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.



Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

Please check out our new (and growing) database of gaming clubs and organizations world-wide. Please let us know of your gaming club, or any other clubs that you know about so we can make this a truly useful resource.



Spotlight Articles

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

Mongol Logistics

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"There is a conspiracy website that oddly asks a lot of good questions." Len Krol, writing in the Centurion's Review, has questions about the Mongols, whether inspired by a conspiracy site or not. He makes some interesting points in examining the idea that "There is more to the Mongols than meets the eye."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/22/2020


Not the Phalanx Wargame Show

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"...this is one that is always on my ‘must attend’ list and so will be particularly missed...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is set on honoring, in his own way, the Phalanx wargame show, which will not take place this year. See what Norm is up to in his effort to remind us of why "…the relevance of wargame shows and their ability to motivate and enthuse is something precious that we need to make sure we never let slip away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/15/2020


Wars of the Roses Artillery.

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"Painting projects seldom grace the pages of this blog, but this base has a slightly different emphasis." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, relates why he's made a head start on a War of the Roses armies project, focused on a Front Rank 28mm medieval gun piece with crew. Norm has his reasons, and then discovers that he also "...had never appreciated the clever but simple mechanism for adjusting gun elevation that these things had."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/10/2020


My Passion for History - Ancient Greece

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"In this write-up I am continuing with the series of articles regarding my passion for history, this time focusing on Ancient Greece – especially times of Pelopponesian Wars. A very noticeable period and with long-lasting effects on the whole Hellenistic world. One which was always drawing my attention." The Boardgames Chronicle discusses various board games that cover this period...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/5/2020


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

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!

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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.

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!

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

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Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2020 12:03:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GCACW – Atlanta is Ours /3

The Big Board continues the third installment of the replay of MultiMan Publishing's Atlanta Is Ours.
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2020 12:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GCACW – Atlanta is Ours /2

In 1864 during the Civil War there was a real threat that Lincoln would lose the election in November and the Union would be dismembered until Sherman gave him his greatest Christmas gift by capturing Atlanta with the message "Atlanta is ours and fairly won!". The Big Board continues the second installment of the replay of MultiMan Publishing's Atlanta Is Ours.
Game: Don't Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2020 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 1

In honor of Independence Day, The Players Aid begins one of their action points series on White Dog Games' simulation of the American Revolution, Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game. They cover the map and its various Counties and terrain types, the Turn Record Track to give perspective to how the action plays out and how the player must meet the demands of Lord North and King George III, the differing units and their abilities as well as the anatomy and meaning of the values on the counters, the various phases of the Sequence of Play including the Naval Phase and Smugglers Phase, British Ground Phase, Battle Phase and procedure, placing new Rebels Phase and Rebel Campaigns, Logistics and Liberty Phase and the Random Event Phase and the various victory conditions.
Game: Old School Tactical

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2020 9:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Part 3 OST east front mini campaign

"Then comes an early moment of crisis as the Germans roll very low...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, continues his mini campaign East Front action with Flying Pig Games' Old School Tactical. Things are looking rough for the Germans, then their luck seems to turn: "A German rifle section seizes the opportunity to leap to their feet intending to cross the field and attack the broken unit ... but they run straight into a minefield!"
Game: The Victory of Arminius: Teutoberg Forest, IX AD

Publisher: Turning Point Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2020 5:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
The Victory of Arminius Review

The Victory of Arminius: Teutoberg Forest, IX AD is a simulation by Turning Point Simulations covering the battle in 9 AD where three Roman legions were ambushed and destroyed. It was due to treachery by a German in service for the Romans named Arminius. Upon hearing of the defeat, the Emperor Augustus, according to the Roman historian Suetonius in The Twelve Caesars, was so shaken that he stood butting his head against the walls of his palace, repeatedly shouting: "Quintili Vare, legiones redde! (Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!)" The Centurions Review states, "This game is interesting since it does a good job simulating the crowded chaos of being ambushed in a forest. The Roman forces have their hands full in this game."
Game: Warfighter: The Private Military Contractor Card Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2020 5:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Warfighter PMC: Intro & Overview

Did you ever feel the urge to run a company like Blackwater, a private security firm? Dan Verssen Games provides you with the opportunity in their new addition to the successful Warfighter series, Warfighter: The Private Military Contractor Card Game. In this video, Seek out and Play gives us a broad overview of the game.
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2020 5:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Imperial Struggle – initial after action report

Imperial Struggle, published by GMT games, is a two-player game depicting the 18th-century rivalry between France and Britain. It has been eagerly awaited and favorably compared to its brethren, Twilight Struggle. With words like "deep, thematic, fun", the Boardgames Chronicle brings us their first after action reports and admits to being hooked!
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/7/2020 3:40:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
[STRATEGIES] How to defend in Commands Colors Ancients?

