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.

Phalanx 2018 War Game Show

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"Run by ‘The Spartans’ wargame club and held at Sutton Leisure Centre, near St. Helens, North West UK, "Phalanx 2018" is one of the shows on my ‘must support’ circuit, with a ‘use it or lose it’ ethos". So says Norm Smith, writing for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/18/2018


Gaming for Peace Conference (Dublin, January 2019)

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A Gaming for Peace conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on 10-11 January 2019. Gaming for Peace is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. Read more about it on PaxSims...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/6/2018


Pewterpocalypse: 3D Printing in Table-Top Wargaming

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"…is this the long awaited lead and pewter killer in miniature wargaming?" Bill Gray offers the results of a research foray into 3-D printing from wargamer's perspective. Intriguingly, he finds that "…there is a lot of free stuff out there to alleviate some of the cost and time issues."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/1/2018


No Enemies Here - Wargaming News

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No Enemies Here: War Gaming News is not affiliated with any company nor does it do reviews. Instead it provides a weekly show about the goings-on in the War Gaming community around the world.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/26/2018


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.

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...


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Latest Challenge

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Pub Dates
Game: Red Storm
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Downtown
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 5
Date: 11/13/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Old Crows – Electronic Warfare in Red Storm

"...a flight can be either 'detected' or 'undetected,' which affects a large number of game functions." Doug Bush describes how he integrates greatly expanded electronic warfare capabilities in his GMT Games' Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987. His intent is for players to "…find the greatly expanded electronic warfare a highlight of the Red Storm design."
Article ID: 4
Date: 3/10/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Red Storm – Scenario Design and Testing

"NATO air forces launch massed strike raids into 'kill boxes' where Soviet tanks are running wild." Doug Bush runs an intense playtest of his wild “Breakthrough” scenario for GMT Games' Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987. "The air-to-air combat was, as usual with Red Storm testing so far, deadly."
Article ID: 3
Date: 2/17/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Red Storm AAR Playtest, Part 2

"Time for the SAM crews to earn their pay." Doug Bush and his friend Chris Baer continue their AAR of GMT Games' Red Storm. They've finished planning, and the intense game is on. "I almost felt sorry for Doug and his cardboard crews as they advanced further into my SAM fire zones. Almost ..."
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/1/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Red Storm Playtest AAR, Part 1

"I’m relying on the sheer quantity of missiles I can put in the sky every turn to overwhelm his forces." Doug Bush and his friend Chris Baer begin a playtest of Doug's GMT Games' Red Storm. Raid Planning is crucial, aided by a bit of psychology: "A few long-range SAMs on the map could encourage him to plot his raids exactly where I want them to go."
Article ID: 1
Date: 1/6/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Break Right!—SAMs and AAA in Red Storm

Are you ready to command an air campaign against "...the greatest density of SAMs anywhere in the world"? Doug Bush rolls out the challenges designed into his GMT Games' Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987. Be prepared for "...threats at all altitudes..." when facing the time-honored quandry, "go low” or “go high”.