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Gaming Nostalgia – Operation Crusader

May 24, 2018 - 19:51
#TBT at GrogHeads! Remember faxing your credit card number to someone to order a game?  Nope?  Us neither! click images to enlarge Sound off below, or pop into our forums for a chat >>
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Skull Tales: Full Sail! ~ Kickstarter

May 23, 2018 - 13:01
An exclusive look at the prototypes in action ~ GrogHeads Newsdesk, 23 May 2018 The guys over at Eclipse Editorial have an exploding Kickstarter that’s reeling in pledges like a pirate chases booty. The Skull Tales: Full Sail! pirate-themed boardgame mixes a combination of naval adventures at sea with individual actions ashore, and crew &
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What’s Gus Playing? Ancients Blowout Bonanza Edition : Apotheon, Field of Glory 2 and a Special Ancients Madness Bonus

May 21, 2018 - 23:05
The dastardly dwarf of distraction prevaricates and pontificates ~ Lloyd Sabin, 21 May 2018 Escaping the clutches of Field of Glory 2 for a bit but still in a Grecian Formula mood, I reached for side-platformer Apotheon this week. I got it years ago during a Steam sale for ~5.00 and so far it has
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Kriegsspiel That Would Never End™ – An AAR, part 3

May 19, 2018 - 15:30
The AAR that will actually end™ ~ Jim Owczarski, 19 May 2018 I have played in a fair number of Kriegsspiels, and run a bunch more, and each one teaches something about the nature of warfare in the era. One of the greater lessons of this one to me was the difficulty of bringing your
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Gaming Nostalgia – Star Wars RPG from WEG

May 17, 2018 - 13:11
#TBT at GrogHeads! Star Wars role-playing, the first time around…  FFG has re-launched the Star Wars universe, but it’s not like West End Games neglected the franchise or anything. click images to enlarge Sound off below, or pop into our forums for a chat >>
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Kriegsspiel That Would Never End™ – An AAR, part 2

May 16, 2018 - 22:15
The AAR takes waaaay less time than the game ~ Jim Owczarski, 16 May 2018 One of the great joys of the Kriegsspiel is the fog of war and command friction that results from any double-blind game.  The Jena-Auerstedt campaign’s fights over 13 and 14 October made this point eloquently — and I am not only discussing
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Connections 2018 Announcement

May 15, 2018 - 13:59
This year’s professional wargaming conference ~ GrogHeads Newsdesk, 15 May 2018 This year’s professional wargaming conference, Connections, is being held at Ft McNair in Washington, DC 17-20 July. Click to enlarge the flyer below for details. Chat about it below, or in our forums, or hit our FaceBook page >>
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What’s Gus Playing? Field of Glory 2 – Part 3

May 14, 2018 - 21:53
The thrice-stricken thimble-rider returns to Field of Glory 2… again ~ Lloyd Sabin, 14 May 2018 Am I working in to overkill territory here? Is three weeks covering the same game too much? The name of this column references what I’m playing directly. And I haven’t played anything in the last three weeks except for
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Kriegsspiel That Would Never End™ – An AAR

May 12, 2018 - 11:52
What happens when you cram 10 days of battle into 18 months of forum posts? ~ Jim Owczarski, 12 May 2018 It took nine game days rather than the postulated six. It took a tiny bit over a year and a half of real time. It resulted in 568 forum posts and 33,553 forum views
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Gaming Nostalgia – Seven Pines

May 10, 2018 - 19:51
#TBT at GrogHeads! One day of battle for each pine!  Did you ever get to Richmond, or did you stall out like the Union did? click images to enlarge Sound off below, or pop into our forums for a chat >>
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What’s Gus Playing? Field of Glory 2 – Part 2

May 7, 2018 - 22:02
Our red-blooded rugrat regales royally regarding the Romans ~ Lloyd Sabin, 7 May 2018 Yes I am still in love. And yes it is still with Field of Glory 2. And if you can pilot your army properly, understand tactics and deployment rules, you can change history. I am finding it hard to express why
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The Art of War & Field of Glory II

May 5, 2018 - 20:03
Boggit takes a look at Field of Glory 2’s units on parade ~ Boggit, 5 May 2018 One of my favourite games is Slitherine’s Field of Glory, which in Field of Glory 2 has seen a facelift in its graphics and a whole new game engine developed by Byzantine Games. Field of Glory 2 continues
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Gaming Nostalgia – The Original Boot Hill

May 3, 2018 - 19:51
#TBT at GrogHeads! Slinging six-guns in man-to-man combat.  Incidentally, the actual “Boot Hill” in Dodge City, KS really isn’t all that impressive… click images to enlarge Sound off below, or pop into our forums for a chat >>
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Iwo: Bloodbath in the Bonins – First Look!

May 2, 2018 - 11:26
Unbagging DG’s solitaire Fire & Movement folio ~ Michael Eckenfels, 2 May 2018 Released in 2013, this game is one of many Folio-style games that Decision Games (that’s a lot of ‘games’ in one sentence) has done. I’ve never owned one and figured it was time to check one out. While there are several at
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RAF The Battle of Britain 1940 – The GrogHeads AAR, part 5 of 5

May 1, 2018 - 13:38
Will the climax of the AAR leave shots all over England? ~ Michael Eckenfels, 1 May 2018   0600 TIME SEGMENT RAID ONE: HORNCHURCH (Airfield) MAJOR RAID This raid has the Decoy Raid card attached to it. I get to choose two Squadrons from the Enroute Sectors listed on the Target card and put them
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