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.


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Setup, Furniture, Equipment... Rules Lawyers... Time and Endgame. Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers some "sage wisdom" for those wanting to run a convention game. Get your players in the groove, but know when "…you need to intervene and let the Dice Gods decide the issue…"

Armémuseum war games exhibition

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Go on a trip to the world of war games – from medieval knight´s chess to tabletop science fantasy miniature wargames of today. See how the games were used in military training and how it has influenced important events in history. On display 24 Feb 2017 – 7 Jan 2018.

Pickett’s Charge: What modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battles

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This article, written for The Conversation web site, describes mathematical studies of Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg. What if the generals had made different decisions?

The Importance of Being Galleys

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"Every grunt and tread head in the world will resent this statement: no major war has been won without the victor having sea supremacy." Jim Cobb examines a long and crucial phase of naval combat that has been little addressed by wargames. However, "That’s about to change."

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.

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...

Leningrad '41 - On the Gaming Table

Finally got Leningrad '41 out of the box and on to the table! Just a few pics to showcase the game for now. Looking forward to playing the game and completing a complete review...

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for

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Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Series: Great Politicians Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 8/21/2017 9:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
JUST ASK PHORMIO (or “how to teach Pericles”)

"...use the Phormio AI system to advise you as if Alcibiades was sitting by your shoulder." Designer Mark Herman provides a helpful method to get players up to speed with his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Use "Phase 1: War with Words" and "Phase 2: War with Spears" to help you more quickly enjoy "…a mechanically simple game with complex strategy…"
Grognard Challenge Time!

Date: 8/20/2017 1:15:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#826) for 20-Aug-2017 and the winners for the last Challenge (#825).
Game: St. Clair’s Folly: The Battle of the Wabash River, 1791

Series: Battles of the Old Northwest Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 8/19/2017 9:18:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
St. Clair's Folly - Another New Game from HFDG!

Determined to wrest control of the Northwest Territory from the Native American nations and tribes inhabiting the area, and concerned by the British Government’s lack of withdrawal of troops and fortifications in the northern and eastern sections of the territory (particularly in present-day Michigan and Indiana), the US Government authorized military takeover of the region. In 1790 a small force of militia and US Regulars under General Harmer were soundly defeated by the Miami at the Maumee River near their main settlement of Kekionga. Alarmed, the US Congress and President Washington authorized the mobilization of an even larger force, this time to be led by the Territory’s first Governor and General of the Army, Arthur St. Clair. This would be the first full scale conflict waged by the new nation, and President Washington was very much concerned about the risks such an undertaking involved. Can you do as well, or better? A new title from High Flying Dice Games.
Game: A Dark and Bloody Battleground: The Battle of Kekionga, October 1790

Series: Battles of the Old Northwest Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 8/19/2017 9:09:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
A Dark and Bloody Battleground - New from HFDG!

The struggle for the Old Northwest Territory (what would become the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) was terribly violent. Massacres and atrocities seemed to follow one upon the other and in 1790 the new US Government authorized its first war against the Native Americans for control of the region. A force of US regulars and militia from Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania gathered at Cincinnati and drove on the Miami’s main settlement of Kekionga. The resulting fight was a horrendous defeat of the US force, and ushered in a new and more violent phase of this struggle. Can you do better? A new title from High Flying Dice Games.
Game: Red Typhoon: The Soviet Winter Counter-Offensive, 1942

Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 8/19/2017 8:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Red Typhoon - After Action Report - On the Big Board!

Big Board Gaming's Kev Sharp has put together an excellent introductory AAR, well illustrated and explained, as well as a companion video. Definitely worth reading/watching if you have any interest in this game, which is published by Revolution Games...
Game: Merrill's Marauders: Commandos in Burma 1943-1944

Series: Commando Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/18/2017 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Merrill’s Marauders offers amazing play value for the cost! Game Review

"I can’t remember a game which costs so little giving such a great bang for the buck!" Rick Martin reviews Decision Games' Merrill’s Marauders, giving it an Armchair General 96% rating. Rick had enough fun that he wasn't bummed out even when "…my Chindits were trying to cross a river when a Japanese platoon ambushed them and wiped them out to the man."
Game: Hastings 1066

Publisher: TSR
Date: 8/17/2017 10:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Hastings 1066: Enrico Video

Full video coverage of TSR's Hastings by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 8/17/2017 10:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Southern Group of Forces: Hungary

The Southern Group of Forces gets cranked up as the new look Hungarians mobilize...
Game: Command Live: Pole Positions

Series: Command Live
Publisher: Warfare Sims
Date: 8/16/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Command LIVE: Pole Positions

"The Artic is a busy place these days…" James Cobb gets into the careful plotting of an unconventional sabotage conflict in his review of WarfareSims' Command Live: Pole Positions. Unconventional adversaries figure in too, like when you need to provide "…security against the – oh, the horrors – the Greenpeace ship."
Game: Sails of Glory

Publisher: Ares Games
Date: 8/14/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Set Sail with Ares Games’ Sails of Glory! Game Review

"Failed Basic: Nothing" - Rick Martin reviews Ares Games’ Sails of Glory with unconstrained enthusiasm, giving it an Armchair General 100% rating! He takes particular pleasure in describing many of the cool possibilities offered by the well fleshed out game system, like "…rum (I love this rule!)…"
Game: Reds! The Russian Civil War 1918-1921

