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.

GM BOOTCAMP (OR HOW TO RUN A SPIFFY CONVENTION WARGAME)

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Setup, Furniture, Equipment... Rules Lawyers... Time and Endgame. Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers some "sage wisdom" for those wanting to run a convention game. Get your players in the groove, but know when "…you need to intervene and let the Dice Gods decide the issue…"


Armémuseum war games exhibition

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Go on a trip to the world of war games – from medieval knight´s chess to tabletop science fantasy miniature wargames of today. See how the games were used in military training and how it has influenced important events in history. On display 24 Feb 2017 – 7 Jan 2018.


Pickett’s Charge: What modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battles

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This article, written for The Conversation web site, describes mathematical studies of Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg. What if the generals had made different decisions?


The Importance of Being Galleys

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"Every grunt and tread head in the world will resent this statement: no major war has been won without the victor having sea supremacy." Jim Cobb examines a long and crucial phase of naval combat that has been little addressed by wargames. However, "That’s about to change."


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.

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...

Leningrad '41 - On the Gaming Table

Finally got Leningrad '41 out of the box and on to the table! Just a few pics to showcase the game for now. Looking forward to playing the game and completing a complete review...

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

More Grognard Originals...


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Game: Ancient Art of War

Publisher: Broderbund
Date: 7/9/2017 4:24:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Ancient Art of War Fan Page

Broderbund’s Ancient Art of War fan Kosta Krauth has assembled a comprehensive fan page for this DOS/MAC classic war game. The fan page contains hints and tips, strategies, downloads, information and links that enthusiasts might find useful.
Game: Amoeba Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 7/9/2017 3:20:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Amoeba Wars After Action Report from Ted Henkle

This illustrated After Action Report from Ted Henkle summarizes situations found in this fantasy/Sci-Fi war game from Avalon Hill. Henkle’s prolific and varied “Wargame and Webcomic Blog” describes the game as “light-hearted and fun…”
Game: Amoeba Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 7/9/2017 3:05:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Avalon Hill’s Amoeba Wars

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for Avalon Hill’s Amoeba Wars. 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: Amoeba Wars

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 7/9/2017 2:50:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Amoeba Wars Overview from Dennis Matheson

Dennis Matheson provides a quick overview for this Avalon Hill fantasy/sci-fi offering as part of Game Piles “Board Game” blog. “The rules are quite simple and easy to learn but there is enough going on that the game never gets boring or predictable.”
Game: Streets of Stalingrad

Publisher: L2 Design Group
Date: 7/8/2017 10:57:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Streets of Stalingrad - Game Turn Sequence Outline (PDF)

A more detailed (and slightly amended) sequence of play for SoS 3 than that provided by the publisher. Shared by Nick Gladstone.
Game: Streets of Stalingrad

Publisher: L2 Design Group
Date: 7/8/2017 10:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Streets of Stalingrad - Rules Index (PDF)

Comprehensive rules index, shared by Nick Gladstone. A more detailed index for the rules of SoS 3 than that provided by the publisher.
Game: Streets of Stalingrad

Publisher: L2 Design Group
Date: 7/8/2017 10:49:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Streets of Stalingrad - Rules Wording Issues (PDF)

Shared by Nick Gladstone, a "short note sent to the designers of SoS 4 with comments, clarifications, corrections of minor issues including typos in the current SoS 3 rulebook. Following cancellation of SoS 4 it seems appropriate to put it here."
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 7/8/2017 10:21:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: New Rules and Maps!

Something new and exciting for Assault fans. URBAN ASSAULT: Military Operations in Urban Terrain. New rules and MAPS by HexDraw. Shared by Chris Selman...
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 7/8/2017 10:18:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Royal Netherlands Army

The Royal Netherlands Army - From Chris Selman's world of "Assault". NUMEROUS updates and new units. The Dutch move forward; the Belgians mobilize; and even Luxembourg enters the fray! Plus, three element platoons; HARM missiles and new charts for Bridge classifications!
Game: Republic of Carthage

Publisher: Up and Away Games
Date: 7/8/2017 9:54:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Republic of Carthage - New Boxed Version!

