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Spotlight Articles

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

Confronting Chaos: a New Concept for Information Advantage

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"...although American teams lose wargames all the time, this is, in fact, a very big deal." Chris Dougherty explains his concerns about how three decades of Pentagon war planning have "…assumed U.S. forces could achieve information dominance in a great-power conflict, akin to what the American military attained during the 1991 Gulf War. That assumption is fatally flawed."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2021


The Return of Great Power Proxy Wars

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"If the United States fights with China or Russia, what type of war will it be?" Frank Hoffman and Andrew Orner, in War on the Rocks, make the argument that proxy wars are likely to again become a preferred tool of statecraft. "Proxy conflicts are, after all, the ultimate indirect approach."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/10/2021


WotR - Recruiting continues

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"...the herald is such a splendid figure, that Lord Cobham insisted on him joining the ranks!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, gives us a figures and painting update for his Wars of the Roses collection. Check out more of Norm's excellent miniatures work. And perhaps there is some action coming: "…I hear there are rumblings in the Parish of Piggy Longton, something to do with the Bishop of Dungborough recruiting for The King - what could possibly go wrong there!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/6/2021


10 Historical Facts About Avalon Hill

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David Lent, aka “The Centurion”, provides this quick list of factoids concerning the Avalon Hill Game Company, the first of the great hex and counter war game companies.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 9/4/2021


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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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Gaming Conventions

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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

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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.

How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.

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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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: 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...