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.

GM BOOTCAMP (OR HOW TO RUN A SPIFFY CONVENTION WARGAME)

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Setup, Furniture, Equipment... Rules Lawyers... Time and Endgame. Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers some "sage wisdom" for those wanting to run a convention game. Get your players in the groove, but know when "…you need to intervene and let the Dice Gods decide the issue…"


Armémuseum war games exhibition

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Go on a trip to the world of war games – from medieval knight´s chess to tabletop science fantasy miniature wargames of today. See how the games were used in military training and how it has influenced important events in history. On display 24 Feb 2017 – 7 Jan 2018.


Pickett’s Charge: What modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battles

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This article, written for The Conversation web site, describes mathematical studies of Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg. What if the generals had made different decisions?


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."


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.

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...

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.

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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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..."!