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.

Pocket Armies - the fight below Seminary Ridge 1863

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"This is an uneven action and will be a risky venture for the Confederates right from the start...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is back working on his Pocket Armies project. As always, Norm offers us lots of insights and fun, like where "The Union have been given a chance to respond and they do so with some fancy footwork!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/20/2020

Pocket Armies and 4’ x 3’ project going into 2020.

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"I like a throw down scenario, but also like the scenario to be formalised and recorded so that the better ones improve over time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, ruminates on his Pocket Armies Project for 2020. Looks like lots of fun ahead, including the item where Norm comments that "…looking at this next is rather defeating my ‘ignore the latest shiny thing’ resolve…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2020

Interview with Matthias Cramer Designer of Weimar: The Fight for Democracy from Compass Games

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"I cannot image a Weimar game without CDG mechanics." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Matthias Cramer about his upcoming Weimar: The Fight for Democracy. Matthias offers some interesting insights about the game and his design philosophy: "A game is never finished, but at a certain point it is good enough to be finished."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2019

10 Wargames to Buy Your Wargamer for Christmas 2019!

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A must-read for everyone who knows and loves a wargamer, but has absolutely *no* idea what game to buy for them. Shared by Grant at The Players Aid blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 12/12/2019

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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.

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 Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

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...

More Grognard Originals...

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Game: Bleeding Kansas
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 5
Date: 1/19/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 4

This is the 4th entry evaluating good gameplay of Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games. that focuses on the Election Track, the rules that govern an election and the Election County Count Procedure that determines how an election is decided.
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/15/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 3

This is the third entry evaluating good gameplay of Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games. Action Point 1 looked at the makeup of the deck and examined two of the more violent actions available to players in Burn and Skirmish. In Action Point 2 focused on Movement and Influence actions that players will need to use to build up a presence in Kansas counties ahead of elections. In this Action Point, proper use of Politics, Migration and Cooperation actions are highlighted.
Article ID: 3
Date: 1/7/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games

A video review of Bleeding Kansas, Decision Games' simulation of the horrible internal strife that occurred in Kansas leading up to the American Civil War
Article ID: 2
Date: 1/6/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bleeding Kansas- Action Point 2

Grant Kleinhenz, of the Player's Aid blog, continues a multipart look at Decision Games' Bleeding Kansas, a re-creation of the struggle between pro- and anti-slavery factions prior to the Civil War. Grant focuses on Movement and Influence actions this time.
Article ID: 1
Date: 1/3/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games – Action Point 1

"In this Action Point, we will take a look at a few of the more violent actions in the game...". Grant Kleinhenz, in the Player's Aid blog, begins a multipart look at Decision Games' Bleeding Kansas, a re-creation of the struggle between pro- and anti-slavery factions prior to the Civil War. Grant offers some interesting insights, including about a feature of which he says "Great part of the design that creates some very interesting decisions."