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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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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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Game: Dawn of the Zeds (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Victory Point Games

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 3/13/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Dawn of the Zeds (3rd Edition) - Review

Alexander, writing for the Players' Aid blog, pens a nice review of this Hermann Luttmann design. He gives an overview, a summary of game play, and rates the game for Components, Replayability, Mechanisms and Strategy...
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Dawn of the Zeds, 3rd Edition - Now Available!

Save Farmingdale with your group of heroes as the Zeds swarm through the suburbs and up the freeway passes! Dawn of the Zeds, 3rd Edition is now available from Victory Point Games...
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/22/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Dawn of the Zeds: Stuka Joe's Playthrough (Part 1)

Awesome production (as usual) from Stuka Joe. If you want to learn more about this super popular title (designed by Hermann Luttmann, this is the video for you. This link is to Part 1 of Joe's review/playthrough...
Article ID: 4
Date: 12/2/2015
Poster: Ed Sommers
Dawn of the Zeds: Proof Copy is Here!

The proof copy of "Dawn of the Zeds: Third Edition" has arrived. Here, game developers Alan Emrich and Petra Schlunk detail all the goodies in the box! Entertaining video, for sure. One can almost feel the texture of the box...
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/17/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Board Game Quest: 3rd Edition Review

Quality review of "Dawn of the Zeds", in the pipeline for publisher Victory Point Games. Article author Jeff Patino does an outstanding job with the review and his "Game Experience" section is a really nice feature. As an added bonus, VPG honcho Alan Emrich also responds to some of the review points.
Article ID: 2
Date: 6/18/2015
Poster: Mark D.
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!
Article ID: 1
Date: 5/30/2015
Poster: Mark D.
What's New in the 3rd Edition?

Read about many of the great new features in Dawn of the Zeds third edition, in addition to a fantastic new peek and play video!