Monthly Archives: November 2015

GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #82


A TANKSgiving GARPA special – Black Friday/holiday sales! ~

So lots of folks are running a variety of holiday / Black Friday sales.  Here’s a handful of them, and feel free to add your own in the comments below.

Turning Point Simulations is offering a free copy of Paul Rohrbaugh’s No Safe Harbor with any order between now and Christmas.

If wargaming-on-the-go is your thing, HexWar has a ton of iOS wargames at 50-60% off (some might be more than that, we’re just bad at math).  There’s also a bunch of Mac wargames on sale, too.

Collins Epic Wargames is offering 30% off their entire online catalog until 12/1/15.

The Matrix Games holiday sale runs all the way ’til January 10th.  But seriously, buy them early and play them over vacation.  It beats ‘mandatory fun’ with the in-laws.

Lock’n’Load Publishing’s Black Friday sale includes 50% off a bunch of titles, both tabletop and digital.  They also include a bunch of their Line of Fire magazines.

Pewter-pusher?  GHQ has you covered with a Black Friday sale that’s already kicked in, but only runs for one day, so hurry!

Victory Point Games is discounting everything 10% if you order thru their Amazon store before 11/30.

Compass Games is offering 30% off all in-stock games until the end of the year with code “bgg30” (no quotes).

Looking for some gear to treat yourself this year?

GoRuck has a big sale going on their field gear.  It’s all made in the USA and field tested by some truly insane dudes.

The boys over at RangerUp have 30% of the entire site this weekend, plus a bunch of 50% off deals on Black Friday itself.

And seriously, who can’t find a few (dozen) somethings over at ThinkGeek?

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Also note that we have running threads for sales, deals, and discounts on digital wargames, and tabletop wargames.

This TANKSgiving, Upgrade Your Wardrobe

You should really check out all the options for this kickass Armor image at our CafePress store.  And we’ve got a variety of other graphics, too.




What do y’all think?

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Gaming Nostalgia – TANKSgiving Edition


Folks dug the Nostalgia ads so much that we’re keeping them around, and just changing the day. Look for our blasts-from-gaming’s-past to show up on #tbt from now on, and occasionally some other day, just to keep you on your toes.


The wargame adaptation of everyone’s favorite mercenary tankers



Anyone ever seen this one?


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TANKSgiving Scenarios!


Want to game with some TANKS this year for TANKSgiving?

GrogHeads, 24 November 2015


How about a little tank-heavy assist to get you gaming over TANKSgiving?

tanks-scens-1Lets get started with a pair of scenarios from the guys at Lock’n’Load for their Tank on Tank games.


tanks-scens-2How about a tank shootout for the old BayonetGames Warfighter-series Movement to Contact?

(if you need the maps, they can be downloaded here and here)

And if you’re a pixel-pusher?  How about last summer’s GrogHeads Central Command Origins Scenario for Flashpoint Campaigns?  

  • This one includes the PowerPoint briefings, but you need to move the maps around yourself.  Download it here.


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TANKSgiving! GrogHeads Reviews DVG’s Modern Land Battles


TANKSgiving kicks off with a bang!

Jim Owczarski, 21 November 2015

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Dan Verssen’s Modern Naval Battles has rolled past its 25th birthday and is making its way to its 30th.  I’ll pause for a moment and let that sink in with those who were already adults when it was released.  Bitter reminders of our mortality aside, the game has been and remains a popular choice for grogs interested in playing a game that feels crunchy and lets them indulge their love of technology while not requiring days or weeks to play.

Enter, then, Modern Land Battles: Target Acquired, a 2-6 player non-collectible card game that tries, in its own abstract and simplified way, to simulate mechanized land warfare in the period following the Second World War.  I’ve already done a piece un-boxing the game (Modern Land Battles – First Look!) so what follows is a review of the game’s mechanics, level of simulation, and overall flow.

As indicated in the earlier article, MLB allows two players or teams of players to select from seven national force pools:  United States, Arab Multinational, China, Great Britain, Insurgent, Israel, and U.S.S.R.  And while I did discuss some of the vehicles before, it would hardly be TANKSgiving if I didn’t offer a few more shots of lovely, lovely AFVs.

I keep wanting to shout "Wolverines!!"

I keep wanting to shout “Wolverines!!”