Spotlight Articles

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

Hitler's Last Stand: Why the Battle of the Bulge Still Matters

Michael Peck, writing for the "National Interest", lists lessons from the past that still apply today, and reminds us that the Battle of the Bulge does still matter...

Integrating Tactical Intelligence into Board Wargaming: a Grogheads Analysis

The latest in the Grogheads series of Battle Lab articles, this article attempts to answer the thorny questions: "How does intel work in board wargaming?" and "How could it work?"...

30th Anniversary salute to The GameMaster Series..

Michael Stevenson, writing for Armchair General, takes us down memory lane to revisit the GameMaster series of the 1980s. A must-read for gamers of all ages. (I can't tell you how badly I want a copy of "Broadsides and Boarding Parties" now! I don't care if it was the weak link in the series...)

PaxSims: Wargaming the Syrian Civil War (cont'd)

Part 4 of an ongoing series showcasing the game development process of graduate student Alex Langer, and his ongoing journey to create a workable simulation for the current Syrian Civil War...

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Grognard News

Site viewership is increasing and the overwhelming majority of the responses to the site design changes have been positive. Thanks for being patient as the site is gradually being modernized.

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.

2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards

Grognard.com presents the list of potential nominees for the 2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards, posted here for public comments, corrections, etc.

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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.

InsideGMT: Perfect Openings - First Turn VC Strategy

I've been enjoying the InsideGMT blog, and wanted to contribute something. I now have the honor of authoring the very first Strategy article on the site. Please take a look at my article "Perfect Openings: First Turn VC Strategy"… and maybe contribute one of your own "Perfect" moves... - Mark D.

Player Aid: Expenditures Record Sheet (Excel)

Player aid/worksheet that contains (1) improved MF Allocations for weapons systems, Crisis Areas and R&D. Second worksheet also contains new Bomber usage chart and MIRV'd missiles chart. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Grognard Original: First Look

Mark D. provides first impressions of the game and offers a player aid to help with the stickers.

Grognard Original: Review

Review of Legion Wargames title "Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble", written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 12/17/2014 10:51:00 PM
Berthier Campaign Manager Software v9.3 Update

Berthier Campaign Manager v9.3 is the latest version of a Windows program that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier allows two campaigners, without an umpire, to run simple strategic campaigns leading to tabletop battles. Alternatively umpires can use Berthier to run two sided campaigns. Berthier is a generic campaign engine that is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy wargaming in most periods but was developed with the Horse and Musket period in mind.
Publisher: David H. Lippman

Date: 12/17/2014 10:40:00 PM
World War II Plus 75
Announcement of a new E-Book series called 'World War II Plus 75' by author David H. Lippman. David has resurrected his original 'World War II Plus 55' web site in this new format.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/16/2014 7:23:00 PM
InsideGMT: Perfect Openings - First Turn VC Strategy

I've been enjoying the InsideGMT blog, and wanted to contribute something. I now have the honor of authoring the very first Strategy article on the site. Please take a look at my article "Perfect Openings: First Turn VC Strategy"… and maybe contribute one of your own "Perfect" moves... - Mark D.
Game: I Say, Holmes!

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 12/16/2014 3:15:00 PM
Board Game Quest: Review

Informed and informative review by Tyler Nichols of Victory Point Games' multiplayer card game "I Say, Holmes!".
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 12/16/2014 3:06:00 PM
Armchair General: iOS Game Review

Gerald Swick reviews the iOS version of Rebels and Redcoats and addresses some of the attendant issues when converting existing board games to computer platforms.
Game: Next War: Taiwan

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/15/2014 10:57:00 PM
Next War: Taiwan - Started Shipping today!

Next War: Taiwan starts shipping today! Really looking forward to this one.
Game: Field of Glory

Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 12/15/2014 10:32:00 PM
Sgt. Steiner's Wargaming Blog: Playing Field of Glory Miniatures

Link to excellent site Sgt. Steiner's Wargaming Blog that contains "Historical Wargaming using Miniatures, PC & Board Games as played by Sgt Steiner".
Game: Latin Intervention

Publisher: Warp Spawn Games
Date: 12/14/2014 4:42:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco Arnaudo reviews Latin Intervention, a Print & Play game that he is using as a teaching tool. His review includes a slightly modified version of the game (his modifications to correct rules ambiguities). But you still get a good sense of how the game plays.
Game: Ultimatum

