Happy New Year, and news for 2019

December 31, 2018


As you all know, the site hasn’t gotten a lot of updating the last few years.  Less new SB content mostly, but the fact is that I’m semi-retired from the larger SB world.  I’ve been able to maintain the site, but something was brought to my attention that will impact some content.  Prior to me taking over the controls here, all of the downloadable content was stored over at The Wargamer.  Over the years new content was added and placed into my Box account, as well as moving over some older files here and there as time permitted.  The link to the Wargamer site went silent sometime over the past few months, and it seems that those files are gone forever, meaning a fair swath of old content here is now gone.  I don’t have the time to go back and re-configure the files directly from the games, so I plan to remove those entries over the next few months.  Depending on how things go, the site may eventually retire sometime in the future.  We shall see.   Until then, enjoy the content that’s still available, and be on the lookout from JTS for updates to all of the SB titles that are going to be rolled out over the next year or so, time-depending.

Happy New Year, folks!


Panzer Battles Demo and an Update on Updates (important read)

March 29, 2017

For those of you who may not be on the John Tiller Software EMAILing list…

Important to note that only JTS versions of games will be updated, but you can get free JTS versions of your SB games by sending in pics of the CDs.  See details below.

Who doesn’t like free stuff?

While we wargamers are always looking for the next challenge, we all like a bargain too. What we have for you all certainly fits in both of those categories in the form of the new Panzer Battles Demo! The team over at the WDS has put together a collection of scenarios to showcase the Panzer Battles engine covering 4 different theaters. Yes, I said 4… to read more about it head on over to the Product Page. ** This is a free demo, but you must use the store to obtain a copy.** Link to the store is at the bottom of the product page.

We are also in the process of updating the entire Civil War Battles series, adding in the 2D Zoom In view by popular demand. Most updates have been posted, but the remaining 4 titles should be covered within the next few weeks. Visit the Updates page to grab your copy of the updates.

And finally, another item to cover. We appreciate your support over the years. We continue to support all John Tiller games published both through our JTS site, but also through the HPS site. We will only be issuing updates for the JTS versions however. So everyone wishing to run the latest and greatest updates for their older games will need to migrate to the JTS versions. DON’T PANIC – IT’S FREE!

To migrate all that needs done is a validation of your purchase of the HPS version of the game. The easiest method will be to query the database and find your order there. Failing that, an order confirmation email from a reseller will work…and failing that a simple picture of your cd cases will do. Only games with updates posted to our site need converted at this time. A single picture of multiple games is ideal. To get that process rolling send an email to Support@johntillersoftware.com and include your full name, city & state along with the games you are looking to update. That should be enough for a database query, but if more is required we’ll respond accordingly.

We hope you are enjoying the games we provide and we look forward to providing you with quality entertainment for years to come.

And another cool thing…

February 25, 2017

When it rains, it pours!

Benpark over at the Blitz is taking the time to create some 3D tiles for the series.  The first one he’s released is for Red Victory


As he releases more of them, we will put them up on the site.  Grab the files here.

A Couple of New Things…

February 24, 2017

Hey folks,

Yes, it’s been quite a while since the site has had an update.  The Squad Battles world has lost quite a bit of momentum the past few years.  There is nothing currently in production, although the folks over at JTS are currently working on the final updates for the series to be rolled out sometime in the next year.  Will keep everyone updated.

What we have today is some fantastic work by Richie61 over at The Blitz.  He’s been working tirelessly over the past year or so to finish his”Top Down” look for the counters in pretty much all the SB titles.


The zipped file containing all of the graphics files can be downloaded here. A very special thanks to Ed for his tremendous work and passion for the Squad Battles series.  There are a few other things I’ll be adding shortly…Keep your eyes peeled!


Downloading Issues with Older Files…

October 22, 2015

It was brought to my attention that some of the older files on the site cannot be downloaded at the moment.  There seems to be an issue with the Wargamer FTP site, the place where most of the original files were stored.  I’m trying to contact folks over there to see what the issue is, but they’ve revamped their site and finding contact points is rather difficult.  I’m hoping to have this resolved shortly, but there’s always the possibility that the files may become inaccessible.  We will cross that bridge when it comes….


Submissions to the site…

November 6, 2014

It’s been a while since the site has had an update, wanted to throw out there a notice that if anyone has content they’d like uploaded to the site, please fire me an EMAIL thebigredonetfe4(at)yahoo.com.  If you are sending content, please let me know 1) the SB title for the material 2) type of content (graphics, scenarios, etc) and 3) a description of the content and the name you’d like associated with it.

This site is kept going by users like yourselves.  I no longer have the time to scour the internet for SB content to put up on the site.  If you’ve found something you’d like to share, let me know and I’ll do my best to update the site more regularly.


New Graphics Files. Red Victory, AoTR, Winter War, Proud and Few, Pacific War and Eagle’s Strike

March 15, 2014


Thanks to Richie61 (RV, AoTR, WW, P&F, PW and ES vehicle orientation) and Wodin (RV enlarged vehicle counter images) there are some new graphics things to take a look at over in the graphics sections for those games.  Enjoy!