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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

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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

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: White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Ryan Heilman, Dave Shaw

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 2/25/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant – playing September 1939 campaign using VASSAL module

White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939 Is a small footprint games by White Dog Games that covers the German invasion of Poland at the onset of World War II. The Boardgames Chronicle takes us through some of the scenarios in the game utilizing the Vassal module.
Article ID: 7
Date: 1/31/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant during ACDC Digital Convention

The Boardgames Chronicle shares a session report of White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939 published by Hollandspiele. The game recreates the German, Slovak and Soviet invasion of Poland in September and October 1939 that marked the beginning of the Second World War. The Boardgames Chronicle concludes, "White Eagle stands up to the expectations – this is really great game, which can go any way although the valiant Polish defense could fall any time."
Article ID: 6
Date: 12/17/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant – fan-made scenarios, Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle continues its admiration of White Eagle Defiant published by Hollandspiele. "The chit-pull mechanics, straightforward battle resolution, beautiful and thematic game components caused this to be one of my most often played titles of the last two months." So to prolong the fun, they have come up with some hypothetical scenarios for your enjoyment.
Article ID: 4
Date: 12/6/2020
Poster: Mark D.
One of the Top 3 War Game Suggestions for Christmas 2020 (Part 1: New Releases)

Recommendations from the diligent folks at The Boardgames Chronicle for the Top 3 war games to buy for Christmas 2020!
Article ID: 5
Date: 12/4/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant – fan-made scenarios, Part 1

The Boardgames Chronicle is enamored by Hollandspiele's game on the German invasion of Poland, White Eagle Defiant. They present 2 new scenarios for the game and conclude, "White Eagle Defiant is a great game for modding and creation of fan-made scenarios. There are so many options – often to a great extent resembling potential historical events – that you may count there will be another article in the series, with further variants."
Article ID: 3
Date: 11/19/2020
Poster: Mark D.
White Eagle Defiant: First Impressions (Boardgames Chronicle)

"After recent unboxing, I had a chance to finally play White Eagle Defiant from Hollandspiele. This is such engrossing and interesting small game, with really great replayability factor. My initial impressions and sessions in below article. Enjoy!" Review shared by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Article ID: 2
Date: 11/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
White Eagle Defiant – what is in the box?

The Boardgames Chronicle takes the lid off of White Eagle Defiant, published by Hollandspiele, that recreates the German, Slovak and Soviet invasion of Poland in September and October 1939. The Polish author states, "September campaign (as known in Poland), Fall Weiss (know in Germany) or simply beginning of World War II (as known throughout the World) is a very painful period in my nation past. Betrayed by Allies, invaded by Soviets, overwhelmed by Germans. Still, the recent historical studies provide a lot of new information regarding that campaign and it could be surprising to many to learn about stiff Polish resistance, losses in German Armor, tremendous effect of Soviet invasion or even the involvement of Slovak forces."
Article ID: 1
Date: 6/28/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with Ryan Heilman & Dave Shaw Designers of White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939 from Hollandspiele

Grant, from The Players Aid, interviews Designer Ryan Heilman about his game White Eagle Defiant from Hollandspielle that takes a look at the initial action in World War II as the Germans invade Poland in 1939.