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Spotlight Articles

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“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

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


Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021


Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021


Maldon: Something to Mull Over

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"The preliminary challenges, insults, and actual fighting between 'champions' on the causeway resulted in a slight advantage for the Saxons." Chris Hahn, in his No Painting Required blog, brings us replays of the Viking versus Anglo-Saxon battle of Maldon in 991 A.D. Chris provides some interesting background to his various stagings, along with plenty of action: "…the Vikings crashed into the Saxons, having pushed through their own skirmishing archers, scattering them to the winds."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/26/2021


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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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Pub Dates
Game: The Art of Siege
Publisher: SPI
Series: Art of Siege Quad
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Herman, Philip S. Kosnett, Rob Mosca, David Werden

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 906
Date: 4/27/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Art of Siege Warfare Addenda as of October 1979

Addenda for Art of Siege Warfare by courtesy of Decision Games . The game includes the four games of Acre, Lille, Sevastopol, and Tyre.
Article ID: 901
Date: 1/21/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Inside the Box and more for SPI’s The Art of Siege

Kyle Seely presents an inside the box look at SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad for the games Acre, Lille, Sevastopol, and Tyre.
Article ID: 900
Date: 1/21/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Maps and Counters for The Art of Siege Quad

JCB III has an interesting war game blog that concentrates on maps , counters, and other war game information on his Maps and Counters blog.
Article ID: 905
Date: 1/29/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Calandale’s review of Sevastopol

Enrico Viglino aka “Calandale” wraps up his review of the four games within SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad games. Sevastopol uses a hexless map that requires the use of a ruler as in miniatures games. While the game requires less mechanical complexity compared to the other games in the Quad, there is still a high level of mechanical complexity here. He calls Sevastopol the “most pleasing” of the four Art of Siege games in the Quad and compares several features across the four games.
Article ID: 904
Date: 1/29/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Calandale’s review of Acre

Enrico Viglino aka “Calandale” reviews this “siege within a siege” game , Acre, from SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad game. He compares this game to Tyre and judges it better but with problems. The Charge rules are weak and the Simulated Fire and Retreats rule is hard to execute and maintain status for the units involved. Although he liked playing Acre, he still favors Sevastopol among the four games in the quad.
Article ID: 903
Date: 1/28/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Calandale’s review of Lille

Enrico Viglino aka “Calandale” identifies problems in the design of SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad game, Lille. Although he admires the beauty of the map and the counters, he found that the game required “too much effort for what I got out of it”. Of the four games in the Quad, “…Sevastopol is the gem.”
Article ID: 902
Date: 1/28/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Calandale’s review of Tyre

Enrico Viglino aka “Calandale” identifies problems throughout his review of SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad game, Tyre. “…broken”, “…painful”, bad rules, “…not much for the defender to do”, not sure the Macedonian attackers can win, and counter problems punctuate the review. But he also calls the game fun, playable, and so-so! Of the four games in the Quad, he calls Tyre the weakest and Sevastopol the best.
Article ID: 893
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 894
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 895
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 896
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review page #1

Article ID: 897
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review page #2

Article ID: 898
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review page #3

Article ID: 899
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review page #4