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Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024


Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024


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Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

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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.

Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

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Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/13/2024 8:20:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - Shiloh 1862 - Martin Wallace/Coleman Charlton - An Unboxing (video)

A thoroughly illustrative unboxing video from Prasutagus The Orwell Wargamer.
Game: V-Sabotage

Publisher: Triton Noir
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/13/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
V-Sabotage Ghost Expansion Review

James Wolff presents this nicely illustrated review of the Ghost Expansion for V-Sabotage. The expansion offers several new modes of play and additional game components. While Mr. Wolff liked the expansion, he only gave it a middling rating based on his game playing preferences. The review includes a link to a 4 star review of the game’s original title, V-Commandos.
Game: Forward Defense '85

Publisher: Strategist's Den Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2024 2:09:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Ethan Redrup, designer of Forward Defense ’85

"Your units get better as the game goes on, but if you lose experienced units it makes a noticeable difference." Michał, in The Boardgames Chronicle, interviews designer Ethan Redrup about his upcoming solitaire tactical "Cold War gone hot" game. Check out the interesting discussion of how the AI works: "The challenge lies in acting with lesser resources and coming up with a clever strategy to defeat them [the AI] without having your own troops too badly depleted."
Game: Defiance: 2nd Russo-Ukrainian War 2022-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/10/2024 8:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Defiance Design Happy Hour: Modeling the Political Dimension of 2nd Russo-Ukrainian War

"If military operations are included in power politics games, they are heavily abstracted. What about the other way around? Military simulations including a strong political dimension?" Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman offer the next in their series of articles on designing a simulation of an ongoing conflict, this time focusing on the impact of political elements on the struggle. Check out the factors that they feel "...will generate a strong narrative, provide players with a better understanding of political dynamics and, most importantly, create a 'richer' simulation experience."
Game: WWII Campaigns: 1940, 1941, and 1942

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/8/2024 7:06:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
1941 - the Barbarossa Campaign

"The Combat Table has the capability of being brutal." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors checks out the Barbarossa scenario of this Compass Games title. See why he thinks "...it looks to be a 'players game'. Let's see if real world play matches up to that instinct."
Game: Operation Skorpion: Rommel's First Strike – Halfaya Pass, May 1941

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/7/2024 3:00:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
Operation Skorpion (Compass Games): Componentes - Spanish Language video

Wargame Reviewer is a project dedicated to the promotion of board wargames at an international level, performing this function through the YouTube channel, in social networks (Facebook, twitter and Instagram) and in the Bellota Con (international convention of board wargames) held in Badajoz in January.
Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2024 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Unboxing Clash Of Wills Shiloh 1862 (video)

A completely silent unboxing video from Pandorrah Nl.
Game: V-Sabotage

Publisher: Triton Noir
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
V Sabotage - Playthrough w/ the Designer!! (video)

Nick from the Talking Cardboard game group and You Tube Channel, and Thibaud de la Touanne, game designer, discuss game play topics and demonstrate them. A short history of Mr. de la Touanne’s game precedes the game play examples. Note that the demonstration uses the Tabletopia game platform where many games can be played solo or on-line with other players.
Game: '85 Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Series: Squad Battles
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2024 8:07:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Unboxing: '85 Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires (Flying Pig Games)

"You are not going to have a tough time handling these, and they are easy to read. What an impressive set of counters!" Steven Pow, in Boisterous Exuberance, looks over his newly arrived copy of this Squad Battles title. Join Steven as he examines the package, and finds an interesting twist, that the "...game also includes Bonus Victory Condition cards, which can give you additional ways to score Victory Points in scenarios that use them."
Game: WWII Campaigns: 1940, 1941, and 1942

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2024 8:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Suggested WWII Campaigns: 1940 Order of Battle

Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us some historical deployment guidelines for the 1940 scenario. He "...checked two different orders of battle and have come up with the following ‘at-start’ deployments...". Thanks Norm!
Game: Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal

Series: Axis & Allies
Publisher: Hasbro
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2024 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
A&A Guadalcanal FAQ and rules Errata

Essential Reinforcement Rule Errata for proper game play and helpful FAQ. Thanks to Axis & Allies.org for making this available.
Game: Polis: Fight for the Hegemony

Publisher: Asylum Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/4/2024 9:30:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Polis Game Review: A Million Ways to Die in the Mediterranean

