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War Gaming Must Get Red Right

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"An expert in-house adversary is a powerful tool for the fleet." Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy, sheds light on how the Navy is acting on the renewed U.S. military interest in wargaming, "If war gaming is to realize its potential, we must get Red right."

Yaah! 8 - A Look Inside

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Brad, of "Hexsides and Hand Grenades" fame, had the opportunity to fill in as guest editor of Yaah! magazine. He shares the experience with us in his latest article...

Stuka Joe - The Case for Sequence of Play Cards

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First video in a series that discusses the use of Sequence of Play cards in board wargames. Sequence of play cards can ease the learning curve of complex, multi-phased wargames. In addition, they can contain relevant charts and tables on them, saving the player a trip to the player aid card...

The Tuesday Interview – Bob Smith of Oriental Empires

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"...being up at 3am trying to find 3 bytes of memory..." Grogheads interviews computer historical gaming legend Bob Smith, who has some fascinating insights on his games.

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Decision Games Errata

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The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

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.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

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)

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Pub Dates
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Series: Assault Series

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 979
Date: 1/12/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Bundeswehr I Korps

The Bundeswehr I Korps is moving up as NORTHAG heats up!! Yet another comprehensive "Assault" counter set shared by Chris Selman. Fans of the game should take some time to visit Chris's site and thank him for his contributions...
Article ID: 978
Date: 1/12/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Czechoslovakian Peoples Army

The Czechoslovakian border heats up in the world of Assault as the Czechoslovakian Peoples Army takes the field. Shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 977
Date: 1/12/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Czechoslovakian Peoples Army

The Czechoslovakian border heats up in the world of Assault as the Czechoslovakian Peoples Army takes the field. Shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 976
Date: 12/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: French d'Rapide

The Force d'Rapide rushes to the Front while the 108e Brigade de Zone and the 110e Brigade de Zone move to secure the French Border. Shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 975
Date: 12/4/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: French 1st Army Complete

The final piece of the French 1st Army is available. The French I Corps is now up! Shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 974
Date: 11/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: French II Corps counters

New to Assault! The never before published French II Corps. Created and shared by Chris Selman, Assault's biggest fan...
Article ID: 973
Date: 11/11/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Upgraded French Army variant counters

The upgraded French Army retakes the field and moves forward into the FRG!! New units in the Advanced section of Chris Selman's Assault fan site...
Article ID: 972
Date: 9/24/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: UK 1st Infantry Brigade variant counters

Alfred the Great lives on as the 1st Bn, The Wessex Regiment along with the rest of the 1st Infantry Brigade UK Mobile Force readies to deploy to Denmark. Please check out Chris Selman's Assault site "Assembly Area" for more UK Updates...
Article ID: 971
Date: 9/24/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: Soviet 8 Guards Combined Arms Army

More Soviet units pour across the border as the 8 Guards Combined Arms Army strikes hard in Advanced Assault. Variant counters by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 970
Date: 9/12/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: 2nd Infantry Division

The reinforcements are arriving from England. The 2nd Infantry Division and support units head to the BAOR! Variant units now available on Chris Selman's phenomenal tribute to GDW's "Assault"...
Article ID: 969
Date: 9/2/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: British 3rd Armour Division on the North German Plain

British 3rd Armour Division on the North German Plain. For Assault fans, the upgraded British 3rd Armour Division is now rushing east to support the 1st and 4th Armour. Variant counters by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 968
Date: 9/2/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: British 4th Armour Division on the North German Plain

British 4th Armour Division on the North German Plain. New counters from Chris Selman and his "Assault Page" blog.
Article ID: 967
Date: 8/27/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: BAOR on the North German Plain

The BAOR is fighting on the North German Plain. The 1st Armour Division is counterattacking with Challengers and Challenger 2s. Now available on Chris Selman's "My Assault Page" blog...
Article ID: 966
Date: 7/17/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: WWIII - 3rd Shock Army Combined Arms

The Soviets respond to the FRG mobilization and the 3rd (Shock) Combined Arms Army drives west... Thanks to Chris Selman for contributing...
Article ID: 965
Date: 7/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: New WWII Scenario

New scenario for WW2 Assault, "Ambush at Unna: 9 April 1945"...
Article ID: 964
Date: 7/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: II German Korps

The Bundeswehr has rolled out the II Korps ahead of schedule. Panzers in the Mountains with the 1 Gebirgsdivision. The LARS multiple rocket system is now in the inventory. Available on Chris Selman's "My Assault Page" blog...
Article ID: 963
Date: 7/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: III German Korps

The Bundeswehr Battles Back!!! The III German Korps is in the field and driving east. New German units, organic UAVs, updated German Fire Data Charts and more! Yet another variant by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 962
Date: 6/28/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: OST-Schnitzel, Bratwurst and Bier!!

