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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: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?
Publisher: GMT Games

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 26
Date: 3/12/2017
Poster: Ed Sommers
Strategy Advice on Playing as the US in Labyrinth

Grant, writing for The Players Aid blog, shares a comprehensive (and long overdue) article on U.S. strategy in GMT's "Labyrinth: The Global War on Terror"...
Article ID: 25
Date: 1/25/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Labyrinth – Jihadists for the Win!

Blogger Ty Snouffer puzzles over his recent replay of GMT Games' Labyrinth. "It was an excellent game as usual..." but "My games tend to be short." Perhaps he's too good of a Jihadist?
Article ID: 24
Date: 10/13/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Stay Soft or Go Hard - Labyrinth Strategy

"Stay Soft or Go Hard: Deciding US Posture in Labyrinth: Awakening" discusses strategy for the new Labyrinth expansion "Awakening". Authored by Trevor Bender for the InsideGMT blog...
Article ID: 22
Date: 8/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy

"Better the Cards You Know" - This article by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life presents a list of critically important card events that every new Labyrinth player must be aware of.
Article ID: 23
Date: 6/17/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Here's No Great Matter: Review

Interesting site, and Profrock has an interesting opinion on Labyrinth. Worth a read if you have not purchased the game yet and you're trying to decide…
Article ID: 20
Date: 10/31/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Vide Review

Detailed video review by Enrico Viglino.
Article ID: 19
Date: 6/17/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Glenn D: BGG Review

BGG review penned by Glenn D
Article ID: 18
Date: 4/22/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Oystein Eker: BGG Review

BGG review by Oystein Eker
Article ID: 17
Date: 1/16/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Hello Gregor: Video Replay (solitaire)

Detailed solitaire (kind of) replay by Hello Gregor on YouTube.
Article ID: 8
Date: 4/8/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Errata (PDF)

Last updated 4/8/2011.
Article ID: 15
Date: 2/27/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Unofficial Scenario "Arab Street Uprising"

New unofficial scenario from Mark D at The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 14
Date: 2/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Rogers Reviews: BGG Review

Review by "Rogers Reviews" on BGG
Article ID: 21
Date: 1/28/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review of Solitaire Game

"Alone Against the Whirlwind" - Review of the solitaire game by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 13
Date: 1/14/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Joe Bloggs: BGG Review

BGG review by Joe Bloggs
Article ID: 11
Date: 1/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Detailed and fair review by Christopher Beck for Armchair General magazine.
Article ID: 10
Date: 1/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Chris Larkin: Review

Review on BGG by Chris Larkin.
Article ID: 7
Date: 11/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Charles Simon: Review and Comparison

Excellent review of Labyrinth and comparison with Twilight Struggle, by Charles Simon for BGG.
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/21/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Doug Cooley: BGG Review

Detailed review by Doug Cooley for BGG.
Article ID: 9
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
PaxSims: Review

Nice review by Rex Brynen for PaxSims.
Article ID: 4
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jesse Dean: BGG Review

Another early review by Jesse Dean on BGG.
Article ID: 3
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Nathan: BGG Review

Early review by Nathan for BGG.
Article ID: 5
Date: 11/6/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules (PDF)

Rule book posted by Joel Toppen on BGG.