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Event: Battle of the Sausage Factory Pt 2 - 08/21/2021 #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Battle of the Sausage Factory Pt 2

When:
08/21/2021
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
The War Room

Organizer: Mike D.

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
A continuation of the fight for the Biggest Vienna sausage.
This will either be a continuation of the Wednesday Geezer game, or if there are more players we will reset the game for more players.

15mm
General de Brigade


Tillys Bad Day

Kochese (Larry)
 

Just uploaded the addendum sheets for Eastern Armies (Poles Etc.) and Dark Ages. in the files section.


Now: Geezer Game GdB - 08/18/2021 #cal-notice

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Geezer Game GdB

When:
08/18/2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike dolanz999@... 4125599483

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review
Austrians defending the Vienna Sausage Factory
Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB.


Re: Event: Geezer Game GdB - 08/18/2021 #cal-reminder

Michael M
 

Maybe next time.  I'm out of town for this one.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM, The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Event: Geezer Game GdB - 08/18/2021 #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Geezer Game GdB

When:
08/18/2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review
Austrians defending the Vienna Sausage Factory
Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB.


Event: Geezer Game GdB - 08/18/2021 #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Geezer Game GdB

When:
08/18/2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review
Austrians defending the Vienna Sausage Factory
Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB.


Re: Event: Geezer Game GdB - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 #cal-invite

Bob
 

Very nice.


Re: Event: Geezer Game GdB - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 #cal-invite

Mark K
 


On Aug 16, 2021 3:55 PM, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:
Hey Mark!
Good to hear from you. 
Yes Al was a great guy. All of us are very sad to have lost a friend. 

I’m not sure who was doing GNW.  Hopefully whoever it was will chime in. 

RE: “Warlord”-a-la-Lion-Rampant; it sounds like fun. Last year we just did a big battle Lion Rampant game because there weren’t enough players for a tournament. If it will coax you back into the games we’ll be happy to have a good castle fight. 

FYI - I wasn’t able to see your pictures because they were in rtf format rather than a picture format. Try saving them as jpg’s and re-sending. 

Bob

On Aug 16, 2021, at 3:01 PM, Mark K via groups.io <meevn@...> wrote:

The bob…

I am so sorry to hear about Al.   A nice guy that will be missed

2 things.
1    I am re-painting my Spanish garrison/artillery from the non-realized pirate game/ campaign into a danish regiment in the wss/gnw period.
I remember that a member was doing the GNW.  My question is what is the troop ratio and basing .  I would also not be adverse to painting some more danish or whatever to add to it.

2. If in your next lion rampant game/ tournament would you consider a mini game, etc. based on the movie “ The Warlord” with C. Heston.  I have Normans, Saxons, Vikings, Welsh Bowmen  (See attached photos)

Mark

On Aug 16, 2021, at 1:54 PM, The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Geezer Game GdB

When:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike and Bob dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review

Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB. 

<Mail Attachment.ics><invite.ics>
<Castle 1.rtf>
<Castle2.rtf>


Re: Event: Geezer Game GdB - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 #cal-invite

Bob
 

Hey Mark!
Good to hear from you. 
Yes Al was a great guy. All of us are very sad to have lost a friend. 

I’m not sure who was doing GNW.  Hopefully whoever it was will chime in. 

RE: “Warlord”-a-la-Lion-Rampant; it sounds like fun. Last year we just did a big battle Lion Rampant game because there weren’t enough players for a tournament. If it will coax you back into the games we’ll be happy to have a good castle fight. 

FYI - I wasn’t able to see your pictures because they were in rtf format rather than a picture format. Try saving them as jpg’s and re-sending. 

Bob

On Aug 16, 2021, at 3:01 PM, Mark K via groups.io <meevn@...> wrote:

The bob…

I am so sorry to hear about Al.   A nice guy that will be missed

2 things.
1    I am re-painting my Spanish garrison/artillery from the non-realized pirate game/ campaign into a danish regiment in the wss/gnw period.
I remember that a member was doing the GNW.  My question is what is the troop ratio and basing .  I would also not be adverse to painting some more danish or whatever to add to it.

