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.

Wargame Watch – What’s New & Upcoming – October 2019

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"When I started writing the Wargame Watch feature in 2017, I couldn’t have imagined how well the series would do. It has grown every month since the first edition and is now garnering around 3,200 views per month. It has actually become our largest regular monthly post and I really have enjoyed doing them each month as it is really a good time hunting down all the new titles for inclusion..." Shared by Grant at The Players Aid blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 10/13/2019


Essen Spiel 2019 - Top 5 Anticipated Wargames

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Essen Spiel, the largest board game convention in Europe, is not generally known for wargames. But Fred Serval of the Homo Ludens site, has rooted out the "Top 5 Anticipated Wargames" that are featured at Essen this year...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 10/7/2019


Tiger 224 gets orders (1/72 scene)

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"…an interesting read, full of the sort of detail that the gamer and scenario designer will find useful…". Norm Smith in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, does a little wargamer art imitating reality after enjoying a read of Panzer Ace, the Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander, by Richard Freiherr von Rosen. Norm is clearly an ace at modeling: check out his results after some "…Vallejo Putty tinted with paint came to the rescue."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/4/2019


Best WWII Museums and Historical Sites

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19 of the World’s Best World War II Museums and Historical Sites - Compiled by Axel Hernborg, editor at Tripplo.com.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/25/2019


More Spotlight articles...


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.

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...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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Game: The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/16/2019 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE from Hollandspiele – Action Point 5

"Don’t be Soft on Surrendered Tribes". Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid blog, continues his review of Hollandspiele's The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE, a solitaire only game. The game has given Grant quite a learning curve, and he has lots of tips to offer, like avoiding what he considers the worst thing in the game, which is: "…a surrendered Tribe passing their [Oathbreaker] check and reentering the fight! It is very deflating."
Game: Attack Force

Series: Minigame
Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/15/2019 7:13:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Attack Force Review

Review of TSR's "Attack Force", written by Captain Dave for his Centurion's Review site. Also contains an "unboxing" video.
Game: Invasion 1066: The Battle of Hastings

Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/15/2019 7:02:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1066 Hastings Anniversary 2019

Replay of "Invasion: 1066" on the 953rd anniversary of the famous battle. Written by designer Norm Smith for his Battlefields & Warriors blog.
Game: War Tactics or Can Britain Be Invaded?

Publisher: Lowe & Carr
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/15/2019 8:42:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
War games

Brett Holman summarizes his thoughts on several early 20th Century War Games including War Tactics or Can Britain Be Invaded? by Lowe and Carr. Holman calls the game the most intriguing of the group and supposes the game was a reflection of the anti-German war scare in Britain prior to World War I. The first war game with cardboard counters also features an asymmetrical map unlike most early war games like chess, Aviation and other Stratego type games that featured symmetrical maps.
Game: Bundeswehr

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2019 6:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Bundeswehr Northern German, late 1970’s

"No commander in this game will ever complain that he doesn’t have enough artillery!" David Lent, in the Centurion's Review blog, offers a retro review of SPI's Bundeswehr, a mid-70s Soviets-assault-in-Germany microgame. As a microgame enthusiast, David finds an enjoyable game, despite a few shortcomings. And the fun part? "…the secret to playing this game is to use your tanks to pin units with their zone of control and pile on a lot of artillery to blow them to pieces.
Game: The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/13/2019 12:35:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE - Action Point 3

Grant fromThe Players Aid continues his review of Hollandspiele's game on Rome's wars against the invading Germanic Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatian tribes focusing on the Barbarian player; "Action Point 3"
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/13/2019 12:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games Event Card Spoilers – #315 Khashoggi Crisis

"We have asked the designer of Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games Trevor Bender to provide us with text of some of the proposed Event Cards in the expansion and also to give a short summary of the card’s historical background as well as their use in the game." Shared by the good folks at The Players' Aid...
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 10/13/2019 8:45:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#938) for 13-Oct-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#937).
Publisher: Quarterdeck International

Date: 10/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
Quarterdeck International Halloween Sale Announcement

Read Quarterdeck International's latest newsletter and take advantage of the Quarterdeck International Halloween Sale! for the whole month of October 2019...
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/11/2019 6:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Storms of Steel - Kursk 1943 3rd Edition

Academy Games announces that "Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition has arrived and is available now." A significant change involves an update of the "…Action Point System into a Spent Check System that allows your gameplay to feel more fluid as you change from unit to unit…".
Game: Gulf Strike

