Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for Grognard.com, the Gaming Convention calendar will make it a snap to keep up with all the latest gaming conventions in your area. But we need your gaming convention information, so please contribute.



Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

Please check out our new (and growing) database of gaming clubs and organizations world-wide. Please let us know of your gaming club, or any other clubs that you know about so we can make this a truly useful resource.



Spotlight Articles

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

Interview with John Poniske Designer of Flanks of Gettysburg from Compass Games

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John Poniske is a prolific designer and we have enjoyed several of his games including Revolution Road from Compass Games, Plains Indian Wars from GMT Games (as yet unreleased but nearing completion), Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games, Hearts and Minds from Worthington Games and Maori Wars: The New Zealand Land Wars 1845-1872 from Legion Wargames. The Players Aid talk to him about his design philosophy and his upcoming game, Flanks of Gettysburg to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 1/6/2021


Warlord Epic ACW - painting and comparing

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"...this post is going to look at what it might mean to my wargames table...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out a sample of the new Epic Battles: American Civil War miniatures from Warlord Games. Check out why Norm feels he can give the product "…a big thumbs up, another area of choice for the customer and in our relatively small hobby…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/6/2021


A Brief History of Naval Wargames

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Kyle Mizokami gives a brief history behind the US Navy’s use of war games on the US Naval Institute’s News page. These games have played an important role in US Navy strategy and tactics. “After the war, Admiral Nimitz was to remark, “The war with Japan had been reenacted in the game rooms at the Naval War College by so many people and in so many different ways, that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise . . . absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war; we had not visualized these.”…”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 1/4/2021


Marengo 1800

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"...Marengo, the putative victory that cemented Napoleon's hold on power." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another one of his exquisite battle illuminations. This time, an engagement with a role on the path of power: "Bonaparte realized that if he were to retain his dictatorial powers, he had to deliver victory and a satisfactory end to the war."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/1/2021


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Gaming Conventions

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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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2020 4:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
VILLAGE PILLAGE: VIKINGS 878 ATTACK

Russ Lockwood from The Board Gaming Life reports on a game of 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England published by Academy Games. Russ was impressed by the advantages of the Viking leaders. "The Viking leaders offer a distinct advantage in that they can pick up and drop troops off as they move and can perform something akin to an overrun if they can whack all the defending locals in one round of combat."
Game: Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2020 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul – playing as Romans

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look from the Roman point of view in Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul published by GMT Games. They conclude, "I really like the asymmetry of the game – each side should use completely different approach and tactics. The game is beautiful, tense and interesting. I am seriously intrigued and already wondering what next game in series could be."
Game: Cataphract

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
GBoH – Cataphract – Casilinum (554 AD)

"During the later stages of the Gothic War, the Ostrogoth king Teia called upon the Franks for help against the Byzantines under Narses. Although king Theodebald refused to send aid, he allowed two of his subjects, the Alamanni chieftains Leutharis (Lothar) and Butilinus (Buccelin), to cross into Italy. The two brothers gathered a host of 75,000 Franks and Alamanni, and in early 553 crossed the Alps, confident that they could overwhelm Narses, for whose military talents, eunuch and chamberlain as he was, they professed supreme contempt." So sets the stage for The Boardgames Chronicle's Session report of the Casilinum Scenario from Cataphract published by GMT Games.
Game: Battles of the Ancient World I

Publisher: HexWar Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/28/2020 7:15:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Correction Counters

Correction counters shared by Decision Games.
Game: Next War: Vietnam

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/28/2020 12:44:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
China’s Red River Dance — Playing Next War: Vietnam (Part 3)

"The Allies are getting stronger, but the Chinese have almost pounded Vietnam into submission." Ian Sullivan covers turns 7 through 9 in his replay of GMT Games' Next War: Vietnam. The action takes some interesting twists, with the indication that the "…battle is still up for grabs, but clearly will intensify in the next few turns."
Game: White Death

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/27/2020 2:54:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Comparative Review with Korsun Pocket (PDF)

