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GrogHeads Analyzes Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine

Some thoughts on strategy for your naval battles ~

Avery Abernethy, 20 August 2017

Avoid purchasing battleships.

I have several strategy suggestions gleaned from three completed games. Avoid purchasing battleships. They are slower than cruisers and their firepower against surface ships are not worth the extra price. But the obsolete battleship you start with at Danzig is remarkably effective as an anti-aircraft platform. It is helpful to keep her alive. You need to stay with the Deutchland cruiser class for two reasons. First, they are less expensive. Second, they have a one hex greater firing range than the Admiral Hipper class. The extra firing range is much more important than slightly higher damage.

GrogHeads Reviews Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine

Battles in the North Sea at the Atlantic rage through WWII ~

Avery Abernethy, 19 August 2017

After the successful invasion of Norway in 1940, German naval combat was largely limited to submarine warfare, commerce raiders and costal defense. Order of Battle WW2: Kriegsmarine is the fifth supplement in the Order of Battle series. The Kriegsmarine single-player game puts you in the role of the commander in chief of the German Navy and provides extensive what-if options to WW2 German Naval operations. I purchased Kriegsmarine and played it through three times.

GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 7 ~ Rookies!

18 August 2017 ~

Some new voices join us for this episode!  Gary from Ardwulf’s Lair, and bbmike from the GrogHeads forums both make their GrogCast debuts as we talk about the games we played lately, the games we tried to enjoy, and the games we just couldn’t help but fall in love with.  We cover OCS, A3R, TEK, EotS, GDW’s TWW, and even more acronyms!  And yes, there’s a mandatory Munchkin appearance whenever bbmike pops up –

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Gaming Nostalgia – War at Sea

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Dice at Sea?  Naval Yahtzee?  Or just forces you to think about the same tough decisions the Axis & Allies faced during WWII?


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Video: High Flying Dice Two-Pack – First Look!

A two-fer Tuesday video unboxing ~

Michael Eckenfels, 15 August 2017

High Flying Dice sent over copies of both Gliders from the Sky and St. George’s Valor.  Michael digs into both.

Note that these games are not sold in a combo pack, but were both shipped to us together.  Watch for more as Michael digs into the games


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GrogHeads Analyzes Aftershock: A Humanitarian Crisis Game

Professional development through better gameplay? ~

Brant Guillory, 12 August 2017

The first tremors hit Carana around 415 in the morning, local time. The capital was just stirring as many laborers were hurrying through their pre-dawn meals before shuffling out of their small houses to arrive at work by sunrise. The full brunt of the earthquake arrive 20 minutes or so later, and the devastation was described by at least one news outlet as “biblical.” The nations tenuous infrastructure, barely a patchwork to begin with, had no chance against the fury unleashed by the Earth’s shifting tectonic plates as bridges crumbled, roads buckled, water pipes tore apart like paper, and the electrical grid shut down, ending any communication that was out of shouting distance.

The full brunt of the earthquake arrive 20 minutes or so later, and the devastation was described by at least one news outlet as “biblical.”

Help was slow in arriving. Certainly the help wanted to arrive, but the routes into the country – the limited airport, the ramshackle seaport, and inland border – were never ideal under perfect circumstances, and these were not perfect circumstances. The local population certainly had a will to survive, but lacked critical supplies for medical care, safe water, and food & shelter. The world mobilized to help.

And the help began to arrive, a multi-headed hydra of organizations, services, expertise, and agendas. Usually cooperative, occasionally antagonistic, and always under the steady gaze of the worlds’ TV cameras, the various organizations rolled up their sleeves to start the long, hard slog of restoring the basic necessities of life to Carana.

GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 6 ~ RPGs (no, the other kind)

11 August 2017 ~

Brant & Chris diverge from wargaming for a night and hold a discussion on role-playing games.

D&D, and various versions; Star Frontiers; Traveller; what makes a good DM; lots of obscure game references, and who knows what else

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Gaming Nostalgia – 2nd Fleet

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The VG fleet-series classic!


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