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Spotlight Articles

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

Feeding the Bear: a Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli

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"Moscow might want to undermine security in the Baltic states or Poland, for instance, but could the Russian government successfully carry out a large-scale invasion of those countries?" Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin, in War on the Rocks, takes a look at some scenarios recently gaining more attention, and takes the perspective of further analysis: "While the Russian army definitely has the combat power to achieve these scenarios, does Russia have the logistics force structure to support these operations?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/3/2021


Jutland: The Latest Salvo. Book Review

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"When leadership demands results at any cost, you should not be surprised when that cost is unexpectedly high." Ray Garbee reviews Clash of Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland by Eric Dorn Brose, which covers World War I's British/German naval tensions and clash. Check out what Ray sees as "…an interesting assessment and one that gets to the heart of much of the lingering acrimony surrounding the battle and its aftermath."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2021


Fighting in 13.5mm

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"Having regard for the tooling costs of each sprue, that is a huge commitment to the product." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses developments in 13.5 mm miniatures, a topic near to his heart as a "space strapped" gamer. The purveyor of this relatively new scale, Warlord Games, has recently "…announced a new period in the ‘Epic’ scale ….. Napoleonics! due for initial release in January 2022."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/29/2021


Top 3 Wargame Suggestions for Christmas 2021 - Centurion's Review

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Top 3 wargame suggestions for Christmas 2021 – Part 1 – New Releases. Christmas time is fast approaching so we all look for presents inspirations. Today the Centurion's Review is looking at three 2021 releases which can be wholeheartedly recommend. Enjoy the article!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/28/2021


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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 (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)

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: Nguyen Hue '72: The 1972 Easter Offensive in Vietnam

Publisher: Cadet Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/6/2021 12:13:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Kickstarter Campaign for Nguyen Hue '72: The 1972 Easter Offensive in Vietnam

Now live on Kickstarter! Cadet Games has launched its latest Kickstarter Campaign for this strategic-level oversize hex & miniatures game covering events from the Vietnam War in 1972. This was a huge conventional contest in 1972 when the Northern Communists attempted to militarily defeat the South before the US presidential election at the end of the year. Check out the details and bonuses offered before the end of January, 2022.
Game: Sword and Spear

Publisher: Great Escape Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 12/6/2021 4:41:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Festival of Osric’s Chapel - Piggy Longton 1471

"Lord Darcy... suspected that the Festival of Osric’s Chapel the following Sunday was the moment that his adversarial neighbour would choose to strike." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us more Pocket Armies action, using the Sword and Spear miniatures rules. The men of Lord Darcy, bucked up by local Bishop Stephen the Fearless and the promise of ale, are ready for a good showing. Yet things reach a point where the engagement "…had become a battle that really could go either way. Both commanders simply had to hold their nerve."
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 12/5/2021 1:03:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#1048) for 5-Dec-2021 and the winners for the last Challenge (#1047).
Game: Stalingrad

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/5/2021 12:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Stalingrad

Al Butler reviews Avalon Hill’s Stalingrad on his Booze & Board Games blog. Mr. Butler describes the game components and reviews rules and game play in this illustrated review of “the most analyzed war game in existence”.
Game: Indian Ocean Region, South China Seas Volume 2

Series: South China Seas
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/5/2021 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Indian Ocean Region, South China Sea: Volume II by Compass Games

Many months ago, I read an interesting book called "Destined for War" where the authors looked back at history at times when a rising new power starts to displace an older established power as we are seeing with the rise of China. They note that, in all of recorded history, a peaceful transition only occurred twice, the rest resulting in cataclysmic warfare. A Wargamers Needful Things reviews Indian Ocean Region South China Seas Volume 2, published by Compass Games, which depicts what war might look like if the authors are correct.
Game: Here I Stand

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/5/2021 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
[REVIEW] Here I Stand

Over the course of the pandemic, I have been gaming with several of my buddies online and we played 2 very interesting games of Here I Stand, a simulation of the Reformation era published by GMT Games. In this article, the Boardgames Chronicle gives us their review.
Game: Invasion America

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2021 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Invasion: America Addenda as of March 1980 (pdf)

Addenda as of March 1980 by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Leipzig: The Battle of Nations – Napoleon vs. Europe

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2021 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Leipzig (pdf)

Errata (1974) by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Assault: Red Horizon 41

Publisher: Assault Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2021 9:59:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault: Red Horizon 41 - New from Assault Games

New tactical wargame system from Assault Games and designer Wolfgang Klein. The first module is called "Red Horizon 41". It is the end of June, when the German Wehrmacht begins the largest land operation in World War II, the Operation Barbarossa. More than four million German soldiers are in their initial positions and the strategic objective is the capital Moscow. "Assault: Red Horizon 41" is the first volume in a planned series of tactical level wargames in which players lead historical units into battle during Operation Barbarossa (June through October 1941).
Game: Alfred the Great: The Campaign for London 885 AD

Series: Warrior Kings Campaign Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2021 9:46:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Alfred the Great: Campaign for London 885 AD - Now avaialble!

