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.

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"It certainly was a sign: it is brilliant." Prufrock, after a bit of a hiatus, is back, with a reference to some excellent reading in V.M Yeates's Winged Victory. He offers the highest praise: "A book to come back to again and again, I think."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/24/2020


Pocket Armies - the fight below Seminary Ridge 1863

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"This is an uneven action and will be a risky venture for the Confederates right from the start...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is back working on his Pocket Armies project. As always, Norm offers us lots of insights and fun, like where "The Union have been given a chance to respond and they do so with some fancy footwork!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/20/2020


Pocket Armies and 4’ x 3’ project going into 2020.

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"I like a throw down scenario, but also like the scenario to be formalised and recorded so that the better ones improve over time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, ruminates on his Pocket Armies Project for 2020. Looks like lots of fun ahead, including the item where Norm comments that "…looking at this next is rather defeating my ‘ignore the latest shiny thing’ resolve…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2020


Interview with Matthias Cramer Designer of Weimar: The Fight for Democracy from Compass Games

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"I cannot image a Weimar game without CDG mechanics." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Matthias Cramer about his upcoming Weimar: The Fight for Democracy. Matthias offers some interesting insights about the game and his design philosophy: "A game is never finished, but at a certain point it is good enough to be finished."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2019


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

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

Gaming Conventions

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

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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: Bleeding Kansas

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/3/2020 8:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 1

"In this Action Point, we will take a look at a few of the more violent actions in the game...". Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, begins a multipart look at Decision Games' Bleeding Kansas, a re-creation of the struggle between pro- and anti-slavery factions prior to the Civil War. Grant offers some interesting insights, including about a feature of which he says "Great part of the design that creates some very interesting decisions."
Game: Blood on the Snow: Russo-Finnish War

Publisher: Avalanche Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/30/2019 7:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Blood On The Snow Review

"It almost feels like you are being hypnotized while looking at this map." David Lent reviews Blood On The Snow by Avalanche Press, which covers the Battle of Suomussalmi in the Soviet/Finnish Winter War. Aside from the map, it's interesting to see why David ends up concluding that the "…author tried reinventing the wheel instead of using tried and true wargame mechanics."
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Combat Commander Europe – #8 Breakout Dance

A brief replay of scenario #8 Breakout Dance from GMT's popular card driven tactical WW II game Combat Commander Europe by Boardgames Chronicle
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
CoH: Storms of Steel! #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam

Boardgames Chronicle continues its replays of the Academy Games' Conflict of Heroes Storm of Steel system by playing another scenario in the campaign – this time #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/23/2019 7:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“After several minutes of firing on the move, the attacking echelon of our 29th and 18th Tank Corps cut into the Nazi ranks with a thrust forward—a rapid assault literally through the enemy ranks.” ― Soviet Cmdr. Pavel Rotmistrov — Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel Kursk 1943 Board Game Review

"The map boards are photo realistic so you feel like you are playing a miniatures game." Rick Martin reviews Academy Games' Storms of Steel Kursk 1943, giving it a dramatic 99% rating! Find out what has Rick so enthused that he concludes with "Get this game! Schnell! Schnell!"
Game: Ici, c'est la France! The Algerian War of Independence 1954-62

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/22/2019 3:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
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!
Game: Battleground 7: Bull Run

Series: Battleground Series
Publisher: Talonsoft
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/22/2019 2:46:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battleground 7: Bull Run (Windows, 1997)

YouTube poster Skud silently plays as the Confederates in scenario 21, Like The Sharpest Thunder, in this classic American Civil War game from TalonSoft designed by John Tiller. The graphics from 1997 are good for that time and the sound effects have a nice quality. The game illustrates many of the computer war game mechanics found in later games.
Game: Kursk – Battle at Prochorovka

Publisher: Yobowargames
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/22/2019 12:54:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Kursk Battle at Prochorovka Part 1

YouTube poster Hex2RedOneAlpha tries his best to defeat the Russian forces at Kursk in this 2 part video play-through. Can he succeed?
Game: Freeman's Farm: 1777

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/20/2019 5:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 2

"...you can’t just run in willy nilly as you will get your tricorne shot off..."! Grant Kleinhenz, writing in The Players' Aid blog, continues his look at Worthington Publishing's Freeman’s Farm 1777, a very innovative take on the Revolutionary War battle. See what Grant enjoys about the game, like why he loves "…the puzzle that you must solve in order to maximize your fire and the losses that you can inflict."
Game: Imperator: Rome

