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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

Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024

Alumwell Wargame Show 2024

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"...I actually enjoyed this show more than any other that I have been to in the past couple of years." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, regales us with sights and surprises from this show, along with some great pictures! And check out the source of an insight that led Norm to conclude "It made me realise that considering these things went into the air in their thousands, the financial investment in longbow archers must have been huge."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/22/2024

Fields of Corn & Rye

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"...I was pretty sure that I had found something that might do the job." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses a way he's found to address an old itch, namely adding texture and/or crop fields to tabletop settings. Check out what he finds to be a reasonable, cost-effective approach, considering that "...sometimes I think we have made ourselves a picture perfect world and lost something along the way."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/11/2024

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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Originals

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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: Stalingrad '42


Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Simonitch
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Date: 4/28/2023
Poster: Bill Clancy
Game Comparison: Stalingrad '42 [GMT] vs Fall Blau [Compass Games]

Date: 7/29/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad ’42 June28-June30 [Turn 1 ]

The German army launches its Eastern front 1942 offensive in this after action report of Stalingrad '42 by the The Big Board.. Here is Turn 1 of this popular GMT Games product.
Date: 6/18/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Case Blue Scenario

The Big Board reports on a play through of the Case Blue scenario from Stalingrad '42 published by GMT games. They discuss the challenges faced by the Germans during the first turn of play.
Date: 6/28/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
GMT Stalingrad'42 Caucasus Campaign Intro

The Blue Tweezers YouTube Channel presents an intro video to Stalingrad '42 published by GMT games. I played this game several times and it was always a terrific experience. Once you learn the system you will be able to quickly adapt to several of the series games.
Date: 3/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video: Review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

A very thoughtful review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid. Stalingrad ’42 is the most recent operational level wargame designed by Mark Simonitch using the vaunted ZOC Bond system found in many of his previous games including Normandy ’44, Ardennes ’44, Holland ’44, France ’40 and Ukraine ’43.
Date: 3/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video: Battle Report for Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

An insightful After Action analysis of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid.
Date: 1/29/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Marco's Review of Stalingrad '42 (GMT

I am a recent convert to Mark Simonitch's WW II operational combat series and Stalingrad '42 published by GMT is the newest addition to the series. Marco gives us an overview of the game.
Date: 11/24/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad '42 - Thoughts on Soviet attacks on the German Flaanks

A short discussion of the threat the Soviets poise to the German flanks in GMT's Stalingrad '42 designed by Mark Simonitch .
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Simonitch & German Strength - Stalingrad '42

Kevin Sharp, writing for his Big Board Gaming blog wonders about "The apparent Uber panzer unit, vs the feeble or ineffective inefficient Soviet force?" Read more about Kevin's thoughts about the design decisions regarding German force strength...
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Post-play review

Video review and post-play thought from Moe Fitzgerald, Nick Rusch and Tom, reporting from the San Diego Historical Games Convention.
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of this new release from GMT Games.