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.

Moe's Game Table - Gaming at WBC 2018 - Part 2

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Part #2 of Moe Fitzgerald's trip to the World Boardgaming Championships in the appropriately named town of Champion, Pennsylvania.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/8/2018


Moe's Game Table - Gaming at WBC 2018 - Part 1

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Last week Moe Fitzgerald of Moe's Game Table site, made the trek from Dallas, Texas to the World Boardgaming Championships in the appropriately named town of Champion, Pennsylvania. While there, he had the chance to check out several upcoming games and learn of updates to existing ones. Read part #1 of his coverage here...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/5/2018


Historicon 2018: Historicon Comes Home

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"…this year the company of doughty presenters was just a little bit different and a little bit special." Bill Gray offers an after action report on this year's Historicon, held in Lancaster, PA. Bill found plenty to enjoy, given that "…this year’s program weighed in at a whopping 104 pages of which 57 were devoted to game listings."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/23/2018


Reserve Troops From 35 Board Games

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Marco Bijl presents samples of plastic figures from 35 board games on the Plastic Soldier Review web site. The article has a list of links for the games found on the BoardGameGeek web site, many illustrations of the plastic figures, and commentary concerning the size, number of poses, and colors used by the game publishers.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 7/1/2018


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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 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 - 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...

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 Grognard.com.

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 Grognard.com.

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Game: No Soldier Left Behind

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/20/2018 9:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
No Soldier Left Behind Playtesting

"If you would like to enlist, put your dog tags on and download this 'print and playtest' kit…"! Victory Point Games invites you to help playtest their No Soldier Left Behind project, which is described as "…a cooperative narrative wargame of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge." Get ready for a tactical work out, as they claim that the game "…can be brutally unforgiving of mistakes…"!
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 8/19/2018 10:45:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#878) for 19-Aug-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#877).
Game: Mud, Blood and Steel: The Battle of Hoveyzeh, January 1981

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/19/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Angry Bunny Reviews "Mud, Blood and Steel"

Very interesting description and review of the game by Angry Bunny's Wargame Blog, interspersed with some historical context.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening The Bear! (2nd Edition)

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/18/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Pat L.
Board Game Review

The Players Aid, prolific Youtube posters and bloggers present an in depth video review of the 2nd Edition of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening The Bear! from Academy Games. The review also covers game play with replay examples. The second edition features upgrades in components and rules featuring “…fantastic mechanics…” hidden combat results, and is “…well produced and fun…”.
Game: Blue & Gray

Series: Blue & Gray Series
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/17/2018 4:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Enrico Viglino - Blue & Gray Quadrigame Review

Enrico Viglino provides a video review for the Blue & Gray Quadrigame from SPI as well as individual video replays for each game in the Quad: Shiloh, Antietam, Cemetery Hill and Chickamauga. As usual, Viglino delves deeply into the rules and provides replay examples.
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/17/2018 2:41:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 2: Playing the English

Strategy guide by Gunter Eickert. While the English are forced to defend after the Vikings decide where they will invade with their huge armies, there are several ways that you as the English player can mitigate and sometimes even control which strategy the Viking players use…
Game: Saratoga: The Turning Point of the American Revolution, 1777

Series: Battles of the American Revolution Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/17/2018 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Saratoga by GMT

"The Americans get the initiative and being under a PIN, face a tough decision." Norm, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out GMT Games' Saratoga. Lots of interesting analysis and good replay tension: "Over on the right, the British suffer another repulse at Fort Neilson, but they are slowly enveloping the fort position."
Game: Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War

Publisher: Grognard Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/15/2018 10:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
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...
Game: Panzer Corps 2

Series: Panzer Corps
Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/15/2018 8:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Panzer Corps 2 - release date, features, price and everything else we know!

Are you looking for more "Unique Hero Abilities"? Joe Robinson shares some advance info on Slitherine's Panzer Corps 2, due sometime later this year. Sounds like there will be some significant graphics enhancements, along with new whistles and buzzers like "…the ability to 'prototype' upcoming new units."
Game: Wing Leader: Eagles

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/13/2018 8:26:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Wing Leader: Eagles – The New Aircraft, Part 2

"…the C-47 was so ubiquitous that the Soviets and even the Japanese had their own license-built copies…". Designer Lee Brimmicombe-Wood provides some fascinating details about new aircraft for the Wing Leader system, to be contained in GMT Games' Wing Leader: Eagles. And then there's an aircraft about which "…glowing reports from frontline units eventually trickled through to Stalin, who reversed the cancellation and ordered production resumed."
Game: Au Pont de Lodi

Publisher: NoTurkeys!
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/12/2018 12:41:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Au Pont De Lodi Free War Game

No Turkeys! of the Valgame Club offers this 1796 Napoleonic war game. The game includes an excellent overview of the situation simulated, the principals involved, tactics used at that time, and an account of the events within the actual battle. The game includes rules, counters, maps and players aids. Players can choose from 3 mini-scenarios representing different phases of the battle as well as a scenario for the entire battle. Fire up your color printer and engage.
Game: Austerlitz

Publisher: International Team
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/12/2018 12:02:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Austerlitz from International Team

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for International Team’s Austerlitz. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: Napoleon's Eckmuhl Campaign

