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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.

New Search Features

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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Game: Founding Fathers
Publisher: Rick Heli

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Article ID: 560
Date: 3/2/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Ladies & Orators: A Founding Fathers Expansion

This expansion kit translates an early date for suffrage for women into the possibility of ladies participating in the government. In addition several Statesmen like Daniel Webster now have a new Orator ability. Others like Andrew Jackson have improved Ability when they act as General. And as always there are more opportunities for subterfuge...
Article ID: 559
Date: 5/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Founding Fathers: Upgrade Kit

Spotlight on Games have just released the Founding Fathers Upgrade Kit that brings the game up to date with the one that is currently shipping. It includes 36 updated cards, plus revised rules and player mats.
Article ID: 558
Date: 9/23/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Replay

But wait… there's more. There's actually a series of videos by Enrico Viglino for Founding Fathers, including a complete play-through (albeit solitaire).
Article ID: 557
Date: 9/22/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Review

An hour-long read through of the rules by Enrico Viglino. It's a tough game to review well without having played it a few times, but Enrico does a good job.
Article ID: 556
Date: 8/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

A preliminary look at Rick Heli's recent release, Founding Fathers, by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 555
Date: 7/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Founding Fathers: Release of Boxed Version

Just in time for the 4th of July, the new edition of "Founding Fathers" from designer Rick Heli and graphic artist Luca Cammisa. No longer just cards, but a complete game with box and bits and even a full color rule book.
Article ID: 554
Date: 4/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Spotlight On Games: Print & Play Game

Politics in the early American Republic starting with George Washington in the executive chair and continuing to the possible outbreak of the Civil War. A complete Print n Play board game including game map, cards, rules, charts, etc. This entertaining and educational game, from the mind of Rick Heli, also includes special edition rules for classroom use.