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.

A Taxonomy of Battle Reports

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"…this is written with tongue in cheek…". Prufrock offers some classifications of battle reports that he (and we) have seen over the years. What's your favorite?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2018


A couple of good book scores.

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"…there it was, hardcover, in good nick, staring at me on the shelf." Prufrock relates the pleasure of a couple of good finds at his one(!) remaining local secondhand bookshop.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/29/2018


No Enemies Here: Episode 24

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"No Enemies Here" - Episode #24 - News about people who review, unbox, showcase, do playthroughs, podcasts and more concerning war board games. Some music too. High quality, information packed wargaming news channel.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/26/2018


Wie Gehts, Uwe Live Update #5 with Uwe Eickert and Gunter Eickert

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In case you missed it live... Academy Games CEO Uwe Eickert and Creative Director Gunter Eickert discuss a variety of topics within the gaming industry, plus news and updates on Agents of Mayhem, Conflict of Heroes, and more.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/23/2018


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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) 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). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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.

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: 1985: Under an Iron Sky
Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 5/6/2018
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Quick Thoughts (Big Board Gaming)

OK, here we go. Quick thoughts... From Kevin Sharp... Under the influence of pain killers... That makes it a "must-see" in my opinion! But seriously, Kev does his usual job of finding interesting nuggets about a game's underlying systems, in this case the combat system. Well worth the time spent watching.
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/28/2018
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Sequence of Play - Warsaw Pact Version (PDF)

Sequence of Play card (Warsaw Pact version) annotated with rules section references. Shared by game designer Fabrizio Vianello.
Article ID: 6
Date: 4/28/2018
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Sequence of Play - NATO Version (PDF)

Sequence of Play card (NATO version) annotated with rules section references. Shared by game designer Fabrizio Vianello.
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/20/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Under an Iron Sky - Living Rules (PDF)

Latest version (v13) of living rules for the new "1985: Under an Iron Sky" game by Thin Red Line Games.
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/9/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Under an Iron Sky - DefCon I

Watch the developing news story of the century as the Soviet Army resists the collapse of the Soviet Union with it's full might. Promo video for the new "Under an Iron Sky" game by Thin Red Line Games.
Article ID: 3
Date: 1/4/2018
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...
Article ID: 2
Date: 12/24/2017
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"...
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/4/2017
Poster: Mark D.
1985: Under an Iron Sky - Designer's Notes, Part 1

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. Interesting reading, as always...