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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 Return of Great Power Proxy Wars

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"If the United States fights with China or Russia, what type of war will it be?" Frank Hoffman and Andrew Orner, in War on the Rocks, make the argument that proxy wars are likely to again become a preferred tool of statecraft. "Proxy conflicts are, after all, the ultimate indirect approach."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/10/2021


WotR - Recruiting continues

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"...the herald is such a splendid figure, that Lord Cobham insisted on him joining the ranks!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, gives us a figures and painting update for his Wars of the Roses collection. Check out more of Norm's excellent miniatures work. And perhaps there is some action coming: "…I hear there are rumblings in the Parish of Piggy Longton, something to do with the Bishop of Dungborough recruiting for The King - what could possibly go wrong there!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/6/2021


10 Historical Facts About Avalon Hill

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David Lent, aka “The Centurion”, provides this quick list of factoids concerning the Avalon Hill Game Company, the first of the great hex and counter war game companies.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 9/4/2021


Wrong, wrong, and wrong again

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"...games and game-models that are lauded for their innovation and perspicacity, whose designers are profiled in the Washington Post, whose hobby games potentially influence real-world decision-making, can still get it wrong." Prufrock takes a square look at what the current debacle in Afghanistan tells us about the limits of our hobby (or for some, vocation): "It's not a nice pill to swallow."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/20/2021


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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.



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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

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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)

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Game: Advanced Squad Leader
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Don Greenwood

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 227
Date: 9/1/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Stop and Go Traffic: A Synopsis

"…it is important to first understand the difference between Moving and Moving Vehicular Target." Jim Bishop, in the Hong Kong Wargamer blog, addresses questions about "...Moving, Motion, Starting, Stopping..." in Advanced Squad Leader. Jim points out some noteworthy reasons and benefits for having a clear understanding of these rules. The beginning of wisdom: "There can only ever be ONE moving thing."
Article ID: 226
Date: 8/18/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
FT S3 Last Stand on An-San (AAR) Advanced Squad Leader scenario

"This is a tight little puzzle of a scenario!" Jackson Kwan, in the Hong Kong Wargamer blog, brings us an Advanced Squad Leader Korean War scenario replay. Check out the action with some fun illustrations showing why the scenario is "…an interesting problem for both sides and it really highlights the terrain in Seoul."
Article ID: 225
Date: 6/13/2021
Poster: Pat L.
VASL Review- “ASL over the internet!”

Don Maddox reviews the VASSAL Module for Avalon Hill’s Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) commonly referred to as VASL in this review from 2004. Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. A growing list of game Modules is available at the web site and at web sites for some game publishers. Players can play solitaire off-line, play live on the Internet or play by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software. Don covers installation, the user interface for game play, game features including player aids, and how to find and play an opponent over the internet. He closes with a quick VASSAL overview for other games. Although VASL has received many updates with new features and corrections, back in 2004 it was good enough to rate an 8.9 out of 10 in this review. “…VASL is the single best wargamer utility this author has ever seen…(and)… We're proud to award VASL/VASSAL with a Warfare HQ Award of Excellence.”
Article ID: 224
Date: 5/23/2021
Poster: Mark D.
VASL - Play Advanced Squad Leader over the internet!

VASL is a computerized interface for playing ASL over the Internet. It does not replace the need to own the boardgame, but it does allow any two players to connect and play each other live over the Internet. Play by email or connect to the online server, where you can view other games being played, share information, chat, and compete in online tournaments. (Latest version 6.6.2, updated on 4/26/2021)
Article ID: 223
Date: 4/21/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Our Saturday Game - ASL Scenario J176 - Deadly Assumptions

Grumble Jones ASL Blog brings us their replay of Advanced Squad Leader. ASL Scenario J176 - Deadly Assumption from ASL Journal 11. This is a late war scenario set in Germany, 1945 and has a unique situation. It's involves simultaneous setup. With plentiful panzerfausts and no infantry support at start, the American tanks should be very vulnerable as they were in the historical version. Historically, the tankers of the 8th Armor found themselves in a fight for their lives in the city streets of Rheinberg.
Article ID: 222
Date: 3/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Replay/AAR - Scenario BFP18

Jackson Kwan aka "Hong Kong Wargamer" visually recounts (in a unique comic-book fashion) of a play-through of a scenario called "Necklace of Pearls"
Article ID: 213
Date: 5/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: What do you like about ASL?

