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

Part 4. The Story of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1978-1980

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In Part 4 Legendary Tactics takes a look at the prolific period at the end of the 1970s, when many classic games were produced by The Avalon Hill Game Company.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/4/2024

Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024

Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024

Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024

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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.

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Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

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Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

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Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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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!

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.

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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Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862


Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Coleman Charlton, Martin Wallace
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American Civil War, Battle of Shiloh, 1862, Union vs Confederates.


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Date: 4/13/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - Shiloh 1862 - Martin Wallace/Coleman Charlton - An Unboxing (video)

A thoroughly illustrative unboxing video from Prasutagus The Orwell Wargamer.
Web Link
Date: 4/6/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Unboxing Clash Of Wills Shiloh 1862 (video)

A completely silent unboxing video from Pandorrah Nl.
Web Link
Date: 3/30/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - Shiloh 1862 - Playthrough & My Thoughts (video)

Prasutagus The Orwell Wargamer illustrates his replay by showing the situation after each turn and highlighting what occurred. See the end for a positive review and final thoughts.
Web Link
Date: 3/23/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Game review: Civil War, Arthurian lore highlight Test of Fire, Clash of Wills and Shadows over Camelot

Cody K. Carlson compares Test of Fire and Clash of Wills from Mayfair Games.
Web Link
Date: 3/16/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - the battle of Shiloh 1862 from Mayfair Games

Norm Smith, in his long-running Battlefields & Warriors blog, covers the game mechanics and provides an after-action report from a game he played solitaire representing both sides. “The see-saw action of Shiloh is nicely captured and the system does manage to bring tension into the game and both players are equally engaged.”
Web Link
Date: 3/9/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Double review! | Mayfair’s Test Of Fire + Clash of Wills

From Hex, Dice, Fire! comes this double review comparing two games with similar systems from Mayfair games. The reviewer likes both games but considers Test of Fire to be easier, best suited for “…boardgamers or wargame’s newbies”.
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