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Spotlight Articles

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

Reviving the Eagles at Quatre Bras rules

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"...the only way to create a meaningful merging of the two was to break one of them." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, gives us a window into his effort to align two of his historical period rule sets, "…striving to get a single Horse and Musket set…". Being Norm, he always has a sharp eye on playability, and is thinking about ways to "…make it easier to get either period to the table without needing full re-reads!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/5/2022


Grant’s Top 10 Solitaire Wargames – 2022 Edition

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"...I only included games on this list that were designed as solitaire only wargames with an AI or some type of Bot." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, brings us his revised top 10 list of solitaire only wargames, after playing an additional 25 or so games. Check out his new list of titles that he's "…found to be fun and engaging to play, challenging and that also wove an interesting narrative as a part of the process."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/31/2022


Making “Next War” More Multi-Domain: Some Alternative Rules for the “Next War” Series

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"...as I played through them all, I started adding elements—what I termed 'House Rules'...". Ian Sullivan offers rules extensions for GMT's Next War series of games to make them more "multi-domain" oriented: that is, requiring players to "…converge capabilities across all domains—air, land, sea, cyber, and space…" in even a broader manner than the existing rules address. Check out his extensions for: Will to Fight; Delaying Reinforcements; Hypersonic Missiles; Advanced Chinese Ballistic missiles; Alternative AEGIS Ashore Rules; Non-Kinetic, Reversible Counterspace Attacks; Kinetic, Non-Reversible Counterspace Attacks

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/26/2022


Maneuver Warfare Who what huh what game is this again??

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"As an avid board gamer and computer wargamer, I have always wanted to see game play with out tips, tricks, or cheats." Rob, in his newly launched YouTube channel 89volvowithlazers, offers a first round of the approach he plans on taking with his videos. Using a flavor of Command Ops 2, his idea is to let you "…actually see how the game plays before downloading the demo or making a purchase."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/15/2022


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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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Gaming Conventions

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

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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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

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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Date: 9/25/2022 2:44:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#1089) for 25-September-2022 and the winners for the last Challenge (#1088).
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 9/23/2022 8:56:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Jacob’s Hill - American Civil War

"The thing that was really striking about this outing was that such a good game, with plenty of twists, fell from just 6 units per side..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, uses his Two Flags - One Nation American Civil War miniatures rules to game out a scenario from the One-Hour Wargames book by Neil Thomas. Join Norm for great pictures and action: "…the 40th deal out murderous fire and the Zouaves fall back and to the shock of the Union commander, start to rout."
Game: WinterThunder

Publisher: BruinBear Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/21/2022 10:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
WinterThunder

Bruin Bear Games announces the availability of WinterThunder, which it bills as a computerized "…faithful copy of the original game published by Tiny Battles Publishing". The game includes a German AI option.
Game: Warfare - Modern Tactical Combat

Publisher: WBS Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/19/2022 8:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
WARFARE - Modern Tactical Combat

WBS Games announces their Kickstarter campaign for WARFARE - Modern Tactical Combat. See what you think about a design where "…low complexity and density of counters on the map make it a fast game (on average 90 mins.), with a very high level of interaction."
Game: Saipan: The Bloody Rock

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2022 12:38:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Saipan: The Bloody Rock

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Saipan: The Bloody Rock from Compass Games created by Nigel Rabbetts, Ross Mortell, Adam Starkweather, and Wig Graves . 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: Saipan: The Bloody Rock

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2022 12:29:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Saipan: The Bloody Rock from Compass Games – Action Point 1

The Players’ Aid’s Grant Kleinhenz introduces game mechanics through his replay of the first 2 action points from Saipan: The Bloody Rock. Click these links to see” Action Point 1; and Action Point 2. Grant concludes the series by saying, “I know it might seem involved but once you get the system down, it really becomes pretty intuitive and most importantly is fun…”.
Game: Sword and Spear

Publisher: Great Escape Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 9/16/2022 8:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
1471 - Feud on the battlefield!

