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


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.

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...


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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Pub Dates
Game: Campaign for North Africa
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 95
Date: 3/4/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Game Mentioned on The Big Bang Theory! (Season 11, Episode 16)

You know you've hit the "big time" when you get mentioned on a top rated television show... particularly when you're mentioned by uber-geek Sheldon Cooper of 'The Big Bang Theory' (Season 11, Episode 16). Apparently, while waiting for one of the other characters to deliver a baby, Sheldon thought it would be fun to pass the time playing "Campaign for North Africa" which is known as being an "impossible to finish" war game. Thanks to our own Pat L. for sharing this...
Article ID: 94
Date: 2/4/2018
Poster: Pat L.
The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1500 Hours To Complete

Would you play a game that takes 1,500 hours for you and 9 friends? Luke Winkie finds a teenager in Minnesota who is determined to try. There is no record of anybody ever completing SPI’s Campaign For North Africa and with good reason. And what about the controversial macaroni rule? Winkle gets some insight from the game’s designer, Richard Berg.
Article ID: 93
Date: 4/7/2016
Poster: Mark D.
The Wretched Excess of ‘The Campaign for North Africa’

"The mother of all wargames is impossible to play". What a way to start an article. But I just couldn't resist reading it... and it's a great read! Hat tip to author Robert Beckhusen, writing for the "War is Boring" blog.
Article ID: 92
Date: 9/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Michael Miller: Cyberboard Module & Support Forum

This group intends to play SPI's Campaign for North Africa via Cyberboard. Michael Miller's forum offers a very sophisticated set of play aids, digitized rules and charts, and has (hopefully) fixed the broken air game mechanics. Visit the forum and let them know if you're interested in getting involved.
Article ID: 78
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 79
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Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 80
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Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 81
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 82
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 83
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 84
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 85
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
complete order of battles (zipped Excel file)

Article ID: 86
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review page #1

Article ID: 87
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review page #2

Article ID: 88
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review page #3

Article ID: 89
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Poster: Mark D.
Review page #4

Article ID: 90
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review page #5

Article ID: 91
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
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