The 5th game in the Warrior Kings Campaign Series from High Flying Dice Games and designer Mark Sheppard is now available for purchase!
Game: Cactus Air Force: Air War Over The Solomons

Series: Air Wars minigame Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/28/2021 10:31:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Cactus Air Force: Air War Over The Solomons - Game review and playthrough

"Cactus Air Force" playthrough and review shared by Captain Dave at the Centurion's Review blog.
Game: Dual Powers Revolution 1917

Publisher: Thunderworks Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/28/2021 10:27:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 - Solitaire Replay

Solitaire After Action Report (AAR) of "Dual Powers: Revolution 1917" shared by new Italian blog La Via Del Grognard.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/27/2021 3:04:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.4.2 (Free Software)

I've have released an update of the free Berthier Campaign Manager software (Version 10.4.2). This release mainly changes some appearance and operation of Berthier. There is no change in functionality See the README file in the download for the full details.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Game: Dogfight

Series: American Heritage Series
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/27/2021 9:06:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
DOGFIGHT!

Dogfight enthusiasts will enjoy this web page devoted to this American Heritage game from Milton Bradley. Brian K. Becker has posted pictures, remembrances, and a game and parts exchange.
Game: Midway

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/27/2021 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Battle for Midway (a.k.a. Midway Campaign) Download (1983 Strategy Game)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). Here’s a quick description and a DOS based download that can run under Windows. Home computer graphics and capabilities were primitive in 1983 but the game still has some appeal.
Game: Roads to Gettysburg

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2021 12:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Invasion of the North: Opening Moves

Starting with a book discussion, Magnacetaria seques into a discussion of several games based on the battle of Gettysburg. Games discussed include: Avalon Hill’s Gettysburg (1958 edition),(1977 edition), and Roads to Gettysburg; AgeOD’s American Civil War; Ultimate General and Ultimate General Civil War from Game-Labs LLC; The Guns of Gettysburg from Mercury Games; Battleground 2: Gettysburg from TalonSoft; Civil War Generals 2 from Sierra; and Civil War Campaign Gettysburg from HPS Simulations. Quite a list for Gettysburg war game enthusiasts to try.
Game: Successors 4th Edition

Publisher: Phalanx Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2021 6:43:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Successors – 3 -players game – first impressions

"...this is a very thematic game – that grand clashes of not so long ago allies and now mortal enemies...". Michal, in The Boardgames Chronicle, has another go at Phalanx Games' Successors, a CDG which covers the contest among Alexander's generals after his death. Check out why he concludes that a "...game with 3-players is much more balanced and 'forgiving'."
Game: Supercharge: Battle of El Alamein, October 1942

Series: North Africa Quad Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/25/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Consolidated Errata: North Africa Quadrigame 29 July ’76 (pdf)

Consolidated Errata for all four games in the Four Battles in North Africa Quadrigame: Cauldron, Crusader, Kasserine, and Supercharge by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Lee Moves North: The Confederate Summer Offensive, 1862 & 1863

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2021 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Lee Moves North Errata

Lee Moves North: The Confederate Summer Offensive, 1862 & 1863 Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Conquest and Consequence

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2021 5:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Conquest and Consequence Developer Preview

"This means combat aplenty from turn one …at least for those who lean that way." Developer Simon Macdonald gives us a look at the upcoming GMT Games' Conquest and Consequence, which covers World War II's Pacific theater. Sounds like lots of fun for grand strategy fans. And Simon points out that, seeing the forest over the trees, "…the meta-game and the balance between the players will likely see folks realizing that Japan is not necessarily the greatest threat… but isn’t that what the Emperor wanted all along!?!"
Game: Battle of the Bulge 1944

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/22/2021 3:50:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
1944 Battle of the Bulge

"The dice are interesting. They have 4 blank faces, an armour face and an infantry face." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tries out Worthington Publishing's 1944 Battle of the Bulge. Check out why Norm concludes that "There is quite a bit of clever system in this easy ruleset, allowing the game to punch above its weight."
Game: Swords Around the Throne

