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

Part 4. The Story of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1978-1980

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In Part 4 Legendary Tactics takes a look at the prolific period at the end of the 1970s, when many classic games were produced by The Avalon Hill Game Company.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/4/2024

Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024

Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024

Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024

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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

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Gaming Conventions

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

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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.

Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

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Game: Waterloo 200


Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Emanuele Santandrea
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WATERLOO 200 ​is a light wargame covering the last battle fought - and lost - by Napoleon on 18th June 1815, just before his second and ultimate abdication. Units represent all the historical Infantry and Cavalry Brigades, Artillery and Major Leaders involved in the battle, from the morning to evening in that 10-hour long carnage. Although based on a historical event, the players in command of the two sides can modify the course of History in early XIX Century Europe. The game is recommended for two or three players, but has excellent solitaire suitability. The new Second Edition features a smaller glossy laminated box, a matt laminated map, improved graphics and rules manual.


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Date: 11/18/2023
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Waterloo 200

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Waterloo 200 from Ventonuovo Games created by Filip Labarque. VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Web Link
Date: 10/14/2023
Poster: Pat L.
Unboxing: WATERLOO 200 (2nd ed.) (video)

Block game enthusiast and blogger, Wargame Blockhead, posted this complete unboxing of the 2nd edition components.
Web Link
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Now for the Real Playthrough...

Now for the real playthrough, sans monkey and alchohol (well, sans monkey anyway). Provides a good sense of the tempo of the game.
Web Link
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Nothing Good Can Come from This

You gotta love Kev Sharp. Undeterred by fatigue, the late hour, a monkey-distracted opponent, and possibly excessive alcohol consumption (an assumption on my part)... he forges ahead with a game of Waterloo 200, published by Vento Nuovo Games. Bravo!
Web Link
Date: 7/1/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Illustrated Replay

Nicely illustrated replay of a game of Waterloo 200, published by VentoNuovo Games. Great stuff. Been playing this game quite a bit lately, so I found this replay very instructive and interesting...
Web Link
Date: 6/18/2015
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

Paul Comben pens a very thorough and detailed review of Waterloo 200 published by VentoNuovo Games.
Web Link
Date: 6/17/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Paul Comben: A Very Near Run Thing - Modern Interpretations of the Battle of Waterloo

Great background piece (with "modern interpretations"), by Paul Comben, for those looking for some of the history behind the cardboard pieces in Waterloo 200.
Grognard Hosted
Date: 6/17/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Waterloo 200 - On the Table

Kevin Sharp, writing for his outstanding Big Board Gaming blog, puts Waterloo 200 by VentoNuovo Games on the table and takes us on a visual tour...
Web Link
Date: 6/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco Arnaudo reviews the recent VentoNuovo Games release "Waterloo 200". Just received my copy of this game and am looking forward to playing it, so Marco's introduction was most welcome.
Web Link
Date: 4/14/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Waterloo 200 Now Available for Pre-Order!

VentoNuovo Games has announced that Waterloo 200 is available for pre-order until April 30th and is expected to ship on May 15th!
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