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Spotlight Articles

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

Part 7. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1986-1991

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"Avalon Hill, after a big surge in the late 70s until the mid-80s was on a roll. But little did anyone know, the company would soon enter a decline that would eventually lead to the end of the company. In this episode, we explore the beginning of the end of Avalon Hill." Legendary Tactics

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/14/2024

ConsimWorld Expo 2024

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CSW Expo is an organized gaming event that provides a memorable gaming experience. With 24 years of experience in game conventions, our venue format is the perfect blueprint for celebrating wargaming with newcomers, experienced gamers, designers, and publishers alike. A full week event, July 12-20, 2024. Tempe, AZ.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/9/2024

Next batch of figures

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"Xyston figures. My goodness, they are a treat to paint." Prufrock is painting, with a couple nice photos! "...it has been nice to come back home to practical hobbying and feel like you are getting somewhere in at least one aspect of your life!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/1/2024

The winners of the 2024 Charles S. Roberts Awards for Excellence in Conflict Simulation Games have been announced.

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Here are the best games released in the calendar year 2023. These games are exhibits of the highest standards of excellence in design and execution.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/30/2024

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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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

The Comments entry area has been resized to 512 characters.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

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

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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.

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: Washington's War


Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Card
Designer(s): Mark Herman
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Washington's War is a card-driven board wargame from GMT Games and designed by Mark Herman. The game is set in during the American Revolutionary War and the map depicts the east coast of the United States. One player controls the American forces and the other player the British. The game is designed for two players and takes between ninety minutes and two hours to play. Washington's War was published in 2010 and is a reprint and upgrade of the Avalon Hill game We the People, first published in 1994. In 2010 the game was the winner of the Charles S. Roberts Award for the Best Ancient to Napoleonic Era Wargame.


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Pub Date
Article Description
Date: 7/5/2024
Poster: Robert Holifield
Washington's War Rule Book (PDF)

2014 Edition Rule Book. Thanks to GMT Games for making this available.
Web Link
Date: 6/12/2017
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Video review of Washington's War

Washington's war review from the guys of The Player's aid channel. Good and fresh view of this CDG wargame system.
Web Link
Date: 1/18/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Vassal: New Module

A new Vassal module for Washington's War has been published.
Web Link
Date: 10/15/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Board Games by Josh: Review

Honest and forthright review by Josh on his Board Games by Josh blog.
Web Link
Date: 4/10/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Ed Bickford: Replay

Nice replay posted by Ed Bickford on ConSimWorld.
Web Link
Date: 4/3/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Dan Moore: Review

"A Review of the Disappointing Washington's War" - Really more of a critical statement than a review although it did trigger quite a bit of conversation on BGG. Posted by Dan Moore.
Web Link
Date: 7/1/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff P.: Review

A quick review by Jeff P for BGG.
Web Link
Date: 6/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Decent review by Terry Lee Coleman for Armchair General.
Web Link
Date: 5/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Judd Vance: Review

"Updating and Improving a Classic" - Review by Judd Vance for BGG. Includes a section comparing it to We the People.
Web Link
Date: 4/23/2010
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

"Washington's War: First Look (Review)" by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Web Link
Date: 4/15/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Dan Rivera: Review

"A Review, Not a Rule Book Overview" - Writen by Dan Rivera, focuses on basic game attributes like "How long does it take to play?" and "How Easy Is It to Learn?".
Web Link
Date: 4/12/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Francis K. Lalumiere: Review

"An American Revolution" - Created by Francis Lalumiere for BGG.
Web Link
Date: 3/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Warren Bruhn: Review

"My First Play of a CDG: Fast and Fun" - Review by Warran Bruhn for BGG.
Web Link
Date: 3/19/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Joel Tamburo: Review

"Washington's War: A Review" - Penned by Joel Tamburo for BGG.
Web Link
Date: 3/15/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: Review of Gameplay

"Washington's War: A Review of Gameplay" - Another review by Brien Martin, this time focusing on the actual game play.
Web Link
Date: 3/11/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Roger's Reviews: Review

"Washington's War: Fast, Furious Fun" review by Roger's Reviews on BGG.
Web Link
Date: 3/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: British First Move Variant

This chart is the companion piece to the Variant article, "Going It Alone With General Washington". It is the chart that determines if the British will move first on any given turn. Posted by Brien Martin.
Web Link
Date: 3/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Sean Chick: Review

"The First Remake of a Classic CDG" by Sean Chick for BGG.
Web Link
Date: 3/6/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: Review

"First in War, First in Peace" - review by Brien Martin for BGG.
Web Link