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.

Recap of the San Diego Historical Game Convention by Moe Fitzgerald

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Moe Fitzgerald's recap of the San Diego Historical Games Convention, featuring several game previews from GMT Games.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/17/2017


Medic! The Role of Medical Treatment in Wargames

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"Let’s say you’ve just secured a town from the Soviets, but took a fair number of casualties in the process." Sean Couture considers the medical and psychological aspects of combat and how some games strive to integrate them, which "…reminds players that the strength of their strategies and by extension their armies [is] weighed in how responsibly they handle their forces and how many lives they unnecessarily throw away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/15/2017


Mobile Warfare: A Wargamer's Guide to Gaming on Vacation

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"In such dark times, computer gaming is my salvation." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers a relief-for-those-stranded-on-vacation guide for the wargamer away from home. "Joy sticks are bulky, and according to my wife, immediately identifies you as a nerd high priest (. . . and this is a problem because, I ask?)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/3/2017


Fontenoy 1745

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"...there are two reasons for everything, the good reason and the real reason." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, regales us with fascinating details of the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Turns out the French commander, Marshal Saxe , "...had nearly as many enemies at his back as on the battlefield. But he handled them all."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/1/2017


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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 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...


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Game:

Publisher: Dr. Richter Konfliktsimulationen
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/11/2017 9:57:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Russians strike West and the clock tolls for Hindenburg’s Hour! Game Review

"Good things do come in small packages!" Ray Garbee checks out Dr. Richter's Hindenburg’s Hour: The Tannenberg Campaign, 1914 for Armchair General, giving it a 94% rating. The game presents a solitaire challenge which you must find a way to defeat the lumbering Russians in detail: "Do this effectively and the starving Russian armies will surrender en masse."
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/10/2017 5:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem Rules Variant and Map Corrections

In issue #21 of Phoenix magazine, R. Cremers corrects errors on the map for SPI’s Arnhem and adds several rules variants to make the game more realistic.
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/10/2017 5:11:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
75 concise reviews

With a rating of 7.2 out of 10 from 197 reviewers, SPI’s Arnhem does pretty well from the Board Game Database bloggers. Read 75 brief reviews here.
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/10/2017 4:54:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem After Action Report

O. C. Gamer provides some of the history behind SPI’s Arnhem game along with a short, disastrous after action report for the allies in his “Obsessive Compulsive Gamer” blog.
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/10/2017 4:35:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem Rules Variant

Roger Morley offers a way to avoid “gaming” the reinforcement rules for SPI’s Arnhem by extending the “fog of war” to the reinforcement schedule. This could be a universal variant for most board war games.
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/10/2017 4:09:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
J. A. Nelson’s Designer Notes for SPI’s Arnhem

J. A. Nelson, war game designer for SPI, provides his thoughts on the critical elements of the design for this game.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 12/10/2017 11:40:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#842) for 10-Dec-2017 and the winners for the last Challenge (#841).
Game: Alfred the Great: The Ethandun Campaign

Series: Warrior Kings Campaign Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/9/2017 12:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Alfred the Great Announcement - The Ethandun Campaign

"… the King is on the march!" High Flying Dice Games announces their new release, Alfred the Great: The EthanDun Campaign, part of the Warrior Kings Campaign Series. "…in this era risks must be taken to take and hold the crown."
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/8/2017 10:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Minoans

Want to play a civilization that is "…envied as much for its wealth as it was respected for its command of the seas."? Designer Mark McLaughlin covers the advantages of the Minoans in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. Can't hurt that the "...Minoans are the only true sea power..." in the game!
Publisher: Compass Games

Date: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 PM
Compass Games Holiday Sale!

HUGE Holiday Sales Event Happening Now at Compass Games!.

Celebrate the holidays by taking advantage of our HUGE Holiday Sale happening now. Great savings on still-in-stock items, perfect for gifting yourself, your family, and friends!

