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

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Game Articles


 
 

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

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.
FAQ

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