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.

Old Dogs: Win 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

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"…enter the efforts of the enthusiast to ensure that classic wargames are playable." Zach Zimmerman offers some tips on getting old computer wargames playing on modern operating systems. "Voila! Panzer General is back and ready for you to take panzers where no other General has before. Vorwärts!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/9/2018


Friedland 1807

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"How to Catch a Monkey". Jeff Berry in his Obscure Battles blog regales us with the fascinating history of the Napoleonic battle of Friedland. Russian General Bennigsen thinks he can "…hop across the river, deliver a quick killing blow to Lannes' isolated corps, and hop back…". Or can he?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/30/2018


Game06 - Wargame Scenery

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Games06 (formerly 06 Arena) is an idea developed in the Officina06 laboratory (on free time…). It was designed by wargame players for other players. It ‘s as an easy and fast way to set up many kind of different battlefield scenery. We want to share our idea, so you will find the system rolebook and some scenery to buy or… others completely free to download! Plus, we’re trying to create new kind of scenery, rpg, tools, gadgets, etc. Visit the Games06 site to see all the Gaming Mats, Magnetic Scenery, and Card Systems.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/5/2018


B-Movie Boardgames

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In his “Coyote vs Wolf” blog (5/28/2008), Jason Lutes discusses the series of Album sized games from Yaquinto (1979-1984). Jason maintains that “The breadth of subject matter covered by the Album Games was remarkable, and a good illustration of the flood of new ideas that was changing the face of the boardgaming subculture at the time.”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 3/26/2018


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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.

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 Grognard.com.

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 Grognard.com.

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.

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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Genesis: Military Variants


Military Variants for Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East


Genesis: Military Variants
by Chris Salander   *  26-Mar-2017

Overview

The biggest complaint about this game is that the different factions are too similar. This variant attempts to introduce some variations in the armies of each faction.


Assyrians - Siege Experts

Any time an enemy force includes a city when fighting against the Assyrians, any casualties the enemy suffers must first all be taken from the DS of the city until it is reduced to 0.


Egyptians - Light and Fast

Add 2 to all Egyptian movement die rolls.


Hittites - Heavy Chariots

Each chariot unit in the Hittite army is worth 1 BP more than the Hittite chariot technology level.


Mitanni - Chariot Experts

It costs the Mitanni only 8 silver to recruit a chariot unit and only 4 silver to raise a chariot unit.


Babylonian - Wealthy Effette Urbanites

The Babylonians may recruit mercenary infantry units at one silver for two infantry units in each town that they control on any turn, during the recruitment period. These mercenaries are not counted against the manpower limit and do not affect normal recruiting and raising of units. [Use the Elamite counters. If Elam becomes active, use number chits.] Any time a Babylonian force loses a battle, the mercenaries units in that location are removed (after casualties are taken). There are no mercenary chariots. Mercenary units must be maintained from turn to turn just like other infantry. If a force has more mercenary units in it than Babylonian units, it suffers a -2 shift in battle.


The Quick Death of the Mitanni

Often the Mitanni will be annihilated by the Hittites and Assyrians, usually in combination. Their chariot advantage and lack of a barbarian opponent does not help them because they can be wiped out early in the game. After much thought, I have concluded that:

  • The Mitanni should be neutral territory in all but 5 player games, and...
  • ...in 5 player games, the Mitanni are prohibited from attacking any other player’s controlled and home spaces and other players are prohibited from attacking any Mitanni controlled and home spaces for the first two game turns.
 

Thanks to Chris Salander for sharing his variants.


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