Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for Grognard.com, the Gaming Convention calendar will make it a snap to keep up with all the latest gaming conventions in your area. But we need your gaming convention information, so please contribute.



Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

Please check out our new (and growing) database of gaming clubs and organizations world-wide. Please let us know of your gaming club, or any other clubs that you know about so we can make this a truly useful resource.



Spotlight Articles

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

A Comprehensive List of Things to do While in Isolation.

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"Sadly, as much as we would like to, we can't spend all that time painting, gaming, and reading up on armies and battles old and new. It would get boring." Prufrock comes to the rescue! Acknowledging that at least some of us may have limits with unlimited wargaming time, he offers some tongue-in-cheek possibilities to balance things out. That includes expanding the hobby: "…smuggly extol the virtues of a hobby that has already accustomed you to long periods of time alone and exacerbated anti-social tendencies that some are only now coming to comprehend."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/27/2020


A tale of two tank platoons.

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"...the new recruits must quickly learn their craft if they are to survive the initiation of battle." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is "mixing it up" by rerunning a German/Soviet armor clash with different governing rules, and then again with some additional mods. As always, good storytelling and insights: "The mods made the second game much more interesting than the first…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/23/2020


“Flattening the Curve” COVID-19 matrix game

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"From deep in his secret social distancing bunker at an undisclosed but secure location…". Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, discusses a matrix game focused on the pandemic, Flattening the Curve. A sign of our unfortunate times…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/20/2020


Moe's Game Table Interviews John Kranz

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Continuing his quest to interview every game designer of any note, Moe, of Moe's Game Table fame, had a chance to sit and chat with John Kranz at the first Consimworld Expo Dallas Convention that he began this year. John shares some insight into both the Dallas and Tempe conventions as well as the multiple hats he wears with all of his responsibilities with Consimworld and Compass Games. Including a discussion about numerous titles that are headed our way from Compass Games...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/17/2020


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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

Gaming Clubs/Organziations

New Gaming Clubs/Organizations listing. You can search for existing gaming clubs worldwide.

If you belong to a gaming club, or know of one, please drop us a line and let us know so we can get it listed on Grognard.com!

New Search Features

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.

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"...

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...

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Game: Brazen Chariots: Battles for Tobruk 1941

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/22/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Brazen Chariots 19th of November 1941

Part 1 of a series of video replays of MultiMan Publishing's Brazen Chariots by The Big Board. This time the battle is for Tobruk!
Game: Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945

Series: Fighting Wings game system
Publisher: Clash of Arms
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945 by Clash of Arms Games

Clash of Arms publishes a lot of high quality games that true Grognards can appreciate but it is my general impression they don't get the notoriety of some other publishers so I am glad to see A Wargamers Needful Things review their excellent Fighting Wings series by J.D. Webster with this 4th entry, Wings of the Motherland The Air War Over Russia 1941-1945.
Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
“I shall be ready to receive the misled with tenderness and mercy!” – A Review of Commands & Colors: Tricorne from Compass Games

The Players Aid reviews Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution by Compass Games. They conclude "Commands & Colors: Tricorne is an excellent jumping off point to anyone that is interested in learning a bit more about the American Revolution. The game includes a large number of scenarios covering the whole course of the road to independence. However, as you might expect, it does this at a much less detailed level than other conflict simulations."
Game: Memoir'44

Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/21/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look at some scenarios from the Winter Wars Campaign from the popular game Memoir '44 published by Days of Wonder.
Game: Combat Infantry: World War II Tactical Combat EastFront 1941-43

Series: Combat Infantry
Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/20/2020 5:44:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Combat Infantry: EastFront 1941-43

A Wargamers Needful Things takes a look at Columbia Games second title in the series, Combat Infantry: World War II Tactical Combat EastFront 1941-43. The Combat Infantry games are block wargames with fog of war simulated by hidden unit values and step reduction made convenient by rotating the block.
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:43:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942 by GMT Games

