Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tuesday Screenshot Bonus – Solar War Feature, Part 2

Vincent Kowolik, 30 September, 2014

Part 2 of Vincent’s Solar War epic…

the moon is colonized, time to build a settlement on it! ;)

the moon is colonized, time to build a settlement on it! 😉

GrogHeads Reviews A Blood Red Banner: The Alamo

By: Michael Eckenfels, 27 September 2014


The siege of the Alamo, a thirteen-day struggle from February 23 to March 6 of 1836, is probably one of the more well-known battles from history. Anglo, Hispanic, or a combination thereof, it’s difficult to have grown up near the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio and not have heard of it, or imagine how the battle was fought. Originally constructed in the 18th century by the Spanish, the Alamo mission was very much a centerpiece of the budding town in central Texas, which eventually became San Antonio. While among Tejanos and Texians, the Alamo was a symbol of healing and faith, it soon became the focal point of Mexican military might and Texian independence, in more ways than one.


A Blood-Red Banner: The Alamo is a solitaire game from Victory Point Games that, in a very simple and straightforward manner, simulates this focal battle of Texas independence.

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #54

Hey now, hey now…  you didn’t really want to start saving for Christmas shopping, did you?  You really wanted to blow it all on these fine pre-orders and crowdsourced games instead!

Sea Kings (Worthington Publishing)
$4800 of $15k, ends 1 Nov 2014

Worthington makes some of the best lightweight wargames in the business, with hits like Hold the Line and Band of Brothers.  Sea Kings looks like it’s going to take that track record to the age of Vikings and give you a great little empire-builder that looks like a Euro with it’s cute wooden pieces, but whose theme actually means something and evokes a real time and place.  A combination of card play and area movement, Sea Kings is something that grogs can whip out with the non-wargaming crowd to still get a historical challenge when forced to play with a table full of folks that can’t spell “ZOC”.  Sail over to Kickstarter and conquer your fear of pledging.


A Distant Worlds AAR – Part 4

By Brandon “Kushan” Johnson, September 25, 2014

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That is a lot of ships. My exploration ship Decrepit Starfire has found the Yirphunea Supremacy’s homeworld.

Screenshot Feature: Solar War

Vincent Kowolik, 24 September, 2014

Sauron is addicted to Solar War.  He blames Boggit, but we all know it’s Vincent’s thirst for power and glory that’s really to blame.

solar-1 we will win!!!

We will win!!!