Old Gamers Never Die: To Play or Not to Play a ‘Cold Waters’ Campaign…That is the Question

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. It is a sizzling – and not in a good way – hot summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowingContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: To Play or Not to Play a ‘Cold Waters’ Campaign…That is the Question”

Old Gamers Never Die: Running Silent, Running Deep on a June Afternoon

Well, I still have not watched either The Longest Day or Saving Private Ryan, even though I have the family room TV to myself since The Caregiver is spending all day at the Tampa Bay area hospital where her current beau is waiting for a donated liver for a transplant. I thought about it aContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Running Silent, Running Deep on a June Afternoon”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘M1 Tank Platoon’ Campaign – Mission Accomplished

As you know, a few weeks ago I discovered that Atari – which owns many of the original MicroProse Software company’s intellectual properties – and Interplay Entertainment had released many of the games I owned in the 1980s and 1990s on Steam and GOG.com. They were, of course, tweaked so they would run on WindowsContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘M1 Tank Platoon’ Campaign – Mission Accomplished”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Four of a Series)

Hello and welcome once again to another installment of Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe.’ “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower If you’re new to A Certain PointContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Four of a Series)”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part One of a Series)

Background Briefing Earlier this year, Atari – which owns the rights to many of the original MicroProse Software’s library of games – rereleased the three games in the mid-1980s Command Series trilogy of wargames: Crusade in Europe, Decision in the Desert, and Conflict in Vietnam. Designed by MicroProse co-founder Sid Meier and Ed Bever andContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part One of a Series)”

Old Gamers Never Die: Reliving Pickett’s Charge in ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

“The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things… It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads.” ― Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative If you are a regular reader of A Certain PointContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Reliving Pickett’s Charge in ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida (more west than central, actually) on Saturday, October 2, 2021. It’s a hot autumn day; the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 48% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 10 MPH (17 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions

Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-5, designated Sierra 1. Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-7, designated Sierra 2. Make depth 1-2-0 feet, aye. Conn, Sonar: Sierra 1 is classified as…escort. Set course 0-4-0, aye. Conn, Weps: Tube 1 loaded. Part One: A Bit of Background If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you knowContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions”

Old Gamers Never Die: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It’s a typical summer day. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 8 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 90˚F (33˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi”

Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 5, 2021. It is warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”