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: Battle Cry
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 396
Date: 9/14/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Battle Cry from Avalon Hill

The Player's Aid has been on a journey to play through all of the Commands and Colors System games over the past year or so and their final entry, a video review of Battle Cry from Avalon Hill. is here.
Article ID: 395
Date: 3/15/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Tame the Board Game: Review

Nice to see a fresh review about an aging classic game like 'Battle Cry'. It's a great introductory game for game lovers who are new to war games, young gamers, and non-gamers alike. Manaiaclemim (that's the byline) does a great job explaining the game, and even provides a nice 'History and Interesting Things' section at the bottom of the article.
Article ID: 334
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 335
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 336
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario list

Article ID: 337
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
reviews

Article ID: 338
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
player aid card (Excel file)

Article ID: 339
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ (Word)

Article ID: 340
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ (HTML)

Article ID: 341
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant (Word)

Article ID: 342
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant (HTML)

Article ID: 343
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Wilson's Creek scenario

Article ID: 344
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Wilson's Creek scenario Map (PDF)

Article ID: 345
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Antietam replay

Article ID: 346
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Shiloh replay

Article ID: 347
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
McPherson's Ridge scenario

Article ID: 348
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
McPherson's Ridge scenario with Map (PDF)

Article ID: 349
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 350
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Missionary Ridge scenario

Article ID: 351
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Missionary Ridge scenario with Map (PDF)

Article ID: 352
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cedar Mountain scenario

Article ID: 353
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cedar Mountain scenario with Map (PDF)

Article ID: 354
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 355
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 356
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Battle of the Crater scenario

Article ID: 357
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Battle of the Crater scenario with Map (PDF)

Article ID: 358
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 359
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 360
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 361
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variants

Article ID: 362
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official variant

Article ID: 363
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 364
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
reference card (in French)

Article ID: 365
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
French card translations

Article ID: 366
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
LOS chart

Article ID: 367
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenarios

Article ID: 368
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
World War 2 variant

Article ID: 369
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
mailing list

Article ID: 370
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
solitaire variant

Article ID: 371
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
tournament play

Article ID: 372
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
tournament report

Article ID: 373
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario design

Article ID: 374
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
4-player variant

Article ID: 375
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 376
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 377
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
component manifest

Article ID: 378
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 379
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 380
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 381
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 382
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Mexican-American War variant

Article ID: 383
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
fantasy variant

Article ID: 384
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
optional rule

Article ID: 385
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 386
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cedar Creek scenario (Word file)

Article ID: 387
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 388
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 389
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 390
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
horse artillery marker

Article ID: 391
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Avalom Hilly game module (7Mb)

Article ID: 392
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
campaign system (zipped files)

Article ID: 393
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of 150th Anniversary ed.

Article ID: 394
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of 150th Anniversary ed.