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.