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Spotlight Articles

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

Confronting Chaos: a New Concept for Information Advantage

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"...although American teams lose wargames all the time, this is, in fact, a very big deal." Chris Dougherty explains his concerns about how three decades of Pentagon war planning have "…assumed U.S. forces could achieve information dominance in a great-power conflict, akin to what the American military attained during the 1991 Gulf War. That assumption is fatally flawed."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2021


The Return of Great Power Proxy Wars

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"If the United States fights with China or Russia, what type of war will it be?" Frank Hoffman and Andrew Orner, in War on the Rocks, make the argument that proxy wars are likely to again become a preferred tool of statecraft. "Proxy conflicts are, after all, the ultimate indirect approach."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/10/2021


WotR - Recruiting continues

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"...the herald is such a splendid figure, that Lord Cobham insisted on him joining the ranks!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, gives us a figures and painting update for his Wars of the Roses collection. Check out more of Norm's excellent miniatures work. And perhaps there is some action coming: "…I hear there are rumblings in the Parish of Piggy Longton, something to do with the Bishop of Dungborough recruiting for The King - what could possibly go wrong there!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/6/2021


10 Historical Facts About Avalon Hill

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David Lent, aka “The Centurion”, provides this quick list of factoids concerning the Avalon Hill Game Company, the first of the great hex and counter war game companies.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 9/4/2021


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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!

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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.

How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

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

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Game: Mediterranean

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/15/2021 9:47:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Jean-René Vernes – Rome & Carthage

Bruno Faidutti shares this remembrance of Jean-Rene Vernes, designer of Rome et Carthage (later Mediterranean by Parker Brothers and Rome & Carthage by Grosso Modo Editions) and Risk (also published by Parker Brothers). Be sure to scroll down for the English translation.
Game: Cobra: Game of the Normandy Breakout

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 8/12/2021 5:47:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Cobra Game Errata (pdf)

Cobra Game Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: World War II: Pacific Theatre of Operations

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/12/2021 5:31:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
World War II: Pacific Theater of Operations Errata (as of January 1994) (pdf)

World War II: Pacific Theater of Operations Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 8/9/2021 5:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Converting TF-ON rules to non-hex

"Core design principles have been to favour fun over simulation, but with results and a flow of play reflecting the way that official accounts of battle often read, so that narrative is preserved." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes us along in his thought process as he converts his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War rules from hex to open table format. Check out a tabletop master's interesting insights, to include the basic perspective that "…often it will probably be more realistic to not let a unit do something than say it can just because it is not covered in the rules."
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 11:37:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy: The Most Evil War Game Ever Made

Haoran Un presents this scathing denunciation (albeit tongue in cheek) of Avalon Hill’s war game of Diplomacy. Mr. Un gives a detailed description of game play and provides strategy tips for the uninitiated. Ultimately, he declares “Diplomacy is a work of art – a pure and perfect board game.”
Game: Fields of Fire 2

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 11:25:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Fields of Fire 2 – Peleliu Mission 3 (Japanese Counter-Attack) – Turn 3

The struggle again Japanese forces on the Island of Peleliu continues. The Japanese counter-attack using GMT's FIelds of Fire volume 2. Enjoy action packed report from Turn 3! Created and shared by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Field Commander: Napoleon

Series: Field Commander Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 11:21:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Field Commander: Napoleon - How-To Video - 1 of 6

"Field Commander: Napoleon - Introduction & overview from my YouTube channel, Seek Out & Play The first in a six video series, this covers the basic components for the game. Included in the video are a basic explanation of the game itself, the different units, and other elements that make up Field Commander: Napoleon by DVG." Created and shared by Seek Out and Play.
Game: The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 11:17:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review by "The Boardgames Chronicle"

"The Mission from White Dog Games by Ben Madison quickly become one of my favorite solitaire games. Below I am sharing detailed review of this great title. Hope you will enjoy it!" Created and shared by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/8/2021 10:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v10.1.1 (Free Software)

Release 10.1.1 contains new features including 2 additional terrain types. See the README file in the download for the full details.

IMPORTANT: This release of Berthier changest he structure of the BTH data files. Your existing files will not work with the new version of Berthier. You will need to run a data conversion program to convert your BTH data into the new structure.

Instructions:

1) Backup your existing Berthier installation to somewhere safe in case something goes wrong.
2) Put the conversion program - convert9to10.exe - in the folder where your BTH files are. If you keep your BTH files in more than one folder put a copy of convert9to10.exe in each folder.
3) Click on convert9to10.exe to run the data conversion.

Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Game: The Last Gamble

Publisher: Hobby Japan
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 10:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
English translation of the rules for The Last Gamble by Hobby Japan

A translation from Japanese English of the rules for Danny Parker's The Last Gamble published by Hobby Japan. Thanks to Terry Gordon for sharing his copy!
Game: Risk

Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2021 9:47:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Jean-René Vernes – Rome & Carthage

Bruno Faidutti shares this remembrance of Jean-Rene Vernes, designer of Rome et Carthage (later Mediterranean by Parker Brothers and Rome & Carthage by Grosso Modo Editions) and Risk (also published by Parker Brothers). Be sure to scroll down for the English translation.
Game: The Siege of Constantinople: The End of the Middle Ages

Series: Age of Siege Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 8/5/2021 3:31:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Constantinople Rules Errata

Constantinople Rules Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Four Battles from the Crimean War

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/5/2021 3:19:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Crimean War Errata (as of 19 May 1978) (pdf)

Four Battles from the Crimean War Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Command & Colors: Samurai Battles

Series: Command & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/4/2021 5:54:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Commands & Colors: Samurai Battles Session Report – Azukizaka 1542 & 1548 AD

"In essence, Richard Borg at his best!" Michal brings us a fun AAR playing the first and second battles of Azukizaka in GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Samurai Battles. Check out lots of action and pictures: "My impetuous Samurai Cavalry moved forward to finish the enemy… but was counter attacked…"!
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/1/2021 11:08:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Fighter Duel Rules conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series

Expanded Deluxe edition of Phil's "Fighter Duel" conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series, including a full length gameplay video (https://youtube.be/xNwrSH1jYXo).
Game: Wing Leader: Eagles

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/1/2021 10:55:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series

Expanded Deluxe editions of Phil's 'Dogfight' and 'Fighter Duel' conversions for GMT's 'Wing Leader' series, including a unique solitaire system and a full length gameplay video (https://youtu.be/xNwrSH1jYXo)
Game: Rome et Carthage

Publisher: Miro Company
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/1/2021 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Jean-René Vernes – Rome & Carthage

Bruno Faidutti shares this remembrance of Jean-Rene Vernes, designer of Rome et Carthage (later Mediterranean by Parker Brothers and Rome & Carthage by Grosso Modo Editions) and Risk (also published by Parker Brothers). Be sure to scroll down for the English translation.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/1/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy: The Ancient Mediterranean

A Diplomacy enthusiast known as Whydon developed this interesting variant for Diplomacy. The variant features a new map that only shows the world as it was during ancient times around the Mediterranean Sea. Only 5 of the ancient world powers are represented. Click the boxes in his post to see the map and home center starting positions. There’s no telling how the game went for his group of friends.
Game: SPQR: Deluxe Edition, 2nd Printing

Series: The Great Battles of History
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/30/2021 10:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
SPQR - introductory Scenario

"Where I feel the system scores big is that it turns what is essentially a head-on clash into a whole series of very interesting smaller engagements." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tries out the introductory scenario using the alternative 'simple' rule set that comes with the second edition of GMT Games' SPQR: Deluxe Edition. So, does Norm like this Romans versus Hannibal encounter? "I really enjoyed this little action. It is almost 25 years since I last played the system (my loss)…".
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/29/2021 3:11:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad ’42 June28-June30 [Turn 1 ]

The German army launches its Eastern front 1942 offensive in this after action report of Stalingrad '42 by the The Big Board.. Here is Turn 1 of this popular GMT Games product.
Game: The Plum Island Horror

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/29/2021 3:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
The Baddies of Plum Island and How to Fight Them (If You Dare)

Hermann Luttmann, designer of The Plum Island Horror, introduces you to the terrible creatures that await you on this government operated infectious disease research facility gone awry! This tongue-in-cheek introductory guide to the monstrous Horrors (Don't call them zombies if you know what's good for you!) explains how they move, how they multiply, and what they are likely to do to you if you're in the same room with them. He also gives some tips on how to fight back But, be warned, no matter what you do, you will come away from playing this upcoming GMT design shaking your head and saying, "and we thought Covid was bad!!!!"
Game: World War II: European Theater of Operations

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/29/2021 3:04:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
World War II European Theater of Operations Errata as of January 1992 (pdf)

World War II European Theater of Operations Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: '65 Alone in the Jungle

Series: '65
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/28/2021 2:25:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
'65 Alone in the Jungle from Flying Pig Games Preview

Moe's Game Table previews designer Mark Walker's latest expansion to his game, '65, covering tactical combat during the Vietnam War. However this is a solitaire expansion and is published by Flying Pig Games.
Game: Into The Lion’s Mouth: The Second Anglo-Sikh War 1848-1849

