Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

The Wargamer's Guide to... The best WW1 strategy games

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Do you agree? celebrates the final centenary year of World War I with a survey of the best, in their opinion, computer-based games on the conflict.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/21/2018

50 Reasons Card Driven Games Are Still Awesome

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"Cards add randomization and tension." The folks at the WargameHQ blog reflect on why Card Driven Games (CDGs) still definitely matter! Maybe it's just because "…you have thought more about Kentucky than most states (if you don’t live or have business there) from a game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/12/2018

Music at war through the ages.

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A little old text but gave me the curiosity to search more about some orchestra pieces that were made through war times. Also on the website there is a lot of other interesting articles.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 2/12/2018

The U.S. Navy Cannot Fight North Korea Alone

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How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? It can’t. Or at least it stands little chance of doing so by its lonesome barring improbable circumstances. Interesting article written by James Holmes for the "War is Boring" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/25/2018

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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "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

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

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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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Hammer of the Scots
Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 53
Date: 4/16/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Cody Carlson: Video Review: TDG Hammer of the Scots

Short video Review by Cody Carlson for his "Discriminating Gamer" Blog. Includes a comparison to 2 other games that use blocks for units: Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign 1815; and Athens & Sparta.
Article ID: 52
Date: 8/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hiew's Boardgame Blog: Replay

Nice review/replay from Hiew Chok Sien for his namesake blog.
Article ID: 51
Date: 1/8/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Moshe Callen: BGG Review

BGG review by Moshe Callen
Article ID: 50
Date: 1/28/2011
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 49
Date: 6/11/2009
Poster: Mark D.
John R: Review

BGG review by John R
Article ID: 48
Date: 5/6/2009
Poster: Mark D.
Anders Young: BGG Review

Short review on BGG by Anders Young
Article ID: 47
Date: 3/29/2009
Poster: Mark D.
Dan Poole: BGG Review

BGG review by Dan Poole
Article ID: 46
Date: 9/30/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Virre Linwendil: BGG Review

BGG review by Virre Linwendil
Article ID: 44
Date: 12/27/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Paulo Inacio: BGG Review

BGG review posted by Paulo Inacio
Article ID: 43
Date: 12/13/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Bill Abner: BGG Review

BGG review posted by Bill Abner
Article ID: 42
Date: 9/14/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Andrew Carlstrom: BGG Review

BGG review by Andrew Carlstrom
Article ID: 40
Date: 8/29/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Helpful review by Johnny L. Wilson for Armchair General.
Article ID: 35
Date: 7/4/2004
Poster: Mark D.
Paul O'Connor: Replay

Detailed replay submitted by Paul O'Connor
Article ID: 25
Date: 8/27/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Andrew Walters: Review

Review by Andrew Walters
Article ID: 26
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules 3.0 (PDF)

Updated rules from Columbia Games
Article ID: 27
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Battleboard (PDF)

Player Aid from Columbia Games
Article ID: 29
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Steffan O'Sullivan: Review and Player Aid

Review and player aid.
Article ID: 33
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gamebox (zipped file)

Article ID: 34
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 36
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Above the Fields: PBEM Aid

PBEM aid from Above the Fields
Article ID: 39
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
German rules translation (PDF file)

Article ID: 41
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Official Website

Columbia Games game site