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.

Recap of the San Diego Historical Game Convention by Moe Fitzgerald

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Moe Fitzgerald's recap of the San Diego Historical Games Convention, featuring several game previews from GMT Games.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/17/2017


Medic! The Role of Medical Treatment in Wargames

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"Let’s say you’ve just secured a town from the Soviets, but took a fair number of casualties in the process." Sean Couture considers the medical and psychological aspects of combat and how some games strive to integrate them, which "…reminds players that the strength of their strategies and by extension their armies [is] weighed in how responsibly they handle their forces and how many lives they unnecessarily throw away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/15/2017


Mobile Warfare: A Wargamer's Guide to Gaming on Vacation

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"In such dark times, computer gaming is my salvation." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers a relief-for-those-stranded-on-vacation guide for the wargamer away from home. "Joy sticks are bulky, and according to my wife, immediately identifies you as a nerd high priest (. . . and this is a problem because, I ask?)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/3/2017


Fontenoy 1745

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"...there are two reasons for everything, the good reason and the real reason." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, regales us with fascinating details of the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Turns out the French commander, Marshal Saxe , "...had nearly as many enemies at his back as on the battlefield. But he handled them all."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/1/2017


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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
Game Type: Board

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.