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.

Pocket Armies and 4’ x 3’ project going into 2020.

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"I like a throw down scenario, but also like the scenario to be formalised and recorded so that the better ones improve over time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, ruminates on his Pocket Armies Project for 2020. Looks like lots of fun ahead, including the item where Norm comments that "…looking at this next is rather defeating my ‘ignore the latest shiny thing’ resolve…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2020


Interview with Matthias Cramer Designer of Weimar: The Fight for Democracy from Compass Games

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"I cannot image a Weimar game without CDG mechanics." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Matthias Cramer about his upcoming Weimar: The Fight for Democracy. Matthias offers some interesting insights about the game and his design philosophy: "A game is never finished, but at a certain point it is good enough to be finished."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2019


10 Wargames to Buy Your Wargamer for Christmas 2019!

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A must-read for everyone who knows and loves a wargamer, but has absolutely *no* idea what game to buy for them. Shared by Grant at The Players Aid blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 12/12/2019


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

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

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


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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!

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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: Victory and Glory: Napoleon

Series: Victory and Glory: Napoleon
Publisher: Electric Games, LLC
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/19/2020 2:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Victory & Glory Napoleon Review and Tutorial

The Board Game Kaptain reviews Victory & Glory: Napoleon designed by Glenn Drover and published by Electric Games, LLC, It is a game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles in which one player takes the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempts to dominate the entire continent of Europe while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domain.
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 1/19/2020 2:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted: Normandy Review

Another review by The Players Aid of Undaunted Normandy, a clever but challenging WW II deck building card game about D-Day by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 1/19/2020 2:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Undaunted: Normandy Review - Sharp as a Box of Bayonets

June, 1944: Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn the situation to their advantage! A good, always entertaining, overview by Shut Up & Sit Down of Undaunted Normandy, a WW II deck building card game about D-Day at the tactical level. It's a very clever design by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/19/2020 2:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 4

This is the 4th entry evaluating good gameplay of Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games. that focuses on the Election Track, the rules that govern an election and the Election County Count Procedure that determines how an election is decided.
Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/19/2020 2:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Cataclysm – full campaign online

The gamers at The Boardgames Chronicle got together online for a complete campaign of Scott Muldoon and William Terdoslavich"s Cataclysm: A Second World War published by GMT Games.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 1/19/2020 12:05:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#952) for 19-Jan-2020 and the winners for the last Challenge (#951).
Game: 1972: The Lost Phantom

Publisher: @games online
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 3:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1972: The Lost Phantom - Centurion's Review

Play-through and review by David Lent for his Centurion's Review site.
Game: Red Flag Over Paris

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 3:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Red Flag Over Paris - First design by Fred Serval

"Red Flag Over Paris", currently on the GMT Games P500 list, is a short, yet challenging, two-player strategic game simulating the two months of intense confrontation between the Communards and the government in Versailles during the 1871 Paris Commune. This video gives an overview of the prototype and explain how this game is different from other games in the same system, like "Fort Sumter". Video produced by designer Fred Serval.
Game: Bonaparte at Marengo

Publisher: Simmons Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:38:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bonaparte at Marengo Review by Gibert Collins

Gilbert Collins reviews one of the most innovative Napoleonic war game systems out there, Bonaparte at Marengo by Simmons Games. If you haven't tried these games, you should!
Game: War of the Ring

Publisher: Ares Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:37:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War of the Ring - Shut Up & Sit Down Review

Always entertaining, the gents at Shut Up & SIt Down bring us back to Middle Earth in their review of Ares Games' War of the Ring. Where else would you see a game compared to a pear?!
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Opening Moves Soviet Union

And now it's the Soviets turn in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room Opening Moves pt.2 Imperial Japan

Possible Japanese first turn moves in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Opening Moves

Possible early situations and challenges in gameplay... starting with the Axis in War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/18/2020 10:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room-Rules:The Basics

A good place to start learning War Room, a massive strategic WW II game designed by Larry Harris (Axis & Allies designer) published by Nightingale Games.
Game: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/17/2020 5:25:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Puts You Right in to the Action! – GMT’s Tank Duel Board Game Review

"If World War II armor is your cup of tea – get this game!" Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Tank Duel Enemy in the Crosshairs, giving it a 95% rating! Check out why Rick comments that the game "…really immerses you in the control of one or more tanks and gives you the feel of being enclosed in the metal beasts."
Game: 1812: The Campaign of Napoleon in Russia

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/16/2020 7:35:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1812 Napoleon in Russia - Video Review by Gilbert Collins

It's never too late to correct an error! Gilbert Collins revisits this game, including a correction of an item on his 2017 video review of this game. Nice.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/16/2020 7:25:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review - Moe's Game Table

An unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table looking at "Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel" by Academy Games.
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2020 6:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII from Dan Verssen Games – Action Point 2

"The SS Deck is how the action is driven against the player and is very important to understand." Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, continues his examination of Dan Verssen Games' Castle Itter, a rather quirky circumstance late in World War II. Check out why Grant warns that you should "Keep in mind that things will snowball…"!
Game: Operation Dauntless

