WARGAME ACADEMY; Resource for Historical Boardgaming Simulation

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Updated 141208

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DEPARTMENTS BY GAME TITLE

  1. 1776; TAHGC
  2. 1914-914; TAHGC
  3. Afrika Korps-AFK; TAHGC 1964
  4. Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit-ASK; MMP 2004
  5. A House Divided-AHD GDW 1981; Phalanx 1989; Mayfair
  6. Air Force/Dauntless-AFD; Battleline TAHGC 1976/1977
  7. Anzio-ANZ; TAHGC 1974
  8. Atlantic Wall-ATW ; SPI 1979
  9. Axis & Allies -A&A; HBR
    1. Bulge-AAB; HBR
    2. Classic-AAC; 3M/HBR
    3. D-Day-AAD; HBR
    4. Europe-AAE; HBR
    5. Pacific-AAP; HBR
  10. Battle Cry-BCR; TAHGC
  11. Battle For Germany-BFG; SPI 1974/ DG 1994
  12. Battle of the Bulge-B81; TAHGC B65 B81
  13. Bloody April-BAP; SPI 1978
  14. Blitzkrieg-BZK; TAHGC 1965
  15. Bobby Lee-BBL; Columbia Games
  16. Breakout Normandy; TAHGC 1993
  17. Campaign for North Africa -CNA; SPI 1978
  18. The Civil War-CVW; VG 1983
  19. Cobra-COB; SPI/TSR 19##
  20. Crescendo of Doom-COD; TAHGC-1980
    ( See Squad Leader Academy)
  21. Cross of Iron-COI; TAHGC 1977
    ( See Squad Leader Academy)
  22. Cross of Iron Campaign-COIC aka Order of Glory (WGA internal design)
  23. Crusaders Rex-CRX; Columbia Games
  24. Deluxe Bitter Woods-DBW; TAHGC 1998/L2DG 2003
  25. Diplomacy-DIP; 1958, TAHGC 19##
  26. East Front-EFT; Columbia Games 1991
  27. Europa Eastern Front-EEF (WGA internal Design)
    1. Fire in the East-FITE; GDW 1984
    2. Scorched Earth-SCE; GDW 1987
    3. The Urals-TUR; GDW 1989
  28. Flattop-FLT; BTL/TAHGC 1981
  29. For the People -FTP; TAHGC 1998; GMT 2000
  30. Fortress America - FAM; 3M
  31. Fortress Europa-FSE; TAHGC 1980
  32. France 1940-F40; TAHGC 1972
  33. Fuedal-FDL; TAHGC/3M 1967
  34. Gangsters-GSR; Avalon Hill
  35. Gettysburg 5th edition-G88; TAHGC 1988
  36. Gettysburg: Badges of Courage-GBC; Columbia Games
  37. GI:Anvil of Victory-GIA; TAHGC 1982
    ( See Squad Leader Academy)
  38. GI:Anvil of Victory Campaign-GIAC aka Silver Star (WGA internal design
  39. Guns of August-GOA; TAHGC 1985
  40. Highway to the Reich-HWR; SPI 1977
  41. Hitler's War-HTW; TAHGC 1984
  42. Julius Caesar; Columbia Games
  43. Kingmaker-KGM; TAHGC 1975
  44. Knights of the Air-KTA; TAHGC 1986
  45. Liberty-LIB; Columbia Games
  46. Luftwaffe-LFW; TAHGC 1971
  47. Manifest Destiny-MFD; 2005 GMT
  48. Midway-MDW; 1964, 1991 TAHGC; WGA CAMPAIGN
  49. Monty's Gamble-MTG; MMP 2003
  50. Nations at War-NAP (WGA internal design) 
  51. No Retreat!-NRT; VPG 2008
  52. Operation Crusader-OCD; GDW 1978
  53. Operation Typhoon-OTY SPI 1978
  54. Order of Glory-OOG (WGA internal design)
  55. Origins of WWII-OW2; TAHGC
  56. Pacific Victory-PCV; Columbia Games
  57. Pacific War-PCW; VG 1985
  58. Computer PACIFIC WAR-cPCW; SSI/Matrix Games
  59. PanzerBlitz-PZB TAHGC 1971
  60. Panzergruppe Guderian-PGG; SPI 1976; TAHGC ####
  61. PanzerLeader-PZL; TAHGC 1974
  62. Paths of Glory-POG
  63. Patton's Best-PTB ; TAHGC 1987
  64. Richthofen's War-RTW; TAHGC 1971
  65. The Longest Day-TLD TAHGC 1980
  66. Russia Beseiged-RBS; L2 Design Group 2004
  67. The Russian Campaign-TRC TAHGC 1976; L2 Design 2003
  68. Russian Front-RFT TAHGC 1985
  69. Shenendoah-SHD; Columbia Games
  70. Shiloh-SHL; Columbia Games
  71. Silver Star-SVS (WGA internal design)
  72. Squad Leader-SQL; TAHGC 1977
    (See Squad Leader Academy)
  73. Starship Troopers-SST; TAHGC 1976
  74. Struggle of Nations-SON; TAHGC 1981
  75. Supremacy-SUP
  76. Tank Leader-WEG
    1. Eastern Front Tank Leader
    2. Western Front Tank Leader
    3. Desert Steel Tank Leader
  77. Terrible Swift Sword-TSS; SPI 1976 TSR 1986
  78. Third Reich-3R4 ; TAHGC 1974
  79. Tobruk-TOK; TAHGC 1975
  80. Turning Point Stalingrad; TAHGC 1989
  81. Twilight Struggle; GMT 2005
  82. (Computer) Uncommon Valor-cUCV; Matrix Games
  83. Up Front; TAHGC 1989
  84. V for Victory Series-V4V; 360/ATG
    1. Utah Beach-VVB
    2. Velikiye Luki-VVV
    3. Market Garden-VVM
    4. Gold-Sword-Juno-VVG
  85. Victory in the Pacific-VIP; TAHGC 1981
  86. Wacht am Rhein-WAR; SPI 1977
  87. War And Peace-WAP TAHGC 1980
  88. War At Sea-WAS; Jedco/TAHGC 1972
  89. War Between the States-WBS; SPI 1977
  90. War in Europe-WIE; SPI/DG
    1. War in the East-WITE; SPI-1974
    2. War in the West_WITW ; SPI-1976
    3. War in Europe-BWIE SPI 1976 DG 1998
    4. Computer War in Europe-CWIE; DG (DOS)
    5. Computer War In Europe-CWIE2; DG; Beta Test (Windows-2009)
  91. War in the Pacific -WIP SPI 1978
  92. (Computer) War in the Pacific-cWITP; Matrix Games
  93. (Computer) War in Russia-cWIR; SSI/Matrix Games
  94. Waterloo-WAT; TAHGC
  95. Wooden Ships & Iron Men-WSM
  96. WWII: ETO-WW2; SPI
  97. World At War Series-W@W; ATG/TAHGC
    1. Crusader-WWC
    2. Stalingrad-WWS
    3. America Invades-WWA
  98. World in Flames-WIF; ADG
  99. Yalu-YAL; CFG 1977

