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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.

Feeding the Bear: a Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli

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"Moscow might want to undermine security in the Baltic states or Poland, for instance, but could the Russian government successfully carry out a large-scale invasion of those countries?" Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin, in War on the Rocks, takes a look at some scenarios recently gaining more attention, and takes the perspective of further analysis: "While the Russian army definitely has the combat power to achieve these scenarios, does Russia have the logistics force structure to support these operations?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/3/2021

Jutland: The Latest Salvo. Book Review

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"When leadership demands results at any cost, you should not be surprised when that cost is unexpectedly high." Ray Garbee reviews Clash of Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland by Eric Dorn Brose, which covers World War I's British/German naval tensions and clash. Check out what Ray sees as "…an interesting assessment and one that gets to the heart of much of the lingering acrimony surrounding the battle and its aftermath."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2021

Fighting in 13.5mm

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"Having regard for the tooling costs of each sprue, that is a huge commitment to the product." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses developments in 13.5 mm miniatures, a topic near to his heart as a "space strapped" gamer. The purveyor of this relatively new scale, Warlord Games, has recently "…announced a new period in the ‘Epic’ scale ….. Napoleonics! due for initial release in January 2022."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/29/2021

Top 3 Wargame Suggestions for Christmas 2021 - Centurion's Review

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Top 3 wargame suggestions for Christmas 2021 – Part 1 – New Releases. Christmas time is fast approaching so we all look for presents inspirations. Today the Centurion's Review is looking at three 2021 releases which can be wholeheartedly recommend. Enjoy the article!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/28/2021

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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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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.

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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 (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)

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!

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Anzio
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Tom Oleson, David Williams

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 737
Date: 10/24/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Gilbert Collins Review - Anzio

Gilbert Collins does not hold back in his review of this 50+ year old Avalon Hill game. It seems there is a lot of interest these days in dusting off "oldies" and giving them a whirl (I currently have "The Russian Campaign" on my game table and am loving it again). But it's good to see a review that reminds you that "old" is not necessarily "good". Or maybe Gilbert is missing something?
Article ID: 736
Date: 12/13/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
Anzio - 50th Anniversary PBEM Tournament!

Dear Grognards, Avalon Hill's "Anzio" celebrates 50 years in 2019 and as such I am pleased to announce a Pbem Tournament to celebrate. Free to enter, the Basic game tourney will start 1.22.19 and an Advanced game tourney later in the year, please see the link to the Anzio@50 page.
Article ID: 734
Date: 2/2/2012
Poster: Mark D.
A Real Tasty War-game Where The Map Is The Colour Of A Pizza

Entertaining and informative review by David G. Cox for BoardGameGeek.
Article ID: 735
Date: 3/31/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Variant (PDF)

Game variant shared by Chris Fawcett on BGG.
Article ID: 733
Date: 9/13/2004
Poster: Mark D.
4th Edition Rules (PDF)

Upload to BGG by Jeffrey Meyers.
Article ID: 725
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM Replay

Eric Pass and Dwane Aldrich tracked a PBEM game they played, and shared it....
Article ID: 732
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid (Word)

(Unknown source)
Article ID: 727
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

List of publications with articles that reference Anzio.
Article ID: 731
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
PBeM Series Replay

Article ID: 729
Date: 10/5/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Differences Between 3rd and 4th Editions

Dave Bieksza enumerates differences between the 3rd and 4th editions.
Article ID: 728
Date: 5/11/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Differences Between 1st and 2nd Editions

Dave Bieksza enumerates differences between the 1st and 2nd editions.
Article ID: 730
Date: 8/15/1994
Poster: Mark D.
Terrain Clarifications

Bob Ryan has edited and shared a listing of map clarifications.
Article ID: 726
Date: 4/15/1993
Poster: Mark D.
3 Solitaire Replays

A brief recounting of 3 solitaire replays, by Dave Bieksza, in August of 1979, September of 1992, and April of 1993. Interesting...