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.

The Wargamer's Guide to... WW1 Naval Wargames

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James Cobb continues his Wargamer’s Guide series on “The Wargamer” web site. Cobb limits his list to seven computer based games from the DOS based Dreadnaught to 2015’s World of Warships.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 9/8/2019


Wargaming Miscellany - Another Colonial Imaginations Battle

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As a follow on to his recent battle report about the The Battle of Hak-al-Kumara (see From the Chronicles of Rajistan..., From the Chronicles of Rajistan (2), and From the Chronicles of Rajistan (3) - The Battle of Hak-al-Kumara for further details), Archduke Piccolo has just written a battle report about the next battle in the campaign, the Battle of of Cpistupon. Thanks for the Wargaming Miscellany blog for this article.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/31/2019


“We wargamed the last days of Brexit. Here’s what we found out”

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"Softer members of the Tory Brexit Delivery Group then split away from the party leadership...". In a link provided courtesy of PAXsims, Luke Cooper discusses an interesting attempt to wargame out Brexit. Will it predict the outcome? Who knows, but "…the game offers an insight into the interests that will shape this and the core contradiction underpinning the process…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/21/2019


Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers

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The "Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers" as compiled by Captain Dave for the Centurion's Review blog. Editor's note: A pretty sensible list, if you ask me...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/19/2019


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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

Now you can search for specific games (or games by publisher) using the new Game Search feature, located at the top right corner of the this page. In addition you can now harness the power of Google to search the entire Grognard.com site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of Grognard.com" and click magnifying glass button. Search features will continue to be improved and enhanced going forward so check back often to see the latest stuff.

Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

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"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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Game: Outpost Gamma

Publisher: Dwarfstar
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/21/2019 12:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Outpost Gamma - Download and Print?

Centurions Review claims that you can legally download and print some games from Dwarfstar, including "Outpost Gamma", an oldie from the 1980's. (Dwarfstar link is included in the article)
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Turkish Army

At long last the Turkish Army and AFSOUTH enter the fray! Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/20/2019 4:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Falling Sky - Replay of the "The Great Revolt" scenario

"Another exciting scenario in my COIN series favorite game - Falling Sky. Enjoy epic struggle in The Great War (52 BC) set-up!" Review of The Great Revolt (52 BC) scenario by the good folk at Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: One Small Step

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/20/2019 2:09:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
One Small Step - Video Preview

Kevin reviews a prototype copy of "One Small Step", a current Kickstarter game from Academy Games.
Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit 4

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/19/2019 9:03:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
ASL Starter Kit #4 - Pacific Theater - Review

"Kit 1 gave us infantry, Kit 2, Guns, Kit 3, Tanks and now Kit 4 delivers the ‘Pacific Theater of Operations’ (PTO), which as well as giving us a new Order-of-Battle, introduces the concept of Concealment." Excellent overview of the latest ASL Starter Kit from Multiman Publishing. Review written by Norm Smith for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...
Game: Halls of Montezuma

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/19/2019 8:56:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Fate of Mexico in the Balance - Halls of Montezuma Review

Outstanding review of "Halls of Montezuma", written by Ray Garbee for Armchair General.
Game: The Devil's to Pay: The First Day at Gettysburg

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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.
Game: Clash of Lions

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Miniatures
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Computer
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Card
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

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Computer
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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
Game Type: Board
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...
Game: Steel Division II

Publisher: Eugen Systems
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/21/2019 6:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Steel Division II is Out Now

"…for the single player they really ramped things up to ‘11’ with a new ‘Army General’ mode." Joe Robinson offers a few thoughts on the recently released Steel Division II, which focuses on the East Front's Operation Bagration. Joe finds some good stuff, but also offers a warning: "…you’re just as likely to have a fantastic time as a terrible one – the risks of online play."
Game: Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/17/2019 2:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Dien Bien Phu The Final Gamble (Legion Games) 2014

Bruce Geryk aka spacerumsfeld presents a comprehensive video review of Dien Bien Phu The Final Gamble from Legion WarGames. After providing historical background and an unboxing, Geryk explains game mechanics through a detailed after action report. The subject battle is of prime interest to Geryk as he also posted video reviews for Citadel: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu by GDW, La Vallée De La Mort by Against the Odds, and Storm Over Dien Bien Phu by Multi-Man Publishing. Geryk prefers Dien Bien Phu The Final Gamble, now in its 2nd edition as of June, 2019 due to popular demand, rating it best for competitive balance, historical accuracy, and evocative mechanics. You can view all 4 video reviews on YouTube.com titled Dien Bien Phu.
Game: Ace of Aces: Wingleader

Publisher: Nova Game Designs
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/17/2019 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Retro Review # 3 “A Biplane that Fits in Your Pocket!” Ace of Aces World War 1 and 2 Game Review

"The style of game play created by Alfred Leonardi was ingenious and groundbreaking." Rick Martin offers a retro review of Nova Game Designs' Ace of Aces. Check out why Rick gives the game a 95% rating and concludes: "…Ace of Aces has not lost any of its allure and, like a fine wine, seems to get better with age."
Game: The Battle of Blenheim, 1704

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/14/2019 6:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Battle of Blenheim 1704 Review

"…a radical new yet old design concept…". Bill Gray reviews Legion Wargames' Blenheim 1704, finding a lot to like. And Bill's favorite aspect? "...I like games that limit a player’s unrealistic control over his cardboard legions. Its more challenging, more realistic and here Blenheim delivers."
Game: Less Than 60 Miles

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/13/2019 6:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
FM 02-001 Operational Procedures - Examples for key rules and concepts

The manual provides detailed examples of several key rules and should be considered a mandatory read for freshly appointed COs. Ignore it at your own risk. An extra bonus provided by Thin Red Line Games...
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/13/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing / New Release