Publisher Key

 
ABBR
GAME COMPANY
  360 360 Pacific
  ADG Australian Design Group
  ATG Atomic Games
  AVP Avalanche Press
  BTL Battleline
  CFG

Conflict Games

  CLG Columbia Games
  DG Decision Games
  GDW Game Designers' Workshop
  GMT GMT Games
  HBR Hasbro
  L2D L2 Design Group
  MTX Matrix Games
  MMP Multiman Publishing
  SPI Simulations Publications, Inc
  SSI Strategic Simulations Inc
  TAHGC The Avalon Hill Game Company
  SSG Strategic Studies Group
  VG Victory Games
  VPG Victory Point Games
  WEG West End Games
  WGA Wargame Academy

WARGAME ACADEMY VASSAL MODULES WITH CONTRIBUTOR STATUS


  • 5= Enhanced/Complete
  • 4 = Functional
  • 3 = Late Configuration Stage
  • 2 = Mid Configuration Stage
  • 1= Early Configuration (i.e map only)
  • 0 = Identified Project

WGA VASSAL MODULE COMPLETE

5 [AFK] AFRIKA KORPS
5 [BFG] BATTLE FOR GERMANY
5 [CVW] THE CIVIL WAR
5 [DBW] DELUXE BITTER WOODS
5 [FSE] FORTRESS EUROPA
5 [F40]FRANCE 1940
5 [G88] GETTYSBURG, 1988 Edition
5 [PZB/PZL] PANZERBLITZ/PANZERLEADER
5 [PGG] PANZERGRUPPE GUDERIAN
5 [RFT] RUSSIAN FRONT
5 [SQL] VIRTUAL SQUAD LEADER [SQL, COI, COD, GIA]
5 [TRC] THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN, 3RD
5 [TRC4] THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN 4TH
5 [VIP] VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC
5 [WAS] WAR AT SEA
5 [WBS] WAR BETWEEN THE STATES


WGA VASSAL MODULES IN PROGRESS

3 [AHD] A HOUSE DIVIDED
3 [AIW] ARAB ISRAELI WARS
0 [CNA] CAMPAIGN FOR NORTH AFRICA
0 [EEF] EUROPA EAST FRONT (FIRE IN THE EAST, SCORCHED EARTH, THE URALS)
4 [FDL] FUEDAL
3 [FLT] FLAT TOP
4 [GOA] GUNS OF AUGUST
1 [HWR] HIGHWAY TO THE REICH;
4 [LFT] LUFTWAFFE
4 [M64] MIDWAY 1964 ED
1 [OTY] OPERATION TYPHOON
4 [SST] STARSHIP TROOPERS
3 [TLD] THE LONGEST DAY
1 [TSS] TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD
2 [WITE] WAR IN THE EAST 1ST ED;
4 [WSM] WOODEN SHIPS & IRON MEN


CURRENT WGA VASSAL Projects

  1. Complete module for Tom Oleson's revised ANZIO module.
  2. Complete A HOUSE DIVIDED Vassal module.
  3. Generate Gangsters module

OTHER WGA PROJECTS

  1. Scrub Squad Leader Series compiled Questions & Answers
  2. Generating SQLA Tournament edition rulebooks for Squad Leader, Cross of Iron, Crescendo of Doom & GI: Anvil of Victory.

