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.

A Taxonomy of Battle Reports

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"…this is written with tongue in cheek…". Prufrock offers some classifications of battle reports that he (and we) have seen over the years. What's your favorite?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2018


A couple of good book scores.

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"…there it was, hardcover, in good nick, staring at me on the shelf." Prufrock relates the pleasure of a couple of good finds at his one(!) remaining local secondhand bookshop.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/29/2018


No Enemies Here: Episode 24

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"No Enemies Here" - Episode #24 - News about people who review, unbox, showcase, do playthroughs, podcasts and more concerning war board games. Some music too. High quality, information packed wargaming news channel.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/26/2018


Wie Gehts, Uwe Live Update #5 with Uwe Eickert and Gunter Eickert

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In case you missed it live... Academy Games CEO Uwe Eickert and Creative Director Gunter Eickert discuss a variety of topics within the gaming industry, plus news and updates on Agents of Mayhem, Conflict of Heroes, and more.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/23/2018


More Spotlight articles...


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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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.

More Grognard Originals...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game: Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/19/2018 8:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Lincoln’s Lieutenants in the Shenandoah: A Look at Union Leaders in Death Valley

"...these northern commanders bested Stonewall on the tactical level." William Byrne gives some fascinating background about Union commanders in GMT Games' Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah. And as to the best of them, "…there’s a potential price to be paid when you’re the idol of your troops."
Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/18/2018 9:43:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Moe' Game Table "Unboxes" Cataclysm by GMT

"Cataclysm: A Second World War" is a quick-playing game about politics and war in the 1930s and 40s, designed for two to five players. Unboxing video produced and shared by Moe's Game Table.
Game: World of Kaomaris IV

Publisher: Al Gassner
Game Type: Network
Date: 9/16/2018 3:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Free Browser-based Strategy Games - World of Kaomaris!

The World of Kaomaris is a collection of strategy games based on an original game designed by Al Gassner. All current games use the Standard WoK game engine and are playable through your internet browser with no downloads needed. All WoK games are Completely Free. All that is needed is an email address and you must create an account.
Editor's note: While this game has been around for a while (used to be a PBEM game, I think), I have not seen this latest, active, incarnation, and thought that others might find it interesting...
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition Rules!

The rules are complete for Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition! They are available for free download on the Academy Games website. Also, pre-orders are still available for Storms of Steel.
Game: Imperial Governor & Strategos

Publisher: Ariel
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2018 1:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Strategos - Video Review by Enrico

Enrico Viglino reviews "Strategos" which is one of the two games that will published in the same box by Ariel Productions back in the 1970's.
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2018 1:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Moe's Game Table Review

Unboxing and look inside Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from Vento Nuovo Games. Another video review shared by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Skies Above the Reich

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2018 1:07:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing and look inside Skies Above the Reich from GMT Games.

Unboxing and look inside Skies Above the Reich from GMT Games, shared by Moe of "Moe's Game Table" fame.
Game: Fatal Alliances: The Great War

Series: World in Flames Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/16/2018 12:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Dreadnoughts in Flames: Print & Play Fatal Alliances Variant PDF)

Dreadnoughts in Flames (DiF) is a set of house rules used to magnify and better model the role of t he navies in WWI when using the rules for Fatal Alliances III (FA) (Compass Games) which is itself a modification of World in Flames (ADG). It is a Print and Play Expansion that requires FA and also a Vassal Module which is an expansion of the FA III module. Shared by Mark Hodgkinson.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 9/15/2018 9:45:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#882) for 16-Sep-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#881).
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/14/2018 8:35:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Our Chief Weapon is Supplies

"…as much as possible, the ETO logistics system had to function in the background." Alan Emrich and Lance McMillan discuss how the supply system in Victory Point Games's ETO Series attempts to foster realism and playability. See how they use innate player dynamics to make supply part of the fun, where you try to avoid giving your opponent the "…reward of gleefully rolling for Isolation step losses upon discovery!"
Game: 1914 Miniature Rules

Publisher: Great Escape Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 9/12/2018 8:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: 1914 Miniatures Range from Great Escape Games

"…I am all giddy about these figures." Bill Gray is cranked up about the actual miniatures available to go with Great Escape Games' 1914 Miniature Rules. Bill likes just about everything about these figures, to include the wallet impact: "…this is an exceptionally nice price point for all you budding General de Division Lanrezac’s out there."
Game: Brandywine

Series: Battles of the American Revolution Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/10/2018 8:51:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
GMT’s Battles of the American Revolution Series Turns 20-Years Old! – After Action Report: WBC 2018 (Part 2)