"I am a big Commands & Colors Ancients fan and this is definitely the best light-wargame I have ever played. When I heard that its logical continuation focusing on the early Medieval period (Byzantine vs Sassanids) - was next from GMT, I knew I had to have the game." Unboxing video by the good gamers at Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Blitzkrieg Commander IV

Series: Blitzkrieg Commander
Publisher: Pendraken Miniatures
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 6/12/2019 6:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Blitzkrieg Commander IV - In Defence of Buron

"Preparations for the inevitable German counter-attack started immediately." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is enjoying more Pendraken Miniatures' Blitzkrieg Commander IV action! Check out why Norm concludes that, "As I delve deeper into these rules, there is much to like."
Game: A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/11/2019 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Spoiled Victory - Video play-through

"First attempt at a playthrough with A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940 a solo game from White Dog Games. In this game, designed by Paul Fish & Hermann Luttmann, I'm attempting to evacuate as many British and French units through the channel as I can. It's 1940 and the situation is desperate as the Allies are locked by the Wehrmacht in a pocket around Dunkirk. To make sure that the British army lives to fight another day, with the help of Belgian forces, the goal is to hold as long as we can during those dramatic days of spring 1940." Video produced and shared by Homo Ludens...
Game: Talon 1000

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Talon 1000 - Unboxing

Unboxing of the "Talon 1000" expansion (ownership of "Talon" required). Video produced by Moe's Game Table...
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/9/2019 1:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
D-Day Landing Expansion - 75th D-Day anniversary replay!

"What better way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day than to set up "Memoir'44: D-Day landing expansion" and plunge into the largest seaborne operation in history. Read the session report from our most epic and even struggle - on Utah beaches and with Airborne landings!" Shared by The Board Games Chronicle...
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/7/2019 6:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Secrets of the South Pacific – Part 2

Want to take "…a look at another, guaranteed-to-succeed, opening move…"? Chris Crane discusses some interesting strategies for the Breaking the Bismarck Barrier scenario in GMT Games' Empire of the Sun. To include doing "the Bomber Two-Step".
Game: Conquest of the Empire

Publisher: Eagle Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/5/2019 4:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Back to Classics

It's a "back to classics" review from the Board Games Chronicle site, as they review "Conquest of the Empire" from Eagle Games.
Game: Sails of Glory

Publisher: Ares Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 6/5/2019 6:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” ‘Sails of Glory 2018 Ship Pack Expansion’ Miniatures Game Review

"Failed Basic – not a single thing". Rick Martin reviews the Ares Games' Sails of Glory 2018 Ship Pack Expansions for Armchair General, giving them an elusive 100% rating! Check out why Rick is hooked on this system, which includes "…even passing out rum to the crew to motivate them to fight harder and not give up the ship!"
Game: Quatre Bras 1815: Last Eagles

Series: Eagles of France
Publisher: Hexasim
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2019 12:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Quatre Bras 1815: Last Eagles - Hexasim

"…this is a cracking package." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, tries out the introductory scenario in Hexasim's Quatre Bras 1815: Last Eagles. Norm offers his usual excellent action and analysis, and you can see why he sums up that "…the flavour of play is very napoleonic…"!
Game: Proud Monster Deluxe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/2/2019 3:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Proud Monster Deluxe Errata - May 2019

Up to date errata for "Proud Monster Deluxe" shared by co-designer Don Johnson and dated 29-May-2019.
Game: Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/2/2019 3:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Fort Sumter - Playing Digital and Analog Versions

"So I got Fort Sumter as a part of GMT 2018 Fall Sale and from the start got hooked by this short, nice and challenging game. I played already pretty extensively the “analog” version – mainly during New Year’s Eve convent with my wife which I was not able to beat despite multiple attempts. So when I heard GMT announcement about the digital version – and by Playdek company – I did not hesitated for moment and purchased..." Nice comparison article by The Board Games Chronicle site...
Game: A Step to Victory: The Bougainville Campaign 1943-45

Publisher: War Drum Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/31/2019 6:42:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Slogging Through the Bougainville Jungle: A Step to Victory. Board Game Review.

"…don’t mistake the small size of ‘A Step to Victory’ for a simple gaming experience." Ray Garbee reviews War Drum Games' A Step to Victory: The Bougainville Campaign 1943-45 for Armchair General, giving it a 94% rating. See why Ray concludes that "Students of the war in the Pacific should definitely pick this up as it is a much-needed game on a rarely covered topic."
Game: Reichshoffen 1870

Publisher: Histoire et Collections
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 5/31/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
English Translation of the French Rules (PDF)

Rules translation of the original French. Shared by Chris Salander.
Game: Escape from Colditz

Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/30/2019 7:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Colditz - Review

Osprey Games has reprinted Escape from Colditz. It’s a game for 2 to 6 players that was designed by Major Pat Reid who successfully escaped from this POW camp. In Colditz, one player plays the guards and the other players are escape officers who need to be the first to get two of their prisoners to successfully escape from the prison before time runs out. If the escape officers fail, the German security officer wins. Most games have a 50-turn limit, but players can agree to have more or less turns. Obviously, the escape officers want as high a turn limit as possible...
Game: Hammerfall

Series: Team Yankee
Publisher: Battlefront Miniatures
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 5/29/2019 5:35:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Team Yankee - Autobahn Defense

"The T-64's shot hits the closest M1, but bounces off the front turret armor." Brad Smith, in his Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog, creates and plays another intense Battlefront Miniatures' Team Yankee: Hammerfall World War III scenario. Who has the edge, Soviets or NATO? "It is do or die now for both sides."
Game: The Dark Valley

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/28/2019 3:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Dark Valley - Unboxing Video

Another "unboxing" video from Moe's Game Table.