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.

Recap of the San Diego Historical Game Convention by Moe Fitzgerald

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Moe Fitzgerald's recap of the San Diego Historical Games Convention, featuring several game previews from GMT Games.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/17/2017

Medic! The Role of Medical Treatment in Wargames

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"Let’s say you’ve just secured a town from the Soviets, but took a fair number of casualties in the process." Sean Couture considers the medical and psychological aspects of combat and how some games strive to integrate them, which "…reminds players that the strength of their strategies and by extension their armies [is] weighed in how responsibly they handle their forces and how many lives they unnecessarily throw away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/15/2017

Mobile Warfare: A Wargamer's Guide to Gaming on Vacation

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"In such dark times, computer gaming is my salvation." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers a relief-for-those-stranded-on-vacation guide for the wargamer away from home. "Joy sticks are bulky, and according to my wife, immediately identifies you as a nerd high priest (. . . and this is a problem because, I ask?)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/3/2017

Fontenoy 1745

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"...there are two reasons for everything, the good reason and the real reason." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, regales us with fascinating details of the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Turns out the French commander, Marshal Saxe , "...had nearly as many enemies at his back as on the battlefield. But he handled them all."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/1/2017

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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.

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...

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Latest Challenge

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Washington's War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 385
Date: 6/12/2017
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Video review of Washington's War

Washington's war review from the guys of The Player's aid channel. Good and fresh view of this CDG wargame system.
Article ID: 383
Date: 1/18/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Vassal: New Module

A new Vassal module for Washington's War has been published.
Article ID: 382
Date: 10/15/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Board Games by Josh: Review

Honest and forthright review by Josh on his Board Games by Josh blog.
Article ID: 381
Date: 4/10/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Ed Bickford: Replay

Nice replay posted by Ed Bickford on ConSimWorld.
Article ID: 380
Date: 4/3/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Dan Moore: Review

"A Review of the Disappointing Washington's War" - Really more of a critical statement than a review although it did trigger quite a bit of conversation on BGG. Posted by Dan Moore.
Article ID: 377
Date: 7/1/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff P.: Review

A quick review by Jeff P for BGG.
Article ID: 378
Date: 6/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Decent review by Terry Lee Coleman for Armchair General.
Article ID: 376
Date: 5/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Judd Vance: Review

"Updating and Improving a Classic" - Review by Judd Vance for BGG. Includes a section comparing it to We the People.
Article ID: 384
Date: 4/23/2010
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgaming Life: Review

"Washington's War: First Look (Review)" by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 374
Date: 4/15/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Dan Rivera: Review

"A Review, Not a Rule Book Overview" - Writen by Dan Rivera, focuses on basic game attributes like "How long does it take to play?" and "How Easy Is It to Learn?".
Article ID: 375
Date: 4/12/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Francis K. Lalumiere: Review

"An American Revolution" - Created by Francis Lalumiere for BGG.
Article ID: 373
Date: 3/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Warren Bruhn: Review

"My First Play of a CDG: Fast and Fun" - Review by Warran Bruhn for BGG.
Article ID: 371
Date: 3/19/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Joel Tamburo: Review

"Washington's War: A Review" - Penned by Joel Tamburo for BGG.
Article ID: 372
Date: 3/15/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: Review of Gameplay

"Washington's War: A Review of Gameplay" - Another review by Brien Martin, this time focusing on the actual game play.
Article ID: 368
Date: 3/11/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Roger's Reviews: Review

"Washington's War: Fast, Furious Fun" review by Roger's Reviews on BGG.
Article ID: 370
Date: 3/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: British First Move Variant

This chart is the companion piece to the Variant article, "Going It Alone With General Washington". It is the chart that determines if the British will move first on any given turn. Posted by Brien Martin.
Article ID: 367
Date: 3/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Sean Chick: Review

"The First Remake of a Classic CDG" by Sean Chick for BGG.
Article ID: 369
Date: 3/6/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Brien Martin: Review

"First in War, First in Peace" - review by Brien Martin for BGG.