"...their embittered hatred of each other would now no doubt be played out on the battlefield and it would be personal!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, takes the Tewkesbury action between his two Piggy Longton opponents, Darcy and Trebian, from board game to figures table, using the Sword and Spear miniatures rules. Join Norm for the clash, and see if the issue is decided when "…it is Trebian who is getting the upper hand and he eventually cracks the Lancastrian centre, but…"!
Game: Archie’s War: The Battle for Guadalcanal

Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/15/2022 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Derek Croxton Designer of Archie’s War: The Battle for Guadalcanal from Worthington Publishing Currently on Kickstarter

"Every battle is shaped by limited intelligence, but Guadalcanal more than most." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players Aid, interviews designer Derek Croxton about his Archie’s War: The Battle for Guadalcanal, by Worthington Publishing. Check out why Derek points out that "Deception is the heart of the game. I think of it like a poker game…".
Game: Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/12/2022 8:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492 VASSAL Module

Designer Jose Rivero has sent us a heads up that a VASSAL module is now available for his Compass Games' Granada: Last Stand of the Moors – 1482-1492. Check it out!
Game: Stonewall Jackson's Way II: Battles of Bull Run

Series: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/11/2022 10:37:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Stonewall Jackson's Way II: Battles of Bull Run

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Stonewall Jackson's Way II: Battles of Bull Run from MultiMan Publishing created by Rob Doane and Alberto Romero. 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: A House Divided

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/11/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Designer Notes, errata, and much more

Alan Emrich, game designer, reviewer, and grognard, used to maintain a Games Archive web site with comprehensive notes for his games. This link includes designer notes and errata for every edition of A House Divided from GDW. The site also includes a free edition for print and play. Click the UP link to see the other games in his archive. We thank Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Game: A House Divided

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/11/2022
Poster: Pat L.
A House Divided: A Comprehensive Illustrated Review

Here is an excellent review that was unfortunately deleted from Boardgamegeek.com. We thank Archive.org for preserving this review.
Game: Crisis on the Right: Plancenoit: 1815

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/9/2022 1:55:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Fighting at Plancenoit - 1815

"Time to put this small footprint game on the table again." Norm Smith in Battlefields and Warriors, pulls out White Dog Games' Crisis on the Right: Plancenoit: 1815, to give this facet of the battle of Waterloo another go. Check out the action that includes "…a moment in play that potentially looks interesting enough to create a scenario for the figures table…".
Game: Arracourt

Series: Battalion Combat Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/7/2022 10:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
First Impressions: BCS Arracourt from Multi-Man Publishing

Grant Kleinhenz tries out a system that he thinks was "…created to in some ways fill the gap that existed between the operational and the tactical." Check out his initial look at Multi-Man Publishing's Arracourt, which covers the Axis counterattack that tried to stop Patton during his drive across France. See why Grant likes the game and points out that it "…requires somewhat of a paradigm shift before playing."
Game: Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/6/2022 10:44:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Mrs Thatcher's War. The Falklands 1982 Complete Game Play (8 videos)

The Lonely Yorkshire Wargamer plays a complete game of Mrs Thatcher’s War. Click these links to see the entire series: Setup and Turn 1; End Turn 1, Turns 2-3; Turns 4-6; Turns 7-8; Turns 9 & 10; Turns 11-13; Turns 14-15; and Turns 16-19 and end game summary.
Game: Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/6/2022 10:07:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Mrs Thatcher's War. The Falklands 1982 Unboxing (video)

The Lonely Yorkshire Wargamer unboxes Mrs Thatcher’s War.
Game: Carrier Battlegroup: Solitaire

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/5/2022 12:11:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Carrier Battlegroup Solitaire First Look (video)

Prolific war game reviewer, David Lent, takes a look at this hypothetical naval battle circa the 1980’s including a walk through the rules and a look at the counters and map.
Game: Carrier Battlegroup: Solitaire

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/5/2022 11:54:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Carrier Battlegroup Solitaire - Exploration 001 (3 videos)

Jason Young takes a close look at this hypothetical naval battle circa the 1980’s. Click these links to watch: Exploration 001; Exploration 002; and Exploration 101.
Game: Afrika: The Northern African Campaign, 1940-1942

Series: Standard Combat Series
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/4/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Afrika Wargame Review (5 videos)

