are the games available on this website. All
are available using Adobe Acrobat.
counters and cards:
of the games come with counter or card sheets.
Turning them into counters or cards is simple.
First head out to the nearest office supply mega-store and buy art board
and spray adhesive. (Alternatively,
buy adhesive-backed paper instead of spray adhesive.) Get thicker
board for counters, thinner for cards. Next,
print out the card or counter sheet. Third,
spray the back of the sheet with the spray adhesive, Fourth, carefully stick the
sheet to the board. Finally, using
scissors or an X-acto knife and a metal ruler, cut out the counters or cards.
As an alternative to art board, you can get small colored wooden blocks
from Columbia Games -- perfect for "fog of war" games where unit
identities are hidden from the opposing player but visible to the player owning
As an alternative to art board, you can get small colored wooden blocks from Columbia Games -- perfect for "fog of war" games where unit identities are hidden from the opposing player but visible to the player owning the unit.
to link "Dark Seas" with "Fire on the Waters," a redo
of the "Carrier Clashes" Harpoon-Vigorous scenario after having read
Vincent O'Hara's "In Passage Perilous" (which I recommend), and a high
level "Red versus Blue" game broadly based on the American-Japanese
conflict in the Pacific.
Fire on the Waters Fire From the Skies Surface Action Togo Tonnage War Random Event Cards Sea Wings Tonnage War Solitaire Coal, and the Kaiser Dark Seas Carrier Clashes Simple Wings Down in Flames House Rules Fires of Space
Small Arms of the Spanish Civil War - One naval aspect of the Spanish Civil War was the importation by both sides of large quantities of small arms. This article attempts to trace the types of small arms delivered to both sides.
Carrier Defense in the Pacific War - A look at how the USN and the IJN attempted to defend their carriers in 1942, by the numbers.
Japan's Oil Puzzle - A study I did on Japan's oil problems in World War II.
A Tale of Two Doctrines - An old study of mine on Japanese and American surface warfare tactics in World War II.
Cat and Mouse - Shipwreck Scenario