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.

The Publishing Art of Wargaming: Year in Review 2017

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"… 2017 saw publishers taking the middle path in two ways." James Cobb considers directions taken by computer wargaming last year. It seems: "…fertile minds were at work."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/1/2018


Wargamer 2017: Tabletop Wargaming – The Year In Review

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"Historical Board Wargaming – Twilight of the Gods?" Bill Gray surveys the state of the hobby as he sees the trends: "The Hex is Dead", "Rise of the Esoteric" and "What was Old is New", among others. "So grab a frosty mug of your favorite holiday libation, and let’s talk a bit."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2017


Further Holiday Spirit…

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PAXsims has a post for those gamers who can never get enough!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/25/2017


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


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 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.

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.

Academy Games Announces a New Game!

Uwe Eickert, of Academy Games, announces a new game at the 2017 Origins Game Fair...

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: 1/15/2018 10:12:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #5: The Doolittle Raid Debriefing

"In Tokyo, outrage prevailed..."! Christopher Davis concludes his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Yet the game's debriefing tracks can differ: "The Navy thought the mission was risky for the amount gained."
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 1/14/2018 11:30:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#847) for 14-Jan-2018 and the winners for the last Challenge (#846).
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/12/2018 8:23:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
At a Glance: Agricola

Do you risk the path that "…brings all thirteen enemy battle units on to the board for a big showdown with your legions."? Brad of Hex Sides and Hand Grenades has a look at Hollandspiele Games' Agricola, Master of Britain, a solitaire game in which Rome assigns you the task of bringing first century Britannia to heel. Maybe you can use carrots instead of sticks: "Tribes can be paid off with public works to play nice."
Game: Imperial Struggle

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/10/2018 8:20:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Struggle Anew: Imperial Struggle and Its Older Cousin

"...Events are the wild cards that can turn a marginal play into a thunderclap…". Ananda Gupta offers some insights into how his GMT Games' Imperial Struggle compares and contrasts with Twilight Struggle. Like the mindset: "…what we want to get at in Imperial Struggle is that the world is there for the taking."
Game: Lee vs. Grant

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/9/2018 9:59:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Lee vs. Grant - Enrico Video Coverage

Full video coverage by Enrico Viglino. Good to see this old favorite getting some table time.
Game: Hearts of Iron

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 1/8/2018 9:29:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
After Action Report: Hearts of Iron IV - Kingdom of Romania Axis Playthrough

So how does "...the entire USSR capitulate to Romania."? Joe Robinson plays Romania in an AAR of Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV, with a very different strategic thrust to the war. "We fought D-Day hundreds of times, over and over…"
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/6/2018 9:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #4: The Doolittle Raid: April 19th, 1942

"So far, the mission has been a success. Now it was time to find their way home." Christopher Davis continues his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Can they make it, considering that "…a fuel leak heightened everyone’s alarm."?
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:55:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Designer's Notes, Part 3

Designer's Notes, for his upcoming game "1985: Under an Iron Sky", shared by game's designer Fabrizio Vianello. Posted on his "War Without KIA" blog. This third installation focuses on general strategy, NATO strategy and Warsaw Pact strategy tips...
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:46:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Player's Notes: Russian

Notes and strategy tips for playing the Russians in Legion Wargames recent release: "The Great Game". Companion article written by Phil Mowatt.
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/4/2018 8:45:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Player's Notes: British

Notes and strategy tips for playing the British in Legion Wargames recent release: "The Great Game". Article written by Phil Mowatt.
Game: Alfred the Great: The Ethandun Campaign

Series: Warrior Kings Campaign Series
Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/3/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
This Fortress Built by Nature for Herself…King Alfred Battles the Vikings in The Ethandun Campaign. Game Review.

"… uncertainty and unpredictability will keep players engaged in every combat." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' Alfred the Great: The Ethandun Campaign for Armchair General. Ray has a fair number of minor quibbles, but nonetheless really enjoys the game, giving it a 94% rating and concluding: "It’s a taut, engaging game that is fun and educational."
Game: The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/1/2018 9:33:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Great Game - Shipping on January 3rd!

