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Lord Ashram18 Nov 2013 8:35 a.m. PST


Hey all!

Well, here they are… the games from Fall In!


I originally posted these elsewhere, but realized that I really needed a lot more info on the games themselves, so posted them here too. So if you see your game, or played in one that I got a photo of, please fill me in! I numbered all the photos, so if anyone has more info, please do share. The GMs did a great job this year!



Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 9:08 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing!

Oddball18 Nov 2013 9:09 a.m. PST

The Samurai game was stunning to look at.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

morrigan Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 10:48 a.m. PST

Interesting. One of the claims of computer moderated games is that they eliminate clutter like rule books, charts etc. And yet, in many of the Carnage and Glory photos, all of that stuff is present.

A Twiningham Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 11:46 a.m. PST

Morrigan, I think that is due to these being convention games full of people new to the rules.

Duc de Limbourg Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 11:59 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing, some splendid looking games

Ligniere Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 12:37 p.m. PST


One of the claims of computer moderated games is that they eliminate clutter like rule books, charts etc.

There are no rule books on the table and the charts are only 5" x 8 1/2". Players do receive an order of battle and a scenario map though – perhaps that's what you consider clutter.


Lord Ashram18 Nov 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

Yeah, having played a Carnage and Glory game each year, it is definitely a clutter free sort of game. Sure, they hand you a little index card so the newbies can check their ranges and stuff, and everyone has an Order of Battle, but otherwise there isn't a lot there. And it does play well… a very "top down" tactical feeling sort of game, which leaves you feeling very much like an overall commander.

Duc de Limbourg Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 1:49 p.m. PST

I agree with that, but as we are only two who play napoleonic, one of us was always sitting behind the laptop which just didn't give a wargame feeling.

And the dice, the dice, we missed the dice.

We had no problem with the rules themselves; they worked good. We als found that preparation was a lot more then for other games.

Rogues118 Nov 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

I played in the Samuri game run by Don Manser usinig his figures and figures from the late Dave Koslow (a tribute game). It was a beautiful game, great looking figures and terrain and a really nice streamlined ruleset. We played almost 9 full turns in a little under 2 hours to a pretty fair resolution (Don is an excellent GM). I hope that he runs it again in the future at a local Game Day. I will definitely play that game again.

Charlie 12 Inactive Member18 Nov 2013 8:52 p.m. PST

The Samurai game looks spectacular! And beautiful! If ever there was a period I'd love to jump into, it would be that. (But my pitiful painting skills don't come anywhere near to doing it justice…).

janner Inactive Member19 Nov 2013 12:21 a.m. PST

A feast of Perrys – at least that sounds like an appropriate collective noun :-)

clarkeshire Inactive Member19 Nov 2013 10:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing the pics…



FlyXwire19 Nov 2013 2:49 p.m. PST

Great stuff LA!

Appreciate you taking out the time to shoot the photos, and then for the heads-up here.

Lord Ashram19 Nov 2013 6:09 p.m. PST

My pleasure, although I can't lie, that camera stinks:). I went out once over the weekend without it and I felt SO free!:)

Don Manser23 Nov 2013 8:02 a.m. PST

>>>Don, not sure if the samurai game you are speaking of is the one I got a bunch of photos of, but if so, bravo… One of the best looking games I saw the whole weekend, if not THE best looking.

Thanks LA and everyone who commented for the kind words and great pictures. It was a fun game to run and I'm glad you and others liked it. I wish I hadn't been travelling on business or I would have been able to finish the floating bridge I was building for the game. It's modeled from the below print:


I'll have to wait for another show to bring it out.


Don Manser23 Nov 2013 8:03 a.m. PST

By the way while Saito the younger took many heads, Saito the elder held on to his province due to unbelievably heroic morale rolls made by his bodyguards commanded by Scott Landis aka Landisamata Scottutaka.



donlowry23 Nov 2013 12:00 p.m. PST

I knew the Japanese were somewhat behind the other powers, technologically, in WW2, but didn't think it was THAT far!

CaptainKGL24 Nov 2013 5:39 a.m. PST

LA, nice pics. Now I understand why you were clicking away Saturday night at Fall-in during our game. I was commanding those French units with you on the left in the C&G game.


Lord Ashram24 Nov 2013 8:07 p.m. PST

Hah! Yeah, at this point I feel some dumb responsibility to provide Fall In eye candy… And the carnage guys always provide! Good game for sure, it was a pleasure teaming up… Thanks for showing me the ropes!:)

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2014 3:43 p.m. PST

Nice man cave Lord Ashram…

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2014 5:31 a.m. PST

Janner, I believe the appropriate term is a "Passel of Perry's"…but I would have to consult the grognard dictionary.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2014 9:57 a.m. PST

Wow, beautiful Samurai game, Don. So you're going to build that floating barge-boat bridge? You are truly crazy! And I mean that in the best possible way. Hope I get a chance to play in that.

Are some of the figures ones that used to be Dave Koslows? I think I played against him and them in an old WAB tournament. Or is my mind playing tricks on me?

LordAshram Inactive Member04 Mar 2014 2:18 p.m. PST

Thanks Gross!:) Unfortunately it is going to go away soon, as it seems a second baby is on the way, so the room will become a kids room… I am considering giving away the table, but we'll see:)

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2014 3:40 p.m. PST

NOOOOOOO!!!!! Not one of the best war-game rooms on the 'net!!!

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2014 3:41 p.m. PST

(how much for the table?)

Ryan Gebhart Inactive Member05 Mar 2014 7:29 a.m. PST

Wonderful terrain, thanks for sharing.

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