What is a “grog”? “Grog” is short for grognard meaning “grumbler”, Napoleon’s affectionate term for the soldiers and NCOs of his Imperial Old Guard. Their honest complaints informed him what was going wrong throughout his Grande Armee. The term has since passed through the sense of “old soldier” of any kind, to its present meaning of an experienced player of commercial board wargames.
What is this site about? This site covers my wargame design revisions, reviews, and analysis. I enjoy improving existing published board wargames with new rules to correct issues with realism or playability, allowing both dated designs and recent games with substantial promise to be played in new ways using existing components. While game sites like Board Game Geek and the Consimworld forum can communicate first passes on such things, this site provides a more permanent home for full systems, where the latest and final rules for each of my revisions can be found.
Besides the revised rules themselves, I will also post data and analysis used to create game combat results tables (CRTs), a subject I’ve worked on a fair amount, and reviews of wargames and wargamer events, discussion of military tactics and strategy as revealed through such games, and related topics in military history.
Battle for Stalingrad house rules
New Standard Combat Series (SCS)
Updated Air Force / Dauntless (30 degree turns)
New Operational Combat Series (OCS)
Revised Panzergruppe Guderian system
Havoc card driven melee system
World War Two operational CRT research