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CYBËR WÅRS 2020

Welcome to the CYBËR WÅRS information page

Our events are scheduled from Thursday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 26th. The most up-to-date information can always be found on Facebook at CYBËR WÅRS.

HOWEVER, you do not need to be on Facebook to participate.

Our Virtual Gaming and HMGS Round Table events are hosted on Eventbrite, you can find the complete listing of events below. Click on the links and join in the fun.

Round Table: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cyber-wars-hmgs-round-table-30658145210

Virtual Gaming: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cyber-wars-virtual-gaming-events-30639276044

Have you seen the War College? Videos of previous lectures, some of which are public (here), while many are an exclusive HMGS Member benefit (here). How about a retrospective from conventions past? Thank you to Russ Lockwood for sharing his convention recaps which you can only find at HMGS (here)

Round Table Events List

Day Start Time
(Eastern)
Length Title Description
Thursday
23 Jul
18:00 50 mins 201 - Relationship between hobby and defense wargaming Speaker: Matt Caffrey
Moderator: Birdwell
Organization: USAF Wargaming/ Author of "On Wargaming"
Thursday
23 Jul
19:00 50 mins 202 - Game Reviews Speaker: Maurice Fitzgerald
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Moe's Game Table
Thursday
23 Jul
20:00 50 mins 203 - Solo Gaming Speaker: Liz Davidson
Moderator: Reed
Organization: BeyondSolitaire.net





Friday
24 Jul
18:00 55 mins 204 - New and Upcoming games Speaker: Paolo Paglianti
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Slitherine/Matrix Games
Friday
24 Jul
19:00 50 mins 205 - Principles of Defense-Oriented Wargaming Speaker: Phil Bolger
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Defense Wargame Design
Friday
24 Jul
20:30 90 mins 206 - Golden Age of Piracy Speaker: Benerson Little
Moderator: ToS
Organization: Writer, Historian, Novelist





Saturday
25-Jul
11:00 55 mins 207 - COVID Distributed War Game Speaker: Maj Scott Roach
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Canadian Department of National Defence
Saturday
25 Jul
12:00 120 mins 208 - Upcoming Releases from Warlord Games Speaker: Jon Russell
Moderator: Hill
Organization: Warlord Games
Saturday
25 Jul
14:00 55 mins 209 - Advanced Squad Leader and Online Vassal Events Speaker: David Garvin
Moderator: Reed
Organization: DC ASL Conscripts
Saturday
25 Jul
1500 55 mins 210 - DVG Games Speaker: Kevin & Sarah Verssen
Moderator: Bolger
Organization: DVG Games
Saturday
25 Jul
16:00 55 mins 211 - All about the GUWS Speaker: Sebastian Bae
Moderator: Bolger
Organization: Georgetown University Wargaming Society
Saturday
25 Jul
17:00 120 mins 212 - Game Design/Philosophy for Flames of War and Team Yankee Speaker: Phil Yates/Chris Townley
Moderator: Burgess/Sales
Organization: Battlefront Games
Saturday
25 Jul


212a - Speaker: Battle Vault Podcast
Moderator: Burgess
Organization: NoDiceNoGlory.com
Saturday
25 Jul
19:00 120 mins 214 - Upcoming Releases Speaker: Mike Tunez
Moderator: ToS/B&P
Organization: Firelock Games
Saturday
25 Jul


214a - Speaker: Tails of the Sail Podcast
Moderator: ToS/B&P
Organization: NoDiceNoGlory.com





Sunday
26 Jul
12:00 55 mins 216 - The Evolution of Roman Warfare and making Romans feel like Romans Speaker: Simon Hall/ Simon Elliot
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Writers and Mortem et Gloriam Creator
Sunday
26 Jul
13:00 75 mins 217 - All about FPG & TBP Speaker: Mark and Denver Walker
Moderator: Bolger
Organization: Flying Pig Games/ Tiny Battles Publishing
Sunday
26 Jul
14:30 90 mins 218 - NORTHAG and Upcoming Releases Speaker: Piers Brand
Moderator: Gall
Organization: Plastic Soldier Company
26 Jul 16:00 55 mins 219 - New and Hot games Speaker: Sarah Shah
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Gaming: One Minute Reviews
26 Jul 17:00 90 mins 220 - Blood and Valor Book 2 Spoilers Speaker: Rufus & Kai Devane
Moderator: Reed
Organization: Firelock Games





 

