Spotlight Articles

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

Taliban Resurgent: Threats to Afghanistan's Security (PDF)

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Special report by Lauren McNally and Paul Bucala, writing for the Institute for the Study of War web site. Download the PDF for a full 39-page report.

ISIS Crisis at the Royal Military Academy

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The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) has another go at running the ISIS Crisis Game on 25 February. PaxSims recounts a summary of the game provided by Tom Mouat (Defence Academy of the UK). Fascinating stuff. It would be interesting to take part in one of these games/exercises...

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

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For a moment, I thought this was a historical document from 2003 maybe, or 2005, or 2007… but *no*, this is a current report about the re-taking of Tikrit.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

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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.

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Grognard News

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

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

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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Churchill

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 3/31/2015 12:41:00 PM
Living Rules Posted

The "living rules" have been posted for GMT Games upcoming title: Churchill.
Perry Miniatures: New WWII Italian Self Propelled Gun Crew

Date: 3/31/2015 12:07:37 PM
Wargame News and Terrain Blog: New Perry WWII Miniatures

Great site for miniatures fans; full of announcements and news for miniatures products.
Game: Federation Commander: Klingon Border

Series: Federation Commander Series
Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau
Date: 3/31/2015 12:03:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Great review by Marco Arnaudo and a big thumbs up for this space-themed game.
Game: Tide of Iron

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Date: 3/31/2015 11:12:00 AM
Board Game Quest: Review

Detailed review of "Tide of Iron" penned by Tyler Nichols for the Board Game Quest blog. The "Tide of Iron" series of games is published by Fantasy Flight Games.
Game: Atlantic Wall

Publisher: SPI
Date: 3/29/2015 12:45:00 AM
Tom Stearns: Air Strike Ground Support Mission Example

Excellent detailed explanation of how to conduct an Air Strike Ground Support Mission in SPI's "Atlantic Wall" game. Video created by Tom Stearns for his YouTube channel.
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 3/29/2015 12:08:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new (3/29/2015) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Support Site for Viva Yo! Wargame Rules

Date: 3/28/2015 11:31:00 PM
Support Site for Viva Yo! Wargame Rules

Whether you are a seasoned wargamer or new to the hobby, you will find something to inspire you in the carefully spelt out and wide ranging Viva Yo! wargame rules. Move a mule, manhandle a field gun, fire on a fixed line, load up an armoured lorry, blow up a bridge, climb walls, build barricades, and make minefields. This Google fan site may be of some interest to enthusiasts of the Viva Yo! wargaming system.
Game: Thunder Alley

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 3/28/2015 4:29:00 PM
Hiew's Boardgame Blog: Review

Outstanding review of "Thunder Alley" penned by Hiew Chok Sien for his eponymous blog.
Game: Wacht am Rhein

Publisher: SPI
Date: 3/28/2015 1:53:00 PM
Wacht am Rhein: 2013 Errata Counters (PDF)

2013 errata counters for "Wacht am Rhein" provided by Decision Games.
Game: ETO

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 3/28/2015 12:38:00 PM
The US Army in Frank Chadwick's ETO

"Modeling the United States Army in Frank Chadwick's ETO" - An inside look from legendary game designer Frank Chadwick about his thoughts while creating the United States Army order of battle for this massive game project from Victory Point Games.
Game: RoutNapoleon

Publisher: Mark Ainsworth
Date: 3/26/2015 9:48:00 PM
Mark Ainsworth: Free Computer Game

Updated version of this free computer game created by Mark Ainsworth. Modified and improved so that the computer remembers what chits have moved rather than the hex moved to, so now you can move a single chit or stacks as you wish.
Game: Prussia 20

Series: Napoleonic 20
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 3/26/2015 9:24:00 PM
Prussia 20: Now on Sale!

Prussia 20, newly released by publisher Victory Point Games, features two complete games covering key battles fought in Central Europe during the 1806-1807 War of the Fourth Coalition: Jena 20 2nd Edition, and Eylau 20!
Game: Four Battles of the Ancient World

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 3/24/2015 10:28:00 PM
Publisher Clarifications (PDF)

Official map, counter and rules clarifications, published 10-Aug-1993 by Decision Games.
Game: Blue & Gray Quad I

Series: Blue & Gray Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 3/24/2015 10:12:00 PM
Publisher Errata - Sept 1997

Official errata for "Blue & Gray" (Quad I), dated 22-Sep-1997.
Game: Battles of the Ancient World 3

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 3/24/2015 9:55:00 PM
Publisher Errata - March 2001 (PDF)

Official errata dated 31-Mar-2001 for "Battles of the Ancient World, Volume 3".
Game: Moscow Embattled, 1941: The Mini-Game

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Date: 3/24/2015 9:37:00 PM
Lou Coatney: Print & Play Game

Print & Play game designed by Lou Coatney.
Game: Supremacy 2020

Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 3/24/2015 9:37:00 PM
Command Post Games: Supremacy Victory Conditions

Quick article by publisher Command Post Games, explaining that the new victory conditions of the 2020 version make nuclear attacks a much more risky proposition…
Game: Formula Motor Racing

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 3/23/2015 10:11:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco Arnaudo reviews this GMT Games card game. Money well spent, for this second hand copy, according to Marco…
Game: Vietnam '65

Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 3/23/2015 10:06:00 PM
Quarter to Three: Review

Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk pen a review of Slitherine's new "Vietnam '65" (for Windows and Mac) for their Quarter to Three blog.
Game: Advanced Pacific Theatre of Operations

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 3/23/2015 9:35:00 PM
Errata Counters 2001 - Scans (JPG)

Scan of errata counters 2011 (front and back) for "Advanced Pacific Theatre of Operations", courtsey of Decision Games.
Game: Advanced Pacific Theatre of Operations

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 3/23/2015 9:35:00 PM
Official Errata: Rules and Clarifications (PDF)

Official Errata courtesy of Decision Games.
Game: Fire Team

Publisher: West End Games
Date: 3/22/2015 9:28:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Game Report

Brad writes up a very brief annotated game report. It's good to see someone playing these old games, but Fire Team is badly in need of a facelift and component quality upgrade…
Game: Shining Path

Publisher: Microgame Design Group
Date: 3/22/2015 12:13:00 AM
Grogheads: Review

Excellent review written by Vance Strickland for the Grogheads site.
Game: Wacht am Rhein

Publisher: SPI
Date: 3/21/2015 11:56:00 PM
Wacht Am Rhein Errata Counters 2011 (PDF)

2011 Errata counters, scanned front and back. Provided by publisher Decision Games.
Game: Wacht am Rhein

Publisher: SPI
Date: 3/21/2015 11:53:00 PM
Wacht Am Rhein, 2004 Edition, Errata 2011 (PDF)

12 pages of publisher rulebook and setup errata, provided courtesy of Decision Games.