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/18/2019 5:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Guide to Warfare in Imperator: Rome (1.3 Livy)

"Success in Imperator, much like Roman success in the real world, will depend on your ability to be flexible...". Timothy Borsilli offers some insightful advice for playing Paradox Interactive's Imperator: Rome, a grand strategy game. He finds a very enjoyable game in which "…a strong emphasis is placed not just on strategic geopolitics, but also on the nitty-gritty tactical-level combat of your armies in the field."
Game: Fast Action Battle: Crusader

Series: Fast Action Battles
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2019 5:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Introduction to FAB: Crusader Part 3 – Unit Overview

"The players have the option to detach steps from infantry units and create Detachments." CJ Hakansson and Michael Gustavsson discuss some interesting unit type aspects in GMT Games' Crusader: Fast Action Battle #4, which focuses on North Africa in 1941. They also offer a unit type for the circumstance that "You won’t have enough men to maintain a cohesive battle line, so you need to bluff."
Game: Freeman's Farm: 1777

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 1

This is the first in a series of Player's Aid Action points that focuses of the unique way the battlefield is incorporated into the game mechanics of Freeman’s Farm 1777 from Worthington Publishing
Game: The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/14/2019 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius - Video Review by Players' Aid

Approx 40 minute full review of "The Wars of Marcus Aurelius" by Hollandspiele, a solitaire game covering the wars of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius from 170-180 AD. Video produced by Grant from The Players' Aid blog.
Game: The Last Vikings

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/13/2019 9:50:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
The Last Vikings- The Boardgaminglife Review

Paul Comben at TheBoardgamingLife.com gives an extensive review of Strategemata's new release The Last Vikings depicting two battles from The Great Northern War: the battle at Kliszów in July 1702 and the battle at Fraustadt in February 1706.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/13/2019 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! #1 The Courier’s Satchel

The Boardgames Chronicle brings us a short replay of Academy Games' tactical simulation of WW II combat Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition using Scenario #1 The Courier's Satchel.
Game: Patton's Vanguard: The Battle of Arracourt 1944

Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/13/2019 5:15:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
It’s the 4th Armored Division’s Iron Will versus German Steel in ‘Patton’s Vanguard: Arracourt, 1944’. Board Game Review.

"...for the German army it can often feel like you are facing the ‘United States of Artillery’." Ray Garbee reviews Revolution Games' Patton’s Vanguard: Arracourt, 1944, giving it a 95% rating. See why Ray finds a lot to like, and can conclude "Fans of the area movement / impulse activation games will find this a welcome addition to their collection."
Game: Victory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/13/2019 1:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Victory in Hell - Interview with Designer

The Players' Aid conducts a written interview with prolific game designer Paul Rohrbaugh and discusses his recent creation, "Victory in Hell".
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Middle East Assault (1973)

It's the Sinai, October 1973. The first installment of Middle East Assault is now available! Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Blocks! Julius Caesar

Publisher: Avalon Digital
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/11/2019 5:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Blocks! Julius Caesar Review

How about a simulation that "…presents a way to knock off the entirety of the Roman Civil War in under an hour, yet in a game that meaningfully represents that conflict."? Brian Seaworth reviews Avalon Digital's Blocks! Julius Caesar, a digital version of the Columbia Games title. See if you agree with Brian's conclusion that "…we have here a solid implementation of operational warfare in the late Republic."
Game: 303 Squadron

Publisher: Ares Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/9/2019 9:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
303 Squadron is Live on Kickstarter!

"303 Squadron promises to be an intense, fast-paced solo or cooperative board game that will push you and your plane to the limits." Rick Martin, a hard-core air combat game enthusiast, is pumped up about the Kickstarter campaign for Ares Games' 303 Squadron. See if you agree with Rick's estimation that "This is the kind of game that sparks those 'Remember the time when…' conversations."
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/6/2019 4:53:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea from GMT Games – Action Point 4

"For those of you that hate dice, or rather that the dice hate you, you will be pleased to find out that no dice are used in the conflict resolution." Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, continues an in-depth look at GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. See why Grant likes the resolution system, and why he offers the tip: "…Carthage has some very useful special abilities."
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/5/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games – Event Card Spoilers – #351 Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