In physics," what goes up must come down", but in wargaming, the adage "if you're going to attack you better know how to defend" is comparable. With this article, The Boardgames Chronicle has taught us to do both in GMT's popular Command & Colors: Ancients.
Game: The Struggle for Europe

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/7/2020 3:35:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Struggle for Europe 1939-1945 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 3

The Players Aid likes The Struggle for Europe, a Strategic Level World War II European Theater design by Worthington Publishing. In this third Action Point, they look at the units involved in the game, including the Infantry and Tank units as well as static defenses in the Fortresses and how the Location Boxes work on defense and attack.
Game: Sixth Fleet

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 7/7/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Sixth Fleet (2019) AAR: Turn 1

I remember the original incarnation of Sixth Fleet back in the early years of Strategy & Tactics magazine. A relatively new war game blog, Retro Conflict, reports on a recent play through of the latest edition from Modern War magazine published by Decision Games.
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/6/2020 6:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Saturday Night Fights! C&C Ancients – Cannae!

The Armchair Dragoons hosts a Saturday night gaming session using Table Top Simulator and this Saturday they continue a session of Command & Colors Ancients from GMT games. Tune in to see if Hannibal can pull off another double envelopment at Cannae!
Game: The Dark Valley Deluxe Edition

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/6/2020 6:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: The Dark Valley: The East Front Campaign, 1941-45 Deluxe Edition from GMT Games

The Dark Valley, a very popular game published by GMT games, covers the entire East Front campaign in World War II, on a 34” by 44” standard hex map stretching from Leningrad in the north to the Caucasus Mountains in the south. The Players Aid takes a look at recent publication of the new Deluxe Edition.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 7/5/2020 10:45:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#976) for 5-July-2020 and the winners for the last Challenge (#975).
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/4/2020 4:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Atlanta is Ours /1

Big Board Gaming takes a look at one of my favorite war game series, Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, utilizing MultiMan Publishing's recent offering, Atlanta Is Ours!
Game: Wise Bayonets

Publisher: Acies
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/4/2020 4:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Wise Bayonets: 17 June - 19 June 1799 Suvorov at the Trebbia

Alexander Suvorov (the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire) is supposed to have fought sixty-three main engagements and won them all. n 1799, while Napoleon had his hands full in Egypt, Suvorov was given the onus of reconquering Italy from France. In this he was matched against the French Generals Moreau and Macdonald. Moreau's part in this campaign is slight. Macdonald, on the other hand, was to feel the full fury of Suvorov and his Russians and Allies at the two day Battle of the Trebbia. Macdonald also had a storied career and was made a Marshal Of France. However, he was not in the same class of generals as Suvorov. So, this is the backdrop to Acies Edizioni's game about this battle, Wise Bayonets: 17 June - 19 June 1799. Now A Wargamers Needful Things gives us their take on the game.
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/4/2020 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele – Action Point 4

The Players Aid continues their action points series on Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele. This action point focuses on an example of a Battle to give you a feel for the tactical decisions necessary to be victorious and the dangers present for the Legions.
Game: Old School Tactical

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/3/2020 6:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Part 2 OST east front mini campaign

"...the position up ahead had a dug in KV-1, living up to its reputation of being a tough adversary." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, continues his mini campaign East Front skirmish with Flying Pig Games' Old School Tactical. Lots of action here. Who's getting the upper hand? "As the Germans edged into the village, both sides were becoming stretched."
Game: Don't Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/3/2020 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2020 Edition

The Players Aid presents a nice overview of several games covering several battles of the American Revolution very war in honor of July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/3/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Agricola: Master of Britain Overview