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2020 5:25:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Operation Dauntless - Tutorial 1 - Delay at Fontenay

Counter Attack ! brings us a playthrough of tutorial scenario T1: Delay at Fontenay of GMT's Operation Dauntless, introducing basic movement and combat rules.
Game: Operation Dauntless

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2020 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Operation Dauntless - quick review

A quick review and first look at Operation Dauntless by GMT Games.
Game: Operation Dauntless

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2020 4:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Operation Dauntless - Nightmarish Crossroads - Turn 1

On turn 1 of this scenario of GMT's Operation Dauntless, Counter Attack! tries to see if the British can crack the outer defenses of Cristot but are hampered by German minefields.
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 3

This is the third entry evaluating good gameplay of Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games. Action Point 1 looked at the makeup of the deck and examined two of the more violent actions available to players in Burn and Skirmish. In Action Point 2 focused on Movement and Influence actions that players will need to use to build up a presence in Kansas counties ahead of elections. In this Action Point, proper use of Politics, Migration and Cooperation actions are highlighted.
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/13/2020 5:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Belisarius Campaign – Part 5 – Callinicum 531 AD (Phase 1)

"...the Romans, having nothing to lose, charged the exposed Sassanid center...". Michal, in his Boardgames Chronicle blog, has a couple of fun rounds with the Callinicum scenario in GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Medieval. Check out why Michal concludes "That is really a great scenario: balanced, with a lot of maneuvers plus heavy units on both sides."
Game: The Dark Sands

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/13/2020 4:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: The Dark Sands: War in North Africa, 1940-42 from GMT Games

The Dark Sands: War in North Africa from GMT Games gets a nice video review by the Player's Aid.
Game: Freeman's Farm: 1777

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/13/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 3

The Player's Aid continues its Action Point series of Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing. Action Point 1 looked at the board that represents the locations and roles of both sides’ formations as well as their relative positions on the battlefield. Action Point 2, focused on the Formation Cards and how the Activation Cards are used to command each as well as how Morale Tests work and effect the game. In this Action Point, the emphasis is on the Momentum Cubes and how they are used to purchase the all important Tactics Cards.
Game: Hold the Line: The American Civil War

Series: Hold the Line
Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/12/2020 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review of Hold the Line: The American Civil War

Charlotte Area Historical Gamers presents this short video review of Worthington Games' Hold the Line: The American Civil War designed by Grant and Mike Wylie
Game: Assault Series

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/8/2020 5:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Middle East ​Assault

Fans of GDW's Assault Series, check it out! Christopher Selman, on his My Assault Page website, has posted counter sheets (as PDFs) for the Egyptian 3rd Army in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Thanks Christopher!
Game: Gettysburg Deluxe Edition

Publisher: RBM Studios
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 1/8/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Gettysburg Deluxe - Reviewed by Bonding with Boardgames

Bonding with Board Games reviews the new Gettysburg Deluxe designed by Mark Herman and published by C3i.
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/7/2020 2:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games

A video review of Bleeding Kansas, Decision Games' simulation of the horrible internal strife that occurred in Kansas leading up to the American Civil War
Game: Blue Water Navy

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/6/2020 4:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
It’s a Red Storm on The Rise with Compass Games ‘Blue Water Navy’. Board Game Review.

"I really dig this game. It’s like War at Sea and Harpoon had a baby and called it Blue Water Navy." Ray Garbee reviews Compass Games' Blue Water Navy, which offers a naval focus on a superpower conflict of the 80s. Despite a few quibbles, Ray gives the game a 92% rating, and considers the game's integration of processes to be "…a really smart concept, and presented in a very subtle way."
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/6/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas- Action Point 2

Grant Kleinhenz, of the Player's Aid blog, continues a multipart look at Decision Games' Bleeding Kansas, a re-creation of the struggle between pro- and anti-slavery factions prior to the Civil War. Grant focuses on Movement and Influence actions this time.
Game: Arctic Front

Series: Third World War
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/5/2020 12:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Arctic Front Counters Scan

Counter scan for Arctic Front.
Game: Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242

Series: Levy & Campaign Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 11:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Nevsky - Unboxing video from Moe's Game Table

An unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Campaigns of Montrose: A Year of Living Dangerously 1644-1645

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Campaigns of Montrose: Review by David Lent

"I’m always on the look out for historical games that cover periods I’m not familiar with. Campaigns of Montrose fits this bill as I’ve never heard of the Marquis of Montrose or his campaign against the Scottish Covenanter government forces during the first English Civil War.", writes David Lent in his review of "Campaigns of Montrose: A Year of Living Dangerously 1644-45"...
Game: China's War: 1937-41

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Interview with Brian Train Designer of COIN Series Volume XII China’s War: 1937-1941 from GMT Games

Interview with Brian Train Designer of COIN Series Volume XII China’s War: 1937-1941 from GMT Games (currently on GMT's P500 list). Video produced by The Players' Aid.
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 4:58:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII from Dan Verssen Games – Action Point 1

The Players' Aid takes a look at the game board focusing on the combat positions and assault tracks for the SS, examine the SS card deck and how the cards drive the assault and work against the player, and more...
Publisher: Revolution Games

Date: 1/4/2020 3:52:00 PM
Revolution Games: Two New Games and a Convention!