Game designer Carl Nogueira was asked "What do you like about ASL?". Hong Kong Wargamer posts the response…
Article ID: 212
Date: 4/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Tips from Experienced Players

Great article for ASL fans, titled: "Things I’m noticing the ‘experienced’ players doing more than me…". Pearls of ASL wisdom compiled by Jackson Kwan.
Article ID: 211
Date: 10/14/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Replay/AAR

Jackson Kwan takes on the formidable task of leading an Imperial Japanese Army amphibious assault on the Philippines in December of 1941… not for the feint of heart. Great read with nice supporting graphics.
Article ID: 210
Date: 9/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: ASL Tournament Report

Jackson Kwan fills us in on the action at the Hong Kong ASL Tournament.
Article ID: 209
Date: 8/15/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Ian Hamilton: Sketches from the Front

Ian Hamilton continues to demonstrate his "graphic wargame" concept. It's an interesting idea and he's a talented guy.
Article ID: 208
Date: 8/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Replay/AAR

Replay of a Kuomintang assault on a Red Chinese position in 1927 by Jackson Kwan for the Hong Kong Wargamer blog. Nice AAR, complete with awesome graphics.
Article ID: 207
Date: 6/27/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Ian Hamilton: Graphic Replay

Ian Hamilton is at it again with his creative concept of the "graphic wargame". Take a look and you'll see what I mean…
Article ID: 206
Date: 4/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Replay/AAR

A replay/AAR of scenario HS8 Bailey’s Demise, from MMP’s Operational Watchtower Historical Study. Written by Jackson Kwan for The Hong Kong Wargamer site, the article is titled 'Baily's Demise: Fighting the Marines in the Jungle'.
Article ID: 205
Date: 4/6/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hong Kong Wargamer: Review and Analysis

An article originally penned by Eoin Corrigan and reprinted on the Hong Kong Wargamer blog. The title of the article is 'Advanced Squad Leader is the Best Wargame Ever Published'... and he makes a pretty good attempt at scientifically proving it! In addition to the game-specific info, he makes some pretty good observations about the hobby in general. A long, but worthwhile, read.
Article ID: 133
Date: 12/15/2013
Poster: Mark D.
Official Web Site

Official Multiman Publishing web site for ASL
Article ID: 134
Date: 12/15/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Archived Web Site

Archived old school web site for ASL created by Patrik Manlig at Uppsala University.
Article ID: 137
Date: 2/29/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Puget Sound Advanced Squad Leaders

Link to web site for a 50+ strong group of ASL plaers in the greater Puget Sound area.
Article ID: 221
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #8

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 220
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #7

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 219
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #6

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 218
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #5

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 217
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #4

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 216
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #3

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 215
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #2

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 214
Date: 3/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Bridge Too Far: ASL Historical Module 6 - Counter Scan #1

Counter scans for "A Bridge Too Far" ASL Historical Module.
Article ID: 135
Date: 1/1/1998
Poster: Mark D.
The Rout Report Web Site

The final issue of The Rout Report which was printed as one unit of "issues" 25 through 29.
Article ID: 136
Date: 1/1/1996
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff's Advanced Squad Leader Site

Professor Jeffrey Shields' ASL fan site.
Article ID: 138
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Coastal Fortress

Article ID: 139
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 140
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
ASL Logbook

Article ID: 141
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 142
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Wikipedia entry

Article ID: 143
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
module dependency chart 4.1

Article ID: 144
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Podcast

Article ID: 145
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
mailing list

Article ID: 146
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ

Article ID: 147
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 148
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
4 Canadian vs. German scenarios

Article ID: 149
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 150
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of zines

Article ID: 151
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of scenarios in European magazines

Article ID: 152
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Paddington Bears club

Article ID: 153
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Critical Hit ASL Products

Article ID: 154
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
rules index

Article ID: 155
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
game records

Article ID: 156
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata for scenarios WG1 - WG10

Article ID: 157
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
View from the Trenches (zine)

Article ID: 158
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata for Blood and Sand variant

Article ID: 159
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
preview of 2nd ed. rule book

Article ID: 160
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
erratum for Solitaire ASL 2nd Edition

Article ID: 161
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Retro variant (Word file)

Article ID: 162
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant for Mountain Comes to Mohammed scenario (Word file)

Article ID: 163
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 164
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 165
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 166
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 167
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 168
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A for Scenario 1000

Article ID: 169
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 170
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 171
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 172
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 173
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 174
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 175
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 176
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 177
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 178
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review (Word file)

Article ID: 179
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Le Franc Tireur (zine, in French)

Article ID: 180
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Chapter N Armory errata (zipped PDF files)

Article ID: 181
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Bridge at Ramelle scenario

Article ID: 182
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
tactics

Article ID: 183
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 184
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
basic rules summary

Article ID: 185
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replays

Article ID: 186
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Octoberfest 2007

Article ID: 187
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Yanks

Article ID: 188
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
AFV card listings (PDF file)

Article ID: 189
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 190
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 191
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Starter Kit Bonus Pack #1

Article ID: 192
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 193
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 194
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
'Light Aid Detached' replay

Article ID: 195
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 196
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Gabriel's Horn scenario replay

Article ID: 197
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Rude Mood scenario replay

Article ID: 198
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 199
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
map maker (Mac Hypercard stack)

Article ID: 200
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for SALSA solitaire game assistance program (Mac/Windows)

Article ID: 201
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
DYO Assistant (Windows)

Article ID: 202
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for playing ASL interactively using Java (VASL)

Article ID: 203
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for JASL (computer opponent version)

Article ID: 204
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
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