"The Great Game", designed by John Gorkowski and published by Legion Wargames, recreates the 19th Century Anglo-Russian struggle for supremacy in Central Asia. In the actual contest, Tsarist Russia resented British expeditions into the Steppe Khanates while Victorian Britain feared that Russian entreaties to Persia and Afghanistan would jeopardize India's security. So the two imperial powers wove a complex tale of diplomatic intrigue, colonial conquest and proxy wars that spanned 50 years. In the game, players alternate moving officers (historical personalities) and troops across a point-to-point map of Central Asia in yearly turns. Imperial powers strive to enlist vassal states such as Afghanistan and Bokhara into their camp through diplomacy or combat. The game will start shipping on January 3rd, 2018!
Game: Arnhem

Series: Westwall Quad
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/31/2017 6:04:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Arnhem After Action Report

It’s strictly touch and go for both sides in this illustrated, turn by turn after action report of SPI’s Arnhem in the “War Across The Board” blog by “BoardWarrior”.
Game: FAB: Golan '73

Series: Fast Action Battles
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 8:35:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
FAB: Golan ’73 Al-Owda Scenario and Additional Optional Rules

"This is the original Syrian plan for the assault on the Golan Heights." Michael Gustavsson provides a fascinating "what if" scenario for GMT Games' Golan '73, giving you the chance to explore the question of whether, "…if the plan was executed, would the Israelis [have] ever had a chance?"
Game: The Mighty Endeavor

Series: Standard Combat Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 7:15:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
The Mighty Endeavor - Video Coverage by Enrico

Intro, Review, and extensive DAR video, produced by Enrico Viglino, covering "The Mighty Endeavor".
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 6:51:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Kickstarter Wrapping Up!

There's just a few hours left in the Kickstarter Campaign for Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Support VentoNuovo Games and the Kickstarter campaign!.
Game: Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/29/2017 6:25:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914 - New in Yaah! Magazine

Hermann Luttmann's "Steamroller: Tannenberg 1914" is a highly playable (i.e. "fun as hell"), tense, operational look at 1914's pivotal Tannenberg campaign. Command either the German 8th Army or the Russian 1st and 2nd Armies in the battle that decided the early course of the Great War on the Eastern Front. The game is the latest iteration of the system used in Hermann's earlier Race to the Sea 1914, (as well as Dead Reckoning) with corps, divisions, and brigades traipsing around the wilderlands of East Prussia and northeastern Poland. Available in the latest issue of Yaah! magazine...
Game: Thunder in the East

Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/27/2017 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Modeling the Soviet Army - Frank Chadwick

Excellent designer article by Frank Chadwick, titled "Modeling the Soviet Army in ETO". Also, the Kickstarter for Thunder in the East launches tomorrow!
Game: L'ete des Boxers

Publisher: Vae Victis
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2017 11:39:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
L’Ete des Boxers: Quelle desastre

Phil Mowatt's review of this Vae Victis magazine game about the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Game: 1985: Under an Iron Sky

Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/24/2017 11:08:00 AM
Poster: Ed Sommers
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Designer's Notes, Part 2

Designer's Notes, for his upcoming game "1985: Under an Iron Sky", shared by game's designer Fabrizio Vianello. Posted on his "War Without KIA" blog. This second installation addresses the topic of "how the game was made"...
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #3: The Doolittle Raid: April 18th, 1942

"Fortunately, the gale also meant severe tailwinds will carry the planes for several hours and reduce fuel consumption." Christopher Davis continues an AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Check out what happens in Imperial skies before "…the Americans needed to find their way to China with Japanese planes in hot pursuit."
Game: Command Live: Black Gold Blitz

Series: Command Live
Publisher: Matrix Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 12/20/2017 4:04:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz

"What is an Aphid, a Paveway or a Shadow Storm?" James Cobb reviews Matrix Games' Command LIVE: Black Gold Blitz, a modern military/economic showdown between the Saudi's and the Iranians. Sounds like you won't be bored, as "…fighting starts early and viciously."
Game: NATO Air Commander

Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/18/2017 11:19:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
NATO Air Commander - Designer's Thoughts

"I wanted the game to provide the player with tough decisions and live with their consequences." Brad, of Hexsides and Hand Grenades, talks about his upcoming Hollandspiele Games' NATO Air Commander. This is his first design, and he points out that he's learned "…that game design requires a certain amount of faith and a considerable amount of hubris." Good luck, Brad!
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2017 5:15:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
Assault Page - Italian variant counters.

The Italian Army prepares to defend the Alpine Passages as the Allied Land Forces Southern Europe gets rolling against the Pact. Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga

Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 12/16/2017 8:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Interview with Emanuele Santandrea

Interview with designer/publisher Emanuele Santandrea of VentoNuovo Games. In preparation for the start of the Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, Emanuele answers questions about the game and provides an exclusive sneak peek of the Collector's Edition Map...