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

War Gaming Must Get Red Right

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"An expert in-house adversary is a powerful tool for the fleet." Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy, sheds light on how the Navy is acting on the renewed U.S. military interest in wargaming, "If war gaming is to realize its potential, we must get Red right."

Yaah! 8 - A Look Inside

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Brad, of "Hexsides and Hand Grenades" fame, had the opportunity to fill in as guest editor of Yaah! magazine. He shares the experience with us in his latest article...

Stuka Joe - The Case for Sequence of Play Cards

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First video in a series that discusses the use of Sequence of Play cards in board wargames. Sequence of play cards can ease the learning curve of complex, multi-phased wargames. In addition, they can contain relevant charts and tables on them, saving the player a trip to the player aid card...

The Tuesday Interview – Bob Smith of Oriental Empires

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"...being up at 3am trying to find 3 bytes of memory..." Grogheads interviews computer historical gaming legend Bob Smith, who has some fascinating insights on his games.

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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

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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: Italian Campaign series

Series: The Italian Campaign Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 1/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Counters

Counters from Decision Games
Game: Thirty Years War Quad

Series: Thirty Years War Quad
Publisher: SPI
Date: 1/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Thirty Years War Quad - Counters

Counters from Decision Games.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal - The Pacific 1942

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 1/9/2017 10:01:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal - Armchair General Review

"Academy Games has followed up their Poland and Eastern Front Conflict of Heroes World War II tactical games with their first foray in to the Pacific. Guadalcanal covers operations between United States Marines and Japanese Imperial Naval Troops in 1942." Read the rest of Rick Martin's excellent review on Armchair General...
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/9/2017 8:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid - The Campaign

"...it was tense, exciting, and full of decisions with consequences that rippled their way through the entire affair." Brad is bombing again, playing GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raids. Does he take out any dams, given that "I have a bad feeling about this and it's not just that Jinx marker that's causing it."?
Game: The Scheldt Campaign

Publisher: Microgame Design Group
Date: 1/7/2017 11:24:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Replay/AAR by Dav Vandenbroucke

Another legendary AAR written up by Dav Vandenbroucke. Recounts a solitaire play-through of The Scheldt Campaign, designed by Brian Train and published by Microgame Design Group in 2012. Dav even threw in some Excel formulas to help calculate combat results...
Game: Renaissance

Publisher:
Date: 1/7/2017 10:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Renaissance - Network Game

RENAISSANCE is a real-time, menu-driven, text-based, multi-player historical simulation game of strategy set in the year 1493. Visit the web site to get a free login...
Game: Heroes of Limanova

Publisher: Gladiator Games
Date: 1/7/2017 10:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Heroes of Limanova - New from Gladiator Games

Heroes of Limanova is a World War I strategy board game for 2 to 4 players. The gameboard – the battlefield – covers the region surrounding Limanowa, Gorlice and Bártfa, where the clashes, in reality, took place in December 1914 unfold during the game. Read more about this new game from Gladiator Games...
Game: Red Storm

Series: Downtown
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/6/2017 9:53:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Break Right!—SAMs and AAA in Red Storm

Are you ready to command an air campaign against "...the greatest density of SAMs anywhere in the world"? Doug Bush rolls out the challenges designed into his GMT Games' Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987. Be prepared for "...threats at all altitudes..." when facing the time-honored quandry, "go low” or “go high”.
Game: The Grizzled

Publisher: Cool Mini or Not
Date: 1/2/2017 4:12:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
The Grizzled - An Armchair General Review

According to Greg Johnson, writing for the Armchair General site, "The Grizzled" is top notch card game representing the human experience of World War I. Read more...
Math Worksheets Land - Free Downloadable Graph Images!

 
Date: 1/2/2017 3:47:00 PM
Math Worksheets Land - The Largest Selection of Math Worksheets on the Internet!

This site contains printable graphics that have been designed for academic use, but that wargamers may find extremely useful. Limited to "personal use" purposes, you may freely download Cartesian Graph paper patterns in various formats and cell sizes, hex grids, horizontal and vertical number lines, balanced format graphs, geometric graph paper, trigonometric graph paper, polar graphs, logarithmic graph paper, probability graph paper, and isometric graph paper.
Game: Tank on Tank - East Front

Series: Tank on Tank Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 1/2/2017 2:54:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Tank on Tank: East Front - Battlefields & Warriors Review

This article looks at the system and components as presented in the recent second edition re-issue, which split the game into two modules, one covering the West Front late war and the other covering the East Front with a late '43 to '44 order of battle. Shared by Norm Smith from his Battlefields & Warriors blog...
Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 1/2/2017 10:15:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 5 – Foederati

