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Elsenborn Ridge - December 2014

Posted by Andy on February 23, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

You'd think that after all this time I would have learned my lesson?


Early last year, when we were planning our game night calendar for 2014, we knew we had to return to the 1944 Ardenne for our annual December romp in the snow.  In the last few years we've used Bolt Action and 28mm figures pretty successfully, prior to that we'd used FOW and its 15mm figures, although in the last few years FOW has fallen out of favor with some active members of the club, including your...

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! - January 2015

Posted by Andy on February 19, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Brian Weathersby hosted January's game night.  His blog contribution follows...


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In January, seven members of Beer and Pretzels turned out to help me test a new set of auto racing rules I am writing for Two Hour Wargames. Although originally scheduled as a stock car racing test, I had been testing that part of the rules pretty regularly with other groups of people. Consequently, I decided to test the modern Formu...

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Wings of War - November 2014

Posted by Andy on February 18, 2015 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In the interest of catching up with the blog posts, I'm going to take this opportunity to turn back the clock and revisit, briefly, via pictures, what happened at our Wings of War battle last November.




Brian, Chris, Stephen and I were in attendance for our WWI aeroplane tribute to Veterans/Remembrance/Armistice Day.  We each dropped down a ...

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World War Z - Elbonia

Posted by Rob on October 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The collapse of civilization saw one platoon of USMC in Elbonia become a squad.

For the month of October, Beer & Pretzel club continues a Zombie theme which began in 2013.  For this outing, Andy used Ambush Z which are the Zombie rules for Force on Force.  He setup a scenario featuring a platoon of very lonely USMC holding a defensive wall in a small village in Elbonia.  Part...

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Recollections and Regrets

Posted by Andy on September 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (3)


Pushing the box aside with one hand, Captain Weathersby glanced at his watch. Noting the time, he ran a hand roughly through his greying rumpled hair and sighed heavily. They’d be entering the mouth of the Mersey within the hour, he thought.


Turning his attention back to the matter at hand, he sighed again. How had it all gone so wrong...

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Point of No Return

Posted by Rob on September 13, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In July, we used an open night to start the X-Wing miniatures Point of No Return campaign that is included in the CR90 Corellian Corvette expansion pack.


I greatly prefer campaign or scenario games to the tournament style game, but your mileage may vary.  I've ...

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The Fourth Year Passes in Review

Posted by Andy on July 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (2)

TEN-HUT!!!!


Here we are, then, another year in the life of Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming. While my annual recap may be real late this year, at least it’s not “never”.

 

We’ve had a good wargaming year, only missing one game night as a club (although those who attended that night still enjoyed each other’s company and the food and beverage on offer). We also enjoyed no less than four different ...

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HUNG Out to Drive in Elbonia!

Posted by Rob on June 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (3)

CNN reports two contrasting events on a typical day in Elbonia. A successful food delivery to the village of Luonga by the World Food Programme (WFP) under the protection of the UN, while the National Guard and numerous other factions engaged in a catastrophic fire-fight around the neighboring and now-deserted village of Uonga.

 

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World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

Posted by Rob on June 14, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The World Food Programme (WFP) provides assistance in Elbonia through a countrywide Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in 15 districts, a school feeding programme in 12 districts and school gardens, a Purchase for Progress (P4P) local food procurement pilot project, and an emergency operation (EMOP) assisting Garlamistani refugees and vulnerable host populations in northern Elbonia.


WFP’s recovery and development programmes, including the P4P pilot, ...

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Violent Encounter in the Atlantic

Posted by Andy on June 9, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The following passage was found amidst the personal papers of the famous French author Jules Verne. These papers were recently discovered in the attic of a Paris apartment, once owned by the granddaughter of Verne himself, Madame Crystal Verne Imonfeur.


Literary scholars believe that this passage was the beginning of a chapter that never made it into Verne’s famous work, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Perhaps it would have led to...

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