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Spotlight Articles

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

Saturday Night Fights! ~ The 1815 Campaign (Yes, All of it) for “Snappy Nappy”

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"If you’re going to play out a grand campaign, play it on a grand scale. We’ve got a crowd tonight, in 6 different chats on all different “tables” as the campaign plays out on the 207th anniversary of the battles." states the gentleman from Armchair Dragons as they use the Snappy Napoleon wargame miniatures rule set on Tabletop Simulator in their Saturday Night Fights Event.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 6/22/2022


Partizan Wargame Show 2022

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"...a bridge filled with troops is just visually tops." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, brings us pictures and observations from the Partizan Wargame Show 2022. Check out why Norm can conclude "…that every game table was inspiring in one way or another and there was plenty of scale and subject diversity here, which is nice to see."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/27/2022


My Top 3 Wargames designed by… Mark Herman!

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"Of course Mark Herman!" Michal, in the The Boardgames Chronicle, tells us why these three titles are his all-time favorites. Check out which one rates the comment "…believe me, the space for bluffing is really vast here!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/24/2022


Seeing the Elephant at Kasserine Pass. “Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and Patton’s Rise to Glory”. Book Review

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"...explores a chapter of the US Army’s history that rarely gets much attention...". Ray Garbee reviews Patton's Payback The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore. While Ray has some quibbles about a couple aspects of the book, he nonetheless find an enjoyable read that is "…a good narrative into how combat is a test that separates true warrior leaders from the merely competent administrators."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/4/2022


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Grognard Opponents Wanted (10/15/2021)

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Gaming Conventions

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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.

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: Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Simonitch

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/1/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
[REVIEW] Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul

"...asymmetry is very, very well presented here, with both sides having completely different tools for victory but equal chances to achieve one." Michal, in The Boardgames Chronicle, brings us a review of GMT Games' Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul, a card driven title. Check out why he concludes that the game "…plays easily, quickly and thematically."
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/30/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
“The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look.”―Julius Caesar – Caesar Rome vs Gaul Board Game

"Both sides have to beware the Germanic tribes who are powerful and not allied with any other faction...". Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Caesar Rome vs Gaul, a card driven game covering the Gallic wars. Despite a few quibbles, check out why Rick concludes "The entire game can be played in three hours or less and is great fun. This is one game I believe I will play over and over again."
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/6/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Caesar: Rome VS Gaul - Live Play

Homo Ludens asks "Have you considered buying Caesar: Rome VS Gaul and wondered how it plays? Has it been on your shelf of shame since it was released? Do you want to watch me get crushed by hordes of Gallic rebels? If you answered yes to any of those questions, join us for this live-stream of Mark Simonitch's latest CDG released by GMT in 2020".Homo Ludens does a live stream replay of Caesar: Rome vs. Gaulrecently published by GMT Games.
Article ID: 3
Date: 3/16/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul from GMT Games

Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul, published by GMT Games, is a fast-playing, easy-to-learn, two-player card-driven game on Caesar’s conquest of Gaul. One player plays Caesar as he attempts to gain wealth and fame in Gallia at the expense of the Gauls. The other player controls all the independent tribes of Gaul as they slowly awake to the peril of Roman conquest. Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul uses many of the core rules and systems used in Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. The Players Aid offers this video review and concludes, "This game checked in at #4 on my Most Anticipated Wargames of 2020! and it is really good."
Article ID: 2
Date: 1/6/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul – playing as Gauls

The Boardgames Chronicle gives us their 2nd strategy article, this time how to play the Gauls ,in GMT's design, Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul.They also conclude that, "This is another asymmetric jewel and masterpiece of Mark Simonitch."
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/29/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul – playing as Romans

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look from the Roman point of view in Caesar: Rome vs. Gaul published by GMT Games. They conclude, "I really like the asymmetry of the game – each side should use completely different approach and tactics. The game is beautiful, tense and interesting. I am seriously intrigued and already wondering what next game in series could be."