Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

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Spotlight Articles

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

Wargamology - Card Driven Wargames Analysis

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"Hi, I'd like to share a new video I just released: A statistical analysis of Card Driven Wargames based on the data from 5000 titles gathered on BGG: ratings, mechanics, year released, number of owners and more to answer some questions like: - Which year had pick CDG popularity ? - Are CDGs easier than other Wargames ? - Are CGGs more popular than other wargames ?"

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/12/2019

We deserve better military strategy from popular culture

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"Deep down though, I'd like to think they [audiences] recognise stupid when they see it…". Joe Robinson finally can't resist venting on a subject that subconsciously nags all wargamers. Read on, and scratch those various itches! "By all accounts every man, women and child on that day should been slaughtered. They weren’t, because plot reasons."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/1/2019

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019

3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019

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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

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!

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more "originals" in the future.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises ( first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

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Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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Pub Dates
Game: 1776
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 372
Date: 11/26/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
1776 Cyberboard v8.0 Gamebox - using 3rd Edition Rules (ZIP)

Cyberboard v8.0 gamebox and scenario files for all (19) scenarios using 3rd Edition rules. Shared by Doug Pratto.
Article ID: 371
Date: 11/26/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
Third Edition Rules - Nov 2018 Update (PDF)

Shared by Doug Pratto. 3rd Edition Rules Nov. '18 update.
Here's a summary of the rules update:
* Removed all redundant and excessive wording.
* Clarified several grey areas. - Bateau use at Forts - Portage - Forced March after Auto Elimination - Combat Procedure - Leader effect on movement/combat - Promotions - Susquehanna River in winter - Continental Navy & West Indies Port - Random Events - Control of Towns/Commerce Counters.
* No rule changes.
* Only 15 pages of rules.
* Revisited all (20) Scenarios to triple check all their rules and setups.
* Completed list of sources for each Scenario.
Article ID: 370
Date: 5/1/2016
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Game Review

Simon takes us on a brief tour of "1776", an true 1970's classic from Avalon Hill. Brief, but informative, review...
Article ID: 358
Date: 4/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
1776: 3rd Edition Rules (PDF)

This upgraded version (March 2016) has several errata and clarifications that have come to light over the last 7 years, since the original release of the 3rd edition rules in 2009. (see "1776 3rd Edition Rules (March-16).pdf")
Article ID: 369
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Full Set of Videos for Avalon Hill's "1776"

Full set of videos (intro, review, play through or, in Enrico's words, "the full boat") for Avalon Hill's 1776. Two weeks ago, featured 1776 as the "Grognard Challenge" game of the week, and I'm glad to see it still getting attention...
Article ID: 367
Date: 10/26/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard Scenarios (ZIP)

Cyberboard scenario files.
Article ID: 366
Date: 10/25/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gamebox (ZIP)

Cyberboard gamebox for 1776.
Article ID: 365
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Miscellaneous Unit Counters (PDF)

Miscellaneous unit counters (ships, bateaux, forts, other game indicators, etc.) Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Article ID: 364
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Militia and Indian Unit Counters (PDF)

New Militia (both sides) and Indian unit counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Article ID: 362
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Continental Army Unit Counters (PDF)

New Continental Army Unit Counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Article ID: 361
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New British Unit Counters (PDF)

New British unit counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Article ID: 360
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Army Holding Sheet (PDF)

Army holding boxes for 1776. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Article ID: 359
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Explanation of the New Graphics for 1776 (RTF)

Notes and explanations for the new 1776 counters and player aids created and shared by Matthew Rauh. (see other links)
Article ID: 357
Date: 2/10/2008
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Review

Nice review by David G. Cox for BGG.
Article ID: 354
Date: 8/4/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Thomas Eastside: Review

Minimalist review of 1776, posted by Thomas Eastside on BGG.
Article ID: 355
Date: 4/28/2005
Poster: Mark D.
"Command Pressures" - Leader Variant Rules (Word) by Jim Lawler

Rules variants, including the introduction of Leader counters and rules. Created and shared by Jim Lawler.
Article ID: 353
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenario - South

This scenario covers the South Central and Deep South areas starting in July 1775 and ending in December 1775. Created and shared by Charles Lewis Diamond.
Article ID: 352
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenario - North

This alternate scenario covers the Middle States, New England and Canada starting in April 1775 and ending in December 1775. Created and shared by Charles Lewis Diamond.
Article ID: 351
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenarios - 1775 Campaign

This scenario, shared by Charles Lewis Diamond covers all 4 map sections, starting in April 1775 and ending in December 1775. It can be used as an alternate start into the full campaign game or as a standalone scenario with its own victory conditions...
Article ID: 356
Date: 8/7/2004
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Rules Scan (PDF)

Original rules and designer notes scan.
Article ID: 349
Date: 4/28/2002
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Q&A

April 2002 Q&A submitted by John Kula on behalf of Strategy Gaming Society, originally collected by Andrew Webber.
Article ID: 348
Date: 7/22/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Variant Leader Counters (JPG)

Scan (jpg) of the front side of Avalon Hill's variant leader counters.
Article ID: 342
Date: 4/20/2000
Poster: Mark D.
List of PBEM Opponents

List of individuals who had expressed interest in playing AH's 1776 by PBEM. Shared by Eric Pass.
Article ID: 345
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
The 1776 PBEM Page

Includes links to articles and PBEM aides such as "A 1776 Series Replay", "The 1776 PBEM aid How-To", the "1776 Clarification Page" (review before starting a PBEM game, and other links. Just one of many games covered on the Above the Fields web site.
Article ID: 341
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Game Variant Rules

Some variant rules shared by Brandon Einhorn.
Article ID: 339
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

List of magazines containing articles for this game.
Article ID: 347
Date: 12/10/1998
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Counter Manifest

Counter manifest checked against a mint copy of 1776 (by David).
Article ID: 343
Date: 11/30/1997
Poster: Mark D.
A Comparative Evaluation

An outstanding comparison, by Paul Hirst, of SPI's "American Revolution" and Avalon Hill's "1776". If you enjoy either of these two games, this is a must-read...
Article ID: 344
Date: 1/17/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Variants, Notes and Clarifications for 1776 (Zip)

Zip file contains notes, clarifications and additional rules for the 1776 variant for Leaders and the rules "Command Pressure" by Jim Lawler. Compiled by Greg Myers.
Article ID: 340
Date: 6/1/1989
Poster: Mark D.
Variant Leader Counters

List of variant leader counters for Avalon Hill's 1776 published in The General vol 25 issue 2.
Article ID: 368
Date: 3/1/1984
Poster: Mark D.
The Question Box: Q&A

Q&A from "The Question Box", circa March 1984.