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Joe Beard's SPI Analysis pages
This website exists to provide enjoyment and support for players of any of the original SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.) series of war and strategy games! Here you will find copies of the Errata, new scenarios, articles profiling the games, and discussions of play!
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There's a WEALTH of information about SPI games on this site.
I am trying to get to a set of pages for every SPI game - like these:
Terrible Swift Sword | Wellington's Victory |
I would enjoy discussions of the games, with tactics you've tried and results you achieved.
Here is an example of that with SPI's Terrible Swift Sword / GBACW series:
I also have an opponent's wanted, all SPI games.
Opponents Wanted (Sign Up Sheet) | Map of Opponents | 2022 SPI Napoleon Quads Fest! But there is much more to be done! However, this is my Christmas present to all of you. Explore the site, and let me know what you think.
And good gaming!
By the way - I'd appreciate any feedback you'd like to offer. Click here
And - if you find links that don't work - or you are looking for something from SPI you can't find -- please send me a note -- here!
Gary N. Mengle pulled together a Zoom call with 5 SPI greats (Davis, Herman, Butterfield, Parker, and Eric Lee Smith) to discuss the SPI days! WONDERFUL!See the video on YouTube HERE!
3/25/23 Bannockburn scenario cards for ROI Link and Yeoman Link. Honoring the day Robert the Burce became King of the Scots - and the battle that marks the beginning of the end of the Feudal system. Need the ROI VASSAL module? Link
Musket & Pike Scenarios!!
Musket & Pike
The Gold Rush of scenarios for
this old favorite, by "the usual suspects?" MANY THANKS to Steven B. Guy,
Kim Meints, Arthur Hendrick, Lawrence P. Duffield, John Lee, and Rob Gibson.
Adjourned Game Sheets
Have you noticed the new menu item, Tactics? I have recently added some nice articles, including a look at reinforcement choices in Arnhem, and other articles to follow!
Cedar Mountain Tactics If Tactics is all about how you move the units, this 11 page booklet looks at making your maneuvers on the board 'all about menace' that forces your opponent to prevent disaster! The booklet focuses on the power and proper use of Artillery and Cavalry. Don't overlook the little realized points of a cavalry charge. Quizzes review your understanding of elevation and line of sight, and the later review of calculations for fire and melee combat!
Cedar Mountain Strategy Russ Gifford walks through the first two turns of Cedar Mountain, and discusses the development of a winning strategy for the Union!
New - 6/20/22
interview by Pat Flory
New - 6/12/22
New - 4/17/22
Plus a few examples to drive home the points.
New - 1/23/22
Quick Start VASSAL
New - 1/8/22
Event-Year Cards Added
the cards for Empire of the Middle Ages - thank you John Edwards. Much nicer
than my originals!
Replay: Yugoslavia Breaking into the Mod Battles II quad, George Nap adds this Yugo/NATO effort to eject the invading Soviets from Zagreb!
Replay: Mukden Mr. Nap
provides yet another great replay from The Modern Battles Quad. This time it
is Mukden, a hypothetical battle that occurs when the Soviets invade China!
New - 1/3/22
Campaign for North Africa
RAS on Large Games
RAS on Game Graphics
New - 12/31/21
The Next War Intro
New - 12/23/21
New - 12/21/21
Wreck of the Pandora
New - 12/12/21
New - 12/8/21
Some Universe stuff added - like
errata, other things.
New - 11/26/21
New - 11/26/21
Game Design Newsletter #5
Game Design Newsletter
The Never Quads
Game Design Newsletter #3
Game Design Newsletter
New - 11/14/21
Against Four Worlds
S&T Supplement 8
Below: I'm excited about these Designer / Developer Notes compilations. It was a goal when I started this web site to do ALL of these.
Development Notes for SPI Games:
want the original versions I did for the GBACW Development Notes, here
is the link to the first page of them. Follow the links on that first
page for the rest. (GBACW
See previous Months additions here
This site was last updated 03/25/23