Thomas Wells tells us why he enjoys this strategic level approach to the Peloponnesian Wars. Wells first covers game mechanics and components with several excellent illustrations and also compares the differences between two editions of the game. In the end, your challenge is to defeat your opponents and the game itself! 4 stars out of 5.
Game: WWII Campaigns: 1940, 1941, and 1942

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2024 10:55:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
WWII Campaigns - 1940 (France)

"...I capture Sedan almost accidentally and then realise that I don't have enough nearby force to breakout and exploit, while the enemy are all over on the other flank!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us his usual insightful analysis and first play of this Compass Games title. He will play the game again, but has a few grumbles, and then has an intriguing conclusion when "...our result of the Germans failing their plan, but scoring more VP's (casualty based) does not seem to fall within any of the victory outcomes!"
Game: Operation Skorpion: Rommel's First Strike – Halfaya Pass, May 1941

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/2/2024 3:00:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
Basic Tips for the German Player

The game designer Randy Heller provides some advice for the German Player.
Game: Rise and Decline of the Third Reich

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/1/2024 2:10:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
Rise and Decline of the Third Reich - Spotlight

A look at this Classic WW2 Avalon Hill board game that still holds up so well today. Thanks to Tabletop Templar's YouTube Channel for this video.
Game: Ardennes II

Series: Standard Combat Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
Ardennes II - Gameplay

A look at the remake of the 1994 entry "Ardennes" known, appropriately enough as "Ardennes II", part of MMP/The Gamers' Standard Combat Series. More than just a remake, the game has a lot of new and interesting mechanics that are new not only to Ardennes but also the SCS itself. We take a look at some of these new mechanics in this video. Thanks to Hexed and Countered YouTube Channel
Game: Tactics II

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2024 3:00:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
Tactics II from Avalon Hill

A nostalgic look back look back at a special game. Thanks to Brian Patterson for providing Moe's Game Table with an excellent copy of Tactics II for this review.
Game: Centurion: Tactical Warfare, 100B.C.-600A.D.

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 3/30/2024 5:00:00 PM
Poster: Robert Holifield
SPI's Centurion from 1971

SPI Strategy & Tactics issue # 25 with Centurion game. Reviewed by Gilbert Collins
Game: Talavera & Vimeiro

Series: Napoleonic Brigade Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/30/2024 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Talavera & Vimeiro

Here is a module for Talavera & Vimeiro from Multi-Man Publishing created by bennyb. VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Game: Save South Vietnam!

Publisher: Fortress Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/30/2024 8:11:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Steam Tabletop Simulator for Save South Vietnam!

Eric Cabral has added a module for Save South Vietnam! from Fortress Games for Steam’s Tabletop Simulator. The Tabletop Simulator allows you to make your own online board games or play the thousands of community-created modules with players in the Steam community.
Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/30/2024 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - Shiloh 1862 - Playthrough & My Thoughts (video)

Prasutagus The Orwell Wargamer illustrates his replay by showing the situation after each turn and highlighting what occurred. See the end for a positive review and final thoughts.
Game: La Bataille de la Moskowa

Series: La Bataille Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/30/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Review page #1 of 5

Charles Vasey reviews the GDW versions of this game originally from Marshall Enterprises. This is page 1 of 5. The Phoenix, published in the UK from 1976 to 1982, was a magazine devoted to war games.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 3/29/2024 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Berthier Campaign Manager v11.3.1 (Free Software)

Tony De Lyall is offering a new update to his free Berthier Campaign Manager software (Version 11.3.1). Tony points out: "'Hide Map' and 'View Berthier Map' options have been added to the Terrain menu..."!
Game: Defiance: 2nd Russo-Ukrainian War 2022-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/27/2024 9:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Defiance Design Happy Hour: Partisan/SOF Operations vs. Regular Russian Forces

"The 2nd Russo-Ukrainian War has forced us to re-examine how we model modern warfare." Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman continue their series of articles on designing a simulation of an ongoing conflict, this time focusing on the fight's irregular element. Check out how they are designing on the fly: "After repeated playtesting, we concluded that neither [mechanic] really did a good job of modeling partisan/SOF encounters with regular Russian forces. So, we had to invent...".
Game: White Death

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/27/2024 6:55:00 AM
Poster: Robert Holifield
White Death gameplay (PC edition of GDW's boardgame, 1990)

Introduction and gameplay for the PC edition of GDW's White Death. This DOS PC game was produced by R.A.W. Entertainment in 1990. Played through Dosbox emulation platform. Recorded with original sound. Thanks to Squakenet.
Game: Assault Series

