Spotlight Articles

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

Winter of Wargaming 2017 Wrapup - Podcast

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Three Moves Ahead, Episode #389 - Rob and Bruce wrap up this year's winter of wargaming by looking back at some of the games they played and some of the trends they've seen in the wargame space. From boutique games to the pros and cons of computer wargaming, they cover a wide array of topics on their favorite hobby. Does a narrow scope limit a game's design or does it open up new possibilities? How well can you really simulate a given scenario?

Notes on Games with Sequential Moves

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Paul Owen, writing for his Man Overboard blog, pens a fairly deep analysis of strategic games involving sequential moves (i.e. those in which each player's decision happens in the context of knowing opponents' previous decisions). This is actually the second post in a series exploring games of strategy, begun last month, that is co-authored by designers Aaron Honsowetz and Austin Smokowicz...

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."

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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.

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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 Grognard.com site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of Grognard.com" 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.

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: Proud Monster
Publisher: XTR
Magazine: Command #27

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 607
Date: 4/4/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Proud Monster - Review/Replay by Lou Coatney

Lou Coatney describes a recent play session of "Proud Monster" with gaming buddy Fred. Part review, part analysis, part replay... it's a good read for players curious about the game. After a 9-hour session, Lou has a lot to say...
Article ID: 606
Date: 12/19/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Flavio Carrillo: Soviet Play in Proud Monster (PDF)

Detailed article, written by Flavio Carrillo and published in Command Magazine Issue #35 and titled "A-Elim Article - Soviet Player in Proud Monster", that makes suggestions for competent Soviet play. Originally published in November 1995. Article scan shared by Nicholas Bell.
Article ID: 588
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 589
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
suggested Soviet setup

Article ID: 590
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
analysis

Article ID: 591
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 592
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 593
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variants and turn reminder chart

Article ID: 594
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
random events table

Article ID: 595
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
tournament scenario

Article ID: 596
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 597
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
turn record (Word file)

Article ID: 598
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
order of battle (zipped Excel file)

Article ID: 599
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
rules (25/4Mb PDF files)

Article ID: 600
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
charts (25/4Mb PDF files)

Article ID: 601
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 602
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 603
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review (of Compass ed.)

Article ID: 604
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Compass ed.

Article ID: 605
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review