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.

The better angels of our nature.

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"Well, it was you Americans fighting each other. Why shouldn't we like it?" Prufrock has some contemplations after watching Ken Burns' Civil War during some recuperative downtime…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2018


The Publishing Art of Wargaming: Year in Review 2017

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"… 2017 saw publishers taking the middle path in two ways." James Cobb considers directions taken by computer wargaming last year. It seems: "…fertile minds were at work."

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


Wargamer 2017: Tabletop Wargaming – The Year In Review

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"Historical Board Wargaming – Twilight of the Gods?" Bill Gray surveys the state of the hobby as he sees the trends: "The Hex is Dead", "Rise of the Esoteric" and "What was Old is New", among others. "So grab a frosty mug of your favorite holiday libation, and let’s talk a bit."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2017


Further Holiday Spirit…

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PAXsims has a post for those gamers who can never get enough!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/25/2017


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.

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.

Academy Games Announces a New Game!

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

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: The Art of Siege Quad

Series: Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/21/2018 5:20:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Inside the Box and more for SPI’s The Art of Siege

Kyle Seely presents an inside the box look at SPI’s The Art of Siege Quad for the games Acre, Lille, Sevastopol, and Tyre.
Game: The Art of Siege Quad

Series: Art of Siege Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/21/2018 5:06:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Maps and Counters for the The Art of Siege Quad

JCB III has an interesting war game blog that concentrates on maps , counters, and other war game information on his Maps and Counters blog.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 1/21/2018 4:00:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#848) for 21-Jan-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#847).
Game: Sherman Leader

Series: Tank Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/19/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
The Terrain Tile Pack and Enemy Commander Deck Expansions for the ‘Tank Leader’ Series from Dan Verssen Games (DVG)

"So how do these cards fit into the game?" Ray Garbee reviews the WWII Tank Leader Commander Cards and Terrain Tile Pack supplements by Dan Verssen Games for Armchair General, giving them a 98% rating. See why he says "Deal me in!"
Game: Proud Monster Deluxe

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/17/2018 10:44:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Proud Monster Deluxe Errata - Jan 2018

Up to date errata for "Proud Monster Deluxe" shared by co-designer Don Johnson and dated 13-Jan-2018.
Game: Field Commander: Rommel PC

Series: Field Commander Series
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 1/17/2018 12:32:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Field Commander: Rommel

"For wargamers, it’s death, taxes and Rommel." Jim Cobb reviews the computer port of Dan Verssen Games' Field Commander: Rommel solitaire title. Jim puts the question bluntly: "is the unadorned replication of a board game to computers acceptable in the digital age?"
Game: UBOOT: The Board Game

Publisher: Phalanx Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2018 10:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
UBOOT: The Board Game!

UBOOT: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, real-time tabletop game of WW2 submarine warfare. It allows 1 to 4 players to assume the roles of the Captain, the First Officer, the Navigator, and the Chief Engineer on board of a type VIIC U-boat. The game is driven by a companion app, allowing for an unprecedented level of realism, as well as a challenging enemy A.I. which will push your skills to the limit. The action unfolds both on the strategic and the tactical scale, always demanding teamwork, efficient crew management, and quick situation assessment.
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2018 10:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #5: The Doolittle Raid Debriefing

"In Tokyo, outrage prevailed..."! Christopher Davis concludes his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Yet the game's debriefing tracks can differ: "The Navy thought the mission was risky for the amount gained."
Game: Desert Campaign: North Africa, 1941-42

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/15/2018 8:14:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Free Game - Desert Campaign: North Africa, 1941-42

Check out Lou Coatney's latest free print-and-play game, Desert Campaign: North Africa, 1941-42! Looks like a fine addition to his many other World War II related titles.
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/12/2018 8:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
At a Glance: Agricola

Do you risk the path that "…brings all thirteen enemy battle units on to the board for a big showdown with your legions."? Brad of Hex Sides and Hand Grenades has a look at Hollandspiele Games' Agricola, Master of Britain, a solitaire game in which Rome assigns you the task of bringing first century Britannia to heel. Maybe you can use carrots instead of sticks: "Tribes can be paid off with public works to play nice."
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/10/2018 8:20:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Struggle Anew: Imperial Struggle and Its Older Cousin

"...Events are the wild cards that can turn a marginal play into a thunderclap…". Ananda Gupta offers some insights into how his GMT Games' Imperial Struggle compares and contrasts with Twilight Struggle. Like the mindset: "…what we want to get at in Imperial Struggle is that the world is there for the taking."
Game: Lee vs. Grant

