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Spotlight Articles

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

Generic multi-period scenario creation

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"The whole point of doing this is that I get something of a fast play ‘throw down’ game...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors is creating the first of an intended four scenario setups usable over differing eras. Check out how Norm crafts his set up (with pictures) for a meeting engagement where "...victory will be based upon the capture of the bridge."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/21/2022

Havel: Wargaming the information environment

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"...how do you know your roleplay citizens will act like the real thing?" Rex Brynen, in PaxSims, discusses a series of "information and influence wargames" run by NATO last year. Check out Rex's thoughts on the results, and why "…much of it would have been recognizable to the propagandists of WW2—or diplomats, advertising executives, and political party strategists today."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/16/2022

1944 - Henri’s Farm

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"…3 Panthers have just entered the scene, intending to move to the ploughed fields to dominate the open views to their front!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, brings us a "quick throw down scenario" to test some of his own rules. Check out the pictures and the action after "The Panthers probe forwards threatening the British infantry..."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/11/2022

War and Peace – the Digital Version

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"Digital version with fog of war and cross-platform multi-player under development." Avalon Digital has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for a computer version of Mark McLaughlin's classic War & Peace. The campaign could also involve a seventh edition reprint of the game.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2022

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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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Gaming Conventions

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

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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

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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.

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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Slight Change to Article and Game Listings

You may have noticed already, article and game listings have a new feature. The new "thing" is the addition of a link allowing you to search for a copy of the game in question. Since we don't know in advance if a given game is available, a link may or may not find a copy. But the goal is to make checking a simple, one click affair!

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Game: Undaunted: Normandy
Publisher: Osprey Games
Series: Undaunted Series
Game Type: Card
Designer(s): Trevor Benjamin, David Thompson
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Article Descriptions
Article ID: 13
Date: 6/6/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Short reviews: Undaunted Normandy

"It certainly has something." Prufrock reports on a first couple of play throughs with Osprey Games' Undaunted: Normandy. Check out why he finds himself interested in the expansions, but first wants to get more experience with rule features that, as he puts it, may be "…a potential negative (but may turn out to be a strength)."
Article ID: 12
Date: 4/15/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Back on the horse(s)

"...I succumbed to an artfully placed ad while browsing TheBookDepository and ordered Undaunted Normandy." Prufrock talks painting, and then his initial thoughts about his recently arrived copy of Osprey Games' Undaunted: Normandy. "The first thing you notice is that the components look a lot nicer on the table than they do in photos."
Article ID: 11
Date: 3/25/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Playing Undaunted Normandy with… young adepts of wargaming! Part 1

"Unfortunately, precise fire from Germans suppressed all attackers and things started to look grim for Allies." Michal, in The Boardgames Chronicle, brings some youngsters into the hobby playing a couple of scenarios from Osprey Games' Undaunted: Normandy. "I love that this game does not over-complicate the rules and is pretty approachable even by younger players…".
Article ID: 10
Date: 12/23/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Review of Undaunted: Normandy

"Let’s not dance around my favorite feature in this game: the deckbuilding. So much of what you do in this game hinges around both your starting composition, as well as how you use those cards.", states Swords and Chit in their review of Undaunted Normandy published by Osprey Games. "Is it a perfect representation of the Wargame genre? Absolutely not, as there are many nuances left out for the sake of having a game that is quick and accessible. Yet there’s enough tactical crunchiness, layered on top of the strategic approach to constructing and tuning your deck during the game, that makes it stand out in a good way.."
Article ID: 9
Date: 3/26/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Undaunted Normandy: Play Example

A short "How to Play" video by Seek Out and Play describes the play example for Undaunted Normandy found on pages 16 & 17 in the rulebook. The video goes through the process of initiative, card play, movement, combat, and damage in this deck building wargame by Osprey Games.
Article ID: 8
Date: 2/2/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Undaunted: Normandy from Osprey Games

The Players Aid reviews Undaunted Normandy, a new deckbuilding card driven game from Osprey games. The game is squad based World War II tactical level where you use your deck of cards to move your units on the modular board to kill the enemy and take objectives. Simple design with some really great nuance and strategy for building up and then thinning your deck to get the maximum control over the situation on the board. Definitely a game that will appear on their Top 10 List of 2019.
Article ID: 7
Date: 1/26/2020
Poster: Mark D.
How to Play Undaunted Normandy Solitaire

"How to Play Undaunted Normandy Solitaire" - video produced by the Seek Out and Play YouTube channel.
Article ID: 6
Date: 1/20/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Shut and Sit Down - Review

Entertaining review of "Undaunted Normandy" by the characters at the Shut Up and Sit Down site.
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/19/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: Normandy Review - Sharp as a Box of Bayonets

June, 1944: Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn the situation to their advantage! A good, always entertaining, overview by Shut Up & Sit Down of Undaunted Normandy, a WW II deck building card game about D-Day at the tactical level. It's a very clever design by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Article ID: 5
Date: 1/19/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: Normandy Review

Another review by The Players Aid of Undaunted Normandy, a clever but challenging WW II deck building card game about D-Day by Roland MacDonald published by Osprey Games
Article ID: 3
Date: 10/30/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 2 Units and Their Abilities

In part 2 of this series, The Player's Aid reviews the units and ther special abilities in Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy.
Article ID: 2
Date: 10/30/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted Normandy Action Point 1 Deckbuilding Apects of the Game

The Player's Aid shows how the Deck Building game mechanic frequently found in Eurogames can be applied to historical simulations; in this case Osprey's Games tactical based card game Undaunted Normandy. This gives a "How To" discussion on how to build the most effective decks.
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/24/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
An Interview with David Thompson Co-Designer of Undaunted Normandy

The Player's Aid interviews Co-Designer David Thompson who gives a detailed discussion about his new tactical level, deck building, WW II card game Undaunted Normandy recently published by Osprey Games