Happy New Year from Revolution Games! We're proud to announce two new games shipping in January: "Return to the Rock: Corregidor 1945" and "Fury at Midway". Also Revolution Games will be sponsoring "The Gauntlet" game convention January 18 and 19 in Sacramento California. Visit the sites for more info...
Game: World at War 85: Storming the Gap

Series: World at War 85 Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 3:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Storming the Gap: Unboxing Video

Unboxing video produced by The Players' Aid web site.
"The US Civil War" Tournament on BPA (PBEM on Vassal)

 
Date: 1/4/2020 3:26:00 PM
"The US Civil War" Tournament on BPA (PBEM on Vassal)

Didier Seban is organizing a "The US Civil War" knockout tournament in PBEM on Vassal between April 1, 2020 and the end of 2021 or 2022 depending on the number of participants. Visit the official web site for more info and sign up!.
Game: Time of Crisis

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2020 2:23:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Time of Crisis on New Year's Eve!

"A perfect way to start celebrating the New Year - a decent game with the great company! That is exactly Time of Crisis in my regular boardgamers group! Enjoy short after action report from a fresh session!" Shared by the good folks at the Boardgames Chronicle site.
Game: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/3/2020 8:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 1

"In this Action Point, we will take a look at a few of the more violent actions in the game...". Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, begins a multipart look at Decision Games' Bleeding Kansas, a re-creation of the struggle between pro- and anti-slavery factions prior to the Civil War. Grant offers some interesting insights, including about a feature of which he says "Great part of the design that creates some very interesting decisions."
Game: Blood on the Snow: Russo-Finnish War

Publisher: Avalanche Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/30/2019 7:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Blood On The Snow Review

"It almost feels like you are being hypnotized while looking at this map." David Lent reviews Blood On The Snow by Avalanche Press, which covers the Battle of Suomussalmi in the Soviet/Finnish Winter War. Aside from the map, it's interesting to see why David ends up concluding that the "…author tried reinventing the wheel instead of using tried and true wargame mechanics."
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Combat Commander Europe – #8 Breakout Dance

A brief replay of scenario #8 Breakout Dance from GMT's popular card driven tactical WW II game Combat Commander Europe by Boardgames Chronicle
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
CoH: Storms of Steel! #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam

Boardgames Chronicle continues its replays of the Academy Games' Conflict of Heroes Storm of Steel system by playing another scenario in the campaign – this time #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2019 7:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“After several minutes of firing on the move, the attacking echelon of our 29th and 18th Tank Corps cut into the Nazi ranks with a thrust forward—a rapid assault literally through the enemy ranks.” ― Soviet Cmdr. Pavel Rotmistrov — Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel Kursk 1943 Board Game Review

"The map boards are photo realistic so you feel like you are playing a miniatures game." Rick Martin reviews Academy Games' Storms of Steel Kursk 1943, giving it a dramatic 99% rating! Find out what has Rick so enthused that he concludes with "Get this game! Schnell! Schnell!"
Game: Ici, c'est la France! The Algerian War of Independence 1954-62

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/22/2019 3:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
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!
Game: Battleground 7: Bull Run

Series: Battleground Series
Publisher: Talonsoft
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/22/2019 2:46:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battleground 7: Bull Run (Windows, 1997)

YouTube poster Skud silently plays as the Confederates in scenario 21, Like The Sharpest Thunder, in this classic American Civil War game from TalonSoft designed by John Tiller. The graphics from 1997 are good for that time and the sound effects have a nice quality. The game illustrates many of the computer war game mechanics found in later games.
Game: Kursk – Battle at Prochorovka

Publisher: Yobowargames
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/22/2019 12:54:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Kursk Battle at Prochorovka Part 1

YouTube poster Hex2RedOneAlpha tries his best to defeat the Russian forces at Kursk in this 2 part video play-through. Can he succeed?
Game: Freeman's Farm: 1777

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2019 5:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 2

"...you can’t just run in willy nilly as you will get your tricorne shot off..."! Grant Kleinhenz, writing in The Players' Aid blog, continues his look at Worthington Publishing's Freeman’s Farm 1777, a very innovative take on the Revolutionary War battle. See what Grant enjoys about the game, like why he loves "…the puzzle that you must solve in order to maximize your fire and the losses that you can inflict."
Game: Imperator: Rome

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/18/2019 5:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Guide to Warfare in Imperator: Rome (1.3 Livy)

"Success in Imperator, much like Roman success in the real world, will depend on your ability to be flexible...". Timothy Borsilli offers some insightful advice for playing Paradox Interactive's Imperator: Rome, a grand strategy game. He finds a very enjoyable game in which "…a strong emphasis is placed not just on strategic geopolitics, but also on the nitty-gritty tactical-level combat of your armies in the field."