Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for Grognard.com, the Gaming Convention calendar will make it a snap to keep up with all the latest gaming conventions in your area. But we need your gaming convention information, so please contribute.



Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs and Organizations

Please check out our new (and growing) database of gaming clubs and organizations world-wide. Please let us know of your gaming club, or any other clubs that you know about so we can make this a truly useful resource.



Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

Reserve Troops From 35 Board Games

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Marco Bijl presents samples of plastic figures from 35 board games on the Plastic Soldier Review web site. The article has a list of links for the games found on the BoardGameGeek web site, many illustrations of the plastic figures, and commentary concerning the size, number of poses, and colors used by the game publishers.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 7/1/2018


Old Dogs Vol III: Windows 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

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"Much better than hitting the computer with a hammer!" Zach Zimmerman continues a series of "how-to" articles focused on keeping venerable computer wargame titles alive and playable.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/29/2018


Phalanx 2018 War Game Show

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"Run by ‘The Spartans’ wargame club and held at Sutton Leisure Centre, near St. Helens, North West UK, "Phalanx 2018" is one of the shows on my ‘must support’ circuit, with a ‘use it or lose it’ ethos". So says Norm Smith, writing for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/18/2018


Gaming for Peace Conference (Dublin, January 2019)

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A Gaming for Peace conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on 10-11 January 2019. Gaming for Peace is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. Read more about it on PaxSims...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/6/2018


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Grognard News

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

If you are sponsoring a board gaming convention of some type, or know of one that is not listed on Grognard.com, then please contact us and let us know!

Gaming Clubs/Organziations

New Gaming Clubs/Organizations listing. You can search for existing gaming clubs worldwide.

If you belong to a gaming club, or know of one, please drop us a line and let us know so we can get it listed on Grognard.com!

New Search Features

Now you can search for specific games (or games by publisher) using the new Game Search feature, located at the top right corner of the this page. In addition you can now harness the power of Google to search the entire Grognard.com site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of Grognard.com" and click magnifying glass button. Search features will continue to be improved and enhanced going forward so check back often to see the latest stuff.

Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

South China Sea: Learning Game Replay

Mark D. and Harvey Mossman go head to head in a learning game of "South China Sea", a recently published title from Compass Games. This is a learning game for both of us so there will be lots of mistakes. But we'll try to keep the article updated as the game progresses.

Fifth Corps: NATO Player Aid sheet (PDF)

NATO player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points, Tactical Nuclear Points and the locations of Hidden Static Territorial Units. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Fifth Corps: Warsaw Pact Player Aid sheet (PDF)

Warsaw Pact player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points and Tactical Nuclear Points for the Warsaw Pact player. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Perfect Opening - Axis Strategy for Leningrad '41

"Perfect"? We'll see about that... Mark D. pens a strategy article proposing a series of moves that the Axis player should make on the first Impulse of the July 1941 game turn. Whether the moves turn out to be perfect or not, Leningrad '41 is a fun and challenging game and is highly recommended for newbies and grognards alike.

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/18/2018 9:28:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Peloponnesian War Series Replay: Turn 4 (Final)

"Aaargh!! (Guess what the die roll was?)" Designer Mark Herman concludes his commentary on a replay of his GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. Mark offers an interesting postmortem, along with some tongue-in-cheek observations: "…the vultures show up to get a share of the spoils."
Game: Hastings 1066 AD

Series: Twenty Decisive Battles of the World
Publisher: Turning Point Simulations
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/16/2018 8:54:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Time to Get Medieval With You! Hastings 1066 Board Game Review

"It’s both educational and a hell of a lot of fun." Rick Martin reviews Turning Point Simulations' Hastings 1066 AD for Armchair General, giving it a 90% rating. While Rick finds several minor issues, he finds many more positives in the game that allow him to conclude: "Hastings 1066 is a very well developed and researched game."
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 4:51:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
19 concise reviews

With a rating of 5.9 out of 10 from 44 reviewers, Attactix Games’ Battle for Normandy does so-so from the Board Game Database bloggers. Read 19 brief reviews here.
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 4:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battle for Normandy Turn 1

Having played the first turn, blogger usapatriot4163 presents a brief video after action report for Attactix Games’ Battle for Normandy, turn 1. There are 2 additional short videos without audio for turns 2 and 3. See his other videos on Youtube.com.
Game: Battle for Normandy

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 4:43:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Battle for Normandy Intro

Prolific YouTube poster usapatriot4163 provides a video introduction for Attactix Games’ Battle for Normandy. He includes an unboxing of the components, a rules overview, and discusses the game turn sequence.
Game: 8th Army

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 3:50:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
19 concise reviews

With a rating of 6.8 out of 10 from 48 reviewers, Attactix Games’ 8th Army gets an endorsement from the Board Game Database bloggers. Read 19 brief reviews here.
Game: Arnhem Bridge

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 3:27:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
15 concise reviews

With a rating of 6.1 out of 10 from 61 reviewers, Attactix Games’ Arnhem Bridge does so-so from the Board Game Database bloggers. Read 15 brief reviews here.
Game: Arnhem Bridge

