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.

A battlefield to fight over .... often!

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"Dungborough... has frequently borne the brunt of the rivalry and machinations of others." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is fleshing out his fictitious battleground area of Dungborough, and getting ready for more action: "…the parish must assemble an array of their finest archers and be ready to join their Lordship in defence of the parish!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2020


Quarterdeck Int'l - Newsletter #8 - St. Lo, and Other Specials

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The first thing to announce is a reprint of St. Lo, designed by Joe Balkoski and originally published by West End Games. We have a special offer going on right now (started today 19-Oct) offering the first 24 copies at $55.00 instead of the normal $70.

Additionally, from today until November 8th we have a special running on multiple games to help make room for new games arriving (a lot more are coming in!).

Check out the details at Quarterdeck International's web site!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 10/19/2020


Dunnigan’s and SPI’s Friday Night Follies, A Play Tester Heaven

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It's always nice to reminisce about the old days of wargaming and here's a very special interview with legendary designer and head of Simulations Publications Inc., Jim Dunnigan, as he talks about the play testing done on Friday nights in New York city.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 10/13/2020


Basing thoughts for Bosworth

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"I tried hand painting the pavises. It was a brave attempt, I wept, swore, gave up wargaming forever..."! Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, talks basing and painting work with his miniatures. Lots of photos of some excellent work, and comments about the occasional frustration: "Perhaps my friend ‘The Dremel’ can correct that!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/23/2020


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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.

If you are sponsoring a board gaming convention of some type, or know of one that is not listed on Grognard.com, then please contact us and let us know!

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

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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.

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: Antietam: September 17, 1862

Series: Civil War Brigade Battle Series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/5/2020 6:20:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Burnside Bridge 1862 Part 1

"...this part of the battle is all about desperate and repeated Union assaults to get over the bridge...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, begins a board game to miniatures experiment, starting with Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Norm is playing out the Burnside Bridge scenario with the boardgame, with an eye out for some action that will translate well to his miniatures table. Looks like he has lots of raw material as "…repeated Union assaults over the next few hours fail as they come up against Toombs on the heights…"!
Game: Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD

Publisher: Wisdom Owl
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/3/2020 3:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Invasions: Rules Overview

A quick and dirty overview of Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD published by Wisdom Owl by Counterattack! YouTube channel..
Game: Combat Commander: Pacific

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/3/2020 2:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
REVIEW of Combat Commander: Pacific -Punji Pits - Night Fighting - Tree Top Snipers & Banzai Charges

Combat Commander:Pacific from GMT Games is a card-driven board game covering tactical infantry combat in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It's main theme is the addition of three new factions to the Combat Commander family. Bonding with Boardgames takes a look at this new addition to the series.
Game: Napoleon Returns

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2020 10:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
NAPOLEON RETURNS (OR 1815 AT THE GALLOP) – A BOARDGAMING LIFE REVIEW

Paul Comben writing for The Board Gaming Life.com test drives Worthington Publishing's newest release on the 1815 Waterloo campaign, Napoleon Returns. He states, "I must confess to having a strong partiality for simple, fast-playing designs that get a good job done. With historical wargames, opting for this kind of approach can risk tumbling into a any number of pitfalls – including players taking a less than favourable view as to how much history they are actually getting to work with. Thankfully, despite some mechanisms that have abstraction and notions of the ahistorical oozing out of them, Worthington’s Napoleon Returns keeps itself on the right side of the line between being a proper wargame as opposed to a game with some war in it, and in doing so delivers a rather spiffy and valid experience."
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2020 10:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Alexander Successors in action – C&C Ancients – Paraitacene (317 BC)

Alexander the Great may have been a great military leader, but not such a good planner when he left his empire, "to the strongest." thus setting up an era of constant infighting among his Successors. The Boardgames Chronicle, using Commands & Colors: Ancients from GMT Games by offering this replay of one of the Epic battles scenarios when Antigonus, and Eumenes met in battle at Paraitacene in 317 BC.
Game: Ostkrieg: WWII Eastern Front

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2020 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front from Compass Games Preview

