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Spotlight Articles

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

First Draft of History: Designing a Military Simulation of the Russo-Ukraine War 2022-2023

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"A book? A movie? An HBO series? How about a military simulation ('wargame') of the heroic struggle of Ukraine? ... Wiser men and women would avoid. But not us fools." Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman discuss their approach to creating Ukraine 2022!, addressing an ongoing conflict! Check out the insights and quips as they forge ahead: "Ukraine 2022! should go on preorder in December 2023, and, with any luck, be published in 2024. ... Or some other event on the Richard Berg random events table could pop up."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2023

First figures painted in five years

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"...I'm just pleased to be back on the horse - or elephant, if you prefer." Prufrock happily relates his recent painting efforts, which means he "...will now have enough Carthaginian elephants to be able to stage Bagradas in Lost Battles...!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2023

Hail Caesar Ruleset Test

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Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, says "...I think I am already preferring the Hail Caesar set." Norm sets out to see how the recent extension of the rule set does in covering a Wars of the Roses clash. He finds lots to like, to include fact that he didn't feel "...that any of the outcomes were a given. If the scenario were replayed again, a different outcome could easily be possible.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/16/2023

Taming the boardgame collection.

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"I am very conscious of just having far too many different rulebooks, too many different systems...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, striving to stay true to his "wargaming in small spaces" motto, discovers a way to maximize the value his collection brings to him. Check out the approach he develops, and the titles that contribute to it, when "...out of the blue, I was hit by one of those tidy-up and reorganise moments, the planets were aligned and I threw myself behind a proper game cull..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/6/2023

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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.

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.

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Game: Peloponnesian War


Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Herman
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From the opening of the Archadameian War in 431BC to the Fall of Athens in 404, The Peloponessian War allows YOU to compete against the man in the mirror, as you live through the suicide of Greece. Maneuver your generals, hoplites, and navies to fight battles and attempt to bring the war to an end on your terms. Take heed, however. As you weaken your foe, you create a greater game challenge for yourself. For as you improve in strength, so does your opponent.


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Date: 10/15/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Peloponnesian War Replay & Commentary

Mark Herman, designer for Peloponnesian War, observes, describes, and provides commentary for four turns from a game played in November, 1991. Click these links to see: turn 1; turn 2; turn 3; and turn 4. We thank Archive.org for preserving this set of web pages.
Date: 12/30/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Learning to Play Peloponnesian War (GMT Games) - Diagonal Move

The Peloponnesian War published by GMT Games and designed by Mark Herman is a remake of the same title published by Victory games In 1991. A true classic with unique features of role switching when played solitaire, it's a game definitely worth having in your library. Diagonal Move teaches you how to play in this instructional video.
Date: 4/6/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
A New Wargamer’s Insights and Impressions from Peloponnesian War

"...the game doesn’t really make it clear what you SHOULD be doing...". David Wiley offers an interesting list of insights he gained while learning his way into the GMT Games version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War. See how David's persistence pays off as he gets to the point where "Equipped with those three revelations, I had a much better time…"!
Date: 2/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Peloponnesian War - Fall of Sparta Scenario

Avedis Yaacoubian pens a thoughtful replay of the Fall of Sparta Scenario from GMT's latest edition of Peloponnesian War designed by Mark Herman. "Looking at the situation, both sides are vulnerable to a large force going against their home space once unable to respond due to passing. The initial operations will have to be small for both sides, unless they are willing to lose their home space. That’s the mindset I had when playing the game. I have plenty of questions, mostly related to this scenario, at the end of this post but I would appreciate if anyone reading this sees something unusual or wrong and could take a minute to point it out."
Date: 11/5/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
A Video Review of Peloponnesian War

Many lessons applicable to today can be drawn from the Peloponnesian War,an epic conflict that forever changed the Greek world. In fact it is still taught in all our military academies. Bonding with Board Games gives us a nice video review of a reworking of Mark Herman's classic Victory Games title now published by GMT
Date: 8/19/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
A New Edition of a Classic War Game – GMT’s Peloponnesian War- Board Game Review

"The game encourages you to be aggressive and bring the war to an early end by decisive aggressive campaigning." Rick Martin reviews the new edition of Mark Herman's GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. Check out what has Rick so enthused that he finds himself "…wanting to play this game every few days…"!
Date: 7/4/2019
Poster: Mark D.
New Edition of Peloponnesian War

Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table, covering the new GMT version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War.