Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W is for Wargame #atozchallenge

Today's post is about Wargames.  I grew up in a house where my dad collected Avalon Hill wargames.  Wargames have been a big part of my gaming life.  I remember calling my dad on the phone at work so he could explain to me how the combat resolution tables worked in Kriegspiel.  I love how wargames incorporate history into gaming.  I think that they are one of the best ways to teach the history of conflicts.  Because of my playing of Vietnam Solitaire I was better able to answer my students' questions as to why the US pulled out of Vietnam.  If you have never tried one I recommend it.  Two good wargames for beginners are Memoir 44 and Quebec 1759.