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.

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

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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.

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

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.

More Grognard Originals...

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Thunder in the East
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 12/27/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Modeling the Soviet Army - Frank Chadwick

Excellent designer article by Frank Chadwick, titled "Modeling the Soviet Army in ETO". Also, the Kickstarter for Thunder in the East launches tomorrow!
Article ID: 7
Date: 12/1/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
THE East Front Wargame After All These Years?

"There are options upon options and possibilities within possibilities." Jeff Nyquist offers his thoughts on Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, comparing it to a number of other well-known East Front games of the past. "Here is a mini-monster wargame without the tediousness that typically attends them."
Article ID: 6
Date: 12/1/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
A Fistful of Rubles

"Mystery Meat to Fill Gaps"? Kevin Roust explores reinforcement trade-offs for the Soviet player in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, to include tips on being "in character": "That is a very Stalin-esque order to give when the Soviets can afford the losses and the Axis can’t afford the time."
Article ID: 5
Date: 7/8/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East: ConSimWorld Expo 2017 Playtesting

At ConsimWorld Expo (CSWX) 2017, the developers for Frank Chadwick's ETO Vol. I: Thunder in the East (TitE) gathered to put some beta testing polish on this new operational/strategic level WWII wargame series...
Article ID: 1
Date: 6/29/2017
Poster: Mark D.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sevastopol

Daniel Duldig pens an excellent review of "Thunder in the East", a new title from Victory Point Games...
Article ID: 4
Date: 9/4/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Publisher Interview

Interview with Alan Emrich, publisher of Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...
Article ID: 3
Date: 8/14/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Designer Interview

Interview with Frank MacMillan, designer of Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/26/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Developer Interview

Interview with Lance MacMillan, developer for Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...