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/28/2021 2:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review – Into The Lion’s Mouth: The Second Anglo-Sikh War 1848-1849

Following the British victory in the First Anglo-Sikh War (1845 – 1846) the Lahore Durbar, the Sikh Government of the Punjab, effectively came under the control of the British East India Company. In April 1848, two British officers were sent to the prosperous south western city of Multan to take over the running of the province from its governor, Diwan Mulraj Chopra. They were murdered by soldiers of the city’s garrison, apparently acting spontaneously and without the prior knowledge of the startled Mulraj. Nonetheless, after some prevarication, he supported their actions, and thereby found himself the leader of a rebellion against the British. The Armchair General reviews Into The Lion’s Mouth: The Second Anglo-Sikh War 1848-1849, the latest offering from White Dog Games,
Game: Across the Bug River

Publisher: VUCA Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/28/2021 2:10:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Across the Bug River - Volodymyr-Volynskyi 1941 from VUCA Simulations Preview

VUCA Simulations Is a relative newcomer to the wargame hobby but having purchased and played several of their games, I am impressed by the quality of the components, well-thought-out game mechanics, and detailed historical research that goes into their products. This video by Moe's Game Table, gives you an overview and introduction to their latest design, Across the Bug River, an operational treatment of the opening battles on the east front during operation Barbarossa in 1941 during World War II.
Game: Stalingrad

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/28/2021 2:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad Review

I have to hand it to Centurion's Review because they are willing to look very far back into the early years of the wargaming hobby and review legacy games that most of us cut our teeth on. This video covers the old war horse, Stalingrad, published byAvalon Hill in the early 1960s. Everyone probably has their own opinion about this game but it's worthwhile to hear what they say.
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 7/28/2021 2:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Warfighter: Keywords

Seek Out and Play brings us another one of your excellent video tutorials, this time covering Dan Verssen Games cooperative World War II tactical combat game, Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game. The tutorial focuses on Keywords which help you understand and play the game.
Game: U-Boat

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/27/2021 9:16:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for U-Boat

Brian Mason has created a module at the VASSAL web site for U-Boat, a submarine vs destroyer war game published in 1959 by Avalon Hill. 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: La Conquete du Monde

Publisher: Miro Company
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/26/2021 12:25:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Risk Paid Off: Bringing War to Board Games

Tristan Donovan presents a short history for Risk published in the US by Parker Brothers in 1959. La Conquete du Monde is the precursor to Risk developed 2 years earlier.
Game: Across the Bug River

Publisher: VUCA Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/26/2021 12:17:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Across the bug River - Introduction Part 1

This is a video about the historical background of the game Across the Bug River by VUCA Simulations.
Game: NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/26/2021 12:16:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot from Compass Games Playthrough/Tutorial

Designer Bruce Maxwell walks Moe's Game Table through the introductory BALTAP scenario from NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot published by Compass Games., He teaches us many of the basic mechanics and concepts of this updated design.
Game: Command & Colors: Samurai Battles

Series: Command & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/26/2021 12:05:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Samurai Battles session reports – Fourth Kawanakajima 1561 AD (Phase 3,4&5)

The Boardgames Chronicles continues its series of replays with GMT's Command & Colors: Samurai Battles. The Battle of Fourth Kawanakajima 1561 AD was a long and multi-step engagement with incredible twists and turns of fate. The Samurai Battles game depicts it in 5 scenario mini-campaign,. The Uesugi troops had pushed forward and were in sight of Takeda Shingen’s command tent. Shingen, unaware the enemy was so close, had been directing the battle when his headquarters and bodyguard were attacked. Not having time to draw his sword Shingen defended himself with his war-fan. Samurai rushed to aid Shingen and the assault on the Takeda command tent was repulsed. Elsewhere, the Takeda battle line managed to hold against the fierce rotating attacks of the Uesugi army. The cost, however, was great as many brave Samurai leaders would fall in an effort to maintain the line.
Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/26/2021 6:34:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Revisiting Commands & Colors: Ancients

"The early play was all made by the Romans. A line command and double time card got them into contact early, and they quickly went out to a 2-0 lead." Prufrock has a solo go at GMT Games' Commands & Colors: Ancients, playing the Arausio scenario. So, do the Romans win? "With two banners needed for victory Caepio and his accompanying unit took a chance…".
Game: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/25/2021 11:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Top 3 Ancient Rome Themed Board Games

Listing my Top 3 Ancient Rome Themed Board Games. Prepared and shared by The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Wing Leader: Eagles