2. If in your next lion rampant game/ tournament would you consider a mini game, etc. based on the movie “ The Warlord” with C. Heston.  I have Normans, Saxons, Vikings, Welsh Bowmen  (See attached photos)

Mark

On Aug 16, 2021, at 1:54 PM, The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Geezer Game GdB

When:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike and Bob dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review

Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB. 

<Mail Attachment.ics><invite.ics>
<Castle 1.rtf>
<Castle2.rtf>


Re: Event: Geezer Game GdB - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 #cal-invite

Mark K
 

The bob…

I am so sorry to hear about Al.   A nice guy that will be missed

2 things.
1    I am re-painting my Spanish garrison/artillery from the non-realized pirate game/ campaign into a danish regiment in the wss/gnw period.
I remember that a member was doing the GNW.  My question is what is the troop ratio and basing .  I would also not be adverse to painting some more danish or whatever to add to it.

2. If in your next lion rampant game/ tournament would you consider a mini game, etc. based on the movie “ The Warlord” with C. Heston.  I have Normans, Saxons, Vikings, Welsh Bowmen  (See attached photos)

Mark

On Aug 16, 2021, at 1:54 PM, The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Geezer Game GdB

When:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike and Bob dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review

Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB. 

<Mail Attachment.ics><invite.ics>


Event: Geezer Game GdB - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 #cal-invite

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Geezer Game GdB

When:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
10:00am to 2:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bobs War Room

Organizer: Old Mike and Bob dolanz999@... 4125599483

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
General De Brigade Rules Review

Small Battle to test out rule changes to GdB. 


Fw: [Special] [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Albert Revere

Sylvain Durand
 

Dear Friends,

Here is a letter that Neil received from Melissa (Al's sister)
It has an update on the California Memorial Plans
May Al Rest In Peace. We will all miss him.

Regards,

Sylvain

----- Forwarded Message -----


melquist713@... attached a document
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melquist713@... has attached the following document:
A Letter To You All About Albert
Snapshot of the item below:

Sunday Evening, August 15th

Dear Family & Friends:  

I wanted to honor Albert by offering to everyone to come be with us to spread Albert’s ashes in the Spring.  I have had some time to think about this, and to wait that long for Steve and I, and perhaps many of you, doesn’t help with the grieving process that is going to be different for everyone.  

To ask for you all to come now or even in September with the wildfires and the real and growing issue of COVID isn’t safe for anyone even if we are vaccinated, since vaccinated people are still getting the Delta variant.  These are not ordinary times.  Most of you are a long distance away from where we live.

After a lot of reflection, I have decided that as soon as we receive Albert’s ashes, we will spread them below my Mother’s tree.  I am deeply sorry if I am letting anyone down with this decision.  I know that what I am saying may be unsettling and add to the sadness of his departure.

Losing Albert so quickly and unexpectedly has been very difficult for all of us.  I am holding on tightly to the fact that he is no longer suffering.  He passed peacefully, and he told me in his last hours, it was what he wanted.  

He cared about all of you so much.  He shared that with me many times.  He was a big hearted guy with a wonderful personality that made us laugh with his well known corny jokes, positive outlook no matter what was going on, and his generosity to be there for anyone anytime they needed it.  He was kind, sweet, and caring.  

A couple days before he passed, he told me he had had a good life.  I am so grateful that he told me that.  He will be dearly missed.  There is no doubt about that.

My heart is with all of you during the coming days and months as we gently allow his memory to become the joyous one he was.  He wanted everyone to have joy.  That too was another thing he shared with me in his final days.    

I do not have everyone’s e-mail address, so could you please pass this letter on to those who may not know all that has transpired.

With Love To You All-

Melinda

Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
You have received this email because melquist713@... shared a document with you from Google Docs.
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Re: WSS Survey + Free articles

Sylvain Durand
 

Mike,

I really liked the period. One that I don't know very well and very important for European history (the emergence of Russia) And all military historians recognize the genius of Charles the XII
All the online reviews said that it takes a few games to grasp the rules. We knew them better by the end of the game. I got mostly frustrated with the minus dice: you roll a 6 and you find out that the 1,2,3 on the minus dice makes you fail the test :-(

I will definitively play it again

Regards

Sylvain


On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 11:05:11 PM MST, Michael M via groups.io <madmachell@...> wrote:


Yes, I have to agree about all the modifiers.  I still think that the rules might work with greater familiarity.  As Sylvain noted, I did like the variable turn sequence.  The morale rules were a bit off with only the benefit that they drove Bob crazy : 0  I also liked Sylvain's suggestion of dropping the up/down dice, but I think that was added to reduce the predictability of results.  Maybe a little less swing in the results would be better.

