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Spotlight Articles

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

Seeing the Elephant at Kasserine Pass. “Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and Patton’s Rise to Glory”. Book Review

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"...explores a chapter of the US Army’s history that rarely gets much attention...". Ray Garbee reviews Patton's Payback The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore. While Ray has some quibbles about a couple aspects of the book, he nonetheless find an enjoyable read that is "…a good narrative into how combat is a test that separates true warrior leaders from the merely competent administrators."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/4/2022


Reflections on gaming not-Ukraine

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"...in our games the Russian military was far more adroit using [artillery] in a fluid battlespace than seems to be the case in Ukraine." Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, reflects on some semi-recent "not Ukraine" modern wargame exercises, and what light those games shed, or didn't shed, regarding the reality of the current war. For example, in an influence operations exercise, "...what worked looked very much like what has worked for the Ukrainians in the current war, right down to heroic leaders and cute memes."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2022


In The Sailor’s Bookshelf, James Stavridis Tackles a Deep Subject – The Sea. Book Review.

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"...If you have any interest in the sea, the books on this list are bound to include several you will want to chase down." Ray Garbee reviews The Sailor's Bookshelf, Fifty Books to Know the Sea, by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (RET.). Check out why he is enthusiastic about a book that "…spans subjects and genres encompassing fiction, history, law, environmentalism and more!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/11/2022


Never Give Up! Never Surrender! The Tin Can Sailors Have Their Finest Hour in ‘The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors’. Book Review

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"At times, the book certainly puts the ‘graphic’ into the graphic novel." Ray Garbee reviews The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary WWII Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour, a visual adaptation of what Ray considers to be the definitive book on the Battle off Samar in the Pacific theater of World War II. He makes clear that this is no lightweight comic book, but rather a powerful retelling of a "…battle should have been the big gun shootout the Navy’s battleship admirals had sought for years."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/2/2022


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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

New Grognard.com Management Coming Soon! (6/30/2022)

After about 8.5 years, Mark is finally passing the Grognard.com management torch over to new administrators at the end of June 2022. Please bear with us as we migrate the site to the new servers, and be patient if there are any hiccups along the way. Thanks for supporting the site with your visits for all these years! +Mark

No More Advertisements! (2/1/2022)

As of Feb 1st, there will be no more paid advertisements on Grognard.com, until the new Administrators are established, and decide how they want to handle site visitor support.

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

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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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Latest Challenge

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New Management Coming to Grognard.com!

Grognard.com will soon be getting new management. After about 8.5 years, Mark will be passing the torch to new managers/administrators sometime during the month of June 2022. There will be additional communication and information about the new team as the time grows closer.

We will be reaching out to all Grognard.com registered users to confirm that you wish to continue to have access to sections of the site that require registration (i.e. Opponents Wanted, Grognard Challenge, etc.).

We have already begun the transition, so please be patient if there are any "hiccups" along the way.

Thanks for supporting Grognard.com with your visits over the years and we hope you'll continue to support this valuable gaming resource. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Mark @ Grognard.com up until the end of June.

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Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Series: Warfighter Series
Game Type: Card
Designer(s): Dan Verssen

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 17
Date: 1/16/2022
Poster: Pat L.
New to Solo Wargaming? - Try Warfighter WWII by DVG - Brits v Germans Playthrough (video)

If you enjoy solitaire war games you should check out the Rough Swordsman Wargamer videos on Youtube.com. You can follow every step in this 2 part video as RSW tries to get a convoy escorted by UK troops past the German defenders.
Article ID: 16
Date: 10/2/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Including Optional Rules in Warfighter

A short video that describes all four optional rules currently found in the Warfighter Universal Rulebook. The video briefly goes over all four optional rules and explains how they work. Produced and shared by the good folks at Seek Out & Play.
Article ID: 15
Date: 7/28/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Keywords