* Preorder Games: 25% off retail
* Recent Releases: 25-30% off retail
* Still in Stock Items: 40% off retail at special Holiday Prices!
Game: War Room

Publisher: Nightingale Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/6/2017 9:05:00 PM
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
A heavy WWII board game with a new map concept

Immersive game with each people taking a nation with territories, ressources and combat. Great stacking method of counting units. Series of youtube video about the game.
Game: Revolution Road

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/6/2017 8:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Revolution Road

Enrico Viglino is back, covering the angles on Compass Games' Revolution Road. Check out the videos! (Video links may not work in Internet Explorer)
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/4/2017 10:23:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Designer's Notes, Part 1

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. Interesting reading, as always...
Game: Festung Breslau 1945

Publisher: Strategemata
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/4/2017 10:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Festung Breslau: A BoardgamingLife Review of Strategemata’s Game of Hitler’s Fortress City Under Siege

In depth review of Festung Breslau 1945, written by Paul Comben for The Boardgaming Life.
Publisher: VentoNuovo Games

Date: 12/4/2017 10:00:00 PM
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Now on Kickstarter!

The battle for Stalingrad saw terrible fighting that went street by street, building by building, and room by room. Every rooftop was a firing position. Every sewer was an attack route. The Germans would call it the "Rat War." Both sides pumped artillery, bombs, rockets, and men into the city, and the burning rubble could be seen from 30 miles (50km) away by air, like something out of Dante's Inferno. It became a "test of wills," between Stalin and Hitler... and the troops paid a terrible price, as Stalingrad was the bloodiest campaign in World War 2. With so much drama involved, the Stalingrad campaign has prompted many boardgame designs.

But none like this...

Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - from VentoNuovo Games - Now Available on Kickstarter!
Game: Order of Battle: Panzerkrieg

Series: Order of Battle
Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/4/2017 8:31:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Order of Battle: Panzerkrieg

"It’s all too easy to diffuse your forces by splitting them up among various objectives…" Ian Boudreau reviews Slitherine's Order of Battle: Panzerkrieg, the latest expansion of the franchise. This is mass warfare, and Ian likes the way that the maps, new unit types and other details contribute to that feel, concluding that "...Panzerkrieg is a welcome addition and a stiff tactical challenge worthy of your time."
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/3/2017 9:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Interview with Emanuele Santandrea

Interview with designer/publisher Emanuele Santandrea of VentoNuovo Games. In preparation for the start of the Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, Emanuele answers questions about the game and provides an exclusive sneak peek of the Collector's Edition Map...
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2017 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
THE East Front Wargame After All These Years?

"There are options upon options and possibilities within possibilities." Jeff Nyquist offers his thoughts on Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, comparing it to a number of other well-known East Front games of the past. "Here is a mini-monster wargame without the tediousness that typically attends them."
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/1/2017 8:28:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Fistful of Rubles

"Mystery Meat to Fill Gaps"? Kevin Roust explores reinforcement trade-offs for the Soviet player in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, to include tips on being "in character": "That is a very Stalin-esque order to give when the Soviets can afford the losses and the Axis can’t afford the time."
Game: Target for Today: Bombers Over the Reich, 1942-45

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/29/2017 8:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Bombs Away! Target for Today hits right on target! Board Game Review.

Want a "...superb narrative experience..."? Rick Martin reviews Legion War Games' Target for Today Bombers Over the Reich, which is a somewhat more role-playing oriented update of Avalon Hill's B-17, Queen of the Skies. Rick gives the game an Armchair General 95% rating, concluding that "'Target for Today' is a fantastic game which spins a rich narrative of World War 2 bomber missions."
Game: A Distant Plain

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/27/2017 11:09:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Walking the Distant Plain

"You’re never certain if your allies or your enemies are more dangerous for accomplishing your objectives." U.S. Army Afghan vet Chris Davis discusses the challenges faced by Americans in that country, and how GMT Games' A Distant Plain manages to capture much of the feel that experience. "The interdependency fostered by the game reflects the difficulty of solving the conflict."
Game: A Mighty Fortress

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2017 6:41:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
A Mighty Fortress - Video Review by Enrico

Today, we get a double-dose of unhappiness from Enrico Viglino, this time in his coverage of the new edition of "A Mighty Fortress".
Game: The '45: The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2017 6:36:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The '45 - Video Review by Enrico

A less than enthusiastic intro/review/AAR by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Space Empires: 4X

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2017 6:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
New Pictures of SPACE EMPIRES 4X eXpansion Replicators released!

New Pictures of GMT's SPACE EMPIRES 4X eXpansion Replicators hex tiles and counters shared by Oblique Prometheus.
Game: Business Strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 11/26/2017 4:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Business Strategy - Record Sheet (reverse side)

Scan of the reverse side of the game record sheet for Avalon Hill's "Business Strategy" game.