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/10/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Air Superiority in Gulf Strike

"In Scenario 1 of Gulf Strike (VG, 1983), the Iranians are set to invade the Gulf Council States. With the US presence in the area growing more powerful each turn, Iran has to move very quickly to gain control over and consolidate its hold on the Straits of Hormuz. Time is of the essence and an Iranian player who does not move quickly will almost certainly lose the game." So begins this "must read" article about "Gulf Strike", written and shared by Brad Smith of the Hexsides & Hand Grenades blog...
Game: Last Battle: Ie Shima, 1945

Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/9/2019 7:18:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Take Aim Design’s ‘Last Battle: Ie Shima, 1945’ Is On Target. Board Game Review.

"...where this map shines are that the area boundaries have been superimposed over a gorgeous US Army tactical map of the island." Ray Garbee reviews Revolution Games' Last Battle: Ie Shima, 1945, giving it a 96% rating! He finds it to be a tight, highly playable game with one wistful, historical element: "Adding to this is your decision of where – or even IF – to allocate the Ernie Pyle counter."
Game: When Tigers Fight

Publisher: XTR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 10/8/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Expanded Sequence of Play (PDF)

When Tigers Fight Expanded Sequence of Play. Compiled and shared by Don Johnson.
Game: Hitler Strikes North

Publisher: Quarterdeck
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/8/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Review of Hitler Strikes North : The 1940 Invasion of Norway

Robert Peterson at A Wargamers Needful Things give us a brief review of Quarterdeck International's game on the WW II invasion of Norway, Hitler Strikes North.
Game: Fall of Saigon: A Fire in the Lake Expansion

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/7/2019 7:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Volko Ruhnke Co-Designer of Fall of Saigon: A Fire in the Lake Expansion from GMT Games

"As I like to fancy it, Mark’s vision shaped the machine, and I engineered the undercarriage." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players Aid blog, interviews co-designer Volko Ruhnke about the new GMT Games' Fall of Saigon: A Fire in the Lake Expansion. The expansion allows two players to handle "…the movement of massed forces on the offensive to seize territory…"
Game: When Tigers Fight

Publisher: XTR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 10/7/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Combat Resolution Cheat Sheet (PDF)

When Tigers Fight combat resolution cheat sheet. Compiled and shared by Don Johnson.
Game: When Tigers Fight

Publisher: XTR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 10/6/2019 11:20:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Consolidated Player Aids (PDF)

When Tigers Fight consolidated play aids, compiled and shared by Don Johnson.
Game: When Tigers Fight

Publisher: XTR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 10/6/2019 11:10:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Errata - updated 2019 (PDF)

Derived errata for "When Tigers Fight". Updated and compiled by Don Johnson.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/6/2019 9:49:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.14.1 (Free Software)

Release 9.14.1 involves a significant change to the "look and feel" of Berthier with navigation now by a standard Windows navigation bar. There have also been additional minor changes. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by developer Tony De Lyall.
Game: 1914: Glory's End / When Eagles Fight

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/6/2019 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A brief Review of GMT's 1914 Glory's End/When Eagles Fight

Robert Peterson gives a brief review of Ted Racier's 2 game ccombo on WW I warfare 1914 Glory's End/When Eagles Fight by GMT Games. Peterson discusses the differences between the current games and the ones previously published in Command magazine.
Game: Nights of Fire: Battle for Budapest

Publisher: Mighty Boards
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/5/2019 2:38:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
An Ant Lab Games Playthrough

Excellent playthrough of "Nights of Fire" by Anthony and Frances of Ant Lab Games.
Game: An Attrition of Souls

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/5/2019 2:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Interview with Designer Scott Leibbrandt

In depth interview with game designer Scott Leibbrandt, written and published on the Players' Aid blog.
Game: Crossing the Line

Publisher: Furor Teutonicus Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/4/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Crossing the Line - Aachen 1944

Matt White reviews Crossing the Line - Aachen 1944, a remake of Moments in History's Piercing the Reich by a new company, Furor Teutonicus and game designer Dirk Blennemann. The original was a tense, innovative game but suffered from poor graphics. This remake remedies that problem with gorgeous counters and map.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2019 5:20:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
1985: Under an Iron Sky - A Field Manual for the Warsaw Pact Player

WarWithoutKIA provides a "How to" approach for typical operational situations the Warsaw Pact will face trying to defeat the NATO player in 1985: Under an Iron Sky by Thin Red Line Games
Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Publisher: Jolly Roger Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2019 5:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
13 Days The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 Review