Enrico Viglino aka Calandale, presents this commentary/review in 5 videos. Each video includes Viglino’s insightful comments, strategy, and game play through each year of the campaign. Click these links for: Intro/1940; July 1941; December 1941; September 1942; and December 1942, Wrap, and Review. Africa Campaign enthusiasts will want to compare this game to Afrika Korps from Avalon Hill and Desert Fox from SPI.
Game: Plan Orange: Pacific War 1932 – 1935

Publisher: RBM Studios
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/3/2022 3:26:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Plan Orange: Pacific War 1932 – 1935

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Plan Orange: Pacific War 1932 – 1935 from RBM Studio. 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: Mr. President

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/2/2022 1:22:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Cat-Herder-in-Chief”: Playing the Mr. President 2017 Hard Scenario (Part 1)

"No game of Mr. President will ever be the same; in fact, no scenario setup will ever be the same...". Veteran playtester Rick Engelbart starts an AAR of GMT Games' Mr. President, accompanied by tongue-in-cheek comments from designer Gene Billingsley. Things get interesting when Rick has to deal with a major adversary: "Since its now Cold War II, I’ll need to hit China with both Multi-lateral and Unilateral sanctions…"!
Game: Blood & Roses

Series: Men of Iron
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/29/2022 9:28:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tewkesbury 1471 and the Men of Piggy Longton

"The archers of Piggy Longton are sent fleeing towards their battle’s standard. What a great opening!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, with his Piggy Longton fictional narrative still blending into the sweep of history, brings us the Battle of Tewksbury, using GMT Games' Blood and Roses. Is a cause lost when, "For a moment the writing is on the wall, both Lancastrian flanks are compromised, should they escape now, while they can?"
Game: Black Powder

Publisher: Warlord Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 8/24/2022 9:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
EPIC - The Battle of Thuin 15th June 1815

"This is really bad for the French as their timetable to assault the village is already really tight." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, tries out a scenario from Warlord Games' Black Powder Epic Battles: The Hundred Days Campaign Supplement. Check out the action that brings Norm to conclude "…in the end it was spectacularly close, with that surprise burst of energy from Maigros, making the difference …. but that’s Black Powder for you."
Game: Zurmat

Publisher: Catastrophe Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/22/2022 9:26:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
What Counterinsurgency Looks Like in the Field – “Zurmat” Board Game Review.

"I greatly enjoyed Zurmat. It hits a sweet spot that gives a good, complex gaming experience without being a complicated game." Ray Garbee reviews Catastrophe Games' Zurmat, which takes a low level look at counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. Check out how the system delivers "…a game turn in which both players are operating in a fog of limited information regarding objectives, loyalties and capabilities."
Game: Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front

Publisher: Collins Epic Wargames
Game Type: Card
Date: 8/21/2022 4:00:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front (2 videos)

KilroyWasHere unboxes Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front from Collins Epic Games. The first video shows the components and the second video shows card examples.
Game: Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms

Series: Musket & Pike Battles Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/21/2022 10:30:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
How to Play the Musket & Pike Series (4 videos)

GMT Games prepared this excellent and comprehensive set of videos to cover the rules common to their Musket & Pike Battles Series of games. Click these links to see: Pieces, Sequence of Play, Orders, and Formations; The Action Phase, Movement, Intro to Fire Combat; More on Movement, Fire Combat, first look at Close Combat; and Reactions, Fire Combat and Morale.
Game: Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms

Series: Musket & Pike Battles Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/21/2022 10:24:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms from GMT Games. 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: Assault Series

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/19/2022 4:17:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Updated XVIII Airborne Corps for Advanced Assault

If you are a fan of GDW's Assault Series, Christopher Selman, on his My Assault Page website, has posted an updated counter sheet (as a PDF) for the XVIII Airborne Corps.
Game: Sword and Spear

Publisher: Great Escape Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 8/17/2022 9:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
1471 - The 2nd Battle of Coron Torr

"...once again, Darcy had to attack towards Crown Hill, the gateway to his estates from the west." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us another intense Piggy Longton clash, using the Sword and Spear miniatures rules. The fight reaches a crescendo when the Bishop of Dungborough, Stephen the Fearless, "…led the long spears to the foot of the slope and then started to climb to clash with Trebian’s dismounted Men-at-Arms, the latter being roughly handled." Is this a win for Lord Darcy, or does he just face more hard decisions…?
Game: The Truce or the Sword