Comparative review of White Death with Korsun Pocket.
Game: Yeoman

Series: PRESTAGS Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/27/2020 12:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Rules for Original SPI Games

Russ Gifford hosts a web page devoted to SPI Games including this page of game variants. Scroll down to see a variant variable Panic rule for the entire PRESTAGS series of games for this game. The variant appears at the bottom of page two in the target link.
Game: Chinese Farm: Egyptian-Israeli Combat in the '73 War

Series: Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/27/2020 9:25:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Standard Rules for SPI's Modern Battles Series (pdf)

Standard rules for Chinese Farm, Golan, Mukden, and Wurzburg, published by SPI in 1975 for their Modern Battles: Four Contemporary Conflicts series.
Game: The Grand Naval Game of Tactics

Publisher: Metal-Wood Reptitions Co
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/26/2020 10:50:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
The Grand Naval Game of Tactics (Museum Exhibit)

The Grand Naval Game of Tactics is an Australian version of the popular abstract war game Battleship from 1938. We thank Australia’s Museums Victoria Collections for posting this exhibit.
Game: The French and Indian War Game

Publisher: The Historical Game Company
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/25/2020 7:23:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of "The French and Indian War Game"

Reviewed by A.T. Selvaggio for BGG. A strategic game on the French & Indian War in North America. One player commands the French forces and the other player commands the British forces. Showcased and sold via the French Colonial America web site.
Game: We Stand Alone: The Battles of Easy Company

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Heroes of Normandy
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2020 12:46:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Dramatized Replay of Easy Company Fighting North of Bastogne on Christmas Eve

Big Board Gaming presents the novelization of WWII combat action as Easy Company takes on the enemy north of Bastogne on Christmas Eve 1944. Well illustrated as usual. Good fun from the mind of Kev Sharp... Merry Christmas, all.
Game: At Any Cost: Metz 1870

Series: Blind Sword
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2020 12:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Learning to Play: At Any Cost : Metz 1870 (GMT Games) - Diagonal Move

Diagonal Move invites you to learn along with them one of Hermann Luttmann's Franco-Prussian War design, At Any Cost: Metz 1870 published by GMT Games. They are utilizing the Bloody Thursday scenario.
Game: Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2020 12:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Playthrough: Ukraine '43 - Turn 1b

Counter Attack continues its play through of Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South published by GMT Games. This is the German half of turn 2, seeing the Germans preparing to deal with any Soviet breakthroughs.
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2020 12:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Battle of Guadalcanal – US 1943 attack – Memoir’44 breakthrough format

"The Japanese did not expect an invasion of Guadalcanal in 1942. On August 7th, the 1st Marine Division landed unopposed and occupied the partially built airfield. The Japanese defenders, caught by surprise, fled into the jungle. From there, Japanese commanders on Guadalcanal began planning a counterattack to recapture the strategic airfield. It would become known later as Henderson Field." begins the Boardgames Chronicle in their session report utilizing the Brekthrough format in a Pacific war scenario utilizing Memoir ' 44 published by Days of Wonder. "The Memoir’44 Breakthrough format becomes one of my favorite. It allows for interesting maneuvers, gives space to redeploy units and has great deck of cards. In last two games we used Combat Cards which additionally enhance our experience."
Game: Next War: Vietnam

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2020 5:43:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
China’s Red River Dance — Playing Next War: Vietnam (Part 2)

"A major gap exists right now in the Chinese lines, but the Allies do not quite have the combat power to exploit it." Ian Sullivan continues his replay of GMT Games' Next War: Vietnam, with lots of action! How are things going? "This fight may just be getting started."
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 12/23/2020 9:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Review of Undaunted: Normandy

"Let’s not dance around my favorite feature in this game: the deckbuilding. So much of what you do in this game hinges around both your starting composition, as well as how you use those cards.", states Swords and Chit in their review of Undaunted Normandy published by Osprey Games. "Is it a perfect representation of the Wargame genre? Absolutely not, as there are many nuances left out for the sake of having a game that is quick and accessible. Yet there’s enough tactical crunchiness, layered on top of the strategic approach to constructing and tuning your deck during the game, that makes it stand out in a good way.."
Game: By Stealth and Sea

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2020 9:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
By Stealth & Sea Impressions after first play.

