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.

Basing thoughts for Bosworth

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"I tried hand painting the pavises. It was a brave attempt, I wept, swore, gave up wargaming forever..."! Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, talks basing and painting work with his miniatures. Lots of photos of some excellent work, and comments about the occasional frustration: "Perhaps my friend ‘The Dremel’ can correct that!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/23/2020


Battle at Dungborough 1471 with Billhooks!

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"Events unfold quickly at the hill." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out a battle in the fictional county of Dungborough, using the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been having fun with of late. Playing a fairly balanced scenario always makes for an interesting test of a rule set, and then "Suddenly, a gift presents itself!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/14/2020


4th Kingdom of Heaven ACTS Tournament

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Call to Arms for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament!

Join us for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament! Whether you are an expert or novice, you are guaranteed at least three games, since round 1 is the (introductory) First Crusade played twice.

The games will be played on the Advanced Card Tracking System ACTS.

Please send your pledge to participate in this tournament, including your ACTS e-mail and ACTS nickname, to the GrandMasters of the Tournament:

Aleksandar Pesic

Trevor Sturmy

Start enlisting and soon we will announce the starting date!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/4/2020


Giving the WotR Billhooks rules a first outing.

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"...a better appreciation follows play, where I think the rules can be seen to be punching above their weight." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, grows his appreciation for the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been trying out. To include a nuance that leads Norm to conclude that "As this game clearly demonstrated, leader loss is a nightmare and one has to give thought to where leaders are placed…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/4/2020


More Spotlight articles...


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"...

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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Pub Dates
Game: Agricola, Master of Britain
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Tom Russell

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 7/31/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele – Action Point 6

Agricola, Master of Britain, a solitaire wargame by Hollandespiele, simulates the struggle of the Roman Legions led by Gnaeus Julius Agricola the Roman Proconsul of Britain from 77 to 85 AD to pacify Britain. The Players Aid presents their final Action Point on the game focusing on some points of strategy and lessons learned from numerous plays of the game.
Article ID: 6
Date: 7/16/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele – Action Point 5

Agricola, Master of Britain, published by Hollandespiele, is a solitaire wargame that focuses on the struggle of the Roman Legions led by Gnaeus Julius Agricola the Roman Proconsul of Britain from 77 to 85 AD. Agricola spent his time in country as Proconsul attempting to pacify the Britains, consolidate Roman occupation, and subdue the various tribes. In this 5th Action Point, The Players Aid takes a look at a few functions that make up the Housekeeping Phase including Raids on Settlements and Forts, Tribal De-escalation, Romanization, Levy new Auxiliaries, Build Public Works and finally score Victory Points.
Article ID: 5
Date: 7/4/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele – Action Point 4

The Players Aid continues their action points series on Agricola, Master of Britain from Hollandspiele. This action point focuses on an example of a Battle to give you a feel for the tactical decisions necessary to be victorious and the dangers present for the Legions.
Article ID: 4
Date: 7/3/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola: Master of Britain Overview

Agricola, Master of Britain a game on the Roman pacification of Britannia published by Hollandspielle, has been getting a lot of attention lately. Seek Out and Play gives us a nice overview of the game.
Article ID: 3
Date: 6/29/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Agricola Master of Britain – first impressions

The Boardgames Chronicle has become enamored with Agricola, Master of Britain published by Hollandspielle, a solitaire game covering the Roman pacification of Britannia in the 1st century AD. Their impressions, "I fell in love with the game almost immediately. It is very uniquely designed – chit-pulling mechanics combined with three tribe cups and reaction to each of your actions. On top of this you have flexible set-up which allows for a great replayability. The graphics created by Anna Ziolkowska are very thematic, allow you to immerse in epoch. Still, they are very clear, unambiguous and beautiful in it simplicity. Last but not least, the game is tough. Yes, it is difficult and to win you need both great preparations as well as full commitments of your forces to crush Calgacus at Mons Graupius."
Article ID: 2
Date: 6/5/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Agricola: Action Point 1 (The Players' Aid)

In the first in a series of Action Points the good folks at The Players' Aid will take us on a tour of various aspects of this solitaire game from Hollandspiele.
Article ID: 1
Date: 1/12/2018
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."