Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.
Needed: "a hostile, independent will." Blogger Rex Brynen comments on a Marine Corps Gazette article by LtCol Gregory A. Thiele. It seems the Marines are seeing the value of wargames for enhancing combat readiness. Thiele emphasizes that "Wargaming is a simple, low-cost method of introducing an opposing will into training. Ideally, wargaming complements a training regime that consists largely of free-play force-on-force exercises." An excellent reminder of the old military axiom that "no plan survives contact with the enemy". And no billion dollar budgets required. Also, as any wargamer might add, don't forget the fun!
Designer Lou Coatney has completed a manual/paper combat odds computation aid which he thinks is the fastest, simplest, and easiest to envision yet, and it is here for individuals to download for recreational use. Government and educational agencies may also download and use if Lou is credited...
Designer Blog – Into the Black - Staying Focused and Productive. Advice for game designers (and any one else who needs to stay on track...) provided by James J. Campbell lead game designer at "I Will Never Grow Up Gaming".
Just last week, I was thumbing through an old "General" magazine, and I thought "they just don't make magazines like this anymore". Then I thought about it and realized that maybe they *do* make magazines like this and I'm just not aware of them! Coincidentally, Kevin Sharp has produced an excellent video review of all the current crop of mags for his Big Board Gaming blog, which was right on time...
Decision Games Errata
A treasure trove (i.e. "backlog") of old Decision Games errata has been entrusted to me for publication. Please check
back often over the next few weeks for new items on your favorite Decision Games titles.
New Search Features
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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.
In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.
Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.
We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861)
Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.
Brief comparison of some of the features of Victory Games classic "Civil War: 1861-65" and GMT's new release "The U.S. Civil War". Penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com.
Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.