Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

Butcher's Yard: A Wargaming Foray into the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

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"…he found several hundred Zulus coming up the other side. The Battle was on!" Joe Robinson regales us with a tabletop encounter recognizing the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Lots of nice photos of a game in which "…things escalated quickly."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/9/2019

Hexes and Soldiers Magazine - Issue #1

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Available now is the very first issue of Hexes and Soldiers Magazine! The 38 page periodical includes articles by: Shayne Logan, Adam Starkweather, Stuka Joe, Sean Chick and Jason Kruse.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/8/2019

Responsibilities to the hobby

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Should you "…feel obliged to make some kind of effort to convert muggles into gamers."? Prufrock weighs in, with some well phrased bon mots, on the idea that "…wargamers should, in various ways, be active in promoting the hobby." Spoiler: "Your inviting someone over for a game does not make them a wargamer any more than your eating a perfectly cooked scallop makes you a French chef."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/7/2019

$1.00 Counter Trays? Thanks, Captain Dave!

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Captain Dave, from Centurion's Review web site, shares a bargain that he discovered at Dollar Tree...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/6/2019

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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "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 ( 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 ( 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...

More Grognard Originals...

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Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Advance of the Reich
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Series: Squad Battles
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 4
Date: 5/28/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich: Breakout at Lozovenka Video Replay

You are surrounded and need to break through to your lines. You have a good number of infantry supported by a few mortars and tanks. Can you break through? YouTube poster MJL uses a “learn as you go” approach to get the Russians home in the “Attempted Breakout at Lozovenka” scenario. MJL presents a 17 part video of his unsuccessful operation illustrating many of the features found in the Squad Battles series from HPS Simulations including the importance of planning, the effect of terrain for cover and advancement, the strength of combined arms, the need for leader placement to rally troops and the will to advance over seeking cover.
Article ID: 3
Date: 4/29/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Yartsevo Video Replay

Holding a weak position for the Russians, YouTube poster MJL manages a major victory in the “Counterattack at Yartsevo” scenario in the HPS Simulations Squad Battles series game Advance of the Reich. This 3 part video shows how improved positions and tenacity can hold off a strong advancing force.
Article ID: 2
Date: 4/29/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Video Replay

MJL, prolific YouTube poster, takes his first look at Advance of the Reich one of the HPS Simulations games in the Squad Battles series. Using a learn-as-you-go approach, MJL tries the “Heavy Tanks at Rossienie” scenario pitting Russian heavy tanks against a German medium tank contingent. This three part video is a preliminary introduction to the look and feel of the game system.
Article ID: 1
Date: 4/16/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich Overview and Review

idjester, prolific YouTube poster, provides an in depth overview and review of this WWII Eastern Front tactical level war game. The video explains game mechanics, unit capabilities, and the various features and special rules available to the player. Part of John Tiller’s Squad Battles series of tactical war games, the reviewer gives Advance of the Reich a rating of 9.4 of 10.