Sunday, September 28, 2014

Update to Website

Just as I've been neglecting the blog in recent months, so too have I neglected the website.  I just haven't been on the ball, have I.  Well, I'm working on 1864 now, so it's time to get things updated and moving again.  I've fixed up the website and it's looking better now.  The broken links are repaired, and a lot of typos are fixed.  Most of all, I finally got the 1863 history put up.

I'll be putting more up about 1864 as I develop it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I was at Celesticon over the Labor Day weekend showing off Command Combat: Civil War, and giving a talk about 1864 called Clash of the American Titans.

The battle we played was First Bull Run/Manassas.  I hadn't played this one since 2011.  The idea had been to put on battles during their 150th anniversaries.  I had done First Bull Run the first year to go along with the release of the first book, then I did Fort Donelson in the first half of 2012 to coincide with the release of the second book and the 150th of that battle.  I then had 2nd Bull/Manassas run in the second half of 2012 to coincide with that anniversary.  This board was twice the size of First Bull Run and Fort Donelson.  I then did the epic-sized Gettysburg, three times the size of First Bull Run/Manassas, to coincide with the release of 1863.

This was as big as I would ever want to get.  The next book, 1864, will be released late this year, and will feature campaigns.  So rather than trying to outdo myself again, I went back to the basics, the first game that really revealed the dynamics of the game without overwhelming the players.  We had a very good time.

Below are some pictures and the Celesticon website.  As for the speech, I'll say more in my next blog.