Series: By the Edge of the Sword Series
Publisher: Ludifolie
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/14/2022 11:15:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Article Index for The Truce or the Sword

Eric Sublet designed this web site dedicated to war games designed by Frédéric Bey. The list includes video links and an article index.
Game: The Truce or the Sword

Series: By the Edge of the Sword Series
Publisher: Ludifolie
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/14/2022 11:15:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Game Descriptions

Eric Sublet designed this web site dedicated to war games designed by Frédéric Bey.
Game: 414 BC Siege of Syracuse

Series: Great Sieges game series
Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/12/2022 2:02:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
414 BC Siege of Syracuse from Worthington Publishing – Action Point 4

"Any delay in building the wall allows Syracuse to get ahead in the race with counter-walls...". Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, continues his look at Worthington Publishing's 414 BC Siege of Syracuse, this time looking at victory conditions. Check out why he concludes: "Remember, building walls and setting up the blockade are your easiest paths to victory but you must be opportunistic, paying attention to what is happening and be ready to move away from wall building if the Syracuse Morale drops low."
Game: Enemy Action: Kharkov

Series: Enemy Action Series
Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/10/2022 9:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Enemy Action: Kharkov – First Impressions for a 2-player variant

"The second turn started with a huge Soviet offensive at Izumy. The losses on both sides were horrendous...". Michal, in The Boardgames Chronicle, tries out Compass Games' Enemy Action: Kharkov, which covers the third battle of Kharkov in 1943. This is an interesting title that boasts card driven impulse/activation and diceless/chartless combat systems. Check out the action concluding in "…the sudden death victory condition…"!
Game: Vietnam Solitaire Special Edition

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/7/2022 12:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Vietnam Solitaire Special Edition: Overview and 1963 Turn (5 videos)

Admiral Sea Bass sets sail to play and review this solitaire game that covers the entire Vietnam War. The opening video introduces the game and plays the game turn for the year, 1963. Subsequent videos show game play for 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967.
Game: Vietnam Solitaire Special Edition

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/7/2022 11:42:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Bare Bones Wargaming Vietnam Solitaire Special Edition Unboxing (video)

Tim Korchnoi unboxes this game from White Dog Games originally published as a print and play game from DK Simulations. Korchnoi mentions his variant initial deployment to make the game more realistic around the 4 minute mark.
Game: Thud Ridge: A Solitaire Game of the Air War over North Vietnam

Publisher: Berserker Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/7/2022 11:04:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Thud Ridge: A Solitaire Game of the Air War over North Vietnam

Here is a module at the VASSAL web site for Thud Ridge: A Solitaire Game of the Air War over North Vietnam from Berserker Games. 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: Skyhawk: Rolling Thunder, 1966

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/6/2022 3:22:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
A Playthrough of Rolling Thunder: Skyhawks – 1966 (pdf)

Game designer Steven K. Dixon walks us through a mission in his game of aerial combat over Vietnam. The writer uses a narrative style along with game mechanics to tell the tale in this nicely illustrated replay. Will he make it back to the Carrier intact?
Game: Mr. President

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/5/2022 11:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Pragmatism, Tension, and the Power of Cooperation in Mr. President

"...in Mr. President, you allow your alliances to weaken at your peril." Gene Billingsley discusses key elements in his GMT Games' Mr. President, "...a solitaire game about governing as the President of the United States...". Gene covers player tradeoffs, to include frustrations: "If I only had a nickel for every time I’d heard a tester (or myself) bemoaning, 'How do I reign in the Israelis?'"
Game: Panzer

Series: Panzer Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/3/2022 8:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Panzer, a re-introduction!