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2024 10:03:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Soviet Airborne Command - Independent Desant Battalions/Brigades and Airborne Divisions

Christopher Selman, on his My Assault Page website, has posted variant counter sheets (as PDFs) for Soviet Airborne Command - Independent Desant Battalions/Brigades and Airborne Divisions.
Game: Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2024
Poster: Pat L.
Hearts and Minds (5 videos – play through and Review)

Enrico Viglino aka Calandale takes a close look at Hearts and Minds from Worthington Games. He finds major problems with the rules and minor problems with the components. Each video covers different turns in his initial play of the game and each includes his usual insightful commentary. The final video discusses other strategic Vietnam games and designer goals that attempt to balance a game or make it more historical. He notes that he loves the game and thinks there are enough options to make players want to play the game many times. Click these links to see the full set of videos: Intro; 1; 2; 3 (Tet); and 4 Wrap & Review.
Game: Traces of War

Publisher: VUCA Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/25/2024
Poster: Bill Clancy
[REVIEW] Traces of War by VUCA Simulations

The game uses well-known chit pull mechanisms, with some twists – like changing composition / availability of actions for each side depending on the turn. The move and battle rules are pretty straightforward, while the supply – while existing – is not overly complex.
Game: La Bataille de la Moskowa

Series: La Bataille Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/24/2024
Poster: Pat L.
errata (for Martial Enterprises ed.)

Andrew Webber compiled this list of errata for the Marshall (aka Martial) Enterprises edition. We thank John Kula for passing this along.
Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition

Publisher: Clash of Arms
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/23/2024 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of arms La bataille Moscowa unboxing (video)

clarkcommando1983 unboxes this edition, an update from the Marshall Enterprises and GDW editions.
Game: Save South Vietnam!

Publisher: Fortress Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/23/2024 8:11:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Save South Vietnam! Open the Bag! (video)

Dave’s Gaming Cave unbags this solitaire game from Fortress Games. The game features laser cut counters, already punched, but needing some cleaning.
Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/23/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Game review: Civil War, Arthurian lore highlight Test of Fire, Clash of Wills and Shadows over Camelot

Cody K. Carlson compares Test of Fire and Clash of Wills from Mayfair Games.
Game: Into the Woods: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/23/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Into the Woods: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862 (GMT) - Unboxing and Brief Overview (video)

Here is a nicely done video from KilroyWasHere.
Game: V-Sabotage

Publisher: Triton Noir
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/23/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Infiltration. Combat. Sabotage. (war game review)

Peter Gifford on his blog, The Esoteric Order of Gamers, praises what he calls this “…ingenious modular scenario system…” with a “…brilliant solution to scenario design…”. The review includes links to 3 videos: an unboxing, an overview of expansions, and a foam-core storage solution. The blog also has rules summaries for many games that simplify replay over time, something of interest for Grognards.
Game: Stalingrad Roads

Series: Roads Series
Publisher: Nuts! Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/20/2024 8:40:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Stalingrad Roads from Nuts! Publishing

"All in all, these rules work together very well with a minimum of effort and plenty of flavour...". Polydor, in A Wargamers Needful Things, reviews this Eastern Front title. Check out what he finds that's new, for example a "...crucial development in the novel twists to well known war game tropes is the Support Phase...".
Game: Rebel Fury: Six Battles from the Campaigns of Chancellorsville and Chickamauga

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/18/2024 8:13:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Unboxing: Rebel Fury (GMT Games)

"...you apparently are able to play three scenarios simultaneously...". Steven Pow, in Boisterous Exuberance, takes a first look at his newly arrived copy of this Mark Herman title. Check out the details on a game he feels offers "...a good variety of scenarios using a well-regarded system."
Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition

Publisher: Clash of Arms
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/16/2024 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
La Bataille de la Moskova (Shevardino) (6 short videos)

In his channel dedicated to Napoleonic Games for the La Bataille series, Stratège plays through the Shevardino scenario. The video uses an unusual stop-action photo series to display the moves and combat results. Be sure to use auto-translate and closed captions as the commentary is in French.
Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/16/2024 8:43:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Clash of Wills - the battle of Shiloh 1862 from Mayfair Games

Norm Smith, in his long-running Battlefields & Warriors blog, covers the game mechanics and provides an after-action report from a game he played solitaire representing both sides. “The see-saw action of Shiloh is nicely captured and the system does manage to bring tension into the game and both players are equally engaged.”
Game: Into the Woods: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/16/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
“Seeing” Into the Woods

