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

FC's ETO at ConsimWorld Expo 2015, part 2

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Frank Chadwick’s ETO: Dispatches from the Front - When ConsimWorld Expo began, the core team for Frank Chadwick's ETO arrived over the course of the day: designer Frank Chadwick, developer Lance McMillan, and publisher Alan Emrich.

Obscure Battles: Zorndorf 1758

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The battle of Zorndorf 1758 will no longer be "obscure" to you once you get done reading Jeff Berry's masterpiece on the subject. The background, history, fantastic graphical aids, and modern photos of the battle area all make for a great article.

Enrico Viglino: Live from ConSimWorld Expo 2015

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Enrico Live! Does it get any better than that? Enrico Viglino takes us on a surreptitious tour of the early morning action at ConSimWorld Expo 2015. Well it starts off surreptitiously anyway. Lots of game footage but mostly faceless, unidentified people, except for Ted Raicer and a brief Harvey Mossman (The Boardgaming Life) sighting at about 54:03...

Design Updates from Mark Herman, published on "Inside GMT"

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Updates on game awards, reprints, independently published titles, videos and "what's next?".

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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

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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.

Grognard Originals

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

Grognard.com: Strategy Tips Video

Video with a few quick strategy tips for new players of "Tarleton's Quarter", a game designed by Mike Joselyn and published by Against the Odds.

Paul Comben: A Very Near Run Thing - Modern Interpretations of the Battle of Waterloo

Great background piece (with "modern interpretations"), by Paul Comben, for those looking for some of the history behind the cardboard pieces in Waterloo 200.

Mark D: First Peek at September's Eagles

Mark D. takes a very brief look at his newly purchased copy of September's Eagles designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and published by High Flying Dice Games. More detailed article to follow...

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.

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Publisher: Taktika & Strategia

Date: 7/1/2015 11:39:00 PM
Taktika & Strategia

The Polish wargaming magazine, Taktika & Strategia, from issue #40 onwards, is being produced in English. Issue #40 is available now and #41 will be published in September 2015. Read more about it here. Issues, complete with games, can be ordered here: http://www.taktykaistrategia.pl/?topic=sklep. A short video review of issue #40 can be seen here: http://bigboardgaming.com/tactics-strategy-40/.
Game: Blood on the Tigris

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 7/1/2015 11:09:00 PM
Bill McGuinness: Player Aid

Extended Turn Record Chart for "Blood on the Tigris". Includes Reinforcements, rule cues,victory points, etc. Generously shared by Bill McGuinness.
Game: Assault

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 7/1/2015 10:48:00 PM
Assault Fan Page: New Maps

New maps for expanded fields of conflict. Scandinavia 1 Map is now available. More areas to come, including fjords, Baltic Coast and Urban Maps. Shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Waterloo 200

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 7/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Illustrated Replay

Nicely illustrated replay of a game of Waterloo 200, published by VentoNuovo Games. Great stuff. Been playing this game quite a bit lately, so I found this replay very instructive and interesting...
Game: Battle for Stalingrad

Publisher: SPI
Date: 6/30/2015 9:48:00 PM
Battle for Stalingrad: Glam Shots and Donuts

You don't often see "Glam Shots", "Battle for Stalingrad" and "Donuts" in the same article, but then you must not often read Kevin Sharp's Big Board Gaming blog…
Game: Lost Victory: Manstein at Kharkov, Winter 1943

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/28/2015 7:30:00 PM
Pete Maidhof: Playing the Game (Pictorial)

Pete Maidhof and I were considering which game to play next and Pete is partial to some of the WWII Eastern Front games. So I asked him to pick one or two of his favorites and tell me a bit about them. He did me one better by taking some snapshots and adding commentary to a solo game of Lost Victory that he already had in progress....
Game: Homeland: The Game

Publisher: Gale Force Nine
Date: 6/27/2015 8:48:00 PM
Quarter to Three: Review

Quarter to Three blog editor Tom Chick pens a good review titled "Which of your friends is Homeland’s tabletop terrorist?".
Game: Quartermaster General

Publisher: Griggling Games
Date: 6/27/2015 8:30:00 PM
Grogheads: Review

Euro wargame? Card-driven Diplomacy? The first fun game of logistics? Michael Eckenfels reveals all…
Game: Gettysburg: Bloody July, 1863

Publisher: Paul Koenig Games
Date: 6/27/2015 12:01:00 PM
Gilbert Collins: Playthrough

A detailed treatment by Gilbert Collins (not just a superficial review) of the latest effort by Paul Koenig Games. Provides a great sense of how the game plays, the good points and the bad. Gilbert also renders an interesting opinion on Gettysburg "simulations" vs "games"...
Game: Secret Weapons of the Third Reich

Publisher: The Game Crafters
Date: 6/26/2015 10:30:00 PM
Luca Cammisa: New Game Available on The Game Crafter

After several months of intense play-testing, the first edition of Secret Weapons of the Third Reich is now finally ready! Secret Weapons of the Third Reich is a semi-cooperative and semi-competitive worker placement game simulating arms development in Nazi Germany during World War II, designed for all fans of science fiction and alternate history. Players will discover and recreate what has been hidden behind the weird allegations and incredible tales of Nazi technology: from the secret submarine bases in Greenland to the mysterious Base 211 in Neuschwabenland, Antarctica. From the famous V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets to the unlikely flying saucers derived from the work of Nikola Tesla, and so on to the German Nuclear Plan or even the unbelievable orbital solar gun conceived by Hermann Oberth! All game details, pictures and videos can be found here!
Game: Battles of the Bulge: Celles

Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 6/24/2015 9:43:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Video Replay (Turns 1 - 4)

According to Stuka Joe, "this is a revised video, superseding the original video posted on June 19, 2015. In the original video, I forgot to move most of the 2nd Panzer units in Turn Two, an oversight that I corrected here. As you will see here, the game story changes dramatically ..."
Game: Blue Cross, White Ensign: The Imperial Russian Navy During the Age of Sail

Series: Flying Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/24/2015 9:31:00 PM
Games from the Front: Learn & Play

Ty Snouffer is a "set up, play and learn" kind of guy. Here he does just that, and provides some pictorial evidence.
Game: The Battle of Five Armies

Publisher: Ares Games
Date: 6/24/2015 9:27:00 PM
Drive Thru Review: Video Review

Joel Eddy produces a great review (as usual), this time for "The Battle of Five Armies". Enjoy.
Game: Fading Glory

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/24/2015 9:15:00 PM
Battlefields and Warriors: Waterloo 200th Anniversary Re-Fight!

From the "better late than never" department (my lateness, not his), Norm, from the Battlefields & Warriors blog, has completed his Waterloo 200th anniversary "refight" using "Fading Glory" by GMT Games. Check out the action...
Game: Tarleton's Quarter!: The Revolutionary War in the South

Publisher: Against the Odds
Date: 6/23/2015 9:43:00 PM
Grognard.com: Strategy Tips Video

Video with a few quick strategy tips for new players of "Tarleton's Quarter", a game designed by Mike Joselyn and published by Against the Odds.
Game: 3D Retro Privateer

Publisher: Mark Ainsworth
Date: 6/19/2015 11:00:00 PM
Mark Ainsworth: Free Computer Game!

Another free computer game coded by Mark Ainsworth. It's a cross between a wargame/RPG/survival/space-trader/shooter. Really, really retro! It's completely turn-based with a nice 3D turn-based combat option. For Windows XP - Windows 8.
Game: Dawn of the Zeds (3rd Edition)

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 6/18/2015 11:00:00 PM
Victory Point Games launches Kickstarter for Dawn of the Zeds: Third Edition

"Dawn of the Zeds" is our most popular States of Siege™ series game by designer Hermann Luttmann that puts you in the role of heroes saving the city of Farmingdale from marauding zombie hordes ("Zeds"). One to four players choose from the game’s 13 unique heroes and must survive the undead mobs rushing the city. The players use their hero's special abilities to help (re)kill Zeds, heal and train civilians, and bolster your defenses as your story unfolds over the course of the game. Improving upon the second edition, the game has been streamlined for greater player accessibility, and includes updated components and art, co-operative and solo modes, and new characters to defend the town. Get all the details on the Kickstarter page!
Game: Waterloo 200

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 6/18/2015 10:53:00 PM
The Boardgaming Life: Review

Paul Comben pens a very thorough and detailed review of Waterloo 200 published by VentoNuovo Games.
Game: Waterloo 200

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 6/17/2015 11:01:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Waterloo 200 - On the Table

Kevin Sharp, writing for his outstanding Big Board Gaming blog, puts Waterloo 200 by VentoNuovo Games on the table and takes us on a visual tour...
Game: Waterloo 200

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Date: 6/17/2015 11:01:00 PM
Paul Comben: A Very Near Run Thing - Modern Interpretations of the Battle of Waterloo

Great background piece (with "modern interpretations"), by Paul Comben, for those looking for some of the history behind the cardboard pieces in Waterloo 200.
Game: Masuria

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 6/15/2015 11:13:00 PM
The Boardgaming Life: Play-through

Russ Lockwood writes up an interesting play-through (or three) for The Boardgaming Life. Article titled "Masuria: Tannenberg's Little Brother".
Game: Fading Glory

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/15/2015 10:34:00 PM
Battlefields and Warriors: Waterloo 200th Anniversary Re-Fight!

Norm, from the Battlefields & Warriors blog, has decided to do a Waterloo 200th anniversary "refight" using "Fading Glory" by GMT Games. Starting with the pre-game introduction today, Norm will continue to post daily updates right up until the finale on the 18th! Sounds like fun...
Game: The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles of Arnhem and Nijmegen

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 6/14/2015 9:55:00 PM
Games from the Front: Partial Playthrough

Ty Snouffer, writing for his "Games from the Front" blog, turns his attention to "Devil's Cauldron" and shares his Vassal-based play of the Empire Strikes Back intermediate scenario.
Game: September's Eagles: The Thompson Trophy Air Races 1929-1939

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 6/13/2015 10:59:00 PM
Mark D: First Peek at September's Eagles

Mark D. takes a very brief look at his newly purchased copy of September's Eagles designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and published by High Flying Dice Games. More detailed article to follow...
Game: Assault

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 6/12/2015 11:42:00 PM
French Regiments du Genie (Engineers)

The new TO&E for the French Regiments du Genie (Engineers) is now available along with revised Engineering rules and tables. Graciously provide by Chris Selman.