Spotlight Articles

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

1066 Project (leading to the Battle of Hastings).

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William the Conqueror is coming! Norm, of Battlefields and Warriors, is designing using the accretive process, with the goal being a battle of Hastings game later this year. Follow his thoughts on figures, terrain and rules: "Oh Dear! To be both blessed and cursed by choice!"

Reflections on (another) McGill megagame

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This year's rules "...facilitated the sort of creative, emergent gameplay that is at the heart of a successful megagame." Rex Brynen of Paxsims gives an AAR on the War in Binni Megagame, held at McGill University on February 11th . Apparently the event was a great success, and had a strange twist: "Little did the players know that, hidden among the participants were a small group of secret cultists."

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...

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Grognard News

Decision Games Errata

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Grognard Originals

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

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)

Grognard.com: No Safe Harbor Review

Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.

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Pub Dates
Game: The Civil War
Publisher: Victory Games

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 436
Date: 4/22/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Civil War: A Brief Recounting

The Confederates take Washington, DC! Brad blogs about an introductory play of Victory Games' The Civil War to see why folks like the game so well. Another convert made, apparently, as he concludes "...I can easily see a game like this becoming a favorite."
Article ID: 435
Date: 4/4/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Victory Games' "The Civil War" - Starting a Civil War...

Brad Smith sharing his first experience with Eric Lee Smith's classic "The Civil War: 1861-1865" published by Victory Games in the mid-1980's. It's a fantastic game that is still regarded by many as the ultimate Civil War strategic simulation...
Article ID: 434
Date: 8/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Stuka Joe: Video Playthrough

Stuka Joe is right on time with this one. Just last night, I dusted off my copy of "The Civil War" and resolved to get it on the table in the near future. Joe leads us through a replay of turns 1 through 3 in this latest video.
Article ID: 433
Date: 1/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
General Magazine: Strategy

Scan of 'The Solid South' strategy article in The General Vol 26-6
Article ID: 432
Date: 1/12/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy

Brief strategy tip from Mark D.
Article ID: 404
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

Article ID: 405
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Strategy Discussion

Article ID: 406
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Errata (for 2/83 printing)

Article ID: 407
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
List of PBEM Opponents

Article ID: 408
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 409
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants

Article ID: 410
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 411
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants

Article ID: 412
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 413
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 414
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
counter manifest (Excel file)

Article ID: 415
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review and Variant

Article ID: 416
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Far West Option

Article ID: 417
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
BlueGray Leader Counters (PDF)

Article ID: 418
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
RedWhite Leader Counters (PDF)

Article ID: 419
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants (Word file)

Article ID: 420
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants with Counters

Article ID: 421
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants and summary (Excel files)

Article ID: 422
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 423
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 424
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 425
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Comparative Review

Article ID: 426
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 427
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants #1

Article ID: 428
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants #2

Article ID: 429
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
WGA unofficial rules revision

Article ID: 430
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Errata

Article ID: 431
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review