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What a random happenstance - that the day I decide to reinstall... (31st Aug 2016)

What a random happenstance - that the day I decide to reinstall and replay the fantastic Battle of the Bulge wargame Slitherine release a statement that they are bringing the second game in the same line; Drive on Moscow to the PC as well!With BotB I wait ... Read More

Re-downloaded World of Warplanes, and gave it another go. My... (7th Jul 2016)

Re-downloaded World of Warplanes, and gave it another go. My opinion stands firm, that the game itself isn’t as bad as the reputation it gets, but dogfighting in the air just isn’t as fun and varied as tank battle.The one thing that makes me wonder the mo ... Read More

Not only did I just beat the A.I. in Twilight Struggle, a feat... (12th Jun 2016)

Not only did I just beat the A.I. in Twilight Struggle, a feat for which I am extremely proud of myself, but I did it using a devious plan that actually proceeded just as I had envisioned! Trust me, nobody is as confused by this as me!Let me walk you thro ... Read More

I hope the apparent server issues StoneBlade are having with the... (1st Jun 2016)

I hope the apparent server issues StoneBlade are having with the release of SolForge isn’t scaring away potential new players…It took me minutes to get into the game, and even going from page to page in the menus took me minutes, so I didn’t even dare try ... Read More

Continuing on my strategy-gaming roll I got back into the... (28th May 2016)

Continuing on my strategy-gaming roll I got back into the fantastic Unity of Command from 2x2 Games. I started a new campaign with the Black Turn: Operation Barbarossa 1941 DLC, and it has been going quite well. I still have about four scenarios to comple ... Read More

Twilight Struggle on PC (22nd Apr 2016)

I’ve had the boardgame version of Twilight Struggle for forever. If I recall correctly I bought it off GMT Games’ P500-prepurchase-program back in the days. I haven’t really found the opportunity to play it very many times though. It’s not a heavy game in ... Read More

First impressions of the Germany DLC (out today!) to Train Valley: Bloody difficult, but I like... (7th Apr 2016)

First impressions of the Germany DLC (out today!) to Train Valley: Bloody difficult, but I like it!The thing I have the most difficulties with is the bonus achievements - some of them require you to actually fail, sending trains to the wrong stations or a ... Read More

Downloaded and played a bit of Path of Exile. I tried it earlier, maybe a year-or-so ago and it... (20th Mar 2016)

Downloaded and played a bit of Path of Exile. I tried it earlier, maybe a year-or-so ago and it didn’t really hit home. Main issue probably that I don’t really enjoy those Diablo/Torchlight, top-down, hack-and-slash loot-em-ups to begin with. Path of Exil ... Read More

Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan (14th Mar 2016)

Back when I was more actively into hex-and-counter wargaming, I tried to make my collection as diverse as possible. I tried including as many eras and themes as I could, spreading out in mechanics, publishers and designers as well. Naturally most of my ga ... Read More

One could say I’m a “trackmaniac”… Years and years ago I... (12th Mar 2016)

One could say I’m a “trackmaniac”… Years and years ago I got into TrackMania Nations Forever, the free-to-play racing game from Nadeo which was all about perfecting your racelines, and not getting your otherwise perfect lap ruined by getting rammed in the ... Read More

I’ve been in a boardgaming frame-of-mind lately. Mostly wargames, as mentioned in previous posts -... (10th Mar 2016)

I’ve been in a boardgaming frame-of-mind lately. Mostly wargames, as mentioned in previous posts - but also boardgames in general. These past few days I’ve spent more time on Boardgamegeek again… There actually was a time when 75% of my webhistory ... Read More

Here we go!Starting the first (of very, very many, I presume?)... (7th Mar 2016)

Here we go!Starting the first (of very, very many, I presume?) logfile in a Play-by-email game of A Victory Lost against Pete over Vassal. The game was organized through a geeklist at Boardgamegeek.I’ve had AVL in my shelf for a decade - i pre-ordered it ... Read More

Rebirth of a Wargamer (3rd Mar 2016)

Years and years ago, this blog was called “Chronicles of a Wargamer”. I used to love playing those “old-time” chit-and-counter wargames and managed to gather up quite the collection of games, most of which sadly remain un-played to this day. At some point ... Read More

Frozen Synapse 2 (10th Feb 2016)

Frozen Synapse 2: Holy… Hopefully fantastic sequel to an awesome game… Batman..!Open world? Nervous Testpilot doing the music again? Shut up and take my money! ... Read More

Recently got back into Banished, after I stumbled upon it in a... (16th Jan 2016)

Recently got back into Banished, after I stumbled upon it in a Youtube-clip. Played a lot of it a while back, and now that I’m back in, I can’t stop playing.For me it has hit that sweet-spot with the right balance of complexity and depth with accessabilit ... Read More

World of Tanks New Year's Gift 2016 (25th Dec 2015)

World of Tanks New Year's Gift 2016: “All you have to do…”, they said, “…is log in…”, they continued, “…and win a battle”.“Easy peasy”, I said. “Just win a battle. One single battle.”, I said. “Any battle!”…fast forward a while…F&#K THE F%&#¤NG F&#KERS!!! ... Read More

