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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.

ACW rule comparisons

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"The scene is one of using the fire and charge rules from each system to have a Confederate regiment try and capture the higher ground." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, tries out an apples to apples comparison of four miniatures rule systems. Norm brings a definite scientific approach to his "experiment", with his objective being the best gaming experience (even if that may be not-so-analytical, but eminently understandable!). Norm "…enjoyed all four situations, with each bringing a different thing to the party."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/19/2021


From Biplanes to Ballistic Missiles — The Career of General Thomas S. Power. “To Rule the Skies: General Thomas S. Power and the Rise of Strategic Air Command in the Cold War”. Book Review.

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"...the more engaging part of the narrative is centered on Power’s efforts to transform the United States Air Force into a true aerospace force." Ray Garbee reviews To Rule the Skies: General Thomas S. Power and the Rise of Strategic Air Command in the Cold War, by Brent D. Ziarnick. Ray finds an often engaging and insightful book about General Power's efforts, which may have been ahead of their time, but are more relevant now. "How Power sought to do this is the stuff of a pulp science fiction fan’s dreams."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/16/2021


Interview with Sergio Shiavi Designer of Give Us Victories: The Chancellorsville Campaign from Dissimula Edizioni Currently on Kickstarter

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A few years ago, Sergio Shiavi broke onto the scene with his new company called Dissimula Edizioni with their first Kickstarter called Radetsky’s March: The Hundred Hours Campaign and that game was then followed a few years later by From Salerno to Rome: World War II – The Italian Campaign, 1943-1944. Now comes the third game to Kickstarter which is a look at the American Civil War and the Chancellorsville Campaign involving the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Joseph Hooker and the Armey of Northern Virginia commanded by Robert E. Lee and is called Give Us Victories: The Chancellorsville Campaign. The Players Aid reached out to Sergio and he was more than willing to give us an inside look at the design.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 4/15/2021


Wargaming in Rome

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Homo Ludens provides their perspective of wargaming overseas in Rome with this interesting video blog

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 4/12/2021


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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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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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

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.

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: 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”.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 4/18/2021 10:27:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#1017) for 18-Apr-2021 and the winners for the last Challenge (#1016).
Publisher: Grognard.com

Date: 4/18/2021
Try out the new "Opponents Wanted" feature for registered users of Grognard.com

"Opponents Wanted" is a new feature on Grognard.com that had its origin in the many requests that we received for something comparable to the old "Opponents Wanted" section in Avalon Hill's "The General" magazine. The new "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents nearby for Face-to-Face gaming, or to find opponents from around the world for internet play. Please give it a try and provide some feedback or suggestions for improvement. (Note: Requires site registration)
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/17/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomiscellany: A Compendium of Diplomacy Related Material

David E. Cohen maintains this web site devoted to Avalon Hill’s war game, Diplomacy. The web site includes house rules, several game variants, intriguing essays, a book list, and rules for Coalition, a game invented by Cohen, similar to Diplomacy.
Game: Moon Base Clavius

Publisher: Task Force Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2021 3:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Moon Base Clavius Review

While the Russians are up to it again and this time they have militarized the moon. We have to go kick them off. Will they ever learn? Moon Base Clavius from Task Force Games let you do just that! The Centurion's Review goes through how to play the game and then gives a review in this the latest video.
Game: Next War: Korea

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2021 7:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All Along The Demilitarized Zone”: Playing Next War: Korea

"Turn 1 was a near disaster for the Allies." Ian Sullivan is back, this time playing a fast-paced GMT Games' Next War: Korea. Ian chose the intense strategic surprise scenario, which leaves him musing that "…the Combined Joint Forces Commander is feeling a sudden kinship to Leonidas about right now."
Game: In Magnificent Style Deluxe Edition

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2021 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
First Impressions: In Magnificent Style: Pickett’s Charge Deluxe Edition from Worthington Publishing

The Players Aidgives you their impression of Hermann Luttmann's "push your luck" solitaire game of Pickett's charge, In Magnificent Style Deluxe Edition published by Worthington Publishing.
Game: Black Swan

