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Posts I blog in other places March 2015 edition

I've been a little quiet here for much of early 2015 though I have posted a few things of interest on other sites;


A review of the VPG boardgame Star Borders Humanity posted at boargamegeek, since thats the place I felt this style of review would be most useful;
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1324180/star-borders-humanity

An opinion piece on why boardgames are closing in on mainstream entertainment status;
http://fortressat.com/blogs-by-members/5252-why-board-games-are-now-becoming-popular

And an obituary piece on the video game Planetside 2, a great game that perhaps fell short of its potential; http://fortressat.com/blogs-by-members/5140-planetside-2-obituary



Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean - A short update on my inept defence of Malta

Computer wargames, as in computer milsims, generally aren't that great. They tend to either be overly simple or completely opaque with most of the best games being those that are really designed for video gamers such as Ultimate General Gettysbury or Wargame Red Dragon, rather than the games for the milsim crowd.
A few years ago I bought a CD copy of Panther Games Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean off Ebay for £5. I’ve always felt Matrix Games were overpriced (The old publisher for this series) and wanted to try the system before I threw real money at it.

Here is the situation just after dawn of day 3. Last night the Safi and the Central Airfields got overwhelmed. Troops guarding the Victoria Line, the Western harbour and around Nignet had to be hastily redeployed for a counterattack, which as the sun rises appear to have been successful. Unfortunately I have to hold out for 6 more days and I have no idea if more German para regiments are in bound. This game is pretty inte…