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.

Tracer Rounds: What Do You Buy, Read, or Play?

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"...how many of us bought something with the express purpose of studying the game more than playing it?" Brant Guillory muses on a not oft considered aspect of being a wargamer: "What do you buy? What do you read? What do you play? And why do things end up in those different buckets?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/11/2017


Convergence: Using Counter Games as Miniature Campaign Platforms

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"I call this TSS, or Tabletop Suicide Syndrome..." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray discusses how to integrate your miniatures actions into a broader context, and the benefits to be gained from doing so. "…I am amazed how much discretion appears when players realize that what they end up with may be all they have when the next tabletop battle is announced."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/29/2017


PAXsims video about military formation of military students.

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Explanation of formation for Army personals with wargames. We see Triumph and Tragedy, For the people, Pericles of GMT games and other to learn military history and context. Learning how war was done and how the students can learn to do better of what history has been. Gives some idea of good games out there.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 9/28/2017


Electronic Cardboard v2.1

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Resurrected by designer Rich Hogen, "Electronic Cardboard" was originally conceived as a Game Assist Program (GAP) for the Play-By-Electronic-Mail (PBEM) community. It was created to address the need for non-destructive overlay of bitmaps atop bitmaps. Although features are based on gaming needs, EC may be universally useful for overlaying tasks.
In the modern computing environment EC can be used in conjunction with Netmeeting or Webex or similar desktop sharing software to play a game in real time, i.e. synchronously. Gaming references in this Help file assume asynchronous play (e.g. PBEM).

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/16/2017


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: Fire in the Lake
Publisher: GMT Games

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 10/22/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Fire in the Lake Variant by Volko Ruhnke and Mark Herman

Game variant rules devised by designers Volko Ruhnke and Mark Herman to address some complaints that the US side is favored too much particularly in tournament of the short game.
Article ID: 10
Date: 2/3/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Robert Delwood pens a review of Fire in the Lake for Armchair General.
Article ID: 9
Date: 1/15/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Drive Thru Video: Review

Joel Eddy takes on a tour of the latest game in GMT's COIN series: Fire in the Lake. Excellent video review.
Article ID: 8
Date: 12/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hudson's Hideout: Quick 1-Card Play Tutorial

Game Hudson, of the Hudson's Hideout blog, produced a short video that takes you through a single card play from the game's tutorial. If you're totally new to the game, it's worth a look-see.
Article ID: 7
Date: 12/16/2014
Poster: Mark D.
InsideGMT: Perfect Openings - First Turn VC Strategy

I've been enjoying the InsideGMT blog, and wanted to contribute something. I now have the honor of authoring the very first Strategy article on the site. Please take a look at my article "Perfect Openings: First Turn VC Strategy"… and maybe contribute one of your own "Perfect" moves... - Mark D.
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/6/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Shut Up and Sit Down: Review

Nice, if somewhat conflicted, review of "Fire in the Lake" by Matt Thrower of the outstanding Shut Up and Sit Down crew. Make sure you read it all the way through because the first few paragraphs don't tell the whole story…
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Arthur Switalski: Player Aid (PDF)

Outstanding and most useful player aid, definitely from the "one that should have been in the box" category. Thanks to Arthur Switalski for his efforts in creating, and generosity in sharing, this handy reference card.
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Grogheads: Review

Nice review of "Fire in the Lake", penned by Michael Eckenfels for Grogheads.
Article ID: 3
Date: 10/17/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Video Coverage

The full spectrum video coverage that we've come to expect from Enrico Viglino applied to GMT's recent effort Fire in the Lake.
Article ID: 2
Date: 10/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
PaxSims: Review

Concise review by Rex Brynen for the PaxSims site, providing an overview of the game experience and summarizing some of the action. Includes their preferred musical accompaniment for the game. And the "Stairway to Heaven" time limit rule should probably be adopted by all players of this game.
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/13/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Video review by Marco Arnaudo, covering GMT's latest game in the COIN series.