Moe's Game Table gives us a preview of a recent World War II design on the Eastern front, Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front from Compass Games.
Game: Don’t Tread on Me

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2020 5:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 7

"Enter the concept of buying loyalty with Trading With the Enemy." Grant Kleinhenz concludes his review of White Dog Games' Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game. Grant finds the game challenging enough that he still doesn't have a sure winning strategy after three games, but that he finds playing the title "…is an experience more than it is a game and I thoroughly enjoyed its twists and turns…"!
Game: Drop Zone: Southern France

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/30/2020 5:18:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Drop Zone: Southern France Organization – Part 1: Infantry Units from Squad to Battalion Level

"I found it interesting that the structure of infantry platoons and companies had changed very little from World War II to the 1980s...". Designer Dan Fournie begins a discussion of his GMT Games' Drop Zone: Southern France, a tactical block game covering the allied invasion of southern France in 1944. In this first article, Dan provides some excellent detail on the organization and equipment of the forces provided in the game.
Game: Antietam: September 17, 1862

Series: Civil War Brigade Battle Series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/28/2020 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Antietam 1862 - Bloody Lane

"This is the sort of game that if you buy it, you will play it." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Norm provides us with his always entertaining mix of insightful analysis and action: "There is suddenly a scary moment for the Union in the centre…"!
Game: Brotherhood & Unity

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/28/2020 5:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 by Compass Games

Brotherhood & Unity: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-1995 by Compass Games is reviewed by A Wargamers Needful Things and they conclude, "So, like any good wargame, Brotherhood & Unity is a juggling game. If I am on a streak of good luck, do I keep pushing it, or sit back and dig in? The Foreign Attitude part of the game makes it that much harder to keep all the balls in the air. With a play time of two to three hours, it is perfect for game night and also doesn't need to take up the table except for those hours."
Game: Versailles 1919

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/28/2020 5:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Versailles 1919 – first impressions – solo variant

The Boardgames Chronicle gives us their first impressions of a new Geoff Engelstein, Mark Herman design for GMT Games covering the negotiations that ended the First World War, Versailles 1919. They used the solo variant and came away wanting to delve deeper into the game.
Game: Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
TRIUMPH & TRADGEDY PBEM: THE UMPIRE’S VIEW

Last week Russ Lockwood reporting for The Board Gaming Life.com gave us an After Action Report of an innovative, play by email, five player umpired variant for Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power published by GMT Games. In this article we get the umpire's perspective and some introspection about how the variant played out.
Game: Plevna

Series: Empires At War Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 9:36:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
E-Rules for Chancellorsville and Plevna

Strategy & Tactics Magazine provides E-Rules for their games. See #218 for the rules used for Plevna and it's companion game Chancelorsville.
Game: Chandragupta

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 8:48:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Chandragupta (board game)

enAcademic.com, an encyclopedia for the Internet, presents this detailed game description including: Game Play, the Indian Military System, Scenarios, Expansions, and much more. The Indian Military system features the unique “four-fold army” (foot soldiers, chariots, elephants, and cavalry) with troops divided by classes based on morale, leadership, and fighting ability.
Game: Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War 1914-18

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 8:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Raiders of the Deep - U-boats of the Great War 1914-1918

Raiders of the Deep - U-boats of the Great War 1914-1918 is one of five titles in the series that started with The Hunters covering submarine warfare during the first and second world wars in a solitaire format. Gilbert Collins reviews this entry from Compass Games.
Game: Victory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 8:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Victory in Hell – The First Battle of Naktong River August 5-19, 1950 Board Game Review.

