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.

Invicta: How Did Wargaming Shape the War in the Pacific?

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Rex Brynen, in the PAXsims blog, picks up on some interesting videos concerning the impact of wargaming on "…battles like Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Island Hopping campaign…". They include some first-class material, featuring folks like U.S. Naval War College Museum Curator Rob Doane and wargame designer Pete Pellegrino!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/4/2019


Interview with Mark Herman (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald checks in with legendary game designer, Mark Herman, for a discussion of Mark's latest efforts "Gettysburg", "Waterloo 1815", "Fall of Saigon" and "Versailles 1919", among other topics.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019


Interview with Gene Billingsley (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald interviews publisher/designer Gene Billingsley, of GMT Fame, for a discussion that includes information about "Mr President", the new GMT Facebook group, and the hobby space overall...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019


Interview with Designer Volko Ruhnke (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald interviews game designer Volko Ruhnke at the San Diehgo Historical Games Convention. They talk about his latest designs "The Hunt for Blackbeard" and "Nevsky". He also gives some insight into the future of gaming and the fusion of euros and wargames.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

If you are sponsoring a board gaming convention of some type, or know of one that is not listed on Grognard.com, then please contact us and let us know!

Gaming Clubs/Organziations

New Gaming Clubs/Organizations listing. You can search for existing gaming clubs worldwide.

If you belong to a gaming club, or know of one, please drop us a line and let us know so we can get it listed on Grognard.com!

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.

Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/6/2019 4:53:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT Games – Action Point 4

"For those of you that hate dice, or rather that the dice hate you, you will be pleased to find out that no dice are used in the conflict resolution." Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, continues an in-depth look at GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. See why Grant likes the resolution system, and why he offers the tip: "…Carthage has some very useful special abilities."
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/5/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games – Event Card Spoilers – #351 Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

The Players Aid continues to present a series of card spoilers for GMT's upcoming extension of Labyrinth in Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?
Game: Root

Publisher: Leading Edge
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/2/2019 5:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
ROOT – Yet Once Again Playing with Expansion

Quite recently we had the chance to come back to "ROOT" and it was such a nice experience that a follow-up game was an obvious choice. However, as our previous game proved, playing with the six players is too cumbersome so we decided at classic four-factions set-up... Please check the photo session report for details from our friends at The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Black Powder

Publisher: Warlord Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 12/2/2019 12:02:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Working on a McPherson Ridge scenario

"Here is Meredith, as seen through a Confederate spy glass, making good speed to the ridge." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, walks us through his thinking in creating an ACW scenario, currently using Warlord Games' Black Powder II miniatures rules. As always, Norm offers some interesting insights, like when he points out that "…there is room for some game nuance here."
Game: SPQR

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/2/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
SPQR Bagradas Plains 255 BC Solo Replay

I love Ancients and though complex, the GMT's Great Battles of History Series is probably the best simulation of the era given our current knowledge. The Boardgames Chronicle give us a solo replay of SPQR's Bagradas Plains scenario It is nearly end of the First Punic War and Carthage is almost defeated. The Romans land in North Africa and the Punic leaders, being desperate, hire a Spartan general, Xanthippus, who managed to actually organize the Carthaginian forces and plan for the best use of their assets.
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2019 5:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Empire of the Sun - Session Report (1943 Scenario)

There are jewels in GMT universe which are not so easy to discover. Definitely, Empire of the Sun is once of them. However, once you devote enough time to familiarize with rules and play your first scenarios, you appreciate how well that game is designed - reflecting naval and amphibious combat. What follows is session report from the exciting 1943 scenario. Enjoy!
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 12/1/2019 3:45:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#945) for 1-Dec-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#944).
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/29/2019 12:19:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games Event Card Spoilers – #319 Tehran-Beirut Land Corridor

