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Spotlight Articles

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The Straight Shooter of Savo Island – The Life of Vice Admiral Willis Lee Jr. Book Review.

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"His career reflects the transitional period between the big gun battlewagons of the First World War and the rise of carrier aviation." Ray Garbee reviews Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr., by Paul Stillwell. Check out why Ray finds the book to be "…a good study in leadership…", and why, while ostensibly a guns and battleships guy, Lee refused to wear blinders: "Much as [with] William Halsey recognizing the airplane as the future, Lee recognized the potential for radar to transform his profession."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/24/2022


Wargamer - What Tribe Are You? (PDF)

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Wargamer -- What Tribe are You? A question for us all. Wouldn't life be easier if we really understood what designers, developers, raters, reviewers and potential opponents really want? The attached PDF is an attempt to sort through the various 'tribes' to which we subscribe. Please have a look and tell us: which tribe are you?

This article written and shared by Tim Smith.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/23/2022


Falkirk Muir 1746

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"Note that this battle is not to be confused with the other Battle of Falkirk 448 years earlier; the one Mel Gibson lost." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, takes a look at the battle of Falkirk Muir. Jeff brings us his customary tongue-in-cheek insights on the historical origins and the battle itself, to include why "It may have been 57 years since James II (Charles's grandfather) had been chased out of Britain, but like that Scot I met years ago in The Duke of Kent, they weren't going to let it go."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2022


Documenting Black Jack Pershing’s War. Book Review

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"It is an impressive achievement, and one that drives home just what a huge task General Pershing shouldered in 1917." Ray Garbee reviews Volume 1 of John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 1917-1919, which details the challenges General Pershing met in preparing the U.S. Army for the European theater. Ray finds a book that delivers at the big picture level with "…a fascinating insight into leadership and management at what today would be termed the 'C' level suite…", as well as with interesting details, for example how "…British opinion suggested that the Americans would be best served by fully adopting British arms and ordnance in the spirit of simplifying the coalition's logistics."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/12/2022


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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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Grognard Originals

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A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

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)

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Game: Berthier Campaign Manager
Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Designer(s): Tony De Lyall

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 836
Date: 12/19/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.6.1 (Free Software)

There is a new update to the free Berthier Campaign Manager software (Version 10.6.1). This release modifies some of the functionality in Berthier and adds a new feature to GridMap. See the README file in the download for the full details.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 835
Date: 8/30/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.3.0 (Free Software)

I've have released an update of the free Berthier Campaign Manager software (Version 10.3.0). This release mainly changes some appearance and operation of Berthier. There is no change in functionality. See the README file in the download for the full details.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 834
Date: 8/21/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.2.0 (Free Software)

Release 10.2.0 contains small cosmetic updates, including a redesign of the look of the Terrain Effects table. If you are still using Berthier version 9, you will need to download the complete package. If you recently downloaded Berthier v10.1, you can either download the complete package or just the changed Berthier.exe.

See the README file in the download for the full details and important instructions.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 833
Date: 8/8/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.1.1 (Free Software)

Release 10.1.1 contains new features including 2 additional terrain types. See the README file in the download for the full details.

IMPORTANT: This release of Berthier changest he structure of the BTH data files. Your existing files will not work with the new version of Berthier. You will need to run a data conversion program to convert your BTH data into the new structure.

Instructions:

1) Backup your existing Berthier installation to somewhere safe in case something goes wrong.
2) Put the conversion program - convert9to10.exe - in the folder where your BTH files are. If you keep your BTH files in more than one folder put a copy of convert9to10.exe in each folder.
3) Click on convert9to10.exe to run the data conversion.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 832
Date: 3/14/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.17.3 (Free Software)

Release 9.17.3 contains some new features and some housekeeping. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 831
Date: 6/6/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.16.3 (Free Software)

Release 9.16.3 contains some minor bug fixes. There is no new Berthier functionality. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 830
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.15.1 (Free Software)

Release 9.15.1 contains mainly operational (rather than functional) updates to Berthier Campaign Manager. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Article ID: 829
Date: 10/6/2019
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.
Article ID: 828
Date: 11/12/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.13 (Free Software)

Release 9.13 introduces a number of small incremental improvements to Berthier Campaign Manager. See the README file that is included in the download for full details. Shared by developer Tony De Lyall
Article ID: 827
Date: 10/14/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.11 (Free Software)

There is no new functionality in Berthier 9.11. However the way menus operate has changed - inoperative menu options display in light grey and cannot be selected.
Article ID: 826
Date: 10/1/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.10 (Free Software)

It had to happen didn’t it? In early September Tony De Lyall put out a major update to Berthier and then nearly immediately discover a bug in the changes. Arrrh! If you recently downloaded Berthier 9.9 you should download the fixed version Berthier 9.10.
Article ID: 825
Date: 9/17/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.9 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.9 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures. This a big change to the way Berthier looks. Maps now can display textures to designate different types of terrain instead of just plain flat colours. See the attached screenshots for examples of how terrain can look. You can create new textures and delete textures. See the file "Creating Berthier Terrain Textures Files.pdf" in the Berthier package for more details. The update involved quite a bit of coding changes in Berthier so just to be safe I’d advise you BACKUP YOUR CURRENT BERTHIER INSTALLATION before installing the new version... There have been a few other changes as well. See the README file in the download for the full details.
Article ID: 824
Date: 6/6/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.8 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.8 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures. This release has no new features, just a bug fix, but it's good to see that Tony is still supporting his software! See the "ReadMe" file in the download for details of fixes in the new release...
Article ID: 823
Date: 9/13/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.7 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.7 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures. See the "ReadMe" file in the download for details of changes in the new release...
Article ID: 822
Date: 3/28/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.6 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.6 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures. Updated for Windows 10! See the "ReadMe" file in the download for details of changes in the new release...
Article ID: 821
Date: 1/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.5.2 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.5.2 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures.
Article ID: 820
Date: 12/14/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.41

Updated version 9.41 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures.
Article ID: 819
Date: 12/17/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager Software v9.3 Update

Berthier Campaign Manager v9.3 is the latest version of a Windows program that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier allows two campaigners, without an umpire, to run simple strategic campaigns leading to tabletop battles. Alternatively umpires can use Berthier to run two sided campaigns. Berthier is a generic campaign engine that is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy wargaming in most periods but was developed with the Horse and Musket period in mind.
Article ID: 818
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for version 8.0.6