Spotlight Articles

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

A history of Gettysburg games, from the 1964 Avalon Hill original to 2014's "Last Chance for Victory"...

A must-read article by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life that compares all the various Gettysburg game editions, from the 1964 Avalon Hill original to 2014's "Last Chance for Victory". Includes hilarious dialog between General Lee and his various commanders... and gives new meaning to the moniker of "beard"...

Hitler's Last Stand: Why the Battle of the Bulge Still Matters

Michael Peck, writing for the "National Interest", lists lessons from the past that still apply today, and reminds us that the Battle of the Bulge does still matter...

Integrating Tactical Intelligence into Board Wargaming: a Grogheads Analysis

The latest in the Grogheads series of Battle Lab articles, this article attempts to answer the thorny questions: "How does intel work in board wargaming?" and "How could it work?"...

30th Anniversary salute to The GameMaster Series..

Michael Stevenson, writing for Armchair General, takes us down memory lane to revisit the GameMaster series of the 1980s. A must-read for gamers of all ages. (I can't tell you how badly I want a copy of "Broadsides and Boarding Parties" now! I don't care if it was the weak link in the series...)

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2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards

Grognard.com presents the list of potential nominees for the 2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards, posted here for public comments, corrections, etc.

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Grognard Originals

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InsideGMT: Perfect Openings - First Turn VC Strategy

I've been enjoying the InsideGMT blog, and wanted to contribute something. I now have the honor of authoring the very first Strategy article on the site. Please take a look at my article "Perfect Openings: First Turn VC Strategy"… and maybe contribute one of your own "Perfect" moves... - Mark D.

Player Aid: Expenditures Record Sheet (Excel)

Player aid/worksheet that contains (1) improved MF Allocations for weapons systems, Crisis Areas and R&D. Second worksheet also contains new Bomber usage chart and MIRV'd missiles chart. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Grognard Original: First Look

Mark D. provides first impressions of the game and offers a player aid to help with the stickers.

Grognard Original: Review

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

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Game: Last Chance for Victory

Series: Line of Battle
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 12/21/2014 6:06:00 PM
The Boardgaming Life: Comparing Versions

A very witty, and insightful, comparison of various Gettysburg games from the 1964 Avalon Hill original to 2014's "Last Chance for Victory", penned by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life.
Game: Bitter Woods: Battle of the Bulge (Designer Edition)

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 12/21/2014 5:16:00 PM
Hudson's Hideout: Unboxing Video

Gamer Hudson performs an "unboxing" ceremony on the new "Designer Edition" of Bitter Woods by Compass Games. I generally don't find these "unboxing" videos very useful but, because of it, I was able to see how beautiful the game's components are. Now I'm tempted to buy it! So I guess the unboxing concept is not always a bad idea...
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/21/2014 5:05:00 PM
Hudson's Hideout: Quick 1-Card Play Tutorial

Game Hudson, of the Hudson's Hideout blog, produced a short video that takes you through a single card play from the game's tutorial. If you're totally new to the game, it's worth a look-see.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 12/21/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (21-Dec-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 12/20/2014 12:32:00 PM
2D6.Org: Card Game Review

Charlie Theel pens a brief review of the latest game in the Warfighter series of games from Dan Verssen.
Game: Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/20/2014 12:02:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

A pseudo-monster game, but so "astronomical" and so desert-island-worthy, and with a rule set that is tight enough to allow Marco Arnaudo to retain his "tuna salad". Don't ask… just watch...
Game: The Siege of Alesia: Gaul, 52 BC

Series: The Great Battles of History
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/20/2014 11:37:00 AM
C3i Ops Center: Photo Report

C3i Photo Report submitted by Gian Carlo Ceccoli for C3i Ops Center. This game looks amazing. As a huge fan of the original Avalon Hill Alesia game, I'm compelled to get this latest version on my game table sometime soon…
Game Club: The Haunted Game Café

Location: Fort Collins, CO, US
Date: 12/20/2014
The Haunted Game Café - Gaming Club, Café and Shop
The Haunted Game Cafe is a board game club, store, and coffee house located in the center of beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. A full service game store carrying a wide selection of family board games, party games, card games and hobby games.
Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios

Date: 12/19/2014 10:26:00 PM
New Games Released by Hunted Cow Studios!