A Wargamers Needful Things reviews the game that kicked off the Wing Leader series, Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942 by GMT Games.
Game: Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Play Warfighter: Event Cards

A brief video by Seek Out and Play on how to use Event Cards in DVG's Warfighter The World War II Combat Card Game Series. The video shows how they come into play, the effects that they may have, and what can be done to prevent the effects from occurring if possible.
Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/19/2020 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Back to Napoleonics – Prussians Expansion

The Boardgames Chronicle revisits Commands & Colors: Napoleonics published by GMT Games this time using the Prussians expansion to fight scenario 401 Schleiz (9 October 1806). In the first clash of the Fourth Coalition, Bernadotte, at the head of Napoleon’s center column, moved against Tauentzien’s Prussian/Saxon division near the village of Schleiz. Tauentzien, realizing that the French were advancing in strength, sent Bila’s troops forward to slow the French advance, while he waited for reinforcements or orders to retreat. Bernadotte did not wait, but swiftly issued orders of his own. Soon Werle’s advance guard moved against the Oschitz Woods, while Drouet attacked Schleiz. By early afternoon the French could not be stopped and Tauentzien decided to fall back to Auma in an attempt to maintain a link with his outlying commands. The retreat came too late to save one Prussian battalion.
Game: The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/18/2020 8:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Ted Raicer Designer of The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944 from GMT Games

"...none of the other games covering just Normandy quite scratched my itch...". Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Ted Raicer about his GMT Games' The Dark Summer: Normandy 1944. Ted gives some interesting insights into his design philosophy, along with an important bit of perspective: "…the irony is once you started designing a lot you have less time to actually play."
Game: Maul of America

Publisher: Jolly Roger Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 8:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Maul of America - Review by David Lent

David Lent, writing for the Centurion's Review site, has shared a written summary and "first-look" video for this old game, which hasn't gotten much coverage elsewhere (maybe for good reason :-))
Game: Cataphract

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:36:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
GBoH – Cataphract – Tricameron (533 AD)

With the current situation in the world, it is pretty safe to say that solo games plus Vassal are the best ways to play boardgames nowadays. The Boardgames Chronicle brings us another Cataphract scenario, Tricameron (533 AD), a solitaire replay of the struggles of Belizarius and the Byzantine empire to re-unite Roman holdings.
Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:35:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Strategy Advice on Playing as the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? by GMT Games

The Players Aid passes on successful strategies they have learned playing the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games.
Game: Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/17/2020 11:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games – Action Point 1

Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games is the latest iteration of an original wargaming classic designed by John Edwards and originally published by Avalon Hill. This is a 2-player hex and counter wargame that recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945. in The Player's Aid brings us their first Action Point covering thoughts and strategies for a successful D-Day invasion.
Game: Steel Division 2 - The Fate of Finland

Series: Steel Division 2
Publisher: Eugen Systems
Game Type: Computer
Date: 3/16/2020 7:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Steel Division 2: The Fate of Finland Review

"Eugen as ever haven’t skimped upon offering up every type of hardware present during the fighting." Charles Ellis reviews Eugen Systems' Steel Division 2 - The Fate of Finland. Charles has definite things to like, but also some quibbles: "For a certain type of multiplayer gamer all of that is a no-no."
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:34:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video: Review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

A very thoughtful review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid. Stalingrad ’42 is the most recent operational level wargame designed by Mark Simonitch using the vaunted ZOC Bond system found in many of his previous games including Normandy ’44, Ardennes ’44, Holland ’44, France ’40 and Ukraine ’43.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:33:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video: Battle Report for Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

An insightful After Action analysis of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid.
Game: Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:32:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South Replay Turns 5 and 6

The Big Board continues its replay of Ukraine'43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group South by GMT. This covers the attritional battles around Kharkov in th enorth and the Soviet lunge for Stalino in the south.
Game: Warfighter Shadow War: The Modern Night Combat Game

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/15/2020 11:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Play Warfighter Shadow War: Noises

