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.

Stamford Bridge

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"What a fun year this must have been! Comet included!" Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, offers another one of his exquisite looks at a not so well known battle. Including some perspective as to "…why it was strategically important to events that ultimately shaped English history, and even the evolution of the English language itself, i.e. why it's mostly French."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/5/2020


Simple Battles No.1 - Fight for the Bridge.

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"So, in the spirit of pursuing the simple game, I have put a game on using just 6 units per side...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, chips in to help evaluate the concept of a "…‘simple game’ and what that actually means." Norm creates a fast-moving ACW meeting engagement, and the fun starts: "The Union are the first to get all of their brigade onto the table (they are the fastest with the mostest!)." Do they retain their advantage?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/3/2020


DOWNSIZING: A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO CONVERTING 15/18MM MINIATURES TO 10MM

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"Well color me tartan, because I just took the plunge and my sage ruminations follow." Bill Gray explains the why and the how of his miniatures "downsizing" effort, along with some nice pictures of the results! And a bit of the sagacity he mentioned: "…remember, if you have but one pack of unpainted lead in your closet, you can’t die…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/31/2020


509th (H) B-17 Virtual Bomber Group

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If you are interested in playing a Play By Forum that is playable with either "B-17 Queen of the Skies" or with "Target for Today", we would love to have you join us. We are an open ended campaign, so people can come and go as they need to. We fly one mission every 2 weeks. Crews will carry over from one campaign to the next so lost crew can be replaced, and so that people can join as we go. The crews that are currently in our campaign (which is flying with the 9th USAAF) will simply transfer over to the 12th. Any thing not in the base games that is needed we can help you with, so that you are able to play along. The 509th has been functioning as a play by forum game since 2012, and has had 10 wonderful campaigns. The way that the 509th works, is when you register for a crew (B-17 or B-24) you will be placed into a squadron. Please see the site for more information...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 7/13/2020


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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Originals

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

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

Alone Against the Soviets

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

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Game: W1815

Publisher: U&P Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/20/2020 6:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Waterloo Revisited

"The urge struck last night for a wargame." Prufrock relates a Napoleonic itch scratching session, with U&P Games' W1815. Join him for the fun: "Napoleon begins with a boom! - the Grand Battery roars its delight at battle commencing."
Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/20/2020 4:45:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
The Battle of Bailen for Commands and Colours: Napoleonics

Every Saturday night The Armchair Dragons host a Saturday Night Fight utilizing Tabletop Simulator. Using GMT's Command & Colors: Napoleonic's, they re-fight the Battle of Bailen 1808, where the Spanish Army of Andalusia, led by Generals Francisco Castaños and Theodor von Reding, faced off against the Imperial French Army's II corps d'observation de la Gironde under General Pierre Dupont de l'Étangresulting resulting in the first open-field defeat of a Napoleonic army.
Game: A Frozen Hell

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/20/2020 4:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
A Frozen Hell – Live Stream repost

The Big Board continues its replay of MultiMan Publishing's Tactical Combat Series game, A Frozen Hell. He talks to the approachability of the game system and discusses upcoming tactics as the game unfolds.
Game: Harpoon V

Series: Harpoon
Publisher: Admiralty Trilogy Group
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 7/20/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
New RetConCast Episode: Talking Harpoon V with Larry Bond

Multiple evolutions of the modern naval combat miniatures game, Harpoon has been shepherded by the Admiral Trilogy Group and, in particular, one of the major designers of the new release, Larry Bond. I have attended many many of his lectures at the various conventions and he always has something interesting to say.. Now Retro Conflict interviews him about the imminent and much anticipated release of Harpoon V.
Game: Campaigns of Napoleon series

Series: Campaigns of Napoleon Series
Publisher: Operational Studies Group
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/19/2020 8:53:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Campaigns of Napoleon Series Game Aids

Fans of OSG's seminal Campaigns of Napoleon series can see consolidated rules, sequence of play, and tables as well as individual rules and tables all available in pdf at the OSG web site.
Game: No Retreat: The Russian Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/19/2020 12:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
No Retreat: The Russian Front - the best game ever, part 1

No Retreat!: The Russian Front is a new deluxe edition of designer Carl Paradis's two-player wargame that retells the story of the titanic struggle between the invading armies of Nazi Germany versus Communist Russia during WW2. Legendary Tactics brings us a nice video review played out using Vassal.
Game: A Frozen Hell

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/19/2020 12:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
A Frozen Hell vid part 2

