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Spotlight Articles

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

Lord Stanley arrives at Piggy Longton 1472

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"...Piggy Longton is under the certain threat of Yorkist attack." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, sets the stage for our next Piggy Longton encounter. Why must Lord Darcy cautiously accept help from one who is "...gaining a reputation of duplicity based upon political expedience."?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/29/2024

Piggy Longton - Bishop of Dungborough’s perilous journey.

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"Nervousness flickered through the group as the cavalrymen started to move amongst them, eyeing them suspiciously." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, resumes Piggy Longton action with Stephen the Fearless and his travelling party entrusted to get a crucial warning to the King. "Suddenly there was a swirling melee with swords slashing to the right and left."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2024

December WWII gaming

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"Well, what do I know. It turns out it was great fun. Trust Richard Borg!" Prufrock recaps replays he enjoyed during the Christmas season with Memoir'44 and Undaunted Normandy. See which game gained the comment: "…the tweaks oozed class and induced that nodding satisfaction…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2024

Piggy Longton 1472 - picking up the story.

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"...we will be picking up on the trials and tribulations of our small hamlet..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tips us off that more Piggy Longton is on the way, with some teasers: "Could the Bishop of Dungborough (Stephen the Fearless) get to London to warn the King that Edward was at large and had foreign mercenaries with him?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2024

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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.

Grognard News

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

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Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

Gaming Conventions

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

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Gaming Clubs/Organziations

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

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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.

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: Stilicho: Last of the Romans


Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Robert DeLeskie
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The Goths are marching on Rome! In Gaul, Vandals and Alans pour across the Rhine. Meanwhile, a usurper from distant Britannia has raised his standard. The survival of the Western Empire depends on one man: Flavius Stilicho, barbarian general, commander-in-chief of the armies of Rome, and defacto ruler of the West. STILICHO: LAST OF THE ROMANS is the long-anticipated follow-up to designer Robert DeLeskie's popular and challenging solitaire game WARS OF MARCUS AURELIUS. The brain-boiling card angst and nail-biting combats that made that game so compelling are back, along with some new wrinkles that make for a more challenging and nuanced decision space. For example, the Surge mechanism that caused so many gamers to invent new curse words is now more nefarious, with each enemy card having specific surge effects. Rome's enemies sometimes bump into each other, resulting in enemy-on-enemy battles. Regions might go into revolt, garrisons might defect to the banner of the pretender Constantine III, and the wily courtier Olympius might turn the emperor Honorius against you. No wonder the historical Stilicho only lasted until turn 3! If you want to win, you'll have to last much longer than that, all while taking on tougher and more resilient enemies than poor Marcus had to face, and with less resources at your disposal. Will you prevent the sack of Rome and the fall of the Western Empire?


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Date: 2/6/2023
Poster: Dave Belton
The Beautiful Boards of Wargaming! – Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele

Can you avoid the disasters that doomed a high-flying Roman General during the heyday of the mighty Roman Empire? In Stilicho: Last of the Romans, the player must survive various political and military intrigues. This article by Grant Kleinhenz, discuses not only this intriguing game, but also the beauty of the board itself.
Date: 6/5/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Top 6! Solitaire Games of 2020 (video)

Game enthusiast Wayne Hansen discusses 6 solitaire games published in 2019-2020 that he enjoyed playing. His video includes components, game play, and his concise reviews. War game players who enjoy solitaire games will want to check out this list including: Ostkrieg: WWII Eastern Front, Space Infantry Resurgence, The First Jihad: The Rise of Islam 632-750, Stilicho: Last of the Romans (an update and improvement of The Wars of Marcus Aurelius), Chancellorsville 1863, and The Shores of Tripoli plus others mentioned as runners up. In short, a nice summary of the state of the art of solitaire war games as of 2020.
Date: 12/14/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Insights and Impressions for Stilicho: Last of the Romans

Swords and Chits gives us their insights and impressions of Stilicho: Last of the Romans published by Hollandspiele. "There’s not much more I can say about this game other than it exceeded my expectations. Was I anticipating fun? Absolutely, especially with how much I’ve enjoyed revisiting the Wars of Marcus Aurelius in recent weeks prior to this play. But it somehow feels like the same game while being vastly different, which is a great thing. Because if they were too similar, I’d be forced to choose just one to keep, one to play, and one to recommend. And now, well, I feel like I can already do that with both."
Date: 11/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele – Action Point 3

The Players Aid brings us Action Point 3 in their series on Stilicho: Last of the Romans fromHollandspiele. In this Action Point, they cover the Roman Phase and examine how cards are discarded to take one of nine different actions.
Date: 11/10/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele – Action Point 2

The Players Aid does a wonderful job with their informative Action Point series and the latest, Action Point 2, covering Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele, examines the cards in both the Roman and Enemy decks.
Date: 11/3/2020
Poster: Pat L.
Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele – Action Point 1

The Players Aid does a wonderful job with their informative Action Point series and the latest, Action Point 1, covering Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele, examines the map and game mechanics.
Date: 9/7/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Robert DeLeskie Designer of Stilicho: Last of the Romans from Hollandspiele

"I really wanted to put the player in Stilicho’s shoes and make them feel the almost overwhelming mix of political and military factors he, or anyone in his position, was up against." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Robert DeLeskie about his Hollandspiele Games' Stilicho: Last of the Romans, which follows his well-received Wars of Marcus Aurelius. Check out how Robert intends the new game to tap into the same vein, yet deliver something new: "Overall, I feel Stilicho is a logical refinement of The Wars of Marcus Aurelius. It’s also quite a bit harder!"