This is Seek Out and Play's fourth video in a series of the rules covering Warfighter: Shadow War by DVG. This video covers how noises occur, their effect on hostiles, and when the going for alarm counter is played.
Game: The Last Vikings

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/14/2020 2:35:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of The Last Vikings

Mike Wall has written a review of box contents and short description of basic game rules. Published on the "Wargamer's Needful Things" blog.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 10:59:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgames Chronicle - Replay of Scenario #7

Well illustrated replay of CoH: Storms of Steel! (Scenario #7: Wounded Tiger) shared by the Boardgames Chronicle site. Michael says: "That was definitely one of the best Storms of Steel scenarios we played - #7 Wounded Tiger. Very exciting and close game where victor was uncertain till the last turn. Enjoy our session report, richly depicted with pictures and the movements of the tank forces."
Game: Heroes Against the Red Star

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 9:37:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Heroes against the Red Star: Down Time

"There are no victory locations here – just straight up murder." Brad, in his Hexsides & Hand Grenades blog, offers a fun AAR playing Lock ‘n Load Publishing's Heroes Against the Red Star, a World War III tactical game. Along with the fun is Brad's usual insights: "From playing this scenario multiple times, I have learned that the Soviets need to focus their strength on a single objective."
Game: Fortress Europa: The Allied Campaign Across Western Europe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 8:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
They Fight to End Conquest - Review

“They fight to end conquest” – A Review of Fortress Europa: Designer Signature Edition from Compass Games. Review written by The Players' Aid.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/13/2020 5:29:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Scenario Booklet

After a long wait, Thin Red Line Games has finally published the "1985: Under an Iron Sky" Scenarios Booklet. Shared by game's designer Fabrizio Vianello. Posted on his "War Without KIA" blog. Interesting reading, as always...
Game: Tango Down

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/11/2020 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review of Tango Down from Tiny Battle Publishing

The Players Aid give us a video review of Tiny Battle Publishing's small footprint tactical level game of modern house-clearing operations, Tango Down.
Game: Paratrooper: Greate Airborne Assaults - Korea

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/11/2020 8:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Paratrooper: Great Airborne Assaults: Korea Review

"For me it is paratroopers! I think the movie The Longest Day started it." Len Krol, in the Centurion's Review, checks out Decision Games' Paratrooper: Great Airborne Assaults - Korea. Len apparently gets a good air drop fix out of the game: "From beginning to end, this battle was close."
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/10/2020 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid brings us their 4th action point on Emanuele Santandrea's design Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga published by Vento Nuovo Games. This Action Point examines the Call for Reinforcements action.
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/9/2020 4:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War Room - Overlooked Rules

War Room by Nightingale Games LLC is designer Larry Harris' latest portrayal of WW II in a massive strategic, multiplayer game. This series of videos eases you in to the game and todays video goes over oft overlooked rules.
Game: Antietam: September 17, 1862

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/9/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: Antietam 1862 from Worthington Publishing

Still the bloodiest day for Americans in combat, Antietam: September 17, 1862 by Worthington Publishing simulates that fearful slaughter with an approachable design by Grant Wylie. The Player's Aid runs through a quick game to introduce the system.
Game: Roads to Leningrad

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/8/2020 8:11:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Interview with Vance von Borries Designer of Roads to Leningrad by GMT Games

Grant interviews war game designer Vance von Borries in “The Players’ Aid” blog. von Borries is a long-time war game designer whose credits include the Battles for North Africa Series. Today’s interview focuses on Roads to Leningrad Second Edition from GMT Games.
Game: TOGO: Dawn of the Dreadnoughts – Naval Battles of the Russo-Japanese War

Publisher: Quarterdeck
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/8/2020 6:40:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
You sank my battleship! Jack Greene’s “Togo Dawn of the Dreadnought” Board Game Review

Rick Martin presents a most favorable review in this “Armchair General” posting. Calling the game “…easy to learn and exciting to play… The tactical nature of the game gives you a “you are there” feel."
Game: Ostkrieg: WWII Eastern Front

