Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration.
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your gaming club, or any other clubs that you know about so we can make this a truly useful resource.
Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.
"The Battle of Valcour Island was not the battle the Royal Navy officers and their army counterparts had prepared for." BJ Armstrong reviews Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty, by Jack Kelly, which covers how the struggle for Lake Champlain impacted the early Revolutionary war. Check out BJ's strong case for why we should "…remember that the American War for Independence was a naval war.", and why key considerations of the campaign remain important in our own century.
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/2/2021
"...strategically, Bagration's tactical 'mistake' may have actually saved the Russian army, and ultimately Russia." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another insightful review, this time looking at Shevardino, the prelude to Borodino. As always, Jeff examines questions that may not have gotten enough historical consideration, for example, the fact that "…this was still summer, and Napoleon's force was already far below normal attrition numbers for other campaigns."
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/28/2021
John Tiller played a significant role as a war game designer who brought hex and counter war games to the computer screen. Mitch Reed traces Tiller’s career from the 1990’s onward with illustrated examples from Tiller’s creations. Tiller’s games are available from Matrix, Slitherine, HPS Simulations, and John Tiller Software.
Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 7/24/2021
Rob's Tabletop World interviews Designer: Hermann Luttmann about his upcoming 1-4 player, cooperative game design for GMT Games covering a little-known government island facility just off of Long Island New York, known for its highly secretive controversial infectious disease research. The Plum Island Horror is a throwback to old-fashioned 1950s horror movies and asks the question, "what could go wrong?!".
Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/18/2021
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.
Grognard Game Plan
New Grognard Game Plan application is a
free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.
New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming
gaming conventions worldwide.
If you are sponsoring a board gaming convention of some type, or know of one that is not listed on Grognard.com, then
please contact us and let us know!
New Gaming Clubs/Organizations listing. You can search for existing gaming clubs worldwide.
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
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to be improved and enhanced going forward so check back often to see the latest stuff.
In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.
The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.
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.
Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.
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)
Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.