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Spotlight Articles

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

Homo Ludens - Wargame Book Club #1 - Simulating War - Philip Sabin

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Fred Serval tries a different format for his Homo Ludens web site. In this first episode of the Wargame Bookclub, we will discuss Philip Sabin's Book: Simulating War. An exquisite panel: Natalia Wojtowicz (Wargaming Experiences - @Wojtowicz_N), Riccardo Masini (Le guerre di carta 2.0 - @RMasini_WLOG), David Thompson (Undaunted Normandy - @djackthompson), Cory Graham (Vijayanagara - @Chaosgoat)

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/4/2021


Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Napoleonic Prussian Fusiliers

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Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Prussian Fusiliers - We have four codes of Fusiliers available now; there will be a pack of Fusilier Schützen which is next in line with the first of the cavalry.Prussian Army of 1806. Highlighted on the "Wargame News and Terrain" site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/31/2021


Bosworth 1485, Percy attacks!

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"...by sword, by bill, with righteous conviction and by virtue true we shall suffer our enemy to kneel before their King this day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, indulges in a bit of battle of Bosworth "what if" for a miniatures engagement. Lots of photos of Norm's excellent miniatures in a tight fight where "Both sides are starting to feel the losses, the Stanleys are close to having to take their first break test, while Percy’s men are clearly tiring…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2021


Slingshot 336

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"...the idiosyncracies of Slingshot are the idiosyncracies of the membership...". Prufrock explains his satisfaction that Slingshot, the journal of the Society of Ancients, just keeps on chugging. Despite the onslaught of a number of recent trends, "…Slingshot still holds true to its original amateur, collective ideals. Now into its 336th edition, long may that continue!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/26/2021


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Gaming Conventions

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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!

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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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Game: 2 Minutes to Midnight

Publisher: Plague Island Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/11/2021 10:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
We’re Eyeball to Eyeball – Now’s Who’s Going to Blink? Plague Island Games Takes on the Cold War in “2 Minutes 2 Midnight.” Board Game Review

"Gamers interested in exploring the Cold War will find this a welcome addition to their library." Ray Garbee offers a pre-release review of Plague Island Games' 2 Minutes to Midnight, a card driven title focused on the grand strategies of the era. Check out why Ray likes the flow and complexity level of the game, and why it "…does not treat each superpower as an inviolate, abstract place that is above the conflict."
Game: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy

Series: Supply Lines of the American Revolution
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/11/2021 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy from Hollandspiele – Action Point 1

The Players Aid has taught us about the northern part of the colonies and now looks at their southern brethren in Hollandspiele's Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Southern Strategy. "This edition of the system has a very different feel and emphasis than its predecessor. In the Southern Theater, both combatants have much smaller armies with fewer resources. Maneuver is more central to each player this time around and there are new Siege and Naval Battle rules that provide new opportunities for attack. The big change though is the addition of Partisans who don’t directly fight against the opposition but provide support in the background with holding spaces to extend supply lines, running raids to disrupt enemy supply and supplementing the armies in the theater with new recruits."
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/11/2021 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
[REVIEW] Empire of The Sun

Boardgames Chronicle reviews Empire of the Sun which, in my opinion, is another one of Mark Herman's excellent and designs, published by GMT Games It is strategic level look at the entire War in the Pacific from the attack on Pearl Harbor until the surrender of Japan. "EotS is the one of the Card Driven Games (CDG) which moves the system closer to a classic hexagon wargame, while retaining all of the tension and uncertainty people have come to expect from a CDG. Players will play roles of MacArthur, Yamamoto, Nimitz, or Mountbatten and direct their underlying forces across the breadth of the globe from India to Hawaii and from Alaska to Australia."
Game: History of the World

Publisher: Z-Man Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/9/2021 7:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
History of the World (part 1).