Agricola, Master of Britain a game on the Roman pacification of Britannia published by Hollandspielle, has been getting a lot of attention lately. Seek Out and Play gives us a nice overview of the game.
Game: Old School Tactical

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/1/2020 8:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
OST Campaign East Front 1942

"Frantic fighting now starts, with all command focused on this small sector." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, begins a mini campaign game with Flying Pig Games Old School Tactical. Despite this being just the first session, things get interesting quickly: "This local firefight is hanging in the balance, but the KV-1 is holding out and proving a tough nut to crack."
Game: Gettysburg High Tide of the Confederacy

Publisher: Phoenix Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/30/2020 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Gettysburg - High Tide of the Confederacy

I have a vast, some would say pathological, war game collection and every once in a while I look at the games on the shelf and pick out one to play that hasn't been played in many years only to rediscover its vintage charm. In this video, Gilbert Collins rediscovers Gettysburg High Tide of the Confederacy published by Phoenix Enterprises.
Game: Europe Divided

Publisher: Phalanx Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/30/2020 1:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Europe Divided from Phalanx Preview

I am always impressed by the production value of Phalanx Games and they do not disappoint in their new title covering the post Cold War battle for the hearts of the European continent. Moe's Game Table gives us a preview of Europe Divided.
Game: Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD

Publisher: Wisdom Owl
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/30/2020 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD – first impressions

Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD, by Wisdom Owl, simulates 600 years of European history, from 350 to 950 AD more or less. It will be split in two parts, first focusing on the early period till 600 AD. The Boardgames Chronicle gives us their initial impressions of the game.
Game: Wehrschach

Publisher: Jos. Scholz
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/30/2020 9:11:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Wehrschach Rules and Game

Wehrschach is an abstract war game created in Germany in 1938. The game features a grid board with terrain features that affect movement and combat and a player must use combined arms when attacking. Units represent circa 1938 World War II unit types. Thanks to the Fell Huhn web site for posting these rules in English. The game is also available for free on Google Play. Click this link to download the game: Wekrschach Free.
Game: Lee's Invincible's

Series: Blue & Gray Campaign Series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/29/2020 10:50:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Can Lee Be Taken? Worthington Games ‘Lee’s Invincibles: The Gettysburg Campaign 1863’. Board Game Review.

"Lee’s Invincibles has a lot going for it – uncomplicated rules that capture the broad sweep of army level operations while keeping the players focused on the strategic goals of both sides." Ray Garbee reviews Worthington Games' Lee's Invincible's, giving it an 89% score. Ray finds an enjoyable game, but also some dislikes, for example the fact that "It’s tough to put your whole army in motion at the same time, which can feel a little ‘gamey'…".
Game: Brief Border Wars

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/29/2020 6:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Brief Border Wars from Compass Games Preview

Moe's Game Table brings us a preview of the latest Compass Games' offering, Brief Border Wars, a simulation of smaller wars involving El Salvador vs. Honduras, 1969, The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974, China vs. Vietnam, 1979and Israel vs. Hezbollah, southern Lebanon, 2006.
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/29/2020 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Agricola Master of Britain – first impressions

The Boardgames Chronicle has become enamored with Agricola, Master of Britain published by Hollandspielle, a solitaire game covering the Roman pacification of Britannia in the 1st century AD. Their impressions, "I fell in love with the game almost immediately. It is very uniquely designed – chit-pulling mechanics combined with three tribe cups and reaction to each of your actions. On top of this you have flexible set-up which allows for a great replayability. The graphics created by Anna Ziolkowska are very thematic, allow you to immerse in epoch. Still, they are very clear, unambiguous and beautiful in it simplicity. Last but not least, the game is tough. Yes, it is difficult and to win you need both great preparations as well as full commitments of your forces to crush Calgacus at Mons Graupius."
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/29/2020 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
[STRATEGIES] How to attack in Commands Colors Ancients?

