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.

Caesar and I

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"…a man like a hero of old." Prufrock waxes eloquent on his similarities with a key historical figure! To include finding that his "…shared devotion to doing one's civic duty is undeniable."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/1/2018


Wargaming for Beginners: How to make the most out of a daunting hobby

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"It’s the reviewer’s job to play terrible games so you don’t have to…". Daniel Hunter-Uhryn muses on ways to make it easier to bring newbies into computer wargaming. So check out some common sense, but very valid tips on bringing friends into our universe. For example, "Wargames are one of the last bastions of this venerable tradition…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/24/2018


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


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 - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game 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). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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.

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: Barbarossa to Berlin

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/20/2018 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Invasion Planner - Corrected (Excel)

The original file lists Foggia instead of the correct space name of Pescara. Thanks to Tim for the corrected file.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/19/2018 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO Envelopment and Destruction

"How do you, as a strategy gamer, spot an opportunity for envelopment?" Jeff Nyquist looks at encirclement techniques in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East. Check out Jeff's interesting analogy: "The Axis as Carthaginians".
Game: Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/17/2018 9:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42

Check out the latest from Lou Coatney, who has released a new, free, print ‘n play game, Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42. Thanks Lou!
Game: Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War

Publisher: Grognard Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/15/2018 10:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game 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). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...
Game: Leipzig

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/15/2018 6:12:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Leipzig - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Leipzig is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise

Series: Command LIVE
Publisher: Matrix Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/15/2018 8:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise

"…at one point I got so bored that I went AWACS hunting over Japan – nothing tried to stop me." Bruce Postlethwaite reviews Matrix Games' Kuril Sunrise, a new scenario for their Command Live product. Bruce pulls no punches, like when completing a scenario doesn't push any buttons for him: "Another triumph, another moment of unfulfillment."
Game: Chancellorsville (2nd Edition)

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
New map for Chancellorsville (2nd Edition)

Gerald Todd, creator of the "Last Full Measure" series, has created new maps for AH's Chancellorsville 2nd edition (1974). Both maps print out at 32" x 24" with 3/4" hexes. One map is a redo of the original but, easier to look at. The other map is the same size, but more geographically accurate.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie Middleburg and Upperville

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:33:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie Middleburg and Upperville - Free Print 'n Play Game

Pleasanton vs Stuart, June 17th-21st 1863. Free Print 'n Play game shared by Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic - Print 'n Play Game

Fremont vs Jackson June 8th and 9th 1862. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:28:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover - Print 'n Play Game

Kilpatrick vs Stuart at Hanover PA, June 30th 1863. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:20:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station - Print 'n Play Game

Pleasanton vs Stuart near Culpeper VA, June 4th 1863. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Apocalypse in the East - The Muslim Assault on Byzantium (A.D. 646 – 656)

Publisher: Against the Odds
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 7:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Apocalypse in the East - ATO Magazine #48

Ten years after the destruction of a Byzantine army on the Golan Heights in A.D. 636, Dar-al Islam already stretches from the Sahara to the Sind. The war, however, is not finished. The Orthodox Caliph Umar b. al-Kattaãb was assassinated in A.D. 644 and the Byzantines remain entrenched in the Nile delta. Clearly, the armies of Islam must finish the job, the conquest of Constantinople itself. The accession of the Caliph Uthmãn b. Affan enabled Mu’ãwiyah b. Sufyan, his cousin and the formidable governor of Syria to construct a fleet and carry on the war against Byzantium. From the highlands of Armenia to the shores of Crete, the elite Syrian army and navy seeks to overwhelm the last stronghold of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople...
Publisher: Against the Odds

Date: 10/14/2018 7:01:00 PM
It's "Oc-Tohver" This Month at Against the Odds!

It's Oc-tohver at Against the Odds (probably for the last time). ATO's famed developer, Lembit Tohver, is retiring this year. Throughout his many years of fantastic service, he always gave "something extra" to us. Extra insight on players aid charts. Extra playtesting to achieve balance and re-playability. Extra gamer understanding. To celebrate his long years of service, we too are giving "Something Extra" throughout October. Simply choose our PICK 3 ZIPLOCKS special offer and it becomes a PICK 4! (choose four standard ziplocks). Or choose our PICK 2 BIG ZIPLOCKS and it becomes a PICK 3! There is no limit to this offer, so if you want two of the Pick 3 bundles, you can take eight issues with games, or select a Pick 3 and a Pick 2 Bigs. The choices are yours!
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 10/14/2018 3:15:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#886) for 14-Oct-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#885).
Game: Cold Warrior

Publisher: Game Crafter
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/12/2018 10:49:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Spies vs spies: First impression of Cold Warrior

So, who is "Gargan Chuen"? Paul Owen, in his Man OverBoard blog, reviews Game Crafter's Cold Warrior, a spy game where "…secrets, cunning, and double crosses replace the bullets and bombs of a hot war...". Paul offers a thorough analysis of the game, and despite some concerns, concludes "…Cold Warrior strongly conveys its theme of espionage, secret agents, and international intrigue in every play of a card."
Game: Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943 - 1945

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/10/2018 3:11:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Speed is life, altitude is life insurance” New Wing Leader Board Games Review

"This system is a must have for air war enthusiasts." Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 for Armchair General, giving it a 96% rating. Rick is a serious aviation game addict, so check out what leads him to claim that "…designer Lee Brimmicombe-Wood has struck aviation gold!"
Game: Heroes of Normandy - The Untold Stories Expansion

Series: Heroes of Normandy
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/8/2018 9:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Untold Stories - L'nL

"…individuals and squads come to life in a way that matches the world of the tactical game." Norm, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, takes a fascinating look at Lock ‘n Load Publishing's Heroes of Normandy - The Untold Stories expansion. With a nice overview of the whole package, see why he concludes that "…in a crowded tactical genre, this is an interesting and innovative way of doing module expansion."
Game: Friedland

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 5:39:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Friedland - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Friedland is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Eylau

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 4:29:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Eylau - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Eylau is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Borodino

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 4:21:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Borodino - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Borodino is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Gettysburg

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 3:55:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Gettysburg - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Gettysburg is a regimental level simulation of all three days of the battle developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/5/2018 8:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO’s Combined Tabletop Footprint

"What do you need to 'see the elephant' and grock the maps…"? Alan Emrich discusses plans for the buildout of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II monster game project. Lots to look forward to; and then, what is "Volume 0: Dark Beginnings"?
Game: World of Warships

Publisher: Wargaming.net
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/3/2018 9:35:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Silent Hunter: Submarine trial coming to World of Warships

"The added elements of stealth and surprise will no doubt change the way every WoWS player plays." Jim Moreno has some thoughts about the upcoming submarines trial event in World of Warships. Jim has some details on how the expansion will work, and is really looking forward to it. His advice? "…be sure to queue up Halloween for this limited event."
Game: The U.S. Civil War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2018 9:59:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/2/2018 9:39:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Gimpy's Gal Guesses Stalingrad

From the "better late than never" department, here's a very unusual unboxing. She makes up in enthusiasm what she lacks in actual wargaming experience. For all men out there that wonder what their wives are really thinking about "the games", here's some insight. I'm sure that Emanuele from VentoNuovo will forgive her for calling his company a Spanish game company, because she meant well. The "outtakes" in the last 45 seconds are very entertaining. (Sorry to Gimpy *and* his gal that this didn't get posted in time to support the flag-raising event on 9/11. Next time...)