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.

A Comprehensive List of Things to do While in Isolation.

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"Sadly, as much as we would like to, we can't spend all that time painting, gaming, and reading up on armies and battles old and new. It would get boring." Prufrock comes to the rescue! Acknowledging that at least some of us may have limits with unlimited wargaming time, he offers some tongue-in-cheek possibilities to balance things out. That includes expanding the hobby: "…smuggly extol the virtues of a hobby that has already accustomed you to long periods of time alone and exacerbated anti-social tendencies that some are only now coming to comprehend."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/27/2020


A tale of two tank platoons.

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"...the new recruits must quickly learn their craft if they are to survive the initiation of battle." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is "mixing it up" by rerunning a German/Soviet armor clash with different governing rules, and then again with some additional mods. As always, good storytelling and insights: "The mods made the second game much more interesting than the first…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/23/2020


“Flattening the Curve” COVID-19 matrix game

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"From deep in his secret social distancing bunker at an undisclosed but secure location…". Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, discusses a matrix game focused on the pandemic, Flattening the Curve. A sign of our unfortunate times…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/20/2020


Moe's Game Table Interviews John Kranz

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Continuing his quest to interview every game designer of any note, Moe, of Moe's Game Table fame, had a chance to sit and chat with John Kranz at the first Consimworld Expo Dallas Convention that he began this year. John shares some insight into both the Dallas and Tempe conventions as well as the multiple hats he wears with all of his responsibilities with Consimworld and Compass Games. Including a discussion about numerous titles that are headed our way from Compass Games...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/17/2020


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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.

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!

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...

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Game: Jutland

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 7:51:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Jutland (AH) Variant and Player Aids (ZIP)

A Jutland variant that uses a Search board consisting of 22 areas. It replaces the cumbersome search procedure of the game with a faster, streamlined search that places more emphasis on using battle cruiser squadrons as advance search force. Shared by Carl B.. Zip file contains 3 PDF files: British Movement Plot Chart, German Movement Plot Chart and Jutland Search Variant.
Game: They Fell Like Stones

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 7:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
They Fell Like Stones - Video Review from Moe's Game Table

Short 6-minute video review of White Dog Games title "They Fell Like Stones" produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: The South Shall Rise Again

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 7:38:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Game Play Through by Centurion's Review

David Lent takes us on a tour of the game via a brief play-through followed by a quick review of "The South Shall Rise Again", published by Victory Point Games.
Game: Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242

Series: Levy & Campaign Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 3:59:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Initial Review: Nevsky from GMT Games - The Players' Aid

The Players Aid reports their first impressions of Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 designed by Volko Ruhnke and published by GMT Games. This is not a COIN series game but a whole new system design from Volke.
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 3:56:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Battle for Normandy /4

The Big Board ends the video replay of Battle for Normandy by GMT Games.
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/28/2020 3:55:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Brief Livestream- Battle for Normandy /3

The Big Board continues the video replay of Battle for Normandy by GMT Games. It is now June 8,1944
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/27/2020 3:59:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Battle for Normandy 7th June /1

The Players Aid starts hitting the beaches in Normandy playing GMT's Battle for Normandy in this series of videos.
Game: War and Peace

Publisher: One Small Step
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/27/2020 3:58:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Mark Mclaughlin's War and Peace - Austerlitz Play Through

GIlbert Collins recently gave us a review of Mark Mclaughlin's War and Peace from One Small Step and now he jumps in to play the Austerlitz scenario recreating Napoleon's famous "maneuver on the rear" of Austrian General Mack's army around Ulm.
Game: The Punic Wars: Rome vs Carthage, 264-146 BC

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 3/27/2020 3:55:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Second Punic War AAR with pictures

Some of the old classic wargames from SPI still hold their play value today despite outdated graphics. The Punic Wars: Rome vs Carthage, 264-146 BC in Strategy & Tactics # 53 is one of those games and here we have a nice pictorial After Action Report from Nap George on Boardgame Geek
Game: Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/26/2020 3:56:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862 by Tiny Battle Publishing

The Battle of Shiloh is considered by most to be a tactical win for the Union, but in truth it was a blood bath that had no real conclusion, except that Americans were now really at war, and the bloodshed was only going to mount. Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862 published by Tiny Battle Publishing is therefore very aptly named. A Wargamers Needful Things reviews this entry in the Civil War arena.
Game: 278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats