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 8/13/2017 11:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review (Joel Toppen)

Video review of GMT's "Reds!" by Joel Toppen on Twitter.
Game: Arab-Israeli Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 8/13/2017 3:42:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
New Counters for Avalon Hill’s Arab-Israeli Wars

David Little, frequent contributor to “”, has created new counters for Avalon Hill’s Arab-Israeli Wars. David has created many other counter sheets, maps, and player aids for a wide variety of games. Check out David’s other creations at the David Little Files Page at “
Game: Arab-Israeli Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 8/13/2017 3:09:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arab-Israeli Wars war game after action report

Alex provides an after action report for the B-4 Botzer situation for Avalon Hill’s 1977 game, Arab-Israeli Wars. “…one of the smaller scenarios, a meeting engagement between a small group of Israeli M-48s and a mixed Egyptian force of T-62s and mobile infantry.” The Arabs try to fight their way off the map while the Israelis hammer them from behind sand dunes. With limited tactical options and unlimited LOS for the Israelis, Alex concludes: “it felt like shooting fish in a barrel”.
Game: Arab-Israeli Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 8/13/2017 2:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Avalon Hill’s Arab-Israeli Wars

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for Avalon Hill’s Arab-Israeli Wars. 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: Arab-Israeli Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 8/13/2017 1:43:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arab-Israeli Wars war game after action report

Ryan Schultz provides an illustrated after action report for the S-2 Abu Agheila scenario for Avalon Hill’s 1977 game, Arab-Israeli Wars. In playing two games simultaneously with friends, “…both games had a furious backfield tank battle develop among the sand dunes…” Each side claimed a win. “In one game the line held firm and was not penetrated at game end. In the second a breach was achieved but too late to allow the Israeli's to exploit and exit.”
Publisher: Command Post Games

Date: 8/11/2017 9:45:00 PM
Pub Battles Contest!

New Pub Battles Contest (August 11-31, 2017)! Win a *FREE* Pub Battles game from Command Post Games! You do *not* need to know the game to participate. See Website for details:
Game: Stalin's Triumph

Series: Nations at War Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 8/11/2017 9:16:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video by Moe Fitzgerald

Decent "unboxing" video, covering the 2nd edition of "Stalin's Triumph" by LnL Publishing. Video produced by Maurice Fitzgerald (aka "Moe"), who I see is now sporting his own site "Moe's Game Table"! Show Moe some support and visit his site...
Game: Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 8/11/2017 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Shot Heard Round Charleston Harbor…Fort Sumter Design Notes and AAR (Part 4)

"...Fort Sumter has the Carole Herman ‘normal person’ seal of approval." Designer Mark Herman continues a replay/strategy discussion of his GMT Games' Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61, which looks to be a fast-paced, fun game that will help bring new gamers into the hobby. But, is Mark giving away an under-the-hood secret when he discusses "…a way to come from behind…"?
Game: Hands in the Sea

Publisher: Knight Works
Date: 8/10/2017 10:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Hands in the Sea - 2nd Edition Coming Soon

The 2nd Edition of "Hands in the Sea", designed by Daniel Berger is now on Kickstarter! The 2nd edition contains a few new things: a double sided game board with an alternate version of the background illustration; a special “Upgrade Pack” reward that allows owners of the 1st Edition game to pick up updated versions of the game board, player mats and a revised rule book. Once the campaign ends, backers can also add on additional items like the Companion Guide or custom wood tokens, if they choose to. Please stop by and check out what we have to offer this time around for Hands in the Sea, and also visit the Knight Works Games web site.
Game: Sea Devils

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Historical Data (2.5MB PDF)

Historical raider related activity, in game terms, of both navies during the Civil War. This can be used by those who want to see how the game represents the actual campaign during the Civil War. Last item in a treasure trove shared by game designer Ted Garland.
Game: Sea Devils

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:47:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Federal Warship Availability Record (PDF)

Federal Warship Availability Record from Strategy & Tactics 191, which is required for both editions of the game. Shared by designer Ted Garland.
Game: Sea Devils

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:45:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Confederate Activity Record (PDF)

Confederate Activity Record from Strategy & Tactics #194. This can be used by the Confederate player in both editions to plot his activity for each game turn. Shared by designer Ted Garland.
Game: Sea Devils

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:43:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Sea Devils Errata (PDF)

Errata for the first edition (S&T 191) map and counters of Sea Devils. The second edition map and counters published in Strategy & Tactics #194 include these changes. Shared by designer Ted Garland.
Game: Sea Devils

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:36:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
2nd Edition Rules (10MB PDF)

a PDF scan of the second edition rules of Sea Devils from Strategy & Tactics #194. Shared by designer Ted Garland.
Game: Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles

Series: Band of Brothers Series
Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 8/9/2017 10:23:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Band of Brothers - Infantry Primer

Scenario 16 - "To Die on Christmas" - Part primer, part review, part strategy... this in depth article is a must-read for fans of the game as well as those wanting to learn more about it. Is based on a scenario from the "Screaming Eagles" game of the series, but is applicable to other series games as well. Thanks to Norm Smith and his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...