High Flying Dice Games is known for high quality low price games as well as for focusing on military topics not often addressed by other game companies. Victory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950 simulates the desperate defensive by the UN forces to hold the Pusan perimeter during the Korean War. The Armchair General reviews this game and generally feels it provides excellent gameplay with good solitaire playability for a low price.
Game: Old School Tactical Vol III

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/27/2020 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Old School Tactical Volume 3: – Pacific 1942/1945 from Flying Pig Games

Old School Tacticall from Flying Pig Games is a tactical combat system that focuses on World War II to date. The game focused on the simulation of small unit combined arms engagements where historical units, weapons, armor and vehicles will duke it out on a beautifully crafted board full of hexes. The Players Aid reviews the third installment in the series covering the Pacific war.
Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Series: Commands & Colors Tricorne:
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/25/2020 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising from Compass Games Preview

Moe's Game Table previews another offering from designer Richard Borg in the Command & Colors system, Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising published by Compass Games.
Game: Sherman Leader

Series: Tank Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/25/2020 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Combat

Seek Out and Play teaches you how to play Dan Verssen Games' solitaire game on World War II tank combat, Sherman Leader. This is the third in a series of four videos that explains the rules..
Game: Pavlov's House

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/25/2020 1:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Pavlov’s House – higher difficulty levels

Pavlov's House by Dan Verssen Games remains one of the more engrossing, challenging solitaire games on the market. But if it wasn't difficult enough, The Boardgames Chronicle shows you how to make the play even more exciting by exploring the Operational Support and Tactics Card variants.
Game: Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45

Publisher: Consim Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/25/2020 5:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Silent Victory Review

"...the narrative you craft about your voyage is personal and exciting." Joe Fonseca reviews Consim Press' Silent Victory, a solitaire game putting you in command of a Pacific theater American submarine during World War II. See why, for those who enjoy this style of gaming, Joe is all aboard: "It’s a wonderful package and I understand why Silent Victory and it’s sister games keep getting reprints."
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/22/2020 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Imperial Struggle: The Global Rivalry – Britain and France 1697-1789 from GMT Games – Action Point 4

In Action Point 4 of their series on Imperial Struggle by GMT Games, The Players Aid covers the Game Sequence, the differences between Peace and War Turns, Action Rounds and the different actions available including Diplomatic, Military and Economic Actions.
Game: Across the Pacific

Publisher: Pacific Rim Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/22/2020 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Across the Pacific by Pacific Rim Publishing

Across the Pacific by Pacific Rim Publishing has been something I have wanted to get on the table at our wargaming club for a few years now. A Wargamers Needful Things reviews this design and goes over some of its unique features. "Two of the big rules or ideas in the game are 'Air Umbrellas' and CEL (Combat Effectiveness Level) for units. The Air Umbrella is a way for the player to keep a large area under his own air control. Historically, after 1942 the Japanese pilots were badly trained. The CEL rules in the game make it possible for the Japanese player to husband his good pilots, and get them into the good second part of the war airframes. "
Game: Cauldrons of War: Barbarossa

Publisher: Gaming at Work
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/21/2020 6:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Cauldrons of War Presents a Stark, yet Fresh Take on the Trials of World War II's Eastern Front

"The depth and complexity comes from attempting to wage war across the whole of the front." Joe Fonseca reviews Gaming at Work's Cauldrons of War: Barbarossa, an interesting computer simulation of the conflict that keeps the decision-making at a very high-end level, in order to enable faster game flow. Joe finds a very playable game despite some quirks, and is also intrigued by the game's unflinching look at the war's most evil aspects: "…there are tangible benefits to both perpetrating war crimes and opposing them."
Game: Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/20/2020 6:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
GMT's Death Valley GBACW Fisher's Hill Battle playthrough Analysis and Initial Surprise Attack.

The Blue Tweezers presents a replay of Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah published by GMT Games. They chose the Fisher's Hill scenario and it is a nice introduction to the battle itself and the the surprise attack by Crook's Army of West.
Game: The War of the Worlds

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/20/2020 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: The War of the Worlds: England from Dan Verssen Games

The War of the Worlds: England from Dan Verssen Games is a solitaire board game that puts you in command of the Human forces in a desperate attempt to defend Earth against the invading Martian Tripods! While you plan and carry out the Human side of the war, the game system commands the Martian forces. The War of the Worlds is a low complexity board game for gamers, science fiction fans, and anyone who likes an easy to play game with good decision-making. Enjoy this video review from The Players Aid and find out more about this game.
Game: Last Stand

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/19/2020 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42 from MMP Preview

Moe's Game Table opens the box on MultiMan Publishing's latest offering in their International Game Series to take a look at Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42.
Game: With It Or On It

