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Dragon’ Up The Past – Going to War!

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The guys eek their way into the ’90s with an issue stuffed full of articles on the art of war ~

Statler & Waldorf, 20 July 2018

A jam-packed issue with a full set of articles about warfare in fantasy RPG’ing – paladins, heraldry, role-playing soldiers, and leading an empire.  We also get an early look at The Princess Ark, and…  a Donald Trump reference?!


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Dragon’ Up The Past – A DragonLance Milestone

It’s a trip to the mid ’80s as we check out another classic Dragon Magazine ~

Brant & Jim, 13 July 2018

How lucky do the guys get on Friday the 13th going through Dragon Magazine #91?


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Dragon’ Up The Past – Fighting Crime & Failing Quizzes

The early ’80s come back to life through another classic Dragon Magazine ~

Brant & Jim, 6 July 2018

Back after our Origins-induced haze of wargaming, Brant & Jim dive back into another classic issue of Dragon Magazine.  Why the cameo from the Skeletons of Jason & The Argonauts? It’s not like we were gonna tell you; you gotta listen!


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Origins 2018 – The Coolest Thing You Saw

What did the Grogs think was the coolest thing they saw at the show?  Let them tell you ~

The GrogHeads, 27 June 2018

video by Merkusa


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Kriegsspiel That Would Never End™ – An AAR, part 2

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 the fact (alluded to in the videos) that during this period Napoleon lost Bernadotte’s I Corps for a fair amount of time and Brunswick lost contact with Blucher and Ruchel for several days.

While Murat, Lannes, and Davout were barrelling nigh Hell-fot-leather Northward along their western line of advance, Napoleon I himself could never quite figure out where the Prussians were.  He kept punching forward hoping to hit something and never realized just how empty the battle space was.  In the early marches, he failed to catch the divisions guarding the Hof gap and then both Marshals Soult and Ney kept nudging forward along the eastern routes trying to make contact with Hohenlohe’s men who scampered as fast as they were able.