"I snuck it into the house like a seventeen year old returning from a night on the beers...". Prufrock has a go at the recent Z-Man Games version of History of the World, with this first replay installment. A sweeping advance through two historical epochs brings us to where "Northern Europe, Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East all trembled before the tramp of the Roman caligulae. A few indomitable regions held firm, however."
Game: Next War: Korea

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/7/2021 1:12:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All Along The Demilitarized Zone”: Playing Next War: Korea (Part 5)

"The result of these competing approaches to the conflict was an absolute meat grinder whose results were akin to something like the Somme or Verdun." Ian Sullivan concludes his gripping GMT Games' Next War: Korea replay. See why he comments that "…Grant’s phrase was ringing in my head as I played through this game."
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2021 4:27:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy Review (Hasbro PC version)

Gamespot’s Michael E. Ryan rates Hasbro’s PC version of Diplomacy with a 4 (Poor) rating. The game’s user-unfriendly interface and lack of competition from the AI are major shortcomings.
Game: D-Day and Beyond

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2021 3:15:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
D-Day and Beyond - Replay

Kevin Sharp, writing and illustrating for his Big Board Gaming site, provides a brief replay of the first Allied turn of D-Day and Beyond, with promises of more to come...
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 6/6/2021 2:22:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#1024) for 6-Jun-2021 and the winners for the last Challenge (#1023).
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2021 8:54:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
The Briefing – A Weekly Threat Assessment of the Diplomacy Community

Here is an outstanding source for Diplomacy enthusiasts. Players can sign up for this newsletter, read past issues, and learn about Diplomacy Tournaments. The site also contains a comprehensive list of resources for Diplomacy players.
Game: The Devil's Beach: The Omaha Landings

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2021 10:35:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Devil's Beach: The Omaha Landings

The Devil's Beach - The Omaha Landings and depicts the fighting at Omaha Beach and the Normandy countryside on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. This newly updated edition has a new map, counters, player aid cards, and manual.
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 6/4/2021 11:08:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Warfighter WWII Expansions #22 and #23

Warfighter World War II Expansions #22 & #23 - China. Seek Out & Play This video covers the two Chinese expansions for Warfighter World War II. The video reveals the cards in each expansion and relates it to the Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict which preceded Germany's invasion of Poland by over 2 years. Video created and shared by Seek Out and Play.
Game: Viking Gods

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2021 11:03:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Viking Gods - Review

David Lent & Len Krol of Centurions Review publish this video review of this old TSR title, "Viking Gods".
Game: The Shores of Tripoli

Publisher: Fort Circle Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2021 10:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Shores of Tripoli – Multiplayer mode – First Impressions

Michael at the Boardgames Chronicle says: "I finally had a chance to play Shores of Tripoli in 2-players version – and the great experiences which I had with this title from solo games were reconfirmed. Enjoy the session report as well as my impressions!"
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2021 10:42:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Combat Commander: Europe - Scenario 7 Replay

Combat Commander Europe – Scenario #7 Bessarabian Nights - one of the most volatile and crazy scenarios we have seen so far. Historical background: It is 1944 and partisan activity at the rear of Wehrmacht is increasing with advancing Red Army from the East. The dense woods of Romania, especially in area of Bessarabia, are perfect place for such activity. The German forces in this scenario (Michal, attacker) are executing another policing action while allied partisans (Dave, defender) will try to ambush the poorly equipped (Volksgrenadiers) enemy forces. Replay shared by the good folks at The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Up Front

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2021 10:20:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
How to Play "Up Front": City Fight 504 in 4

How to Play Up Front: City Fight 501 in 4 From my YouTube channel, Seek Out & Play A short video describing how to play the City Fight 501 in 4 option as described in The General Volume 26, #5. The video explains how the option works and provides suggestions from the article as to the different weapons that may be used. Produced by Seek Out and Play.
Game: Absolute Emperor

Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 6/4/2021 5:18:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
New Napoleonic rules - Absolute Emperor

"Well done Mr. Bruce for bringing the big game to my small table, I like what you have done." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes a first look at the new Osprey Publishing Absolute Emperor miniatures rules. Check out why Norm got past initially feeling "… that this was not a level that I wanted to game at, preferring battalions, squares, column of attack etc ……… so I bought them!"
Game: Thunder in the East - GMT

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/2/2021 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
TITE’s Interesting Turn, Part II: A Campaign Game Spring ’43 Turn for the History Books!

"...the Axis made a series of daring (risky odds) counterattacks, rolled boldly, and achieved results that, effectively, put Stalin’s genie back in the bottle...". Alan Emrich brings the second installment of an intense game turn in Frank Chadwick’s ETO Project. In more dramatic action, the Germans are seeking to take the initiative. Can they do it? "Back at OKW, expectations rose after news of the surprise achieved by the German airdrop…".
Game: The U.S. Civil War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2021 10:34:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The 3rd TUSCW Tournament - Anyone interested?