Dick Whitaker, co-designer of Into The Woods, discusses and clarifies the special Line of Sight rules that affect play for this game in the Great Battles of the American Civil War series.
Game: Assault: Red Horizon 41

Publisher: Assault Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/16/2024
Poster: Bill Clancy
First Impressions for Assault Red Horizon 41

Assault – Red Horizon 41 is the first volume in a planned series of tactical level wargames in which players lead historical units into battle during Operation Barbarossa (June through October 1941). It is intentionally planned not to be a simulation, but rather it abstracts certain aspects in favor of playability and manageable game length to convey the feeling of comprehensive tactical combat situations.
Game: Three Days of Gettysburg Deluxe Edition

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2024 11:11:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Three Days of Gettysburg Deluxe Edition – Designer Update

"Deluxe 3DoG will be the ultimate Gettysburg game and we have tried to add as much optional historical flavor and chrome as any gamer might want to see in this best known of battles." Designer Dick Whitaker offers some interesting tidbits on what is coming in this new edition of the classic Richard Berg title. For example: "For players with a larger play area, the East Cavalry Battlefield map can be added to give some options to the Union arrival timetable and location."
Game: Panzers Last Stand

Series: The Boardgames Chronicle
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2024 9:10:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
First Impressions for Panzers Last Stand: Battles for Budapest, 1945

A series "...created to show that there is a level of warfare that has its own distinct nature and behaviors between the tactical and operational levels of war." Michał, in The Boardgames Chronicle, checks out this Battalion Combat Series title. See why he concludes "While smaller scenarios are nice experience, only the grand campaign / operations show the beauty and ingenuity of the system in the full.", yet "...even for smaller-scale engagements this is definitely worth getting."
Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa

Series: La Bataille Series
Publisher: Marshal Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/9/2024 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
GDW La Bataille de la Moscowa First Look (video)

The Centurion, David Lent, unboxes the GDW version of this game originally published by Marshall Enterprises.
Game: Clash of Wills: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/9/2024 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Double review! | Mayfair’s Test Of Fire + Clash of Wills

From Hex, Dice, Fire! comes this double review comparing two games with similar systems from Mayfair games. The reviewer likes both games but considers Test of Fire to be easier, best suited for “…boardgamers or wargame’s newbies”.
Game: Into the Woods: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/9/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Into the Woods - Battle of Shiloh - April 6 & 7, 1862 – Unboxing (video)

Bill Thornton shows all the components and provides commentary. The box is packed and the game is highly complex making Bill wonder “…what am I getting into?”
Game: 8th Air Force

Publisher: Fortress Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/8/2024 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
8th Air Force 2nd Edition by Fortress Games

"The rules are simple and so is the setup, but the game is far from easy or a 'light' wargame." Robert Peterson, in A Wargamers Needful Things, reviews the 2nd Edition of this Fortress Games title. Check out what Robert likes in this update, and why he comments "The game has been compared to AHs Luftwaffe which should make most grognards ears perk up."
Game: North of the Ibar River: A Kosovo matrix game

Publisher: Tim Price
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/6/2024 10:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
North of the Ibar River: A Kosovo matrix game

Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, has posted a new matrix game: "The prolific but ever-elusive Tim Price has produced another matrix game, this time exploring tensions and potential conflict in northern Kosovo."
Game: Operation Roundup: The Allies Invade France in 1943

Publisher: Against the Odds
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 3/4/2024 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Unboxing: Against the Odds Magazine Annual 2021 (ATO)

"...German reinforcements for the game are determined randomly at the start of the game, so sitting down and beginning, you don't know exactly what you are going to get...". Steve P, in Boisterous Exuberance, takes a first look at this ATO Magazine title. Check out what else is "...tied to which reinforcements you are allowed to have during the game."
Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition

Publisher: Clash of Arms
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/2/2024 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
La Bataille de la Moscowa- Game Map Overview (video)

Eric’s Table reviews the map prior to his live stream play for La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition from Clash of Arms.
Game: 414 BC Siege of Syracuse

Series: Great Sieges game series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/26/2024 8:44:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
414 BC Siege of Syracuse by Worthington Publishing

"The game might seem a bit strange to some people because it does not have the usual siege tactics we are used to." Robert Peterson, in A Wargamers Needful Things, reviews this Great Sieges Series title. Check out why Robert concludes that "...there is enough history and plausibility built into the game to keep even me really happy when playing."