New County Seat Region Graphic.
Armagh (B1). Post-1979 Westminster Elections.
Displays the Elected Unionist MP; Actual Unionist v Nationalist Electoral Ratio (2-1) Pawns; in-play Unionist and Nationalist presence (cube and base); IRA Base and Volunteer cubes v Loyalist cube. The ‘Landmines’ Capability has been in play since 1974.
Lots of information for the all six Faction players to mentally ‘crunch’, showing the frustratingly low ratios of the few closely contested areas from actual electoral data; each scenario will display regions with wildly disparate ratios, too…
A new generation of Generals battle with ASL Starter Kit 1 – Scenerio 2: War of the Rats.
A great tool to support Literacy and Numeracy, strategizing and predicting.
Next round of ‘The Troubles’.
UDR components arrived; Belfast section enlarged; factors applied to Electorate numbering.
INTERNMENT mechanic will be tested, as will the bloodiest year of this conflict – 1972.
My UDR reinforcements have arrived! Thank you, BoardGameExtras.
Just play-tested ‘The Troubles’, the cards from ‘1966 Nelson’s Pillar’ to ‘1970 General Election’. I’m no mathematician – and there will be some major balancing to do – but I’ve been really impressed with the historical narrative that unfolds with COIN-series games.
And that is why this type of simulation – complex as it may be – offers itself as a valuable educational tool.
Key events included: Battle of Bogside, Civil Rights March: Burntollet, Deployment of British Troops, UDR Act…
I’ve ordered some light blue cubes for the 1970 influx of UDR troops (represented by orange for now); I’ll also need to enlarge the map of Belfast.
Not much activity recently: I’ve been developing my own COIN-Series game. But with this recent purchase (£5) testing should be more frequent and helped!