Publisher: John Tiller Software
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/10/2018 9:13:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Napoleon's Eckmuhl Campaign - The Wargaming Society Computer Tournament

Time to prepare for our Eckmühl Brigade Tournament that starts 1 October 2018. Defend the Empire and the Emperor Napoleon or join the Coalition Army to defeat the La Grande Armèe on the battlefields of Europe. Hosted by The Wargaming Society.
Game: Pike and Shot: Campaigns

Publisher: Slitherine
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/10/2018 10:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Best Mods for Pike & Shot: Campaigns

"If the little globe is glowing and bouncing like a soccer ball, it means new scenarios are available – always for free." Bill Gray looks at the wealth of user mod scenarios available for Slitherine's Pike and Shot: Campaigns. Bill finds a lot of impressive work by members of the modder community, to include one that makes him exclaim "Whoa! Now that is both different and tough, and I like it."
Game: Maori Wars

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2018 10:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Maori Wars - Shipping in Late August!

Legion Wargames has announced that Maori Wars, designed by John Poniske will be shipping near the end of August. Maori Wars is a simulation of the principal uprisings that took place between 1845 and 1872 due to British colonial incursions into native Maori lands on the North Island of New Zealand.
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2018 9:15:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Greek Army

The Greek Army is in the field and closing off the passes against the Bulgarians while keeping a watchful eye on Albania. Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: At Any Cost: Metz 1870

Series: Blind Sword
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/8/2018 8:44:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Fate of France hangs in the Balance with GMT Games ‘At Any Cost: Metz 1870’. Board Game Review.

"At Any Cost is without a doubt a classic hex and counter wargame." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870 for Armchair General, giving it a 90% rating. Ray has some interesting insights that lead him to comment "I cannot say enough good things about the chit pull activation system in this game."
Game: MBT

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/6/2018 8:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Storm and Steel: A Scenario for MBT

"[Hauptmann] Mohr is a fresh graduate of the Armor School at Munster, unsure of his own ability…". Brad, in his Hex Sides and Hand Grenades blog, offers a GMT Games' MBT scenario that goes with his novel Storm and Steel. Both the novel and the scenario sound like fun, and just who is this "…irascible Oberleutnant Muller…"?
Game: August 1914

Series: Infantry Attacks
Publisher: Avalanche Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/5/2018 4:18:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Infantry Attacks: August 1914 Scenario Preview, Parts One thru Five

Mike Bennighof, designer for August 1914 from Avalanche Press, provides illustrated designer notes for each scenario. Click here to see notes for scenarios 9 thru 16, here to see notes for scenarios 17 thru 24, here to see notes for scenarios 25 thru 32, and, here to see notes for scenarios 33 thru 40.
Game: August 1914

Series: Infantry Attacks
Publisher: Avalanche Press
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/5/2018 4:07:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Surveying World War I Tactical Ground Games

Eric Walters provides a comparative review of several World War I tactical ground games including Soldiers from SPI, Trenchfoot from GDW, LANDSHIPS! From Clash of Arms, the In The Trenches series from Jeux Grenier Games: Opening Engagements, The Lost Generation, and Through Mud and Blood, and August 1914 from Avalanche Press. Commenters also mentioned Jassin 1915 from Khyber Pass Games, Red Poppies from Worthington Games, and Hamel 1918 from Schultze Games. August 1914 is “…for those who want heavy doses of historical coverage… What separates this game from all the others is that this "drills down" deep into ONE single campaign”, namely, the East Prussian Campaign.
Game: Cold War

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/5/2018 1:18:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino - The Full Treatment for Cold War

Full video intro, review, DAR produced by Enrico Viglino for Victory Games "Cold War". I always liked this game and I love when it gets attention. Although Enrico is not overly impressed with it, I think it's a fun 4-player game and never pass up an opportunity to play.
Game: Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/3/2018 8:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Open Order Formation in Death Valley: Simulating 1864-Style Skirmish Lines

"…it was exactly what the 1864 Confederates in Death Valley needed…" Developer William Byrne discusses how the tactical innovation dubbed "Open Order" is incorporated into GMT Games' Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah. The technique offered advantages, yet "…military thinkers worried then and for the next 50 years that Open Order incurred a higher risk of shirking and desertion…"
Game: Israeli Air Force Leader

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/1/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Fly Your Way Through Over 70 Years Of Conflicts! DVG’s “Israeli Air Force Leader” Game Review

"If the invasion track goes too high, you may just lose the game and Israel is doomed!" Rick Martin reviews Dan Verssen Games' Israeli Air Force Leader for Armchair General, giving it a 96% rating. See what all Rick finds to like, and why he concludes: "…you really can’t go wrong with this one."
Game: The Civil War Experience

Publisher: The Game Crafter
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/30/2018 7:54:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Civil War Experience Game Review

"The game was loved by the Child Geeks and the casual gamers." Father Geek reviews The Game Crafter's The Civil War Experience, a game targeted to a broad audience. But did the Gamer Geeks like it?
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/28/2018 10:02:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 1: Playing the Vikings

Strategy guide by Gunter Eickert. There are three different strategies that I like to play when I play as the Vikings. I will not say which is the best because that is for you to determine yourself when playing. First, though, I want to go over some of the big strategic mistakes many first-time players make. Don’t overextend your first invading Leader...