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.

Interview with John Poniske Designer of Flanks of Gettysburg from Compass Games

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John Poniske is a prolific designer and we have enjoyed several of his games including Revolution Road from Compass Games, Plains Indian Wars from GMT Games (as yet unreleased but nearing completion), Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games, Hearts and Minds from Worthington Games and Maori Wars: The New Zealand Land Wars 1845-1872 from Legion Wargames. The Players Aid talk to him about his design philosophy and his upcoming game, Flanks of Gettysburg to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 1/6/2021


Warlord Epic ACW - painting and comparing

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"...this post is going to look at what it might mean to my wargames table...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out a sample of the new Epic Battles: American Civil War miniatures from Warlord Games. Check out why Norm feels he can give the product "…a big thumbs up, another area of choice for the customer and in our relatively small hobby…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/6/2021


A Brief History of Naval Wargames

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Kyle Mizokami gives a brief history behind the US Navy’s use of war games on the US Naval Institute’s News page. These games have played an important role in US Navy strategy and tactics. “After the war, Admiral Nimitz was to remark, “The war with Japan had been reenacted in the game rooms at the Naval War College by so many people and in so many different ways, that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise . . . absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war; we had not visualized these.”…”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 1/4/2021


Marengo 1800

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"...Marengo, the putative victory that cemented Napoleon's hold on power." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another one of his exquisite battle illuminations. This time, an engagement with a role on the path of power: "Bonaparte realized that if he were to retain his dictatorial powers, he had to deliver victory and a satisfactory end to the war."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/1/2021


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

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!

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Game: Memoir'44
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Richard Borg

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 360
Date: 12/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Battle of Guadalcanal – US 1943 attack – Memoir’44 breakthrough format

"The Japanese did not expect an invasion of Guadalcanal in 1942. On August 7th, the 1st Marine Division landed unopposed and occupied the partially built airfield. The Japanese defenders, caught by surprise, fled into the jungle. From there, Japanese commanders on Guadalcanal began planning a counterattack to recapture the strategic airfield. It would become known later as Henderson Field." begins the Boardgames Chronicle in their session report utilizing the Brekthrough format in a Pacific war scenario utilizing Memoir ' 44 published by Days of Wonder. "The Memoir’44 Breakthrough format becomes one of my favorite. It allows for interesting maneuvers, gives space to redeploy units and has great deck of cards. In last two games we used Combat Cards which additionally enhance our experience."
Article ID: 359
Date: 11/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Battle of Guadalcanal – playing using Memoir’44 breakthrough format

"The idea was to play a breakthrough format Guadalcanal 1942 scenarios, featuring Bloody Ridge, Lunga Point and Matanikau clashes. They can be combined into a multi-map game giving a really great and grandiose experience." states The Boardgames Chronicle in their opening report on a replay of Memoir' 44 Pacific Theater expansion published by Days of Wonder.
Article ID: 358
Date: 3/21/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look at some scenarios from the Winter Wars Campaign from the popular game Memoir '44 published by Days of Wonder.
Article ID: 357
Date: 1/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars in Breakthrough format!

Boardgames Chronicle gives us a quick replay of Memoir’44 Winter Wars Expansion published by Days of Wonder
Article ID: 356
Date: 10/20/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Continuing with large format!

Recently I had the opportunity to play Memoir’44 expansion – D-Days Landings twice. First, we focused on the British sector of that titanic struggle – Juno and Gold beaches. Them commemorating 75th D-Day anniversary, we played Utah and Airborne sectors. Now it was time for bloody Omaha and Utah – historically, most eventful sectors...
Article ID: 355
Date: 9/29/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 1

"Today I would like to focus on my campaign with one of my favorite add-ons – Winter Wars expansion. This is the ten scenarios, all focused on crucial 2 weeks of Christmas 1944 in the Ardennes – place of great German counter-offensive..." Shared by The Boardgames Chronicle blog.
Article ID: 354
Date: 6/9/2019
Poster: Mark D.
D-Day Landing Expansion - 75th D-Day anniversary replay!

"What better way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day than to set up "Memoir'44: D-Day landing expansion" and plunge into the largest seaborne operation in history. Read the session report from our most epic and even struggle - on Utah beaches and with Airborne landings!" Shared by The Board Games Chronicle...
Article ID: 353
Date: 2/27/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir'44 Scenario: D-Day Landings (Juno + Sword)

Memoir '44 Replay - shared by Boardgames Chronicle. Our third game in large format of Memoir '44 in D-Day Landings version (previously we played Utah+Omaha as well as Utah Beach + American Airborne). That was "hell" of the game and really intense firefight!
Article ID: 352
Date: 4/20/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir '44 - Shut Up & Sit Down Review

Hugely entertaining and informative review by the good folk at Shut Up & Sit Down web site.
Article ID: 313
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 314
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
reviews

Article ID: 315
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 316
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario replays

Article ID: 317
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 318
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 319
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 320
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Expansion set

Article ID: 321
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variants (Word fle)

Article ID: 322
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 323
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 324
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 325
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 326
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 327
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 328
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Avalom Hilly game module (9Mb)

Article ID: 329
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 330
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Air Pack

Article ID: 331
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for replays

Article ID: 332
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 333
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Pacific Theater expansion

Article ID: 334
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 335
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
unofficial FAQ v12 (PDF file)

Article ID: 336
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Mediterranean Theater expansion

Article ID: 337
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Hedgerow Hell expansion

Article ID: 338
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Operation Overlord expansion

Article ID: 339
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Mediterranean Theater expansion

Article ID: 340
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Hedgerow Hell expansion

Article ID: 341
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Overlord rules

Article ID: 342
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 343
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 344
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Campaign Book 1

Article ID: 345
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Tigers in the Snow expansion

Article ID: 346
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Tigers in the Snow expansion

Article ID: 347
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review

Article ID: 348
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Sword of Stalingrad expansion

Article ID: 349
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 350
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 351
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Winter Wars expansion