The Big Board takes a look at By Stealth and Sea published by Dan Verssen Games, a solitaire or cooperative game that takes place during the Battle of the Mediterranean in World War II. In By Stealth and Sea, you lead elements of an Italian commando frogmen unit called Decima Flottiglia MAS. Under your command, teams of frogmen will pilot manned torpedoes in attacks against the Royal Navy in the heavily guarded harbors of Gibraltar, Algiers, and Alexandria.
Game: Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps

Publisher: Gale Force Nine
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2020 7:46:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Moe's Game Table reviews "Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps"

Based on the movie franchise, "Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps" is what fans have been waiting for. Review video produced and shared by Moe's Game Table.
Game: The Shores of Tripoli

Publisher: Fort Circle Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2020 7:10:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgames Chronicle - First Impressions

"The Shores of Tripoli" - a very interesting 2-player wargame, with great cards mechanics and pirates theme. In this article The Boardgames Chronicle explore a very well designed solitaire mode.
Game: War in Europe (2nd Edition)

Series: War in Europe Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/21/2020 7:29:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
War in Europe Replacement counters

Replacement counters for War in Europe 2nd Ed, provided by Decision Games.
Game: Battles of the Ancient World Series

Series: Battles of the Ancient World Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/21/2020 7:13:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Correction Counters

Correction counters shared by Decision Games.
Game: Sun Never Sets: Three Campaigns of the British Empire

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/21/2020 6:48:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Errata counters for Sun Never Sets (JPG)

Errata counters provided by Decision Games.
Game: Next War: Vietnam

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/21/2020 12:06:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
China’s Red River Dance — Playing Next War: Vietnam (Part 1)

"The PLA then surged across the border in three separate columns, each pointing in the general direction of Hanoi." Ian Sullivan begins an intense play of GMT Games' Next War: Vietnam. How go the first results for the Chinese? "…their quick success has been stunning."
Game: Napoleon's Last Battles Quad

Series: Napoleon's Last Battles Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2020 8:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Napoleon's Last Battles - Replacement Counters (JPG)

Scan of replacement counters for Napoleon's Last Battles, shared by Decision Games.
Game: Timelag

Publisher: Nova Game Designs
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2020 7:54:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Timelag - Video review

David Lent and Len Krol, of Centurion's Review fame, produced and shared this video about an esoteric 1980's game: "Timelag".
Game: Korsun Pocket: Little Stalingrad on the Dnepr

Publisher: People's War Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2020 2:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Comparative Review with White Death (merged into PDF)

Comparative review of Korsun Pocket and White Death. All pages of prior review merged into a single PDF article for easier viewing.
Game: Viking: Tactical Warfare in the Dark Ages, 700-1300

Series: PRESTAGS Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2020 12:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Rules for Original SPI Games

Russ Gifford hosts a web page devoted to SPI Games including this page of game variants. Scroll down to see a variant variable Panic rule for the entire PRESTAGS series of games for this game. The variant appears at the bottom of page two in the target link.
Game: Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/19/2020 12:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Playthrough: Ukraine '43 - Turn 1a

Counter attack replays Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South published by GMT Games, part of an excellent series of World War II game titles from designers Mark Simonitch, Tony Curtis. This video covers game turn one.
Game: Battlefleet Mars: Space Combat in the 21st Century

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/19/2020 12:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
BattleFleet Mars (SPI) Review & How to Play

Tabletop Sci-Fi reviews an old SPI favorite which I believe is scheduled for a remake, BattleFleet Mars was known for its tactical mode combat which realistically modeled 3D vector movement in outer space as part of an overall strategic game about a rebellion in the Ares Corporation that controls the mining rights to Mars. A classic, long out-of-print, it's worth a look.
Game: The Battle for Ramadi

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/18/2020 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
The Battle for Ramadi: Playthrough - Diagonal Move