Publisher: Quarterdeck International
Game Type: Card
Date: 3/26/2020 3:55:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
278th Squadron: Same 4 Cats Review from A Wargamers Needful Things

A Wargamers Needful Things reviews Quarterdeck International's release of 278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats. It is a solitaire campaign card game where you are a pilot of the famed 278th Squadriglia "i Soliti 4 Gatti" which flew the SM79 and SM84 Torpedo Bombers during WWII. For 10 Missions an everchanging Mission Deck will lead you through AA fire, Spitfires, Waves and Clouds. Will your decision to torpedo the Target Ship earn you the Gold Medal? Or you will be shot down?
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 3/26/2020 3:52:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Play Undaunted Normandy: Play Example

A short "How to Play" video by Seek Out and Play describes the play example for Undaunted Normandy found on pages 16 & 17 in the rulebook. The video goes through the process of initiative, card play, movement, combat, and damage in this deck building wargame by Osprey Games.
Game: Gaines Mill - The Battles of the Seven Days, June 1962, Volume 1

Series: Civil War Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2020 8:52:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Gaines Mill - 1:00 PM June 27th

Kyle Seely's video reports on his experience playing Gaines Mill - 1:00 PM June 27th, part of the Civil War Brigade Series published by Multiman Publishing
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2020 8:50:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Commands & Colors Medieval – Mini-Tournament #1

The Boardgames Chronicle reports on their the first ever Vassal mediated Mini Tournament run for Commands & Colors Medieval published by GMT Games.
Game: Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2020 7:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Jose Antonio Rivero Designer of Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492 from Compass Games

"What I really love about game design is distilling a period of history...". Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Jose Antonio Rivero about his upcoming Compass Games' Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492. Jose has a well thought out game design philosophy: "The game has to tell you a story, it should be easy to learn, a big amount of interaction, players should have tension and interest every turn…".
Game: Soldiers of the Queen

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 3/25/2020 3:52:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Strategy & Tactics 95: Soldiers of the Queen - Battle of Isandlwana

The trajedyof the Battle of Isandlwana stil fascinates generations later and here Kyle Seely sums up his play of Soldiers of the Queen - Battle of Isandlwana published by Decision Games in Strategy & Tactics 95.
Game: War and Peace

Publisher: One Small Step
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/24/2020 4:50:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Mark McLaughlin's "War and Peace" - New 2020 Version

GIlbert Collins Youtube Channel presents a very nice video review of the new 2020 Mark McLaughlin version of the old classic Avalon Hill game War and Peace. now published by One Small Step Games and developed by John W. Gant.
Game: Light Division

Publisher: 3W
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/24/2020 4:33:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Light Division Day 1

The Big Board begins a replay of 3W's Light Division with eery allusions to very current events. "Irans weakness and turmoil post global pandemic created unusual circumstances. The infection had left 10’s of thousands dead and 100’s of thousands incapacitated or infected, further spreading the chaos. Into this stepped the Soviet Leadership which decided that in order to ensure world order and protect its ‘partner’ that it would step forward in its role as a benevolent Superpower to protect its critical trading partners. Within days the take over is complete, humanitarian aid is apparently flowing into Iran via armed convoy. Soviet paratroopers patrol the ports and major airports, while awaiting reinforcement from the North. Four days later the Straits are closed. Purely for safety reasons mind you."
Game: Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/24/2020 4:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games – Action Point 2

This is the second Action Point by The Players Aid covering Compass Games recent release, Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe, an update of the Avalon Hill classic Fortress Europa. This Action Point covers the different specialized units including Paratroopers, Rangers, Commandoes, French Partisans, Volkssturm and Mulberries.
Game: Battles in Normandy

Series: Decisive Battles of World War II
Publisher: Matrix Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 3/22/2020 3:00:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battles in Normandy Review

Tracy Baker provides a mostly positive review for the Gamespot.com web site. “Take one of the best operational-level World War II wargame engines ever devised, improve it, and cross it with one of the most compelling campaigns in military history, and you get Battles in Normandy”.
Game: World War II: Battles of the South Pacific

Publisher: QQP
Game Type: Computer
Date: 3/22/2020 1:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
World War II: The Battles of the South Pacific Rule Book

Quantum Quality Productions, aka QQP, produced a number of computerized war games that ran under the DOS operating system in the 1990’s. This link contains the rule book for QQP’s World War II: The Battles of the South Pacific produced in 1993. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 3/22/2020 12:05:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#961) for 22-Mar-2020 and the winners for the last Challenge (#960).
Game: Battles for the Ardennes

