Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

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

Pewterpocalypse: 3D Printing in Table-Top Wargaming

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"…is this the long awaited lead and pewter killer in miniature wargaming?" Bill Gray offers the results of a research foray into 3-D printing from wargamer's perspective. Intriguingly, he finds that "…there is a lot of free stuff out there to alleviate some of the cost and time issues."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/1/2018

No Enemies Here - Wargaming News

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No Enemies Here: War Gaming News is not affiliated with any company nor does it do reviews. Instead it provides a weekly show about the goings-on in the War Gaming community around the world.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/26/2018

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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "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

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

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/Publisher Article Info
Game: Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing

Series: Down in Flames Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/18/2018 10:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing Review

Tahsin Shamma writes an excellent review for the "Board Game Quest" web site...
Game: South China Sea

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/18/2018 9:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Return of Bona Fide Rivals at Sea

Ray Garbee produces a well written and well thought out review of this recent title from Compass Games.
Game: Tudor

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/18/2018 9:48:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
All Stretch Goals Unlocked for "Tudor"! Be a Late Backer!

Not too late to be a "Late Backer" for Tudor, the latest effort from Academy Games. Late pledge also includes all stretch goals, including the Kickstarter exclusive miniatures.
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 6/16/2018 9:15:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#869) for 17-June-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#868).
Game: Command Ops 2: Core Engine

Series: Command Ops
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/15/2018 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Command Ops 2

"…color me both surprised and damned impressed…"! Bill Gray reviews Lock n’ Load Publishing’s Command Ops 2: Core Engine, a World War II operational combat computer game, with a true Grognard's focus on detail. As Bill quips: "…if you want to immerse yourself in all aspects of controlling combat forces on the ground true to life, this game is for you."
Game: Hearts of Iron

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/13/2018 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron 4 DLC Buying Guide

"…I got some of my most entertaining playthroughs trying to scrape by on the mean streets of South-Central Europe." T.J. Hafer considers the various DLC's now available for Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. Some of the fun is in country/control options, and other elements are more tactical. Still, T.J. points out "…don’t do anything you couldn’t accomplish already by micro-managing your tanks."
Game: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/11/2018 8:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
All Bridges Burning: Simulating the Finnish Civil War

"The locking of the horns within the working class movement is not hardwired in the design." Designer V.P.J. Arponen offers some player role insights for his GMT Games' All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918. As a COIN system, you can pursue political or military means of competition: "…a well-timed Reds offensive can bring the Senate advance to a screeching halt."
Game: Pacific War

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2018 9:47:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War to be Republished!

Mark Herman’s Pacific War (Victory Games) is being republished with Mark’s participation. The new map and counter graphics are off the charts. Mark is adding new rules for submarines and HQ’s. It will be printed by a French company and hopefully will be available by late 2018 or early 2019. More info to come soon...
Game: Abandon Earth

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2018 3:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Rules for Abandon Earth Version 1.0

Victory Point Games has posted the rules for their Abandon Earth game. Click here to see the rules for this apocalyptic space escape.
Game: Attack Vector:Tactical

Publisher: Ad Astra
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2018 3:11:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Attack Vector:Tactical Game from Ad Astra Games

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for Ad Astra Games’ Attack Vector:Tactical game. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: Asia Engulfed

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2018 2:27:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
390 concise reviews

With a rating of 7.5 out of 10 from 390 reviewers, GMT’s Asia Engulfed does pretty well from the Board Game Database bloggers including comprehensive details from the GMT website. Read the brief reviews here.
Game: Astra Titanus

Series: Exodus
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/10/2018 2:10:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Astra Titanus Exploration

Jason Young demonstrates game mechanics for scenario 3 in his 2 part video war game review on
Game: 1500: The New World

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/9/2018 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Moe's Review of 1500: The New World

Maurice Fitzgerald, of "Moe's Game Table" blog fame, reviews this unusual (for Dan Verssen Games, anyway) game of the New World.
Game: Tudor

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/9/2018 9:43:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Tudor - New Game Now on Kickstarter

You are a Lord in the court of King Henry VIII gaining prestige and power in this worker placement Eurogame for 2 to 4 players. Published by Academy Games, and now on Kickstarter!
Game: Field of Glory II: Age of Belisarius

