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


More Spotlight articles...


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!

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.

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: PanzerLeader
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Dave Clark, Randall C. Reed, Nick Smith

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 256
Date: 1/8/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Improved Panzer Leader

This is a variant rule set rule set for Panzer Leader from Avalon Hill. The variant has been developed in Italy and played regularly in Modena, Roma, Torino in friend's group and gaming club. The variant is based on the Arab Israeli War game from Avalon Hill a variant of the original Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader series itself. A large number of scenarios have been developed for this variant: Italy 1943-1945, desert 1943, North Europe 1944-1945, Eastern front, Indo-Pakistani wars. More are under development. Next addition will be Arnhem campaign, still under development.
Article ID: 255
Date: 8/12/2020
Poster: Mark D.
The Evolution of a Great Game

Marco, writing for the "A Wargame Page" web site, comments on the evolution of a great game; from Panzer Blitz to Panzer Leader...
Article ID: 254
Date: 12/24/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader Rules Consolidation

Set of rules consolidating the PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader rules into one rule set, but keeping, as much as possible, the original feel of the games. Incorporates Optional Rules by Byron Henderson, and some new rules by Fred Schwarz. Developed by Byron Henderson and Keith Plymale. Consolidated and shared by Fred Schwarz.
Article ID: 241
Date: 6/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Maps, Counters, Variants, Scenarios

Game, Articles, Variants and Spare Parts for sale (thanks again to Patrick Storto for providing the updated link!)
Article ID: 247
Date: 6/15/1990
Poster: Mark D.
Aachen scenario (PDF)

PDF with setup for Aachen scenario.
Article ID: 231
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
double blind scenario

Article ID: 232
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 233
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant using rules from Arab-Israeli Wars

Article ID: 234
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 235
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (45K Zip file)

Article ID: 236
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of PBEM opponents

Article ID: 237
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 238
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (Word file)

Article ID: 239
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario list (Word file)

Article ID: 240
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario analysis (zipped Word files)

Article ID: 242
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Leader '70 variant

Article ID: 243
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 244
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
new geomorphic map boards

Article ID: 245
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
rules differences with PanzerLeader (Word file)

Article ID: 246
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 248
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article review

Article ID: 249
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 250
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 251
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (PDF file)

Article ID: 252
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Situation 13

Article ID: 253
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
The Fortified Goose Egg errata