I also like the period and the different types of units.  Pike and Shot games tend to be 30YW and ECW.  No complaints about that, as I find both very interesting, but the Eastern theater doesn't receive as much attention.  It was a bit more mobile as there were more light and medium cavalry deployed.  That has the potential for an interesting game.

Eventually, I'll finish painting my late 17th century figures (1670s to 1700 timeframe).  This was my COVID project; I have finished armies for Spain, Austria and Savoy.  I'm working on Ottomans and French.  These armies used pikes as well (not the Ottomans so much), but the ratio of shot to pike was increasing significantly during this time.  I think that the Swedes and Russians in the Great Northern War were the last to finally give up pikes, probably by 1710 or so.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 09:03 AM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
Mike

Thanks for putting on the game.  The figures were great.  I like the fact that there were so many different unit types - most I have never heard of because I am not familiar with that period.

One thing I am familiar with...excessive die-roll modifiers. 

I get the feeling the guy who wrote the rules did that D6 up or down thing just to tease me and my vast following of DRM-phobics.

Ed


On 8/14/2021 9:10 PM, Michael M via groups.io wrote:
My pleasure.

Michael Machell


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 07:37 PM, Dan H <danh@...> wrote:
Mike thank you for hosting.


It was great to get back and pushing lead and watching Ed blow up his own gun.


Bob thanks for hosting.




Re: WSS Survey + Free articles

Michael M
 

Yes, I have to agree about all the modifiers.  I still think that the rules might work with greater familiarity.  As Sylvain noted, I did like the variable turn sequence.  The morale rules were a bit off with only the benefit that they drove Bob crazy : 0  I also liked Sylvain's suggestion of dropping the up/down dice, but I think that was added to reduce the predictability of results.  Maybe a little less swing in the results would be better.

I also like the period and the different types of units.  Pike and Shot games tend to be 30YW and ECW.  No complaints about that, as I find both very interesting, but the Eastern theater doesn't receive as much attention.  It was a bit more mobile as there were more light and medium cavalry deployed.  That has the potential for an interesting game.

Eventually, I'll finish painting my late 17th century figures (1670s to 1700 timeframe).  This was my COVID project; I have finished armies for Spain, Austria and Savoy.  I'm working on Ottomans and French.  These armies used pikes as well (not the Ottomans so much), but the ratio of shot to pike was increasing significantly during this time.  I think that the Swedes and Russians in the Great Northern War were the last to finally give up pikes, probably by 1710 or so.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 09:03 AM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
Mike

Thanks for putting on the game.  The figures were great.  I like the fact that there were so many different unit types - most I have never heard of because I am not familiar with that period.

One thing I am familiar with...excessive die-roll modifiers. 

I get the feeling the guy who wrote the rules did that D6 up or down thing just to tease me and my vast following of DRM-phobics.

Ed


On 8/14/2021 9:10 PM, Michael M via groups.io wrote:
My pleasure.

Michael Machell


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 07:37 PM, Dan H <danh@...> wrote:
Mike thank you for hosting.


It was great to get back and pushing lead and watching Ed blow up his own gun.


Bob thanks for hosting.




Re: WSS Survey + Free articles

Michael M
 

I agree with both points Sylvain.  I may still pull this out again on my own table and go through a few turns.  

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:26 AM, Sylvain Durand via groups.io <sylvainnc@...> wrote:
Honestly the only thing I would change about the rules is to drop the plus and minus dice and just add the other dice. 
That would Make everything work in my opinion

I read some of the reviews and the consensus is that it takes a few games to grasp it. I like the alternate activation for movements. 

Sylvain

On Aug 15, 2021, at 9:03 AM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:

 Mike

Thanks for putting on the game.  The figures were great.  I like the fact that there were so many different unit types - most I have never heard of because I am not familiar with that period.

One thing I am familiar with...excessive die-roll modifiers. 

I get the feeling the guy who wrote the rules did that D6 up or down thing just to tease me and my vast following of DRM-phobics.

