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.

Game06 - Wargame Scenery

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Games06 (formerly 06 Arena) is an idea developed in the Officina06 laboratory (on free time…). It was designed by wargame players for other players. It ‘s as an easy and fast way to set up many kind of different battlefield scenery. We want to share our idea, so you will find the system rolebook and some scenery to buy or… others completely free to download! Plus, we’re trying to create new kind of scenery, rpg, tools, gadgets, etc. Visit the Games06 site to see all the Gaming Mats, Magnetic Scenery, and Card Systems.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/5/2018

B-Movie Boardgames

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In his “Coyote vs Wolf” blog (5/28/2008), Jason Lutes discusses the series of Album sized games from Yaquinto (1979-1984). Jason maintains that “The breadth of subject matter covered by the Album Games was remarkable, and a good illustration of the flood of new ideas that was changing the face of the boardgaming subculture at the time.”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 3/26/2018

The Wargamer's Guide to... The best WW1 strategy games

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Do you agree? celebrates the final centenary year of World War I with a survey of the best, in their opinion, computer-based games on the conflict.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/21/2018

50 Reasons Card Driven Games Are Still Awesome

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"Cards add randomization and tension." The folks at the WargameHQ blog reflect on why Card Driven Games (CDGs) still definitely matter! Maybe it's just because "…you have thought more about Kentucky than most states (if you don’t live or have business there) from a game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/12/2018

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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, 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.

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.

Academy Games Announces a New Game!

Uwe Eickert, of Academy Games, announces a new game at the 2017 Origins Game Fair...

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Latest Challenge

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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2018 8:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
GrogHeads Reviews Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862

"… there are 5 counters marked as being for ‘Beast at the Gates’…"!?! Robert Ellis reviews Tiny Battle Publishing's Cruel Morning: Shiloh 1862, and pulls no punches: "…its a small game tying to be a big game and failing."
Game: South China Sea

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/16/2018 5:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
South China Sea: One Turn Example of Play

Excellent, detailed one turn example of play produced by Games on Tables blog.
Game: The Forgotten War: Korea

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/16/2018 4:37:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Forgotten War: Korea - Sequence Cards

Based on Stuka Joe's Sequence of Play Deck concept, here is a deck for The Forgotten War: Korea. Devised and shared by Bill McGuinness.
Game: At All Hazards

Publisher: Ivy Street Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/16/2018 4:20:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Variant Counter Set for At All Hazards

Markus Stumptner has created house rules and game aids for many games listed here. He has created a colorful variant counter set in 300 dpi and 200 dpi for Ivy Street Games’ American Civil War Cold Harbor battle game, At All Hazards.
Game: Advance of the Reich

Series: Squad Battles
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/16/2018 3:19:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Overview and Review

idjester, prolific YouTube poster, provides an in depth overview and review of this WWII Eastern Front tactical level war game. The video explains game mechanics, unit capabilities, and the various features and special rules available to the player. Part of John Tiller’s Squad Battles series of tactical war games, the reviewer gives Advance of the Reich a rating of 9.4 of 10.
Game: Steel Division: Normandy '44

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/16/2018 8:30:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Steel Division: Normandy '44 - Back to Hell DLC

"One wonders when their research team will run out of options for its Frankenstein force pools." Charles Ellis has a look at Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44 - Back to Hell DLC. While Charles would like to see more missions in the scenarios, he nonetheless find plenty to enjoy: "…if you’re in the market for buying just one Steel Division add-on (out of the two available), this is the one you want."
Publisher: Gian Carlo Ceccoli

Date: 4/16/2018 12:01:00 AM
San Marino Gaming Convention - May 4 - 6, 2018

The San Marino Game Convention (May 4-6 2018) is a gathering of board game and war game players. It is open to anyone who wants to participate: experienced players, families, children, schools, etc. Free game demos for everyone! This convention is organized by the Association of San Marino Historical Games (ASGS) and will be held on May 4th, 5th and 6th of 2018 in the Palace Hotel in beautiful San Marino. Visit the convention web site for more information...
Game: 1809: Napoleon's Danube Campaign

Series: Campaigns of Napoleon Series
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1809: Review, Replay, Opinion, etc.

Enrico Viglino gives 1809 the full treatment (intro, review, AAR).
Game: Radetzky's March: The Hundred Hours Campaign

Publisher: Sergio Schiavi
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2018 10:35:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Radetzky's March - The Hundred Hours Campaign - Kickstarter Winding Down!

A furious, fast and simple wargame about the last campaign of Radetzky, fought in 1849 against the small but tough Sardinian Kingdom. From designer Sergio Schiavi, now on Kickstarter!
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 4/15/2018 7:33:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#860) for 15-Apr-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#859).
Game: The Battle of Blenheim, 1704

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2018 7:27:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Battle of Blenheim, 1704 - Now Shipping!