The Command & Colors series is very popular with gamers. It is also popular with The Boardgames Chronicle who now gives us the benefit of their experience on how to attack garnered from over 600 plays of Command & Colors: Ancients published by GMT Games.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/28/2020 1:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GMT Stalingrad'42 Caucasus Campaign Intro

The Blue Tweezers YouTube Channel presents an intro video to Stalingrad '42 published by GMT games. I played this game several times and it was always a terrific experience. Once you learn the system you will be able to quickly adapt to several of the series games.
Game: White Eagle Defiant: Poland 1939

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/28/2020 1:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
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.
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/28/2020 1:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
878 Vikings: Play Examples

Seek Out and Play presents examples of combat from the rulebook from the game 878 Vikings, a fun game from Academy Games on the Viking invasions of England.
Game: The Struggle for Europe

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/26/2020 2:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Struggle for Europe 1939-1945 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 2

The Players Aid continues their series of action points on Worthington Publishing's Struggle for Europe.In this Action Point 2, they look at the makeup of the Axis and Allied decks and discuss the very interesting deck destruction mechanic, including a comparison of the differences in the two decks and what that means for each of the players.
Game: Eternal City’s End

Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/26/2020 10:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Can you save Rome? – High Flying Dice Games’ Eternal City’s End Board Game Review

"...great fun and very challenging. I will certainly be playing this game many times over the years to come." Rick Martin reviews High Flying Dice Games' Eternal City’s End, which looks at the flux in Rome after the fall of Mussolini. Check out why Rick gives the game a 94% rating, citing some interesting rules, like the one where the "…Italian side has an interesting combat efficiency rule."
Game: Battle of the Bulge 1944

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/24/2020 12:21:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Dan Fournie Designer of 1944 Battle of the Bulge from Worthington Publishing Coming to Kickstarter Soon

"...there can never be too many games on the US Army’s greatest battle...". Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Dan Fournie about his upcoming Worthington Publishing Battle of the Bulge 1944 (Kickstarter). Dan brings a lot to the table as a designer, along with the desire "...to provide a simple, fast playing division level game that captures the essence of this famous battle."
Game: The Dark Valley Deluxe Edition

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/23/2020 5:45:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Battle Report Video: The Dark Valley: The East Front Campaign, 1941-45 Deluxe Edition from GMT Games

The Dark Valley by designer Ted Racier covers the entire East Front campaign in World War II, on a 34” by 44” standard hex map stretching from Leningrad in the north to the Caucasus Mountains in the south. Three and a half 1/2” counter-sheets represent every major unit that appeared during the course of the conflict. Initially most Soviet infantry are divisions, but as the game progresses these are replaced by armies and corps, so that players are not overwhelmed by the increasing Soviet Order of Battle. German mechanized units are divisions, while their infantry is a mix of division and corps. Although the game is a semi-monster, and covers the entirety of the conflict from the launch of Barbarossa to the end of the war, the game system emphasizes playability rather than rules overhead, allowing the players to concentrate on strategy choices rather than rules minutiae. Republished in a new deluxe format by GMT Games, Alexander from the Players Aid has put together this Battle Report to share with you how the game plays and a little about his experience
Game: Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/23/2020 5:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Solitaire Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire 350BC-1453AD from White Dog Games – Action Point 4

In Solitaire Caesar published by White Dog Games the player will attempt to replicate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from 350BC to 1453AD. The Players Aid gives us Action Point 4 they cover the Optional Rules, including things like the Emperor, Bribery, Skilled General and Roman Income Variant, which is like easy mode, and finish up with some simple strategies to keep in mind that will improve your chances of winning.
Game: Akkad & Sumer

Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 11:27:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Akkad and Sumer

Free game rules for "Akkad and Sumer", created and shared by Mike Haran. This is a solitaire table top game playable with miniatures and/or cards.
Game: Broadside

Publisher: Milton Bradley
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 9:05:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
American Heritage: The War Games of The 1960s Generation (from Milton Bradley)

“In 1961, American Heritage Magazine and toy-maker Milton Bradley teamed up to release a series of memorable “American Heritage” war games. Each of these board games recreated for young gamers a war scenario or milieu from American history.” Thanks to John Kenneth Muir for this short and illustrated listing.
Game: Breitenfeld: Enter the Lion of the North

Series: Pike and Shot Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 8:18:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Breitenfeld: Lion of the North Debuts: Replay

It’s foggy at noon when the Swedish forces engage the Imperialists near the village of Breitenfeld, one of many battles in the Thirty Years War. E. R. Bickford provides the hour by hour replay in this illustrated after action report. The Swedes gain a minor victory but the real victor is the fog.
Game: Overlord: D-Day and the Beachhead Battles

