Online Wargame Bootcamp at Pandemic Pacificon 2020
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The Wargame Bootcamp will be taking part in the Pandemic Pacificon Online convention from ​​4th-7th September 2020.

For more details on registration for Pandemic Pacificon refer to Pacificon Registration site and the Wargame Bootcamp thread here on BGG: Online Wargame Bootcamp at Pandemic Pacificon 4th-7th September 2020.

The Wargame Bootcamp will be online teaching and demoing a variety of great wargames to both grognards, returning wargamers, and newcomers to wargames. All are welcome.


Can I include a friend?

Certainly, please do so. We prefer to teach the games to as many folks as possible, and we'll only play them if we need to.


Wargames? They are all 2 player games with hexes and stuff.

Yup, there are many games like that, but we also have fun and fast multiplayer games, co-operative games and many other more choices.


What software do I need?
Discord will be used for audio communication and to live stream games in progress.
Vassal & Tabletop Simulator will be used to play the games.
Note: The attendees should download, install, and test the software before the con. It’s best if folks use the Discord applications/programs instead of the web client.
Headset: if you can, please use a headset. Always practice good online etiquette; e.g. mute and push-to-talk are great choices.

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1. Board Game: Imperial Struggle [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:1208]
Board Game: Imperial Struggle
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We will be demoing Imperial Struggle. There are modules for both Vassal & TTS.
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2. Board Game: Brave Little Belgium [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:6097]
Board Game: Brave Little Belgium
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Vassal module.
A fast & fun chit-pull game on the German invasion of Belgium in August 1914.
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3. Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:372]
Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?
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Available on a variety of online platforms, including early access on Steam. A great two-player asymmetrical game.
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4. Board Game: Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Board Game: Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition
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I was going to see if I could generate some interest in this game. There is a Vassal module for it. The game can have up to 5 players, anyone willing to play?
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5. Board Game: Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:976]
Board Game: Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes
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There is a TTS module for the fast introductory tile-pull game.
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6. Board Game: The Field of the Cloth of Gold [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:8628]
Board Game: The Field of the Cloth of Gold
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Not really a wargame. There are Kings involved.
A tight fast playing euro.

There is a TTS module.
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7. Board Game: Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles for Ypres [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:6751]
Board Game: Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles for Ypres
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I am not sure if the two other games in this series are on Vassal (or Table Top Simulator) but I still really like this game. The bloody grind later in the war, trying to coordinate your troops to cross that deadly space. will play one of the later war scenarios if anyone is interested.
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8. Board Game: World At War 85: Storming the Gap [Average Rating:8.94 Overall Rank:4223] [Average Rating:8.94 Unranked]
Board Game: World At War 85: Storming the Gap
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NATO v the Warsaw Pact in the mid-80's at the company-battalion level aka let's watch Tim's tanks brew up.


Vassal & TTS modules exist for this. The module for the Starter Kit is, funnily enough, a good place to start.
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9. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:142]
Board Game: Paths of Glory
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I have loved this game for years and will be happy to teach anyone who wants to learn one of the most iconic games of the War Game hobby.

I am in no way a master of strategy for this game but I know the rules very well
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Another of the War Game hobbies ground breaking games, I will happy to teach this game as well, I am again not a master Combat Commander strategist but will be happy to play anyone interested.
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11. Board Game: Campaign of Nations [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
Board Game: Campaign of Nations
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I easy to learn game loosely based on the Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War (Avalon Hill/MMP),set durning the 1813 Leipzig campaign.
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12. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:9] [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked]
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Lots of online play options with Steam, iOS, Android, Vassal, & Tabletop Simulator implementations.
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13. Board Game: The Siege of Orgun: Afghanistan, 1983 [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:7254]
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The Soviets versus the Afghans in the 80’s in this area based game. Cards add the flavor & uncertainty.

Modules exist for Vassal & Tabletop Simulator.
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14. Board Game: Cards Against Humanity [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:3968] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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In the evening, after a hard day pushing cardboard around, we will be having a wind-down social event entitled "Off-Duty with the Wargame Bootcamp". We can chit-chat or play lighter social games including my modification to CAH that goes by the name Cards Against Grognards. you don't have to play if this horrible game does not appeal.

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15. Board Game: Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944 [Average Rating:8.42 Overall Rank:6095]
Board Game: Crossing the Line: Aachen 1944
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I have been going over this the past day or two and would like to give it a go if anyone interested.
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16. Board Game: Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4024]
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Vassal module
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17. Board Game: Battle for Moscow: Operation Typhoon October-December, 1941 [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:4084]
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Playable solo or as a hotseat 2-player game (using the same browser)
https://oberlabs.com/b4m/
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Open gaming

There are open gaming events scheduled for each day. This is where folks can gather and organize games with other attendees. These are not really Wargame Bootcamp events but they are under our banner for visibility purposes.

On the Pacificon site on Warhorn.net site look for events entitled "Open board wargames at the Wargame Bootcamp"


 
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