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Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

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Spotlight Articles

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

28mm Wars of the Roses Pocket Armies additions

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Norm is "...trying to build the Lancastsrian and Yorkist armies equitably, so that they can give some games while the collection grows...". Check out the Battlefields & Warriors blog to see more of Norm's excellent miniatures work, along with some accompanying historical tidbits. Lots of swords, billhooks, and a tank…!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/17/2021


“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/5/2021


Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021


Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021


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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.



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Gaming Conventions

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

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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

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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.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

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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Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 5/16/2021 12:05:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#1021) for 16-May-2021 and the winners for the last Challenge (#1020).
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Series: Labyrinth
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/16/2021 9:03:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Labyrinth: The Forever War / Playthrough / 2017 Scenario

Legendary Tactics presents this video replay of the 2017 scenario. The players are using VASSAL to play the game on screen. Kudos go to Joel Toppen aka Alexander331bc for his diligence in creating VASSAL Modules for the Labyrinth series of games and expansions. Click here to see the entire list of games in the Labyrinth series on VASSAL.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/15/2021 12:17:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
My Longest DIPLOMACY game in TEN MINUTES (video After Action Report)

105 years of war in 10 minutes? Here is a clever, abbreviated video after action report of the longest game of Diplomacy played by prolific YouTube poster, Legendary Tactics.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/15/2021 11:25:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy Review (Hasbro PC version)

Can a classic board war game translate well to a PC based game? Steve Butts was skeptical but quickly was won over by the way the Hasbro PC version of the game manages the negotiation process, the most important and integral part of the game. Hasbro's version offers both hot seat and networked capabilities to include multiple players. The reviewer’s one disappointment was with the solitaire version of the game. “I'm thinking that most of the people who buy this game will expect a bigger challenge than they're going to get -- at least against the computer.”
Game: Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/15/2021 10:17:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.
Game: Battles for the Ardennes

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/14/2021 12:03:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battles for the Ardennes Addenda (Oct 79)

Battles for the Ardennes Addenda by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Breakout & Pursuit: The Battle for France, 1944

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/14/2021 11:47:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Breakout & Pursuit Errata 1974

Breakout & Pursuit Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Atlantic Wall

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/14/2021 11:39:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Atlantic Wall Clarifications and Addenda as of October 1978

Atlantic Wall Clarifications and Addenda by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Battle of the Bulge 1944

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/14/2021 5:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
First Impressions: 1944 Battle of the Bulge from Worthington Publishing

"...the last ditch effort for the dying Nazi war machine to strike back at the advancing Allies as they approached the Rhine and German territory, has to by its very nature and topic be a monster. Or does it?" Grant Kleinhenz takes a look at the recent Battle of the Bulge 1944 by Worthington Publishing. Check out why Grant sums up saying "I have played several Bulge games and this one is definitely up there for me, mainly due to its short playtime, interesting modeling of various elements and very different combat system."
Game: Lost Battles

Publisher: Fifth Column Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/12/2021 5:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Heraclea with Lost Battles

"A shatter is saved by Pyrrhus rallying his troops. Roman hearts sink; Greek ones soar." Prufrock brings us some Fifth Column Games' Lost Battles action, fighting Heraclea. In a close fought contest, "It seemed as if all was lost for Rome on more than one occasion, but the tenacity of the legions was something to see."
Game: Sevastopol

Series: The Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/11/2021 1:07:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Art of Siege Warfare Addenda as of October 1979

Addenda for Art of Siege Warfare by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Bonnie Blue Flag

Publisher: Partizan Press
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 5/10/2021 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Bonnie Blue Flag ACW rules

"...there are some clever attributes to the rules that turn some established processes on their head." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has an initial look and playtest of the Partizan Press Bonnie Blue Flag American Civil War miniatures rules. See why Norm is enthused enough to exclaim "If only more rule sets looked like this, a small easy to use set with a load of eye candy in it, what’s not to like!"
Game: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/9/2021 2:13:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Risk FAQ

Have questions about the rules for Risk? Dr. Owen Lyne has accumulated a comprehensive set of rules and the interpretation of rules for the original game, some of the revisions, and quite a few non-standard variants! Also included are house rules used by some players. There are interesting differences between the US player and UK player standard rules especially the use of cards to gain additional armies. Something to consider adding for your next game?
Game: Gamonal 1808

Series: Shadow of the Eagle Series
Publisher: Ludopress
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 5/9/2021 1:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Official Game Site

Official Alea/Ludopress page for Gamonal 1808.
Game: Next War: Korea

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/7/2021 5:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All Along The Demilitarized Zone”: Playing Next War: Korea (Part 3)