Are you looking for Train Simulator or Transport Tycoon? Don’t... (26th Nov 2015)

Are you looking for Train Simulator or Transport Tycoon? Don’t look here, because Train Valley is neither of them, although looks may deceive you into thinking so…Train Valley feels like the lovechild of Mini Metro and the boardgame version of Railro ... Read More

Every now and then you just stumble on something awesome. A few... (26th Sep 2015)

Every now and then you just stumble on something awesome. A few hours ago I had never heard of Concrete Jungle, now I can’t stop playing…I’m having a bit of an issue trying to explain what the game is actually about. It might look like a city building ... Read More

WTF, Victory Command? You start by installing 5 updates, and... (16th Aug 2015)

WTF, Victory Command? You start by installing 5 updates, and then tell me the game is presently unavailable? Wouldn’t one update with a splash screen be sufficient for that purpose?Just my luck… As I find the one RTS I can wrap my head around you pull it… ... Read More

I’m really hoping Mini Metro will get awesome audio when it... (29th Jul 2015)

I’m really hoping Mini Metro will get awesome audio when it finally gets added. It’s already a fantastic casual-to-bloody-stressful game with Spotify on in the background.Having said that, Saint Petersburg is bloody difficult - I’m stuck at sub-300 pas ... Read More

Games I bought on the Steam SummerSale of 2015 #3: Running With Rifles (1st Jul 2015)

Out of all the games I bought in the Steam Summer Sale, Running with Rifles is the one I’ve played the most of so far, mostly because of it’s co-op nature and the fact that my brothers also have it.What’s perhaps the most funny about Running with Rifles i ... Read More

It’s been a Blast Automaton! | Scrolls (30th Jun 2015)

It’s been a Blast Automaton! | Scrolls: Can’t say I’m terribly surprised by this, Scrolls shutting down. It had great potential, was quite innovative and well done.It never seemed to gather the playerbase, though. I don’t know if the reason was that it wa ... Read More

Games I bought on the Steam SummerSale of 2015 #2: Offworld Trading Company (28th Jun 2015)

I used to play tons of M.U.L.E. on my Commodore 64 back in the days. It was one of my favorite games back then, and about the first one I boot up when I hook up my old C64 to the TV about once a year. This is why I nearly fell out of my chair from excitem ... Read More

Games I bought on the Steam SummerSale of 2015 #1: TransOcean: The Shipping Company (24th Jun 2015)

For the first half of this year’s epic Steam Summer Sale it seemed like I wouldn’t find any games to buy. Not that there weren’t any good games at great discounts, but I’m at that point of my Steam library where I had most of them. I did end up buying the ... Read More

Some indie devs already feeling a negative impact from Steam refund policy (7th Jun 2015)

Some indie devs already feeling a negative impact from Steam refund policy: Not a big surprise that Valve’s new refund-policy could be gamed. Sadly it seems it’s the little guys who get screwed the most… ... Read More

What-what!? A real-time strategy game where I saw success..? It... (31st May 2015)

What-what!? A real-time strategy game where I saw success..? It can’t be. I usually suck (more than usual) at RTS:s, and even more at LoL/DOTA2-style multiplayer online battle arena-games, so when I read about a RTS-MOBA-mix of a game that is Victory Co ... Read More

Operation Bloodhound (31st May 2015)

Is it just me or are the missions in Operation Bloodhound a lot harder than the missions were in Operation Vanguard? ... Read More

Play World of Tanks Generals Now! (25th May 2015)

Play World of Tanks Generals Now!: Seems World of Tanks: Generals went into open beta. This is a game I didn’t have the time to really get into while I was involved in the closed beta. From what little I played, it does have potential to be a great casual ... Read More

Oh, how I wish this was a spoof, a bad sketch from Last Week... (23rd May 2015)

Oh, how I wish this was a spoof, a bad sketch from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver… Now I feel like I need surgery to remove the palm from my face.This is, of course, based on the truly magnificent short film “Pixels” by Patrick Jean. I am a gamer, I’v ... Read More

I have yet to win a game of World of Tanks: Generals by beating... (2nd May 2015)

I have yet to win a game of World of Tanks: Generals by beating the opponent. I have two victories from the other player timing out either from disconnecting (I haven’t had any issues, but beta is beta…) or rage-quitting.I still don’t know what I’m doing ... Read More

I tried playing through Half Life 2 a few years ago but for some... (18th Apr 2015)

I tried playing through Half Life 2 a few years ago but for some reason stopped at some point. As AnderZel started a playthrough on his channel I got re-inspired and re-installed and re-started. Maybe this time I’ll get to the end..? ... Read More

uberfacts:#UberFactsThis is completely... (17th Apr 2015)

uberfacts:#UberFactsThis is completely understandable… ... Read More

The more I play around in Vassal (both the game engine and the... (5th Apr 2015)

