Spotlight Articles

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

The Last Thousand Hours of the Thousand Years Reich

Excellent article by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life. Paul gives a concise history lesson, describing the last 1,000 hours of Nazi Germany in 250 hour blocks.

Wargaming the End of the Reich

Another Boardgaming Life article by Paul Comben discussing nine different "end of the 3rd Reich" type of wargames from the last few decades...

Play the Past: How Strategy Games are Changing Popular History

Article author Gilles Roy attempts to answer the question: When we play at History, are we playing the past, or the future?

PaxSims: Wargaming the Syrian Civil War, Part 1

Always fascinating to get inside the game development process of a serious simulation. College student Alex Langer intends to create such a simulation for the current Syrian Civil War...

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more "originals" in the future.

Grognard Original: Review

Review of the recent release, Russian Front from Hunted Cow Studios, authored by Mark D. for

Grognard Original: Review

Harvey Mossman writes up a review of Hunted Cow Studios "Civil War: 1863" for Player Aid

Player Aid (Excel) that reduces calculation errors and speeds up game play for Revolution Games' awesome title "Washington's Crossing". Created by Mark D as the first " Game Assistant". Preview

Harvey Mossman reports on his sneak peak at Hunted Cow Studio's release Ancient Battle: Hannibal.

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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 10/19/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (19-Oct-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/17/2014 10:31:00 AM
Enrico Viglino: Video Coverage
The full spectrum video coverage that we've come to expect from Enrico Viglino applied to GMT's recent effort Fire in the Lake.
Game: Firepower

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 10/17/2014 9:41:00 AM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay
The last in a series of articles on Brad's replay of a custom Firepower scenario that challenges American Special Ops units to rescue hostages from a Libyan terrorist camp. Makes you want to dust off your copy of "Firepower" and put it on the table...
Game: Tigers at Minsk

Publisher: Battlefields and Warriors
Date: 10/17/2014 9:27:00 AM
Battlefields and Warriors: Replay
Norm, at the Battlefields and Warriors blog, takes us on a guided tour of his "Tigers at Minsk" miniatures rules in action. Excellent AAR and demonstration of his new campaign rules.
Game: Gauntlet: Operation Pedestal

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 10/17/2014 9:16:00 AM
Armchair General: Review
A fair but tepid review of HFD's "Gauntlet: Operation Pedestal" penned by Scott R. Krol for Armchair General. Scott tells us what he likes, what he doesn't like, and why.
Game: Down in Flames - Aces High

Series: Down in Flames
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 10/14/2014 10:35:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Video Review
Wonderfully entertaining and informative review by Stuka Joe.
Game: Advanced Squad Leader

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 10/14/2014 10:30:00 PM
Hong Kong Wargamer: Replay/AAR
Jackson Kwan takes on the formidable task of leading an Imperial Japanese Army amphibious assault on the Philippines in December of 1941… not for the feint of heart. Great read with nice supporting graphics.
Game: World at War: Counterattack

Series: World at War
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 10/14/2014 10:24:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay
A fine AAR, as is usually the case with Brad, at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog.
Game: Supremacy 2020

Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 10/14/2014 10:14:00 PM
Publisher: Strategy (Mother Russia)
Another fine strategy article from Command Post Games, this time focusing on "Mother Russia".
Game: Supremacy 2020

Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 10/14/2014 10:13:00 PM
Publisher: Strategy (Economic)
Pre-publication strategy article on Economics in the eagerly anticipated Supremacy 2020.
Game Club: Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Strategic Games Society

Location: Carbondale, IL, US
Date: 10/13/2014
SIUC SGS Gaming Club
Mostly Tabletop Roleplaying games (D&D, Pathfinder, etc) and tabletop miniatures games (Warhammer, Warmachines), with occasional board games and Magic: The Gathering players. (Thanks to James M. Ferguson for the updated link)
Game: La Bataille de Friedland 1807

Publisher: Marshall Enterprises
Date: 10/12/2014 7:19:00 PM
Marshall Enterprises: Publisher Preview
Publisher Promo/Preview for their new game in the La Bataille series.
Game: Patton's Lorraine

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Date: 10/11/2014 11:46:00 PM
Lou Coatney: Free Print & Play Mini-game
A much faster, simpler and smaller version of Patton's Lorraine Campaign, scaled to the division level. Another fine free print & play game by Lou Coatney.
Game: Breaking the Chains: War in the South China Sea

Publisher: Compass Games
Date: 10/11/2014 10:41:00 PM
Forward HQ: Review
Interesting and honest review by Arrigo Velicogna for his Forward HQ blog.
Game: Rommel in the Desert

Publisher: Columbia Games
Date: 10/11/2014 10:28:00 AM
Tasker Ryrie: Original Version Photos
Images of the "original original" version of this game published by "The Game Preserve" in 1982. Photos generously shared by Tasker Ryrie of Australia.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/10/2014
PaxSims: Review
Concise review by Rex Brynen for the PaxSims site, providing an overview of the game experience and summarizing some of the action. Includes their preferred musical accompaniment for the game. And the "Stairway to Heaven" time limit rule should probably be adopted by all players of this game.
Game: Hooyah: Navy Seals Card Game

Publisher: U.S. Games Systems
Date: 10/8/2014 7:46:00 PM
1 Player Podcast: Review
Discussion about this light co-op game for 1-4 players in which players try to complete a covert mission, Ticket to Ride style.
Game: Assyrian Wars

Publisher: Udo Grebe Gamedesign
Date: 10/8/2014 7:39:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Review (video set)
An astounding 12+ hours of video on this game by Enrico Viglino, including an intro, review and detailed play-through. That's quite a bit to digest and I haven't been through it all. I generally feel that he goes on too long with these videos. But I'm starting to realize that Enrico may be the only reviewer left who will actually tell you what is not great about a game... and why. That's valuable information for someone who's considering shelling out cash.
Game: 1775: Rebellion

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 10/8/2014 7:11:00 PM
Armchair General: Review
Rick Martin puts pen to paper for this fine review of 1775, for Armchair General.
Game: Israeli Independence

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 10/4/2014 5:36:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo reviews this Victory Point Games title and discusses the possibilities of using the game as a teaching tool in a class room setting.
Game: Turning Point

Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 10/4/2014 5:26:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Intro, Review, AAR
A series of videos (Intro, Review, and instructive Replay) that cover all aspects of the game. Enrico nearly sets himself on fire at about 2:00 of the 2nd (Review) video…
Game: The Next War

Publisher: SPI
Date: 10/4/2014 12:24:00 PM
War Without KIA: Replay (Turn 6)
The invasion continues! Fabrizio Vianello is now up to the Warsaw Pact Land Phase of Game Turn 6. Excellent AAR and accompanying graphics on the War Without KIA blog. If you haven't been following, you should take a look...
Game: Russian Front

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 10/3/2014 12:52:00 PM
Armchair General: Review
Patrick Baker, writing for Armchair General, gives us his take on this new simulation from Hunted Cow Studios.
Game: Russian Front

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 9/30/2014 6:53:00 PM
Grognard Original: Review
Review of the recent release, Russian Front from Hunted Cow Studios, authored by Mark D. for
Game: Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 9/30/2014 6:39:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Pictorial Preview
Catch your first glimpse of this highly anticipated (at least, by me) game from Legion Wargames with a pictorial preview by Kevin Sharp on the Big Board Gaming blog.