"The Allies have turned the Seoul metropolis into a huge fortress and will attempt to use it to break the KPA onslaught." Ian Sullivan is back with his fast moving GMT Games' Next War: Korea replay. It's an ongoing slugfest, with neither side pulling any punches. And then: "It was in the east where the Chinese made a bold bid to push through the Allied lines."
Game: Merrill's Marauders: Commandos in Burma 1943-1944

Series: Commando Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/6/2021 2:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Merrill’s Marauders Review Commandos in Burma 1943-1944

Centurion's Review it takes a look at Merrill's Marauders, a solitaire folio game published by Decision Games.
Game: Napoleon's Imperium

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/6/2021 2:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Napoleon's Imperium from Compass Games Preview

Moe's Game Table gives us a preview of a new design from Compass Games called Napoleon's Imperium, It.is designed for two to eight players, the game pitches eight Empire Nations of the Napoleonic Wars, divided into two Alliances in a fight to the death struggle for control of Napoleonic Europe. The objective of Napoleon’s Imperium is for one Alliance to conquer the other by either achieving a Capital Victory (capturing key enemy territories) or a Battle Points Victory (based on favorable outcomes and achievements made during game play). Napoleon’s Imperium is a team-based game! The key to winning Napoleon’s Imperium is your ability to strategize and work as a team with your allies
Game: Atlantic Chase

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/5/2021 7:12:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
First Impressions: Atlantic Chase: The Kriegsmarine Against the Home Fleet, 1939-1942 from GMT Games

The Players Aid pretty much says it all in the opening paragraph of their first impression review.. "Not often is a wargame found to be on the cutting edge of forging new ground. There are many tried and true systems that are of high quality, simulation value that designers use them over and over again to great effect. But, once in a while, a designer seems to go out on a limb and try something new that ends up being highly innovative and changes the way we view games on that subject. Such is the case with the newest design from Jeremy “Jerry” White called Atlantic Chase: The Kriegsmarine Against the Home Fleet, 1939-1942 from GMT Games. "
Game: Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/5/2021 7:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Success or Fail

Seek Out and Play turns its attention to Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game published by Dan Verssen Games. This video describes the success and fail mechanic in Warfighter by DVG. The example used is from Warfighter: Shadow War. The video describes how to achieve success or avoid failing tasks as dictated by the location or objective cards.
Game: Up Front

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/5/2021 7:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Up Front: Infiltration & Close Combat

Seek Out and Play brings us another instructional tutorial covering Up Front published by Avalon Hill. This one covers infiltration and close combat.
Game: St-Lo: Normandy 1944 The Breakout Begins

Publisher: War Drum Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/5/2021 3:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
St-Lo: Normandy 1944 The Breakout Begins by War Drum Games & Quarterdeck International

St-Lo: Normandy 1944 The Breakout Begins by War Drum Games & Quarterdeck International Iis an updated reprint of the original West End Games publication. This game has novel mechanics that re-creates the difficulties of the St. Lo break out during World War II in 1944. Reviewed here by A Wargamers Needful Things, I've played this game several times and recommended as been often overlooked classic. Apparently, A Wargames Needful Things agrees stating, " In summary, this is an absolutely great game that plays very historically, and the components are first rate.".
Game: Atlantic Chase

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/4/2021 5:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Atlantic Chase – playing solitaire Blockade Scenarios

Atlantic Chase , by GMT Games, simulates the naval campaigns fought in the North Atlantic between the surface fleets of the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine between 1939 and 1942. It utilizes a system of trajectories to model the fog of war that bedeviled the commands during this period. The Boardgames Chronicle walks us through some of the solitaire scenarios provided in the game.
Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/4/2021 5:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games – Basic Training Episode 1 – Card Play

How do you fight terrorists? The Players Aid teaches us how using Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? published by GMT Games .This is part of a new series they started this year called Basic Training which will be a series of instructional videos and tutorials on select games.
Game: White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/4/2021 5:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
[REVIEW] White Eagle Defiant

White Eagle Defiant from Hollandspiele by Ryan Heilman recreates the German, Slovak and Soviet invasion of Poland in September and October 1939 that marked the beginning of the Second World War. The Boardgames Chronicle concludes,"Definitely you do not need too much wargaming experience to play this title. It can be a good entry position into our hobby but the experienced grognardd will find it interesting and engrossing too. "
Game: Acre

Series: The Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/4/2021 1:07:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Art of Siege Warfare Addenda as of October 1979

Addenda for Art of Siege Warfare by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Shadow of the Eagles

Publisher: Partizan Press
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 5/3/2021 5:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Shadow of Eagles, new Napoleonic rules arrive.