Tiny Battle Publishing publishers smaller games but always on interesting topics. Their solitaire game, The Battle for Ramadi, Is the subject of the latest play through video by Diagonal Move.
Game: Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/18/2020 4:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Warfighter Shadow War: Somali Pirates Expansion

Seek Out and Play takes a look at Expansion 36, Somali Pirates for Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game by Dan Verssen Games. The expansion is based on the October, 2007 hijacking of the Japanese Chemical tanker, MV Golden Nori, providing a hypothetical resolution to the crisis where American special forces storm the ship. In the actual event the pirates surrendered the ship in December 2007.
Game: A Splendid Little War

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/17/2020 3:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with Andy Nunez Designer of A Splendid Little War: The Spanish-American War – Santiago Campaign July 1-14, 1898 2nd Edition from Legion Wargames

The Players Aid interviews Andy Nunez designer of A Splendid Little War: The Spanish-American War published by Legion Wargames who discusses the game, the challenges of designing a game and his hatred of rules writing.
Game: Europe Divided

Publisher: Phalanx Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/17/2020 2:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Europe Divided from Phalanx Review

Moe's Game Table brings us this video review of Europe Divided from Phalanx Games. Moe states" It is an area influence, area control game with simple conflict resolution between armies with an element of that building that results in a very fun game"
Game: White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/17/2020 2:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant – fan-made scenarios, Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle continues its admiration of White Eagle Defiant published by Hollandspiele. "The chit-pull mechanics, straightforward battle resolution, beautiful and thematic game components caused this to be one of my most often played titles of the last two months." So to prolong the fun, they have come up with some hypothetical scenarios for your enjoyment.
Game: Victoria Cross II

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2020 2:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
VICTORIA CROSS II: DELUXE EDITION REVIEW

"If 1,200 men couldn’t hold a defensive position this morning, what chance have we with a hundred?” Thus spoke Michael Caine in one of the most enduring war films ever made, 1964’s Zulu. The Wargamer provides a nice review and shows you how you can re-create this famous battle utilizing the latest edition of Victoria Cross II by Worthington Publishing.
Game: Napoleon 1807

Publisher: Shakos
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2020 12:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Napoleon 1807 La Campagne de Pologne by Shakos Games

"This list [of components] is very much akin to someone saying they bought you a diamond and they hand you the Star of Africa. Opening the box, you are presented with something new in the wargaming world. This is a wargame that is the offspring of a Euro game and a normal wargame" states.A Wargamers Needful Things In their review of Napoleon 1807 published Shakos Games Combining quality components with a system that feels like campaigning in the Napoleonic era,".It is a game that is on another level of beauty of its components. From the moment you see the box to when you start opening it up you will be amazed. The whole ensemble is a sight to behold. Do not think that Shakos Games have shirked on the game play. This is not the case of something beautiful but shallow. The way fatigue is handled really makes the game seem historically accurate. If you march and fight willy-nilly about the board like some games allow, you will pay for it."
Game: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2020 5:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
In Search of The Finnish Compromise. “All Bridges Burning: Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-18” Board Game Review

"You will need your faction to peak at the right time." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918, a COIN game covering the little-known Finnish Civil War. Ray finds it a solid entry in the COIN series, with several unique twists, including the fact that "Each faction wants to win, but that is always balanced against the risk of falling into either the German, or the emerging Soviet sphere of influence."
Game: Flying Colors

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/14/2020 6:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Flying Colors - Minorca Scenario Part 1

Gilbert Collins runs through the Battle for Minorca scenario in Flying Colors, GMT Games' design on fighting during the Age of Sail. Part one of this video takes you to the beginning of 4th game turn and the battle outcome is still in doubt.
Game: Stilicho: Last of the Romans

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/14/2020 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Insights and Impressions for Stilicho: Last of the Romans

Swords and Chits gives us their insights and impressions of Stilicho: Last of the Romans published by Hollandspiele. "There’s not much more I can say about this game other than it exceeded my expectations. Was I anticipating fun? Absolutely, especially with how much I’ve enjoyed revisiting the Wars of Marcus Aurelius in recent weeks prior to this play. But it somehow feels like the same game while being vastly different, which is a great thing. Because if they were too similar, I’d be forced to choose just one to keep, one to play, and one to recommend. And now, well, I feel like I can already do that with both."
Game: Battle for Gettysburg: The First Day

Publisher: Chris Harding Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/14/2020 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Gettysburg, the first day.