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2021 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Black Swan: Play Examples Part 1

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. This will be an ongoing series.
Game: Bayonets & Tomahawk French and Indian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/13/2021 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Bayonets & Tomahawk French and Indian War-First look [Video]

The Gaming Gang takes an early look at Bayonets & Tomahawk French and Indian War recently published by GMT games.
Game: Men of Iron Tri-Pack

Series: Men of Iron
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2021 6:11:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Battle of Wakefield 1460

"If [Richard] fails to retain the activations, Somerset will almost certainly crush his ward’s flank. This could get messy!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tries out the new C3i Magazine Wakefield War of the Roses scenario for the GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack system. Check out why Norm has a "…hugely enjoyable game…", which "…has shown just how dynamic and eventful this system can be."
Game: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2021 3:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Julius Caesar and Roman Republic at war!

Julius Caesar published by Columbia Games seems to be one of those lesser-known gems that is often overlooked. It is truly a challenging game and the Boardgames Chronicle presents some replay sessions and concludes, " It was such a great experience to come back to that fantastic title. It is simple and straightforward in its rules, still creating so much strategic and tactical choices and considerations. Each game plays completely differently and one thing is obvious – make sure you have fleets to supply your units and transport them.
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2021 3:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with Hermann Luttmann Designer of A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg from Flying Pig Games Coming to Kickstarter Today

The Players Aid interviews designer Hermann Luttmann about his newest Gettysburg game published by Flying Pig Games , A Most Fearful Sacrifice. (Now on Kickstarter)
Game: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 1:39:00 PM
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: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 12:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Risk WIKI

Here is a Risk WIKI presented by fandom.com. The site includes an overview, rules, and strategies plus detailed descriptions for 14 Revisions and Expansions of the original Risk game published in the US by Parker Brothers and now owned by Hasbro (as of 2021).
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 8:01:00 AM
Poster:
Here is the second tutorial I made for A Most Fearful Sacrifice

CounterProductive Games starts teaching us how to play A Most Fearful Sacrifice designed by Hermann Luttmann and published by Flying Pig Games.. In this tutorial, they cover fire combat.
Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 7:50:00 AM
Poster:
Insights and Impressions: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Swords and Chits take their first run of Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? published by GMT Games. "Many people who enjoy the game REALLY seem to enjoy it, and I can definitely understand why after my first play of the game. It has a lot to offer, and there’s the refreshing puzzle each round of how to make the cards you are given do what you want them to accomplish."
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 7:48:00 AM
Poster:
Re-live Pickett's charge?

A Most Fearful Sacrifice is an extremely expansive and detailed simulation of the 3 day battle at Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Designer Hermann Luttmann has reconfigured his "Blind Swords" system to handle battles of this size. Flying Pig Games has spared no expense on quality components. So get your first look at this game as the Players Aid gives you a preview. The game is currently on Kickstarter.
Game: Command & Colors: Samurai Battles

Series: Command & Colors
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 7:45:00 AM
Poster:
Samurai Battles session reports – Arita Castle 1517 AD

The Command and Colors system is a very devoted following and has been adapted to many different eras from ancient times to the Napoleonic era. Now GMT Games has released another game in the series, Command and Colors: Samurai Battles. The Boardgames Chronicle provides a replay of the Arita Castle 1517 AD scenario.
Game: Pavlov's House

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/11/2021 7:01:00 AM
Poster:
Pavlov’s House – App Review

It's always nice to see a wargame ported over to a tablet because it means our hobby gains exposure to a wider audience. The Boardgames Chronicle reviews the Pavlov's House app, a port of Dan Verssen Games popular design, now available forPC's and tablets.
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/10/2021 5:35:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video How to Play – Imperial Struggle – Part 2 – Peace Turn

The Boardgames Chronicle continues their "how-to" series on playing Imperial Struggle published by GMT Games. This video covers the Peace Turn.
Game: The Lamps are Going Out: World War 1, 2nd Edition

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/10/2021 5:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
The Lamps are Going Out 2nd Edition from Compass Games Preview