New, boxed version of the game designed by Rick Heli and published by Up and Away Games. Reflects approximately 350 years in the life of the ancient Carthaginian Republic. Players cooperate and compete to manage its fortunes, especially its politics, wars and trade in this simulation of political and mercantile life in Rome's ancient and most deadly enemy. It is a standalone game as well as an expansion for The Republic of Rome. 1-6 players aged 10 and up...
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 7/8/2017 9:50:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East: ConSimWorld Expo 2017 Playtesting

At ConsimWorld Expo (CSWX) 2017, the developers for Frank Chadwick's ETO Vol. I: Thunder in the East (TitE) gathered to put some beta testing polish on this new operational/strategic level WWII wargame series...
Game: Berlin'85

Publisher: SPI
Date: 7/7/2017 10:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Berlin '85

"For me, 2017 has been the year of the magazine game." Brad gears up for a play of SPI's Berlin '85, which he finds rich in features and designer star power (Jim Dunnigan, Redmond Simonson, etc.). Like taking the U-Bahn, which "…can be used to get around enemy ZOCs and also zips your units around at a faster rate."
Game: Leningrad '41

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Date: 7/5/2017 10:54:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review - Marco Arnaudo

Great video review by Marco Arnaudo. I think Marco was suggesting that there should be dragons and elves in this game (not really)... and he made up a "famous German proverb" (really)... all within the first two minutes. Yep, another action-packed video...
Game: At Any Cost: Metz 1870

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 7/5/2017 10:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
At Any Cost: Metz 1870 After Action Report – Battle of Mars-la-Tour

"… the French player has some tough decisions to make right off the bat…" Designer Hermann Luttmann introduces a replay of the "A Day of Battle" scenario in his GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870. Are you ready for a “Prussian Aggressive Tactics” event?
Game: American Civil War

Publisher: Ageod
Date: 7/2/2017
Poster: Mark D.
American Civil War - Computer Game by AGEod

In AGEOD's American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray, players are military and political leaders trying to lead the troops of their nations (armies and fleets) to victory, in the midst of some of the toughest operations during those five years of wild campaigning throughout a divided nation.
Game: American Civil War Soldier

Publisher: By Design
Date: 7/2/2017
Poster: Mark D.
American Civil War Soldier - Computer Game

American Civil War Soldier, one of several computer wargames designed for the Mac, produced by "By Design, Inc.". Web site only available now on the Web Archive...
Game: Redvers' Reverse: The Battle of Colenso, 1899

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Date: 7/1/2017 2:39:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Is there fun in total failure?

Paul Comben asks the question... and provides the answer... in this extensive review article, written for The Boardgaming Life site.
Game: Patton's Vanguard: The Battle of Arracourt 1944

Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 7/1/2017 1:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Patton's Vanguard: Shrink-Ripping

From USPS Priority Mail to Kev Sharp's gaming table... witness the miraculous transition... filmed live for Kevin's Big Board Gaming blog...
Game: Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 7/1/2017 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Academy Games Announces a New Game!

Uwe Eickert, of Academy Games, announces a new game at the 2017 Origins Game Fair...
Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Solo

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 7/1/2017 10:50:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Lock n Load Tactical: Solo - Review

"The LnL Tactical system is a proven, solid system, replete with enough depth and chrome to keep tactical gamers happy and busy for quite some time." Thus begins a review by Maurice Fitzgerald for Club Fantasci...
Game: 1754 - Conquest: The French and Indian War

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 7/1/2017 10:40:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Club Fantasci Review of "1754 - Conquest"

Maurice Fitzgerald pens an excellent review of Academy Games "1754 - Conquest" for the Club Fantasci site.
Game: Race to the Sea 1914

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Date: 6/30/2017 10:03:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Race to the Sea 1914 - Marco Video Review

Marco Arnaudo dedicates 17 solid minutes to "Race to the Sea 1914", designed by Hermann Luttmann and published in Yaah! Magazine, Issue #8. Always the professor, Marco can't resist adding helpful lectures on ancillary subjects, in this case the proper method of storing magazine games. Has anyone else noticed that, when Marco is in a "full beard" phase, his reviews are much more subdued?
Game: Absolute War! The Attack on Russia 1941-44

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 6/30/2017 9:48:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Interview with designer Carl Paradis

Grant, of The Players' Aid web site, interviews Carl Paradis, designer of GMT's upcoming title "Absolute War!"...
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Date: 6/29/2017 10:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sevastopol

Daniel Duldig pens an excellent review of "Thunder in the East", a new title from Victory Point Games...
Game: American Civil War 1861-1865

Publisher: TSR
Date: 6/25/2017 6:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Counters for TSR’s American Civil War 1861-1865

David Little, frequent contributor to “BoardGameGeek.com”, has created new counters for TSR’s American Civil War 1861-1865. David has created many other counter sheets, maps, and player aids for a wide variety of games. Check out David’s other creations at the David Little Files Page at “BoardGameGeek.com.