The revamped East German Army has mobilized 4 new reserve divisions and upgraded the active army! New units and weapons for Advanced Assault!! Just when you think Chris Selman can't possibly create any more stuff for Assault... he does it again...
Article ID: 961
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Soviet 2nd Guards Tank Army Counters

The Soviet 2nd Guards Tank Army is in the field with new equipment. The BMP-3s and T-90 series tanks are rolling into the FRG. The Rapiras are now armed with the ATGM rounds. Thanks again to Chris Selman for sharing his passion for this game...
Article ID: 960
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: US VII Corps Counters

The new look US VII Corps is holding the line! 3rd Brigade (Forward) 1st Infantry Division is moving up to relieve the hard-pressed 2nd ACR!! The Advanced Assault expands! http://www.myassaultpage.com/aa-us-vii-corps2.html.
Article ID: 959
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant Canadian Army Counters

The Advance continues! The new look Canadian Army joins the fray! Updated Rules, Fire Charts and Units are now available. Thanks to Chris Selman for sharing.
Article ID: 958
Date: 6/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Site Update!

Introducing Advanced Assault! Upgraded graphics, updated Fire Data Charts and overall new look to the site. The US V Corps and the Soviet 1 Guards Tank Army with Western Group of Forces Germany assets are ready to scrap. Site created and maintained by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 957
Date: 2/1/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Assault Moves East - WW2

The Assault moves east as the 11th Panzer Divison and the 15th Mechanized Corps clash near Brody, June 23-24, 1941. Scenario maps, instructions, units and charts; all provided by Chris Selman for his Assault fan site...
Article ID: 956
Date: 1/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: The Battle of Arras - World War II Assault

Turning back the clock to the early days of Blitzkrieg, Chris Selman shares counters for the Battle of Arras (for WW2 Assault). Frankforce versus Rommel's 7th Panzer.
Article ID: 955
Date: 12/27/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: US 5th Armor Division - World War II Assault

The 5th Armor Division goes into the reserve for the 1st Army! Counters created and shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 954
Date: 12/27/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: US 4th Armor Division - World War II Assault

Patton gets the 4th Armor Division headed north as World War 2 Assault heats up! Counters created and shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 953
Date: 12/27/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: 10th Armor Division - World War II Assault

The 10th Armor Division heads towards Bastogne in World War 2 Assault. Shared by Chris Selman on his extensive Assault fan page.
Article ID: 952
Date: 12/25/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: New Scenario for WWII

Chris Selman has created everything necessary for his new scenario section for World War II, featuring the Losheim Gap battle of 16 December 1944. Contains counters, data sheets and charts, and a 52 page rule book for WWII Assault Rules... tons of stuff!
Article ID: 951
Date: 12/18/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: XVIII Airborne Corps Counters

Eisenhower has the XVIII Airborne Corps in strategic reserve at Mourmelon-le-Grand ready to deploy to stop the ever increasing flow of Panzers into the Bulge. Variant counters created and shared by Chris Selman on his Assault fan site...
Article ID: 950
Date: 12/18/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: Army Group B Counters and Fire Data Charts

The Army Group B High Command makes an appearance and sends in Railway Artillery to support the attack on the allies. Counters and Fire Data Charts created and shared by Chris Selman on his Assault fan site…
Article ID: 949
Date: 12/18/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: Variant V Panzer Armee Counters

The 5th Panzer Armee joins the fray and drives on Bastogne. Counters created and shared by Chris Selman on his Assault fan site…
Article ID: 948
Date: 12/18/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page: Variant U.S. VII and VIII Corps Counters