"...everyone realized that Jim now, maybe for the first time in the game, had a realistic chance of driving the American morale to zero and winning...". Dave Stiffler reports on a final tournament play of GMT Games' Battles of the American Revolution Series - Brandywine. Lots of great visuals and tension; and then "…the game hinged on a handful of die-rolls on the last combat phase of the last turn!"
Game: Pacific War

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/9/2018 9:06:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War Scenario 1 Pearl Harbor Instructional Replay

"Pacific War" - Scenario 1 - Pearl Harbor: A detailed play through of the first scenario to help learn one of the most innovative games on the Pacific War in WW II.
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/8/2018 5:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
878: Vikings Tournament at WBC 2018

Scott Beall organized the first ever "878 Vikings" tournament at WBC, and put together this after action report covering the entire event.
Game: Beyond the Urals: Campaign in Russia 1942

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/8/2018 5:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Beyond the Urals: Why isn't this game viewed more favorably?

"Beyond The Urals is a far better game that it is credited for.", says RL Moses in his BGG article about "Beyond the Urals", designed by Ty Bomba for Decision Games.
Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Series: Great Politicians Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/8/2018 5:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Pericles: Game Review Video

Full set of videos produced by Enrico Viglino. Intro, review and replay.
Game: The Seven Years War

Publisher: John Tiller Software
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/7/2018 8:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: John Tiller's Seven Years War

"I found the game fun to play very much in an 'easy to learn but hard to win' fashion." Bill Gray reviews John Tiller Software's The Seven Years War, a computer offering with a wide variety of scenarios and campaigns from that conflict. Check out what all Bill finds to like, and why he concludes: "Another exceptional effort from a well-respected leader in the hobby and highly recommended."
Game: Panzer

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/5/2018 8:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Panzer by GMT

"…several of the tank crews from both sides seem to be living on their nerves…"! Norm, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, pulls out his copy of James M. Day's GMT Games Panzer for some first-class tactical fun! Check out the scenario action and some interesting insights on the game and its rules: "It is a game for tactical game fans who are prepared to get involved in a learning curve that delivers rewarding play."
Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Series: Great Politicians Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/5/2018 12:59:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Teaching Pericles

A brief replay to learn some of the game mechanics in some of the shorter scenarios
Game: Nemesis: The Battle of Abbey Ardenne

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/4/2018 10:33:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Nemesis: The Battle of Abbey Ardenne - Review

Detailed review, historical background... and a clip from "The Devil's Brigade". What more could you ask for? Published on Angry Bunny's Wargame Blog.
Game: Fire in the Lake

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/3/2018 9:13:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Fire in the Lake Strategy Tips from ElusiveMeeple

"Long term positioning can be the enemy of the mid-game win." Robert Crowter-Jones offers some insights for playing GMT Games's Fire in the Lake, a COIN series entry on the Vietnam War. Some very useful do's, as well as some don'ts, like the one where Robert explains "In my experience its best to leave this standoff in place."
Game: Austerlitz 1805

Publisher: CCS
Game Type: Computer
Date: 9/2/2018 3:04:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Three Short War Game Reviews for Austerlitz 1805

The ZX Spectrum was an early home computer popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s built in the UK by Sinclair. Graphics were rudimentary and sounds were limited to beeps but some of the games created for this platform were quite challenging. Several magazines including “Crash”, “Games Machine” and “Your Sinclair” provided tips and reviews for ZX Spectrum users. These three reviews from those magazines give mixed to great ratings and examples of the difficulty provided in Austerlitz 1805 from CCS. Although the game was released in 1989, it included a competitive AI opponent, combined arms, and all of the formations used in Napoleonic battles.
Game: Austerlitz

Series: Napoleonic Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/2/2018 1:46:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Gamers, Austerlitz (1993)

In his “Maps and Counters” blog, JCB III provides a comprehensive review including the battle’s historical background, game description and components, and comparisons with The Gamers Civil War Brigade series. “…the flow and tempo of the game combine to produce a realistic, yet manageable simulation of Napoleonic warfare…” that is “…historically colorful, exciting, and — once the game system is mastered — eminently playable...it is a good choice for most experienced players…”.
Game: 278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 9/1/2018 10:35:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats

"278th Squadron: The Same 4 Cats" is a solitaire campaign card game based on our game "SM79 Damned Hunchback". You are a pilot of the famed 278th Squadriglia "i Soliti 4 Gatti" which flew the SM79 and SM84 Torpedo Bombers during WWII. For 10 Missions an everchanging Mission Deck will lead you through AA fire, Spitfires, Waves and Clouds. Will your decision to torpedo the Target Ship earn you the Gold Medal? Or you will be shot down? New from Lumaca Games.
Game: 1775: Rebellion

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/1/2018 10:18:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
WBC: 1775 Tournament After Action Report

Jeff Lange put together a tournament summary for the 1775 event held at the World Boardgaming Championships.