1914: Dispatches, the Oregon ConSim Journal
is the support magazine for the historical simulations
designed and produced by Oregon ConSim Games.
The debut issue of the Journal focuses on the
Eastern Front during 1914 by expanding on the
WWI simulation game
1914 Twilight in the East.
The centerpiece of the publication is a collection of
three well-researched historical articles, each paired with a
new scenario allowing the subject to be accurately simulated.
Also included are two enhanced player-aid cards.
April 10, 2015
1914 Serbien muß sterbien Shipping!
Oregon ConsimGames is pleased to announce that GMT Games has finished producing 1914 Serbien muß sterbien, The Initial Campaigns on the Balkan Front in WWI and has started shipping to the preorder customers. Please visit the game’s discussion page at ConsimWorld for the lastest Q&A, and continue to check this page for announcements about related support materials.
March 26, 2015
GMT's C3i nr28 includes an article and scenario for 1914 Offensive à outrance
C3i magazine nr28 includes an article with associated scenario for 1914 Offensive à outrance. The subject of both the article and scenario is The Siege of Liège in August 1914. The scenario includes expansion counters.
February 15, 2014
1914 Offensive à outrance Premium Map
Oregon ConsimGames is pleased to offer a limited edition Premium Oào Map at 115% scale. The map is estimated to ship some time in March.
UPDATE: Shipping began March 28th.
UPDATE 2: The second print run begins shipping May 13th
UPDATE 3: The maps are SOLD OUT.
December 16, 2013
1914 Offensive à outrance Shipping!
Michael Resch, Rian van Meeteren and Dick Vohlers are pleased to announce that GMT Games has finished producing 1914 Offensive à outrance, The Initial Campaigns on the Western Front in WWI and has started shipping to the preorder customers. Please visit the game’s discussion page at ConsimWorld for the lastest Q&A, and continue to check this page for announcements about related support materials.
October 2, 2013
1914 Serbien muß sterbien has "Made the cut"
GMT Games has announced that our design 1914 Serbien muß sterbien, The Initial Campaigns on the Balkan Front in WWI has garnered 500 plegdes on the P-500 list and therefore has made the cut. It is our hope to publish the game by August 2014.
August 4, 2013
1914: Dispatches, the Oregon ConSim Journal wins Charles S. Roberts Award
Oregon ConSim Games is proud to acknowledge that 1914: Dispatches has won the 2012 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Amateur Game Magazine. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and all those that voted for this magazine.
April 21, 2013
1914 Offensive à outrance Public Playtest Session
Oregon ConSim Games will be conducting a playtest of its newest simulation, 1914 Offensive à outrance, The Initial Campaigns on the Western Front in WWI, at John Kranz’s ConsimWorld Expo in Tempe May 27 - June 2. This is the fifth time 1914, Oào has been tested at the Expo. The game is a comprehensively researched brigade/division level model of the battles fought in Belgium, France, and Germany from August through mid-November of 1914. Playtest spots are filled, but you are encouraged to stop by and check out the action.
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Oregon ConSim Games Mission Statement
Our mission is to produce enjoyable board games by accurately modeling exciting events from military history. Our focus is on placing players in the same command positions that their historical counterparts were in, facing the same options, dilemmas, and unknowns as the historical leaders did. Oregon ConSim Games strives for the highest standard of historical accuracy. Our games are thoroughly and painstakingly researched from a wide range of international (re)sources.
Oregon ConSim Games recognizes that simplistic abstractions make poor historical models, while overly complex simulations tend to be difficult to enjoy. We believe it is possible to design games that are both historically accurate and fun, that it is possible to create a deeply absorbing game that affords players a uniquely compelling perspective on significant events in military history.
Where We’re Being Played
As always, our premier gaming convention is ConsimWorld Expo where we have been in attendance for the last twelve years. In 2015, we will be playtesting something new. The convention, held in Tempe Arizona, runs for 7 days from June 20 to 27.
1914: Dispatches, the Oregon ConSim Journal won the 2012 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Amateur Game Magazine. Also, the article A Post-war Solution for Austria-Hungary’s Mobilization and Deployment Debacle of 1914, authored by Michael Resch and published in C3i nr.26, won the award for Best Historical/Scenario Article.