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Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 7/14/2019 4:30:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#925) for 14-Jul-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#924).
Game: The Devil's to Pay: The First Day at Gettysburg

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Date: 7/13/2019 9:38:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Devil's to Pay - Video Review
Excellent video review by Gilbert Collins, covering the recent release "The Devil's to Pay: The First Day at Gettysburg" designed by Hermann Luttmann and published by Tiny Battle Publishing.
Game: Dual Powers Revolution 1917

Publisher: Thunderworks Games
Date: 7/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Dual Powers - Video Produced by Homo Ludens
"Let's look at a KickStarter game that was shipped a few months ago: Dual Powers - Revolution 1917, designed by Brett Myers and published by Thunderworks Games. A card driven historical game on the Russian Revolution of 1917 that focuses on the struggle between the soviets and the provisional government. We will also explore other games on the subject of the Russian Revolution and Russian civil war." Video produced by Fred Labeste for his Homo Ludens YouTube channel.
Publisher: Quarterdeck International Games - New Web Site!
Quarterdeck International Games Launches New Site!" />
Date: 7/12/2019 8:35:00 PM
Quarterdeck International Games Launches New Site!
Quarterdeck International Games new site is up and running! Welcome to the official Quarterdeck International website! Here you will find exclusive content, interviews and more on the News page, see a complete list of games we have had a hand in bringing to the market on our About page and purchase some of the best wargames on the market in our Store!
Game: Clash of Lions

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 7/12/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Clash of Lions - Game Review
A review of an oldie, but a fun game. "Clash of Lions" by High Flying Dice Games, LLC. Complete with errata, extra counters and hidden Egyptian variant. Shared by the Angry Bunny blog...
Game: Gandhi: : The Decolonization of British India, 1917–1947

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 7/11/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing of Gandhi
Unbox video by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Siege of Jerusalem

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 7/10/2019 3:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Siege of Jerusalem Review by Board Games Chronicle
Excellent review of Siege of Jerusalem by Board Games Chronicle. Warts and all, makes me want to dust off this game and play it again...
Game: Halls of Montezuma

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 7/10/2019 6:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Fate of Mexico in the Balance. GMT Games’ ”Halls of Montezuma”. Board game Review.
"...from the start I felt like I was fighting the game more than my opponent." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Halls of Montezuma, which re-creates the conflict between Mexico and America in the 1840s. Check out Ray's conundrum regarding a game that he really wants to like: "It certainly does a good job of presenting the challenge faced by the United States often facing a superior force while also being at the end of an extended supply line."
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 7/9/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
878 Vikings - Game Review
"Lately we do not have much time to play with my usual buddy - Jakub - but this time we managed to squeeze some time for '878 Vikings' from Academy Games - it was bloody and English did not stand a chance!! Have a nice read!" Review provided by the Board Games Chronicle blog...
Game: Victory Roads

Publisher: Hexasim
Date: 7/8/2019 5:57:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Victory Roads Unboxing
Unboxing video about Victory Roads by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 7/8/2019 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Saddam Hussein versus The Ayatollah. Bloody Dawns: The Iran Iraq War. Board Game Review.
"...it’s like Frank Chadwick’s ‘A House Divided’ meets Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews ‘Twilight Struggle’." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, giving it a 93% rating. See why Ray finds the game an interesting combination of traditional and card driven features, yet, at the same time, "The mechanics are clean, simple and quick…"!
Game: Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 7/6/2019 6:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… they can’t get away this time.” -Chesty” Puller USMC. ‘Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game” Board Game Review
"The outfitting and upkeep of your soldiers is half the fun of the game...". Rick Martin reviews Dan Verssen Games' Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game. Despite some grumbles about the product, see why Rick can still conclude that "It offers both a great solo experience as well as an intriguing co-operative play."
Game: Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975

Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 7/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video
Unboxing video by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 7/4/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
New Edition of Peloponnesian War
Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table, covering the new GMT version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War.
Game: Black Powder

