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.

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019


3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


Matthew B. Caffrey's "On Wargaming" (free digital download)

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The digital edition of Matt Caffrey’s new book On Wargaming: How Wargames Have Shaped History and How They May Shape the Future can be downloaded for free from the U.S. Naval War College Press site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


General Eisenhower’s Armchair: How War Becomes a Game

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"But how did war become a game?" Jerad Alexander takes an outsider's look at wargaming, and perceives some of the real fascination: "Who wins is relatively irrelevant; the story of war matters more."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/10/2019


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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...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/25/2019 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again - Armchair General Review

Excellent illustrated review of "Enemy Coast Ahead" by Rick Martin for "Armchair General" magazine...
Game: Thunder Gods: Kamikazes at Okinawa

Publisher: Minden Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 4/24/2019 12:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder Gods: A Game of USN Survival, 1945

"Thunder Gods is a game about Kamikazes attacking the United States naval forces during the battle of Okinawa 1945. Published by High Flying Dice Games and designed by Paul Rohrbaugh with graphics by Bruce Yearian. Though a two player game, it can easily be played solitaire..." Review shared by Ashley Morton on the "Angry Bunny" blog...
Game: Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/24/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Terror from the Skies: Bringing the War Home to the British. Compass Games’ Zeppelin Raider. Tabletop Game Review.

"…I found that the game did a great job of capturing the feel of the period." Ray Garbee reviews Compass Games' Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships for Armchair General, giving it a 93% rating. Ray finds a lot to like about the game, and concludes that "You’ll definitely feel the tension of attempting to survive each mission while succeeding well enough to bring fame to yourself and the naval air service."
Game: Showdown Battle: Marianas and Philippine Sea Jun '44

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Marianas and Philippine Sea - Lou Coatney - Print n Play

Another Print n Play naval game by prolific designer Lou Coatney. It was called "The Marianas Turkey Shoot" for a reason which the Japanese player will experience. However, in the game the Japanese player will have a chance for strategic intelligence himself, enabling his Mobile Fleet to be waiting for Adm. Spruance's Task Force 58 with its many fast carriers and modern battleships and Task Force 52 with its old battleships, escort carriers, and landing fleets...
Game: A Dark and Bloody Battleground: The Battle of Kekionga, October 1790

Series: Battles of the Old Northwest Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/23/2019 6:15:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Native American Whooping on Some US Butts

"Kekionga! A Dark & Bloody Battleground 1790" (a.k.a. Harmar's Defeat") is the first of a series of games concerning the US expedition in 1790's to 1800's to the Northwest Territories (the areas around western Ohio and eastern Indiana) and to spoil the surprise, the US was soundly beaten. Review by Ashley Morton for the "Angry Bunny" blog.
Game: Attacco a Malta

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/23/2019 2:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Attaco a Malta - Game Info

Attack on Malta is a game that simulates the unfortunate attack made by the incursors of the Tenth Mas on 25-26 July 1941 at the British base in the Mediterranean. It can be played solo, and then the player will control both the Means units, or in two players, each of which will control only one of the Means units. New from Lumaca Games.
Game: Race for Manila: The Philippines Campaign.1941-42

Publisher: Quarterdeck
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Race for Manila: An Angry Bunny Review

Ashley Morton, writing for the "Angry Bunny"blog, pens a review for Quarterdeck's "Race for Manila"...
Game: Clash of Sovereigns: The War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/22/2019 5:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Enemies North, West, and South: Playing Maria Theresa in Clash of Sovereigns

"Maria Theresa and the Austrians face daunting tasks the entire game…". Designer Bob Kalinowksi takes a fascinating look at options for playing the Austrians in his GMT Games' Clash of Sovereigns: The War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48. One of the big challenges: "How to counter the De Saxe Gorilla in Flanders?"
Game: Root

Publisher: Leading Edge
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/21/2019 6:05:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgames Chronicle - Even More Root!

