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.

Recap of the San Diego Historical Game Convention by Moe Fitzgerald

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Moe Fitzgerald's recap of the San Diego Historical Games Convention, featuring several game previews from GMT Games.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/17/2017

Medic! The Role of Medical Treatment in Wargames

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"Let’s say you’ve just secured a town from the Soviets, but took a fair number of casualties in the process." Sean Couture considers the medical and psychological aspects of combat and how some games strive to integrate them, which "…reminds players that the strength of their strategies and by extension their armies [is] weighed in how responsibly they handle their forces and how many lives they unnecessarily throw away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/15/2017

Mobile Warfare: A Wargamer's Guide to Gaming on Vacation

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"In such dark times, computer gaming is my salvation." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers a relief-for-those-stranded-on-vacation guide for the wargamer away from home. "Joy sticks are bulky, and according to my wife, immediately identifies you as a nerd high priest (. . . and this is a problem because, I ask?)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/3/2017

Fontenoy 1745

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"...there are two reasons for everything, the good reason and the real reason." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, regales us with fascinating details of the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Turns out the French commander, Marshal Saxe , "...had nearly as many enemies at his back as on the battlefield. But he handled them all."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/1/2017

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Grognard News

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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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!

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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.

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

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...

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Game: World of Warships

Date: 10/20/2017 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Longest Weekend: Fighting the Good Fight in World of Warships

"... so I set my jaw in the best Bull Halsey fashion and went in locked and loaded." James Cobb tries something new: charity oriented binge wargaming, in this case with's World of Warships. Did he meet his goals for giving and gaming? "Going to bed at 1 AM on Saturday morning, I was in a quandary."
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/18/2017 8:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Gauls

"The Gauls have a strong starting position in the game." Designer Mark McLaughlin turns to a discussion of the Gauls in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. Does this mean it's good to be the Gauls? Perhaps so, since Mark points out that they possess "…a unique advantage…"
Game: All Things Zombie Reloaded

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 10/17/2017 4:15:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
All Things Zombie Reloaded: A Halloween AAR

Jim Owczarski provides an illustrated after action report for the opening scenario for Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s “All Things Zombie: Reloaded in his "Grogheads" blog. This fantasy/tactical combat game proves challenging as zombies may multiply with each shot fired. After a successful mission it’s on to Green Bay and Lambeau Field.
Game: Holland '44: Operation Market-Garden

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/16/2017 2:18:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
1st MN - Friday Session - Holland '44

Outstanding and well-illustrated replay of "Holland '44", a recent release from GMT Games, created and shared by Doug DeMoss on BGG.
Game: Red Typhoon: The Soviet Winter Counter-Offensive, 1942

Publisher: Revolution Games
Date: 10/16/2017 12:24:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Red Typhoon - Conclusion of Turn 4 - Stuka Joe

Conclusion of this series of play-through videos produced by Stuka Joe.
Game: Field of Glory II

Publisher: Matrix Games
Date: 10/16/2017 10:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Field of Glory II

"You can choose everyone from Celts to Indians and even Spartacus’ Slave army." Bill Gray reviews Slitherine's Field of Glory II. He obviously likes the variety, as well as the graphics and the game engine, though he has a minor quibble about the maps. See why he concludes that FOGII "…stands as the ultimate example of how to port tabletop gaming into a PC environment."
Game: Matchbox (Berthier)

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 10/14/2017 1:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Matchbox - Lightweight Campaign Manager (base on Berthier) - v1.1 - Free Software

Developer Tony De Lyall has added a few tweaks to MatchBox since its initial release. You can find these described in the README file.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 10/14/2017 1:51:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.11 (Free Software)

There is no new functionality in Berthier 9.11. However the way menus operate has changed - inoperative menu options display in light grey and cannot be selected.
Game: Colonial Twilight

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/13/2017 10:37:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Hills Are Alive with the Sound Of Insurgency in GMT Games’ Colonial Twilight

"The event cards are a constant source of friction as their tantalizing benefits tempt players." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62 for Armchair General, giving it a 95% rating. Ray finds the game a very immersive experience, to the extent that "…two games left me with a feeling of sadness bordering on ennui, without the aspects of boredom."
Game: Down in Flames - Locked On

Series: Down in Flames
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Date: 10/12/2017 9:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Down in Flames: Locked On - Now on Kickstarter

Check out the new Down In Flames: Locked-On Kickstarter that just launched! The latest and greatest from Dan Verssen.
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/9/2017 10:09:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Carthaginians

"Carthage can use its military advantages for conquest – or to warn foes away." Designer Mark McLaughlin lays out the strengths of the Carthaginians in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. You play a well-balanced power, but if you mishandle things, your opponents can say "Carthago Delenda Est"!
Game: Malvern Hill - The Battles of the Seven Days, Volume III

Series: Civil War Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Date: 10/8/2017 3:55:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Official Rules: version 3.2 (pdf)

Multi-Man Publishing presents version 3.2 of the official rules for their Civil War Brigade Series Games. The new rules incorporate previously published errata and include suggestions for improvements from players.
Game: New York 1776

