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.

Moe's Game Table - Gaming at WBC 2018 - Part 2

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Part #2 of Moe Fitzgerald's trip to the World Boardgaming Championships in the appropriately named town of Champion, Pennsylvania.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/8/2018

Moe's Game Table - Gaming at WBC 2018 - Part 1

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Last week Moe Fitzgerald of Moe's Game Table site, made the trek from Dallas, Texas to the World Boardgaming Championships in the appropriately named town of Champion, Pennsylvania. While there, he had the chance to check out several upcoming games and learn of updates to existing ones. Read part #1 of his coverage here...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/5/2018

Historicon 2018: Historicon Comes Home

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"…this year the company of doughty presenters was just a little bit different and a little bit special." Bill Gray offers an after action report on this year's Historicon, held in Lancaster, PA. Bill found plenty to enjoy, given that "…this year’s program weighed in at a whopping 104 pages of which 57 were devoted to game listings."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/23/2018

Reserve Troops From 35 Board Games

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Marco Bijl presents samples of plastic figures from 35 board games on the Plastic Soldier Review web site. The article has a list of links for the games found on the BoardGameGeek web site, many illustrations of the plastic figures, and commentary concerning the size, number of poses, and colors used by the game publishers.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 7/1/2018

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, 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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises ( 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.

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

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

More Grognard Originals...

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Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Advance of the Reich
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Series: Squad Battles
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 4
Date: 5/28/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich: Breakout at Lozovenka Video Replay

You are surrounded and need to break through to your lines. You have a good number of infantry supported by a few mortars and tanks. Can you break through? YouTube poster MJL uses a “learn as you go” approach to get the Russians home in the “Attempted Breakout at Lozovenka” scenario. MJL presents a 17 part video of his unsuccessful operation illustrating many of the features found in the Squad Battles series from HPS Simulations including the importance of planning, the effect of terrain for cover and advancement, the strength of combined arms, the need for leader placement to rally troops and the will to advance over seeking cover.
Article ID: 3
Date: 4/29/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Yartsevo Video Replay

Holding a weak position for the Russians, YouTube poster MJL manages a major victory in the “Counterattack at Yartsevo” scenario in the HPS Simulations Squad Battles series game Advance of the Reich. This 3 part video shows how improved positions and tenacity can hold off a strong advancing force.
Article ID: 2
Date: 4/29/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Video Replay

MJL, prolific YouTube poster, takes his first look at Advance of the Reich one of the HPS Simulations games in the Squad Battles series. Using a learn-as-you-go approach, MJL tries the “Heavy Tanks at Rossienie” scenario pitting Russian heavy tanks against a German medium tank contingent. This three part video is a preliminary introduction to the look and feel of the game system.
Article ID: 1
Date: 4/16/2018
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.