The 3rd TUSCW tourney for 2022 will be in the round-robin mode in pbem and with the 3rd edition of the rules.

Registration for the next tournament (2022) is free.

Conditions:
1- send an email to tournament.tuscw.1861 @ gmail.com.
2- create an account (it’s free) at http://acts.warhorsesim.com/index.asp for dice rolls and card draws.
3- know the rules of the third edition, especially the advanced naval rules.

For more details go to the official tournament web site.
Game: Hadrian's Wall

Publisher: Garphill Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2021 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Hadrian's Wall Review - Marco Arnaudo

Excellent 25 minute video review of Garphill Games' title "Hadrian's Wall". Video produced and shared by Marco Arnaudo.
Game: Across 5 Aprils

Series: Across 5 Aprils Series
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2021 9:20:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Across 5 Aprils - Gilbert Collins Review

After finally acquiring a mint, unpunched copy of Across 5 Aprils, Gilbert Collins introduces us to the 5 battles included in this game.
Game: Next War: Korea

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2021 6:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All Along The Demilitarized Zone”: Playing Next War: Korea (Part 4)

"Along the eastern coast, the Allies blasted across the DMZ, and moved into North Korea." Ian Sullivan continues with part four of his intense GMT Games' Next War: Korea replay. The pendulum seems to have swung, and then: "The turn became a disaster, however, with the Red triumph at sea."
Game: Imperial Glory

Publisher: Up and Away Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2021 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Imperial Glory - available on Game Crafters

Designed by Rick Heli and sold on GameCrafters. "The Imperial Glory period from 50-220 CE was entirely new for Eurasia. For the first time, most of the civilized world was or would shortly be dominated by one of four massive empires that bestrode the earth..."
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/30/2021 8:39:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Avalon Hill’s Diplomacy (Windows Microprose Version)

The Moby Games web site provides a directory of computer-based games and reviews for those games. The game critics for the Microprose version of Diplomacy, released in 1999, gave the game mediocre to bad ratings 79-30 on a scale of 100 and the lone user rating was one half star out of 5 stars.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/29/2021 1:13:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy PC (Paradox Interactive version)

metacritic collects game reviews and determines an overall score. Unfortunately, the Paradox Interactive PC version of Diplomacy only gets a Metascore of 58 out of 100 and a user score of 4.6 out of 10. While some of the critics liked the game, most of the reviews are mixed or negative.
Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical Digital

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/29/2021 12:04:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Let's Play! LnLT Digital - Starter Kit (Rejoining the Regiment)

LNL Publishing has issued a PC version of their war game, Lock N Load Tactical on Steam. A core game with 4 scenarios was posted on Steam in April 2020. Since then, several packages of scenarios have been issued with more to come covering World War II, Vietnam, the Falklands War, Arab Spring in Libya, a hypothetical European World War III and more. The PC version is an accurate copy of the original board game. Wayne Hansen plays two of the scenarios solitaire as a beginner from the starter set. Click these links to see how he fared playing Rejoining The Regiment, and The Weapons Cache from WWII and the Vietnam War.
Game: Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/29/2021 9:47:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Interview with Brian Train War Game Designer

Grant from The Players’ Aid war game blog presents an in-depth interview with Brian Train, designer of many war games including this counter-insurgency (COIN) game from 2017. The interview extends for 3 parts. Click these links to see Part II, and Part III.
Game: Lille

Series: The Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/25/2021 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: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/25/2021 7:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Empire of the Sun: The Pacific War, 1941-1945 from GMT Games – Basic Training Episode 2 – Counter Anatomy

I remember one World Boardgame Championship I was walking around looking at the various tournaments when Mark Herman corralled me and asked me if I wanted to play Empire the Sun: the Pacific war, 1941-1945 by GMT Games in the tournament. Having owned the game but not yet played it, I accepted and, after he gave me a quick tutorial, he paired me with one of the elite players who of course cleaned my clock but was a gracious instructor and opponent. I wish I had access then the series of tutorials from The Players Aid. Here is the 2nd tutorial covering that goes over the values on the counters.
Game: Rostov ’41: Race to the Don

Series: Standard Combat Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/25/2021 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Rostov ’41: Race to the Don from Multi-Man Publishing

