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

A Look Back at "Hip-Pocket" Wargames

Paul Owen takes a look back at some portable war games that are fun and can be played during a lunch break, give or take an hour...

The 5 Worst Generals in U.S. History

Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest magazine, takes on the precarious mission of choosing 5 worst U.S. Generals in U.S. history. You may be surprised at some of his choices...

Just What the World Needs: More Playtesters!

No, really... we need more/better playtesters. Interesting Grogheads interview with Rich Hamilton about playtesting and other things...

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.

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Review of Legion Wargames title "Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble", written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

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

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Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/22/2014 4:18:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Review
Video intro, review and replay of this fine solitaire game, filmed by Enrico Viglino for The Game Box web site. I always wanted to play this game but just haven't been able to find a copy at a reasonable price, but according to Enrico, it may be time to check again. Definitely on my "to play" list…
Game: Ancient Battle: Successors

Series: Ancient Battle Series
Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/22/2014 3:40:00 PM
Hunted Cow Studios: New Release
Ancient Battle: Successors is the latest edition to the Ancient Battle series for iPhone and iPad from Hunted Cow Studios, which covers the struggle for power between the successors of Alexander the Great's empire.
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/19/2014 11:14:00 PM
Grogheads: Review
Excellent "hands-on" type of review (the best kind) by Michael Eckenfels for the Grogheads blog.
Game: Paul Koenig's D-Day: The American Beaches

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/17/2014 11:10:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo reviews this Victory Point Games title.
Game: Caccia a Tito Drvar 1944

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Date: 11/17/2014 10:45:00 PM
Free Print & Play Game
Free Print & Play game! DRVAR 1944 is the chase for Marshal Tito in May 1944 at Drvar by the SS 500 Para, a tactical game on this operation during World War II
Game: Bloodtree Rebellion

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 11/17/2014 10:29:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Coverage
Enrico Viglino in a space farmer outfit, and smoking a Calabash. Nuff said… Oh, and did Nick Karp really rip off Bloodtree Rebellion in his masterpiece Vietnam design? Find out in the "Review" video…
Game: Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 11/16/2014 7:42:00 PM
Grognard Original: Review
Review of Legion Wargames title "Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble", written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 11/16/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (16-Nov-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Quartermaster General

Publisher: Griggling Games
Date: 11/12/2014 9:47:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo ultimately finds that he enjoys this abstract World War II game from Griggling Games. Visit their site and check out Quartermaster General for yourself.
Game: Sign of the Pagan

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/10/2014 9:05:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Outstanding video review by Marco Arnaudo where he provides everything you need to know to decide whether or not you want to buy the game. And yes, Attila does look like Daryl from "The Walking Dead", albeit with a weight problem…
Game: Target Arnhem: Across Six Bridges

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 11/10/2014 8:20:00 PM
Games from the Front: Review
Very brief write-up by Ty Snouffer for his "Games from the Front" blog.
Game: Flashpoint: Golan

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/9/2014 3:52:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Review/Replay
Full set of videos for this Victory Point title, as usual. What's not usual is Enrico Viglino as a vision of sartorial splendor in collared shirt, ascot, and blazer. Add in the pipe and (if I'm not mistaken) a few fingers of brandy... and you're in for a real treat.
Game: The Korean War: June 1950-May 1951

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 11/9/2014 2:18:00 PM
David Dockter: Game Replay
The crew at the 1st MN Wargaming Society favor us with another replay of the Korean War campaign game. They're really hooked on the game now… If I wasn't so far away from Minnesota, I'd hop in the car and join them…
Game: Rebels and Redcoats

Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 11/6/2014 10:21:00 PM
New Mac/iPad Game Release
Check out the latest from Hunted Cow Studios, as they team up with Decision Games to release a Mac/iPad version of Decision Games' board game title "Rebels and Redcoats". Available 6-Nov-2014.
Game: Villainous Vikings

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 11/6/2014 10:06:00 PM
VPG: Villainous Vikings 2nd Edition
In this Second Edition, everything in the box has been revised for better balance and clarity: the map, the cards, the rules, and even the counters!
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 11/6/2014 8:56:00 AM
Shut Up and Sit Down: Review
Nice, if somewhat conflicted, review of "Fire in the Lake" by Matt Thrower of the outstanding Shut Up and Sit Down crew. Make sure you read it all the way through because the first few paragraphs don't tell the whole story…
Game: Adowa

Publisher: Acies
Date: 11/4/2014 9:08:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Marco Arnaudo reviews and opines on this unusual game of the Italian-Ethopian conflict. Excellent video review, as usual.
Game: Right Fierce and Terrible: Sluys 1340

Publisher: Against the Odds
Date: 11/2/2014 12:07:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Full Video Coverage
Full video coverage (intro, review, AAR) presented by Enrico Viglino.
Game: The Greek Civil War, 1947-49

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 11/2/2014 11:49:00 AM
Dennis Troprac: Replay
Nice narrative replay posted by Dennis Toprac on BGG.
Game: Picket Duty: Kamikaze Attacks against U.S. Destroyers – Okinawa, 1945

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 11/1/2014 11:51:00 PM
Stuka Joe: Video Tutorial
Excellent video playthrough/tutorial by Stuka Joe of this fine solitaire game by Legion Wargames.
Game: Pickett's Charge

Publisher: Yaquinto
Date: 11/1/2014 11:42:00 PM
Obscure Battles: History
In depth historical review of Pickett's Charge from July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. I always look forward to Jeff Berry's articles, which contain the most incredible maps. This article also contains suggestions for wargaming the charge, including a detailed order of battle. Many thanks to Jeff for taking the time to produce this fantastic article.
Game: Pike and Shot

Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 11/1/2014 11:29:00 PM
Grogheads: Review
First impressions of Pike and Shot, written by Boggit for Grogheads.
Game: Twilight Imperium

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Date: 11/1/2014 5:51:00 PM
Publisher: FAQ (v2.5)
Latest FAQ (updated 3/27/2012). Thanks to John Noory for pointing us to the most recent version.
Game: Dawn of the Zeds: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 10/30/2014 10:06:00 PM
Game Expansion #1 - The Director's Cut
Much anticipated by the beleaguered residents of Farmingdale who were hoping for a glimpse of salvation, Dawn of the Zeds: The Director's Cut instead delivers all sorts of new evil, mayhem, and, yes, a small bit of relief for those Zeds players everywhere exhausted by the never-ending onslaught.
Game: Kingdom of Heaven

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 10/30/2014 9:57:00 PM
Alek Pesic: New Scenarios (Zip)
Thanks to Alek Pesic for putting together this package. It contains Kingdom of Heaven's original 9 scenarios condensed to one page each. In addition, there are 3 new scenarios, "Counter-Crusade", "Defender of the Outremer", and "Guardian of the Holy Tomb", complete with PDF of required additional cards and counters. Nice package for fans of the game.