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.

Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


The Wargamer's Guide to 2018

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"This could be a real wargaming gem to see out the year...". Check out a compendium of games still claiming release this year. The article has tidbits on seven upcoming games, like the one that "…will often force you to choose between your men and the mission."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/24/2018


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 - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

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...

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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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
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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
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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
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Poster: Mark D.
Review page #5

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