The U.S. VII Corps and VIII Corps are now active and defending in the Ardennes. Counters created and shared by Chris Selman his Assault fan site…
Article ID: 947
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant US First Army Counters

The U.S. V Corps and U.S. 1st Army hit the battlefield in the Battle of the Bulge. More good stuff from Chris Selman's Assault fan site…
Article ID: 946
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant 6th Panzer Armee Counters

The Battle of the Bulge is beginning at myassaultpage.com The first installment is available as the opening salvo of the 6th Panzer Armee hits the U.S. V Corps/1st U.S. Army. Check out Chris Selman's Assault fan site…
Article ID: 945
Date: 10/3/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: The Jugoslav People's Army (JNA) Counters

The Jugoslav People's Army (JNA) is in the field. Units are color-coded by the province in which they were garrisoned in the late 1980s. Created and shared by Chris Selman.
Article ID: 944
Date: 8/15/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault: Fan Site - Prochorovka scenario

First installment is a scenario for Prochorovka. More scenarios, maps, units and nations to come. http://www.myassaultpage.com/ww2.html
Article ID: 943
Date: 7/27/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Upgrades to 2nd Marine Division

Chris Selman expands his "everything Assault" collection with upgrades to the 2nd Marine Division.
Article ID: 942
Date: 7/1/2015
Poster: Mark D.
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.
Article ID: 941
Date: 6/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
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.
Article ID: 940
Date: 6/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Optional Rule 46: Low Light Operations

Optional Rule 46: Low Light Operations is now available with Updated Capability Charts and Low Light Markers. From the workbench of the ultimate Assault enthusiast, Chris Selman.
Article ID: 939
Date: 6/2/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Electronic Warfare comes to Assault

Counters are available in the Neutral Markers section and Rules are posted on the NATO and WARSAW PACT pages. Thanks again to Chris Selman for sharing.
Article ID: 938
Date: 6/1/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant U.S. 82nd Airborne Counters

The U.S. 82nd Airborne Division is now available for Assault along with Rules for Airborne Drops and Low Altitude Parachute Extraction Systems.. Thanks to Chris Selman for sharing.
Article ID: 937
Date: 5/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Austrian Army Counters

The Austrian Army for "Assault" has mobilized! Chris Selman has added new Austrian Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 936
Date: 5/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Finnish Army Counters

Chris Selman has added new Finnish Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 935
Date: 3/1/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Romanian People's Army Variant Counters

The latest update from Chris Selman: the Romanian People's Army variant counters.
Article ID: 934
Date: 2/24/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: United States Marine Corps Variant Counters

Chris Selman shares new U.S. Marine Corps variant counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 933
Date: 2/9/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Bulgarian Army Counters

Chris Selman has now added new Bulgarian Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 932
Date: 2/9/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Canadian Army Counters

Chris Selman has now added new Canadian Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 931
Date: 2/2/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Spanish Army Counters

Chris Selman has now added new Spanish Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 929
Date: 1/25/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Greek Army Counters

Chris Selman has now added new Greek Army counters for the Assault series.
Article ID: 930
Date: 1/25/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Czechoslovakian Peoples Army Unit Counters

The next installment of new counters for Assault is the Czechoslovakian Peoples Army Unit Counters. Provided by Chris Selman on his "Assault" fan page.
Article ID: 928
Date: 1/23/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant Hungarian Counters

Chris Selman has also created variant Hungarian Army counters for the Assault series. Find them on his Assault fan site…
Article ID: 927
Date: 1/22/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Variant Swedish Counters

Chris Selman has created variant Swedish Army counters for the Assault series. Check out his Assault fan site…
Article ID: 926
Date: 3/19/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Assault: Fan Site

Site dedicated to all things 'Assault'. Thanks to Chris for his efforts and for sharing this site with fans of the game.
Article ID: 925
Date: 5/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Sim Guy: Review

Excellent review by Sim Guy for BGG.
Article ID: 924
Date: 7/27/1983
Poster: Mark D.
John Kula: 2nd Edition Rules Changes

Lists the most important rules changes for the 2nd Edition.
Article ID: 923
Date: 7/27/1983
Poster: Mark D.
John Kula: Errata

Rules errata submitted by John Kula.