Category Archives: Reviews

Grogheads Reviews: Stirring Abyss!

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Stirring Abyss is a squad level, turn based, survival-horror-exploration game developed by Sleeping Sentry and distributed by Slitherine/Matrix.  This review is based on more than 21 hours of play.  I was given a review copy, but then purchased my own copy so I could continue playing my game without restarting from the beta version.  Yes, the game was so good that I shelled out retail price so my save game would not be lost.

By: Avery Abernethy

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Grogheads First impressions: Fleet Commander Nimitz Update!

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Fleet Commander Nimitz is a solo, strategic level wargame from DVG Games originally published in December, 2014.  The player takes command of all Allied forces in the Pacific starting in January, 1942 against Imperial Japan.  There are four scenarios within Fleet Commander Nimitz: 1942; 1943; 1944; and 1945.  Players can do better than Nimitz and the allied forces did historically, or the player can lose and be replaced.  You can also play a linked campaign starting in January 1942 and ending in 1945.

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By: Avery Abernethy,

Grogheads Reviews: Strategic Command World War I

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Strategic Command WW1 (WW1) is a strategic level wargame encompassing all primary theaters of World War 1.  WW1 is developed by Fury Software, primarily by Hubert Cater and Bill Runacre and distributed by Slitherine/Matrix.  I purchased WW1 using the exclusive Grogheads discount offer upon release.  This review is based on twenty plus hours of play including completing the 1914 core campaign.

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By: Avery Abernethy

Groghead’s First Look! Field of Glory: Empires – Persia 550 – 330 BCE

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It was a great day when Slitherine announced that the original Field of Glory – Empires (FoG:E) would link to Field of Glory 2 (FoG2) and allow players to fight out the campaign’s battles in a tactical turn-based format. As I concluded in the Groghead’s FoG:E review, the system succeeded! I never had one stutter, bump or crash when switching between the two systems, or in the games themselves for that matter.

What did happen, though, is that the campaigns were very long. This is still the case with the new FoG:E DLC released this week for Persia (Persia 550BC-330BC) – I’ll acronym it as FoG:P. I fired it up for the first time yesterday, chose Persia immediately and played for two hours. How many turns did I complete?

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By: Gusington

Grogheads Reviews! Order of Battle: Red Steel

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Order of Battle: Red Steel is Slitherine’s second DLC in the trilogy of campaigns fought from the perspective of the Soviet Union. The campaign continues right after the end of the Red Star DLC, and players can import their veteran core army saved in Red Star and play them in the new DLC with all previously unlocked commanders and specializations.  Join Avery Abernethy and a resurgent Soviet Army as they put the German war machine and Slitherine’s latest DLC title  to the test.

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By: Avery Abernethy,