Ed


On 8/14/2021 9:10 PM, Michael M via groups.io wrote:
My pleasure.

Michael Machell


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 07:37 PM, Dan H <danh@...> wrote:
Mike thank you for hosting.


It was great to get back and pushing lead and watching Ed blow up his own gun.


Bob thanks for hosting.




Re: WSS Survey + Free articles

Michael M
 

I was running the game and I was struggling with the rules too.  You will find that most of our games run a bit more smoothly due to better familiarity with the rules system (most of us have favorites that we know fairly well).  You happened to came on a week we were trying something new and different.  

Also, this group has a really diverse set of interests.  You name the time and period and somebody probably has the figures for it!  Hope to see you again soon!

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:40 AM, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:
You weren’t the only one struggling.
My head is still spinning.


On Aug 15, 2021, at 10:34 AM, dgiglio416@... wrote:

Hey All!

Appreciate the invite and meeting you guys. Also appreciate you guys being patient with me as I struggled my way through my first wargame ever. 

Excited to learn and play with you all again soon!

Doug


Re: Rulesets for modern warfare

JC
 

Personally I prefer Age of Discovery (Modern Mods Version) for modern 1-on-1 games.

The checkerboard tactics work real well in the modern setting :-)

JC

PS.  I agree Sylvain, Warfare in the Age of Reason is one of my favorite rule sets because it makes you obsess about flanks - Linear Warfare anyone???

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 12:50:08 PM MST, Kochese (Larry) <kochese@...> wrote:


I like Cold War Commander. It's not one on one. Company to Division. Flows well and games get a conclusion.

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:36 PM Sylvain Durand via groups.io <Sylvainnc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Team,

I have plenty of armies for modern warfare. From black hawk down to now. 1-1 scale. Mostly infantry with a few vehicles
Scale would be each player with a squad or two. About a platoon or two for the western powers.

I plan to run games in a few months. I have used Force on Force / Ambush alley

Does anybody know any other rulesets that work well ?

Sylvain






--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Rulesets for modern warfare

Kochese (Larry)
 

I like Cold War Commander. It's not one on one. Company to Division. Flows well and games get a conclusion.

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:36 PM Sylvain Durand via groups.io <Sylvainnc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Team,

I have plenty of armies for modern warfare. From black hawk down to now. 1-1 scale. Mostly infantry with a few vehicles
Scale would be each player with a squad or two. About a platoon or two for the western powers.

I plan to run games in a few months. I have used Force on Force / Ambush alley

Does anybody know any other rulesets that work well ?

Sylvain






Rulesets for modern warfare

Sylvain Durand
 

Team,

I have plenty of armies for modern warfare. From black hawk down to now. 1-1 scale. Mostly infantry with a few vehicles
Scale would be each player with a squad or two. About a platoon or two for the western powers.

I plan to run games in a few months. I have used Force on Force / Ambush alley

Does anybody know any other rulesets that work well ?

Sylvain


Re: WSS Survey + Free articles

Sylvain Durand
 

Yes. I love them 
We will play them in two weeks 

Sylvain

On Aug 15, 2021, at 12:16 PM, Dan H <danh@...> wrote:


Age of Reason his SYW rules are pretty simple. 

On Aug 15, 2021, at 12:07 PM, Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:


Ahhh. we played his seven years war and Napoleonic rules. I have the age of discovery, but at the time our club thought they were way too complicated.

From: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io> on behalf of Sylvain Durand via groups.io <Sylvainnc@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:03:43 PM
To: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Thank you Mike!
 
Warfare in the age od discovery 
By Ted Kershner and Dale Wood

Sylvain

On Aug 15, 2021, at 11:55 AM, Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:


Out of curiosity, what was the name of the rules?

Ray

From: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io> on behalf of Bob <brodgers.cell@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2021 10:40:12 AM
To: The Table Top Gaming Society <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Thank you Mike!
 
You weren’t the only one struggling.
My head is still spinning.


On Aug 15, 2021, at 10:34 AM, dgiglio416@... wrote:

Hey All!

Appreciate the invite and meeting you guys. Also appreciate you guys being patient with me as I struggled my way through my first wargame ever. 

Excited to learn and play with you all again soon!

Doug

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