A Frozen Hell: The Battle of Tolvajärvi, Russo-Finnish War, 1939, from The Gamers/Multi-ManPublishing simulates one of the first battles in 1939 when the Soviet Union invaded Finland precipitating the Winter War. The well-trained and very mobile Finnish troops held off the more numerous Soviet army. The Big Board brings us the second video of their replay of this, the 12th entry in the Tactical Combat System.
Game: Campaign Peninsula

Publisher: HPS Simulations
Game Type: Computer
Date: 7/18/2020 12:07:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
HPS Tweaks and Tuneups

The Old Banshee was a war game enthusiasts’ web blog devoted to computer war games from HPS Simulations. This link provides game aids for several HPS games including Campaign Peninsula from the American Civil War. The game aids include improved bases for units displayed with the 3D option as well as color pictures of leaders and units to replace the black and white graphics supplied with the original game. You can also click here to download a Weather Variant for the game.Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/18/2020 12:38:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Atlanta is Ours /4

One of my all-time favorite series of wargames, The Great Campaigns of the American Civil War stands out as a simulation of operational warfare during the War between the States. The Big Board continues its replay of Atlanta is Ours! with part four of their replay.
Game: Brief Border Wars

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/18/2020 12:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Operation Attila. Gameplay-Brief Border Wars/2

It's Brief Border Wars by Compass Games and The Big Board is playing Operation Attila module from the game as the Turks and Greeks fight it out over Cyprus.
Game: Pub Battles: Little Bighorn 1876

Series: Pub Battles Series
Publisher: Command Post Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/18/2020 12:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
REVIEW Pub Battles: Little Big Horn from Command Post Games

Command Post Games has published an interesting series of innovative Kriegspiel like games in their Pub Battles Series and Bonding with Board Games takes a look at the famous battle simulating Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn.
Game: Assault Series

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/18/2020 12:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Golan Heights 1973

The Assault Website run by the Southeast Tennessee Association of Wargamers provides this homegrown variant for Game Designer Workshops Assault Series.
Game: Seeing Red: The Raid on Kronstadt Harbor

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/17/2020 11:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Paul Rohrbaugh Designer of Seeing Red: The Raid on Kronstadt Harbor, August 18, 1919 from High Flying Dice Games

"The raid was a daring gambit to destroy or neutralize as many Soviet warships based there as possible." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Paul Rohrbaugh about his High Flying Dice Games' Seeing Red: The Raid on Kronstadt Harbor, a solitaire treatment of the British Royal Navy's raid on the Kronstadt naval base during the Russian revolution. Paul gives some interesting insights into the game, along with some of his goals as a designer: "If any of these elements are 'off', the game will likely see little time on the table; something that any game designer wants to avoid at all costs."
Game: Wake Island: A Heroic Defiance

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/17/2020 6:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Armchair Dragoons Reviews Wake Island: A Heroic Defiance from Lock ‘n Load

There are many World War II tactical warfare game systems out there from Advanced Squad Leader to the Advanced Tobruk System and they all have their good points and bad. Lock N' Load Publishing has their own with multiple modules available. The Armchair Dragoons reviews one of those modules, Wake Island: a Heroic Defiance.
Game: Stargate

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/17/2020 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
SPI StarGate Review

Back in the day SPI's capsule games were very popular as they provided a quick game fix with a small footprint and minimal setup time. The Centurions Review takes a look at one of the science-fiction entries, Stargate from Simulations Publications Inc.
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/16/2020 2:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele – Action Point 5

Agricola, Master of Britain, published by Hollandespiele, is a solitaire wargame that focuses on the struggle of the Roman Legions led by Gnaeus Julius Agricola the Roman Proconsul of Britain from 77 to 85 AD. Agricola spent his time in country as Proconsul attempting to pacify the Britains, consolidate Roman occupation, and subdue the various tribes. In this 5th Action Point, The Players Aid takes a look at a few functions that make up the Housekeeping Phase including Raids on Settlements and Forts, Tribal De-escalation, Romanization, Levy new Auxiliaries, Build Public Works and finally score Victory Points.
Game: Sixth Fleet

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 7/16/2020 2:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Sixth Fleet (2019) AAR: Turn 2

Retro Conflict brings us turn 2 of their after action report of Decision Games' Sixth Fleet from their Modern War magazine. In turn 1 we saw most of the action focused on NATO/USSR attempts to control the Turkish Straits. Turn 2 had a lot more battles between naval units.
Game: Sherman Leader

