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.

A Taxonomy of Battle Reports

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"…this is written with tongue in cheek…". Prufrock offers some classifications of battle reports that he (and we) have seen over the years. What's your favorite?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2018

A couple of good book scores.

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"…there it was, hardcover, in good nick, staring at me on the shelf." Prufrock relates the pleasure of a couple of good finds at his one(!) remaining local secondhand bookshop.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/29/2018

No Enemies Here: Episode 24

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"No Enemies Here" - Episode #24 - News about people who review, unbox, showcase, do playthroughs, podcasts and more concerning war board games. Some music too. High quality, information packed wargaming news channel.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/26/2018

Wie Gehts, Uwe Live Update #5 with Uwe Eickert and Gunter Eickert

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In case you missed it live... Academy Games CEO Uwe Eickert and Creative Director Gunter Eickert discuss a variety of topics within the gaming industry, plus news and updates on Agents of Mayhem, Conflict of Heroes, and more.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/23/2018

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.

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

The first game from Grognard Enterprises ( 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

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

More Grognard Originals...

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Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game: 1775: Rebellion

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 9/1/2018 10:18:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
WBC: 1775 Tournament After Action Report

Jeff Lange put together a tournament summary for the 1775 event held at the World Boardgaming Championships.
Game: Last Battle: Ie Shima, 1945

Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/31/2018 12:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Battle - Ie Shima 1945 - Review

Norm Smith reviews "Last Battle: Ie Shima 1945", Michael Rinella’s (Take Aim Designs) coverage of the battle for the Japanese island of Ie Shima towards the war’s end and is published in associated with Revolution Games.
Game: Fortress Sevastopol

Series: Command & Strategy
Publisher: Udo Grebe Gamedesign
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/31/2018 9:56:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Brilliant Strategic Puzzle! Fortress Sevastopol Board Game Review

"I really enjoyed this game and can’t wait to try out some new strategies for both sides." Rick Martin reviews Udo Grebe Gamedesign's Fortress Sevastopol. Though Rick found some minor frustrations with rules and counters, he rather liked some of the game's turn sequence innovations, as well as the challenge of play: "The strategic choices presented in this game are fascinating."
Game: Aggressors: Ancient Rome

Publisher: Kubat Software
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/27/2018 8:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Aggressors: Ancient Rome: Military Grand Strategy in the Ancient World

"If you like managing armies in a grand strategy environment, I really think you will enjoy this game." Bill Gray takes a look at the beta version of Matrix Games' Aggressors: Ancient Rome, slated for release at the end of the month. Sounds like an awesome hit for grand strategy junkies. Then there's the game element that made Bill exclaim "Nearly spit out my coffee laughing, but I like it!"
Game: Austerlitz

Series: Napoleonic Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/26/2018 3:59:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Austerlitz Game Aids

The Gamers have posted several game aids for their Austerlitz game including game rules (versions 2 and 3), addenda, errata, a variant, and their Austerlitz 200 Year Special.
Game: Romance of the Three Kingdoms Part XIII

Series: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games Company
Game Type: Computer
Date: 8/24/2018 8:26:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“In peace you are an able subject; in chaos you are a crafty hero!” Romance of the Three Kingdoms Part XIII Computer Game Review

"… for a completely immersive game on ancient China, give Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII a try." Rick Martin reviews Koei Tecmo Games Company's Romance of the Three Kingdoms Part XIII for Armchair General, giving it an 86% rating. Rick likes the depth of features and the grand sweep of the game, though he does run into some frustrations and a couple of technical difficulties. However, "If you do well, the Emperor may even take notice!"
Game: Plains Indian Wars

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/23/2018 9:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Plains Indian Wars Turn by Turn: Setup and First Draw Round

Welcome to the Great Plains of the American West! Back East a Civil War rages, but those who look beyond the war see a transcontinental railroad and settler expansion all the way to the Rockies. Across the wide Mississippi, Native Plains tribes brace for a war of their own against the white invaders. In this alternative history, warrior chiefs settle traditional tribal scores and united, North and South, take a stand against European encroachment. Welcome to … Plains Indian Wars! The latest and greatest from designer John Poniske.
Game: Battle for Stalingrad

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 8/23/2018 9:33:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Players Aid: Review

In this series of Action Points, Grant from The Players Aid examines the game’s unique and very interesting board, which is split into three separate parts that represent different aspects of the conflict that all ultimately effect the outcome of the game.
Game: Manoeuvre

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/22/2018 8:50:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Manoeuvre Tournament Part 6: France vs. Russia

"The key for Russia is to play defensively, but hit hard and try to reduce the French units as often as possible." Designer David Waldorf continues his narration of a GMT Games' Manoeuvre tournament. The Russians pursue those tactics, especially when their "…massive assault succeeds in driving the Guard Cavalry off the hill and reducing them, but…"!
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…"!
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: Alesia: Last Stand of the Gauls

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 8/17/2018 1:55:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Solitaire Setup Variants for "Alesia: Last Stand of the Gauls"

Variant suggestions from Wayne Hansen that he has employed to conduct a solitaire setup and make the game very solitaire friendly.
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 ( 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.