Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

A Look Back at "Hip-Pocket" Wargames

Paul Owen takes a look back at some portable war games that are fun and can be played during a lunch break, give or take an hour...

The 5 Worst Generals in U.S. History

Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest magazine, takes on the precarious mission of choosing 5 worst U.S. Generals in U.S. history. You may be surprised at some of his choices...

Just What the World Needs: More Playtesters!

No, really... we need more/better playtesters. Interesting Grogheads interview with Rich Hamilton about playtesting and other things...

The Last Thousand Hours of the Thousand Years Reich

Excellent article by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life. Paul gives a concise history lesson, describing the last 1,000 hours of Nazi Germany in 250 hour blocks.

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Grognard Originals

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Grognard Original: Review

Review of Legion Wargames title "Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble", written by Mark D. for

Grognard Original: Review

Review of the recent release, Russian Front from Hunted Cow Studios, authored by Mark D. for

Grognard Original: Review

Harvey Mossman writes up a review of Hunted Cow Studios "Civil War: 1863" for Player Aid

Player Aid (Excel) that reduces calculation errors and speeds up game play for Revolution Games' awesome title "Washington's Crossing". Created by Mark D as the first " Game Assistant".

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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Normandy '44

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/25/2014 11:49:00 PM
Ra'anana Gamer: Replay
We join a game in progress, being played by Ellis for the Ra'anana Gamer blog.
Game: Phantom Leader

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 11/24/2014 11:07:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Review and Replay
Stuka Joe does his usual bang-up job providing a thorough review and play-through of this solitaire game. Another first rate video.
Game: Vietnam: 1965-1975

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/24/2014 11:04:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: AAR
Another one bites the dust… Brad over at Hexsides and Hand Grenades throws in the towel after a short stint with the Vietnam Campaign game. He provides the final roundup. Nice effort, Brad.
Game: Thunder Alley

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/24/2014 11:00:00 PM
Hex, Dice, Fire: Review
Quick review of GMT's Thunder Alley by the folks at Hex, Dice, Fire.
Publisher: Harvey Mossman

Date: 11/23/2014 6:33:00 PM
Only 5 More Days Until FaTDoG!!!
Only 5 More Days Until FaTDoG, Long Island, NY's premier board gaming, war gaming, euro gaming and miniatures convention. To find out more about FaTDoG or to order your tickets online, please visit the FaTDoG web site at
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 11/23/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (23-Nov-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Publisher: Marshall Enterprises

Date: 11/22/2014 9:25:00 PM
Marshall Enterprises La Bataille Players Survey
Marshal Enterprises, publishers of the recently released La Bataille de Friedland 1807 et Le Siege de Danzig 1807, have announced the development and release of a web-based customer survey to determine the interests of the La Bataille playing community. The simple nine question survey can be completed in about 10 minutes and will give the participant to help mold the direction Marshal Enterprises may go with future games.
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/22/2014 4:18:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Review
Video intro, review and replay of this fine solitaire game, filmed by Enrico Viglino for The Game Box web site. I always wanted to play this game but just haven't been able to find a copy at a reasonable price, but according to Enrico, it may be time to check again. Definitely on my "to play" list…
Game: Ancient Battle: Successors

Series: Ancient Battle Series
Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/22/2014 3:40:00 PM
Hunted Cow Studios: New Release
Ancient Battle: Successors is the latest edition to the Ancient Battle series for iPhone and iPad from Hunted Cow Studios, which covers the struggle for power between the successors of Alexander the Great's empire.
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/19/2014 11:14:00 PM
Grogheads: Review
Excellent "hands-on" type of review (the best kind) by Michael Eckenfels for the Grogheads blog.
Game: Paul Koenig's D-Day: The American Beaches

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/17/2014 11:10:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo reviews this Victory Point Games title.
Game: Caccia a Tito Drvar 1944

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Date: 11/17/2014 10:45:00 PM
Free Print & Play Game
Free Print & Play game! DRVAR 1944 is the chase for Marshal Tito in May 1944 at Drvar by the SS 500 Para, a tactical game on this operation during World War II
Game: Bloodtree Rebellion

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 11/17/2014 10:29:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Coverage
Enrico Viglino in a space farmer outfit, and smoking a Calabash. Nuff said… Oh, and did Nick Karp really rip off Bloodtree Rebellion in his masterpiece Vietnam design? Find out in the "Review" video…
Game: Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 11/16/2014 7:42:00 PM
Grognard Original: Review
Review of Legion Wargames title "Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble", written by Mark D. for
Game: Quartermaster General

Publisher: Griggling Games
Date: 11/12/2014 9:47:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo ultimately finds that he enjoys this abstract World War II game from Griggling Games. Visit their site and check out Quartermaster General for yourself.
Game: Sign of the Pagan

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/10/2014 9:05:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Outstanding video review by Marco Arnaudo where he provides everything you need to know to decide whether or not you want to buy the game. And yes, Attila does look like Daryl from "The Walking Dead", albeit with a weight problem…
Game: Target Arnhem: Across Six Bridges

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 11/10/2014 8:20:00 PM
Games from the Front: Review
Very brief write-up by Ty Snouffer for his "Games from the Front" blog.
Game: Flashpoint: Golan

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/9/2014 3:52:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Review/Replay
Full set of videos for this Victory Point title, as usual. What's not usual is Enrico Viglino as a vision of sartorial splendor in collared shirt, ascot, and blazer. Add in the pipe and (if I'm not mistaken) a few fingers of brandy... and you're in for a real treat.
Game: The Korean War: June 1950-May 1951

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/9/2014 2:18:00 PM
David Dockter: Game Replay
The crew at the 1st MN Wargaming Society favor us with another replay of the Korean War campaign game. They're really hooked on the game now… If I wasn't so far away from Minnesota, I'd hop in the car and join them…
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/6/2014 10:21:00 PM
New Mac/iPad Game Release
Check out the latest from Hunted Cow Studios, as they team up with Decision Games to release a Mac/iPad version of Decision Games' board game title "Rebels and Redcoats". Available 6-Nov-2014.
Game: Villainous Vikings

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/6/2014 10:06:00 PM
VPG: Villainous Vikings 2nd Edition
In this Second Edition, everything in the box has been revised for better balance and clarity: the map, the cards, the rules, and even the counters!
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/6/2014 8:56:00 AM
Shut Up and Sit Down: Review
Nice, if somewhat conflicted, review of "Fire in the Lake" by Matt Thrower of the outstanding Shut Up and Sit Down crew. Make sure you read it all the way through because the first few paragraphs don't tell the whole story…
Game: Adowa

Publisher: Acies
Date: 11/4/2014 9:08:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo reviews and opines on this unusual game of the Italian-Ethopian conflict. Excellent video review, as usual.
Game: Right Fierce and Terrible: Sluys 1340

Publisher: Against the Odds
Date: 11/2/2014 12:07:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Full Video Coverage
Full video coverage (intro, review, AAR) presented by Enrico Viglino.
Game: The Greek Civil War, 1947-49

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 11/2/2014 11:49:00 AM
Dennis Troprac: Replay
Nice narrative replay posted by Dennis Toprac on BGG.