"...these rules have a good deal of rich content and plenty of meat, it is just that they are focused on playability and putting the emphasis on where it needs to be." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, takes an initial look at the new Napoleonic miniatures rules, Shadow of the Eagles, by Partizan Press. Norm discusses author Keith Flint's approach to creating a simpler rule set that still delivers rich play, and likes what he sees so far: "There are plenty of small incidental rules that just add lovely touches to the game."
Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/2/2021 10:39:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Risk: The Evolution of a Game

Dave Shapiro shares his remembrances as a wargamer with a fondness for the game of Risk. Dave takes us from all-weekend Risk marathons to the early days of GenCon in the early 1970’s. The post includes Dave’s take on some of the revisions published over the years including Castle Risk, Risk: Edition Napoleon, Risk 2210 A. D., and Risk: Lord of the Rings. He concludes with his views on the gaming hobby, and the importance of Risk as “…one of the foundations of modern gaming”.
Game: No Pasaran! Las Batallas por Madrid 1936-37

Series: No Pasaran! Series
Publisher: Ludopress
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/1/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Official Ludopress web site for No Pasaran!

Official Ludopress site for No Pasaran! and all other Alea/Ludopress games.
Game: Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/30/2021 5:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look.”―Julius Caesar – Caesar Rome vs Gaul Board Game

"Both sides have to beware the Germanic tribes who are powerful and not allied with any other faction...". Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Caesar Rome vs Gaul, a card driven game covering the Gallic wars. Despite a few quibbles, check out why Rick concludes "The entire game can be played in three hours or less and is great fun. This is one game I believe I will play over and over again."
Game: The Art of Siege

Series: Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/27/2021 12:55:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Art of Siege Warfare Addenda as of October 1979

Addenda for Art of Siege Warfare by courtesy of Decision Games . The game includes the four games of Acre, Lille, Sevastopol, and Tyre.
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/27/2021 6:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Operation WESERÜBUNG 2: Norway Landing

Thunder in the East by designer Frank Chadwick and published by Victory Point Games is a strategic level wargame covering the European theater of World War II. It is planned to be the first in a series of games covering all theaters of World War II and our friends at Watchword are intent on teaching us how to play in this instructional article.
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/27/2021 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Roman conquest of Britain using C&C Ancients – Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle presents part 2 of their series on Command & Colors Ancients published by GMT Games. In this scenario Rome is trying to conquer Britain but is being opposed by the "sassy" Queen Boudica.
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/26/2021 6:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Guests Hermann Luttmann & Mark W. Walker

No Enemies Here interviews designer Hermann Luttmann and publisher Mark Walker about their Kickstarter project covering the 3 days of Gettysburg, A Most Fearful Sacrifice now on Kickstarter. This is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign. Don't miss out on this assured classic game from Flying Pig Games!
Game: Risk: 2210 A. D.

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/25/2021 10:39:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Risk: The Evolution of a Game

Dave Shapiro shares his remembrances as a wargamer with a fondness for the game of Risk. Dave takes us from all-weekend Risk marathons to the early days of GenCon in the early 1970’s. The post includes Dave’s take on some of the revisions published over the years including Castle Risk, Risk: Edition Napoleon, Risk 2210 A. D., and Risk: Lord of the Rings. He concludes with his views on the gaming hobby, and the importance of Risk as “…one of the foundations of modern gaming”.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/24/2021 11:16:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
diplomacy-archive.com (Diplomacy web site)

Stephen Agar has compiled a great deal of information related to the war game Diplomacy. The site includes many topics of interest for both new and experienced players including an exhaustive list of links to all things related to the game.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/24/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Basic Online Utility for Network Computerized Electronic Diplomacy (BOUNCED)

Christian R. Shelton presents his web-based version for the war game Diplomacy.
Game: Black Swan

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/23/2021 5:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
How to Play Black Swan: Play Examples Part 2

Black Swan published by Vento Nuovo Games is a strategic level wargame of World War II. Seek Out and Play helps us learn the game by explaining and illustrating examples of play from the rulebook. The second and final video of the series which visually demonstrates play examples from the rulebook. The examples run from assaulting Gibraltar to strategic air movement to assaulting a fort and more.
Game: Next War: Korea

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/23/2021 5:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All Along The Demilitarized Zone”: Playing Next War: Korea (Part 2)

"In a brutal move, the KPA employed chemical weapons...". Ian Sullivan continues his intense GMT Games' Next War: Korea replay. The North Koreans are pressing across the width of the Peninsula, but more is to come: "…turn 4 will be big, as the first Chinese units should enter the fray."
Game: Carentan: 10-13th June 1944

Series: Great Battles of Small Units
Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2021 10:14:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Let's play: Carentan 10-13 June 1944!