Publisher: Yaquinto
Date: 12/14/2014 4:29:00 PM
Player Aid: Expenditures Record Sheet (Excel)

Player aid/worksheet that contains (1) improved MF Allocations for weapons systems, Crisis Areas and R&D. Second worksheet also contains new Bomber usage chart and MIRV'd missiles chart. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.
Game: Thunderbirds at War: Bombing the Reich

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 12/14/2014 1:57:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Video Review

Kevin Sharp takes us on an informative tour of Thunderbirds at War in this video review.
Game: Global War

Publisher: SPI
Date: 12/14/2014 1:54:00 PM
John Fernandes: Game Variants

Variants for Global War (SPI), orginally submitted by John Fernandes way back when, but edited and corrected by Don Johnson in Dec 2014. Thanks to Don for the effort!
Game: Dux Bellorum

Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Date: 12/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
Here's No Great Matter: Miniatures Rules Review

Review of Osprey's Dux Bellorum miniatures wargaming rules that cover the Dark Ages of Britain from the middle of the 4th century to the end of the 8th century. Prufrockian writes up his impressions from his test run with the rules, and adds a pretty cool stop motion video that takes you the action visually.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 12/14/2014 11:33:00 AM
Battlefields and Warriors: Analysis

Norm, for the Battlefields and Warriors blog, pens an analysis of the armor combat system used by Conflict of Heroes. It's a statistical analysis of the relative capabilities and survivability characteristics of the tanks that fought on the eastern front in World War II, and how well COH models them.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 12/14/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (14-Dec-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Chaco

Publisher: XTR
Date: 12/13/2014 10:02:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Review

Full range of videos (intro, review, and partial replay) by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Combat Leader

Publisher: Minden Games
Date: 12/13/2014 4:12:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco's take on this new compact game from Gary Graber of Minden Games.
Game: Crimean War Quad

Publisher: SPI
Date: 12/13/2014 4:07:00 PM
Map and Counters: Review

Excellent review by the folks at Map and Counters blog. (Special thanks to T. Michael Sommers for helping me get all the SPI vs S&T Crimean War articles straightened out!)
Game: People's Tactics

Publisher: SSI
Date: 12/13/2014 11:29:00 AM
People's Tactics: Archive Link Updated

Link to this oldie, but goodie, has been updated thanks to Charles Curtis-Quick. People's Tactics was created by Victor Reijkersz with graphics by Joshua Ross.
Game: España 20: Volume 1

Series: Napoleonic 20
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 12/12/2014 11:31:00 PM
España 20: Board Game Info

España 20: Volume 1, part of the Napoleonic 20 Series, features two complete games covering key battles fought over control of the Iberian Peninsula. Victory Point Games is now accepting pre-orders.
Game: Comancherìa: The Comanche Empire 1700-1875

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/11/2014 10:29:00 AM
Joel Toppen: P500 Sneak Peek

Not a brand new article, but I like what Joel Toppen is doing with his First Nation Series. Interesting solitaire mechanics. Nice video sneak peek. You can still find it on the GMT P500 List.
Game: Ukraine '44

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 12/9/2014 11:20:00 PM
Here's No Great Matter: Replay

Prufrock, over at the "Here's No Great Matter" blog, shares a few excellent graphics which track the action during game turns 1 and 2 of his game.
Game: Ranger

Publisher: Omega
Date: 12/9/2014 11:13:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades

Brad breaks out the camera after a long video-hiatus and takes us through a scenario of the 1980's classic "Ranger". If you like this game, or want to know more about it, definitely check this one out.
Game: War Stories: Liberty Road

Publisher: Conquistador Games
Date: 12/9/2014 11:05:00 PM
Drive Thru Review: Video Review

Detailed and informative video review by Joel Eddy.
Game: WarTactical

Publisher: Mark Ainsworth
Date: 12/9/2014 10:52:00 PM
WarTactical: Free Computer Game

An updated version of WarTactical from programmer Mark Ainsworth. Many new features including Opportunity/Defensive fire, line of sight, improved editor, lots of new scenarios and more!
Game: HexWarrior

Publisher: Mark Ainsworth
Date: 12/9/2014 10:44:00 PM
HexWarrior: Free Computer Game

From game programmer Mark Ainsworth, a hex and chit 2D retro turn-based war game versatile engine and scenarios. Comes in two versions (1) Solo Solitaire with Enforced Rules and (2) Computer Opponent. Download ZIP file and give it a try!