"...in a symbolic way would represent the reestablishment of the western portion of the old Silk Road land route." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Player's Aid blog, considers the new Tehran-Beirut Land Corridor card in the latest expansion for GMT Games' Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?. The goal of course being "…secure shipment of oil and other trade goods across this route would further establish Iran as a regional power…".
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/27/2019 6:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East: Meet the Dravidians

"Theirs is an empire of cities, not of swords." Designer Mark McLaughlin showcases the Dravidian civilization in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East. Their advantage lies in "…their great wealth and vast teeming cities which awed the mighty Persian empire – and proved so alluring and enticing to Alexander the Great."
Publisher: James Buckley

Date: 11/26/2019 12:01:00 AM
Cardboard Emperors Gaming Convention 2020 - London

The Cardboard Emperors Game Convention (March 21-22, 2020) is a convention for playing historical and contemporary strategy and war board games. It will be held in the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London. Please visit our web site for more details...
Game: Westphalia

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/25/2019 12:46:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Tom Russell Designer of Westphalia from Hollandspiele

"...an irreducibly complex multi-party conflict centered around the irreducibly complex Holy Roman Empire." Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, interviews Hollandspiele's Tom Russell about his Westphalia, a negotiation game covering the close of the Thirty Years Years War. Tom has some fascinating design insights about a situation that's "…sad and horrifying but also very interesting, and it was that essential tension that really drew me to the subject."
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2019 6:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Replay of Combat Commander Europes's Fat Lipki Scenario

A replay of Scenario #1 Fat Lipki from Combat Commander Europe designed by Chad Jensen for GMT
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad '42 - Thoughts on Soviet attacks on the German Flaanks

A short discussion of the threat the Soviets poise to the German flanks in GMT's Stalingrad '42 designed by Mark Simonitch .
Game: The Chosin Few

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/22/2019 5:31:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
How to Win The Chosin Few Every Time

To game the system, or not to game the system? David Lent, in the Centurion's Review blog, informs us that Victory Point Games' The Chosin Few is very hard to win if you approach it as a wargame. However, the "…game can be won every time if you carefully follow my instructions for this bizarre strategy…".
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 4:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Simonitch & German Strength - Stalingrad '42

Kevin Sharp, writing for his Big Board Gaming blog wonders about "The apparent Uber panzer unit, vs the feeble or ineffective inefficient Soviet force?" Read more about Kevin's thoughts about the design decisions regarding German force strength...
Game: No Retreat: The Russian Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 1:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
No Retreat: The Russian Front - Review

The No Retreat: The Russian Front is actually a new edition of Victory Point Games 2008 wargame. It focuses on the gigantic struggle between the Nazi Germany armies and Communist Russia during WW2. Review produced by the good folks at The Board Games Chronicle...
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 11:06:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Interview with Designer Fred Manzo

The Players' Aid conduct a fairly extensive written interview with "Escape from Hades" board game designer Fred Manzo.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:56:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Post-play review

Video review and post-play thought from Moe Fitzgerald, Nick Rusch and Tom, reporting from the San Diego Historical Games Convention.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of this new release from GMT Games.
Game: Dark Ages: Britannia and France

Publisher: WBS Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Dark Ages: Britannia and France (PDF)

"DAF" (Dark Ages: Britannia & France) is a light board wargame allowing you to command a medieval army in some of the most important battles of the Middle Age. Publisher information.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/21/2019 9:11:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.15.1 (Free Software)

Release 9.15.1 contains mainly operational (rather than functional) updates to Berthier Campaign Manager. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Game: The War of Jenkins’ Ear 1739-1748

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 11/18/2019 5:56:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The War of Jenkin’s Ear Review

"It was easier to start wars in those days." Len Krol reviews Decision Games' The War of Jenkins’ Ear 1739-1748 in the Centurion's Review blog. Len enjoys this Britain versus Spain imperial clash, and offers the tip: "It is a game where you have to plan ahead, gather your few resources, and hope it’s not lost to a storm or an outbreak of malaria."
Game: Six Empires