Series: The Killing Ground
Publisher: New England Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 3:03:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Part 1 of Landing day Overlord Killing Ground

Mark Hinkle from New England Simulations is a very meticulous game designer and published an excellent series of games on the D-Day landings and push inland, The Killing Ground with an expansion called Overlord: D-Day and the Beachhead Battles With his new YouTube channel, Heretic Henry takes a look at this combination of games.
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 3:02:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GCACW – Decision pt

I happen to love the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series which has been taken over by MultiMan Publishing and here, The Big Board is marching on Georgia in Atlanta is Ours!
Game: Austerlitz 1805

Series: Eagles Series
Publisher: Hexasim
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/21/2020 3:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Rising Eagles/8 Noon

The Big Board continues its game of Austerlitz 1805 Rising Eagles published by Hexasim. It is now the 8 AM to noon game turn and Napoleon's trap may soon be sprung!
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
C&C Ancients – most balanced scenarios – Alexander successors in Action!

Lying on his deathbed, the legend goes, Alexander the Great was asked to whom he would leave his empire. He supposedly responded, "To the strongest!". Those words set off a titanic struggle between his "Successors" that spanned the breadth of the known world. Although many gamers may not be familiar with this period of warfare, it is rich in pageantry as Macedonian phalanx, cavalry, archers, and even elephants clashed to achieve hegemony. The Boardgames Chronicle uses Command & Color Ancients from GMT Games to reconstruct some of the battles of the time.
Game: Old School Tactical Vol III

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/20/2020 3:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Old School Tactical Volume 3 – Pacific 1942/1945 from Flying Pig Games – Action Point 1

Old School Tactical from Flying Pig Games is a tactical combat system that focuses on World War II, specifically the Pacific war in this volume. In this series of Action Points, Grant from The Players Aid will examine some of the new terrain, weapons and vehicles presented that are unique to the Pacific Theater of combat, examine the new playable faction the Japanese, taking a look at their new units including the Tank Killer and Sapper, and examine their very powerful Banzai Attack, take a look at the United States Marines and what makes them some of the most elite fighting men of the war, and finally take a look at the new Hell Bent Expansion and examine the scenarios available in this addition.
Game: Breakout & Pursuit: The Battle for France, 1944

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/20/2020 11:49:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
SPI, Breakout & Pursuit (1972)

Joseph C. Beard III aka JCB III discusses this gem from 1972 in his Map and Counters blog. The game “adds several new wrinkles to the regular features of the KURSK Game System. Independent transport (truck) units, “Mulberries”, supply pipelines, and motorized infantry all contribute to the distinctly western front play and feel of the game.” The challenge for the Allied player is to advance while staying in supply while the German player must salvage enough mechanized material to stem the Allied advance.
Game: Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Firebase Mary Ann

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/18/2020 6:46:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Wake Up and Check the Wire - Players Aid Review

Wake Up and Check the Wire, I Heard Someone Knocking at the Gate – A Review of "Long Cruel Woman: The Attack on Fire Base Mary Ann, March 28, 1971" published by High Flying Dice Games. Review written and shared by Grant for his Players Aid blog.
Game: Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/17/2020 6:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Review: Bar-Lev from Compass Games - The Players' Aid

Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition from Compass Games Is a new version of the John Hill classic published previously by Conflict Games. I've always enjoyed the older version but it is long out of print. It is now available again in this Deluxe Edition and The Players Aid gives us a review.
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/17/2020 6:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII from DVG Review

Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of World War is a solitaire design by Dan Verssen Games with 2-player competitive or cooperative options that sees the SS versus a rather ad hoc group of allies. Moe's Game Table tells us what they like about the game and gives a nice review.
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 6/17/2020 6:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
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.
Game: Old School Tactical Vol III

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/17/2020 6:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Old School Tactical Vol III - Pacific

"...this is a players game, one that brings some nice tactical nuance, but that has a rule system that keeps everything playable." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes a look at Flying Pig Games' Old School Tactical Vol III, which expands the World War II tactical system to the Pacific theater. Norm takes a good look at the overall package, and then gives us a fun scenario replay. "This has now become my go-to WWII tactical series .... there I’ve said it :-)"