The Battle of Blenheim, 1704 is now shipping and is available for purchase on the Legion Wargames web site. The Battle of Blenheim is a tactical level two player game covering one of the pivotal battles during the War of Spanish Succession. One player takes the role of Marlborough, commanding the British and Allied forces, and the other of Tallard, leading the Franco-Bavarians. Order your copy today!
Game: March to Glory

Publisher: Shenandoah Studio
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/13/2018 9:40:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: March to Glory

"Shenandoah Studio's March to Glory is Napoleon’s greatest hits album…" Ian Boudreau reviews Shenandoah Studio's March to Glory. He has a few quibbles about rules and the AI, but nonetheless enjoys the way the game plays. "Prodding an enemy unit with my 5th Hussars so my own infantry can overrun them is immensely satisfying…"
Game: Battle Fleet: Ground Assault

Series: Battle Fleet
Publisher: Mythical City Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/11/2018 8:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Battle Fleet 2 devs head to dry land in Battle Fleet: Ground Assault

So, a fleet game that "…doesn’t technically feature any ‘fleets’ at all." Joe Robinson offers a few thoughts about the upcoming release of Mythical City Games' Battle Fleet: Ground Assault, a Steam based Normandy simulation. There are "…20 historically accurate tank models to choose from…", as well as an eyebrow raising quirk to the game.
Game: Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2018 9:58:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Illusions of Glory - Player Aid

Alejandro Calle created this Player Aid to help keep track of reinforcements, replacements and troop Quality in "Illusions of Glory".
Game: Alma

Series: Crimean War Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Alma - Replay

Another legendary AAR from Dav Vandenbroucke, illustrated with pics of his vertical, magnetic map board. Dav documented his solo play-through of the Alma scenario of SPI's Crimean War Quad (1978). Outstanding AAR...
Game: Clash of Giants

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2018 9:29:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Clash of Giants Replay on Battlefields & Warriors

Outstanding replay (like everything Norm Smith does) of the first day of Gettysburg. Published on his Battlefields & Warriors web site.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2018 9:20:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Under an Iron Sky - DefCon I

Watch the developing news story of the century as the Soviet Army resists the collapse of the Soviet Union with it's full might. Promo video for the new "Under an Iron Sky" game by Thin Red Line Games.
Game: MBT

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/9/2018 9:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
MBT: The Gap

"That is a heck of a lot of firepower." Brad, in his Hex Sides and Hand Grenades blog, regales us with a replay of GMT Games' MBT. It's quite an engagement when, despite all the firepower, "…the Soviet tanks come on board, taking eye-watering losses…"
Game: Revolt in the East

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 4/7/2018 7:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Some Stray Thoughts about a 40+ Year Old Game

Some stray thoughts about a game that's 40+ years old. Excellent article that starts out as a review/replay, and then morphs into a critique about Jim Dunnigan game designs from the 1970's. Interesting read, because anyone who's been around that long probably has an opinion on the subject.
Game: Under the Southern Cross: Flying Colors Vol. IV

Series: Flying Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2018 9:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Under the Southern Cross: Ship Duel After Action Report

"Because this is a chase scenario, and I’m the one running, I’m OK with going first." Designer Steven Paul reports on a "Ship Duel" in his GMT Games' Under the Southern Cross: Flying Colors fighting sail game. It's a Brazilian/Argentine contest, with Steven playing the outgunned Argentine boat. "This is a crucial point in the game: if he can inflict just one more Rigging hit…"
Game: Starship Troopers

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2018 9:29:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Starship Troopers - How-To Video

Excellent "how-to" video that shows you how to play the game, discusses options for solitaire play, showcases strategy articles and variants that are available, etc. This is a great old game and it's wonderful to see that it's still being played. Video produced by Geek Gamers.
Game: Arquebus: Men of Iron - Volume 4

Series: Men of Iron Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Arquebus - Game Review

Full video review, Enrico-style, covering everything you ever wanted to know about "Arquebus" from GMT Games...
Game: Field of Glory

Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 4/4/2018 1:18:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Table-top Field of Glory gets a new Army Lists book

Interested in "Seljuk Turks, Three Kingdoms China and even Classical & Post-Classical Mayan" miniatures action? Joe Robinson has a couple of thoughts on Partizan Press' Field of Glory Army Lists - Book 2, which has just been released. Quite a list indeed!
Game: Festung Breslau 1945

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/2/2018 10:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Festung Breslau 1945 - A Tour of the Battlefield

Outstanding video by game designer Adam Niechwiej who takes us on a modern day tour of the battle simulated in his game Festung Breslau 1945. Highly recommended. In Polish with English sub-titles.
Game: Bloody Fields of Mollwitz

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/2/2018 10:08:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Bloody Fields of Mollwitz - Stuka Joe Review

Brief overview video, produced by Stuka Joe.