The Players Aid continues to present a series of card spoilers for GMT's upcoming extension of Labyrinth in Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?
Game: Root

Publisher: Leading Edge
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/2/2019 5:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
ROOT – Yet Once Again Playing with Expansion

Quite recently we had the chance to come back to "ROOT" and it was such a nice experience that a follow-up game was an obvious choice. However, as our previous game proved, playing with the six players is too cumbersome so we decided at classic four-factions set-up... Please check the photo session report for details from our friends at The Boardgames Chronicle.
Game: Black Powder

Publisher: Warlord Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 12/2/2019 12:02:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Working on a McPherson Ridge scenario

"Here is Meredith, as seen through a Confederate spy glass, making good speed to the ridge." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, walks us through his thinking in creating an ACW scenario, currently using Warlord Games' Black Powder II miniatures rules. As always, Norm offers some interesting insights, like when he points out that "…there is room for some game nuance here."
Game: SPQR

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/2/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
SPQR Bagradas Plains 255 BC Solo Replay

I love Ancients and though complex, the GMT's Great Battles of History Series is probably the best simulation of the era given our current knowledge. The Boardgames Chronicle give us a solo replay of SPQR's Bagradas Plains scenario It is nearly end of the First Punic War and Carthage is almost defeated. The Romans land in North Africa and the Punic leaders, being desperate, hire a Spartan general, Xanthippus, who managed to actually organize the Carthaginian forces and plan for the best use of their assets.
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2019 5:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Empire of the Sun - Session Report (1943 Scenario)

There are jewels in GMT universe which are not so easy to discover. Definitely, Empire of the Sun is once of them. However, once you devote enough time to familiarize with rules and play your first scenarios, you appreciate how well that game is designed - reflecting naval and amphibious combat. What follows is session report from the exciting 1943 scenario. Enjoy!
Game: Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/29/2019 12:19:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-? from GMT Games Event Card Spoilers – #319 Tehran-Beirut Land Corridor

"...in a symbolic way would represent the reestablishment of the western portion of the old Silk Road land route." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Player's Aid blog, considers the new Tehran-Beirut Land Corridor card in the latest expansion for GMT Games' Labyrinth: The Forever War, 2015-?. The goal of course being "…secure shipment of oil and other trade goods across this route would further establish Iran as a regional power…".
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/27/2019 6:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East: Meet the Dravidians

"Theirs is an empire of cities, not of swords." Designer Mark McLaughlin showcases the Dravidian civilization in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East. Their advantage lies in "…their great wealth and vast teeming cities which awed the mighty Persian empire – and proved so alluring and enticing to Alexander the Great."
Game: Westphalia

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/25/2019 12:46:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Tom Russell Designer of Westphalia from Hollandspiele

"...an irreducibly complex multi-party conflict centered around the irreducibly complex Holy Roman Empire." Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, interviews Hollandspiele's Tom Russell about his Westphalia, a negotiation game covering the close of the Thirty Years Years War. Tom has some fascinating design insights about a situation that's "…sad and horrifying but also very interesting, and it was that essential tension that really drew me to the subject."
Game: Combat Commander: Europe

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2019 6:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Replay of Combat Commander Europes's Fat Lipki Scenario

A replay of Scenario #1 Fat Lipki from Combat Commander Europe designed by Chad Jensen for GMT
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/24/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad '42 - Thoughts on Soviet attacks on the German Flaanks

A short discussion of the threat the Soviets poise to the German flanks in GMT's Stalingrad '42 designed by Mark Simonitch .
Game: The Chosin Few

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/22/2019 5:31:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
How to Win The Chosin Few Every Time

To game the system, or not to game the system? David Lent, in the Centurion's Review blog, informs us that Victory Point Games' The Chosin Few is very hard to win if you approach it as a wargame. However, the "…game can be won every time if you carefully follow my instructions for this bizarre strategy…".
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 4:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Simonitch & German Strength - Stalingrad '42

Kevin Sharp, writing for his Big Board Gaming blog wonders about "The apparent Uber panzer unit, vs the feeble or ineffective inefficient Soviet force?" Read more about Kevin's thoughts about the design decisions regarding German force strength...
Game: No Retreat: The Russian Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 1:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
No Retreat: The Russian Front - Review

The No Retreat: The Russian Front is actually a new edition of Victory Point Games 2008 wargame. It focuses on the gigantic struggle between the Nazi Germany armies and Communist Russia during WW2. Review produced by the good folks at The Board Games Chronicle...
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 11:06:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Interview with Designer Fred Manzo

