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Spotlight Articles

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

Designer Deep Dive: Bruce Maxwell Air & Armor

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The Big Board interviews designer Bruce Maxwell and his upcoming design remaking a legacy West End Games' title, Air & Armor to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 3/3/2021


Is It a Wargame? It Doesn’t Matter: Rigorous Wargames Versus Effective Wargaming

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"...how do we balance sufficiently rigorous design with a playable and impactful wargaming experience?" Jeremy Sepinsky, writing in War on the Rocks, a blog site focused on "…foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens…", discusses balance and other issues in wargame design. He provides an interesting answer, fed in part by his contention that "Wargaming is a malleable, multifaceted shapeshifter that becomes exactly what you need it to be."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/3/2021


A Bosworth Project update and interpreting history!

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"There has long been controversy about the site...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses his progress towards creating a scenario covering the battle of Bosworth in 1485, "…one of the UK’s most significant battles on home soil…". Norm covers ongoing research about the battle, the miniatures he's developing for the scenario and the rules he intends to use, all working towards a day he can call "…a Bosworth day!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/1/2021


Operation Market Garden Comparing BG Gavin’s Leadership With Today’s Principles of Mission Command

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"...his successful leadership was possible due to a mastery of certain Mission Command principles." Douglas Ritter takes a look at how General James Gavin handled command of the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden. With an interesting review of Gavin's background and planning, Ritter shows how he "…identified and balanced the risks to his Paratroopers with the risk to his mission and, despite major setbacks, lead the 82nd to accomplishing all of its objectives."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/26/2021


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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.



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Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com 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 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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

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.

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)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Game: Undaunted North Africa
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Series: Undaunted Normandy
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Trevor Benjamin, David Thompson

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 2/21/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted North Africa from Osprey Publishing continues the Undaunted Series with the action now moving to the North African Theater of World War II. Italian forces will fight it out with the Long Range Desert Group. Players will lead their sides through a varied series of objective based missions. As casualties mount, wounded soldiers leave the players’ decks, forcing them to adapt in the face of changing tactical circumstances. Players will use their cards to strengthen their forces, deploying vehicles to advance rapidly across the battlefield, and seize the initiative as their is a struggle over control of the battlefield. Presented here is The Players Aid review of the game.
Article ID: 10
Date: 2/17/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid continues their excellent action point series for Undaunted North Africapublished by Osprey Publishing. In Action Point 4 they cover some basic concepts of strategy and best use of a unit's special abilities..
Article ID: 9
Date: 11/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted North Africa: Operation Caravan

Undaunted North Africa by Osprey Publishing depicts the fast-paced hit and run missions carried out by the Long-Range Desert Group in World War II. Seek Out and Play provides historical background and context for the Operation Caravan scenario, one of four simultaneous raids behind the Italian lines.
Article ID: 8
Date: 11/6/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 2

The Players Aid brings us Action Point 2 in its series on Osprey Publishing's Undaunted North Africa. This one covers the new units and their new special abilities, vehicles, and new structure markers.
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Undaunted North Africa: Play Example

Seek Out and Play continues their series of well produced videos this one covering gameplay of Undaunted North Africa, Osprey Publishing's World War II tactical card game covering the desert campaign.
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/23/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 1

In case you didn’t know, David Thompson has been putting out some really good and entertaining wargames over the past couple of years. One of his finest has been the 2019 hit Undaunted: Normandy which is a card based small squad tactical game that uses deckbuilidng and a modular board with scenarios to tell the story of the 30th Infantry Division as they marched across Europe following their landing on D-Day during World War II. Due to that game’s success a new expansion has been designed and released and is simply fantastic. Undaunted: North Africa adds in several new elements, including new abilities, new cards, new terrain and scenarios but most importantly vehicles. "One thing I want to get out of the way early in this series is that this game is not simply the same product with a new setting, new package and more stuff. This game feels very different and has a smaller scale feel from its predecessor Undaunted: Normandy. It feels more intimate and the squad level concept has been shrunk to feel more like a small team of commandos, with the addition of some very cool and interesting vehicles, trying to execute their missions" .The Players Aid delves into Undaunted North Africa from Osprey Games with their first in a series of action points. This one will cover the deck building aspect, including the makeup of the deck and how you “build” it, the new units in the game and their special abilities including vehicles, new weapon types, new actions and new terrain, the major differences between North Africa and Normandy and what has changed and finally cover some basic concepts of strategy to keep in mind about how units are best used and how to exploit their special abilities.
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/21/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted North Africa Differences with Undaunted Normandy

Seek Out & Play discusses the differences between Undaunted North Africa and Undaunted Normandy in a short video covering the tanks, vehicles, soldiers, actions, and other aspects of these two relatively new designs by Osprey Publishing..
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with David Thompson Codesigner of Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted Normandy from Osprey Games introduced a new card playing system for World War II combat. The latest release in the system is Undaunted North Africa and The Players Aid took time to interview one of the co-designers of the series, David Thompson.