Publisher: The Game Crafter
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 12:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Swords Around the Throne - Coming Soon

Rare "unboxing" video for this interesting looking, upcoming game by designer Renaud Verlaque.
Game: Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 12:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms - Replay

Veteran level playthrough of "Soldiers in Postmen's Uniforms". Presenting full, veteran-level, play-through of the game. It really keeps you on the toes all the time! Enjoy the material! Share by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Enemies of Rome

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 12:09:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Wargaming with Children – Enemies of Rome

"It is fantastic to be able to play some of your large collection of wargames with your children. My two boys (6 and 8 years) love "Daddy's Games" and some time ago I took them for a trip to Ancient Rome. How did it go? Fantastic!" Session report shared by The Boardgames Chronicle
Game: Guadalcanal

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 9:24:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
AH GUADALCANAL INTRO 01 (video)

usapatriot4163 has posted many war game videos on Youtube including these early videos for the 2nd edition of Avalon Hill’s Guadalcanal. The first video covers the rules and components. The game introduces some features that were new at the time including supply, step reduction, and morale plus there were rules for play by mail. Unfortunately, the second video was damaged and replaced with a quick summary available here .
Game: Midway

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 8:33:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
TRS-80 Manual: Midway Campaign (1980)(Avalon Hill)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). Archive.org has posted the rules for the Radio Shack TRS-80 computer version of the game. Our thanks go to Archive.org and their Wayback machine for preserving this document.
Game: Midway

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2021 8:18:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Midway Campaign DOS – 1983 (Midway computer version)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). ”HOTUD” gives a quick review of this game available for download here. Home computer graphics and capabilities were primitive in 1983 but the game still has some appeal. This web site offers versions written for DOS on the personal computer, the Apple II, and for two of the computers from Commodore, the VIC-20 and the Commodore 64. Coders may want to try their hand at enhancements as the programs were written in BASIC!
Game: Kasserine: Baptism of Fire, February 1943

Series: North Africa Quad Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/18/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Consolidated Errata: North Africa Quadrigame 29 July ’76 (pdf)

Consolidated Errata for all four games in the Four Battles in North Africa Quadrigame: Cauldron, Crusader, Kasserine, and Supercharge by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: NATO: Operational Combat in Europe in the 1970's

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
NATO Errata

NATO: Operational Combat in Europe in the 1970's Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086

Series: Levy & Campaign Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/17/2021 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Almoravid Vassal Module in Action

"I chose this short but hot and heavy scenario to test quickly how well this amazing Vassal module would handle the action." Volko Ruhnke brings us a test replay of his GMT Games' Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086. Aside from a few needed tweaks Volko notices, it looks like good clean fun! "Now come each side’s big operational decisions: whether and where to confront the enemy?"
Game: Combat Commander: Pacific

Series: Combat Commander
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/15/2021 4:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Combat Commander Pacific – Scenario #A Grassy Knoll

"...a well placed shot kills my Leader..."! Michal, with his buddy Dave in The Boardgames Chronicle, move on to GMT Games' Combat Commander Pacific for their replay action. See why Michal concludes that, "…this was the beauty of this scenario, till the last man standing!"
Game: Dogfight

Series: American Heritage Series
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/14/2021 10:27:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Dogfight

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Milton Bradley’s Dogfight. VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Game: Aggressors: Ancient Rome

Publisher: Kubat Software
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/14/2021 9:28:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Aggressors: Ancient Rome Gameplay Review (video)

James Allen likes this game that he describes as a simplified version of Civilization. Allen illustrates game play with both historical and hypothetical map situations. The game offers a lot of strategic depth and an unlimited capacity for customization.
Game: Advanced Squad Leader

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/12/2021 5:09:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
BFP23 Prelim to Death Night After Action Report (AAR) Advanced Squad Leader scenario

"SS units were building a firebase on the up-slope on our right (top of map) but we drove them back with some lucky shots." Jackson Kwan, in the Hong Kong Wargamer blog, brings us a tense AAR from an Americans versus Germans Advanced Squad Leader scenario. Did Jackson's Americans hang in there when "…a big stack of SS men broke into our center and threatened to jump a couple of buildings…"?
Game: Crusader: Battle for Tobruk, November 1941

Series: North Africa Quad Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/11/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Consolidated Errata: North Africa Quadrigame 29 July ’76 (pdf)

Consolidated Errata for all four games in the Four Battles in North Africa Quadrigame: Cauldron, Crusader, Kasserine, and Supercharge by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2021 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
The Next War Addenda as of September 1979