Summary of Online Events

Day Start Time
(Eastern)
Length Title Description
Friday
24 Jul
19:00 3 hours 101 Attack of the Guards at St. Privat, 1870 At Gravelotte-St. Privat, in 1870, two disconnected battles took place. This game depicts the one to the northern end of the field, around St. Privat, where the Prussian Guards Corps attempts to turn the French flank. The Guards sacrificed themselves in frontal assaults against fortified French villages, dying in huge nummbers, only for the Prussian artillery to belatedly win the contest, and the battle. It was very nearly a defeat. Players are corps commanders, maneuvering brigades at the point of decision in the most critical battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
Friday
24 Jul
19:00 3 hours 121 Brawl at the Dragon Inn Kick back and relax with a barrel of fun in a silly game of tavern mayhem! There's ale to be drunk and plunder to be found, and a good old brawl to be had! Simple and easy fun in a virtual tavern. No experience with the rules necessary, basic Tabletop Simulator operations will be explained along with the rules. Please try to join the discord 15 minutes early so that we can resolve any technical issues.
Friday
24 Jul
19:00 3 hours 123 First Clash on McPherson's Ridge, Gettysburg The first clash of infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg! The famed Iron Brigade and Cutler's Brigade try to hold on as Generals Archer and Davis try to drive them off of McPherson's Ridge!
Friday
24 Jul
19:00 3 hours 128 Sailpower: Fun scale combat in the Age of Sail Sailpower: Fun Scale Combat in the Age of Sail Recreate the High Adventure and Glory of The Age of Sail! Are you the master of all commanders? Are you the scurviest of sea dogs? Have you ever secretly felt you’d have made a great pirate or could have defeated the great sea captains in a ship to ship duel? Sailpower is a miniatures game that allows the players to take on the role of a captain in the Age of Sail. Command small ships, large ships or even a whole squadron. It’s your call! Battle other ships, or embark on a mission seeking plunder and riches while giving your enemies the slip. Sailpower is a complete system designed to support fast paced sea action, exploration and adventure.
Friday
24 Jul
20:30 2 hours 102 Attack on the Barbary Coast US Warships loaded with Marines are moving in on a Barbary Pirate strong hold! Their mission is to move in and land troops to secure the batteries and eliminate this base of operation. They must also prevent the corsair ships form escaping to arrack US merchants. Players will command 1 or 2 of the US Frigates I'll be running the pirates.





Saturday
25 Jul
08:00 4 hours 103 The Battle of Yakubovo July 30, 1812, Napoleon sent Macdonald's X Corps d'armee towards Riga and dispatched another corps under Marshal Oudinot to take Saint Petersburg. To coutner this French move against the city taht effectively servce as the second Russian capital, Barclay de Tolly has broken off Wittgensteins's I Infantry Corps, accompanied by caalry and cossacks, to intervene. This is a learning game of Et Sans Resultat! If you have not had an opportunity to play ESR, now is the time to come and push some virtual troops.
Saturday
25 Jul
09:30 4 hours 126 Gettysburg 1863, First Day - McPherson's Ridge Gettysburg First Day. Lead elements of Harry Heths Division encounter more than local militia along McPhersons Ridge on the edge of Gettysburg. It turns out to beYankee Cavalry however, it has some weight behind it.
Saturday
25 Jul
11:00 4 hours 104 The Battle of Shiloh April 1862, as Union forces push towards Corinth, Albert Sidney Johnston's Army of the Mississippi moves to overwhelm Grant's Army of the Tennessee at Pittsburg landing before it can link up with Buell's Army of the Ohio. The federal troops, initially spread out and taken by surprise, have to hold on long enough for reinforcements to arrive.
Saturday
25 Jul
11:00 3 hours 105 Attack of the Guards at St. Privat, 1870 At Gravelotte-St. Privat, in 1870, two disconnected battles took place. This game depicts the one to the northern end of the field, around St. Privat, where the Prussian Guards Corps attempts to turn the French flank. The Guards sacrificed themselves in frontal assaults against fortified French villages, dying in huge nummbers, only for the Prussian artillery to belatedly win the contest, and the battle. It was very nearly a defeat. Players are corps commanders, maneuvering brigades at the point of decision in the most critical battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
Saturday
25 Jul
11:00 5 hours 125 Battle of Edson’s Ridge 13 Sept 1942 - Col. “Red Mike” Edson and his Marines are all that stand between Henderson Field and the advancing Japanese assault force. Wave after wave of Japanese infantry strike the U.S. defensive lines from the thick surrounding jungle. The outnumbered Marines must hold “Bloody Ridge” against the Kawaguchi Brigade attempting to evict the Americans from their foothold on Guadalcanal.
Saturday
25 Jul
13:00 6 hours 106 Bussaco 1810 Marshal Reynier's attack at Bussaco in 1810

The morning attack of the French at Bussaco, against General Picton's Third Division, with attached Portugese and milita from elements of Leith's Fifth Division.

