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.

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


Old Dogs Vol III: Windows 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

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"Much better than hitting the computer with a hammer!" Zach Zimmerman continues a series of "how-to" articles focused on keeping venerable computer wargame titles alive and playable.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/29/2018


Phalanx 2018 War Game Show

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"Run by ‘The Spartans’ wargame club and held at Sutton Leisure Centre, near St. Helens, North West UK, "Phalanx 2018" is one of the shows on my ‘must support’ circuit, with a ‘use it or lose it’ ethos". So says Norm Smith, writing for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/18/2018


Gaming for Peace Conference (Dublin, January 2019)

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A Gaming for Peace conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on 10-11 January 2019. Gaming for Peace is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. Read more about it on PaxSims...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/6/2018


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.

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 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.

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
Date: N/A
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
Date: N/A
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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