Hunted Cow Studios are pleased to announce the release of two new games: Civil War: Gettysburg and Pentaction: Medieval for the iPad/Mac.
Publisher: Academy Games

Date: 12/19/2014 9:59:00 PM
Latest Game News from Academy Games!

Check out the latest game news from Academy Games. Fief - France 1429, Conflict of Heroes: Solo System and more!
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 12/17/2014 10:51:00 PM
Berthier Campaign Manager Software v9.3 Update

Berthier Campaign Manager v9.3 is the latest version of a Windows program that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier allows two campaigners, without an umpire, to run simple strategic campaigns leading to tabletop battles. Alternatively umpires can use Berthier to run two sided campaigns. Berthier is a generic campaign engine that is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy wargaming in most periods but was developed with the Horse and Musket period in mind.
Publisher: David H. Lippman

Date: 12/17/2014 10:40:00 PM
World War II Plus 75
Announcement of a new E-Book series called 'World War II Plus 75' by author David H. Lippman. David has resurrected his original 'World War II Plus 55' web site in this new format.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/16/2014 7:23:00 PM
InsideGMT: Perfect Openings - First Turn VC Strategy

I've been enjoying the InsideGMT blog, and wanted to contribute something. I now have the honor of authoring the very first Strategy article on the site. Please take a look at my article "Perfect Openings: First Turn VC Strategy"… and maybe contribute one of your own "Perfect" moves... - Mark D.
Game: I Say, Holmes!

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 12/16/2014 3:15:00 PM
Board Game Quest: Review

Informed and informative review by Tyler Nichols of Victory Point Games' multiplayer card game "I Say, Holmes!".
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 12/16/2014 3:06:00 PM
Armchair General: iOS Game Review

Gerald Swick reviews the iOS version of Rebels and Redcoats and addresses some of the attendant issues when converting existing board games to computer platforms.
Game: Next War: Taiwan

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/15/2014 10:57:00 PM
Next War: Taiwan - Started Shipping today!

Next War: Taiwan starts shipping today! Really looking forward to this one.
Game: Field of Glory

Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 12/15/2014 10:32:00 PM
Sgt. Steiner's Wargaming Blog: Playing Field of Glory Miniatures

Link to excellent site Sgt. Steiner's Wargaming Blog that contains "Historical Wargaming using Miniatures, PC & Board Games as played by Sgt Steiner".
Game: Latin Intervention

Publisher: Warp Spawn Games
Date: 12/14/2014 4:42:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco Arnaudo reviews Latin Intervention, a Print & Play game that he is using as a teaching tool. His review includes a slightly modified version of the game (his modifications to correct rules ambiguities). But you still get a good sense of how the game plays.
Game: Ultimatum

Publisher: Yaquinto
Date: 12/14/2014 4:29:00 PM
Player Aid: Expenditures Record Sheet (Excel)

Player aid/worksheet that contains (1) improved MF Allocations for weapons systems, Crisis Areas and R&D. Second worksheet also contains new Bomber usage chart and MIRV'd missiles chart. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.
Game: Thunderbirds at War: Bombing the Reich

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 12/14/2014 1:57:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Video Review

Kevin Sharp takes us on an informative tour of Thunderbirds at War in this video review.
Game: Global War

Publisher: SPI
Date: 12/14/2014 1:54:00 PM
John Fernandes: Game Variants

Variants for Global War (SPI), orginally submitted by John Fernandes way back when, but edited and corrected by Don Johnson in Dec 2014. Thanks to Don for the effort!
Game: Dux Bellorum

Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Date: 12/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
Here's No Great Matter: Miniatures Rules Review

Review of Osprey's Dux Bellorum miniatures wargaming rules that cover the Dark Ages of Britain from the middle of the 4th century to the end of the 8th century. Prufrockian writes up his impressions from his test run with the rules, and adds a pretty cool stop motion video that takes you the action visually.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 12/14/2014 11:33:00 AM
Battlefields and Warriors: Analysis

Norm, for the Battlefields and Warriors blog, pens an analysis of the armor combat system used by Conflict of Heroes. It's a statistical analysis of the relative capabilities and survivability characteristics of the tanks that fought on the eastern front in World War II, and how well COH models them.
Game: Chaco

Publisher: XTR
Date: 12/13/2014 10:02:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Review

Full range of videos (intro, review, and partial replay) by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Combat Leader

Publisher: Minden Games
Date: 12/13/2014 4:12:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco's take on this new compact game from Gary Graber of Minden Games.