Spotlight Articles

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

Iraq Situation Report 2/28-3/1/2015 (PDF)

For a moment, I thought this was a historical document from 2003 maybe, or 2005, or 2007… but *no*, this is a current report about the re-taking of Tikrit. From the outstanding Understanding War web site...

Frank Chadwick's new game series ETO to debut at ConsimWorld Expo 2015

Look for not one but two full campaign game demonstrations at ConsimWorld 2015 hosted by designer Frank Chadwick, developer Lance McMillan, and publisher Alan Emrich.

The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall: Startling new theory about the demise of Alexander the Great

Starting new theory about the demise of Alexander the Great presented by Davis Sharp in this 9th grade history report, posted on his dad's blog "Big Board Gaming". Must read all the way to the end…

Simulating the Syrian Refugee Crisis - University of Exeter

Professor and students at the University of Exeter recently ran a classroom simulation of the Syrian refugee crisis. Students played the roles of the Lebanese Prime Minister, plus several cabinet ministers, various UN agencies (UNHCR, UNRWA, etc.), Human Rights Watch, the UE ambassador, and the refugees themselves....

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Site viewership is increasing and the overwhelming majority of the responses to the site design changes have been positive. Thanks for being patient as the site is gradually being modernized.

New Search Features

Now you can search for specific games (or games by publisher) using the new Game Search feature, located at the top right corner of the this page. In addition you can now harness the power of Google to search the entire site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" and click magnifying glass button. Search features will continue to be improved and enhanced going forward so check back often to see the latest stuff.

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

Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more "originals" in the future.

Mark D: How to do Fire Combat in "Combat Leader"

Mark D. shows us how to do "Fire Combat" in Combat Leader, designed by Gary Graber and published by Minden Games.

Mark D.: It's Tough Down South

"It's Tough Down South" - An in-depth review of Tarleton's Quarter!, Against the Odds game of the American Revolution in the southern colonies. Penned by Mark D. for

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

More Grognard Originals...

Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

Gaming Clubs

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

Recommended (archives)

Wargaming - General Info

Board Wargames

Miniatures Wargames

Computer Wargames

Academic Gaming

Board Games

Internet Based/PBEM Games

Please support by supporting our site sponsor, Victory Point Games
Legion Wargames Advertisement - please click here
Please support by supporting our site sponsor, Legion Wargames
VentoNuovo Games Advertisement - please click here
Please support by supporting our site sponsor, VentoNuovo Games
Revolution Games - Stonewall's Sword - New Board Game! (Advertisement)
Please support by supporting our site sponsor, Revolution Games

S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

Latest Grognard Updates

  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Assault

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 3/1/2015 7:52:00 PM
Assault Page: Romanian People's Army Variant Counters

The latest update from Chris Selman: the Romanian People's Army variant counters.
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 3/1/2015
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new (01-Mar-2015) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Matanikau

Series: Tactical Combat Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 2/28/2015 3:33:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Replay

Kev Sharp has produced a text/pictorial replay titled "Mantanikau 1000 Line Of Departure". Excellent graphics.
Game: Napoleon Against Europe

Publisher: Hexasim
Date: 2/28/2015 1:44:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Video Review/Analysis

Stuka Joe reviews Napoleon Against Europe and performs a playthrough of the 1806 Turn Interphase. Outstanding stuff, as usual.
Game: Stonewall's Sword: The Battle of Cedar Mountain

Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 2/27/2015 7:00:00 PM
Stonewall's Sword: The Battle of Cedar Mountain - Available March 1st!

Stonewall’s Sword: The Battle of Cedar Mountain is a medium-sized wargame (176 counters and a 17” x 22” map) that allows you to explore the reasons why things almost went horribly wrong for the Confederates that day. Designed by Hermann Luttmann and published by Revolution Games, the game is available for ordering on March 1st!
Game: Wallachia 20

Series: Napoleonic 20
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 2/26/2015 11:07:00 PM
Wallachia: New Board Game from Victory Point Games!

New from Victory Point Games, Wallachia 20 features two complete games covering a pair of important major battles fought during the Russo-Turkish War of 1806 – 1812 for control of the key Danube river port of Rousse in the province of Wallachia. Another fine chapter in the Napoleonic 20 series.
Game: Hands in the Sea

Publisher: Knight Works
Date: 2/25/2015 9:05:00 PM
Hands in the Sea: Kickstarter Project

Designed by Daniel Berger (Caesar's Gallic War), Hands in the Sea is a two-player deck building wargame on the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage from 264-241 BC. The Kickstarter project is being managed by publisher Knight Works. Check out the video and support the project!
Game: Hands in the Sea

Publisher: Knight Works
Date: 2/24/2015 10:48:00 PM
Drive Thru Review

If you want to know more about this game before dipping into your Kickstarter budget, Joel Eddy provides a detailed video review. This is the type of information you want to know before deciding…
Game: Next War: Taiwan

