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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Scourge of War: Gettysburg - A Critique

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:26 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 6304


Hi folks. I'm a former John Tiller game junkie who moved on to harder stuff. :) In my opinion Mr. Whitehead isn't giving a fair picture of just how wonderful these Scourge games are. I've been playing these games for years since the first Take Command Bull Run game came out. The Gettysburg, Antietam...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: How many more?

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:50 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 4785


After spending many hours over many years playing Tiller games, I'm afraid the system is just too old now to buy new titles. It's been more than 10 years since Battleground Gettysburg marched down the pike, and while the game system has been tweaked in the HPS games, it's pretty clear they are painf...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Military Service

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:58 am 

Replies: 124
Views: 30642


Hey folks. I served in the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1981 in VS-33, an anti-submarine squadron out of NAS North Island near San Diego. While our S-3 Viking squadron was based in the West, the World Famous Screwbirds deployed on the USS America in the Caribbean and the Med. A few years ago I noticed tha...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Which Napoleon era game?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:32 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2422


Hi ... I would say Waterloo and Eckmuhl. Stay away from Napoleon in Russia. The Russian units are overmodeled and unhistorical, especially the Cossack and militia units. I've seen Cossacks stand up to flank charges by Guard cavalry units of equal strength and win, more than once. From everything I'v...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: House rules & personal preference.

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:51 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1778


I would like to see a brigade combat effectiveness rule that would automatically kick in once the unit suffered a certain percentage of losses. Once a brigade passes this threshold it should suffer a step of morale loss and no longer be able to take part in offensive operations. It could defend thou...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Questions on Chickamauga

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:57 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1789


Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've placed my order and for Jena as well.

Regards, C.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Questions on Chickamauga

 Post subject: Questions on Chickamauga
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:12 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1789


Hi folks ... I'm considering buying the Chickamauga game but have a few questions.

1) Is it a good game compared to the other titles?

2) Does the campaign game include short, smaller scenarios or is is mostly monster battles with lots of units.

Thanks, C.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Question about units in Campaign Gettysburg

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1012


Hi folks ... A question about the morale ratings of some units. The regiments of the Vermont brigade in VI Corps, perhaps one of the best formations (aside from the Iron brigade) fielded by the Union in the civil war, all have C ratings. Why? While historically the unit didn't have a role to play in...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Question about buying multiple games

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:59 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1927


Hi folks ... It has been years since I bought a new HPS game and I'm intrigued by some of the more recent titles that have been released. I seem to recall that there was once a deal that offered a discount if you bought a number of games at the same time. Is this deal still available? If so, what ar...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New version of Tiller Battleground games

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:07 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 15494


Hey Notso ... This is posted on the Sept 27 Matrix newsletter which can be read on their website. Through the miracle of cut and paste you can enjoy their own words verbatim. And lighten up buddy. ``Speaking of insider information, since you read all the way to the bottom of the newsletter - we feel...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New version of Tiller Battleground games

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:00 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 15494


Hi folks ... I'm told by a Matrix staffer that both bundles will be out by American Thanksgiving.

Nothing against them, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Regards, Conjotter.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New version of Tiller Battleground games

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:54 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 15494


Hi folks ... Matrix Games has announced that John Tiller's Battleground Series of reworked Talonsoft-era games will released for sale later this month. The civil war games include Gettysburg, Antietam, Shiloh, Chickamauga and Bull Run. The Napoleonic games include Waterloo, Prelude to Waterloo and N...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New Second Manassas demo

 Post subject: New Second Manassas demo
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:06 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 860


Hi folks ... Madminute Games has just released the demo for its new Second Manassas campaign game. If you have a fairly up to date computer the play, detail and graphics are awesome. The demo features Gibbon's Iron brigade slugging it out with Jackson's troops at Brawner's Farm. Their previous title...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New Madminute Games Title

 Post subject: New Madminute Games Title
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1133


The folks at Madminute Games are working on a new title called Take Command: 2nd Manassas. Their previous game, Bull Run, is simply outstanding, so it is a safe bet that this one will be even better. Here is the blurb from their website: Regards, Conjotter Following up their award winning Take Comma...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Engine upgrades prioritized

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:16 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 15907


Hi Rich ... Thanks for asking!

1)Campaign encryption
2)Marching fatigue
3)Brigade combat effectiveness (BCE)

Regards, Conjotter
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