A brief playthrough/tutorial video of the "Purple Heart Lane" scenario of the tactical, company scale game "Carentan 10-13 June 1944" released by Strategemata in 2021. Shared by Wojna na Planszy.
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2021 10:05:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Pacific scenarios – Part 1

The Boardgames Chronicle presents an animated replay of all the regular Pacific scenarios for the game Memoir '44. This is the first of the "Animated AAR" series.
Game: 1979: Revolution in Iran

Publisher: The Dietz Foundation
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/21/2021 6:07:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Dan Bullock Designer of 1979: Revolution in Iran from The Dietz Foundation Currently on Kickstarter

"I always want to play games that don’t exist yet. It’s easy to understand why one wasn’t made on this subject." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Dan Bullock about his upcoming 1979: Revolution in Iran (Kickstarter - The Dietz Foundation), which he considers "…a game about Iran with Iranians in the foreground." Dan is creating a card driven game based on a good deal of research, so check out why he explains that: "…some games will end without Khomeini coming to power, it is possible."
Game: Combat Commander: Pacific

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2021 9:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Combat Commander: Pacific - Video Review

Video Review: Combat Commander: Pacific - 2nd Printing from GMT Games. Video produced and shared by The Players Aid.
Game: D-Day at Tarawa

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2021 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
D-Day at Tarawa – The "21 November 1943” scenario

Replay of the "21 November 1943" scenario of Decision Games title "D-Day at Tarawa". Review written and shared by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: With It Or On It

Series: Shields & Swords Ancients Series
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2021 4:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients - Marathon wrap up

The Players Aid gives us their initial opinion on the Shields & Swords Ancients series with the game With It or On It published by Hollandspiele.. Much simpler than the Great Battles of History system, it seems to find the right mix of decision-making for battles in ancient times.
Game: Dawn's Early Light: The War of 1812

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2021 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Dawn’s Early Light: The War of 1812 from Compass Games

Dawn’s Early Light: The War of 1812, published by Compass Games, is a two-player card-driven grand strategy game: a quick-playing, high-level abstract recreation of the entire conflict encompassing the territorial, naval, political, and economic competition between the two sides. The Players Aid gives us this video review.
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2021 1:45:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
The War Room 3-13-2021 With Special Guest Hermann Luttmann

A Most Fearful Sacrifice is getting quite a lot of buzz as it breaks through stretch goals on Kickstarter. But how can you go wrong with a Hermann Luttmann Civil War design, a map by Rick Barber and the production quality of Flying Pig Games. The War Room interviews Hermann Luttmann about the soon to be released project.
Game: Next War: Vietnam

Series: Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Wednesday war days. ◇Next War :Vietnam

The Big Board takes The Next War: Vietnam published by GMT Games out for a spin and gives us their analysis of play.
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2021 1:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video How to Play – Imperial Struggle – Part 3 – War Turn

In part 2 of their series of tutorials on how to play Imperial Struggle published by GMT Games, our friends at the The Boardgames Chronicle showed us what to do in the Peace Turn and now, in part 3, we learn how to play the War turn.
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2021 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Combat Commander Europe – #4 Closed for Renovation

The Boardgames Chronicle continued their Combat Commander Europe campaign with scenario #4 Closed for Renovation. It is end of December 1944 – Humaine, Belgium. Most of Germans were overrun by US 2nd Armored Division but stubborn remnants of 9th Panzer Division occupy a chateau on the end of the city (15 VPs for building in game terms). US CCR (Combat Command Reserve) unit will be tasked with rooting out those stubborn enemies. They will bring high caliber machine guns, artillery and even flamethrowers. But the Germans will surprise them with a hidden field gun!
Game: Risk Édition Napoléon

Publisher: Tilsit
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2021 10:39:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Risk: The Evolution of a Game

Dave Shapiro shares his remembrances as a wargamer with a fondness for the game of Risk. Dave takes us from all-weekend Risk marathons to the early days of GenCon in the early 1970’s. The post includes Dave’s take on some of the revisions published over the years including Castle Risk, Risk: Edition Napoleon, Risk 2210 A. D., and Risk: Lord of the Rings. He concludes with his views on the gaming hobby, and the importance of Risk as “…one of the foundations of modern gaming”.