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/25/2021 11:08:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Fighter Duel Rules conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series

Expanded Deluxe edition of Phil's "Fighter Duel" conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series, including a full length gameplay video (https://youtube.be/xNwrSH1jYXo).
Game: Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943 - 1945

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/25/2021 10:55:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Dogfight conversion for GMT's Wing Leader series

Expanded Deluxe editions of Phil's 'Dogfight' and 'Fighter Duel' conversions for GMT's 'Wing Leader' series, including a unique solitaire system and a full length gameplay video (https://youtu.be/xNwrSH1jYXo)
Game: Horse & Matchlock: Prelude to an Era

Series: Horse & Matchlock Series
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/25/2021 10:24:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Simplified Rules for 'Horse & Musket' and 'Horse & Matchlock'

New simplified rules and scenario tweaks for Hollandspiele's 'Horse & Musket' and 'Horse & Matchlock' series. Created and shared by Philip Sabin.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/24/2021 2:23:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Diplomacy: The Alexander Rules

Justin Alexander presents his improved rules for Avalon Hill’s Diplomacy war game. Alexander starts with an impressive history of the various versions of Diplomacy rules followed by a comprehensive list of ambiguities and paradoxes within the rules. He then provides his complete set of rules to resolve these problems and adds some rules variants. This is a must-read for all expert Diplomacy players.
Game: Diplomacy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/24/2021 1:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Play Diplomacy Online

Here is a web site where you can play Diplomacy online and chat with players courtesy of Volo Media Ltd.
Game: Longstreet Attacks: A Game of the Second Day at Gettysburg

Series: The American Civil War: Vol 3
Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/23/2021 4:20:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Grunts Review-Blind Swords System-Longstreet Attacks

The Blind Swords system developed by designer Hermann Luttmann, has become a popular grand tactical Civil War series which will soon culminate in a monster game covering the battle of Gettysburg. The Players Aid reviews Longstreet Attacks: A Game of the Second Day at Gettysburg, published by Revolution Games which uses an early incarnation of the system.
Game: The Civil War

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/23/2021 4:15:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Looking back at an old friend - Eric Lee Smith's "The Civil War - 1861-1865"

Gilbert Collins video takes a look back at an old favorite, The Civil War-1861-1865 published years ago by Victory Game.. Despite its age, in my opinion, it is still one of the best strategic Civil War games ever published.
Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

Publisher: Gale Force Nine
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/23/2021 4:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery – first impressions

In Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, published by Gale Force Nine, each player takes on the role of Dominus, head of a rising house in the ancient Roman city of Capua. Each house is competing for Influence to gain the favor of Rome. Through a combination of political schemes and glorious battles on the arena sands your house will rise in fame and stature. The Boardgames Chronicle gives us their first impression of the game.
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/23/2021 6:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Assault Page - Austrian Army

Chris Selman shares counters for the Austrian Army on My Assault Page.
Game: Platoon

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 7:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Platoon Review

Platoon is a low complexity wargame published by Avalon Hill that is based on the movie of the same name. Centurion's Review presents their opinion of this game published many years ago.
Game: NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 7:15:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot from Compass Games Preview

NATO, The Cold War Goes Hot, Designer Signature Edition marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Bruce Maxwell. NATO simulates a potential NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict in Central Europe during the Cold War years of the 1980's. First published in 1983, this game was Victory Games best-selling title, purchased by over 75,000 gamers worldwide. This Designer Signature Edition, published by Compass Games, has been extensively reworked and updated with the latest information and intelligence that has been released since the end of the Cold War. Moe's Game Table gives us a preview.
Game: The Shores of Tripoli

Publisher: Fort Circle Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 7:02:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.
Game: The Shores of Tripoli

Publisher: Fort Circle Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 7:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Solitaire Rules

Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn The Shores of Tripoli published by Fort Circle Games. This one covers the solitaire rules for the game.
Game: Commando

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 4:28:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Commando Addenda as of September 1979 (pdf)

Commando Addenda as of September 1979 by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: A Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2021 2:43:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
A Gleam of Bayonets Errata (pdf)

A Gleam of Bayonets Q&A plus Errata by courtesy of Decision Games .
Game: Next War: India-Pakistan

Series: GMT Next War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/21/2021 7:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“We’re Moving Through Kashmir”: Playing Next War India-Pakistan (Part 5)

"The Indians were bold in this turn and it clearly paid off." Ian Sullivan brings the final installment of his tense replay with GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Check in for more action and some interesting insights: "It soon became apparent that the side that could best deal with the terrain would prevail…"