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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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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

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Game: Shadow of the Eagles


Publisher: Partizan Press
Game Type: Miniatures
Designer(s): Keith Flint
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The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars are one of the most tempting and popular of military periods to wargame. The paradox is that the period can also be intimidating to those wishing to game it – there is so much to know and understand. Shadow of the Eagles was written to make the period more accessible, by providing a set of rules a little simpler than many of the popular sets. Experienced Napoleonic gamers may appreciate a relatively straightforward alternative to the other excellent rule sets already available.


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Date: 7/17/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
Borodino part II

"In the French centre, the commander of 2nd Division had been fortunate enough when setting up to be rated as inspirational and if that was ever needed - it was now!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, continues the Borodino Scenario, with some intense action! Have fortunes inverted when "Fearing the collapse of the position, the final Russian reserve, the infantry Guard, is released and ordered to defend..."?
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Date: 7/12/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
Epic Borodino 1812 (sort of!) Part 1.

"The Russian guns open fire, their large batteries of 12 pounders reaching out to the advancing French...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, begins "...a rather interesting scenario..." using Shadow of the Eagles rules. Join Norm for the action, with photos from another one of his excellent tabletops, as "The Russian right, the ‘Legion’ of defenders in Borodino look on with dread as the French advance towards them."
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Date: 5/15/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
Wavre - Campaign Diary

"...all rather last minute, advanced French elements were discovered approaching and Thielmann quickly changed the corps orders to one of defending the town and the river crossings." Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, brings us the narrative from his multiplayer Napoleonic campaign! Check in for the action: "At last, Vandamme had something to cheer, a foothold in Wavre, but his forces still faced fighting over those two bridges to break into the reast of Wavre."
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Date: 5/1/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
The Wavre Campaign begins!

"In the end it was over-subscribed for the 10 candidates needed and so drawing from a hat (literally) by Mrs. Wargamer became necessary." Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, is launching his multiplayer Napoleonic campaign, focused on the battle of Wavre. He now has the admin setup and the team, so it's "Time for me to hunker down in my HQ bunker as the sound of distant guns has already started."
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Date: 5/3/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Shadow of Eagles, new Napoleonic rules arrive.

"...these rules have a good deal of rich content and plenty of meat, it is just that they are focused on playability and putting the emphasis on where it needs to be." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, takes an initial look at the new Napoleonic miniatures rules, Shadow of the Eagles, by Partizan Press. Norm discusses author Keith Flint's approach to creating a simpler rule set that still delivers rich play, and likes what he sees so far: "There are plenty of small incidental rules that just add lovely touches to the game."
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