My 10 Wargame Resolutions for 2013 -- The Liar's Edition
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This is the second year that I've done resolutions. Even though last year I was only 35% but I'm hopeful that I will be able to best that this year (especially if I don't have to move again in June).

I wanted resolutions that were more than just play X game, though those are important too, because playing games is kind of the heart of the hobby.

My review of last year's resolutions can be found here.
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1. Board Game: The Blitzkrieg Legend: The Battle for France, 1940 [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:3123]
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This is a catchall for simply wanting to play way more traditional wargames, especially the series I am investing in (OCS, SCS, M&P), this year. This involves a multi-faceted approach:

1. More solo gaming.
2. Playing on Vassal.

My office is big enough that it should be able to facilitate 1 and I am already getting into 2 with a PBM game of Here I Stand. I would say if I did a solo and started a vassal game in each series this year, this would be a success.
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2. Board Game: Guderian's Blitzkrieg II [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:2351] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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Finishing clipping GBII (and the rest of my board games) and sort them.

I've been using Chessex counter trays but I'm tempted to switch over to GMT becasue I think it is more versatile and stickerable. If I can't play wargames, I can at least obsessively organize them!
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3. Board Game: DAK2 [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:2326]
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Replace DAK2, Triumph of Chaos, and any other game affected by the Deep Cut.

I know that also includes Burma and Baltic Gap too but those are pretty easy to get, so I'm not worried about them. Right now that's it. Not too bad.

I also acknowledge that this is a little crazy. The games are functional as they exist now, but I never claimed I wasn't a little crazy.

I guess while I'm buying games, I should throw in Case Blue.

I will have a real job for the first time in four years starting this summer with a somewhat real income. So this hefty investments are at least a possibility. I think if I get everything but Case Blue this will be a success. If I do snag Case Blue, it will be a super success!
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4. Board Game: Federation Commander: Klingon Border [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1863] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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Play a game of Federation Commander. Bonus if I play a game with airjudden. He seems to thing I need to travel down to Wichita to make this happen, but I think he should come up to Lawrence of Topeka.
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5. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3 [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:824]
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This could go under #1 but I would really like to play this face to face as well.

I would consider this a success with just one scenario played but it would be a super success if I got four or five sessions in (I'll take FtF or Vassal for that).
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6. Board Game: Andean Abyss [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:766]
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Play more CDGs (defined broadly). I've got lots sitting around and I think I should be abe to get some FtF games in. If I play five CDGs this year it will be a success.
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7. Board Game: Reds! The Russian Civil War 1918-1921 [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:2312]
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I would like to play Reds especially as a warm up to Triumph of Chaos.
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8. Board Game: Triumph of Chaos [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:2368]
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Speaking of ToC, just because I'm not happy with what I've done to the game, it is still playable, so I would like to give this heady CDG a go along with the other wonderfully complex Clash of Monarchs.

A play of either of those this year would be great.
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9. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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Buy a Hilinski Crokinole board. This has been my present to myself for graduating for a long time. I'm hopeful that if I put make my order in June I'll have the board by the end of the year. Still haven't picked out a style yet.

In a similar vein, I've been tempted to build, or talk someone else into building, a piratenbillard table.
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Play my 100th game.

Only eight to go so this should happen, but I only played four games last year.

I am highly motivated to make this happen.
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There are several favorite Euros that I would like to see played more this year. I would much rather play these classic games than most of the new stuff coming out. Here are ten games with target total plays I would like to reach:

Race for the Galaxy: 100 (current: 81)
Agricola: 50 (current: 46)
Puerto Rico: 10 ( current: 3)
El Grande: 10 (current: 4)
Ra: 10 (current: 3)
Taj Mahal: 10 (current: 7)
The Princes of Florence: 10 (current: 5)
Goa: 10 (current: 3)
Age of Steam: 5 (current: 3)
Le Havre: 5 (current: 3)

This is pretty ambitious and there are lots more older games that I would like to pay more. I would say if I hit the numbers on half of these it will be a success.
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12. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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I'm going to try to play every map again this year. Hopefully I can do better than three this year around.

USA
Germany
France
Italy
Benelux
Central Europe
China
Korea
Brazil
Spain & Portugal
Russia (January)
Japan
Québec
Baden-Württemberg
Northern Europe
United Kingdom & Ireland
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13. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:274]
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Somebody else around here also wants to play, so this should happen. I'm optimistic.

I would also like to play Antiquity, but R&B comes first.
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14. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:172] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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This one will be tough because I don't think anybody around here is experienced with the game or system. Still, I'm ready to hand a day over to this.
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Go to BGG.con!

I live pretty close and I can do it on the cheap. The only hold up is getting that week off to go. It'a about the only con that would work this year because our fourth child is due in July and I don't think we'll be up for flitting off to a con until the fall.

This is probably the resolution I'm most excited about but also most unsure of. If I do get to go, it will certainly help me fulfill many of my other resolutions.
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