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Spotlight Articles

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

Campaigning and fast play WWII tactical rules.

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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022

Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022

Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022

Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2022 Edition

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The Players Aid gives their opinion of some of the American Revolutionary wargames they have played in 2022. "n this post, I wanted to share with you some of our gaming experience with these wargames focused on the American Revolutionary War. We haven’t played all of the games on the subject, not even close, but we have played enough that we have a good cross section of the different takes on the situation and types of games to give you some insight into what we liked."

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/9/2022

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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 (10/15/2021)

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. 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

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

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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Pub Dates
Game: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mike Bertucelli

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 1/7/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel takes to the Desert – Tank Duel Expansion 1 North Africa and Tank Pack 1 – Board Game Review

"If you are a World War 2 tank head as I am, you must give Tank Duel a test drive. I guarantee you won’t regret it!" Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Tank Duel Expansion #1: North Africa, giving it a 100% rating! Check out why Rick feels compelled to conclude "…I’m loving it."
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/26/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs from GMT Games

Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs, published by GMT Games, is a card-based game for 1 to 8 players that depicts tank-to-tank warfare on the Eastern Front of World War II in the early to mid 1940s. The Players Aid gives us their thoughts after several playthroughs.
Article ID: 6
Date: 1/17/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Puts You Right in to the Action! – GMT’s Tank Duel Board Game Review

"If World War II armor is your cup of tea – get this game!" Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Tank Duel Enemy in the Crosshairs, giving it a 95% rating! Check out why Rick comments that the game "…really immerses you in the control of one or more tanks and gives you the feel of being enclosed in the metal beasts."
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/30/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Tank Duel - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of Tank Duel, produced by Moe's Game Table.
Article ID: 4
Date: 2/27/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Scenario 2: Hold the High Ground – Round 2

"This is where a lot of chrome and detail comes out in the game design." Dave Ratynski continues a discussion and replay of scenario 2 of GMT Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. Dave offers some fun action narrative as he takes on the game's solo rules system (called Robata!): “Panther! 10 O’clock. Medium range. In the open!”
Article ID: 3
Date: 3/22/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #3: Advanced Command Pt. 1

"… there are many different options available to Commanders who wish to outwit the enemy." Jason Carr provides a couple of one on one duals showing the tricky, intriguing decision-making necessary in GMT Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. Just because you can say "I can see Ivan but he can’t see me.", doesn't guarantee the upper hand!
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/3/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #2: Ready, Aim, Fire!

"Mike saw an opportunity to put my tank at a disadvantage..." Jason Carr takes on designer Mike Bertucelli for an example of play in GMT Games' Tank Duel. Jason may be in trouble, but "...Tank Duel never leaves a crafty Commander without options."
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/2/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #1: A First Look at Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

"...a Battle Card adds or subtracts its penetration modifier to the shot, simulating the unpredictability of the field of battle." Jason Carr looks at design considerations for Victory Point Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. They didn't forget the fun -- one of their goals is that "...players will experience very little downtime compared to other games in this genre."