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.

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 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, 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.

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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Pub Dates
Game: Peloponnesian War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Herman

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 10
Date: 12/30/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Learning to Play Peloponnesian War (GMT Games) - Diagonal Move

The Peloponnesian War published by GMT Games and designed by Mark Herman is a remake of the same title published by Victory games In 1991. A true classic with unique features of role switching when played solitaire, it's a game definitely worth having in your library. Diagonal Move teaches you how to play in this instructional video.
Article ID: 9
Date: 4/6/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
A New Wargamer’s Insights and Impressions from Peloponnesian War

"...the game doesn’t really make it clear what you SHOULD be doing...". David Wiley offers an interesting list of insights he gained while learning his way into the GMT Games version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War. See how David's persistence pays off as he gets to the point where "Equipped with those three revelations, I had a much better time…"!
Article ID: 8
Date: 4/4/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
A New Wargamer’s Insights and Impressions from Peloponnesian War

David Wiley at Inisde GMT gives us his insights about GMT's Peloponnesian War from the view of a new wargamer.
Article ID: 7
Date: 2/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Peloponnesian War - Fall of Sparta Scenario

Avedis Yaacoubian pens a thoughtful replay of the Fall of Sparta Scenario from GMT's latest edition of Peloponnesian War designed by Mark Herman. "Looking at the situation, both sides are vulnerable to a large force going against their home space once unable to respond due to passing. The initial operations will have to be small for both sides, unless they are willing to lose their home space. That’s the mindset I had when playing the game. I have plenty of questions, mostly related to this scenario, at the end of this post but I would appreciate if anyone reading this sees something unusual or wrong and could take a minute to point it out."
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/5/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
A Video Review of Peloponnesian War

Many lessons applicable to today can be drawn from the Peloponnesian War,an epic conflict that forever changed the Greek world. In fact it is still taught in all our military academies. Bonding with Board Games gives us a nice video review of a reworking of Mark Herman's classic Victory Games title now published by GMT
Article ID: 5
Date: 8/19/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
A New Edition of a Classic War Game – GMT’s Peloponnesian War- Board Game Review

"The game encourages you to be aggressive and bring the war to an early end by decisive aggressive campaigning." Rick Martin reviews the new edition of Mark Herman's GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. Check out what has Rick so enthused that he finds himself "…wanting to play this game every few days…"!
Article ID: 4
Date: 7/4/2019
Poster: Mark D.
New Edition of Peloponnesian War

Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table, covering the new GMT version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War.
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/18/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Peloponnesian War Series Replay: Turn 4 (Final)

"Aaargh!! (Guess what the die roll was?)" Designer Mark Herman concludes his commentary on a replay of his GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. Mark offers an interesting postmortem, along with some tongue-in-cheek observations: "…the vultures show up to get a share of the spoils."
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/11/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Peloponnesian War Series Replay: Turn 3

"This leaves Sparta naked to invasion." Designer Mark Herman continues the commentary in a replay of his GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. But the Spartans are not out of options: "There’s nothing like a little burning and pillaging to make you feel better."
Article ID: 1
Date: 7/4/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Peloponnesian War Series Replay: Turn 2

"Whaddya know? Pericles shows at Potidea with a weak Hoplite force and no Cavalry." Designer Mark Herman continues an entertaining and insightful replay commentary in his GMT Games' Peloponnesian War. Player strategy seeks to rule the day, but never discount Lady Luck: "I can’t believe it! Another failed Auguries die roll."