I had the pleasure of meeting the designer Kirk Uhlman several years ago at Tempe Monster Con and played the original version of The Lamps are Going Out: World War 1,,an excellent strategic World War I game...Moe's Game Table previews the latest incarnation of the game in this deluxe 2nd edition published by Compass Games.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/10/2021 2:41:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
vDiplomacy (Play Diplomacy online)

Kestas Kuliukas has created an online version of Diplomacy from Avalon Hill. The site is free and includes a forum plus lots of information about the game.
Game: Terra Proxima

Publisher: Bavarian Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Terra Proxima Game Review

"...the race to the center of the galaxy is anything but easy or safe." Father Geek reviews Bavarian Games' Terra Proxima, a game in which "…players are humanity’s greatest hope of finding new resources and homes for the expanding human race." See why Father Geek highly approves, as well as his toughest audience: "When the last planet was colonized and the final moon explored, the Gamer Geeks gave Terra Proxima their full approval."
Game: Black Swan

Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/7/2021 10:14:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Black Swan - How To Play

How to Play Black Swan: Turn Sequence A short video that describes the basic turn sequence for "Black Swan" by Vento Nuovo Games. The video covers all five major phases of the game. It features short breakdowns of each of the major sections and provides for a better understanding of how the game is played. Approximately 7 minute video, produced by Seek Out and Play.
Game: Epic Battles: American Civil War Starter Set

Series: Epic Battles
Publisher: Warlord Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 4/7/2021 7:43:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
An EPIC (Warlord Games) battle for the beginner

"...set a game up with unpainted units, so that you can be learning the rules in a practical way, enjoying the system and getting your painting done at an easier pace." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, offers some tips to new gamers using the Warlord Games' Epic Battles: American Civil War Starter Set. Norm is out to make sure the new miniatures gamer gets quickly to the fun: "…let’s get real, this is a great starter set and it would be a shame if the first barrier (painting) to a new player saw the box staying unopened and just left sitting on the shelf…"!
Game: Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2021 7:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Caesar: Rome VS Gaul - Live Play

Homo Ludens asks "Have you considered buying Caesar: Rome VS Gaul and wondered how it plays? Has it been on your shelf of shame since it was released? Do you want to watch me get crushed by hordes of Gallic rebels? If you answered yes to any of those questions, join us for this live-stream of Mark Simonitch's latest CDG released by GMT in 2020".Homo Ludens does a live stream replay of Caesar: Rome vs. Gaulrecently published by GMT Games.
Game: NORAD

Publisher: Simulations Design Corporation
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2021 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
NORAD Play Through

One of things I like about the YouTube channel, Centurion's Review, is that they take a look at older games that we played in our early wargaming years. In this video they turn their attention to Conflict Magazine number 4 with the game NORAD originally published by SDC.
Game: Congress of Vienna

Series: Great Statesmen Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2021 7:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Congress of Vienna: Designing Its Solitaire Game

"...how can a good solitaire system be devised?" Frank Esparrago begins a series describing efforts to create a solitaire system for GMT Games' Congress of Vienna. Things look promising, in that Jim Gutt has already been creating flowcharts that "…sometimes generate better play results by his [Congress of Vienna] Bots than an average human player can accomplish!"
Game: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2021 12:23:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Origins and Evolution of the Strategy Board Game Risk

Keith Veronese presents a short history and some technical details for Risk, published in the US by Parker Brothers in 1959.
Game: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2021 12:13:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
27 Best Risk Board Game Versions Based On Real Player Reviews

Map enthusiasts flock to the Brilliant Maps web site to see maps for every subject and every occasion. This post took reviews from BoardGameGeek.com for various versions of the game, Risk, and displayed the maps used for each version of the game. What’s your favorite?
Game: Britannia: Classic and Duel Edition

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2021 11:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Insights and Impressions for Britannia Classic and Duel Edition