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 9:20:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Rules for SPI Games

Russ Gifford has collected a series of variants and optional rules for many SPI games. This link includes optional rules for the Battles for the Ardennes quad games from SPI. Scroll down to download a pdf with optional rules for Operation Greif, American Supply Dumps, Intensive Fire, Saturation Fire, and variable game endings that make it better, even, or worse for the German player to succeed.
Game: The Ardennes Offensive: The Battle of the Bulge

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
SPI, The Ardennes Offensive (1973)

Map and Counters, a Blog for players and collectors of traditional War Games, presents this “unboxing” and review of SPI’s 1973 Battle of the Bulge game, The Ardennes Offensive. The anonymous author, JCB III, includes the historical background for the battle and a detailed game description. The review includes some interesting details concerning the early career of James Dunnigan, the game’s designer and the founder of SPI, a major early war game publisher. There are also some comments concerning the evolution of Dunnigan’s game systems for other World War II games culminating in Wacht Am Rhein. Highly recommending the game, JCB III considers the game to be “…an intriguing, if somewhat unorthodox, treatment of the Battle of the Bulge.”
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 4:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Battle for Normandy VC discussion + Vizualization

The Players Aid discusses GMT's Games' Battle for Normandy with the expansion focusing on the victory conditions.
Game: Waterloo Campaign 1815

Publisher: RBM Studios
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 4:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
C3i Waterloo Campaign 1815

Always expect some new ideas or unexpected twists on old ideas from designer Mark Herman. He doesn't disappoint with Waterloo Campaign 1815 published by RBM Studios in C3i magazine #33. The Players Aid presents a nice pictorial play through to intrduce players to the game.
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 4:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Brazen Chariots 19th of November 1941

Part 2 of a series of video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. Can the Brits beat Rommel and break through to Tobruk!
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Brazen Chariots 19th of November 1941

Part 1 of a series of video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. This time the battle is for Tobruk!
Game: Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945

Series: Fighting Wings game system
Publisher: Clash of Arms
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945 by Clash of Arms Games

Clash of Arms publishes a lot of high quality games that true Grognards can appreciate but it is my general impression they don't get the notoriety of some other publishers so I am glad to see A Wargamers Needful Things review their excellent Fighting Wings series by J.D. Webster with this 4th entry, Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945.
Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
“I shall be ready to receive the misled with tenderness and mercy!” – A Review of Commands & Colors: Tricorne from Compass Games

The Players Aid reviews Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution by Compass Games. They conclude "Commands & Colors: Tricorne is an excellent jumping off point to anyone that is interested in learning a bit more about the American Revolution. The game includes a large number of scenarios covering the whole course of the road to independence. However, as you might expect, it does this at a much less detailed level than other conflict simulations."
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look at some scenarios from the Winter Wars Campaign from the popular game Memoir '44 published by Days of Wonder.
Game: Combat Infantry: World War II Tactical Combat EastFront 1941-43

Series: Combat Infantry
Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/20/2020 5:44:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Combat Infantry: EastFront 1941-43

A Wargamers Needful Things takes a look at Columbia Games second title in the series, Combat Infantry: World War II Tactical Combat EastFront 1941-43. The Combat Infantry games are block wargames with fog of war simulated by hidden unit values and step reduction made convenient by rotating the block.
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:43:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942 by GMT Games

A Wargamers Needful Things reviews the game that kicked off the Wing Leader series, Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942 by GMT Games.
Game: Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Play Warfighter: Event Cards

A brief video by Seek Out and Play on how to use Event Cards in DVG's Warfighter The World War II Combat Card Game Series. The video shows how they come into play, the effects that they may have, and what can be done to prevent the effects from occurring if possible.
Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Back to Napoleonics – Prussians Expansion

The Boardgames Chronicle revisits Commands & Colors: Napoleonics published by GMT Games this time using the Prussians expansion to fight scenario 401 Schleiz (9 October 1806). In the first clash of the Fourth Coalition, Bernadotte, at the head of Napoleon’s center column, moved against Tauentzien’s Prussian/Saxon division near the village of Schleiz. Tauentzien, realizing that the French were advancing in strength, sent Bila’s troops forward to slow the French advance, while he waited for reinforcements or orders to retreat. Bernadotte did not wait, but swiftly issued orders of his own. Soon Werle’s advance guard moved against the Oschitz Woods, while Drouet attacked Schleiz. By early afternoon the French could not be stopped and Tauentzien decided to fall back to Auma in an attempt to maintain a link with his outlying commands. The retreat came too late to save one Prussian battalion.
Game: The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/18/2020 8:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Ted Raicer Designer of The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944 from GMT Games