The Players' Aid conduct a fairly extensive written interview with "Escape from Hades" board game designer Fred Manzo.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:56:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Post-play review

Video review and post-play thought from Moe Fitzgerald, Nick Rusch and Tom, reporting from the San Diego Historical Games Convention.
Game: Stalingrad '42

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of this new release from GMT Games.
Game: Dark Ages: Britannia and France

Publisher: WBS Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/21/2019 10:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Dark Ages: Britannia and France (PDF)

"DAF" (Dark Ages: Britannia & France) is a light board wargame allowing you to command a medieval army in some of the most important battles of the Middle Age. Publisher information.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/21/2019 9:11:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.15.1 (Free Software)

Release 9.15.1 contains mainly operational (rather than functional) updates to Berthier Campaign Manager. See the README file in the download for the full details. Shared by designer/developer Tony De Lyall.
Game: The War of Jenkins’ Ear 1739-1748

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 11/18/2019 5:56:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The War of Jenkin’s Ear Review

"It was easier to start wars in those days." Len Krol reviews Decision Games' The War of Jenkins’ Ear 1739-1748 in the Centurion's Review blog. Len enjoys this Britain versus Spain imperial clash, and offers the tip: "It is a game where you have to plan ahead, gather your few resources, and hope it’s not lost to a storm or an outbreak of malaria."
Game: Six Empires

Publisher: The Gamesmiths
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/17/2019 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Six Empires an upcoming game on European conflict in the 18th Century

I ran across this upcoming game at Fall In! this weekend. Six Empires is a multiplayer game on the wars in Europe in the early 18th century. A bit like Axis & Allies but with much more depth and variability of play through the use of Event cards, Designer Adam Smith seems to have a winner on his hands for his new publishing company, The Gamesmiths
Game: Men of War

Series: Men of War Series
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Game Type: Computer
Date: 11/17/2019 12:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Series Alternatives and Similar Games

The AlikeFinder blog is dedicated to helping you find alternatives to things you already like (or hate). Here they provide a list of games similar to the Men of War Real Time Strategy game Series from 1C Entertainment.
Game: Korea: The Forgotten War

Series: Operational Combat Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Replay of the Chinese Intervention in Multiman Publishing's OCS Korea

The Big Board brings a nice pictorial replay at the moment of the Chinese intervention in MultiMan Publishing's OCS Korea
Game: Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion

Series: Old School Tactical
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/15/2019 5:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
OST Stalingrad

"It talks to you like a Squad Leader style game." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out the Old School Tactical Stalingrad Eastern Front Expansion from Flying Pig Games. See why Norm feels he can conclude that, "Bottom line, a very enjoyable tactical series that has some richness and nuance…"!
Game: Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/13/2019 4:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Only the spirit of attack borne in a brave heart will bring a success to any fighter aircraft…” ― Adolf Galland– Interceptor Ace Game Review

"The AI engine hides in the game and works wonderfully." Rick Martin reviews Compass Games' Interceptor Ace Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44, a solitaire game that has Rick mostly raving. Beyond being "…easy to learn, fun to play and very addictive…", Rick loves the near role-playing feel of the game, which even includes rules for "…assassinating Hitler during an awards ceremony."
Game: 1918: Brother Against Brother

Publisher: Linden Lake Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/11/2019 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for 1918: Brother Against Brother

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for 1918: Brother Against Brother from Linden Lake 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: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:58:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
All Bridges Burning: Preview and Designer Interview

During Essen 2019 I was lucky enough to talk with Vesa Arponen about his upcoming game: "All Bridges Burning". I also had the opportunity to try out this new iteration of the COIN series. This game will be released by GMT in 2020. Shared by Fred Serval on his Homo Ludens blog.
Game: Custer's Final Campaign: 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:51:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Custer's Final Campaign - Review by David Lent

Review of "Custer's Final Campaign" by David Lent for the Centurion's Review web site.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Turn Play-through

Wayne from the Let's Play site, shares a video overview and play-through of the first game turn of Escape from Hades, a recent release from designer Fred Manzo.
Game: Escape from Hades

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/10/2019 11:41:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Escape from Hades - Unboxing Video

Moe's Game Table shares an unboxing video of Escape from Hades, a new release from designer Fred Manzo and developer Hermann Luttmann.