Will you risk "Adventus Saxonum"...? Marc Gouyon-Rety reveals the up and downsides of recruiting barbarians (Foederati) in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Sometimes it can save your bacon, but "...what is often a short-term fix can turn into a long-term nightmare…"
Game: PanzerBlitz

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 1/1/2017 11:37:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader Rules Consolidation

Set of rules consolidating the PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader rules into one rule set, but keeping, as much as possible, the original feel of the games. Incorporates Optional Rules by Byron Henderson, and some new rules by Fred Schwarz. Developed by Byron Henderson and Keith Plymale. Consolidated and shared by Fred Schwarz.
Game: Dennewitz 20

Series: Napoleonic 20
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 1/1/2017 11:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Dennewitz 20 Replay (PDF)

Detailed replay and After Action Report for Dennewitz 20 in the Napoleonics 20 Series by Victory Point Games. Shared by Darryl Petruska.
Game: Juggernauts: Panzerkeil vs. ArtKor, Kursk 1943

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Date: 12/30/2016 10:24:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Juggernauts: A Lou Coatney Print & Play Game

An early New Year's present from designer Lou Coatney. Germans, Russians, Tanks... it's all here in this Print & Play production. Download and print rules, counters, etc.
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/30/2016 9:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Enemy Coast Ahead: Attack on the Ennepe Dam?

"Astonishingly, we have a chance to actually breach the dam." Brad of Hexsides and Hand Grenades checks out a mystery filled beginner's scenario in GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead. Does his bomber crew even get to know their result before "...it's time to get the hell out of Dodge"?
Game: Danube 20

Series: Napleonic 20 Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 12/25/2016 12:28:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Danube 20 - Aspern-Essling Scenario Solitaire Replay and AAR (PDF)

Detailed replay and After Action Report for a solitaire session of the Aspern-Essling scenario from Danube 20 in the Victory Point Games Napoleonics 20 Series. Shared by Darryl Petruska. This is the way that all AARs should be organized. [Corrected file uploaded on 15-Jan-2017]
Game: PanzerLeader

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 12/24/2016 11:37:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader Rules Consolidation

Set of rules consolidating the PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader rules into one rule set, but keeping, as much as possible, the original feel of the games. Incorporates Optional Rules by Byron Henderson, and some new rules by Fred Schwarz. Developed by Byron Henderson and Keith Plymale. Consolidated and shared by Fred Schwarz.
Game: Next War: Taiwan

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/24/2016 3:38:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Lestrade's Quick Look at Next War: Taiwan

Brief but pithy review of GMT's "Next War: Taiwan".
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 12/24/2016 3:34:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Warfighter Takes Us Back to WWII

24 minute video review, produced by Marco Arnaudo, discussing the latest offering from Dan Verssen Games, which takes the Warfighter card system back in time to World War II...
Game: Toulon 1793

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 12/24/2016 3:24:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Toulon 1793 - Gilbert Collins Review

A brief video review that takes a look at Andy Loakes great simulation of the siege of Toulon in 1793. Great stuff, as usual, from reviewer Gilbert Collins.
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/19/2016 5:35:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raids

Is it time to "to release your 'Upkeep'"? Hexsides and Hand Grenades' Brad talks about a game he was apparently destined to love, GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead. The game simulates RAF no. 617 Squadron's May 1943 raids on German dams in the Ruhr, in exquisite detail, to include spelling out the real mission results. Brad considers this "by far one of the coolest things I have seen in a game."
Game: Leningrad '41

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Date: 12/17/2016 5:11:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Leningrad '41 - Kickstarter Campaign in Final Stretch!

VentoNuovo Game's Kickstarter campaign for Leningrad '41 is in its final hours. Lots of stretch goals available. Get your orders in right away and help the campaign finish strong...
Game: Our Sea

Series: A Matrix Game
Publisher: Tom Mouat
Date: 12/17/2016 5:01:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Our Sea - A Free "Matrix" Game

The ever-prolific Tom Mouat has completed the design of another matrix game, this time devoted to strategic jockeying by Russia, NATO, and others in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean. Download the PDF that contains all the rules and components necessary to play the game using Tom's unique "Matrix" system...
Game: Colonial Twilight

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 12/16/2016 8:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Colonial Twilight: Propaganda Rounds and Pivotal Events

Coup d’etat, Suez Crisis! Brian Train looks at event card trade-offs to be juggled in his GMT Games' Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62. Is it time to "Recall de Gaulle"?