Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pakistan-India War of 1965-The Battle of Assal Uttar

Currently being designed is a company\battalion level game on a battle that was the largest tank battle since WW2. The Pakistani armor division, armed with M48 tanks, conducted a surprise attack into India near Khem Karan and for the next 10 days, bitter tank battles occurred as the Pakistanis attempted to cut-off the Indian 11th Corps in a Rommel-like blitz!

Democratic Presidential Candidates

As I watch the 2008 election spin and boil, there seems to be little doubt that Hilary Clinton or Obama will be the Democratic candidates. The next question is, will they form a team with Obama as the VP on a ticket. If this occurs, I think the Republicans will have a tough time winning the election. The Republicans have no clear runner to challenge yet. I am like many Americans, I vote for the candidate and issues, not the party. President Bush has really made it hard for the Repblicans to win the White House again.

Remagen 1945, Kakhovka 1920

Since my last post, two games have come out:

Kakhovka: Wrangel's Kursk, Oct 14, 1920. This depicts the largest use of tanks in the Russian Civil War and also the last major battle! The game is very intesting set piece and really was a kind of Kursk in some ways.

Remagen 1945 depicts the battle of luck using a point to point system. Luck because the US found a bridge over the Rhine and despite the Germans tossing V2 rockets, jet bombers, JagdTiger tanks, and sending SS frogmen to destroy it, it was all unsuccessful. The game shows what happened and could have happened had luck turned, even a little, in the German favor! Very interesting. It is nothing at all like the old SPI game. It is way more accurate and tense.

Being tested now is Operation Westindien 1942- a U-boat game on the battle for the Caribbean. This is also a point to point game and depicts how vital the refineries and oil was in the Aruba area.