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18 Apr 2019 10:48 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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jfishm198118 Apr 2019 8:01 a.m. PST

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to make a quick posting regarding two recent games I ran with my school game club (I'm a teacher and while I've run probably run 100s of games, I've only now really started to document them). I just started up a website to keep track of everything we do, as well as some of the lessons I use day in and day out that have gaming elements within them.

One of the games was Vietnam, 1972, using Bolt Action and the other was a Crusades battle using Hail Caesar.

I plan on connecting the website to some kind of blog, as a website format isn't all that interactive.

Enjoy, and feel free to share with other gamers!

Also, worth mentioning the fact that while my school's HPA has funded quite a bit of our club's miniatures and terrain, HMGS has awarded the club with funding each year. If I had to put a guess to it, we've probably had 100 players come and go, learning how to play in 5th grade and gaming on and off until senior year.

Jared (link to the website below)

https://www.gamingfortheclassroom.com

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 9:23 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for posting

I think a tank battle in Vietnam is an interesting way to teach history – many of my students still think that Saigon fell to a crowd of Viet Cong in black pjyamas rather than a Soviet-style conventional assault by the PAVN

We quite like the Hail Caesar rules and have pretty much changed over from WH Ancients to them

WarWizard18 Apr 2019 11:02 a.m. PST

Excellent.

Those 15mm Vietnam figures are really nice, what brand are those?

Buckeye AKA Darryl18 Apr 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

Flames of War I believe as those poses do look familiar.

link

Lion in the Stars18 Apr 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Hey, if it gets the kids to pay attention and ask questions, I'm all for it.

I remember being in junior high and always looking forward to when Mister Stack was subbing. He was a Vietnam vet, and very easy to get side-tracked into telling war stories for an hour instead of whatever lesson the teacher had planned.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 5:18 a.m. PST

Nice set ups.

Interestingly, my club tried Hail Caesar 3 or 4 times, and we found the combat painfully slow so moved on to To The Strongest which plays much cleaner.

Legion 419 Apr 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

EXCELLENT !!!!!

jfishm198119 Apr 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the responses! Glad you liked the AAR's.

I saw a few questions here:

The Nam miniatures are Battlefront. I really like them- part of the reason I started the project in the first place.

Extra Crispy- it's interesting you mention TTS! We play that in the club as well. My students generally like it. We enjoyed Hail Caesar and play Black Powder a decent amount, but I share your sentiment. I find that unless you heavily modify the Break Test chart, there can be moments where not only is the game slow, but nothing seems to happen. I've only played once, so I'll hold too much judgement for the moment.

Thanks for the responses! I'll be posting more AARs and will more than likely start a more interactive blog to accompany the website.

J

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