The more I play around in Vassal (both the game engine and the module editor) the more I like it. It’s extremely versatile and yet somewhat simple to create in.It’s not perfect, though. It would need some kind of chat-rooms or IRC-channels where players c ... Read More

Just had my first ever competitive match in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We lost the match... (4th Apr 2015)

Just had my first ever competitive match in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We lost the match (16-6 if I recall correctly) and I was last on my team. Not by a large margin, but last nevertheless.I wasn’t yelled at, called a n00b, teamkilled or kicked, s ... Read More

I just made my first module in Tabletop Simulator. I downloaded... (3rd Apr 2015)

I just made my first module in Tabletop Simulator. I downloaded the graphics for the print-and-play game Richthofen from Boardgamegeek, just so that I could experiment with how to do it. I also started to make it in Vassal, but that one is a whole lot m ... Read More

Got into Tabletop Simulator, and played a fantastic game of the... (29th Mar 2015)

Got into Tabletop Simulator, and played a fantastic game of the legendary Tigris & Euphrates, one of the all-time top games on Boardgamegeek. I own a copy of this, actually have it in my shelf within arms reach of my computer desk - which is good as we ... Read More

Offworld Trading Company™ on Steam (22nd Feb 2015)

Offworld Trading Company™ on Steam: Rekindle humanity’s adventurous spirit by leaving the tired Earth to find new fortunes in the untapped resources of Mars in Offworld Trading Company, the economic real-time strategy game from Civilization IV designer So ... Read More

I have never... (15th Feb 2015)

I have never played any Mario Kart game, but just played a few rounds of F1 Race Stars, and it feels like it would be close enough, and quite fun. I hope the multiplayer isn’t dead…Pick it up via Bundle Stars if you’re interested! 75% of ... Read More

Free Music Archive: Gamml - C64 International Karate (Rock) (1st Feb 2015)

Free Music Archive: Gamml - C64 International Karate (Rock): Did you have a Commodore 64 at any point? Then you’ll love this song! I have it on repeat. Over and over and over again… ... Read More

The fantastic World of Warships is still under NDA, but it seems... (26th Jan 2015)

The fantastic World of Warships is still under NDA, but it seems the Mighty Jingles has been given special permission for this one film, so here’s some gameplay footage of WoWs for the first time.Just like the Jingles, I’m really excited about this game. ... Read More

Three card game alternatives to Hearthstone (24th Jan 2015)

Three card game alternatives to Hearthstone: We talk a lot about Hearthstone, but here are a few other CCGs worth trying.I tried Hearthstone, played it for an hour or two, but I never got bitten by the bug, as so many others seems to have. Although it is ... Read More

I hate to admit it - but I might have to clean up my... (22nd Jan 2015)

I hate to admit it - but I might have to clean up my desk…Don’t tell my girlfriend I said so…My father had a sign in his office: “A Clean Desk is the SIgn of a Sick Mind” ... Read More

(APOLOGIES FOR NON-GAMING POST…)So it turns out I could get a 4G LTE mobile broadband... (14th Jan 2015)

(APOLOGIES FOR NON-GAMING POST…)So it turns out I could get a 4G LTE mobile broadband connection to replace my ADSL here at home. My ADSL is sold as 24 down 1 up, but in actuality I get about 10-14 down, 0.7 up… The 4G LTE is advertised as 5-8 ... Read More

THEMOSSE's TOP 6 GAMES PLAYED IN 2014 (12th Jan 2015)

I set out to do a video for my Top 6 games played in 2014; wrote it, gathered video-clips and made some graphics. Then I put everything together in my video editor and it threw up. Every time I made even the slightest adjustment or activated a text-field ... Read More

Just played through Valiant Hearts: The Great... (1st Jan 2015)

Just played through Valiant Hearts: The Great War…Wow… Just wow! It’s a fantastic story, a fantastic game and very well made. It took me just under six hours to complete, not being in any rush. ... Read More

Decided to get back into World of Warplanes after a longer... (22nd Dec 2014)

Decided to get back into World of Warplanes after a longer break. This is a game I really want to like, and try to like. Although I for some reason enjoy playing it more than the rival War Thunder, I just can’t get into the dogfighting. Flying… no, sc ... Read More

I’ve been away from SpyParty for a while, and holy sh*t it’s looking good nowadays! (16th Dec 2014)

I’ve been away from SpyParty for a while, and holy sh*t it’s looking good nowadays! ... Read More

Say what you will about the game, but War Thunder brings the... (2nd Dec 2014)

Say what you will about the game, but War Thunder brings the best trailers… Horribly beautiful! ... Read More

Watching the Dreamhack Winter 2014 Counter-Strike: Global... (27th Nov 2014)

Watching the Dreamhack Winter 2014 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament on Twitch, via Chromecast, on my big-screen TV in the living room…(Yeah, my girlfriend is outdoors… :-)) ... Read More

After a local gaming group got me back into Counter-Strike:... (20th Nov 2014)

After a local gaming group got me back into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a while ago I’ve been playing quite a lot of it. I even bought into Operation Vanguard, giving access to missions and a handful of upvoted community-made maps. I think good map-m ... Read More