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.

Why Does America Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Hitler and Mussolini.

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Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest, makes the case for keeping a strong U.S. Navy carrier force intact...

Kaliningrad Fires is war, but no game

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Semantics, semantics! Rex Brynen has a tart comment or two about Kaliningrad Fires, the first of a series of what The Strategy Bridge bills as a series of wargames. Per Rex, "…it isn’t really a wargame at all."

Forgotten Theatres of World War 2

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"… I think that they should be transposed over into the virtual medium we call gaming." Sean Couture considers two "unsung" campaigns of World War II which, in his opinion, have only been addressed by games that were "…sadly superficial at best." A couple of interesting choices!

New magazines to discover this month!

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New magazine for this month. Some solo games included and information about upcoming wargames. Happy reading!

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.

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

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861) No Safe Harbor Review

Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.

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Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 5/5/2017 7:41:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Soviet 20th Guards Combined Arms Army

The Soviet 20th Guards Combined Arms Army enters the world of "Assault". The latest in a series of "Assault" variants shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Date: 5/5/2017 7:31:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War - New Release!

Bloody Dawns is a two-player grand strategic level card driven wargame depicting the struggle between Iraq and Iran from September 1980 to August 1988. This terrible confrontation between Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini drastically changed the geopolitical balance of power in the Gulf and was the last Total War of the 20th Century. Its events still shape and influence those of today. Read more on the High Flying Dice Games web site..."
Game: Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 5/3/2017 9:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Multi-Player Variant for “Illusions of Glory”

The more the merrier! Designer Perry Silverman offers a couple of new approaches for accommodating multiple players per side in his GMT Games' Illusions of Glory, focused on the Eastern front of World War I.
Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Series: Great Politicians Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 5/2/2017 9:16:00 PM
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
First Thoughts on this hefty game by GMT

On of my most wanted games this year. They compare the game with Churchill because of the debate part of the board. But at the end it is more a wargame. Can't wait to get my teeth on this game.
Game: Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal - The Pacific 1942

Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 5/2/2017 1:49:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal - Solo Expansion Review

Maurice Fitzgerald continues to delve into the "Conflict of Heroes" franchise, this time reviewing the Solo Expansion for "Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal", published by Academy Games.
Game: The Exiled: Siege

Publisher: Board & Dice
Date: 5/1/2017 9:28:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Exiled: Siege Review

"It’s the classic unstoppable force meets the immovable object …" Tony Mastrangeli checks out the castle siege board game The Exiled: Siege, by Board & Dice. Tony is somewhat nonplussed by the rules booklet; however "Once I got a feel for the game, I enjoyed the unique mechanics and open play style."
Game: Zama Hannibal vs Scipio 19 October 202 BC

Series: Battle of The Ancient World
Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 4/30/2017 6:37:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Robert Peterson reviews Zama Hannibal vs Scipio 19 October 202 BC

Pitting Hannibal vs Scipio, “…one of the few times that military masters have met on the field of battle..." Robert Peterson from the blog “A Wargamers Needful Things” reviews the folio game from Decision Games' Zama Hannibal vs Scipio 19 October 202 BC , noting that the “…game play is quick and tight...highly recommended…” and “perfect in complexity, price, and size to attract new players to our hobby.”
Game: Gettysburg '77

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 4/29/2017 1:12:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Gettysburg '77 - Advanced or Unplayable?

A brief look at the advanced game of Avalon Hill's "Gettysburg" designed in 1977. A game that never seems to have taken off in the wargaming community. Why? Perhaps this video, produced by Gilbert Collins, can give us a hint...
Game: Steel Division: Normandy '44

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Date: 4/28/2017 8:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Preview: Steel Division Normandy '44

"Given the beta, the full release can’t come fast enough!" James Cobb is more gung ho than we've ever seen him, previewing Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44. Apparently the designers have succeeded at "…tempting the cattiness of Grognards."
Game: Under the Southern Cross: Flying Colors Vol. IV

Series: Flying Colors
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 4/26/2017 9:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
New Features in Under the Southern Cross Part II

"…simple displacement drift caused more problems than it solved." Steven Paul offers more design insights from the development of his GMT Games' Under the Southern Cross expansion of Flying Colors. So, how does experience as an airplane pilot help solve this difficulty?
Game: Napoleon's Quagmire

Series: The Library of Napoleonic Battles
Publisher: Operational Studies Group
Date: 4/25/2017 9:37:00 PM
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
WITB Napoleon's Quagmire from OSG

Great preview of the Napoleon's series. Great presentation!
Game: Doctor Who Exterminate

Series: Doctor Who
Publisher: Warlord
Date: 4/25/2017 9:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing of the new game of Doctor Who

Unboxing of a new original game with miniatures and interesting upgrades. Video produced for the Box to Board YouTube channel.
Game: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 4/24/2017 1:02:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Left Hand Reviews Video Review: Decision Games RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940