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/8/2020 4:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Ostkrieg WWII Eastern Front by Compass Games

A Wargamers Needful Things pens a review of Compass Games' Ostkkrieg, a grand strategic game covering the Eastern front in World War II. Their conclusion, the design is "an encapsulated game about the Eastern Front. even given that it plays in year long turns and is pretty small, the game's playing time is listed from three to five hours. That should prove it is not a lightweight in the strategy department."
Game: Monty's Gamble: Market-Garden

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/8/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Monty's Gamble: Market Garden by Multi-Man Publishing

A Wargamers Needful Things presents a nice review of MultiMan Publishers' Monty's Gamble: Market Garden, a game on one of the most exciting and potentially decisive campaigns of World War II that just failed by going one bridge too far.
Game: La Resistance

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/7/2020 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
War and Pieces - La Resistance

I had the pleasure of playing this new game from Flying Playing Games with the designer Mark Walker and his lovely family at Prezcon this year. It's a quick playing, dice management game that is evocative of the era and subject matter. Rob's Tabletop World presents a nice video review of La Resistance.
Game: Durchbruch The Austro-German Attack at Caporetto - October 1917

Publisher: Acies
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/7/2020 1:29:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Durchbruch The Austro-German Attack at Caporetto - October 1917

Robert Peterson in his blog “A Wargamers Needful Things” presents another of his highly illustrated and thoughtful game reviews. Durchbruch employs a chit pull system to influence game play and the Austro-German player must choose 1 of 3 possible plans of attack. The combination plays well as a game and increases replay value. Unlike the historical result, either side can earn a victory. Peterson recommends a “hell bent for leather” strategy for the Austro-Germans. The Italians need to play for time and space, holding the assault and retreating effectively to keep the opposing forces in front of them.
Game: Flying Colors

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/6/2020 4:51:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Cape Ortugal in Flying Colors

A nice little replay of the Ortugal scenario in GMT's Flying Colors. Not to mention a rowdy pirates victory song.
Game: Warfighter: The World War II Tactical Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 3/6/2020 4:50:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Warfighter Solitaire vs. Cooperative

A nicely produced video describing the cooperative and solitaire aspects of Warfighter by Dan Verssen Games. The video discusses the use of action cards, single and two player soldiers, CX values, and another cooperative game that has separate solitaire rules, Pandemic
Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

Series: Commands and Colors Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/6/2020 4:40:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." – A Review of Commands & Colors: Napoleonics from GMT Games

A concise review of the popular Commands & Colors: Napoleonics by GMT Games from The Players Aid. Designer Richard Borg’s first title in the series was an old American Civil War title called Battle Cry. Designed as a simple, two player historical wargame, the system has blossomed and evolved with so many titles and iterations that at this point you can almost get whatever you want! The robust nature of the system is what speaks to it’s staying power. The simplicity is why the series is so beloved.
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/6/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Castle Itter Review

Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII by Dan Verssen Games is a simulation of the strangest battle of WWII. What makes this battle strange is that U.S. forces fought alongside Wehrmacht infantry, Austrian resistance, and French prisoners of war to battle an S.S. Panzergrenadier Division. The Centurion gives us a review of this interesting design of David Thompson.
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/5/2020 4:30:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII from Dan Verssen Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid brings us another entry in their generally excellent Action Point series. The current game being covered is Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII designed by David Thompson and published by Dan Verssen Games. Action Point 1, covered the game board focusing on the locations, combat positions and assault tracks for the SS. In Action Point 2, the SS Card Deck was examined and how the cards drive the assault and work against the player. Action Point 3, they looked at the various Defender Units, some of their Defender Actions and their Special Actions/Attributes. In this final Action Point, they discus some points of strategy regarding deployment of your Defender Units on the board, actions that you should be taking and a general overview of my thoughts on how best to defend the castle.
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Series: Commands & Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/5/2020 4:20:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Belisarius Campaign – Part 6 – Callinicum 531 AD (Phase 2)

