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.

Andrea Casarrubea’s new monograph an essential book for historians Great War aerial combat. Book Review.

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"When I first started leafing through the book, I found it hard to put down." Ray Garbee finds a treasure trove of information for World War I air enthusiasts in In the Skies of Forgotten Courage: The RNAS and RAF in the Adriatic and Albania 1917-1918. Not all the action was on the Western front!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2019


Butcher's Yard: A Wargaming Foray into the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

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"…he found several hundred Zulus coming up the other side. The Battle was on!" Joe Robinson regales us with a tabletop encounter recognizing the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Lots of nice photos of a game in which "…things escalated quickly."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/9/2019


Hexes and Soldiers Magazine - Issue #1

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Available now is the very first issue of Hexes and Soldiers Magazine! The 38 page periodical includes articles by: Shayne Logan, Adam Starkweather, Stuka Joe, Sean Chick and Jason Kruse.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/8/2019


Responsibilities to the hobby

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Should you "…feel obliged to make some kind of effort to convert muggles into gamers."? Prufrock weighs in, with some well phrased bon mots, on the idea that "…wargamers should, in various ways, be active in promoting the hobby." Spoiler: "Your inviting someone over for a game does not make them a wargamer any more than your eating a perfectly cooked scallop makes you a French chef."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/7/2019


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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

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.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

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.

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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Game: Revolution Under Siege

Publisher: Ageod
Game Type: Computer
Date: 2/22/2019 8:41:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Legacy Review: Revolution Under Siege

"Playing Revolution Under Siege is like finding an ancient wargame at a flea market." Joe Fonseca checks out AGEod's Revolution Under Siege Gold, a re-release of the massive simulation of the Russian Revolution and related conflicts. Apparently the game has a significant learning curve, but a worthwhile one: "There is great depth for those interested and dedicated enough to learn it."
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/20/2019 8:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Picking Your Dogfights OR: The Fighter Commander’s Guide to Air Combat

"…from the smorgasbord of interception possibilities, you must determine…which are the most existentially vital…". Alan Emrich discusses player tactics for Intercept missions in Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II project. And you need to know the significance of "Shields and 8-Balls"!
Game: Robot Barbarossa: Russian Front 1941

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2019 1:08:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Robot Barbarossa - Replay

Game designer Lou Coatney recounts a recent play through of his recent design "Robot Barbarossa: Russian Front 1941".
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 2/18/2019 11:35:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Battle of McDowell - Replay using "Two Flags - One Nation" rules

Replay, based on a conversion to hexes of an earlier replay Jon B put up on his rather fine ‘Grymauch’s Solo Wargaming’ blog a few days ago, which he played out in 6mm. This replay is based upon a conversion to hexes and is played using Norm Smith's "Two Flags - One Nation" rules...
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 2/18/2019 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Two Flags - One Nation: Free ACW Hex-Based Rules

"Two Flags - One Nation". This 2017 Edition updates Norm Smith's home brew ACW hex based rules, which are now well over 10 years old. Much remains familiar, but they have picked up some new mechanics from my more recent rule designs, in particular his napoleonic rules (Eagles at Quatre Bras), as he attempts to merge several aspects of the two sets together...
Game: Victory and Glory: Napoleon (Forbidden Games)

Publisher: Forbidden Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2019 9:41:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” Forbidden Games’ Victory and Glory Napoleon Board Game Review

"…this game is pure elegance from its rules to its game play." Rick Martin reviews Forbidden Games' Victory and Glory Napoleon for Armchair General, giving it a 96% rating. See why this card driven game has Rick repeatedly exclaiming its virtues: "This game should be played on a wooden table by candle light!"
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 2/17/2019 9:35:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#904) for 17-Feb-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#903).
Game: Profile in Courage: PT-109

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/15/2019 5:22:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Profile in Courage: PT-109 - Angry Bunny Review

High Flying Dice Games recently published a solitaire game on PT-109, designed by Rod Bauer, developed by Paul Rohrbaugh and with game graphics by one of my favorite gaming artists, Bruce Yearian. It is called "Profile in Courage PT-109 The Campaign of PT-109 in 1943"...
Game: Atlantic U-Boat Campaign - WW2

Publisher: Mike Raymond
Game Type: PBEM
Date: 2/15/2019 5:01:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Atlantic Uboat Campaigns WW2 - PBEM Game!

"The Hunters", "The Hunted", and "Steel Wolves"; all the best submarine board games. Using some Top Secret Wizardry, I offer to launch a full-blown Battle of the Atlantic Campaign by melding these three games together. Own the games? Join our PBEM campaign and play...
Game: Battle in a Box - American Civil War

Series: Battle in a Box
Publisher: Perry Miniatures
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 2/15/2019 9:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
28mm ACW casualties and artillery

"…for me, the idea of gaming while painting seems to work." Norm, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, discusses progress on his "…continuing story of trying to get the Perry 28mm ACW Battle in a Box starter set onto the table."
Game: Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War 1914-18

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/13/2019 8:44:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Torpedoes Los!”. Compass Games’ ‘Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War 1914-18’ Board Game Review.