"...none of the other games covering just Normandy quite scratched my itch...". Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Ted Raicer about his GMT Games' The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944. Ted gives some interesting insights into his design philosophy, along with an important bit of perspective: "…the irony is once you started designing a lot you have less time to actually play."
Game: Maul of America

Publisher: Jolly Roger Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 8:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Maul of America - Review by David Lent

David Lent, writing for the Centurion's Review site, has shared a written summary and "first-look" video for this old game, which hasn't gotten much coverage elsewhere (maybe for good reason :-))
Game: Cataphract

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GBoH – Cataphract – Tricameron (533 AD)

With the current situation in the world, it is pretty safe to say that solo games plus Vassal are the best ways to play boardgames nowadays. The Boardgames Chronicle brings us another Cataphract scenario, Tricameron (533 AD), a solitaire replay of the struggles of Belizarius and the Byzantine empire to re-unite Roman holdings.
Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Strategy Advice on Playing as the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? by GMT Games

The Players Aid passes on successful strategies they have learned playing the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games.
Game: Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games – Action Point 1

Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games is the latest iteration of an original wargaming classic designed by John Edwards and originally published by Avalon Hill. This is a 2-player hex and counter wargame that recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945. in The Player's Aid brings us their first Action Point covering thoughts and strategies for a successful D-Day invasion.
Game: Steel Division 2 - The Fate of Finland

Series: Steel Division 2
Publisher: Eugen Systems
Game Type: Computer
Date: 3/16/2020 7:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Steel Division 2: The Fate of Finland Review

"Eugen as ever haven’t skimped upon offering up every type of hardware present during the fighting." Charles Ellis reviews Eugen Systems' Steel Division 2 - The Fate of Finland. Charles has definite things to like, but also some quibbles: "For a certain type of multiplayer gamer all of that is a no-no."
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video: Review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

A very thoughtful review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid. Stalingrad ’42 is the most recent operational level wargame designed by Mark Simonitch using the vaunted ZOC Bond system found in many of his previous games including Normandy ’44, Ardennes ’44, Holland ’44, France ’40 and Ukraine ’43.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:33:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video: Battle Report for Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

An insightful After Action analysis of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid.
Game: Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South Replay Turns 5 and 6

The Big Board continues its replay of Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South by GMT. This covers the attritional battles around Kharkov in th enorth and the Soviet lunge for Stalino in the south.
Game: Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Play Warfighter Shadow War: Noises

This is Seek Out and Play's fourth video in a series of the rules covering Warfighter: Shadow War by DVG. This video covers how noises occur, their effect on hostiles, and when the going for alarm counter is played.
Game: The Last Vikings

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/14/2020 2:35:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of The Last Vikings

Mike Wall has written a review of box contents and short description of basic game rules. Published on the "Wargamer's Needful Things" blog.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 10:59:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgames Chronicle - Replay of Scenario #7

Well illustrated replay of CoH: Storms of Steel! (Scenario #7: Wounded Tiger) shared by the Boardgames Chronicle site. Michael says: "That was definitely one of the best Storms of Steel scenarios we played - #7 Wounded Tiger. Very exciting and close game where victor was uncertain till the last turn. Enjoy our session report, richly depicted with pictures and the movements of the tank forces."
Game: Heroes Against the Red Star

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 9:37:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Heroes against the Red Star: Down Time

"There are no victory locations here – just straight up murder." Brad, in his Hexsides & Hand Grenades blog, offers a fun AAR playing Lock ‘n Load Publishing's Heroes Against the Red Star, a World War III tactical game. Along with the fun is Brad's usual insights: "From playing this scenario multiple times, I have learned that the Soviets need to focus their strength on a single objective."
Game: Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 8:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
They Fight to End Conquest - Review

“They fight to end conquest” – A Review of Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games. Review written by The Players' Aid.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 5:29:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Scenario Booklet

After a long wait, Thin Red Line Games has finally published the "1985: Under an Iron Sky" Scenarios Booklet. Shared by game's designer Fabrizio Vianello. Posted on his "War Without KIA" blog. Interesting reading, as always...