Publisher: Worthington Games
Date: 10/8/2017 1:04:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
New York 1776 - Gilbert Collins review

In depth video review produced by Gilbert Collins for his YouTube channel.
Game: Leviathan

Publisher: Past Go Gaming
Date: 10/8/2017 12:56:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Leviathan - Card Game Review on Moe's Game Table

A review of a pretty clever micro tactical battle card game, a filler that would appeal to wargamers called Leviathan. Review written by Maurice Fitzgerald for his Moe's Game Table blog...
Game: Forest of the Impaled: Vlad Dracula's Final Stand

Publisher: Command Post Games
Date: 10/8/2017 12:42:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Forest of the Impaled - Dracula Strikes Back

Ok, so Dracula is outnumbered 6:1. How can this possibly be a game?How does the game work? The best way to answer these questions is to show you an example of a move and a battle. Check out this brief how-to from Command Post Games...
Game: Jutland

Publisher: Storm Eagle Studios
Date: 10/6/2017 9:18:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Jutland Pro

"While the game has near unparalleled accuracy, realism and visuals, it is deceptively easy to play." Bill Gray reviews Storm Eagle Studios' Jutland Pro. He finds the game enjoyable and a worthwhile acquisition, but he has a few quibbles: "Now be advised dealing with SES [Storm Eagle Studios] is . . . 'special.'"
Game: Urban Operations

Publisher: Nuts!
Date: 10/4/2017 10:25:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Urban Operations: PaxSims Review

Excellent review of this new effort from Nuts! Publishing. Rex Byrnen, writing for PaxSims, gives us a tour of the game system which sounds like it may be the most unique assymetrical wargaming system since Battle for Baghdad. Although Rex confesses that "the jury is still out"...
Game: Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 10/4/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 10 – The Arthurian Legend

"… we are going to focus on a very visible, and sometimes controversial, aspect of the game…" Designer Marc Gouyon-Rety describes how he incorporates elements of the Arthurian legend "…that are plausible in what we know of the historical framework…" in his GMT Games' Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain. "It appears that he [Arthur] was not a king but a 'leader of battles' (Dux Bellorum)…"
Game: Table Battles

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Date: 10/2/2017 8:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
GrogHeads Reviews Table Battles

"… it might not be a wargame. There is no map. There isn’t any movement of pieces." Doug Miller wants to take a curmudgeonly approach to reviewing Hollandspiel’s Table Battles, but he just can't! See why the little game without a map has sucked him in: "…this amazingly simple game does a stunning job of capturing the essence of each one of the included battles."
Game: Bloody Monday: Napoleon at the Gates of Moscow

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Date: 10/1/2017 6:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
This One's Going to Take Careful Timing!

“This One’s Going to Take Careful Timing!” A Boardgaming Life Review and Analysis of Vento Nuovo’s Bloody Monday, written by Paul Comben.
Game: Last Full Measure: The Battle of Gettysburg

Series: Last Full Measure Series
Publisher: Uhlan Games
Date: 10/1/2017 1:24:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Last Full Measure: Gettysburg - Video Review

"Last Full Measure: Gettysburg" is Print & Play game of the Battle of Gettysburg. This video review was produced and shared by Jeff Capuano.
Game: Matchbox (Berthier)

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 10/1/2017 1:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Matchbox - A Lightweight Campaign Manager (base on Berthier) - Free Software

MatchBox harks back to the early days of wargame campaigning where hidden movement was achieved by moving unit tokens through chest-of-drawers of matchboxes that had been glued together. When a player’s and their opponent’s tokens turned up in the same matchbox, contact had been made. The miniatures would come out and the contact gamed out on the table. "Matchbox" was created by Tony De Lyall as a lightweight campaign manager based on his Berthier Campaign Manager engine.
Game: Berthier Campaign Manager

Publisher: Tony De Lyall
Date: 10/1/2017 12:45:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Berthier Campaign Manager v9.10 (Free Software)

It had to happen didn’t it? In early September Tony De Lyall put out a major update to Berthier and then nearly immediately discover a bug in the changes. Arrrh! If you recently downloaded Berthier 9.9 you should download the fixed version Berthier 9.10.
Game: Saint Omer to Saint Crispin: Tactical Battles of the Hundred Years War

Publisher: GMT Games
Date: 9/27/2017 8:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
New P500 Game: Saint-Omer to Saint Crispin

"If you’re interested in helping out with playtesting, drop me a note." Designer Mike Nagel offers a broad brush description of progress with his GMT Games' Saint Omer to Saint Crispin: Tactical Battles of the Hundred Years War, which offers scenarios covering 18 battles of that war. Sounds like a great opportunity!
Game: Lock 'n Load: Day of Heroes

Series: Lock 'n Load Tactical Series
Publisher: LNL Publishing
Date: 9/26/2017 9:54:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Day of Heroes AAR - Moe Fitzgerald

Recently Moe Fitzgerald sat down to play through the second scenario in "Day of Heroes", from Lock ‘N Load Publishing, titled "Chalk 2’s Run". Here's what happened...