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-related Mailing Lists and Consim-L

Mailing Lists and Consim-L

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Wargaming-related Email: Consim-L and Other Mailing Lists

Rather than contact individuals, the best way to stay in touch with what is going on in wargaming is to join a mailing list, a group of people who all want to talk about one topic. Some wargames have their own mailing lists. IMPORTANT: whichever mailing list or lists you subscribe to save the initial 'Welcome' message. It ought to tell you how to unsubscribe from the list and what address to use for postings.

It is generally acceptable to buy and sell and auction wargames via appropriate mailing lists, as long as certain guidelines (guidelines#1, guidelines#2 (for use with Ebay), guidelines#3) are followed.

Email can also to used to play wargames on the Internet.

USENET and web-conferencing offer other ways of discussing wargaming via the Internet.

Wargaming-related Email: Consim-L

The Consim-L (conflict simulation games) mailing list is for wargaming in general. To subscribe go to This page also details how to post to Consim-L.

The list adminstrator is Alan Poulter. The original adminstrators of Consim-L were Erik Lawaetz and Hjalmar Gerber. A short history and an archive of Consim-L are available.

A detailed survey of Consim-L subscribers was carried out. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd? NYC Consim Dinners, 1st DC Consim Dinner, 1st SF Bay Consim Dinner and the First Annual Canadian ConSim Salmon(less) Retreat were informal get togethers for subscribers.

Another general mailing list, SFConsim-L, is just for conflict simulation games in a science fictional setting. To subscribe go to and click on the subscription option. You will be asked to create a username and password. SFConsim-L has both a Charter and FAQ which should be read before posting.


Wargaming-related Email: Game-related Mailing Lists