 

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WARGAME NEWS


WGA ADMINISTERED TOURNAMENTS

  • BPA Squad Leader Series Tournament at the 2014 World Boardgame Championships Lancaster, PA; August 04-August-10. Link to SQLS Tournament documentation (PDF download)
  • A new Squad Leader series PBEM events is completed in February 2011; Pete Pollard was the victor; Scott Bramley claimed the title of First Place Loser. See Squad Leader Academy

CONVENTION CALENDAR

Not a comprehensive list, simply those I ideally would attend annually if real life permits.

  • .Prezcon 2014; aka the Winter Nationals; Convention Director-Justin Thompson
    [February 26-March 2; Charlottesville, VA]. Tournaments in 50+ game titles spanning wargames, sports games, eurogames, etc.
  • Midwest Open 2014: Victory in the Pacific specific; 6x5 hour rounds with Top Tier VIP opposition; Tournament Director-Glenn Petroski; {March 1-2; Kenosha, WI}
  • ComsimWorld Expo 2014; featuring MonsterGame.CON XIV. [May 21-May 31, 2014; Tempe, Arizona]. Monster games in terms of SPI size; those that may take multiple days or the entire week to play
  • The 2014 Advanced Squad Leader Texas Team Tournament; 22nd consecutive years of some of the best ASL times around. [2014; Round Rock, TX]. Links to other ASL events within website.
  • World Boardgame Championships 2014; The BPA’s largest event is the annual World Boardgaming Championships® (WBC) where about 1,300+ people from around the world compete to be named champion of their favorite games. 100+ Century Game tournaments; scores of othe tournament game titles. Convention Director-Don Greenwood
    [August 04-August 10; Lancaster, PA]

RESOURCE INDEX

  1. Wargame Academy (WGA) Mission Statement
  2. AREA RATING SYSTEM For those who can't play for the fun of it. Submit a Squad Leader series claim on-line
  3. SQUAD LEADER ACADEMY SQL, COI, COD, GIA Player Development
  4. Other Key Wargame Pages
  5. Who is WGA?
  6. WGA Human Talent and Resources; expertise in various areas. It is not important to know all information but is more valuable to know where to find it.
  7. WGA Play by Graphics (PBG) Email Interest groups. Work groups to product PBG toolsets by game title; sign up if interested in joining. These are work groups. In cases where copyrights/licensing can not be resolved to allow released to the Public Domain, the resulting products are for the exclusive use of the PIG group who developed it.
  8. Wargame Face-To-Face (FTF) Event Calendar
  9. Standard Game Abbreviations
  10. Rare Game Resource Buy ,Sell or Trade games or related books.
  11. WGA Reference Library; Recommended hardcopy for gamers and game developers. Many are rare/out of print. Use to have many more but they were 'borrowed'.
  12. Links to 'In Print' Wargame publications; Boardgamer; Line of Departure
  13. Out Of Print Wargame publications; Shared recourses for game developers. Downloadable zip file of a Microsoft Excel. Partial index of: ASL Annuals; Adventure Gaming, Battleplan, Boardgamer; Boardgame Journal, Command; Campaign; Europa News, Fire & Movement; General; Grenadier; Jagdpanther, Line of Departure, Moves; Outpost, On All Fronts; Phoenix, Simulcrum, Run5; Squad Leader Academy; Strategy & Tactics; TAHGC Guide to XXX, Wargamers Digest; Wargamer; The Wargamer; Zones of Control. UPDATED 031113. WGA seeks internal trading partners to argument respective collections.
  14. PBG-Play By Graphics Tools for Email Play
  15. PBB(play by browser) ; examples of games in progress; both game map and corresponding email log files
  16. Probability Tables
  17. Current WGA projects ; Volunteers always welcome
  18. Help locate MIA opponents, AREA participants and friends
  19. Military History Examination: What do you actually know
  20. Article: The Fall and Rise of Wargaming; Alan Emrich. Originally published in  Fire & Movement; Number 67; August 1990. A good analysis of the decline of the Hobby to its current endangered state. Unfortunately, several of the existing 'For Profit' Game Companies continue the strategy that is unnecessarily hastening the death of this hobby.

Bill Thomson specific

 

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