Swords and Chits looks at the new edition of Britannia. The game allows players to recreate the turbulent history of Britain from the coming of the Romans (AD 43) to conquest by the Normans (AD 1085). Each player controls several tribes and leaders including the Angles, Saxons, Irish, Norsemen, Danes, Boudicca, King Arthur, Offa, and many other recognizable names from British history. The much-loved historical board game Britannia returns – now published by PSC Games! This edition includes over 200 beautifully sculpted plastic miniatures and two ways to play: Classic Britannia (traditional play for 4 gamers on the standard board) and Duel Britannia (faster play for 2 gamers on a new board).Britannia classic
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2021 11:30:00 AM
Poster:
Video How to Play – Imperial Struggle – Part 1 – game set-up and turn preparation

Imperial Struggle by GMT Games is an intriguing new design akin to its predecessor, Twilight Struggle. The Boardgames Chronicle starts a series of videos that teaches you how to play the game. In this, part one, they describe how the game is organised and go through one of the most critical processes in planning your turn – the Events & Ministry Cards..
Game: Napoleon's Resurgence

Series: Library of Napoleonic Battles
Publisher: Operational Studies Group
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Napoleon's Resurgence: The Spring Renaissance of the Grande Armée, May-June, 1813

Operational Studies GroupiIs a game company that devotes itself to producing many approachable titles on the Napoleonic era A rent release is Napoleon's Resurgence which covers the campaigns in 1813 as Napoleon tried to hang on after the disaster in Russia., Prussian and Austrian armies. "So, how is the game/simulation? In a word, excellent.'
Game: War in Europe (2nd Edition)

Series: War in Europe Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2021 1:08:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
War In Europe Official Clarifications and Errata (1 October 2000)

Official errata for War In Europe by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2021 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
webDiplomacy (Play Diplomacy online)

Calling all Diplomacy enthusiasts! Here is a web site where you can play Diplomacy online. The site is free and includes a forum plus lots of information about the game.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2021
Poster: Pat L.
The Diplomatic Pouch (Diplomacy Web Page)

Here is a web page for all things related to Diplomacy. The DP Council maintains this web page that includes information about the game, an internet magazine, opponent opportunities to play or to become a game master (judge), maps and mapping software, game variants, plus links to other Diplomacy enthusiasts.
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 4/2/2021 5:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
12mm McPherson’s Ridge 1863

"Will the Confederates hold on to their tasked objectives, or will they be thrown back by the Union wave of reinforcements?" Norm Smith, while working with his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules, brings us an interesting result in the McPherson’s Ridge scenario: "…in today’s playing, there was quite a one sided surprise. I don’t think I like those!"
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/1/2021 5:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
A Most Fearful Sacrifice from Flying Pig Games Kickstarter Preview

We can always use another Gettysburg game especially if it's designed by my buddy Hermann Luttmann. He has adapted his Blind Swords system to handle large battles in A Most Fearful Sacrifice, a game covering all 3 days of the battle. Look for Flying Pig Games latest Kickstarter campaign that begins April 6.
Game: Molino Del Rey: Gateway to Mexico City

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2021 6:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Molino Del Rey Gateway to Mexico City Video Review by David Lent & Len Krol

Molino Del Rey: Gateway to Mexico City, published by Decision Games, is a folio game depicting the famous battle of the Mexican-American war. Centurion's Review gives it the normal treatment whereby they give an overview of the rules and then a short replay session.
Game: The Creature that ate Sheboygan

Series: Space Capsule
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2021 5:33:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Creature that Ate Sheboygan: Overview

Who wants to play Godzilla!?! Ken McElhaney offers a fun video review of SPI's The Creature that Ate Sheboygan, a 1979 release that pits city and National Guard forces against monsters from science fiction. Yours truly can attest to hours of great entertainment with this tongue-in-cheek confection of a game during high school lunch breaks!
Game: Mansfield Crisis in the Pine Barrens 8 April 1864

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/30/2021 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Mansfield Review Mansfield Crisis in the Pine Barrens 8 April 1864

The Centurion's Review continues looking at Decision Games' American Civil War folio series this time tackling Mansfield Crisis in the Pine Barrens 8 April 1864. Their conclusion is that the Confederates cannot possibly win the battle due to slow entry rates and the limited number of games turns.