Series: Field of Glory
Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/8/2018 8:12:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Field of Glory II - Age of Belisarius DLC

"… suffice it to say it’s a new style of fighting, historically accurate and an awful lot of fun." Bill Gray reviews Slitherine's Field of Glory II: Age of Belisarius DLC. As a self-confessed "pewter pusher", he endorses it heartily: "I'll close by saying after 55 hours of play time, this DLC is better than excellent. It’s addictive."
Game: Bull Run

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2018 9:57:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Gilbert Collins - Review of "Bull Run"

A brief look at this fascinating little game from Avalon Hill only published in 1983 but was actually designed back in the mid 1960's from prolific designer Richard Hamblen. Video produced by Gilbert Collins for his YouTube channel.
Game: D Day at Omaha Beach Computer Game

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/6/2018 9:38:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“It will be the Longest Day” D-Day at Omaha Beach Computer Game Review

"The game is fun to play if you can look past all the issues." Rick Martin takes a look at Decision Games' D Day at Omaha Beach Computer Game for Armchair General, and gives it a surprising 65% rating… Check out Rick's litany of frustrations that lead him to conclude "Unfortunately, playing this game felt like the 'longest day' to me as well."
Game: Until The Bitter End

Publisher: World War II Art
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2018 9:21:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Until The Bitter End – New from Matt White – Now on Kickstarter

Matt White of World War II Art presents this group of skirmishes pitting a British Airborne squad against German troops. Get in on this Kickstarter opportunity for extra goodies in this fast-playing, two player or solitaire, tactical level, print and play war game.
Game: The III Caesars

Publisher: ADMW Game Company
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/6/2018 12:10:00 AM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
The Roman Civil War of 69 AD

Rome had been a Republic with Senators for about 500 years. Then came the line of emperors: Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Calligula, Claudius, and then the sixth evil Emperor Nero. After the beast Nero committed suicide in AD 68 after an attempt to prove he was God incarnate, it appeared the Roman Empire had received a fatal wound to its head (leadership) which could not be healed. Three Caesars: The Roman Civil War of AD 69 re-creates this struggle. Galba, Ortho, and Vitellius engaged in a war where Romans fought against their fellow Romans to see who would become the next emperor of Rome.
Game: Helsinki 1918

Publisher: U&P Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/5/2018 11:48:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
An Innovative 3 Player Game on the Obscure Subject of the German Intervention in the Finnish CIvil War

A few months after Finland made its Declaration of Independence from Russian rule at December of 1917 a civil war broke out between Finnish Reds and Whites. The paramilitary Red Guards formed by the worker class took control of Helsinki on the 27th of January 1918. The Senate fled from Helsinki and declared the White guards as their official troops.
Game: House of Normandy

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2018 10:07:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
House of Normandy - Video Review/Replay

Extensive coverage; video review and replay by Enrico Viglino.
Game: 1914: Offensive a Outrance

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/4/2018 9:25:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Advanced Railroad Engineering Rules for 1914 Offensive à outrance: The Initial Campaigns on the Western Front in WWI

"… a new 'heavier' version of the RR Engineering rules has been created." Designer Michael Resch discusses a refinement of railroad rules in his GMT Games' 1914: Offensive a Outrance, a "monster" game covering the opening campaigns on the Western front. Focus is on the all important role of capacity for an advancing German player: "The longer a RR line is in friendly possession, the greater becomes its capacity to carry munitions."
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 10:55:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Bulgarian People's Army

Variant counters shared by Chris Selman. The Southern Front heats up as the Bulgarian People's Army strikes south towards Greece and Turkey
Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: World War II Era Core Rules

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 10:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Lock 'n Load Tactical - New Version 5 of WWII Era Core Rules

With Version 5 of the Lock ‘n Load Tactical game rules release being imminent, Norm Smith has a blog article on the changes from, v4.1 to v5, looking at the nature of the new rulebook, the new rules that made it and what didn’t. There is a brief AAR, just to highlight a few points.
Game: Longstreet Attacks: A Game of the Second Day at Gettysburg

Series: The American Civil War: Vol 3
Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 10:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Longstreet Attacks - Now Shipping!

"Longstreet Attacks: The Second Day at Gettysburg" by Revolution Games is now shipping! There is still time to purchase at the special pre-order price!