I had a bit of luck this week when I spent $5 at IMPRINT (http://members.iinet.net.au/~avalon11/index.htm) on the huge rulebook for Avalon Hill's Firepower and didn't receive it within the promised 24 hours. As a result, the site owner offered me two more games for free. I carefully chose games that I would be able to play on Vassal in the hopes of running them on this forum someday.
So now I'm hoping to be "Mr. Modern Warfare" or maybe "Mr. Cold War" by the end of the year. If anyone wants take a break from WWII and try something a little more modern (I'm partial to the '80s, myself), here are the games I'm hoping to get to know this year:
- Firepower (Avalon Hill): From Vietnam through the '80s, simulates real battles on a very small scale, including the Falklands War, Central American conflicts, SAS missions and much more
- MBT / IDF (Avalon Hill): Hypothetical armored simulations in '80s Europe or simulations of real Israeli battles in the '60s and '70s (same system)
- The Central Front Series (SPI), including BAOR, Hof Gap, Fifth Corp, North German Plain, and Donau Front: Larger scale simulations of hypothetical battles in '80s Europe
- Lock 'n Load: Heroes of the Gap (LNL): Squad-level simulations of hypothetical skirmishes in '80s Europe
- Lock 'n Load: A Day of Heroes (LNL): Specialized simulation of American special forces battling in Mogadishu, 1993 (Blackhawk Down)
Post a comment so I can get a sense of interest level over the coming months! Thanks.