Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.
Interview with Marshall Barrington of Command Post Games, designer of Brandywine. He discusses Brandywine and the new "Pub Battles" series.
War Blog is a recent site that contains a series of playable online hex based war game scenarios based on both current day conflicts as well as historic scenarios. The site is still under development and there is a small annual fee for joining. Visit the site and check out the current game choices...
Watch and take part in broadcasts of miniature wargames! On the Imagine Image Multimedia site, you’ll find various links and applications that are used to conduct a miniatures game live, using Pan Tilt Zoom IP cameras, a/v chat software for audio and webcam conversations, and other features. Broadcasting miniatures games has come along way since the early days of the technology. Members who wish to participate in the online game need only have a computer and chat function app to issue audio instructions to the judge running the game! How cool is this?!?!
Needed: "a hostile, independent will." Blogger Rex Brynen comments on a Marine Corps Gazette article by LtCol Gregory A. Thiele. It seems the Marines are seeing the value of wargames for enhancing combat readiness. Thiele emphasizes that "Wargaming is a simple, low-cost method of introducing an opposing will into training. Ideally, wargaming complements a training regime that consists largely of free-play force-on-force exercises." An excellent reminder of the old military axiom that "no plan survives contact with the enemy". And no billion dollar budgets required. Also, as any wargamer might add, don't forget the fun!
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
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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.
In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.
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.
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.
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)
Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.
Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.