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.

Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


The Wargamer's Guide to 2018

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"This could be a real wargaming gem to see out the year...". Check out a compendium of games still claiming release this year. The article has tidbits on seven upcoming games, like the one that "…will often force you to choose between your men and the mission."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/24/2018


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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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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Pub Dates
Game: Wilderness War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 664
Date: 9/30/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War - Tim Smith - Replay Session #2 (PDF)

The game progresses into Spring 1757. This is the second installment of an outstanding Wilderness War replay session report "for the entertainment of the 'Grognards de Bois' who admire this game." Thanks to Tim Smith for sharing.
Article ID: 663
Date: 9/29/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War - Tim Smith - Replay Session #1 (PDF)

"At last - a full play-through of the renowned game!" This is the first installment of an outstanding Wilderness War replay session report "for the entertainment of the 'Grognards de Bois' who admire this game." Thanks to Tim Smith for sharing this gem...
Article ID: 662
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War is Probably the Best CDG

"One attribute of a good war game is that it opens up rather than narrows down the more you play it..." Thus begins this excellent review by Simon Lestrade, where he pays homage to this fine GMT game...
Article ID: 624
Date: 7/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Official rules (PDF) - updated link

Update link for living rules on GMTs site
Article ID: 661
Date: 7/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
A Couple of Meeple: Video Replay

This couple films themselves playing a game of Wilderness War, and does a voice-over narrating the whole thing. Very well done and interesting.
Article ID: 660
Date: 4/15/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hiew's Boardgame Blog: Review

Really good review/replay. Hiew Chok Sien takes us through an overview of the game and then recounts a short scenario played by him and his gaming buddy Allen. Gives a nice feel for the game, and it's good to see 'Wilderness War' getting some renewed attention.
Article ID: 659
Date: 7/2/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Marti Cabre: Review

BoardGameGeek Review by Marti Cabre
Article ID: 658
Date: 4/21/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Ed Bickford: Replay

Ed Bickford takes us through a replay of one of his games of Wilderness War, over numerous posts on ConSimWorld. Enjoy.
Article ID: 657
Date: 8/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Reef's World: Video Review

Nice video review from Reef.
Article ID: 625
Date: 8/9/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Steffan O'Sullivan: Player Aid (PDF)

Player Aid, prepared by Steffan O'Sullivan, containing "Troop Type and Fortification Differences" chart, "Types of Drilled Troops", etc.
Article ID: 623
Date: 7/22/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Designer: Errata

Errata item from designer Volko Ruhnke.
Article ID: 622
Date: 11/8/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Andy Ravenscroft: Review

Quick review by Andy Ravenscroft
Article ID: 626
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Extra British leader boxes (JPG)

Graphic file showing Leader boxes for Dunbar, Webb and Bradstreet.
Article ID: 627
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Extra French leader boxes (JPG)

Graphic showing extra French Leader boxes for Dumas, Beaujeu and Bougainville.
Article ID: 628
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official errata

Article ID: 629
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 630
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 631
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 632
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
battle predictor (Excel file)

Article ID: 633
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Italian translation of official rules

Article ID: 634
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
French translation of official rules

Article ID: 635
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM site

Article ID: 636
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
card manifest (PDF)

Article ID: 637
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (PDF)

Article ID: 638
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy(PDF)

Article ID: 639
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 640
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
German translation of official rules

Article ID: 641
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 642
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 643
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Japanese official rules(zipped PDF file)

Article ID: 644
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for real-time Internet play

Article ID: 645
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 646
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 647
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 648
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 649
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 650
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 651
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 652
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 653
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 654
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 655
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 656
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A