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First Draft of History: Designing a Military Simulation of the Russo-Ukraine War 2022-2023

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"A book? A movie? An HBO series? How about a military simulation ('wargame') of the heroic struggle of Ukraine? ... Wiser men and women would avoid. But not us fools." Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman discuss their approach to creating Ukraine 2022!, addressing an ongoing conflict! Check out the insights and quips as they forge ahead: "Ukraine 2022! should go on preorder in December 2023, and, with any luck, be published in 2024. ... Or some other event on the Richard Berg random events table could pop up."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2023

First figures painted in five years

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"...I'm just pleased to be back on the horse - or elephant, if you prefer." Prufrock happily relates his recent painting efforts, which means he "...will now have enough Carthaginian elephants to be able to stage Bagradas in Lost Battles...!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2023

Hail Caesar Ruleset Test

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Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, says "...I think I am already preferring the Hail Caesar set." Norm sets out to see how the recent extension of the rule set does in covering a Wars of the Roses clash. He finds lots to like, to include fact that he didn't feel "...that any of the outcomes were a given. If the scenario were replayed again, a different outcome could easily be possible.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/16/2023

Taming the boardgame collection.

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"I am very conscious of just having far too many different rulebooks, too many different systems...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, striving to stay true to his "wargaming in small spaces" motto, discovers a way to maximize the value his collection brings to him. Check out the approach he develops, and the titles that contribute to it, when "...out of the blue, I was hit by one of those tidy-up and reorganise moments, the planets were aligned and I threw myself behind a proper game cull..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/6/2023

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PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

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PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

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PE TANG 1900 Introductory War Game Review

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Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga


Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Emanuele Santandrea
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Stalingrad: Inferno on The Volga recreates one of the most bloody and epic battles of World War II. Four different game modes are provided, including a complete solitaire system that challenges the player to overcome a tenacious Soviet (AI) defense. Inferno’s map has been created from an assortment of contemporary air reconnaissance photographs. It depicts in vivid detail both the city itself as well as its outlying regions. This is Stalin’s eponymous city as it was on August 23, 1942 – just before the full fury of the German assault was about to be unleashed. From Latoshinka to Kuporosnoye, the map follows some 30km of the Volga, and extends to the west as far as Gumrak Airfield, Orlovka, and Aleksandrovka. The map scale is 1:33000, with hexes that represent 1.1 kilometers per each side. Stickered blocks represent regiments for the Germans (along with some assault battalions) and brigades/divisions for the Soviets. The game covers the battle from August 23 to November 20 and will take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The unit blocks act to provide both fog-of-war and the simple tracking of formation strength. Cards for both sides add further historical depth as well as the chance of the unforeseen affecting key moments in the battle.


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Date: 10/21/2023
Poster: Pat L.
Interview with Emanuele Santandrea Designer of Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games

Grant Kleinhenz from the Players Aid interviews war game designer, Emanuele Santandrea. The interview delves into the design and game mechanics, map design, and the designer’s poetic approach to game design. “When we can take the time to play a game, it’s better to get an intense feeling of the style and period covered…we aim to provide both. Intense flavor makes a good Capuccino. We believe it makes a good game too!”
Date: 5/7/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Overview

Here is a well-produced video from Seek out and Play giving an overview of the components and general gameplay of Vento Nuovo’s Stalingrad Inferno. This is one of my favorite games to play solitaire and now, with social distancing, makes a great way to spend a few hours.
Date: 4/11/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 5

Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga is a block wargame from Vento Nuovo Games that recreates one of the most brutal battles of World War II - the siege of the City of Stalingrad. The game is designed as a solitaire game where the player controls the attacking Germans and the game’s AI controls the defending Soviets. Previous Action Points covered the basics of Movement , Combat, map terrain, the card play system. and the Call for Reinforcements action. In this Action Point, which is the final entry in the series, The Players Aid takes a look at the Soviet AI and how it operates.
Date: 3/10/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid brings us their 4th action point on Emanuele Santandrea's design Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga published by Vento Nuovo Games. This Action Point examines the Call for Reinforcements action.
Date: 3/2/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 3

The Player's Aid brings us the third in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game...
Date: 2/7/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 2

The Player's Aid brings us the second in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game. In Action Point 1 they looked at the basics of the two types of Movement and the two types of Attack. In Action Point 2, they examine the Combat Sequence and its various steps, including the dreaded Rubble Roll, and show a few examples.
Date: 2/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Bare Bones Wargaming Stalingrad Inferno on the Volga Review

Bare Bones Wargaming discusses "the Good, the Bad and the Ugly" of one of their favorite games, Vento Nuovo Games' Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Mostly it's Good!
Date: 1/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 1

The Player's Aid brings us the first in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game, including the various forms of Movement and Attacks available, the Combat Sequence, card play system, the Germans call for reinforcements and how the solitaire AI system works.
Date: 3/27/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Video Replay

Harvey Mossman, honcho of The Boardgaming Life, and Mark D'Agosta go head to head with VentoNuovo's recent title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga".
Date: 2/4/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...
Date: 10/2/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Gimpy's Gal Guesses Stalingrad

From the "better late than never" department, here's a very unusual unboxing. She makes up in enthusiasm what she lacks in actual wargaming experience. For all men out there that wonder what their wives are really thinking about "the games", here's some insight. I'm sure that Emanuele from VentoNuovo will forgive her for calling his company a Spanish game company, because she meant well. The "outtakes" in the last 45 seconds are very entertaining. (Sorry to Gimpy *and* his gal that this didn't get posted in time to support the flag-raising event on 9/11. Next time...)
Date: 9/16/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Moe's Game Table Review

Unboxing and look inside Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from Vento Nuovo Games. Another video review shared by Moe's Game Table.
Date: 12/29/2017
Poster: Ed Sommers
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Kickstarter Wrapping Up!

There's just a few hours left in the Kickstarter Campaign for Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Support VentoNuovo Games and the Kickstarter campaign!.
Date: 12/16/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Interview with Emanuele Santandrea

Interview with designer/publisher Emanuele Santandrea of VentoNuovo Games. In preparation for the start of the Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, Emanuele answers questions about the game and provides an exclusive sneak peek of the Collector's Edition Map...