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.

50 Reasons Card Driven Games Are Still Awesome

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"Cards add randomization and tension." The folks at the WargameHQ blog reflect on why Card Driven Games (CDGs) still definitely matter! Maybe it's just because "…you have thought more about Kentucky than most states (if you don’t live or have business there) from a game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/12/2018

Music at war through the ages.

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A little old text but gave me the curiosity to search more about some orchestra pieces that were made through war times. Also on the website there is a lot of other interesting articles.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 2/12/2018

The U.S. Navy Cannot Fight North Korea Alone

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How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? It can’t. Or at least it stands little chance of doing so by its lonesome barring improbable circumstances. Interesting article written by James Holmes for the "War is Boring" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/25/2018

The better angels of our nature.

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"Well, it was you Americans fighting each other. Why shouldn't we like it?" Prufrock has some contemplations after watching Ken Burns' Civil War during some recuperative downtime…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2018

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, 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.

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

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

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...

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 Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Rommel in the Desert
Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 688
Date: 10/11/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Tasker Ryrie: Original Version Photos

Images of the "original original" version of this game published by "The Game Preserve" in 1982. Photos generously shared by Tasker Ryrie of Australia.
Article ID: 674
Date: 6/30/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Official Web Site

Columbia Games site page for Rommel in the Desert
Article ID: 683
Date: 3/12/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Errata (PDF)

Publisher Errata (PDF)
Article ID: 682
Date: 12/2/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Robert Wilson: BGG Review

Nice review posted by Robert Wilson on BGG.
Article ID: 681
Date: 7/25/2010
Poster: Mark D.

FAQ submitted to BGG
Article ID: 680
Date: 5/23/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Sandy Petersen: BGG Review

Good review by Sandy Petersen for BGG.
Article ID: 678
Date: 5/11/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Don Hessong: New Edition Map Changes

Comprehensive listing of map differences between the two Columbia Games versions.
Article ID: 667
Date: 10/31/2004
Poster: Mark D.
Official Errata for Original Edition

Publisher errata from Columbia Games.
Article ID: 679
Date: 6/24/2000
Poster: Mark D.
ADC Gameset (ZIP)

Complete Aide de Camp game set.
Article ID: 673
Date: 6/21/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Gary Chappell: Player Aids (zip)

A set of player aids (detailed turn sequence, buildup sequence, improved turn record, etc.) submitted by Gary Chappell with permission from Ken Hole of Canadian Wargames Group.
Article ID: 672
Date: 1/19/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Unofficial Original Edition Errata

Unofficial original edition errata submitted by Richard Wein.
Article ID: 668
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Brian Gregory: Review

Review by Brian Gregory.
Article ID: 669
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Mike Hoyt: Review

Review by Mike Hoyt.
Article ID: 671
Date: 6/6/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Christopher Weuve: Player Aids (orig edition)

Christopher Weuve provides these player aids for the very first edition of the game.
Article ID: 685
Date: 5/8/1985
Poster: Mark D.
Designer Q&A (PDF)

James Baker asked questions, and got answers, from game designer Craig Basinque. Published in the May 1985 issue of Game News.
Article ID: 677
Date: 12/15/1984
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules v1.02 (PDF)

Columbia Games official rules v1.02
Article ID: 675
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Front (PDF)

Front side of player aid chart.
Article ID: 676
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)

Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)
Article ID: 687
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Jay Selover: Review

Review written by Jay Selover and published in The Wargamer magazine.