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/24/2015 10:25:00 PM
Armchair General: Review

GMT's Next War: Taiwan simulates effectively the complexities of modern warfare, with a little politics thrown in. Basic and Advanced rules give players options for depth of simulation, but the nature of the subject matter still requires a steep learning curve. Sean Stevenson, writing for Armchair General, takes us on a tour of the game... 
Game: Assault

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 2/24/2015 10:19:00 PM
Assault Page: United States Marine Corps Variant Counters

Chris Selman shares new U.S. Marine Corps variant counters for the Assault series.
Game: Triumph & Glory

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/23/2015 10:22:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Introduction, Review, Replay

Enrico Viglino gives Triumph & Glory the full treatment in this set of videos.
Game: Caesar: Epic Battle of Alesia

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 2/21/2015 7:15:00 PM
Gilbert Collins: Video Review

It's never too late to create (or watch) a video review of this outstanding classic war game. Gilbert Collins takes us on a guided tour of the game, complete with new counters that he created himself.
Game: Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/21/2015 6:44:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay of Training Scenario

Brad, from one of my favorite boardgaming web sites Hexsides and Hand Grenades, does an excellent play-through of the first training scenario, complete with supporting graphics.
Game: 1914: Glory's End / When Eagles Fight

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/21/2015 6:28:00 PM
Ian Hamilton: Glory's End - Graphic Novel - Part II

Ian Hamilton has finished creating Part II of his graphic novel following the trials and tribulations of fictional German Army private Heinrich Mauthner, using GMT's version of "1914: Glory's End" game as the backdrop.
Game: Fleet Commander: Nimitz

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 2/21/2015 6:20:00 PM
Armchair General: Solitaire Game Review

Scott R. Krol writes an excellent review of this solitiare board game from Dan Verssen Games. Scott makes some interesting points and observations (personally, I *like* a bit Turtledove-esque-ness in my war games...)
Game: Combat Leader

Publisher: Minden Games
Date: 2/19/2015 12:42:00 PM
Mark D: How to do Fire Combat in "Combat Leader"

Mark D. shows us how to do "Fire Combat" in Combat Leader, designed by Gary Graber and published by Minden Games.
Game: France, 1940: German Blitzkrieg in the West

Publisher: SPI
Date: 2/18/2015 9:45:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Unboxing

Stuka Joe takes us on a trip down memory lane, reliving an unboxing from the past…
Game: Le Vol de L'Aigle

Publisher: Pratzen Editions
Date: 2/17/2015 10:43:00 PM
The Boardgaming Life: Discussion and Player Aid

Harvey Mossman, writing for The Boardgaming Life, tells us about his experience umpiring a game of Flight of the Eagle over the Internet, and provides some tips and templates for aspiring umpires, in an article titled "Umpiring the Empire"...
Game: The Hunters - German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

Publisher: Consim Press
Date: 2/17/2015 10:42:00 PM
1-Player Podcast: Review and Discussion Podcast

In this latest podcast episode, Fractaloon reviews and discusses The Hunters: German U-Boats at War 1939-1943 created by ConSim Press and published by GMT Games.
Game: Albion: Land of Faerie

Publisher: SPI
Date: 2/16/2015 7:40:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Review/Replay

Enrico Viglino gives this old SPI fanstasy game the full video treatment (Introduction, Review, Replay).
Game: The Kaiser's Pirates

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/16/2015 6:08:00 PM
Vassal Module Update

There is now an updated (v1.86) Vassal Module for "The Kaiser's Pirates", published by GMT Games.
Game: Platoon Leader

Publisher: H&S Games
Date: 2/14/2015 9:18:00 PM
Introducing Platoon Leader!

H&S GAMES presents Platoon Leader, an Infantry based WW2 hex and counter game with semi-solitaire engine and optional German AI. It's 1944: You have dropped behind German lines and must use your platoon leaders to command squads through various missions. Platoon Leader is a non-card driven, non combat results table system that utilizes sectors and zones to regulate possible German activation. Game idiosyncrasies include: Suppression, reaction and a high level of unpredictability. Includes an introductory scenario, 2 full blown scenarios and a zombie variant.
Game: Toulon 1793

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 2/14/2015 12:45:00 AM
Andy Loakes: Errata v1.2 (Word)

Additions, clarifications and errata (official) for "Toulon, 1793" by Legion Wargames. Provided by game designer Andy Loakes.
Game: Darkest Crusade

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Date: 2/12/2015 11:12:00 PM
Lou Coatney: Replay

Two quick replay/game recaps by designer Lou Coatney. Showcases his free Print & Play game "Darkest Crusade", which can be downloaded on Lou's web site.
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 2/9/2015 10:19:00 PM
Armchair General: Review

Patick Baker, writing for Armchair General, gives us the low-down on this interesting game that can be played solitaire or as a multi-player cooperative game.