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.

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? Wargamer.com 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 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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Latest Challenge

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Game: ArmA 3

Publisher: Bohemia Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/23/2018 9:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: ArmA 3: Tanks DLC

"…the campaigns constantly berate you for failing to act suicidal." Ian Boudreau checks out Bohemia Interactive's ArmA 3 Tanks DLC, which he recommends for hard-core devotees of the game, but on which he otherwise has an entertainingly negative slant: "…I once sent the T-140 I was commanding into a gravity-defying aerial spin by nudging up against a small rock."
Game: Blitzkrieg in the West

Publisher: Canvas Temple Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 10:01:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Blitzkrieg in the West - Kickstarter Ending Soon!

Blitzkrieg in the West is a simulation of the German campaign in Western Europe, 1940. The Wehrmacht stunned the world by defeating the Allied armies in a few short weeks. Yet prior to the start of the campaign, no one expected such a victory. Kickstarter campaign ending soon!
Game: At Neuve Chapelle

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 3:47:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Marco Arnaudo reviews At Neuve Chapelle

Marco Arnaudo provides a detailed video review of At Neuve Chapelle from White Dog Games. Game play includes artillery fire, movement, assault, and defensive fire. Although the British side is hampered by command control problems and operations are difficult for both sides, Marco concludes that the challenges are worthy of a good game rating.
Game: At Neuve Chapelle

Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 3:15:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Robert “Smitty” Smith reviews At Neuve Chapelle

Robert Smith, aka “M1Tanker”, provides a detailed review of this little discussed battle from early WWI at the beginning of trench warfare from White Dog Games. The game design closely follows the historical problems encountered making the game a fun challenge.
Game: Air & Armor

Publisher: West End Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 2:38:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Air & Armor, 2 After Action Reports

The Big Board, a long term gaming blog, presents 2 after action reports for Air & Armor from West End Games. The second AAR can be found at the bottom of the linked page and is in two parts. The notes are brief but numerous illustrations provide a close look at the map and counters for each turn.
Game: Air & Armor

Publisher: West End Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 2:10:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Air & Armor from West End Games

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for West End Games’ Air & Armor. 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: Air & Armor

Publisher: West End Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2018 2:03:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Artillery Markers for Air & Armor

Markus Stumptner has created house rules and game aids for many games listed here. He has created a colorful set of artillery markers with and without target symbols for Air & Armor, a “what if?” war between NATO and the former Warsaw Pact forces from West End Games.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 4/22/2018 12:55:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#861) for 22-Apr-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#860).
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2018 10:06:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Under an Iron Sky - Living Rules (PDF)

Latest version (v13) of living rules for the new "1985: Under an Iron Sky" game by Thin Red Line Games.
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2018 10:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Scenario 4 is Now Available!

Scenario 4 is Now Available! The 27 Guards Motorized Rifle Division continues the attack against the 1st Brigade-3rd Infantry Division. Both sides call in air strikes... Once again, thanks to Chris Selman for sharing.
Game: Conquest of Paradise

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/20/2018 7:59:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Conquest of Paradise As a Eurogame

"I love mechanisms in which the person in last place gains an advantage over other players." David Waldorf considers whether GMT Games' Conquest of Paradise is a Eurogame. In his 'yes' column, there's the fact that "As you play, you may find yourself caring more about how to accumulate the most victory points than seeking the well-being of your tribe…"
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!
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...