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All of the following is since Oct 1st 2020.  Reading and boardgames are my two favorite hobbies and when I get on the reading kick, I can go through a bunch of books.  I've read nearly 60 books so far this year.  Also, apologies for the length of this post.

  1. I'm about 750 pages into A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II.  I have about 100 pages to go and its been fasinating to look back into the struggles and obstacles that needed overcome in order to get the United States prepared for WW2 and its eventually victory.
  2. Read Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fisher - which is about Washington's crossing of the Delware river and the actions in late Dec - Jan of 1776/77.    The crew at Little Wars TV did a table top war game play through of some of these combats and those were also interesting. 
  3. I read Napoleon and Wellington: The Battle of WAterloo, and the Great Commanders who Fought It by Andrew Roberts - which is exactly like it sounds like.  Very interesting history and career arcs between the two generals despite the fact that this is the only battle in which they went head to head. 
  4. I read George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster by John Nagy which is an interesting look into Washington's spy ring and the troubles/double crossing that it under went. 

On the lighter side I've also read:

  1. Crisis Moon by Michael McGruther which is a story about "The United States discovers bootprints on the far side of the Moon and hire a private aerospace firm to investigate".  Turns out the Chinese have built a secert labatory on the far side of the moon to harvest a rare compond that will completely change the energy situation on Earth. 
  2. Book 2 in the Wings of Steele - Flight of Freedom by Jeffrey Burger - A great sci-fi adventure about a couple of US Marine pilots and a couple of avitors who end up captured by an alien cruise ship in the Burmuda triangle (of course), volunteer as pilots for the United Nations space equilivant.  Our hero ends up as Captain of a Battle Cruiser and the trials that come fighting space pirates.  Highly recommend.
  3. The War Revealed by Karl Gallagher - A group of medevial historic re-enactors get transported to a magical kingdom with Orcs, wizards, dragons, etc. 
  4. Staking a Claim by Travis Corcorn - A short story in the Aristillus universe.  I was honestly hoping for more (like the 3rd book in the series) but instead its more of a short (44 pg) story.  A good story in itself. 

 

The Wings of Steele series would make a great campaign style board game.  I'd be interested in a game set in "The War Revealed" universe as well.  The Aristillus universe would be a great setting for a COIN style game. 

I have no interest or ability in coming up with the necessary mechanics on how any of those ideas would work in practice but there you go.

  • After recently watching a playthrough of Obsession on Heavy Cardboard, I was drawn to the theme and the varied objctives in the game.  The choice of this game does seem fitting since you'll have to pay a premium for it on the second-hand market.  But, I feel we certainly haven't seen the last printing of this game.
  • What's your favorite worker placement game?  I'm still fairly new to tabletop games and don't really have a favorite as of yet.  I do have a copy os Scythe (along with its Rise of Fenris expansion) just sitting on my shelf of shame waiting to be played!
  • A few games that come to mind that have been hard for me to find are Blitzkrieg! World War II in 20 Minutes, Spheres of Influence: Struggle for Global Supremacy, Clockwork Wars, Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition, and Le Fantôme de l’Opéra.  The only game of these without a wide release and one that certainly could be considered "completely" out of print is Spheres of Influence.

haven't bought anything for a while but it will be  close call between #Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition and #Company of Heroes (still awaiting delivery of the crowdfunding fulfillment)

 

Both world war II games? humzz 
It are the only WWII games I (will) own though....for now :D

I'm not really into the theme but it wOuldn't hold me back if the mechanics looks promising. if theme and mechanics complement each other; it's magic and every theme is fun!

themese that -need- my immediate attention: post apocalyptic, star wars and world war II games that aren't "GMT style wargames"