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Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

Part 7. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1986-1991

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"Avalon Hill, after a big surge in the late 70s until the mid-80s was on a roll. But little did anyone know, the company would soon enter a decline that would eventually lead to the end of the company. In this episode, we explore the beginning of the end of Avalon Hill." Legendary Tactics

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/14/2024

ConsimWorld Expo 2024

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CSW Expo is an organized gaming event that provides a memorable gaming experience. With 24 years of experience in game conventions, our venue format is the perfect blueprint for celebrating wargaming with newcomers, experienced gamers, designers, and publishers alike. A full week event, July 12-20, 2024. Tempe, AZ.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/9/2024

Next batch of figures

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"Xyston figures. My goodness, they are a treat to paint." Prufrock is painting, with a couple nice photos! "...it has been nice to come back home to practical hobbying and feel like you are getting somewhere in at least one aspect of your life!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/1/2024

The winners of the 2024 Charles S. Roberts Awards for Excellence in Conflict Simulation Games have been announced.

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Here are the best games released in the calendar year 2023. These games are exhibits of the highest standards of excellence in design and execution.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/30/2024

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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

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S T U V W X Y Z '-9

Game: Bobby Lee


Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Tom Dalgliesh
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This wargame covers the war in the east, focusing on the one hundred miles between the two rival capitals of Richmond and Washington. For four years, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Robert E. Lee, defended against the Union. This was the scene of most major battles of the war, including First and Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and the Valley, Peninsula, and Wilderness campaigns. The first edition was published in 1993 and there have since been a 2nd (2004) and 3rd edition (2013). This speaks to the game's popularity.


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Date: 6/22/2024
Poster: Mark D.
Multiplayer Rules

These rules provide the basics for Multiplayer Game of Bobby Lee. Special thanks to Stan Wawrzyniak for providing these rules.
Grognard Hosted
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.

Review by Dan Raspler
Grognard Hosted
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Official Q&A for Bobby Lee (2nd Ed.)

Date Compiled: November 1995
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Official Combined Rules for Bobby Lee and Sam Grant Games

Dated 2003 PDF Version 1.0
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Errata and Discussion on Bobby Lee

BoardGameGeek forum discussion on Outflank and Battle errata for Bobby Lee beginning in March of 2014.
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Rules for using Dixie Card sets with Bobby Lee

Columbia Games card game Dixie is essentially a more sophisticated version of the battle system in Bobby Lee. Both games can be combined to give each more depth, adding strategic play to Dixie, and tactical details to Bobby Lee.
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
This review appears in Berg's Review of Games (BROG)

A generally positive review of the 1st edition Bobby Lee by Mark Herman appearing in BROG # 11.
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.

This review appeared in BoardGameGeek and is dated Dec 2007. The reviewer, Niko Ruf, covers game components, game play, leadership rules, and map terrain. He highlights what he thinks makes this a great game, giving it a 9 out of 10. While Niko Ruf doesn't say so, I believe this review might be about the 2nd edition.
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Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Operational vs. Tactical Review

A somewhat critical review by Sean Chick (formerly known as Paul Sullivan on BoardGameGeek with focus on the operational and tactical aspects of the gameplay. Dated July 2008.
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
Review of 2nd Edition

Dated July 2010, this review by Chad G recounts a recent game he played and explains how the gameplay makes it such a good game.
Web Link
Date: 9/3/2022
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

A rave review by Harvey Mossman in July 2013. He describes game components, game mechanics, combat, melee, supply, strategic decisions/options and victory conditions. This content appears by the courtesy of TheBoardGamingLife.com.
Web Link
Date: 8/9/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

The 3rd Edition of Bobby Lee reviewed in August 2014 by Marco Arnaudo.
Web Link
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Errata and optional rules (Zip file)

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