"13 Days is a good example of a mini Twilight Struggle type game." David Lent, in the Centurion's Review blog, checks out Jolly Roger Games' 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis. David finds an enjoyable game, though with an imbalance: "I felt the United Nations provided too much prestige."
Game: Paths of Glory

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/1/2019 5:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Paths of Glory- 1917 Scenario Variant

The Boardgames Chronicle presents a replay of a 1917 variant scenario for Ted Racier's World War I wargame classic Paths of Glory for those who don't have time to play out the full war
Game: TSWW: Day of Infamy

Series: TSWW (The Second World War)
Publisher: Diffraction Entertainment, Ltd.
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/1/2019 7:33:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
TSWW: Day of Infamy

Day of Infamy is the TSWW (The Second World War) series game covering the day that lived in infamy for ever: Pearl Harbor. Also covers the first 3 years of the North Pacific and Central Pacific war. (Editor's Note: Don't know how I managed to not notice this game series before but, at first glance, it looks incredible. There are some rather contentious exchanges on BGG concerning the series, but the games appear to be worth a look...)
Game: Tetrarchia

Publisher: Nestorgames
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/1/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Tetrarchia-Achieving higher difficulty levels

Hmmm...Here's a game I have never heard of from a company I was unaware. That may be a sign of the Apocalypse but The Boardgames Chronicle presents a nice little pictorial replay of Tetrarchia from Nestorgames, a 4 player cooperative game of the Roman Empire in crisis in the 3rd century AD
Game: Race to Tokyo: Operation Coronet

Publisher: Kokusai-Tsushin
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/30/2019 10:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Final Countdown to Victory with "Race to Tokyo"

It’s the Final Countdown to Victory with War Drum Games ‘Race to Tokyo: Operation Coronet’. Game review by Ray Garbee for Armchair General web site...
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/30/2019 5:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Belisarius Campaign – Part 3 – Dara (530 AD)

"Dara is an interesting, asymmetric scenario which can finish in any side gaining victory…". Michal, writing in The Boardgames Chronicle, covers a couple of intense replays of the Dara (530 AD) scenario in GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Medieval. And, like the saying goes, it ain't over till it's over: "The most astounding thing happened at the end of the game."
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/29/2019 8:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea Unboxing

Unboxing video by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/29/2019 7:58:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 1

"Today I would like to focus on my campaign with one of my favorite add-ons – Winter Wars expansion. This is the ten scenarios, all focused on crucial 2 weeks of Christmas 1944 in the Ardennes – place of great German counter-offensive..." Shared by The Boardgames Chronicle blog.
Game: District Commander Maracas

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/29/2019 7:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
District Commander: Maracas - Big Board Review

Engaging review of recent counterinsurgency game "District Commander: Maracas". The review is presented as a narrative story, liberally interspersed with snapshots of the game components. Another gem from Kevin Sharp and his Big Board Gaming blog. Check out this article and all Kevin's other fine articles...
Game: The Battles of Bull Run

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/29/2019 9:38:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Rules for original SPI Games: The Battles of Bull Run

Russ Gifford has assembled a remarkable resource for SPI game enthusiasts. One of the web pages lists variants for SPI Games including The Battles of Bull Run. This particular variant, created by Albert A. Nofi, frequent contributor to Strategy & Tactics magazine, sets rules for multiple commander play (up to 4 commanders) for the Union player and up to 2 for the Confederates. This variant simulates the confusion among the Union commanders as all orders must be written and then interpreted by the commanders without any verbal discussion which can easily reduce the superior force advantage for the Union side.
Game: Bundeswehr

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/29/2019 8:20:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Modern Battles II Bundeswehr

Take a 1970’s Cold War situation where NATO troops without American forces face a Soviet and Warsaw Pact invasion of Germany. Add untried units of unknown combat strength, some with nuclear weapons, and you have this 1977 SPI game, Bundeswehr, part of the Modern Battles II quadrigame. Prolific YouTube poster, ”usapatriot4163” describes the components, rules, and game play situations. He describes the game as highly playable and easy to understand, comparing it somewhat to the earlier SPI Napoleonic era games, but lacking in simulated realism.
Game: Field Commander: Alexander

Series: Field Commander Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2019 5:56:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Field Commander: Alexander from Dan Verssen Games (DVG) – Action Point 2

"Their are choices a plenty and you must make the wise choice if you hope to win the campaign." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid blog, continues a review of Dan Verssen Games' Field Commander: Alexander, a game with some interesting twists in how campaigns play out. As Grant points out, "You will need to weigh the pursuit of Prophecy against your goals for each campaign."
Game: Stonewall's Sword

Series: Blind Swords
Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/25/2019 8:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Jackson’s Sword by Revolution Games.

