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Grumble8710613 Jan 2020 8:24 p.m. PST

I was on the Cold Wars 2020 website and can't find the PEL. Anyone know whether it's been posted yet as of 1/13/2020 at 11:22 p.m. EST?

Always like to double-check my games ASAP in case something needs fixing (in all honesty, when something needs changing, half the time it's been my mistake).

infinite array14 Jan 2020 6:52 a.m. PST

14th now, and still not updated.

47Ronin14 Jan 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

There are "deadlines" and then there are HMGS deadlines.

Some of us know the difference, based on years of watching HMGS operate.

I suspect the PEL will be avalable soon.

Stay tuned.

dapeters17 Jan 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

SOoooo

capncarp17 Jan 2020 11:40 p.m. PST

It hasn't been a week overdue yet. It's still _early_.

cleo liebl20 Jan 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

Any word from on high on the PEL?

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2020 8:49 p.m. PST

Wow it is late,
Any word on why?
Usually somebody knows why and lets us know
Clif

lindrp22 Jan 2020 3:38 a.m. PST

The HMGS website now says January 27 for the PEL

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2020 11:59 a.m. PST

Yep. If I read it correctly. PEL release has been moved back to Jan. 27 and the opening of Advanced Online Registration (Discounted) has been moved back to Feb. 3.

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2020 8:50 p.m. PST

Cool
Some info
C

dapeters23 Jan 2020 8:28 a.m. PST

I hate to be a jerk but why is this not posted on the membership feeds?

Ploogak23 Jan 2020 11:31 a.m. PST

dapeters, asking a legitimate question isn't being a jerk.

47Ronin23 Jan 2020 11:25 p.m. PST

Following this topic is almost as entertaining as reading the PEL itself.

Instead of waiting for HMGS to post the PEL, why doesn't every Cold Wars GM who clicks on this topic post a brief preview of his (or her) event?

Grumble, since you started the discussion, you can lead off. Your games are always well researched, entertaining and well attended.

Hope to see you there.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2020 9:03 a.m. PST

Here's mine: An Encounter at Spencer's (not so very) Ordinary. AWI, 28mm, Sharp Practice. 4 players – Things are happening around Spencer's Ordinary, a popular Virginia tavern in 1781. Cornwallis is sending out raiding parties to disrupt Patriot efforts and, in this case, to specifically forage for supplies & destroy boats along the Chickahominy River. Lafayette is countering by selecting special units from various Continental Regiments to thwart the efforts of the British. The British Light forces & Lafayette's Continentals will meet up at Spencer's Ordinary where additional surprises await.

Bowman24 Jan 2020 4:05 p.m. PST

An Encounter at Spencer's (not so very) Ordinary.

A selected definition of "Ordinary":
-(obsolete) A set portion of food, later as available for a fixed price at an inn or other eating establishment.
-(archaic or historical) A place where such meals are served; a public tavern, inn.

Not only do I learn Spencer's Ordinary is a tavern, but the ensuing battle is also named for the establishment. Learn something every day. I can't make Cold Wars but I would have loved to play in this. Have fun!

Grumble8710625 Jan 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

Ronin, thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm sure we'll run into each other. Here are my games.

Game 1: Friday 2:00 p.m. (or 1:00; adjustments were still being made for table space, so I'm curious to see the PEL and know how they turned out.)
Battle of Fort Capuzzo, Libya
Period: World War 2
Event Scale: 20 mm
Rules Used: Command Decision 4 (TOB)
Description: During the 1941 Allied Battleaxe offensive the British Guards Brigade, supported by 7th Royal Tanks, seized the Italian fort at Capuzzo. Early on June 16 the Germans launched a counterattack with tanks of the 8th Panzer Regiment. It was a rare British victory. Can you change history -- or repeat it?

Game 2: Saturday 2:00 p.m. (or 3:00; adjustments were still being made for table space, so I'm curious to see the PEL and know how they turned out.)
Battle of Peralta, New Mexico
Period: American Civil War
Event Scale: 20 mm
Rules Used: Johnny Reb 2
Description: New Mexico Territory April 15, 1862: Henry Sibley's Confederate Army was retreating south toward El Paso when Edward Canby's Union forces caught up with them. Because of Canby's caution and a sandstorm, there was no battle. What if a Union attack (and better weather) had resulted in an end to the Texan invasion of New Mexico that very day? Come find out whether it's possible.
Comments: This is an older version of Johnny Reb, quite a bit different from JR3

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2020 4:58 p.m. PST

Thanks Bowman. I'll be running a Trenton scenario at Historicon.

47Ronin26 Jan 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

My pleasure, Grumble.

Having hosted a Valverde game years ago and having watched "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" many times, I can testify to how enjoyable it is to play in an ACW game set in the Far West. (The film references the Sibley vs. Canby campaign.) Some interesting units and characters fought out West.

Your Fort Capuzzo game also looks like fun.

On my end, I know that GMs in my club will be contributing a Battle of Crecy game on Sat. afternoon and a Modern microarmor game on Sat. night.

Enjoy the games. Hope to see you there.

47Ronin26 Jan 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

Sounds like a good game, 95th.

It will make those players looking for Horse and Musket games (with non-computer assisted rules) happy.

Sorry you can't make Cold Wars, Bowman. You will be missed.

Grumble8710626 Jan 2020 2:56 p.m. PST

Having hosted a Valverde game years ago and having watched "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" many times, I can testify to how enjoyable it is to play in an ACW game set in the Far West. (The film references the Sibley vs. Canby campaign.) Some interesting units and characters fought out West.

I have to say I was amused by the extensive earthworks portrayed in TG,TB & TU. Likely no one had the time or energy to build anything like that in New Mexico -- except, of course, for the earthen embankments around Fort Craig.

Yet Canby called the Peralta position the strongest he had seen in New Mexico. Maybe he meant the strongest enemy position he had seen.

And of course there are the Texan lancers and their charge at Valverde. Talk about interesting units! I can't remember what happened to them during the game that you ran.

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