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.

Why Does America Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Hitler and Mussolini.

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Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest, makes the case for keeping a strong U.S. Navy carrier force intact...


Kaliningrad Fires is war, but no game

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Semantics, semantics! Rex Brynen has a tart comment or two about Kaliningrad Fires, the first of a series of what The Strategy Bridge bills as a series of wargames. Per Rex, "…it isn’t really a wargame at all."


Forgotten Theatres of World War 2

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"… I think that they should be transposed over into the virtual medium we call gaming." Sean Couture considers two "unsung" campaigns of World War II which, in his opinion, have only been addressed by games that were "…sadly superficial at best." A couple of interesting choices!


New magazines to discover this month!

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New magazine for this month. Some solo games included and information about upcoming wargames. Happy reading!


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.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861)

Grognard.com: No Safe Harbor Review

Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.

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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Game: Founding Fathers
Publisher: Rick Heli

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 560
Date: 3/2/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Ladies & Orators: A Founding Fathers Expansion

This expansion kit translates an early date for suffrage for women into the possibility of ladies participating in the government. In addition several Statesmen like Daniel Webster now have a new Orator ability. Others like Andrew Jackson have improved Ability when they act as General. And as always there are more opportunities for subterfuge...
Article ID: 559
Date: 5/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Founding Fathers: Upgrade Kit

Spotlight on Games have just released the Founding Fathers Upgrade Kit that brings the game up to date with the one that is currently shipping. It includes 36 updated cards, plus revised rules and player mats.
Article ID: 558
Date: 9/23/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Replay

But wait… there's more. There's actually a series of videos by Enrico Viglino for Founding Fathers, including a complete play-through (albeit solitaire).
Article ID: 557
Date: 9/22/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Review

An hour-long read through of the rules by Enrico Viglino. It's a tough game to review well without having played it a few times, but Enrico does a good job.
Article ID: 556
Date: 8/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

A preliminary look at Rick Heli's recent release, Founding Fathers, by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 555
Date: 7/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Founding Fathers: Release of Boxed Version

Just in time for the 4th of July, the new edition of "Founding Fathers" from designer Rick Heli and graphic artist Luca Cammisa. No longer just cards, but a complete game with box and bits and even a full color rule book.
Article ID: 554
Date: 4/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Spotlight On Games: Print & Play Game

Politics in the early American Republic starting with George Washington in the executive chair and continuing to the possible outbreak of the Civil War. A complete Print n Play board game including game map, cards, rules, charts, etc. This entertaining and educational game, from the mind of Rick Heli, also includes special edition rules for classroom use.