The Boardgames Chronicle continues it's series of replays following the tale of the greatest Byzantine general, Belisarius, utilizing GMT's Commands & Colors: Medieval. They continue the story with the battle of Callinicum which occurred during the Iberian War – a conflict raging between the Byzantine and the Sassanid Empires from 526 AD to 532 AD over the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia.
Game: Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/5/2020 4:15:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Review of Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East from GMT Games

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It’s what most people in the western world think of when they hear the word Genesis." Well, in GMT’s second game in the Pax Series the opening words are a little different. The Player's Aid reviews this expansive game, Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East, by designer Richard Berg.
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/2/2020 5:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 3

The Player's Aid brings us the third in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game...
Game: Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/28/2020 8:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Immersive and Fun Introductory War Game! – DVG's Castle ITTER Board Game Review

"...easy to learn but hard to master...". Rick Martin reviews Dan Verssen Games' Castle Itter – The Strangest Battle of World War II, which has him quite enthused. See why Rick feels the game "… brings home the sense that this was a real battle with real people and it makes the game a much more intimate experience…"!
Game: By Stealth and Sea

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/26/2020 5:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with David Thompson Co-Designer of By Stealth and Sea from Dan Verssen Games Coming to Kickstarter February 25th

"...embracing the history is of the utmost importance." Grant Kleinhenz, writing in The Players' Aid, interviews designer David Thompson about his upcoming By Stealth and Sea, by Dan Verssen Games. Clearly a fascinating design challenge. For example, check out the dynamic where the game "…allows the player to drive the level of variance in the game, balancing certainty against action economy."
Game: The Last King of Scotland

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/24/2020 7:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last King of Scotland - Centurion's Review

In between getting married and a glorious Mediterranean honeymoon, Captain Dave keeps the articles flowing on his Centurion's Review site. A written review followed by an "unboxing" video.
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/24/2020 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Learning Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

The Boardgames Chronicle gives us replays of some of the scenarios of GMT's Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea testing out some of the "bots" in the process.
Game: Jaws of Victory

Publisher: New England Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/24/2020 4:01:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Jaws of Victory - that supply leash

Armchair generals talk tactics but real generals talk logistics! The Big Board dives in to the new game,Jaws of Victory from New England Simulations, focusing on the supply system and subsequent logistical constraints.
Game: Atlanta Is Ours

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/24/2020 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
How to Wargame 4 with Great Campaigns of the American Civil War

Ardwulf's Lair introduces players to one off my favorite game series, Great Campaigns of the American Civil War from Multi-Man Publishing. It's an execellent simulation of 19th century operational warfare.
Game: A Las Barricadas!

Publisher: Nicolas Eskubi
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/23/2020 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
A Las Barricadas! Review

A Las Barricadas!,published in this 2nd edition incarnation by Compass Games is a tactical level game about the Spanish Civil War, a pre WW II war that presaged the horrors of WW II. Bill Gray at Wargamer.com pens a nice review of this "horrible little pre-World War II spat that allowed the Germans and Russians to hone both doctrine and fighting skill."
Game: Forgotten Legions

Series: Battles For North Africa Series
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/23/2020 9:53:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Armchair Dragoons reviews Forgotten Legions

3W published a series of war games in the 1980’s based on World War II battles in North Africa and the Mediterranean. The Battles For North Africa Series included nine separate games including Bloody Keren and Drive on Damascus. Both of these games have been re-mastered and updated by Compass Games and published under the name Forgotten Legions. Jim Werbaneth posted this review on the Armchair Dragoons community web site. Jim discusses the scenarios for each game and favorably compares the re-mastered versions to the original versions of these games. "In Forgotten Legions, one finds not one, but two older games that offer both substance and a modern, attractive look and feel, resurrected from eighties. The shared system is familiar and manageable, with the added bonus that if there are any miscues worthy of errata, they are not readily apparent. This is truly a quality effort." Click here to see the entire list of games in the original series compiled by Neil Whyman on BoardGameGeek.com.