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Game: I Say, Holmes!

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 18-Sep-2014
Publisher Info: 2nd Edition
The first edition of I Say, Holmes! was named one of Toys Bulletin's Best of 2013, and this new version features completely new custom art alongside custom-shaped, laser-cut counters. I've played the 1st edition many times and always found it enjoyable. Looking forward to the new edition.
Game: Russian Front

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 18-Sep-2014
Russian Front: Publisher Info
New from Hunted Cow Studios - Experience grand strategy across the entire theater of the Eastern Front of World War II; the military conflict that many consider to be the iconic attacker/defender scenario. Command massive armies at your fingertips, in this fully 3D turn-based simulation of one of the largest military campaigns in history.
Game: Mound Builders

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 17-Sep-2014
Board Game Quest: Review
Detailed review by Brian Winters for the Board Game Quest blog. Brian covers all the bases and presents an informed opinion to boot. Good stuff.
Publisher: Ventonuovo Games

Date: 16-Sep-2014
Blocks in Africa Available for Pre-Order
The latest game in the "Blocks" series, Blocks in Africa, is available for pre-order starting today!
Game: Battle for Stalingrad

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 15-Sep-2014
Armchair General: Review
Helpful review by Gerald Swick for Armchair General. Detailed review, some examples of play, and a fair statement of the pro's and con's (with a heavy bias toward the pro's) of this card game from Dan Verssen Games.
Game: War at Sea

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 15-Sep-2014
Tracy Johnson: Counter Scan (TIFF)
Scan of counter sheet of AH "War at Sea" 2nd edition (1976). Counters were pushed back into the sprue without a model before scanning, so they are not in their original positions but the counter set is complete. Thanks to Tracy Johnson for sharing this counter sheet.
Game: The Great War at Sea: Mediterranean

Series: The Great War at Sea
Publisher: Avalanche Press
Date: 14-Sep-2014
The Boardgaming Life: Series Review
Paul Comben presents a detailed review of the Great War at Sea series published by Avalanche Press (for The Boardgaming Life).
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 14-Sep-2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (14-Sep-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Ancient Battle: Hannibal

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 13-Sep-2014
Grogheads: Review
Michael Eckenfels takes us on a nice guided tour of the iPad game Ancient Battle: Hannibal.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 13-Sep-2014
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Video review by Marco Arnaudo, covering GMT's latest game in the COIN series.
Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit 1

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 11-Sep-2014
BattleSchool Blog SitRep: Background
Long and winding article about ASL SK. Thought you knew everything about the history of ASL SK? Think again. How do Gilligan's Island and a skinny John Candy with long hair fit into an article about ASL? You'll have to read it for yourself…
Game: Hammerin' Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at Gettysburg

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10-Sep-2014
Hermann Luttmann: Design Discussion
"And now for something completely different…", begins designer Hermann Luttmann, as he pens another informative article about his P500 Civil War title. Channeling Monty Python at the start of a wargame article is unique and unconventional, and that's precisely the point when it comes to this game. An excellent read.
Game: Sixth Fleet

Series: Fleet Series
Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 08-Sep-2014
The General: Scenarios for Sixth Fleet
"Across the Years" - Scenarios for Sixth Fleet. Scan of General article written by James E. Meldrum.
Game: Wildcatters

Publisher: RASS Games
Date: 08-Sep-2014
Hiew's Boardgame Blog: Review
Great review, as usual, from Hiew Chok Sien for his namesake blog.
Game: Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in The Second Punic War 219-202 B.C.

Publisher: Aulic Council Publishing Co
Date: 08-Sep-2014
Michael Sosa: BGG Review
Fair but critical review of this old game, but you can tell that review author Michael Sosa still holds out hope that it's fixable…
Game: Guadalcanal

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 07-Sep-2014
Gilbert Collins: Video Review
Another outstanding review/tutorial video by Gilbert Collins. Please visit Gilbert's YouTube site and support him so he continues to create great content.
Game: Dawn of the Zeds

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 06-Sep-2014
Stuka Joe: How-To (Video)
Outstanding extended example of play by Stuka Joe. Without a doubt, Stuka Joe's videos are the best out there. The production quality and content are always amazing. Watch this video, you'll see what I mean…
Game: Task Force

Publisher: SPI
Date: 04-Sep-2014
Gilbert Collins: Video Review
Excellent video review of this classic modern naval warfare game by Gilbert Collins. Task Force is a grognard favorite, although it could use a rules update and a bit of a facelift.
Game: Blood & Roses

Series: Men of Iron
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 03-Sep-2014
Armchair General: Review
Rick Martin is back with another detailed review, this time about GMT's "Blood & Roses" game, for Armchair General. Quality review, as usual.
Game: Civil War: 1863

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 03-Sep-2014
Grognard Original: Review
Harvey Mossman writes up a review of Hunted Cow Studios "Civil War: 1863" for
Game: Waterloo

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 03-Sep-2014
Paul Comben: Historical/Background
Awesome, awesome historical backgrounder to Waterloo and the events leading up to it penned by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life. A must-read for fans of the period and students of the battle.
Game: Waterloo

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 03-Sep-2014
Paul Comben: Game Comparisons
Paul Comben compares Avalon Hill's Waterloo game with other Waterloo campaign games. Interesting stuff, as usual, from Paul for The Boardgaming Life.
Game: Tahiti: Clan Warfare, Polynesia 750 AD

Publisher: 3W
Date: 03-Sep-2014
Game Rules (PDF)
Thanks to Roger Cooper for this scan of the (hard-to-find) rules for Tahiti: Clan Warfare.
Game: Blocks in the East

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 02-Sep-2014
Armchair General: Review
Ed William pens a nice review for Armchair General.
Game: Blocks in Africa

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 02-Sep-2014
Jim O'Neill: BGG Review
As author Jim O'neill says "This is a combined Preview, Review, After Action Report and Travelogue". Excellet article and great photos of the massive "Blocks" map.
Game: Blocks in Africa

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 01-Sep-2014
VentoNuovo: Publisher Preview
The latest from VentoNuovo Games, Blocks in Africa - Collector's Edition is available for order to owner's of the Blocks in the East or Blocks in the West Collector's editions!



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