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.

Games vs. History: The First Battle of Bull Run in War Games

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"…the battle resembled more of an armed brawl than an organized conflict." Jack Trumbull offers some thoughts about the first battle of Bull Run, and several digital wargame treatments of it.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/28/2018


Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


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 - 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.

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...

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Pub Dates
Game: At Any Cost: Metz 1870
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Blind Sword
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 8/8/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
The Fate of France hangs in the Balance with GMT Games ‘At Any Cost: Metz 1870’. Board Game Review.

"At Any Cost is without a doubt a classic hex and counter wargame." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870 for Armchair General, giving it a 90% rating. Ray has some interesting insights that lead him to comment "I cannot say enough good things about the chit pull activation system in this game."
Article ID: 6
Date: 4/1/2018
Poster: Mark D.
At Any Cost: Metz 1870 - Review

Excellent video review of Hermann Luttmann's recent title GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870. These guys do a great job of telling you what you need to know about the game...
Article ID: 5
Date: 7/10/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
At Any Cost: Metz 1870 After Action Report – Battle of Mars-la-Tour (Part 2)

"The French II Corps has an excellent turn as they fire first and rout the Prussian artillery from the high ground." Tom Thornsen (the Prussians) and Bob Demaio (the French) continue their ongoing AAR of the "A Day of Battle" scenario in GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870. End of story? Hardly… wait for it… "Prussian artillery hammers the French artillery batteries and drives them back behind the ridge-line "
Article ID: 4
Date: 7/5/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
At Any Cost: Metz 1870 After Action Report – Battle of Mars-la-Tour

"… the French player has some tough decisions to make right off the bat…" Designer Hermann Luttmann introduces a replay of the "A Day of Battle" scenario in his GMT Games' At Any Cost: Metz 1870. Are you ready for a “Prussian Aggressive Tactics” event?
Article ID: 3
Date: 6/5/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Inside GMT: Historical Background

Designer Hermann Luttmann does a "deep dive", dicussing the twin battles of the Franco-Prussian War, in his article titled "BLOODY THURSDAY: The Battle of Gravelotte-St. Privat 1870". Great historical piece, and companion to his game "At Any Cost: Metz 1870", written for the "Inside GMT" blog.
Article ID: 2
Date: 8/27/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hermann Luttmann: Historical/Backgrounder

Excellent companion historical piece to Hermann Luttmann's GMT P500 candidate covering critical battles and campaigns of the Franco-Prussian War.
Article ID: 1
Date: 5/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher: Preview (P500)

'On the morning of August 16th, 1870 at the Gravelotte crossroads outside the fortress of Metz, Napoleon III turned over command of the Army of the Rhine to a reluctant Marshal Francois Achille Bazaine. The Army of the Rhine was gathered around the protection of the Metz fortress complex. The Prussian I and II Armies were sweeping forward, hot on the heels of the retiring French...' A new title for GMT from designer Hermann Luttmann.