Series: Shields & Swords Ancients Series
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/19/2020 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 4

The Players Aid continues their series of Action Points on With It or On It published by Hollandspiele in their Shields & Swords Ancients series. This is the fourth and final Action Point which covers the Combat Phase, the Unit Type Modifier Matrix and how it all interacts with the Combat Results Table.
Game: Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD

Publisher: Wisdom Owl
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2020 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Invasions volume 1 2nd playthrough setup and discussion pt1

Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD by Wisdom Owl is a well produced board game with great components but unfortunately the rules are ambiguous in several areas. Jeff's YouTube channel helps you sort it all out with this replay.
Game: Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge

Series: Invasion 1066 Series
Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2020 4:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Stamford Bridge 1066

"...can Harold cause enough harm to the original Viking force before Orri strikes?" Norm Smith fights a rousing replay with his own title, Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge, from Revolution Games. Join Norm for the fun, and see why he can conclude that the result is "…quite typical of the swings of fortune that the system allows."
Game: Hellfire Pass

Series: Battles for North Africa Series
Publisher: 3W
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 9/17/2020 3:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
3 Thoughts on Hellfire Pass

Hellfire Pass! by veteran game designer Vance von Borries published by 3W in issue 39 of the Wargamer magazine utilizes The Battle for North Africa system and Retro Conflict talks about the three elements, Artillery, unique units and Reserve Movement, that make this design so special.
Game: Sherman Leader

Series: Tank Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/17/2020 3:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Pre-Combat Phase

Climb into your Sherman tank and button up! Sherman Leader by Dan Verssen Games will take you into World War II where you can earn glory on the West front in World War II. But there are certain steps you must take before you charge forward and Seek Out and Play teaches you what to do in the Pre-Combat Phase.
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/17/2020 3:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
878 AD Vikings – really, a game for everybody!

The Boardgames Chronicle seems to have been smitten by the Vikings and believe the game is really game for everybody! They even got their wives to play! Here's their next replay session of 878-Vikings: Invasions of England published by Academy Games.
Game: Beneath the Med

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/17/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
0:05 / 13:06 Beneath the Med: Regia Marina at Sea 1940-43 from GMT Games Preview

Beneath the Med: Regia Marina at Sea 1940-43 from GMT Games is the fourth game in The Hunters series of solitaire submarine games during World War II. Moe's Game table gives a preview of this new release.
Game: Return to the Rock: Corregidor, 1945

Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2020 5:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
US Airborne Assaults an Island Fortress in Revolution Games ‘Return to the Rock: Corregidor, 1945’. Board Game Review.

"The game packs a lot of action into a small footprint." Ray Garbee reviews Revolution Games' Return to the Rock: Corregidor, 1945, giving it a 96% rating. Ray likes how the game reflects the advantages held by each side, including how the "…Japanese own the night while the US will dominate during the day."
Game: Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD

Publisher: Wisdom Owl
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/15/2020 10:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Invasions: Turn 1, Part 1: Introduction & Raids

Counter Attack! YouTube Channel brings us a series of tutorials on the barbarian onslaught on the Roman Empire in a recently released game, Invasions: Volume 1 – 350-650 AD published by Wisdom Owl. The fist part gives us an introduction to the system and covers raiding.
Game: Don’t Tread on Me

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/15/2020 10:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 6

The Player's Aid continues their series on Don’t Tread on Me by White Dog Games. In Action Point 6, they cover the Place Rebels Phase and the Rebel Campaigns Phase.
Game: Austerlitz 1805

Publisher: Trafalgar Editions
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/15/2020 10:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
REVIEW of Austerlitz 1805 Trafalgar Editions

Austerlitz 1805 is a miniatures-orientated rendering of Napoleon Bonaparte’s greatest triumph. Using an adaptation of the system first seen in Waterloo 1815: Napoleon’s Last Battle, Austerlitz offers a larger battlefield for manoeuvre, the early morning effects of fog (hidden movement and the chance that forces will blunder into each other), and opposing armies of contrasting strengths and abilities. For your viewing pleasure, Bonding with Board Games YouTube channel reviews Austerlitz 1805 from Trafalgar Editions.
Game: Fighting Sail

