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.

Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


The Wargamer's Guide to 2018

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"This could be a real wargaming gem to see out the year...". Check out a compendium of games still claiming release this year. The article has tidbits on seven upcoming games, like the one that "…will often force you to choose between your men and the mission."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/24/2018


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 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 - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game 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). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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...

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Game: 2WW: The War in Europe

Publisher: One Small Step
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/25/2018 10:47:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Production Centers - A 2WW Player Aid (PDF)

A list of cities that give production points in the game and that are not expressed in the rules. Created and shared by Numo Gonzalez.
Game: Meltwater

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/22/2018 9:18:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Moe's Game Table - Review of Meltwater

Moe, of Moe's Game Table fame, has produced an "unboxing" video for Hollandspiele's "Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation", a very unusual game...
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/22/2018 8:40:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Imperial Struggle Development Update: Ministry Deck, Event Cards, and New Art!

"…the game felt too symmetric…". Designer Ananda Gupta discusses ongoing development with his GMT Games' Imperial Struggle, The Global Rivalry between Britain and France, 1697 – 1789. Check out the intriguing way this concern has been dealt with: "…the creation of the Ministry deck."
Game: Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War

Publisher: Grognard Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/21/2018 4:33:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...
Game: Espana 1936

Publisher: HQ Headquarters
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/21/2018 1:45:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Espana 1936 - Computer game

HQ Headquarters is a small Spanish company, designers of three Ageod/Slitherine games (España 1936, Thirty Years War and English Civil War) and they have new projects for next months. Keep up with the latest on their Facebook page...
Game: Barbarossa to Berlin

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/20/2018 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Invasion Planner - Corrected (Excel)

The original file lists Foggia instead of the correct space name of Pescara. Thanks to Tim for the corrected file.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/19/2018 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO Envelopment and Destruction

"How do you, as a strategy gamer, spot an opportunity for envelopment?" Jeff Nyquist looks at encirclement techniques in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East. Check out Jeff's interesting analogy: "The Axis as Carthaginians".
Game: Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/17/2018 9:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42

Check out the latest from Lou Coatney, who has released a new, free, print ‘n play game, Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42. Thanks Lou!
Game: Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War

Publisher: Grognard Enterprises
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/15/2018 10:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game 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). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...
Game: Leipzig

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/15/2018 6:12:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Leipzig - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Leipzig is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise

Series: Command LIVE
Publisher: Matrix Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/15/2018 8:39:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise

"…at one point I got so bored that I went AWACS hunting over Japan – nothing tried to stop me." Bruce Postlethwaite reviews Matrix Games' Kuril Sunrise, a new scenario for their Command Live product. Bruce pulls no punches, like when completing a scenario doesn't push any buttons for him: "Another triumph, another moment of unfulfillment."
Game: Chancellorsville (2nd Edition)

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:40:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
New map for Chancellorsville (2nd Edition)

Gerald Todd, creator of the "Last Full Measure" series, has created new maps for AH's Chancellorsville 2nd edition (1974). Both maps print out at 32" x 24" with 3/4" hexes. One map is a redo of the original but, easier to look at. The other map is the same size, but more geographically accurate.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie Middleburg and Upperville

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:33:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie Middleburg and Upperville - Free Print 'n Play Game

Pleasanton vs Stuart, June 17th-21st 1863. Free Print 'n Play game shared by Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic - Print 'n Play Game

Fremont vs Jackson June 8th and 9th 1862. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:28:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover - Print 'n Play Game

Kilpatrick vs Stuart at Hanover PA, June 30th 1863. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 9:20:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station - Print 'n Play Game

Pleasanton vs Stuart near Culpeper VA, June 4th 1863. Free Print 'n Play game from Gerald Todd.
Game: Apocalypse in the East - The Muslim Assault on Byzantium (A.D. 646 – 656)

Publisher: Against the Odds
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/14/2018 7:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Apocalypse in the East - ATO Magazine #48

Ten years after the destruction of a Byzantine army on the Golan Heights in A.D. 636, Dar-al Islam already stretches from the Sahara to the Sind. The war, however, is not finished. The Orthodox Caliph Umar b. al-Kattaãb was assassinated in A.D. 644 and the Byzantines remain entrenched in the Nile delta. Clearly, the armies of Islam must finish the job, the conquest of Constantinople itself. The accession of the Caliph Uthmãn b. Affan enabled Mu’ãwiyah b. Sufyan, his cousin and the formidable governor of Syria to construct a fleet and carry on the war against Byzantium. From the highlands of Armenia to the shores of Crete, the elite Syrian army and navy seeks to overwhelm the last stronghold of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople...
Game: Cold Warrior

Publisher: Game Crafter
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/12/2018 10:49:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Spies vs spies: First impression of Cold Warrior

So, who is "Gargan Chuen"? Paul Owen, in his Man OverBoard blog, reviews Game Crafter's Cold Warrior, a spy game where "…secrets, cunning, and double crosses replace the bullets and bombs of a hot war...". Paul offers a thorough analysis of the game, and despite some concerns, concludes "…Cold Warrior strongly conveys its theme of espionage, secret agents, and international intrigue in every play of a card."
Game: Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943 - 1945

Series: Wing Leader
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/10/2018 3:11:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Speed is life, altitude is life insurance” New Wing Leader Board Games Review

"This system is a must have for air war enthusiasts." Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 for Armchair General, giving it a 96% rating. Rick is a serious aviation game addict, so check out what leads him to claim that "…designer Lee Brimmicombe-Wood has struck aviation gold!"
Game: Heroes of Normandy - The Untold Stories Expansion

Series: Heroes of Normandy
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/8/2018 9:14:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Untold Stories - L'nL

"…individuals and squads come to life in a way that matches the world of the tactical game." Norm, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, takes a fascinating look at Lock ‘n Load Publishing's Heroes of Normandy - The Untold Stories expansion. With a nice overview of the whole package, see why he concludes that "…in a crowded tactical genre, this is an interesting and innovative way of doing module expansion."
Game: Friedland

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 5:39:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Friedland - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Friedland is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Eylau

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 4:29:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Eylau - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Eylau is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Borodino

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 4:21:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Borodino - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Borodino is a tactical level Napoleonic simulation game using the Waterloo Campaign engine developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: Gettysburg

Publisher: By Design Inc
Game Type: Computer
Date: 10/5/2018 3:55:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Gettysburg - Mac War Game Archived Web Site

Gettysburg is a regimental level simulation of all three days of the battle developed for Mac computers. Thanks to the folks at Archive.org and their Wayback machine, for preserving this web site.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 10/5/2018 8:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO’s Combined Tabletop Footprint

"What do you need to 'see the elephant' and grock the maps…"? Alan Emrich discusses plans for the buildout of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II monster game project. Lots to look forward to; and then, what is "Volume 0: Dark Beginnings"?