Publisher: The Gamesmiths
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/17/2019 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Six Empires an upcoming game on European conflict in the 18th Century

I ran across this upcoming game at Fall In! this weekend. Six Empires is a multiplayer game on the wars in Europe in the early 18th century. A bit like Axis & Allies but with much more depth and variability of play through the use of Event cards, Designer Adam Smith seems to have a winner on his hands for his new publishing company, The Gamesmiths
Game: Men of War

Series: Men of War Series
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/17/2019 12:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Series Alternatives and Similar Games

The AlikeFinder blog is dedicated to helping you find alternatives to things you already like (or hate). Here they provide a list of games similar to the Men of War Real Time Strategy game Series from 1C Entertainment.
Game: Korea: The Forgotten War

Series: Operational Combat Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Replay of the Chinese Intervention in Multiman Publishing's OCS Korea

The Big Board brings a nice pictorial replay at the moment of the Chinese intervention in MultiMan Publishing's OCS Korea
Game: Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/15/2019 5:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
OST Stalingrad

"It talks to you like a Squad Leader style game." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out the Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion from Flying Pig Games. See why Norm feels he can conclude that, "Bottom line, a very enjoyable tactical series that has some richness and nuance…"!
Game: Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/13/2019 4:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Only the spirit of attack borne in a brave heart will bring a success to any fighter aircraft…” ― Adolf Galland– Interceptor Ace Game Review

"The AI engine hides in the game and works wonderfully." Rick Martin reviews Compass Games' Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44, a solitaire game that has Rick mostly raving. Beyond being "…easy to learn, fun to play and very addictive…", Rick loves the near role-playing feel of the game, which even includes rules for "…assassinating Hitler during an awards ceremony."
Game: 1918: Brother Against Brother

Publisher: Linden Lake Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/11/2019 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for 1918: Brother Against Brother

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for 1918: Brother Against Brother from Linden Lake Games. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:58:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
All Bridges Burning: Preview and Designer Interview

During Essen 2019 I was lucky enough to talk with Vesa Arponen about his upcoming game: "All Bridges Burning". I also had the opportunity to try out this new iteration of the COIN series. This game will be released by GMT in 2020. Shared by Fred Serval on his Homo Ludens blog.
Game: Custer's Final Campaign: 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Custer's Final Campaign - Review by David Lent

Review of "Custer's Final Campaign" by David Lent for the Centurion's Review web site.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Turn Play-through

Wayne from the Let's Play site, shares a video overview and play-through of the first game turn of Escape from Hades, a recent release from designer Fred Manzo.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:41:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Unboxing Video

Moe's Game Table shares an unboxing video of Escape from Hades, a new release from designer Fred Manzo and developer Hermann Luttmann.
Game: Donetsk: Battle for the Airport

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:31:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing of "Donetsk: Battle for the Airport"

Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:24:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Illusions of Glory - Getting Familiar with the Game

"Today I would like to share my first experiences with Illusion of Glory - an interesting sequel to widely-known Paths of Glory. Here we have full focus on WWI Eastern Front on corps level, with interesting Card Driven mechanic. The errata prepared by GMT makes this game a really interesting publication. Please enjoy my first session report!"

Very brief post-play summary from The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Blue Water Navy

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video - Moe's Game Table

Another unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Rifles in the Pacific

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video

Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/8/2019 5:10:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Paul Rohrbaugh Designer of Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann, March 28, 1971 from High Flying Dice Games

"...the VC were sending a message that the war was not over by a long shot...". Grant Kleinhenz, writing in The Player's Aid blog, interviews designer Paul Rohrbaugh about his new High Flying Dice Games' Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann. Paul offers some interesting insights into how he modeled the engagement, and then there is the inevitable Vietnam War pop-culture link: "The title of the game is a 'play on words' of the hit song by the Hollies, Long, Cool Woman."
Game: 1759 Siege of Quebec

Series: Great Sieges
Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
1759 Siege of Quebec Review and comparison with Quebec 1759

