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.

Electronic Cardboard v2.1

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Resurrected by designer Rich Hogen, "Electronic Cardboard" was originally conceived as a Game Assist Program (GAP) for the Play-By-Electronic-Mail (PBEM) community. It was created to address the need for non-destructive overlay of bitmaps atop bitmaps. Although features are based on gaming needs, EC may be universally useful for overlaying tasks.
In the modern computing environment EC can be used in conjunction with Netmeeting or Webex or similar desktop sharing software to play a game in real time, i.e. synchronously. Gaming references in this Help file assume asynchronous play (e.g. PBEM).

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/16/2017


Great source of publication and knowledge about the British aviation.

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Was searching about air wargames and found this site with very interesting publications and stories about the war aviation. Will keep it in my bookmarks. Happy reading!

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 9/14/2017


Atomic Games Legacy: Video #1

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First video in a series covering the incredible wargaming legacy left by Atomic Games. This first video covers the creation of Atomic Games in 1989 and the development and release of their first game in the V for Victory series, D-Day: Utah Beach. Videos produced by Ikrananka for his YouTube Channel...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/7/2017


Lexington & Concord 1775

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What is "The Myth of the Embattled Farmer"? Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, examines the fascinating details behind Lexington & Concord, and shows how circumstances actually "… gave the 'embattled farmers' an overwhelming tactical victory in this first battle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/30/2017


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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 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.

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.

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...


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Latest Challenge

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Game: Arcola: The Battle For Italy, 1796

Publisher: Operational Studies Group
Date: 9/18/2017 1:54:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Custom Turn Sequence Track for OSG/Avalon Hill Arcola: The Battle For Italy, 1796

Nuno Gonzalez aka “agripa”, frequent contributor to “BoardGameGeek.com”, has created an enhanced Turn Sequence Track for the OSG/Avalon Hill game Arcola: The Battle For Italy, 1796. Nuno has created other player aids and after action reports for several games. Check out Nuno’s other creations at the Nuno Gonzalez Files Page at “BoardGameGeek.com.
Game: Oriental Empires

Publisher: Shining Pixel Studios
Date: 9/18/2017 10:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Oriental Empires

"It’s an exciting new world where many of the artificial restraints placed upon would-be strategists are removed." Charles Ellis reviews Shining Pixel Studios' Oriental Empires, finding much that's innovative to like. Yet at the same time he finds a near tragic flaw: "The crux of the matter appears to come down to the AI’s inflexibility…"
Game: Pub Battles: Marengo

Series: Pub Battles Series
Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 9/17/2017 12:55:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
An Unclear Game is Good (?)

This article discusses complaints about the clarity (or lack thereof) of the game map for "Marengo", but explains that a little ambiguity on the map is just a matter of "keeping it real". Interesting read.
Game: Nations at War: Desert Heat (2nd Edition)

Series: Nations at War Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 9/17/2017 12:49:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Desert Heat - Unboxing Video

Desert Heat Second Edition brings all the heat, sand, grit and fluid action of the North African Campaign to you in the second game in the Nations At War series from LNL Publishing. Produced by Maurice Fitzgerald for his new site.
Game: Bautzen 1945

Publisher: Vae Victis
Date: 9/17/2017 12:29:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Bautzen 1945: Vae Victis Sept/Oct Issue

"Bautzen 1945" is a simulation of the German counteroffensive in Saxony, from the 22 to the 30 of April 1945. This battle pitted the 2nd Polish Army, the Soviet 5th Guards Army and additional Soviet units against elements of the 4th Panzer and 17th Armies, that launched a counterattack against the flank of the Soviet-Polish forces marching on to Dresden and Prague. Designed by Javier Romero.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 9/17/2017 12:19:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.9 (Free Software)

Updated version 9.9 of Tony De Lyall's "Berthier Campaign Manager" software, a Windows program that manages war game campaigns for miniatures. This a big change to the way Berthier looks. Maps now can display textures to designate different types of terrain instead of just plain flat colours. See the attached screenshots for examples of how terrain can look. You can create new textures and delete textures. See the file "Creating Berthier Terrain Textures Files.pdf" in the Berthier package for more details. The update involved quite a bit of coding changes in Berthier so just to be safe I’d advise you BACKUP YOUR CURRENT BERTHIER INSTALLATION before installing the new version... There have been a few other changes as well. See the README file in the download for the full details.
Game: Black Lion’s Roar: The Battle of Catigny, May 27-31, 1918

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 9/17/2017 10:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Black Lion's Roar: The Battle of Catigny - New from HFDG!

During their Spring offensive, the German 82nd Reserve Division captured the crucial crossroads town of Catigny. The newly arrived 1st US Infantry Division was rushed to the front and its 28th Regiment, nicknamed the Black Lions, was ordered to retake and hold the town. New from designer Paul Rohrbaugh.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 9/17/2017 9:00:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#830) for 17-Sep-2017 and the winners for the last Challenge (#829).
Game: Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda

Series: Central Front Series
Publisher: SPI
Date: 9/16/2017 4:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
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.
Game: Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda

Series: Central Front Series
Publisher: SPI
Date: 9/16/2017 4:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
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.
Game: Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge

Series: Invasion 1066 Series
Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 9/16/2017 3:20:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge - Musical Replay

Yes, that's correct... a musical replay of "Invasion 1066: Stamford Bridge", produced by ER Bickford for BGG. It's a game replay set to Celtic music. Can't say we've seen one like this before...
Game: Kido Butai: Japan's Carriers at Midway

