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

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.

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?

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Grognard Originals

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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: Peter the Great

Publisher: 3W
Date: 10/28/2014 8:51:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Video Review
A somewhat diminished deluge of information, by Enrico Viglino, about Peter the Great from back in the days when a magazine AND game costs $7.95…
Game: Supremacy 2020

Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 10/28/2014 8:43:00 PM
Games on Tables: Strategy
The latest in a series of strategy articles for the new version of Supremacy, written by Marshall. Looking forward to this game's release…
Game: Where Eagles Dare

Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 10/28/2014 8:25:00 PM
Games from the Front: Replay (cont'd)
Thought it was about time to check in again with Ty Snouffer and his on-going Where Eagles Dare campaign game AAR.
Game: Pike and Shot

Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 10/28/2014 8:20:00 PM
Armchair General: Review
Review of Slitherine/Matrix recent offering: Pike and Shot, written by Patrick Baker for Armchair General.
Game: Fardh al-Qanoon

Publisher: Robert Hossal
Date: 10/26/2014 2:49:00 PM
SmartWar: Free Print & Play Game
Free print & play counterinsurgency game designed and published by Robert Hossal on his "SmartWar" blog. The game was published in 2012, but I just became aware of it recently. Looking forward to giving it a test-run…
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/26/2014 1:30:00 PM
Arthur Switalski: Player Aid (PDF)
Outstanding and most useful player aid, definitely from the "one that should have been in the box" category. Thanks to Arthur Switalski for his efforts in creating, and generosity in sharing, this handy reference card.
Game: 1944: Race to the Rhine

Publisher: Phalanx Games Polska
Date: 10/26/2014 1:24:00 PM
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review
Excellent video review by Marco Arnaudo about this interesting looking strategy game (with a miltary theme).
Game: Vietnam: 1965-1975

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 10/26/2014 12:28:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay (Part II)
The stage is set... the campaign game is set up, initial forces are in place, and the "Cold War" is about to go "hot" again in the jungles of Vietnam. Ongoing campaign game reports by Brad, at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog, should be interesting.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/26/2014 12:22:00 PM
Grogheads: Review
Nice review of "Fire in the Lake", penned by Michael Eckenfels for Grogheads.
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 10/26/2014
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!
See the graphic clues for the new (26-Oct-2014) Challenge and the winners for the last Challenge.
Game: Carthage: The First Punic War

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/24/2014 6:32:00 PM
Big Board Gaming: Pictorial Essay AAR (Turn 1)
Kevin Sharp posts one of his "Pictorial Essay AARs" on Carthage: The First Punic War, titled "1ST PUNIC WAR 264 B.C. TURN 1 [REBOOT]". Always interesting, and always entertaining.
Game: Twilight Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/23/2014 10:22:00 PM
C3I Ops Center: Lenny S. Twilight Struggle Obsession
A little comic relief compliments of C3I Ops Center, Lenny S., and Photoshop…
Publisher: Hunted Cow Studios
Date: 10/22/2014 11:07:00 PM
New Release from Hunted Cow Studio
Hunted Cow Studios are pleased to announce the release of Peninsula War Battles for iPhone and iPad. (Mac version to follow shortly).
Game: Psycho Raiders

Publisher: Emperors of Eternal Evil
Date: 10/22/2014 1:33:00 PM
Enrico Viglino: Review/AAR
In depth coverage of Psycho Raiders by Enrico Viglino. Allowing a Halloween-themed game just this one time… now that Enrico has promised there will be no Christmas-themed game review this year.
Publisher: Grognard Simulations
Date: 10/21/2014 9:27:00 PM
Grognard Simulations: Publisher Flyer for October 2014
Check out the October 2014 flyer for Grognard Simulations. See what's latest and greatest coming from the workbench of Chris Fasulo Sr.
Game: Vietnam: 1965-1975

Publisher: Victory Games
Date: 10/21/2014 9:18:00 PM
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay
Brad, at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog, has decided to move from the minor leagues to the majors, and kicks off a campaign game of Vietnam: 1965-1975. This first installment tracks the opening US/ARVN setup. He's weakening already at the thought of getting through a full campaign game, so send some encouragement...
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.