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Spotlight Articles

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

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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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.



Grognard News

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

The Comments entry area has been resized to 512 characters.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

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.

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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Latest Challenge

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Computer Wargames: Apple II Software

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Computer wargames: Macintosh software


Note - if you have problems unpacking any of the following files try using Fetch (version 2.1.1 or later) to get them using anonymous FTP from grognard.com/pub/comp/mac/. Unpack them with Stuffit Expander version 3.0.7 or later. Sit files are in MacBinary format.

  • 1863 - 1863.sit (28160 bytes) A game about the civil war. You play against the computer, or against someone else connected by a cable in the modem ports of both computers, or connected via modem. Will you rewrite history or repeat it?

  • Achtung Spitfire! (Big Time Software) - ASP_Demo_Mac.hqx Demo.

  • After the Holocaust (SPI) - Ath12stack.sit (358K, Stuffit compressed Hypercard stack) This is a HyperCard stack for Macintosh OS 9. Should run fine on Mac OS X. Requires HyperCard Player or HyperCard 2.0. Ath12.sit (2206K, Stuffit compressed) This is a standalone version for Macintosh OS 9 and Mac OS X. Does not require HyperCard. The stack fairly closely follows the SPI game. It is single player, for solitaire use. For multiple play on the same computer make a copy of the stack or application and rename it. As a challenge, try playing it solitaire with just the original 6 or 7 areas and see how many turns you can get through before your economy collapses. For this I highly recommend selecting the options on the opening screen and adding in Research & Development, Fertiliser and No trade. Questions can be sent to Allan Bell at [email protected].

  • American Civil War - Acw-v16.sit(104576 bytes) A HyperCard stack that simulates a fictional battle in the War Between the States. Requires HyperCard 2.0 or greater.

  • Assault - Assault2.sit (185728 bytes) A wargame of the WWII variety. Your mission as a unit commander is to assault the German defensive position and destroy the vital HQ. You get to command and attack with Sherman and Stuart tanks, and the 82nd Airborne, all backed up by air support!

  • Broadside - Brdsde20.sit (37504 bytes). This challenging game is adapted from an original board game from the Milton Bradley Company. Each player choses a navy then procedes to blast the other navy's ships from the water. Includes instructions and sampled sounds. Requires HyperCard 2.0.

  • Joy of Hex - Joyofhex.zip Demo of a strategy board game based on hexes representing regions about one kilometer square. The game uses a planning-execution engine, where the basic unit size is of a battalion, but where company sized units can also be used. There are three possible opponents: a local human, a human via email, and the computer. Included is detailed documentation, a scenario editor and 50 complete scenarios.

  • Medieval Empires - Medemp31.sit (533492 bytes) is a simulation of the rise and fall of empires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the years from 770 to 1470. The game contains one of 6 scenarios and is shareware.

  • Midway - Midway.sit (66816 bytes). Refight World War II's Battle of Midway in this strategy simulation. Midway is a single player simulation of the famous naval battle. It runs on any mac with System 6.0 or greater, in color where available. It is a port from UNIX and looks like it, but it is still fun!

  • Onslaught (Frontal Assaultware) - OnslaughtDemo.hqx Demo.

  • Operation Crusader (AH/Atomic Games) - Crusader.sit (472960 bytes) This demo contains one fully playable scenario. The sound and some of the pictures have been removed (to save space) and the save/restore & PBEM features have been disabled. The scenario included is "To the Rescue" it simulates the early battles to relieve Tobruk (British 7th AD & 22nd Guards Brigade vs. Italian Ariete & Bologna Divs. & the German 15th Panzer). Requires a color Mac & 5mb of RAM.

  • Over the Reich! (Big Time Software) - OTR_Demo_Mac.hqx Demo.

  • Panzer Battles (SSG) - Pnzrbttl.sit (235136 bytes) includes an 8 turn version of the Moscow scenario, with the resources for either color or B&W Macs.

  • Strike Jets - Strkjets.sit (285184 bytes) is a simulation of modern jet air and air-to-ground combat. Players control squadrons of fighters and fighter-bombers. It is a strategic/tactical game, NOT an arcade shoot-em-up. The two scenarios that are provided with this demo include the U.S. F-16A Fighting Falcon and the Soviet-built MiG 23G Flogger interceptor (flown by Iraq in the provided scenarios), plus the AIM-9L Sidewinder, AA-7 Apex, and AA-8 Aphid air-to-air missiles.

  • TacOps (Battlefront) - demo

  • V4V Utah Beach battle set (360/Atomic) - V4v_demo.sit (394240 bytes).

  • Xconq - website

Computer Wargames: MSDOS Software


Recommended Sites

  • War-Game-Programming.com
    Site owner converts board games into computer programs for Windows OS for fun, profit and glory...

Computer Wargames: UNIX Software


Computer wargames: Windows 3.1 games


  • Achtung Spitfire! (Big Time Software) - achspitd.zip Demo.

  • Age of Sail (Talonsoft) - Demo

  • Dragoon (Art of War) - dragoond.zip Demo.

  • History of the World (AH/CCC) - Demo.

  • Napoleon the Emperor - Nteev12n.zip (148222 bytes) simulates the battle of Waterloo. Units are brigade sized organized into divisions and corps. The map displays at both full screen strategic level and a zoomed in tactical level. Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Commander type units with strengths given in men are available for orders issued every 20 minutes in simulated game time. There are 9 different speeds of resolution that can be selected. In the registered version of the program the battles of Ligny and of Quatre Bras, which led up to the climatic clash at Waterloo are also simulated.

  • Over the Reich! (Big Time Software) - ovreichd.zip Demo.

  • Qwxyz (JW Associates) - demo.

Computer Wargames: Windows 95/98/ME/XP/7 Games


Tablet/iPad Wargames


  • Davinci's Art of War (Matrix Games) - Publisher Website Promo - Haven't completed warmed up to tablet/iPad-based war games yet (although companies like Shenandoah Studio make pretty compelling iPad simulations), but Davinci's Art of War is really a clever concept. If the game plays as advertised, it should be tremendously entertaining. Looking for some unbiased reviews...

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