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 9/15/2020 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Saturday Night Fights! The Battle of Lake Erie

Fighting Sail published by SPI in Strategy and Tactics magazine 85 never looked so good as it does in Tabletop Simulator when the Armchair Dragoons play the Battle of Lake Erie scenario In their weekly Saturday night gaming session online.
Game: Battle Cry

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/14/2020 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Battle Cry from Avalon Hill

The Player's Aid has been on a journey to play through all of the Commands and Colors System games over the past year or so and their final entry, a video review of Battle Cry from Avalon Hill. is here.
Game: Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/14/2020 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Falling Sky – Ariovistus – Vassal play

Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar by GMT Games applies the COIN system to ancient times. The Boardgames Chronicle uses the Ariovistus expansion to take 1-4 players back to Caesar’s first entry into Gaul, with a Helvetian migration challenging the Aedui and Germanic Tribes pressing close behind.
Game: Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/13/2020 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
PBEM TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY:THE THREE AMIGOS GO TO WAR_ A BOARDGAMINGLIFE AFTER ACTION REPORT

Russ Lockwood reporting for The Board Gaming Life brings us an after action report of a play by email game of Triumph & Tragedy: European Balance of Power published by GMT Games. This is a play by email variant utilizing an umpire to approach that added tremendous fog of war to the game. A follow-up article will discuss the variant in more detail and give the umpires view of the game.
Game: C'est la Guerre

Publisher: GrenadierGuard.com
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 9/13/2020 9:32:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
C'est la Guerre

This web page is for Bozbat Games successor to GrenadierGuard.com. It includes a game description and a short review from "Stephen P.". Click this link to see the game’s Facebook page.
Game: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777

Series: Supply Lines of the American Revolution
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Insights and Impressions: Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777

Swords and Chit, a new blog on gaming, brings us their insights and impressions of Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777 published by Hollandspiele.
Game: Team Yankee

Series: First Battles Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/11/2020 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Team Yankee Review

The Centurion's Review brings us a brief review of Game Designers Workshop's simulation of modern combat in a possible World War III scenario, Team Yankee.
Game: Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/11/2020 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Night Fighter Ace Gaming

Historical Minis Dot Com brings us a replay of Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 by GMT Games. Their report from Luftwaffe headquarters, "The squadron tally to date is: 8 kills, a rather underwhelming result. The Reich Air Ministry was not impressed and would keep a close eye on this new unit, hoping for better results in the coming weeks. "
Game: Strategic Command WW1

Series: Strategic Command
Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/11/2020 6:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Grogheads Reviews: Strategic Command World War I

"...it is so, so easy to get distracted from your primary strategy by chasing short term tactical advantage." Avery Abernethy reviews Slitherine/Matrix's Strategic Command WW1. While Avery has a few quibbles, especially on the naval component of the game, he nonetheless finds a very enjoyable challenge: "My games with no advantage to either the AI or the player were epic struggles."
Game: Mare Nostrum

Publisher: Matrix Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/10/2020 7:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Mare Nostrum – 2-player variant, second attempt

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look at the Atlas expansion for Mare Nostrum published by Academy Games. it provides a two-player variant – which allows you to step into the boots of either Republican Rome or Carthage led by Hannibal. What is interesting, you do not need to own the copy of this add-on as Academy Games provided the rulebook (with the scenario) on their website.
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/10/2020 7:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Imperial Struggle: The Global Rivalry – Britain and France 1697-1789 from GMT Games – Action Point 3

The Players Aid continues its evaluation of Imperial Struggle by GMT Games. In this third action point they cover the Event cards and the Ministry cards and how they fit into the overall design of the game.
Game: Warfighter: The Private Military Contractor Card Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/9/2020 9:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter PMC: Game Play

Your business is set up and your private military contractors hired. Now you are ready to bid on contracts and save the world. Seek Out and Play shows you how to do it with this video showing you how to play Warfighter: The Private Military Contractor Card Game by Dan Verssen Games.