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.

Phalanx 2018 War Game Show

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"Run by ‘The Spartans’ wargame club and held at Sutton Leisure Centre, near St. Helens, North West UK, "Phalanx 2018" is one of the shows on my ‘must support’ circuit, with a ‘use it or lose it’ ethos". So says Norm Smith, writing for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/18/2018

Gaming for Peace Conference (Dublin, January 2019)

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A Gaming for Peace conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on 10-11 January 2019. Gaming for Peace is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. Read more about it on PaxSims...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/6/2018

Pewterpocalypse: 3D Printing in Table-Top Wargaming

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"…is this the long awaited lead and pewter killer in miniature wargaming?" Bill Gray offers the results of a research foray into 3-D printing from wargamer's perspective. Intriguingly, he finds that "…there is a lot of free stuff out there to alleviate some of the cost and time issues."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/1/2018

No Enemies Here - Wargaming News

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No Enemies Here: War Gaming News is not affiliated with any company nor does it do reviews. Instead it provides a weekly show about the goings-on in the War Gaming community around the world.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/26/2018

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.

South China Sea: Learning Game Replay

Mark D. and Harvey Mossman go head to head in a learning game of "South China Sea", a recently published title from Compass Games. This is a learning game for both of us so there will be lots of mistakes. But we'll try to keep the article updated as the game progresses.

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.

More Grognard Originals...

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Hearts of Iron
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 166
Date: 6/13/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron 4 DLC Buying Guide

"…I got some of my most entertaining playthroughs trying to scrape by on the mean streets of South-Central Europe." T.J. Hafer considers the various DLC's now available for Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. Some of the fun is in country/control options, and other elements are more tactical. Still, T.J. points out "…don’t do anything you couldn’t accomplish already by micro-managing your tanks."
Article ID: 165
Date: 1/8/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
After Action Report: Hearts of Iron IV - Kingdom of Romania Axis Playthrough

So how does "...the entire USSR capitulate to Romania."? Joe Robinson plays Romania in an AAR of Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV, with a very different strategic thrust to the war. "We fought D-Day hundreds of times, over and over…"
Article ID: 164
Date: 11/2/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Paradox Announces First Hearts of Iron IV Expansion

"Together for Victory" Joe Robinson provides some details on the upcoming first expansion for Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV. The expansion offers new features and a focus on the Commonwealth nations. Might one of the dominions leave the Crown?
Article ID: 163
Date: 7/13/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron IV Review Part Two: Age of Destruction

"What has the Reich been doing all this time?" James Cobb continues his review of Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. "In its present state, Hearts of Iron IV teeters on the edge of greatness", but...
Article ID: 162
Date: 7/8/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron IV Review Part One: Road to War

"Focus, Adolph, Focus!" James Cobb offers a first-half review of the civilian side of Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. The game is clearly a "total immersion" aficionado's favorite catnip. Take charge of the details: "research, diplomacy, trade, construction, production, recruitment and logistics"!
Article ID: 158
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 159
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 160
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 161
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.