: American Strategy

American strategy article, titled "The United States of America in Pax Britannica", penned by Mark O''English.
Article ID: 405
Date: 6/3/2011
Poster: Mark D.
David Banks: BGG Review

Review by David Banks for BGG.
Article ID: 404
Date: 11/13/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Roger Cooper: Victory Point Calculator (Excel)

Nice Excel-based victory point calculator submitted by Roger Cooper.
Article ID: 387
Date: 6/30/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Internet PBEM Ladder

Site maintained by Mark O''English. Appears to have been last updated in June 2007.
Article ID: 397
Date: 4/10/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Shaun Derrick: Variant PBM/PBEM rules (Word)

4th edition of these PBM/PBEM rules compiled by Shaun Derrick.
Article ID: 399
Date: 9/23/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Alex Sanders: Great War Inevitability Variant

Alex Sanders composed this "Great War Inevitability" variant to make focus the penalties for starting the "Great War" specifically on those who start it! A few other minor tweaks as well.
Article ID: 398
Date: 7/31/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Rob McCarter: Income/VP Calculator (Excel)

A handy tool for Pax players, shared by Rob McCarter.
Article ID: 384
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Ben Baron: PBM setup sheet

Variant setup by Ben Baron.
Article ID: 383
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff Janoska: House Rules

House rules posted by Jeff Janoska.
Article ID: 382
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff Janoska: Variant Great War rules

Detailed Variant rules posted by Jeff Janoska.
Article ID: 381
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Greg Costikyan: Designer Q&A

Q&A session with designer Greg Costikyan.
Article ID: 379
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Eric Scharf: Replay

Awesome, detailed replay by Eric Scharf.
Article ID: 388
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

A list of publication articles that covered Pax Britannica
Article ID: 394
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A, House Rules, etc

A compilation of questions, errata and house rules.
Article ID: 391
Date: 8/14/1998
Poster: Mark D.
James Bailey: Russian Options (Strategy)

Excellent strategy article by James Bailey titled "Money for Nothing (and Czechs for free?)". Great read and interesting strategy...
Article ID: 389
Date: 7/14/1996
Poster: Mark D.
James Baily: The Franco-Nippon Gambit (Strategy)

James Baily presents his "Franco-Nippon Gambit" strategy and presents it as the only way that either France or Japan have a chance of winning the game. Very interesting.
Article ID: 378
Date: 1/12/1994
Poster: Mark D.
M. Baswell: Review

Review by M. Baswell.
Article ID: 380
Date: 8/24/1993
Poster: Mark D.
Errata and PBM rules

Comprehensive errata and PBM rules posted by James Kline.
Article ID: 400
Date: 6/1/1993
Poster: Mark D.
Greg Costikyan: Rules Improvements

Designer Greg Costikyan created some changes to improve the game''s play. This site also contains tournament rules and play-by-mail rules that he''s developed.
Article ID: 386
Date: 4/22/1991
Poster: Mark D.
List of PBEM Opponents

Compiled by Brian Rapp.
Article ID: 385
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBM player information sheet

Article ID: 401
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official PBM rules