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.

The Importance of Being Galleys

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"Every grunt and tread head in the world will resent this statement: no major war has been won without the victor having sea supremacy." Jim Cobb examines a long and crucial phase of naval combat that has been little addressed by wargames. However, "That’s about to change."


Why Does America Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Hitler and Mussolini.

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Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest, makes the case for keeping a strong U.S. Navy carrier force intact...


Kaliningrad Fires is war, but no game

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Semantics, semantics! Rex Brynen has a tart comment or two about Kaliningrad Fires, the first of a series of what The Strategy Bridge bills as a series of wargames. Per Rex, "…it isn’t really a wargame at all."


Forgotten Theatres of World War 2

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"… I think that they should be transposed over into the virtual medium we call gaming." Sean Couture considers two "unsung" campaigns of World War II which, in his opinion, have only been addressed by games that were "…sadly superficial at best." A couple of interesting choices!


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 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.

Leningrad '41 - On the Gaming Table

Finally got Leningrad '41 out of the box and on to the table! Just a few pics to showcase the game for now. Looking forward to playing the game and completing a complete review...

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for Grognard.com, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861)

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: COIN Series

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 5/31/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 9 – The Fall

Will you experience "…a magic power of boardgames…"? Marc Gouyon-Rety and Volko Ruhnke discuss what they feel is a unique dynamic of their GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, namely a full-fledged change of "political-military-economic affairs". "In Pendragon, we can begin in a diocese of the Roman Empire and end amidst warring kingdoms of the Dark Ages."
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/21/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 8 – Imperium (Part 1)

Roman Rule, Autonomy, Fragmentation?!? Marc Gouyon-Rety explains why and how the broad historical scope of GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain requires evolution of the rules and victory conditions as the game progresses. So: Fragmentation means "…only naked land grab remains as a victory condition for the Saxons…"
Article ID: 6
Date: 3/29/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 7 – Control, Population and Prosperity

Ravage or Rule? Marc Gouyon-Rety considers the differing goals faced by barbarians and "Civitates" in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Just how do you get those “Prosperity cubes“?
Article ID: 5
Date: 1/27/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 6 – Settling Britain

What's the downside of a Settlement? Marc Gouyon-Rety points out that it is "...essential for [barbarians] to settle on the island itself to compete for a win..." in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Yet at the same time "Settlements also constitute liabilities for the barbarian factions..."
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/2/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 5 – Foederati

Will you risk "Adventus Saxonum"...? Marc Gouyon-Rety reveals the up and downsides of recruiting barbarians (Foederati) in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Sometimes it can save your bacon, but "...what is often a short-term fix can turn into a long-term nightmare…"
Article ID: 3
Date: 12/5/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 4 – Battles & Assaults

How to choose: Field Battles, Assaults and Strikes? Marc Gouyon-Rety covers the nitty gritty of combat in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Just keep in mind that, "... fully defended, Towns are extremely tough nuts to crack."
Article ID: 2
Date: 10/19/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles Vol. 3 – Counter-Raider Warfare

"...raiders often are not interested in a fight, especially when confronted with an overwhelming force..." Designer Marc Gouyon-Rety is back with more insights into his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. This time, he's looking at the flip side of the raiding coin: how can civilized Britons combat the more-than-pesky Saxoni and Scotti plague? You need tactics for battle; and then a little high level strategy too: "...starving them of Renown is the best way to prevent or at least limit further raids..."!
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/30/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles Vol. 2 – Raiding

"...you need considerable Renown to launch a Raid." Marc Gouyon-Rety exlores the ups and downs of raiding in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. Considering the intriguing factors the game weighs, sometimes "...raiding takes the character of betting..."!