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Spotlight Articles

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

Choosing Napoleonic pocket armies and scales.

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"...I find myself, when looking at Napoleonics, of being in the odd situation of having accumulated three different scales in the unpainted stash to choose from." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, begins his logic in choosing scale and ruleset to focus on. He has a method to his madness: "The process of elimination will simply be to set up a generic scenario and play the various scales through with the various rule sets and just see which gives me the right feel and look that best suits what I am after." But also not ignoring "…what brings the most joy!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/1/2023

Another Option for Online Tabletop Gaming with Rally The Troops!

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"Beyond the Vassal’s and the Tabletop Simulator type engine, there’s another option out there...". Ray Garbee checks out Rally the Troops!, a fairly recent option for tabletop style gaming, online. See why Ray concludes “All told, Rally the Troops is a great addition to the tabletop gaming landscape.”

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2023

Examining the Critical Role of WW II Logistics in “War of Supply” – Book Review

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"A reason that the battle of Kasserine Pass came to be in the first place was due to the failure of the logisticians and planners to accurately provide a logistical ‘tail’...". Ray Garbee reviews War of Supply: World War II Allied Logistics in the Mediterranean, by David D. Dworak. Ray finds "...insights into how the logistics services stumbled in North Africa, but picked themselves up and learned from their mistakes."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/23/2023

Operation Barbarossa 1941, games and some reading.

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"...reading the book, hand-in-hand with playing some Barbarossa boardgames would give an experience that would enhance both book and game." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, launches into one of his fascinating projects. This time, while reading Barbarossa - How Hitler Lost the War, he'll be playing games on his shelf related to the campaign. Spoiler alert! Norm points out how, with one title, he's "…never had such an extreme opening."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/16/2023

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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 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.

If you are sponsoring a board gaming convention of some type, or know of one that is not listed on Grognard.com, then please contact us and let us know!

Gaming Clubs/Organziations

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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

Now you can search for specific games (or games by publisher) using the new Game Search feature, located at the top right corner of the this page. In addition you can now harness the power of Google to search the entire Grognard.com site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of Grognard.com" and click magnifying glass button. Search features will continue to be improved and enhanced going forward so check back often to see the latest stuff.

Grognard Originals

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

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

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Game: Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): David Kershaw
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Article Descriptions
Article ID: 752
Date: 12/12/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
“I came to Rome when it was a city of stone … and left it a city of marble.” Solitaire Caesar Board Game Review

"This is a solidly designed and fun game. It’s one of my top favs from this year’s reviews." Check out why Rick Martin gives this game a 97% rating in his Armchair General review. And then there's the feature that "…threw me for a loop at first but I quickly warmed to it."
Article ID: 751
Date: 6/23/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD from White Dog Games – Action Point 4

In Solitaire Caesar published by White Dog Games the player will attempt to replicate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from 350BC to 1453AD. The Players Aid gives us Action Point 4 they cover the Optional Rules, including things like the Emperor, Bribery, Skilled General and Roman Income Variant, which is like easy mode, and finish up with some simple strategies to keep in mind that will improve your chances of winning.
Article ID: 750
Date: 6/12/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD from White Dog Games – Action Point 3

"The system creates a continual onslaught of forces against your Empire...". Grant Kleinhenz continues an examination of White Dog Games' Solitaire Caesar, a grand strategy depiction of a broad sweep of Roman history. In this piece, Grant is looking at the Barbarian aspect of the game, and he offers some tips and warnings, like where "This results in a 'super' Barbarian Army…"!
Article ID: 749
Date: 5/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD from White Dog Games – Action Point 1

In Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD by White Dog Games, the player will attempt to replicate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from 350BC to 1453AD. In this series of Action Points they look at the map and examine the differences between Civilized, Wild and Wilderness Provinces, look at the Roman Phase and how the player raises Legions, invades Provinces and builds Cities, examine the Barbarian Phase and the differences between Civilized and Uncivilized Barbarians and how they move and attack and finally, the Optional Rules and some simple strategies.
Article ID: 748
Date: 5/15/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD from White Dog Games – Action Point 1

"...the early rise of Rome and fall of the West is the most exciting period of the game as there is quite a bit to do...". Grant Kleinhenz, in the Players' Aid, has an opening look at White Dog Games' Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD. Grant finds the offering to be an entry-level system which is "…a good solid game that requires the player to use some strategy, guile and a bit of luck to hang on."
Article ID: 747
Date: 5/25/2016
Poster: Mark D.
To Byzantium: A Review of Solitaire Caesar

Prufrock, writing for the "Here's No Great Matter" blog, reviews Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. And wraps it up with a little Yeats...
Article ID: 745
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 746
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.