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 Wargamer's Guide to Heraldry, Uniforms & Flags in Tabletop Wargaming

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"...pageantry is one of the reasons I do historical miniature wargaming." Bill Gray brings us a fascinating look at the how and why of the way armies looked before things became nationalized and regularized in the past couple of centuries. Which is why Bill particularly likes games where "…you need to stop thinking like a 21st Century humanoid, at least understand why generals long ago thought the way they did, and then do likewise."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/22/2020


Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament

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Now registering for the "Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament". Check the site for details of tournament rules and requirements. Registration will be limited to 16 participants or no later than August 31, 2020.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/20/2020


Book buying spree

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"It was only right, meet and good to go there and splurge in votive thanks as soon as I was able." Prufrock brings us his first post-full-lockdown thoughts, centered on the pleasure that his local secondhand bookshop has reopened. And he didn't leave empty-handed: "Fortunately, there were three cracking coffee-table hardcovers with Prufrock written all over them…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/18/2020


The Granicus

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"...it was a political as well as a vainglorious motive to invade Darius III's realm." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another one of his fascinating, in-depth battle examinations. Jeff's approach with this one, given the available history (or lack thereof?), is to keep in mind the adage that "…most accepted truths are the fossilized remains of self-serving propaganda."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/13/2020


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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.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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"...

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Latest Challenge

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Pub Dates
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England
Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Beau Beckett, Dave Kimmel, Jeph Stahl

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 7/9/2019
Poster: Mark D.
878 Vikings - Game Review

"Lately we do not have much time to play with my usual buddy - Jakub - but this time we managed to squeeze some time for '878 Vikings' from Academy Games - it was bloody and English did not stand a chance!! Have a nice read!" Review provided by the Board Games Chronicle blog...
Article ID: 6
Date: 9/8/2018
Poster: Mark D.
878: Vikings Tournament at WBC 2018

Scott Beall organized the first ever "878 Vikings" tournament at WBC, and put together this after action report covering the entire event.
Article ID: 5
Date: 8/17/2018
Poster: Pat L.
878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 2: Playing the English

Strategy guide by Gunter Eickert. While the English are forced to defend after the Vikings decide where they will invade with their huge armies, there are several ways that you as the English player can mitigate and sometimes even control which strategy the Viking players use…
Article ID: 4
Date: 7/28/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
878 Vikings Strategy Guide Pt. 1: Playing the Vikings

Strategy guide by Gunter Eickert. There are three different strategies that I like to play when I play as the Vikings. I will not say which is the best because that is for you to determine yourself when playing. First, though, I want to go over some of the big strategic mistakes many first-time players make. Don’t overextend your first invading Leader...
Article ID: 3
Date: 1/31/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
“Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.” Fight like a Norseman with Academy Games’ “878 Vikings” Game Review

Is it time to play the Treaty of Wedmore Card? Rick Martin checks out Academy Games' 878 Vikings – The Invasions of England for Armchair General, giving it a 98% rating! See why Rick concludes that "Vikings is a great introductory level board game but don’t let that fool you sea weathered grognard warriors…"
Article ID: 2
Date: 11/13/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Ragnar Comes a Callin’ - A Boardgaming Life Review

Russ Lockwood pens a pretty detailed review of Academy Games latest effort "878 Vikings" on The Boardgaming Life web site.
Article ID: 1
Date: 4/16/2017
Poster: Mark D.
878 - Vikings: Invasions of England - Kickstarter wrapping up!

Gain fame, riches and a new home as the Vikings voyaging to England, or defend your Kingdom and Christendom from the pagan hordes! The Kickstarter campaign for "878 - Vikings", to be published by Academy Games, is down to the last few days! Reserve your copy now!