Detailed video review by clawlan from for this Decision Games reworked version of RAF by West End Games. Includes what's in the box and a review of RAF Lion, a solitaire game, one of 3 games included. "..intense...tactical...yet strategic...awesome..."
Game: Order of Battle WWII: Kriegsmarine

Series: Order of Battle
Publisher: Slitherine
Date: 4/24/2017 8:26:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Order of Battle WWII: Kriegsmarine DLC Review

"… there should be plenty of challenging fights for your money." Jeffrey Renaud takes Matrix/Slitherine Games' Order of Battle WWII: Kriegsmarine DLC out for a shakedown cruise. He reports a smooth experience, and likes the variety of big and small new features, such as "…a ‘what-if’ attack on Scapa Flow."
Game: Kaiser's War in the East

Publisher: Decision Games
Date: 4/22/2017 10:29:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Kaiser's War in the East: Review

After giving the game a fair number of play-throughs, John Setear opines on this recent effort published by Decision Games in their iconic "Strategy & Tactics" magazine issue #301. His review is based on actual hands-on experience with the game and is well thought out and reasoned... a rarity these days...
Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 4/21/2017 8:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 8 – Imperium (Part 1)

Roman Rule, Autonomy, Fragmentation?!? Marc Gouyon-Rety explains why and how the broad historical scope of GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain requires evolution of the rules and victory conditions as the game progresses. So: Fragmentation means "…only naked land grab remains as a victory condition for the Saxons…"
Game: Musket and Pike: The Renaissance

Series: Musket and Pike
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Date: 4/20/2017 5:28:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Wargaming Society scenario descriptions for The Renaissance

The Wargaming Society provides this list of scenarios and descriptions for John Tiller's war game, Musket and Pike: The Renaissance.
Game: Musket and Pike: The Renaissance

Series: Musket and Pike
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Date: 4/20/2017 5:20:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Scott Parrino's Review of Renaissance

2009 review by Scott Parrino for "The Wargamer" blog. John Tiller's game ranges from the close of the Medieval era to the eve of the Thirty Years War. "What marks The Renaissance as different from Napoleonic games are different formations, units, and clever mechanics embedded in parameters that give it an extremely unique flavor...a ground-breaking game". Compare to Slitherine’s Field of Glory and Jeff Lapkoff's Vengeance.
Game: Vengeance

Publisher: HPS Simulations
Date: 4/20/2017
Poster: Pat L.
Jim Cobb's Review of Vengeance

Illustrated review by Jim Cobb for "The Wargamer" blog. Jeff Lapkoff's take on a millennia of battles covering the Dark Ages through the Renaissance. "Vengeance is an innovative and entertaining game that captures the essence of a period". Compare to Slitherine’s Field of Glory and John Tiller’s The Renaissance.
Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Solo

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 4/19/2017 10:30:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Kevin Kitchen - Game Play Brief

Kevin Kitchen produces a solid video that highlights the finer points of playing "Lock n Load Tactical: Solo"... well... solo. It's a 3 part video production, created for his Ones Upon a Game blog.
Game: Squad Leader

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Date: 4/19/2017 9:30:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Joy of ... Nostalgia, Basic Squad leader.

"One of the Russian SMG teams becomes berserk." Norm, of Battlefields & Warriors, enjoys some nostalgic Squad Leader action with a recently acquired fourth edition copy of the game. "The pleasure of returning to this game is not just a case of looking through rose tinted spectacles…"
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Date: 4/18/2017 9:10:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page: Northern Group of Forces

The Northern Group of Forces is now mobilized for the assault on the North German Plain. The latest in a series of "Assault" variants shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Series: Great Politicians Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 4/17/2017 8:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Pericles: Strategy in the Archidamian War

"Since this is all preplanned and secret, some really cool situations arise." Designer Mark Herman offers strategy tidbits in his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Of course, while most strategy is dependent upon game mechanics, there are always event cards to keep things from being cut and dried. As Mark says of "Will of Assembly" cards: "In Pericles, the respective assemblies do not supply free lunches."
Game: Bloody Monday: Napoleon at the Gates of Moscow

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Date: 4/16/2017 10:29:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Bloody Monday: Kickstarter Campaign Wrapping up...

VentoNuovo's upcoming game on the Battle of Borodino, now live on Kickstarter! Using the game engine from Moscow '41 (and not VNG's "Waterloo 200") the game provides action and challenges, plus the joy of die rolling. Unlike other VNG products, Bloody Monday uses large 20mm blocks, and includes over 110, to provide enough detail and different unit types but still keep the game playable in one sitting. Colorful PVC stickers and "fog of war" give players everything they need in an easy mechanic. Kickstarter campaign is wrapping up, so reserve your copy now!
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Date: 4/16/2017 10:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
878 - Vikings: Invasions of England - Kickstarter wrapping up!

Gain fame, riches and a new home as the Vikings voyaging to England, or defend your Kingdom and Christendom from the pagan hordes! The Kickstarter campaign for "878 - Vikings", to be published by Academy Games, is down to the last few days! Reserve your copy now!