"...the basic armour rules give a surprisingly agile system...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, enjoys working his way back into GMT Games' Panzer, which covers small unit actions on the Eastern Front. Join Norm as the Scenario 1 scrap gets going: "...oh look! The Soviet command vehicle has come for a peek and now has 5 enemy tank barrels pointing at it!"
Game: War for America

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/31/2022 11:31:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
War for America: The American Revolution, 1775-1782 by Compass Games

"The game gives a player so many different strategies to try out. I do not think anyone will ever get bored or find the game repetitive. Each side has its own strengths and weaknesses.", states A War Gamers Needful Things in their review of the new game, War for America: The American Revolution, 1775-1782 by Compass Games. "This is a big game in both size and scope. The full campaign game can last up to twenty hours or several game sessions. "
Game: Holy Roman Empire: The Thirty-Years War

Publisher: One Small Step
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/31/2022 11:26:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Interview with Mark McLaughlin

Grant Kleinhenz from his blog, The Players Aid interviews Mark McLaughlin, designer of Holy Roman Empire: The Thirty-Years War from One Small Step. The interview touches on game mechanics and features illustrations of the game’s many components.
Game: Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987

Series: Downtown series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/31/2022 10:13:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Unboxing Red Storm (2 videos)

Dueling videos from The Players Aid and Moe’s Game Table reflect the unique style of each reviewer. Click these links for unboxing videos from The Players Aid; and Moe’s Game Table.
Game: Pacific Battles: Volume 1, The Rising Sun

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/31/2022
Poster: Pat L.
official rules (Word file)

Here are updated rules, errata, and clarifications as of 3/17/2003 compiled by John Schettler. Our thanks go to Archive.org and their Wayback machine for preserving this web page.
Game: Great War at Sea: Jutland

Series: Great War at Sea
Publisher: Avalanche Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/30/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Great War at Sea: Jutland (game resources)

Avalanche Press maintains resource pages for many of their games. You will find game information, historical notes, player aids, and extra scenarios.
Game: Werwolf

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/27/2022 8:33:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Interview with Clint Warren-Davey and Ben Fiene Designers of Werwolf: Insurgency in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948 from Legion Wargames

"Werwolf is an alternate history game, but the story we present is entirely plausible." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, interviews designers Clint Warren-Davey and Ben Fiene about their Legion Wargames' Werwolf, a COIN style game which posits a fanatical Nazi guerrilla movement in post-World War II Germany. The designers discuss their historical research and how they composed the dynamics: "The tensions between the two occupying players is my favorite aspect of the game...".
Game: The Battles the Sengoku Jidai - Volume I

Series: The Battles the Sengoku Jidai
Publisher: Serious Historical Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/25/2022 8:30:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Serious Historical Games Nagashino & Shizugatake battles

Serious Historical Games offers a video announcement of The Battles the Sengoku Jidai - Volume I, which covers the battles of Nagashino 1575 & Shizugatake 1583.
Game: Atlantic Wolves

Publisher: Canvas Temple Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/24/2022 4:13:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Top 6! Solitaire Games of 2020 (video)

These were the runners up in Wayne Hansen’s list of preferred solitaire war games from 2019-2020 including The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades, Crusader Kingdoms: The War for the Holy Land, Aurelian, Restorer of the World, and Atlantic Wolves
Game: Navajo Wars

Series: First Nations Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/24/2022 4:12:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
COMANCHERIA: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE COMANCHE EMPIRE

James Davis reviews the components and game mechanics for this solitaire game. He especially likes the way the game teaches the history behind the simulation. This is the 2nd game in the First Nations series from GMT following Navajo Wars.
Game: A Most Fearful Sacrifice

Series: Black Swan
Publisher: (Web Published)
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/23/2022 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Harvey M.
Review: A Most Fearful Sacrifice- Gettysburg Done Nice

No Dice No Glory reviews A Most Fearful Sacrifice by designer Hermann Luttmann and published by Flying Pig Games. " I really loved this game. What I like most of all is how Hermann put so many subtle but impactful mechanics in the game without making the game unplayable. In AFMS Hermann has revamped the Blind Swords system and has produced an epic game that covers the entire battle."
Game: Napoleon's Last Gamble

Series: OSG's Series: The Library of Napoleonic Battles (OSG) series
Publisher: Operational Studies Group
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/22/2022 3:38:00 PM
Poster: Harvey M.
Napoleon's Last Gamble, Quatre Bras

The Big Board in a recent video, gives us their opinion of Operational Studies Group's Napoleon's Last Gamble, the Qautre Bras scenario.