Using the SHAKO II rules we will simulate the critical phase of the Marshalate's plan to rout Wellington and take Portugal on the march.
Saturday
25 Jul
13:00 3 hours 122 Brawl at the Dragon Inn Kick back and relax with a barrel of fun in a silly game of tavern mayhem! There's ale to be drunk and plunder to be found, and a good old brawl to be had! Simple and easy fun in a virtual tavern. No experience with the rules necessary, basic Tabletop Simulator operations will be explained along with the rules. Please try to join the discord 15 minutes early so that we can resolve any technical issues.
Saturday
25 Jul
15:30 4 hours 127 Weitzel's Mill 1781 Colonel Otho Williams detached riflemen to buy time for the remainder of his forces to withdraw across the Creek at Weitzel's Mill. Lord Cornwallis pursued with vigor, Tarleton in the lead. While the riflemen engaged, the rebel force formed a defensive line at the 3 fords in the area.
Saturday
25 Jul
14:00 1 hours 130 Rangers in Normandy, 1944 "Title: Rangers in Normandy, 1944 GM: Col. John F Antal (Ret). Game System: Combat Decision Wargame Virtual Systems: Zoom [webcam required] (bring dice, a pen/marker, and some paper!) # Players: 12 Description: It is June 7th, 1944. The U.S. Army Ranger Assault Group have successfully scaled the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, but in doing so have isolated themselves from the rest of the Allied forces. The Germans are preparing a counter attack. What do you do? Will you emerge victorious? Will you even survive? You will decide. Spend an hour with soldier, historian, game producer, author, leadership expert, and master storyteller, John Antal as he takes you back to World War 2 to put your leadership and decision-making skills to the test. As an executive producer on the Brothers in Arms video games series, and as an author whose books have been used to teach decision-making and tactics at USMA West Point, there is no one better suited to help you build your leadership skills. Stun your friends in your next tabletop game with your newly honed skills! Only the 12 best warriors need apply. Brought to you by: Casemate Publishers"
Saturday
25 Jul
19:00 3 hours 107 Bicycle Blitzkrieg, Malaya, 1942 The Japanese move down the Malayan Peninsula to take Singapore, in the fight that spells doom for the British Empire in the Far East. The "bicycle blitzkrieg" witnesses scenes of incredible heroism on both sides. This scenario - based on several historical actions - typifies the British withdrawal in the face of overwhelming Japanese pressure. Players are division-level commanders in this operational game of WWII action.
Saturday
25 Jul
19:00 4 hours 108 The Battle of Austerlitz for "Blucher" 2 December 1805. The Battle of the Three Emperors done as built by the fine folks at Oldmeldrum Wargame Club and quite like those battles seen on the Armchair Dragoons' "Saturday Night Fights
Saturday
25 Jul
19:00 4 hours 124 The Death Ride of the Scharnhorst Germany's last battlecruiser has set sail to savage one of the Murmansk convoys. The Royal Navy knows she is coming but the winter weather makes finding her a challenge. Can she do enough damage before she is hunted down? Find out in a series of three short engagements between this famous ship and her British counterparts.
Saturday
25 Jul
19:00 3 hours 129 Sailpower: Fun scale combat in the Age of Sail Sailpower: Fun Scale Combat in the Age of Sail Recreate the High Adventure and Glory of The Age of Sail! Are you the master of all commanders? Are you the scurviest of sea dogs? Have you ever secretly felt you’d have made a great pirate or could have defeated the great sea captains in a ship to ship duel? Sailpower is a miniatures game that allows the players to take on the role of a captain in the Age of Sail. Command small ships, large ships or even a whole squadron. It’s your call! Battle other ships, or embark on a mission seeking plunder and riches while giving your enemies the slip. Sailpower is a complete system designed to support fast paced sea action, exploration and adventure.





Sunday
26 Jul
08:00 4 hours 109 The Battle of Yakubovo July 30, 1812, Napoleon sent Macdonald's X Corps d'armee towards Riga and dispatched another corps under Marshal Oudinot to take Saint Petersburg. To coutner this French move against the city taht effectively servce as the second Russian capital, Barclay de Tolly has broken off Wittgensteins's I Infantry Corps, accompanied by caalry and cossacks, to intervene. This is a learning game of Et Sans Resultat! If you have not had an opportunity to play ESR, now is the time to come and push some virtual troops.
Sunday
26 Jul
11:00 3 hours 110 Bicycle Blitzkrieg, Malaya, 1942 The Japanese move down the Malayan Peninsula to take Singapore, in the fight that spells doom for the British Empire in the Far East. The "bicycle blitzkrieg" witnesses scenes of incredible heroism on both sides. This scenario - based on several historical actions - typifies the British withdrawal in the face of overwhelming Japanese pressure. Players are division-level commanders in this operational game of WWII action.
Sunday
26 Jul
13:00 4 hours
111 The (Epic) Battle of Eggmuhl for "Commands and Colours: Napoleonics" 22 April 1809. Napoleon had been wrong-footed when the Archduke Charles invaded Bavaria before the Emperor expected, but the scales tipped back at Eggmuhl where only a skillful Austrian rearguard action prevented the destruction of a large portion of the Austrian army. This is the boardgame "Commands and Colours: Napoleonics" done with hundreds of large-scale digital miniatures.





 

 

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