"The system is notable for this inherent chaos and I like that." Norm Smith in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, recounts his learning-in process with Revolution Games' Stonewall’s Sword: The Battle of Cedar Mountain. Check out why, despite some initial concerns, Norm really warms to a game that "…draws you in, it keeps you hopeful, it delivers opportunity, it delivers disappointment and thereby it gives you an emotional connection to the game."
Game: Battle Command

Publisher: HSC
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/24/2019 6:58:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Battle Command computer game

Now lives only on the Web Archive. Not sure what happened to the original site which just went dark a few months ago.
Game: Undaunted Normandy

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 9/24/2019 2:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
An Interview with David Thompson Co-Designer of Undaunted Normandy

The Player's Aid interviews Co-Designer David Thompson who gives a detailed discussion about his new tactical level, deck building, WW II card game Undaunted Normandy recently published by Osprey Games
Game: The Battle of Agincourt

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/23/2019 5:15:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Battle of Agincourt 1415 A.D. Review

"The French need to move forward fast and engage the English in melee as quickly as they can." David Lent, in the Centurion's Review blog, reviews Game Designers’ Workshop's The Battle of Agincourt 1415 A.D., of 1978 vintage. David finds an enjoyable game, with a couple of quirks: "Here’s where things get weird."
Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/23/2019 1:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Video Review of Cataclysm: A Second World War

The Players Aid crew discuss and review their recent experience at GenCon playing Scott Muldoon's and William Terdoslavich's Cataclysm: A Second World War published by GMT
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/22/2019 5:55:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Iintroduction to Multi Man Publishing's Brazen Chariots (Part 4 of 4)

The wrap up in a series of a video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. They use the Battleaxe scenario to illustrate the history of the campaign and the mechanics of the game.
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/22/2019 5:51:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Introduction to Multi Man Publishing's Brazen Chariots (Part 3 of 4)

The third in a series of a video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. They use the Battleaxe scenario to illustrate the history of the campaign and the mechanics of the game.
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/22/2019 5:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Introduction to Multi Man Publishing's Brazen Chariots (Part 2 of 4)

The second in a series of a video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. They use the Battleaxe scenario to illustrate the history of the campaign and the mechanics of the game.
Game: Albuera 1811

Series: Lines of Battle
Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/21/2019 12:51:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review by Matt White

Matt White provides some thoughts on this Napoleonic wargame from White Dog Games. It's a lengthy video (almost 25 minutes), encompassing an "unboxing" section along with a walk-through of the major rules sections and Matt's opinions.
Game: District Commander Maracas

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/21/2019 12:47:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
District Commander Maracas - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video from Moe's Game Table.
Game: La Bataille de Bautzen 1813

Publisher: Marshal Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/21/2019 11:12:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
La Bataille de Bautzen 1813 - new from Marshal Enterprises! (PDF)

Marshal Enterprises has announced that its 2019 Fall release, La Bataille de Bautzen 1813, may now be ordered on its website, labataille.me, with delivery scheduled for October 3, 2019. Ordering from the website is the only way to buy the game!
Game: Thunder in the East - GMT

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/20/2019 5:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Frank Chadwick’s ETO Series: Super-Massive-Project-Update-ex-pi-a-li-do-cious

"Boy has this project come a long way since those first 'blue sky' discussions!" Alan Emrich offers some inside perspective on Frank Chadwick's ETO Series: past, present and, most intriguingly, future plans! All driven by the goal of creating "…a classic 'panzer pusher' series that fits wargamers very comfortably..."
Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/19/2019 5:27:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
An Introduction to Multi Man Publishing's Brazen Chariots (Part 1 of 4)

The first in a series of a video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. They use the Battleaxe scenario to illustrate the history of the campaign and the mechanics of the game.
Game: Glory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941

Publisher: Quarterdeck
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2019 7:28:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Too Far From Home. Homeland Workshop’s ‘Glory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941’. Board Game Review.

"I firmly believe that a good game should educate and right out of the gate, I learned something!" Ray Garbee reviews Quarterdeck International's Glory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941. Ray likes the insights into a little gamed engagement, along with the fact that "…it’s really two mini games with some carry over between them."