The Players Aid brings us a review of Rostov ’41: Race to the Don from Multi-Man Publishing. Rostov ’41: Race to the Don covers the bold dash by Army Group South to take Rostov in the late fall of 1941. The attack succeeded, however resulted in the attacking Germans being isolated at the end of a their logistics capabilities. The regrouping Red Army, which had been demoralized form a series of defeats, saw this as their chance to launch their first coordinated attack of the war, paving the way for the Moscow Counteroffensive just a few weeks later. Rostov ‘41 covers all this swirling mobile action in turns representing 3 to 6 days and at a map scale of 2.5 miles per hex. Units are battalions to divisions. Low counter density and a wide-open map bring all the action and possibilities to light in some wild gameplay.
Game: Company of Heroes

Publisher: B3G
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/25/2021 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Company of Heroes Review

Company of Heroes by Bad Crow Games is a board game based on the videogame from Sega and captures the choices, tactics and mission strategies of the video game as players maneuver their troops through realistic World War II encounters. The Centurion's Review gives us their impression.
Game: Patria Libre: 1810 North American Independence

Publisher: Malinche Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/24/2021 5:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Saul Sanchez Designer of Patria Libre: 1810 North American Independence Board Game from Malinche Games Currently on Kickstarter

"Patria Libre tends toward minimalism in order to keep the rules overhead low and focus on playability and strategy...". Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Saul Sanchez about his upcoming Malinche Games' Patria Libre: 1810 North American Independence, which casts you in the role of a faction in the Mexican struggle for independence from Spain. The game has some interesting twists, for example a military faction that "…can win alone, so it is very dangerous...", as well as a solitaire AI, which Saul has designed so that it "…offers an interesting and unpredictable experience…".
Game: Advanced Squad Leader

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/23/2021 2:09:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
VASL - Play Advanced Squad Leader over the internet!

VASL is a computerized interface for playing ASL over the Internet. It does not replace the need to own the boardgame, but it does allow any two players to connect and play each other live over the Internet. Play by email or connect to the online server, where you can view other games being played, share information, chat, and compete in online tournaments. (Latest version 6.6.2, updated on 4/26/2021)
Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/23/2021 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
EARLY ACCESS Labyrinth – Gameplay (Digital version)

Legendary Tactics presents a video playthrough of an early access digital version of this game from GMT. The game is now available on Steam.
Game: VASSAL

Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/23/2021 7:48:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
How to Play Wargames Online Using the VASSAL Engine

Gary Mingle aka Aardwulf, YouTube poster starting in 2009, presents a complete tutorial that covers installation, program settings, navigation, and game play for the VASSAL game engine. Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Game: Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Edition (1988)

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/22/2021 1:15:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
How to Play Gettysburg ‘88

This “beer and pretzels” game is a lot of fun to play although somewhat lacking in historicity. YouTube blogger Legendary Tactics walks us through the components and rules via illustrated examples using a VASSAL Module for his presentation. At 29:50 the reviewer adds optional rules that were published in Avalon Hill’s house magazine, The General, volume 29, issue 4. These rules add to the “historical flavor without bogging things down”. Our thanks go to Bill Thomson for creating the VASSAL Module for this game.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/22/2021 11:28:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy – A terrible version of a wonderful game (Paradox Interactive PC version)

Unlike his favorable review of the PC version by Hasbro, Steve Butts condemns this PC version from Paradox Interactive. The list of shortcomings includes a weak, monotonous computer player (AI), limited interaction with networked human players, jumpy camera views of the game turn action, and server problems from a proprietary game network. Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this series of web pages.
Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/21/2021 5:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Who are the Britons?” Morgane Gouyon-Rety Mints a Roman COIN Embedded in Arthurian Legend with GMT’s “Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain”. Board Game Review

"Player’s need to be mindful that they don’t let that shiny card event become a cursed monkey’s paw that promises wealth while bringing ruin." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, giving it a 96% rating. Despite one minor quibble, Ray has become quite a fan of the game: "Don’t be daft – seek a copy of Pendragon for your collection, or I shall be forced to taunt you a second time."
Game: Thunder in the East - GMT

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/19/2021 5:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
May 2021 ETO Project Update and TITE’s Interesting Turn, Part I

"Now for a special treat. Our friends at GMT would like to showcase for your reading pleasure a 'rattling good yarn' from the ETO project website...". Alan Emrich brings the first installment of a replay "…game turn that wargamers long remember…" in Frank Chadwick’s ETO Project. It is the spring of '43, and "…the Axis planned to unleash all they possess…"!
Game: Tyre

Series: The Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/18/2021 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: 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!"