Gilbert Collins provides a short video comparison with Gamma Two's Quebec 1759 and Worthington's 1759: Siege of Quebec followed by a review of the Worthington game.
Game: Clash of Chariots : The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 B.C

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/6/2019 9:51:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ramesses II vs King Muwatalli in High Flying Dice Games’ Clash of Chariots Game Review

"...yes, both Ramesses and Muwatalli can end up on the casualties list." Rick Martin reviews High Flying Dice Games' Clash of Chariots : The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 B.C., giving it a 95% rating. Rick enjoys the game, and recommends that the Hittite player "…attempt to rally his or her units for battle as quickly as possible...".
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/5/2019 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Video Review of Peloponnesian War

Many lessons applicable to today can be drawn from the Peloponnesian War,an epic conflict that forever changed the Greek world. In fact it is still taught in all our military academies. Bonding with Board Games gives us a nice video review of a reworking of Mark Herman's classic Victory Games title now published by GMT
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/5/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Storms of Steel - Kursk 1943 3rd Edition

Academy Games skipped right from the 1st edition to the 3rd edition of Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition and Bonding with Board Games does a nice video which is part review and part "How To" highlighting the changes in the latest version.
Game: Helsinki 1918

Publisher: U&P Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/4/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A well done Video Review on the Obscure Subject of the German Intervention in the Finnish CIvil War

A few months after Finland made its Declaration of Independence from Russian rule in December of 1917, a civil war broke out between Finnish Reds and Whites. The paramilitary Red Guards formed by the worker class took control of Helsinki on the 27th of January 1918. The Senate fled from Helsinki and declared the White guards as their official troops. U & P Games produced this very interesting video review of Helsinki 1918 , a wargame on this battle This review is on the "longer side" as it's design is very rich and consists of a regular tactical game and a counter-insurgency sub-game.
Game: City of the Big Shoulders

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/3/2019 11:29:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Playthrough Video by Meeple Overboard

Detailed playthrough video produced by Meeple Overboard. Excellent introduction to "City of the Big Shoulders", a Euro-game published by Parallel Board Games...
Game: Civil War: 1862

Series: Rifle & Sabre
Publisher: HexWar Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/3/2019 10:45:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Civil War 1862

Dustin Victory presents a video play through scenario from Civil War: 1862 by Hexwar. The game, one of many from a large number of publishers, is available on several platforms via STEAM and is part of the Rifle & Sabre Series from Hexwar.
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/1/2019 5:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Belisarius Campaign – Part 4 – Satala (530 AD)

"...game-play is quick & brutal with both factions set-up in very confrontational way." Michal, writing in The Boardgames Chronicle, offers some more intense replays in GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Medieval, this time with the Satala scenario. Lots of good images and clearly a lot of fun, even when Michal has to comment "Ok, maybe that was not such a great idea…"!
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/31/2019 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT Games – Action Point 1 The Growth Phase

Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT has quite "The Buzz" currently and Grant at The Player's Aid starts a series of articles on one important aspect of the game, The Growth Phase,
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 10/30/2019 11:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 2 Units and Their Abilities

In part 2 of this series, The Player's Aid reviews the units and ther special abilities in Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy.
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 10/30/2019 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 1 Deckbuilding Apects of the Game

The Player's Aid shows how the Deck Building game mechanic frequently found in Eurogames can be applied to historical simulations; in this case Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy. This gives a "How To" discussion on how to build the most effective decks.
Game: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Tank Duel - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of Tank Duel, produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/30/2019 5:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Any Fool Can Build an Empire – It Takes a Great Ruler to Keep It

How about a game that "…is MORE than just another Civilization BUILDING game – it is a Civilization SURVIVAL game …"? Designer Mark McLaughlin has some entertaining comments on the fun in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. Playability is enhanced by how he's built technology into the game system, or as Mark puts it, "Why spend your precious game time researching pottery when you can defend an empire?"