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/9/2018 9:59:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Lee vs. Grant - Enrico Video Coverage

Full video coverage by Enrico Viglino. Good to see this old favorite getting some table time.
Game: Hearts of Iron

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 1/8/2018 9:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
After Action Report: Hearts of Iron IV - Kingdom of Romania Axis Playthrough

So how does "...the entire USSR capitulate to Romania."? Joe Robinson plays Romania in an AAR of Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV, with a very different strategic thrust to the war. "We fought D-Day hundreds of times, over and over…"
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/6/2018 9:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #4: The Doolittle Raid: April 19th, 1942

"So far, the mission has been a success. Now it was time to find their way home." Christopher Davis continues his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Can they make it, considering that "…a fuel leak heightened everyone’s alarm."?
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:55:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Designer's Notes, Part 3

Designer's Notes, for his upcoming game "1985: Under an Iron Sky", shared by game's designer Fabrizio Vianello. Posted on his "War Without KIA" blog. This third installation focuses on general strategy, NATO strategy and Warsaw Pact strategy tips...
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:46:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Player's Notes: Russian

Notes and strategy tips for playing the Russians in Legion Wargames recent release: "The Great Game". Companion article written by Phil Mowatt.
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:45:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Player's Notes: British

Notes and strategy tips for playing the British in Legion Wargames recent release: "The Great Game". Article written by Phil Mowatt.
Game: Alfred the Great: The Ethandun Campaign

Series: Warrior Kings Campaign Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/3/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
This Fortress Built by Nature for Herself…King Alfred Battles the Vikings in The Ethandun Campaign. Game Review.

"… uncertainty and unpredictability will keep players engaged in every combat." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' Alfred the Great: The Ethandun Campaign for Armchair General. Ray has a fair number of minor quibbles, but nonetheless really enjoys the game, giving it a 94% rating and concluding: "It’s a taut, engaging game that is fun and educational."
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/1/2018 9:33:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Great Game - Shipping on January 3rd!

"The Great Game", designed by John Gorkowski and published by Legion Wargames, recreates the 19th Century Anglo-Russian struggle for supremacy in Central Asia. In the actual contest, Tsarist Russia resented British expeditions into the Steppe Khanates while Victorian Britain feared that Russian entreaties to Persia and Afghanistan would jeopardize India's security. So the two imperial powers wove a complex tale of diplomatic intrigue, colonial conquest and proxy wars that spanned 50 years. In the game, players alternate moving officers (historical personalities) and troops across a point-to-point map of Central Asia in yearly turns. Imperial powers strive to enlist vassal states such as Afghanistan and Bokhara into their camp through diplomacy or combat. The game will start shipping on January 3rd, 2018!
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/31/2017 6:04:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem After Action Report

It’s strictly touch and go for both sides in this illustrated, turn by turn after action report of SPI’s Arnhem in the “War Across The Board” blog by “BoardWarrior”.
Game: FAB: Golan '73

Series: Fast Action Battles
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 8:35:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
FAB: Golan ’73 Al-Owda Scenario and Additional Optional Rules

"This is the original Syrian plan for the assault on the Golan Heights." Michael Gustavsson provides a fascinating "what if" scenario for GMT Games' Golan '73, giving you the chance to explore the question of whether, "…if the plan was executed, would the Israelis [have] ever had a chance?"
Game: The Mighty Endeavor

Series: Standard Combat Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 7:15:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
The Mighty Endeavor - Video Coverage by Enrico

Intro, Review, and extensive DAR video, produced by Enrico Viglino, covering "The Mighty Endeavor".
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 6:51:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Kickstarter Wrapping Up!

There's just a few hours left in the Kickstarter Campaign for Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Support VentoNuovo Games and the Kickstarter campaign!.
Game: Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 6:25:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914 - New in Yaah! Magazine

Hermann Luttmann's "Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914" is a highly playable (i.e. "fun as hell"), tense, operational look at 1914's pivotal Tannenberg campaign. Command either the German 8th Army or the Russian 1st and 2nd Armies in the battle that decided the early course of the Great War on the Eastern Front. The game is the latest iteration of the system used in Hermann's earlier Race to the Sea 1914, (as well as Dead Reckoning) with corps, divisions, and brigades traipsing around the wilderlands of East Prussia and northeastern Poland. Available in the latest issue of Yaah! magazine...
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/27/2017 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Modeling the Soviet Army - Frank Chadwick

Excellent designer article by Frank Chadwick, titled "Modeling the Soviet Army in ETO". Also, the Kickstarter for Thunder in the East launches tomorrow!