"The Union position is imperilled." Prufrock brings us a fun AAR of Chris Harding Simulations' Battle for Gettysburg: The First Day. Plenty of action and pictures! "The game was a lively affair. The chit pull activation was by turns cruel and kind to both sides."
Game: Spartan: Tactical Warfare in the Hellenistic Age, 500-100BC

Series: PRESTAGS Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/13/2020 12:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Rules for Original SPI Games

Russ Gifford hosts a web page devoted to SPI Games including this page of game variants. Scroll down to see a variant variable Panic rule for the entire PRESTAGS series of games for this game. The variant appears at the bottom of page two in the target link.
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 12/13/2020 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Player Campaigns

Seek Out and Play has done a number of videos on Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game and other games in the Warfighter series published by Dan Verssen Games. In this video, they put it all together by explaining how to run campaigns in this system.
Game: Great Battles of Alexander Deluxe Edition

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/12/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Alexander The Great: Macedonian Art of War /2

The Big Board wraps up its replay of the Great Battles of Alexandria Deluxe Edition replay of the Battle of Paraetacene. scenario from the Diadochi module all published by GMT Games. Take a look to see who prevailed in this contest between Antigonus and Eumenes.
Game: Bastogne or Bust Designer's Edition

Publisher: Blue Panther Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/11/2020 10:41:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Chester Hendrix Designer of Bastogne or Bust: Ardennes Offensive, December 1944-1945 Designer’s Edition from Blue Panther Games

"...does the simulation FEEL right historically for the campaign it represents?" Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Chester Hendrix about his Blue Panther Games Bastogne or Bust: Ardennes Offensive, December 1944-1945 Designer’s Edition. Chester offers his design philosophy, and some interesting insights in the design and evolution of the game. Check this one out: "The Allies have to make choices about defending the off board areas or the ground on the map."
Game: Borodino 1812 The Most Terrible Battle

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/9/2020 5:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Borodino 1812 The Most Terrible Battle

"...does it tick the boxes to earn a place on my crowded game shelf?" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a first look at White Dog Games' Borodino 1812 The Most Terrible Battle. Norm gives us a good analysis of the package and the rules, and a fun AAR. See why he concludes that "…there is a depth to this system and the designer has worked to make a four page rule set punch above it’s weight."
Game: Space Empires: 4X

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/9/2020 2:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Space Empires Review by David Lent and Len Krol

The imminent test launch of the first Space X Starship provides an appropriate time for us toview of GMT's Space Empires 4X by Centurion's Review.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/9/2020 2:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Minding the Gap and minding the rules - step by step playthrough (ilustrated)

Tom Engiles gives us a blow-by-blow replay of the Minding the Gap Scenario from Thin Red Line's simulation of modern combat between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in 1985: Under an Iron Sky
Game: A Splendid Little War

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/8/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video by "Kilroy Was Here"

Decent unboxing video of "A Splendid Little War" by Legion Wargames. Video produced by the Kilroy Was Here YouTube channel.
Game: Great Battles of Alexander: Macedonian Art of War

Series: Great Battles of Alexander Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/8/2020 1:14:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Alexander The Great: Macedonian Art of War /1

The Big Board describes a replay of their recent game of Great Battles of Alexander: Macedonian Art of War published by GMT Games. Game play is from the Diadochoi module where Antigonus and Eumenes duke it out at the Battle of Paraetacene.
Game: PQ-17 Arctic Naval Operations1941-43

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/8/2020 1:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
PQ-17 Scenario PQ-13 livestream playthrough 1

Well it's getting cold outside but no colder than the Arctic Circle, where GMT's Game's simulation on Arctic naval operations during World War II is set. The Blue Tweezers gives us a replay of PQ-17 Arctic Naval Operations1941-43.