"Great narrative based game…". Ray Garbee reviews Compass Games' Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War 1914-18 for Armchair General, giving it a 94% rating. Check out where Ray finds the fun in the game, which includes some interesting "Great War" flavor: "On the downside, there is a chance that the single merchant ship you’ve encountered is a Q-ship."
Game: Steel Division II

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 2/11/2019 9:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Fortifications are coming to Steel Division 2

"...during initial set-up defenders will be able to deploy a modest range of defensive works to help them resist the coming tide." Joe Robinson has news about an interesting upgrade to Steel Division II. Apparently, Joe really likes his fortifications: "...the best way to a man’s heart is through a carefully sighted and designed trench system."
Game: Tonkin: The Indochina war 1950-54, 2nd Edition

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/10/2019 1:55:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Reprint of Tonkin: The First Indochinca War 1950 - 1954

Reprint of Kim Kanger's "Tonkin" Coming Soon - Pre-Order now and save. Anticipated release - early 2019.
Game: Ici, c'est la France! The Algerian War of Independence 1954-62

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/10/2019 1:52:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Reprint of Ici c'est La France!

Reprint Coming Soon - Pre-Order now and save. Anticipated release - early 2019.
Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/10/2019 12:15:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Second Game Impressions

Following up on his "First Game Impressions" article, Michal shares his experiences in the second game.
Game: Poland Strikes!

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/10/2019 12:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Poland Strikes! "Un-bagging" video

Un-bagging video from Moe's Game Table.
Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/10/2019 12:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
First Game Impressions

First game impressions from new player of this old classic. Article produced by Michal from "The Boardgames Chronicle".
Game: Robot Barbarossa: Russian Front 1941

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/9/2019 10:26:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
"Robot Barbarossa" - Lou Coatney's First Foray into AI...

Lou is pleased to report that he thinks he has a workable and realistic if rather abstract corps to army level boardgame about the Nazi German 1941 invasion of Russia which can be played solitaire going either way. It can also be a conventional 2-player hex-and-counter game, and he has even had the game playing itself - moving the pieces according to the robot players' differing priorities and specific rules. As always, Lou's games are copyrighted, but free to print and play...
Game: Athens: The Birth of Politics

Publisher: Up and Away Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/9/2019 10:11:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgame News - Athens: The Birth of Politics

Quick blurb about "Athens: The Birth of Politics" on the Boardgame News site. "In Athens: the Birth of Politics, players struggle with Persians, Spartans and their own people on the way to a great empire..."
Game: Open Panzer

Publisher: Nicu Pavel
Game Type: Computer
Date: 2/8/2019 10:11:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“No plan survives contact with the enemy” Open Panzer Computer Game Review

"…with hundreds of units in multiple battles and campaigns to play with, and being a free game, you really can’t go wrong." Rick Martin reviews Nicu Pavel's Open Panzer, an open source version of Panzer General. The game is playable on multiple platforms (to include Android and iPhone), so check out why Rick concludes that "The game is fun and very addicting but…"
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/6/2019 9:18:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Playtesting Imperial Struggle

"…you may not see much testing of strategies that don’t make historical sense…". Designer Ananda Gupta considers the impact that different kinds of play testing can have on a game, and offers an update on his GMT Games' Imperial Struggle, The Global Rivalry between Britain and France, 1697 – 1789. So, which kind of playtesters "…give good feedback on [a game's] curb appeal."?
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/4/2019 10:31:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/4/2019 2:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - Spanish Army

The reinvigorated Spanish Army defends the Straits of Gibralter and deploys in the Mediterranean to stem the Red Tide. Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Two Flags - One Nation

Publisher: Norman Smith
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 2/4/2019 9:25:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
TF-ON design problems with rivers

"...the question arose as to whether a smoothbore musket could fire across Bull Run." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, mulls how to handle a quirky situation created by terrain hexes. Come along as Norm takes us on an fascinating walk through the "…design problems and the compromises that can fall out of putting sticking plasters on gaps that appear in rules."
Game: The Dark Sands

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/1/2019 8:22:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Dark Sands: AAR of Designer Solo Campaign Game (Part 5) – Final

"These are 'known unknowns' and if the answers turn out wrong, the long-term prospects for the Axis are bleak." Designer Ted Raicer concludes an action packed replay of his GMT Games' The Dark Sands. Check out how it ends when "Rommel being Rommel, gambles…"