Seek Out and Play brings us another one of your excellent video tutorials, this time covering Dan Verssen Games cooperative World War II tactical combat game, Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game. The tutorial focuses on Keywords which help you understand and play the game.
Article ID: 14
Date: 6/15/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Warfighter WWII Expansions #14 & #15 - Japan

Another great video from Seek Out and Play covers the Japanese expansions for Warfighter World War II published by Dan Verssen Games. The focus is on the Second Sino-Japanese Conflict which began in 1937. The video shows the cards in both expansions and provides guidance towards which ones to include in the conflict with Chinese forces.
Article ID: 13
Date: 6/4/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Warfighter WWII Expansions #22 and #23

Warfighter World War II Expansions #22 & #23 - China. Seek Out & Play This video covers the two Chinese expansions for Warfighter World War II. The video reveals the cards in each expansion and relates it to the Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict which preceded Germany's invasion of Poland by over 2 years. Video created and shared by Seek Out and Play.
Article ID: 12
Date: 3/13/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Play Example Part 2

Seek Out and Play continues their series of tutorial videos to help people learn to play Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game published by Dan Verssen Games.
Article ID: 11
Date: 3/8/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Play Example Part 1

Another excellent video from our friends at Seek Out and Play, this time covering Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game by Dan Verssen Games This goes through a play example essentially teaching you the basics of the game.
Article ID: 10
Date: 1/27/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Warfighter Sequence of Play

Seek Out and Play provides another excellent video covering the sequence of play in order to lower the learning curve for people interested in playing Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game published by Dan Verssen games.
Article ID: 9
Date: 1/24/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Warfighter WWII Undead Expansions from Dan Verssen Games

Just when you thought it was safe to trick-or-treat again, The Players Aid begins their video review, "Around Halloween, we broke out the Undead Expansions for Warfighter WWII and had a good time with them as we played against scores of zombies but with machineguns!" So get out your garlic, wolfsbane and a baseball bat and take a look at an interesting set of expansions by Dan Verssen Games.
Article ID: 8
Date: 12/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Player Campaigns

Seek Out and Play has done a number of videos on Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game and other games in the Warfighter series published by Dan Verssen Games. In this video, they put it all together by explaining how to run campaigns in this system.
Article ID: 7
Date: 6/17/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
DVG Warfighter Weapons: Flamethrowers

There are just sometimes in life you wish you had a flamethrower! I wanted one during some of the New York winters just to clear the snow from my driveway but they are more practical and quite handy in combat. Seek Out and Play tells you the good, bad and the ugly about flamethrowers in the War Fighter Series published by Dan Verssen Games.
Article ID: 6
Date: 5/20/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Completing Objectives

Seek Out and Play continues their series of well-produced videos on Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game published by Dan Verssen Games, this time covering how to complete your objectives.
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/18/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Warfighter - Use of Satchel Charges

A brief video by Seek Out & Play over the usefulness of the satchel charge in "Warfighter World War 2" by DVG. The video covers the stats of the satchel charge and reasons why it should be considered when creating your team.
Article ID: 4
Date: 3/6/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Warfighter Solitaire vs. Cooperative

A nicely produced video describing the cooperative and solitaire aspects of Warfighter by Dan Verssen Games. The video discusses the use of action cards, single and two player soldiers, CX values, and another cooperative game that has separate solitaire rules, Pandemic
Article ID: 3
Date: 2/26/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Warfighter WWII - Game Review

"It may come as a bit of a shock for those unfamiliar with the series, that all of the action in "Warfighter WWII" takes place across a simple tableau of cards. At first this may seem a bit odd, leaving you to wonder how this can be considered a tactical game. Can you have true tactical play across a row of cards? Believe it or not, it works quite well..." Thus begins a review by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Club Fantasci site...
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/20/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Warfighter WWII - After Action Report

Well written and awesomely illustrated replay of Warfighter: WWII, written by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Club Fantasci web site...
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/24/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Warfighter Takes Us Back to WWII

24 minute video review, produced by Marco Arnaudo, discussing the latest offering from Dan Verssen Games, which takes the Warfighter card system back in time to World War II...