"The idea was to play a four-player game, with two new guys (Marcin and Lukasz) plus me and Dominik – maybe not a seasoned ROOT fans, but with some experience..."
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 4/21/2019 10:40:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#913) for 21-Apr-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#912).
Game: Let's War

Publisher: WBS Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 4/21/2019 9:15:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Let's War - New Card Game from WBS

Diplomacy is over. The first artillery rounds are being fired on every front of the WWI. But the frontline combats are just the last piece of an intricate puzzle. As the Commander-in-Chief of one of the 7 European powers, Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Italy, your duty is to support your nations war effort by any means possible... New card game from new publisher WBS Games!
Game: Field of Glory: Empires

Series: Field of Glory
Publisher: Ageod
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/19/2019 5:37:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Challenge Accepted: Uniting Italy in Field of Glory: Empires

"Trust me, you’ll understand Rome’s status as 800 lb gorilla…". Bill Gray reviews AGEOD's Field of Glory: Empires, a grand strategy game of building the Roman Republic in the Italian boot. Bill offers his usual excellent analysis, along with the results of two approaches he took to playing the game. Check out why, at the end of one, "I had a lot of Legacy Points, but after receiving a scroll from the Senate advising my retirement my bet is it didn’t matter."
Game: Profile in Courage: PT-109

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Interview with Rod Bauer, Designer of "Profile in Courage: PT-109"

Text interview with Rod Bauer, designer of "Profile in Courage: PT-109", a new release from High Flying Dice Games...
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/17/2019 5:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Three Moves Ahead (podcast) Reviews "Empire of the Sun"

Rob and Bruce (Three Moves Ahead) sing the praises of Mark Herman's Empire of the Sun. Enjoying the game through the magic of VASSAL, the wargaming duo describe how about Empire of the Sun does a commendable job of conveying the challenges of imperfect information, the plans of the Imperial Japanese fleet, and inter-service rivalry - all through the elegance of card-based play.
Game: Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk

Series: Platoon Commander
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/17/2019 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ambush of a T-70 Company

"The Panzer III’s halted 300 metres short of the woods and furiously pumped high explosive shells into the Soviet positions...". Norm Smith serves up an intense narrative and analysis of an engagement in Flying Pig Games' Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk. Sounds like a great game system for keeping you on your toes, or as Norm says, "A player really cannot take anything for granted."
Game: Pub Battles: Gettysburg

Series: Pub Battles
Publisher: Command Post Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/16/2019 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Pub Battles: Gettysburg - Replayability

Brief opinion piece from Command Post Games about the "replay" value of their Gettysburg game.
Game: SpaceCorp

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
SpaceCorp - Playthrough

Video playthrough of SpaceCorp shared by The Players Aid site.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2019 5:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Strategic Bombing for Fun and Profit

"…what can the Soviets do with a pure Bomber force?" Kevin Roust looks at the conundrum facing the Soviet player in the beginning rounds of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II mega game work in progress. Kevin provides some interesting tips, calculated to "…greatly annoy the Axis when they most need to focus their attention along the ever-shifting front."
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2019 4:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Empire of the Sun - Unboxing video

Unboxing video produced for Moe's Game Table.
Game: Icebergs

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2019 2:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Centurions Review - Icebergs

David Lent reviews TSR's 1980s title "Icebergs" for Centurion's Review.
Game: Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk

Series: Platoon Commander
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2019 5:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Platoon Commander KURSK

"I wish all armoured games had tank artwork looking like this." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, is looking for a simple, highly playable tactical armor game. He checks out Flying Pig Games' Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk. "Can it be that game?"
Game: Campaigns of 1777

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Campaigns of 1777 - Unboxing video

Overview of components.
Game: Death in the Trenches

Publisher: Schutze Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Death in the Trenches - Rules

Original version rules scan shared by Mike Stoddart.
Game: Manoeuvre

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 8:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Manoeuvre Tournament Part 6: France vs. Russia

"The key for Russia is to play defensively, but hit hard and try to reduce the French units as often as possible." Designer David Waldorf continues his narration of a GMT Games' Manoeuvre tournament. The Russians pursue those tactics, especially when their "…massive assault succeeds in driving the Guard Cavalry off the hill and reducing them, but…"!
Game: Pub Battles: Gettysburg

Series: Pub Battles
Publisher: Command Post Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 3:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Homo Ludens Reviews "Pub Battles: Gettysburg"

A video review of the latest game in the Pub Battles series: Gettysburg by Command Post Games. This review also adresses the history around the battle of Gettysburg and the place of this battle in the Wargame culture. Video produced by Homo Ludens.