Series: Tank Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/16/2020 2:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Introduction

Seek out and Play brings us another one of their excellent videos. This time you are climbing into a Sherman tank in Dan Verssen Games' Sherman Leader.
Game: Pavlov's House

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/16/2020 2:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Pavlov’s House – first impressions

Pavlov’s House was a fortified apartment building used as a strongpoint by the Soviet 62nd Army during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in WW2. Soviet defenders held out for almost two months from a constant German assault. The building’s name was drawn from Yakov Pavlov, a sergeant who led the initial storm group assault that resulted in the capture of the building from the Germans. The story of Pavlov’s House was a key piece of Soviet propaganda and was used as a symbol of the incredible resistance of Soviet forces during the Battle of Stalingrad. Now you can re-create this epic story utilizing Dan Verssen Games' Pavlov's House which is here reviewed by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Old School Tactical

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2020 6:51:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Campaign files for the OST mini campaign.

"I was left wondering whether the [KV-1] was too dominant...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, concludes his East Front mini campaign using Flying Pig Games' Old School Tactical, and offers a free PDF download so others can play the action. He provides some further insights into balance and playability, and achieving historically validated circumstances: "The campaign becomes more honest when sides have to deal with what they meet, with what they have."
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2020 8:07:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Imperial Struggle – Moe's Game Table - Unboxing

Moe of Moe's Game Table fame, provides a video review of GMT's "Imperial Struggle".
Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2020 7:51:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Commemorating the 4th of July - The Battle of Bunker Hill

What is the best way for wargamer to commemorate important historical dates like 4th of July? Bring his favorite games to the table! Today we play "Commands & Colors Tricorne" from Compass Games – Bunker Hill scenario. Enjoy the session report shared by the good folks at The Boardgames Chronicle!
Game: PGX3 European Theatre of Operations

Publisher: PGX
Game Type: Computer
Date: 7/13/2020 7:41:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
PGX3 - Free computer game

PGX3: European Theater of Operations. Free computer game designed by Jeffrey Crouch.
Game: Old School Tactical

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2020 7:49:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Part 4 (final) OST east front mini campaign

"If there was writing on the wall, it would likely say ‘Quantity has a quality of its own’! We shall see." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, launches into Part 4 of his mini campaign East Front action with Flying Pig Games' Old School Tactical. Is the balance of the engagement beginning to tip? And, "What of that KV-1 that has been such a persistent feature in this campaign?"
Game: The Hunters - German U-Boats at War, 1939-43

Publisher: Consim Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2020 3:05:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 by GMT Games

With the release of Greyhound, the Tom Hanks movie told from the viewpoint of a destroyer captain trying to get his convoy safely escorted across the North Atlantic in World War II, it is only fair we take the submarine viewpoint now as A War Gamers Needful Things reviews The Hunters - German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 published by Consim Press.
Game: Undaunted North Africa

Series: Undaunted Normandy
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2020 3:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with David Thompson Codesigner of Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted Normandy from Osprey Games introduced a new card playing system for World War II combat. The latest release in the system is Undaunted North Africa and The Players Aid took time to interview one of the co-designers of the series, David Thompson.
Game: Target: Libya

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 7/12/2020 6:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
New RetConCast Episode: "Target: Libya"

A new podcast, RetConCast, looks at Target: Libya from Strategy & Tactics number 109 published by Decision Games. He claims this game is a hidden gem and does not deserve some of the disparaging comments on wargaming forums. After listening, he had me convinced!.
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/12/2020 6:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Commands and Colors games – my 3 favorite

The Boardgames Chronicle looks at the popular GMT Games' series and tells us their three favorite games In the Command & Colors lineage.
Game: Roads to Stalingrad: Campaign Commander Vol I

Series: Campaign Commander Series
Publisher: Bellica 3G
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/12/2020 9:10:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Roads to Stalingrad: Campaign Commander Vol I

Judd Vance has created several modules at the VASSAL web site for Roads to Stalingrad: Campaign Commander Vol I from Bellica 3rd Generation Games. 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: Punic Island: Campaign Commander Vol III

Series: Campaign Commander Series
Publisher: Bellica 3G
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/12/2020 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Example naval combat in Campaign Commander, Vol III: Punic Island

Judd Vance posts this highly detailed and illustrated set of play examples and gets a reply from Francisco Ronco the game’s designer. Punic Island is the third game in the Campaign Commander series from Bellica Third Generation Games. Our thanks go to RPGGEEK.com for promoting our hobby.
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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