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"The whole point of doing this is that I get something of a fast play ‘throw down’ game...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors is creating the first of an intended four scenario setups usable over differing eras. Check out how Norm crafts his set up (with pictures) for a meeting engagement where "...victory will be based upon the capture of the bridge."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/21/2022

Havel: Wargaming the information environment

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"...how do you know your roleplay citizens will act like the real thing?" Rex Brynen, in PaxSims, discusses a series of "information and influence wargames" run by NATO last year. Check out Rex's thoughts on the results, and why "…much of it would have been recognizable to the propagandists of WW2—or diplomats, advertising executives, and political party strategists today."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/16/2022

1944 - Henri’s Farm

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"…3 Panthers have just entered the scene, intending to move to the ploughed fields to dominate the open views to their front!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, brings us a "quick throw down scenario" to test some of his own rules. Check out the pictures and the action after "The Panthers probe forwards threatening the British infantry..."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/11/2022

War and Peace – the Digital Version

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"Digital version with fog of war and cross-platform multi-player under development." Avalon Digital has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for a computer version of Mark McLaughlin's classic War & Peace. The campaign could also involve a seventh edition reprint of the game.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2022

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Two Flags - One Nation
Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Designer(s): Norm Smith

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 12
Date: 9/23/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Jacob’s Hill - American Civil War

"The thing that was really striking about this outing was that such a good game, with plenty of twists, fell from just 6 units per side..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, uses his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War miniatures rules to game out a scenario from the One-Hour Wargames book by Neil Thomas. Join Norm for great pictures and action: "…the 40th deal out murderous fire and the Zouaves fall back and to the shock of the Union commander, start to rout."
Article ID: 11
Date: 2/9/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
The fight for Figgins Farm 1863.

"...I was encouraged to get the new recruits to the table." Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, is working on a new scenario to use with his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War miniatures rules. Join Norm for the fun with the first playtest, including a random event: "…a fire takes hold of the farm building, forcing the Confederate cavalry to abandon their prize and fall back to safety…".
Article ID: 10
Date: 10/4/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
A return to Mill Creek (ACW)

"The battle had reached a finely balanced point. All the Confederates need at the moment to win is to capture the Union end of the bridge." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us a replay of the ‘Action at Mill Creek’ scenario from his Two Flags - One Nation miniatures rules. Which way does the action tip? "A great cry of Huzzah! was heard from the bridge, what can it mean?"
Article ID: 9
Date: 8/16/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Gettysburg Hexed!

"The two new rule areas sound quite simple, but they have a potential to have an exaggerated impact on the game...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, continues his Two Flags - One Nation miniatures rules adjustments, and takes them out for a test drive with the ACW McPherson’s Ridge scenario. Check out the action: "Nightmare! Another regiment already in the waterway fails that test and also leaves the table. A third regiment (already on 6 losses) also fails and retires back to Willoughby Run."
Article ID: 8
Date: 8/9/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Converting TF-ON rules to non-hex

"Core design principles have been to favour fun over simulation, but with results and a flow of play reflecting the way that official accounts of battle often read, so that narrative is preserved." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes us along in his thought process as he converts his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules from hex to open table format. Check out a tabletop master's interesting insights, to include the basic perspective that "…often it will probably be more realistic to not let a unit do something than say it can just because it is not covered in the rules."
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/2/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
12mm McPherson’s Ridge 1863

"Will the Confederates hold on to their tasked objectives, or will they be thrown back by the Union wave of reinforcements?" Norm Smith, while working with his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules, brings us an interesting result in the McPherson’s Ridge scenario: "…in today’s playing, there was quite a one sided surprise. I don’t think I like those!"
Article ID: 6
Date: 2/8/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
1863 - Action at Mill Creek.

"This is a ‘the fastest with the mostest’ type scenario." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has a tense replay with his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules. Plenty of photos of Norm's excellent miniatures and, of course, the action: "The pressure is really now on for the Union ...... where are those reinforcements!"
Article ID: 5
Date: 3/13/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Fox Gap 1862 on a smaller grid

"…the plucky raw and small 5th North Carolina unit, even though taking 3 Heavy Casualties from the guns, stood its ground." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, gives us an action packed replay of the Fox Gap scenario using his Two Flags - One Nation ACW miniatures rules. Plenty of tension, unexpected die rolls, and "Then there was ‘one of those moments’…"
Article ID: 4
Date: 2/18/2019
Poster: Ed Sommers
Battle of McDowell - Replay using "Two Flags - One Nation" rules

Replay, based on a conversion to hexes of an earlier replay Jon B put up on his rather fine ‘Grymauch’s Solo Wargaming’ blog a few days ago, which he played out in 6mm. This replay is based upon a conversion to hexes and is played using Norm Smith's "Two Flags - One Nation" rules...
Article ID: 3
Date: 2/18/2019
Poster: Ed Sommers
Two Flags - One Nation: Free ACW Hex-Based Rules

"Two Flags - One Nation". This 2017 Edition updates Norm Smith's home brew ACW hex based rules, which are now well over 10 years old. Much remains familiar, but they have picked up some new mechanics from my more recent rule designs, in particular his napoleonic rules (Eagles at Quatre Bras), as he attempts to merge several aspects of the two sets together...
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/4/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
TF-ON design problems with rivers

"...the question arose as to whether a smoothbore musket could fire across Bull Run." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, mulls how to handle a quirky situation created by terrain hexes. Come along as Norm takes us on an fascinating walk through the "…design problems and the compromises that can fall out of putting sticking plasters on gaps that appear in rules."
Article ID: 1
Date: 1/25/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
ACW - Action at Mill Creek

Can the Confederates capture the bridge crossing "…before that enemy reinforcing brigade arrives to spoil their day..."? Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, discusses some changes to his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules, followed by a quick test scenario. Check out the fun, as Norm concludes "…combat had gone down to the last dice roll, which I took as a good sign of scenario balance."