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 Providing enjoyment and support for players of any of the original SPI games!

 

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Welcome, SPI gamers! 

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 continue to add new resources all the time.  (Goto THIS LINK to see a list of additions before this month)

List

For a complete list of all SPI games from the 1969-1982 era.
 

Errata

Looking for official errata SPI printed for various games?
 

Scenarios

Wish you had additional scenarios SPI published for the game?
 

Profiles

Need access to articles and notes on the game?
 

Variants

Published variants for SPI games
 

Extras Extras and other things of interest.  (Just check it, ok?)
 
Ads

Old SPI advertisements were text-heavy reviews of their games! I have many of these delightful in depth mini-articles on tap here!

Formats

Tracking the formats for SPI games! Lots of data here, including lists of which games appeared in boxes and flat packs!
 

S&T Supplements

The S&T Supplements! Yes, a number of these hard to find 'fines from the early SPI days are here in PDF!

Game Design Newsletter

The Game Design Newsletter -- not many linked, but will have almost all online soon!

Phoenix Magazines

Listings and downloads of The Phoenix, the British SIMPUBs issues.

Catalogues

Would you like to see an old SPI catalogue?
       19741975 | 1977 | 1978 |1980

Redmond Simonsen

RAS's Thoughts on Wargame Design link
And a message in a (GEnie)'s bottle link

Videos for SPI Games

Introductions and overviews to many classics SPI games on this list. Think of it as a curated list of videos worth watching to learn about these great games. (New ones added all the time.)

Replays Pages of full color replays of many SPI games!  Great way to learn about the game and how to play it!
(Don't see your favorite? Send me the pictures and your notes!)
Learning Terrible Swift Sword / GBACW! Learning TSS / GBACW version 1 - a series of slides on PDF and on VIDEO!
TSS/GBACW Free Downloads Lots of free items for Terrible Swift Sword and other Great Battles of the American Civil War games known as GBACW!
TSS/GBACW Stories and Discussions Stories from the Designers, Developers, and Playtesters of TSS/GBACW
TSS/GBACW Tactics Discussions Some multi-person discussions of the rules for Terrible Swift Sword and Great Battles of the American Civil War
Victory Point Excel Sheets Monmouth, Cedar Mountain, Pea Ridge, and more!  Tracks VPs and calculates current victory standing, BCE levels, etc.

  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:

  TSS/GBACW discussions

  I also have an opponent's wanted, all SPI games. 

  Opponents Wanted (Sign Up Sheet) | Map of Opponents | 2021 SPI Blue & Gray Tournament

  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!

    ----Russ

 By the way - I'd appreciate any feedback you'd like to offer.  Click here

 


New - 12/4/21

Some Universe stuff added - like errata, other things.
Hey... check it out where it wasn't at last time you looked.

New - 11/26/21

Deployment Rules!
With special thanks to David Barkey, the rules for the TSG game Deployment are now on the site!! 

New - 11/26/21

Game Design Newsletter #5
The Last issue of the Game Design Newsletters!!   Lots of great articles including the upcoming 'Dark Ages (TAC 16) addition to the Renaissance of Infantry and Centurion series of TAC games!

Game Design Newsletter #4
The fourth issue of the Game Design Newsletters!! Designer's Notes discusses the new big game, WAR IN THE EAST. And the Reviews include a detailed look at TSG Deployment, and why it is re-imagined into GRENADIER.

 

Tactical Tips
Many articles on tactical play of these great games. Some are general, using the standard sticky ZOC games, and a number are specific to GBACW.

 

 - 11/17/21

The Never Quads
Brian Train looks deep into the Feedback questions and brings us a DETAILED look at all the Quads that never were - AND what happened going forward!

Game Design Newsletter #3
The third issue of the Game Design Newsletters!!  A new format made the scanning far nicer! Lots of great articles!

Game Design Newsletter #2
The second of the Game Design Newsletters!!  This one needs more work - but wanted to make what I had available.

New - 11/14/21

Against Four Worlds
In Progress notes for the game that never was - what would have been the last of the Quads!

Game Design Newsletter #1
The first of the Game Design Newsletters!!   Great articles reviewing the Test Series Games with lots of behind the scenes info; a nice article from Dr. Al Nofi on designing TAC 14 (Renaissance of Infantry.) And much more!

S&T Supplement 8
The final missing copy of S&T Supplement newsletters! (All links here.)

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.

Compiled Development Notes for SPI Games:

Against Four Worlds

Battle of Monmouth

Berlin 85

Central Front Series

Rapid Deployment Force

If you 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 Link)

I recently added links to new videos - there are over EIGHTY videos at 
SPI Videos!

See previous Months additions here

 


This site was last updated 12/04/21