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Post  guitarmandanga on Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:47 am

Stumbled across this by accident, having read the term "kriegsspiel" in David
Dezter's Donnybrook. Curiosity got the better of me. I'd also heard of Paddy
Griffith from Battle Tactics of the Civil War (I have to confess that, although
I have both copies---illustrated and regular---I still love the illustrated best! Very Happy)

Other than Stratego and Risk, my experiences with wargames have been limited
to computer games and PBEMs. Never played any boardgames or miniatures
games. Oh well.

My main interest is the ACW. I've moderated four different PBEM games for that time
period, all of my own design. The first one was a flop, the second took a full year
to complete, the third came to an abrupt end when real life came crashing down around
me, and the fourth I'm still moderating (almost a year old). It's quite a learning curve!

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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  hammurabi70 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:29 pm

Greetings. The Kriegsspiel principles are ideal for ACW, being of the same period. If you have been doing PBEM then you already have much understanding of the kind of games we do. Perhaps you will be able to expand your play with members here. bounce
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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  Lugnakh on Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:01 am

Where in the US? There are a couple small pockets of KS fans in the States Wink

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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  guitarmandanga on Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:13 pm

Sorry, not Kansas. The South.

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Post  dan1066 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:53 am

guitarmandanga wrote:Sorry, not Kansas. The South.

Dan

I think Lugnakh meant Kreigsspiel - not Kansas...

I'm up in New Hampshire myself.
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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  James Sterrett on Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:13 pm

On the other hand, one of the pockets of KS is in KS (and MO) -- Kansas City. Smile

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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  guitarmandanga on Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:57 am

hammurabi70 wrote:Greetings. The Kriegsspiel principles are ideal for ACW, being of the same period. If you have been doing PBEM then you already have much understanding of the kind of games we do. Perhaps you will be able to expand your play with members here. bounce

I've thought about this recently. I think I'll make an announcement in the main forums.

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Re: Greetings from the US!

Post  Lugnakh on Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:25 am

dan1066 wrote:
guitarmandanga wrote:Sorry, not Kansas. The South.

Dan

I think Lugnakh meant Kreigsspiel - not Kansas...

I'm up in New Hampshire myself.

Indeed I did Wink

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