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.

Old Dogs: Win 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

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"…enter the efforts of the enthusiast to ensure that classic wargames are playable." Zach Zimmerman offers some tips on getting old computer wargames playing on modern operating systems. "Voila! Panzer General is back and ready for you to take panzers where no other General has before. Vorwärts!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/9/2018


Friedland 1807

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"How to Catch a Monkey". Jeff Berry in his Obscure Battles blog regales us with the fascinating history of the Napoleonic battle of Friedland. Russian General Bennigsen thinks he can "…hop across the river, deliver a quick killing blow to Lannes' isolated corps, and hop back…". Or can he?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/30/2018


Game06 - Wargame Scenery

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Games06 (formerly 06 Arena) is an idea developed in the Officina06 laboratory (on free time…). It was designed by wargame players for other players. It ‘s as an easy and fast way to set up many kind of different battlefield scenery. We want to share our idea, so you will find the system rolebook and some scenery to buy or… others completely free to download! Plus, we’re trying to create new kind of scenery, rpg, tools, gadgets, etc. Visit the Games06 site to see all the Gaming Mats, Magnetic Scenery, and Card Systems.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/5/2018


B-Movie Boardgames

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In his “Coyote vs Wolf” blog (5/28/2008), Jason Lutes discusses the series of Album sized games from Yaquinto (1979-1984). Jason maintains that “The breadth of subject matter covered by the Album Games was remarkable, and a good illustration of the flood of new ideas that was changing the face of the boardgaming subculture at the time.”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 3/26/2018


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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.

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 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.

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: Next War: India-Pakistan
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: GMT Next War Series
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 11/21/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Strategic Choices, part 4 (and final)

"In 'Loose Nukes' the Indian/US/Russian side has to go all out on all sectors right from the start." Doug Bush offers a final round of strategic advice for GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Choices are tough for India, for while it is the larger and more powerful nation, "...the Indian Army is not built for “blitzkrieg”..."
Article ID: 10
Date: 11/11/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Strategic Choices, part 3

"...there are some critical early decisions to make for the Indian player." Doug Bush flips the perspective coin to India's options in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. The choice of allies is crucial, as well as your general posture, since "The Next War CRT is extremely bloody, even for a defender fighting at decent odds,"
Article ID: 9
Date: 9/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Next War: Games on Tables Review

Detailed video review of GMT's "Next War" series, focusing on Next War: India-Pakistan. Video produced for "Games on Tables" blog.
Article ID: 8
Date: 8/24/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Pakistani Strategic Choices, part 2

Maybe you should go for the “Kargil Gambit”? Doug Bush weighs more Pakistani options in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. The choices involve some trade-offs: "Don’t expect a blitzkrieg, but with a few good rolls you can grind down the Indian defenders."
Article ID: 7
Date: 8/8/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan – Pakistani Strategic Choices, part 1

"...the choices confronting a player taking the Pakistani side on the attack are the most interesting, and involve the highest risk..." Doug Bush looks at the trade offs facing a Packistani player on the offense in GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. Go it alone, or seek an ally? Or, to put it another way, "...is all that cool Chinese stuff worth giving the Indian side 18 or 25 victory points?"
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/6/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Game Review

"... a great addition to the Next War line-up." Rick Martin checks out GMT Games' Next War: India-Pakistan. See why he gives it an Armchair General 90% rating, saying the game "will appeal to gamers of all levels of skill from the novice to the advanced player"!
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/4/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Next War: India-Pakistan - Learning the Game (Episode 2)

Episode 2 of a nice video review/tutorial produced by Keith for the "Games on Tables" site. He actually presents an organized approach for learning a new wargame (any wargame), using NW:IP as the example.
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/18/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Joel Toppen: AAR of Next War: India-Pakistan

Joel Toppen takes us on a tour of a recent play of GMT's most recent release in the "Next War" series.
Article ID: 3
Date: 12/9/2015
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Design Notes – Air Forces, part 2

Doug Bush continues with his insights on development of the air war for GMT's Next War: India-Pakistan. The "what if's" about participants and force composition are always an interesting question…!
Article ID: 2
Date: 11/7/2015
Poster: Doug Holt
Next War: India-Pakistan Design Notes – Air Forces, part 1

Doug Bush offers detailed insights on force composition for the air system for GMT's Next War: India-Pakistan. A nice low down on "who has what", with capability analysis and how those apply to units in the game.
Article ID: 1
Date: 10/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Inside GMT: Game Preview

Doug Bush provides some game background and takes us through the start of a game in this continuing series. The new "InsideGMT" column is a great new feature on GMT's web site.