Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 28, 2022, or: Saturday Night Was a Mix of Thunderstorms, Wargames, and Loneliness


Well, here I am at my desk on a quiet, mostly sunny Sunday morning in August. Not quite silent, mind you, I’m listening to the digital copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition), which I have because I bought the CD album earlier this morning. (Amazon oftenContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 28, 2022, or: Saturday Night Was a Mix of Thunderstorms, Wargames, and Loneliness”

Old Gamers Never Die: Further Explorations of Operations in MicroProse’s ‘Regiments’


Logistics is the ball-and-chain of armored warfare. – Generaloberst Heinz Guderian Today I learned that while the Operations in Regiments – the new MicroProse/Bird’s Eye Games wargame that centers on a Cold War-turned-hot scenario in which the Warsaw Pact invades West Germany in 1989 – tell a cohesive narrative about World War III in CentralContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Further Explorations of Operations in MicroProse’s ‘Regiments’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Completing My First Operation in MicroProse’s Real-Time Tactics Game ‘Regiments’


“Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.” ― Vince Lombardi I did it. I won my first victory as a combined arms field-grade commander in Regiments. As you know from previous posts in the Old Gamers Never Die series, I recently bought this cool new game developed by a small European studio, Bird’s Eye Games,Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Completing My First Operation in MicroProse’s Real-Time Tactics Game ‘Regiments’”

Old Gamers Never Die: A ‘First Impressions’ Look at MicroProse’s New Game, ‘Regiments’


I’d like to say a few words about Regiments if I may. Before I get into a discussion of the game, I’d like to thank David Lagettie, the gaming entrepreneur who, along with some far-sighted investors, revived MicroProse Software nearly 20 years after the original company – co-founded by retired Lt. Col. William “Wild Bill”Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A ‘First Impressions’ Look at MicroProse’s New Game, ‘Regiments’”

Old Gamers Never Die: War is Hell, as My First Battle in ‘Regiments’ Pointedly Reminds Me


War is hell. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. – General William T. Sherman As I have mentioned in several posts recently, yesterday the latest version of MicroProse published Bird’sContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: War is Hell, as My First Battle in ‘Regiments’ Pointedly Reminds Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make


My Tuesday Movie Night: Dinosaurs, Locusts, and Commie Invaders This morning I updated my Collection page in my Member profile at http://www.bluray.com and moved three titles – Jurassic World Dominion – Steelbook (Expanded Edition), Jurassic World: Ultimate Collection, and Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition from the Ordered section to Owned. The package with those pre-orders arrivedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make”

Old Gamers Never Die: Confessions of a Digital Armchair General


Childhood Dreams vs. Cold, Hard Reality When I was nine years old and my mom allowed me to dream about careers that were realistically out of my reach because I have cerebral palsy, one of my “I want to be X when I grow up” roles that I wanted most was “professional military officer.” EvenContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Confessions of a Digital Armchair General”

On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me


“I cannot live without books.”  ― Thomas Jefferson Well, it’s August 1, 2022, Dear Reader. Another month has receded in life’s rear-view mirror, while another begins. As you know, I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. Even though I was born at the tail end of the Baby Boom, andContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places


Acting Lessons (2018) Designed by: Dr. PinkCake Published/Released by: Dr. PinkCake ( via Patreon, Steam, GOG.com) Genre: Visual Novel, Erotic, Adults Only On December 10, 2018, an indie video game developer who goes by the name “Dr. PinkCake” released Acting Lessons, an adults-only visual novel about a 30-something man who, during personal turmoil, saves theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places”

Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22


Well, with the end of July only a few days off, it’s time for an update on my To Be Watched (TBW) and To Be Read (TBR) lists for the seventh month of 2022. As you know, July is not my favorite month of the year. My mother died on July 19, 2015, after herContinue reading “Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22”