Publisher: Warlord Games
Date: 7/3/2019 4:38:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Black Powder - the mini game
"The Smallest Black Powder wargame ever - probably!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out an exquisite Civil War engagement using Warlord Games' Black Powder Second Edition. Check out the action and find out why Norm exclaims "…hoorah for the smaller game, great for small spaces, ideal for that mid-week game…"
Game: The Creature that ate Sheboygan

Publisher: SPI
Date: 7/3/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review
The Creature That Ate Sheboygan! Review by David Lent for the "Centurion's Review" blog.
Game: Battle of Peleliu 1944

Publisher: Joni Nuutinen
Date: 7/1/2019 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Re-fight the Battle of Peleliu on Your Cell Phone! Android Game Review
"This game is very fun and demonstrates the challenges of fighting in the Pacific." Rick Martin checks out Joni Nuutinen's Battle of Peleliu 1944, an inexpensive cell phone wargame! Rick finds that "The AI is very aggressive and the Japanese forces seem to act very intelligently."
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 7/1/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Wing Leader - Session Report from Boardgames Chronicle
"A brief session report from our third scenario in "Wing Leader Victories". We appreciate game more with every session and can't wait to get our hands on bombing-raids scenarios! Short report from RAF vs Luftwaffe encounter follows! (scenario V05)" Session report shared by the Boardgames Chronicle blog...
Game: JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Date: 6/30/2019 12:56:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets - New from Lumaca Games
JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets is a solitaire cardwargame that puts you in charge of the career of a German Stuka pilot struggling mission by mission to get the Knights Cross! In just 18 cards! No dice needed, the game is perfect to enjoy during a train trip or a flight! From Lumaca Games, with the same mechanics of SM79 Damned Hunchback!
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/27/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Session Report - 004 Thannuris – 528 AD
The good folks at The Board Games Chronicle follow up their unboxing video with a session report from play of the Thannuris-528AD scenario. Gotta love a good session report...
Game: Steel Division II

Publisher: Eugen Systems
Date: 6/26/2019 6:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Steel Division 2 Review
"This time around, though, multiplayer battles aren't the star of the show." Ian Boudreau reviews Steel Division II, a game that steps well beyond its predecessor. While Ian feels that some elements of the game still need rounding out, nonetheless "…on the single-player front; what they've built now, and what it's clear they intend to do… this is the war game I've been waiting for all these years."
Game: Melee

Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Date: 6/26/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Fantasy Trip Melee Review by David Lent
David Lent, writing for "The Centurio's Review" blog, tells us about an old Steve Jackson classic that's about to be resurrected. Interesting review and lots of good info about the game.
Game: An Undeniable Victory: Operation Fath ol Mobin

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 6/24/2019 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
It’s Not Your Father’s Cold War. The Iranian seek an Undeniable Victory with Operation Fath ol Mobin, March 1982. Board Game Review
"If you are a student of the wars of the Middle East, this game will appeal to you." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' An Undeniable Victory: Operation Fath ol Mobin, which focuses on the turn of the tide during the Iran Iraq war of the 80s. Despite a few quibbles, Ray finds an enjoyable game, and adds the intriguing observation that "Well…it kinda/sorta *is* a bloody slaughter, but don’t give up hope!"
Game: The Sword Beach Landings

Series: Five for Fighting Series
Publisher: Against the Odds
Date: 6/23/2019 6:27:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Five for Fighting - Pocket Battle Games - Review
Review of ATO magazine new "Five for Fighting" series of pocket battle games on the D-Day landings (including "Sword Beach Landings". Though it is not a standard magazine or game company item, the author is just that impressed with these new pocket battle games. Article written and shared by ab from the "Angry Bunny Blog"...
Game: The Last Hundred Yards

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/23/2019 5:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Preview from Moe's Game Table
Basically, a more detailed "unboxing" video, produced by Moe's Game Table...


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