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 3:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem Bridge Turns 1 - 6

Having set up the starting positions, blogger Secretwargamer presents an after action report for Attactix Games’ Arnhem Bridge, turns 1 to 6. The action is condensed on the small field of operations as he tries to capture and hold the “bridge too far”. See his videos on Youtube.com.
Game: Arnhem Bridge

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 3:20:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem Bridge September 1944

Secretwargamer presents this unboxing and commentary for Attactix Games’ Arnhem Bridge. See his videos on Youtube.com.
Game: Attactix Games

Publisher: Attactix Adventure Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/15/2018 3:01:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Attactix Games Company

Here is a catalog for the former game company Attactix Games. The company’s forte was quick, easy to play games. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this information.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 7/15/2018 12:15:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#873) for 15-July-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#872).
Game: Wizards Quest

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/14/2018 9:37:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Wizard's Quest - Enrico Review

Don't know what possessed Enrico Viglino to dust off this game and produce the first Wizard's Quest review in many years, but here goes...
Game: Tudor

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/14/2018 9:28:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Tudor - Game Boy Geek Review

Game Boy Geek produced video that previews the Kickstarter game "Tudor" which has been funded on Kickstarter and will be published by Academy Games. You can still contribute as a "Late Backer", which still includes all stretch goals.
Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/14/2018 8:56:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Cataclysm: Enrico Review

Full set of intro, review, replay videos for "Cataclysm", produced by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Command & Colours: Ancients

Publisher: HEXWAR
Game Type: Computer
Date: 7/13/2018 9:08:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
HexWar's digital Command & Colors: Ancients adaptation finally resurfaces

"…some of HexWar's best work seems to stem from their adaptation of physical games." Joe Robinson has a bit of an update on HexWar's Command & Colours: Ancients project.
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/11/2018 9:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Peloponnesian War Series Replay: Turn 3

"This leaves Sparta naked to invasion." Designer Mark Herman continues the commentary in a replay of his GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. But the Spartans are not out of options: "There’s nothing like a little burning and pillaging to make you feel better."
Game: World in Flames

Publisher: Australian Design Group
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/11/2018 5:49:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Unboxing Australian Design Groups' World in Flames Collector's Edition

A photo essay of ADG's new World in Flames Collector's edition. a beautifully enhanced edition of a legacy game.
Game: Mortain Aug 44: Old Hickory vs the SS

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2018 8:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Mortain Aug 44 - New from Lou Coatney

A playable game about the German counterattack west, to cut off at Avranches Patton's 3rd Army's breakout - defended by 1st Army's "Lightning Joe" Collins' VII Corps. Another Print & Play gem from Lou.
Game: Pavlov's House

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2018 8:39:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Pavlov's House - Unboxing by Moe

Unboxing of Pavlov's House from Dan Verssen Games, by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Atlantic Storm: Admirals Edition

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2018 8:28:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Atlantic Storm: Admiral's Edition - What's New

"Atlantic Storm - Admiral's Edition" by Ben Knight will be released at World Boardgaming Championships (WBC) this month and will be on sale at Lock 'n Load Publishing first week in August.
Game: Bloody Mohawk: The French and Indian War

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2018 8:11:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Bloody Mohawk - Unboxing by Moe

Unboxing of Bloody Mohawk, the new game set in the French and Indian War from Lock 'N Load Publishing, by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Hindenburg's Hour: The Tannenberg Campaign 1914

Publisher: Dr. Richter Konfliktsimulationen
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/9/2018 9:41:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Hindenburg's Hour - Game Info

The most recent design from Dr. Benjamin Richter, "Hindenburg's Hour: The Tannenberg Campaign 1914" is a solitaire simulation of the Tannenberg campaign of August, 1914, which puts you in place of the commander of the German 8th Army. Your task is to defend the province of East Prussia against the Russian 1st and 2nd Armies, advancing from east and south, respectively. Simple yet elegant mechanics make for an entertaining challenge...
Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Dark July 43

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/9/2018 9:30:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Kursk Month at Battlefields & Warriors!

Norm Smith, of "Battlefields & Warriors" fame, has declared it "Kursk Month" to commemorate the 75th anniversary of that famous tank battle. This article is a replay of Scenario 1 of LNL's "Dark July 43" expansion of their popular Lock n Load Tactical series...
Game: Blood on the Ohio: Washington’s Indian War 1789-1794

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/9/2018 11:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Better Run Through the Forest! Compass Games ‘Blood on the Ohio’ Board Game Review.

"Done effectively, ambush starts to feel like being nibbled to death by ducks." Ray Garbee reviews Compass Games' Blood on the Ohio: Washington’s Indian War 1789-1794 for Armchair General, giving it a 93% rating. Despite some minor quibbles, Ray enjoys the game and feels that it "…captures the feel of the period and the nature of the conflict."
Game: Toulon 1793

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2018 10:54:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Toulon 1793 - Reviewed on The Boardgaming Life

Michael Stultz introduces us to Legion Wargames' game on the Siege of Toulon, the battle that catapulted the young Napoleon to National renown. Excellent review written for The Boardgaming Life.