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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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TOAW III – Why traditional wargames are still popular

My first article published at ‘The Wargamer’; more to follow I hope.

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November 16, 2013 · 15:35

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

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Keep TOAW III supported – Petition

After many sleepless nights during the ‘tweaking’ of Joao Lima’s brilliant Kharkov ’43, I finally decided, for reasons known of the TOAW III gaming community, to post my first ever online petition. I hope I can count on your support! I am not affiliated with neither Norm Koeger nor Matrix Games or intend to make any profit or whatsoever. For the TOAW III community only!

Here’s the link to the online petition: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/matrix-games-keep-toaw-iii-supported

Regards,

Klink, Oberst

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Upcoming ‘Schwerpunkt Kharkov’ project

ImageYes my friends, it has been awhile since ye’ole Oberst posted something at the Gefechtsstand. Been around and about and while on pork chop island and the average temperatures reach 35°C (95F) and an unbearable humidity, I decided to finalize the updated version of Kharkov ’43 (5km/1day) and plan for the upcoming monster project I shall call ‘Schwerpunkt Kharkov’ that will cover the battles of ’41, ’42 and the two battles around this important Ukrainian city in ’43. A BIG thank you to Rick who created the map, 2.5km/hex for the whole area! You have to see it to believe it!

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How to… – Part 4

Another, alas even more time consuming way to present an AAR is… Make a movie with slides and use the ‘Ken Burns effect‘!

The result below is just a test, a crude one… But it should give you an idea what’s possible in order to create an informative & exciting AAR!

Again, this is just a very crude version.

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How to… – Part 3

You noticed that using screenshots and extracts from the sit-rep file from TOAW can be quite useful for the visualisation of an AAR. There are also tools available from members of the huge TOAW community that do just that. One example is the so called Combat Loss Viewer from L. Fulkerson. It uses the .CSV file from the sit-rep and the result looks like that –

Pretty neat, isn’t it? You can use those visualisations for the major battles or the ones that are important for your AAR.

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