The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe Addenda by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: John Carter, Warlord of Mars

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2021 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
John Carter Addenda as of November 1979

John Carter Addenda as of November 1979 by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Men of Iron Tri-Pack

Series: Men of Iron
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/8/2021 6:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
2nd St. Albans 1461

"...the situation demands that as each battle arrive, they are thrown into action." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, brings us an AAR of the 2nd battle of St. Albans (Wars of the Roses), from GMT Games' Men of Iron Tri-Pack. See why Norm characterizes the battle as "...a dynamic situation. Which side can get into action 'the fastest with the mostest' and which Battles will reach their Flight (read break) Points first?"
Game: Field Commander: Napoleon

Series: Field Commander Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/7/2021 11:13:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
How to Play Field Commander: Napoleon - Battle Part 5

The fifth of six videos in the series, produced by Seek Out and Play. This video focuses on the enemy turn which includes the movement actions, separating forces by nation, enemy orders, resolving battles, and linking campaigns.
Game: Tetrarchia

Publisher: Nestorgames
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/7/2021 11:04:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Tetrarchia - More with Higher Difficulty Levels

Tetrarchia is a neat, small historically-themed game, which plays great cooperatively as well as solo. This article, shared by The Boardgames Chronicle, presents higher difficulty levels for this title - it really gets nasty with barbarians attacking from abroad and internal unrest spreading.
Game: Midway

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/7/2021 8:34:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Tabletop Simulator Module for Midway

Steam has added a module for Avalon Hill’s Midway for their Tabletop Simulator. The Tabletop Simulator allows you to make your own online board games or play the thousands of community created modules with players in the Steam community.
Game: Afrika Korps

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/7/2021 8:19:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
THE ‘AFRIKA KORPS’ NOTEBOOK: THE ‘AV’ SUPPLY SWAP & AUTOMATIC VICTORY AND CAPTURED SUPPLY

Mobile supply counters and automatic victory in combat were novel concepts in 1964 and defining rules for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps. Joseph C. Beard III dives deep within the rules to show how he achieved a quick PBEM victory and how these rules make Afrika Korps a great game to play today.
Game: Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948-1973

Series: Campaign Series
Publisher: Talonsoft
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/6/2021 2:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict

Jim “Twitch” Tittle likes the latest in the Talonsoft Campaign series of computer based war games. Here he provides an excellent and illustrated overview. See why he found the game to be more fun than expected and a good value. “You could play this for years and it won’t feel outdated.”
Game: Men of War: Assault Squad

Series: Men of War Series
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/6/2021 1:06:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Interview: Men Of War: Assault Squad

Jim Rossignol in his “Rock Paper Shotgun” blog interviews DigitalMindSoft's CEO Chris Kramer to discuss this Real Time Strategy (RTS) game, Men of War: Assault Squad. Topics include: the use of hero units; the rise of multi-player RTS games; and player-created modules. Our thanks go to Archive.org for preserving this web page.
Game: Hit The Beach

Series: American Heritage Series
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/6/2021 9:27:00 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: Cauldron:Battle of Gazala, May 1942

Series: North Africa Quad Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/4/2021 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Consolidated Errata: North Africa Quadrigame 29 July ’76 (pdf)

Consolidated Errata for all four games in the Four Battles in North Africa Quadrigame: Cauldron, Crusader, Kasserine, and Supercharge by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Tide of Iron

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/3/2021 4:42:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tide of Iron – spontaneous encounter

"That was a very exciting, fast and interesting scenario!" Michal, in the The Boardgames Chronicle, brings us a "...small, special operations action..." AAR from Fantasy Flight Games' Tide of Iron, a miniatures board game focused on American versus German World War II combat. As the action advances, well "..situated Americans were able to inflict high causalities on attacking Germans…". Are they able to hold out?
Game: Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics

Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/31/2021 10:11:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics

”Softbug” has created a module at the VASSAL web site for Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics, a web published game based on Nintendo’s Advance Wars. Although this video is in French, you can see this VASSAL module in action if you CLICK HERE. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics

Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/31/2021 10:06:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics Board Game (24 Pieces)

3D printing comes to wargaming! Marcel Mancheno aka “kingpixels” presents his 3D-printed version of Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics. Mr. Mancheno brings a new dimension to the concept of Print and Play gaming.
Game: Afrika Korps

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/31/2021 9:19:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Tabletop Simulator Module for Afrika Korps

Steam has added a module for Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps for their Tabletop Simulator. The Tabletop Simulator allows you to make your own online board games or play the thousands of community created modules with players in the Steam community.