Publisher: Dr. Richter Konfliktsimulationen
Date: 9/15/2017 8:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
For the Emperor! Kido Butai Game Review

"...it was a nail biting experience!" Rick Martin reviews Dr. Richter Konfliktsimulation's Kido Butai 2nd Edition, a solitaire game in which you play the Japanese fleet attacking Midway Island. Rick gives it an Armchair General 94% rating, finding the game "…a very fulfilling solo game experience…" and "…perfect to take on trips or play over lunch in your office."
Game: DEFCON-2 The Missiles of October

Publisher: Digital Gameworks
Date: 9/13/2017 9:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: DEFCON-2 The Missiles of October

"Few alternate history games can present such an important event in a so exciting and accessible manner." James Cobb reviews Digital Gameworks' DEFCON-2 The Missiles of October, which games an alternate history in which JFK opted for airstrikes to eliminate the missile sites in Cuba. Apparently a serious challenge, as "That Island is Bigger than It Looks"!
Game: Scourge of War: Quatre Bras

Series: Scourge of War
Publisher: Matrix Games
Date: 9/11/2017 8:31:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Scourge of War: Quatre Bras

"The graphics of units are history lessons in themselves." James Cobb reviews NorbSoftDev’s Waterloo add-on, Scourge of War: Quatre Bras, and finds it quite worthwhile. "The game captures the to-and-fro of the battle perfectly and playing either side is a fair challenge."
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 9/8/2017 9:18:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Soviets Join Up with the Hungarians - Variant

The Soviets join up with the Hungarians and make a push against NATO's southern flank as the Southern Group of Forces takes the field... Thanks to Chris Selman for all his hard work in producing these counters and variants.
Game: Double Star

Publisher: GDW/GR/D
Date: 9/8/2017 9:11:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Double Star - Enrico Review

About 4 and a half hours of Enrico Viglino, talking all things "Double Star". Full intro, review and play-through.
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/8/2017 8:59:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Playing the Story in GMT’s Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

"Somehow, the wargame does a sneak maneuver and finds a way into our imagination..." Jerry White describes how GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid works to immerse you in the story of the raid, using the magic of rules, game components and setting. "Each [game] segment is devoted to a portion of the raid, each with its unique scale and its own set of counters."
Game: Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Date: 9/6/2017 11:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Twilight Imperium: 4th Edition Rules Reference

4th Edition Rules Reference for this gamer favorite. This document is the definitive source for all Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition rules.
Game: 6x6 small grid game WWII

Series: wargaming in small spaces
Publisher: Battlefields and Warriors
Date: 9/6/2017 1:08:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
6x6 small grid game WWII

In the mood for World War II miniatures? Norm of Battlefields and Warriors offers a free tabletop scenario, pitting Soviets against Germans defending a hamlet in 1944, followed by a play through. So who wins when "…both sides were both down to just 1 morale point each…"?
Game: Order of Battle: Burma Road

Series: Order of Battle
Publisher: The Artistocrats
Date: 9/5/2017 9:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Order of Battle: World War II: Burma Road

"I was beyond delighted to have kukri-wielding Gurkha fighters join my side..." Ian Boudreau checks out The Artistocrats' Order of Battle: Burma Road DLC. He likes the expansion, especially the designer's willingness to dive into a less explored theater. He does take some issue with the AI however, since most missions "…will have you working alongside an AI-controlled ally, and this can be the source of some frustration."
Game: Last Full Measure: Second Manassas

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Date: 9/3/2017 12:31:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: Second Manassas - Free Print & Play Board Game

"Second Manassas" is the second game in the "Last Full Measure" series of free print & play games by Gerald Todd and Uhlan Games.
Game: La Bataille Pour La Prusse 1806

Series: La Bataille Series
Publisher: Marshal Enterprises
Date: 9/2/2017 11:43:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
October 2017 Release - La Bataille Pour La Prusse 1806

Marshal Enterprises (ME) has announced that its 2017 Fall release, La Bataille Pour La Prusse 1806 will be on sale on the ME website labataille.me starting August 27, 2017 for shipping on October 5.
Game: Wings of Glory

Series: Wings of Glory
Publisher: Ares Games
Date: 9/1/2017 10:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Come Fly With Me – More Wings of Glory World War 1 Aircrafts Take Flight! Game Review

"This is a great release of some much needed airplane reprints." Rick Martin happily reviews the latest Ares Games Wings of Glory Aircraft Booster Pack for Armchair General, once again awarding a 100% rating. He's not just thrilled to replace an aircraft he lost to fire, but because Ares "…added new content for each aircraft!"
Game: Red Dust Rebellion

Series: COIN
Publisher: Vomkrieg
Date: 9/1/2017 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Red Dust Rebellion - Factions and Interactions

Latest article about "Red Dust Rebellion", a COIN-type game set on Mars in the future. Game is still in development but has lots of potential. Find more info on the Vomkrieg blog...
Game: Red Dust Rebellion

Series: COIN
Publisher: Vomkrieg
Date: 8/30/2017
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Interview with Designer of Prototype Sci-Fi COIN-Type Game (Grogheads)

The COIN system has taken a variety of odd directions – some modern, some not – many of which have been covered here at GrogHeads. One place the COIN system had not yet gone was to space. Until now. Thanks to the good folks at Grogheads for finding this gem...