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.

Obscure Battles: Isandlwana 1879 - Amazing Map

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Time for another one of Jeff Berry's fascinating "Obscure Battles" history lessons, complete with absolutely *amazing* maps that he creates himself. You really don't want to miss this. Jeff just doesn't publish these often enough for me...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/21/2019


Tour of Marco Arnaudo's Gaming Space

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Marco Arnaudo takes us on a tour of his latest gaming space. Just in case you ever wondered where the magic happens...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/21/2019


Isandlwana 1879

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"In many ways it was the Little Bighorn of South Africa..." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, tells the tale of Isandlwana, during the Anglo Zulu War. Part of the fascination is in the lead up, in which Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner for Southern Africa "…felt that he had a free hand. He got creative. And, to White Hall's irritation, he greatly exceeded his authority."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/18/2019


Converting a tabletop game to a boardgame

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"I mean how hard could it be!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, walks us through conversion of a tabletop miniatures game to a board game, with some very useful insights along the way. "Paper quality is everything! Did I say paper is everything! I mean absolutely everything."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/25/2019


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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.

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"...

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 (Grognard.com) 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.

More Grognard Originals...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

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

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Game: Battle Line
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Card

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 494
Date: 1/1/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Gourmet Gaming - Battle Line on iOS

For "Battle Line" fans, and Reiner Knizia fans: Go to Gourmet Gaming site and download the iOS version of "Battle Line", and other games...
Article ID: 493
Date: 2/18/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Errata for Chris Salander's Ancient Battles Variant

Chris Salander has shared recent errata for his "Ancient Battles" Battle Line variant.
Article ID: 492
Date: 1/5/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Custom Map - Grognard.com

The map that should have been in the box... Created and shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com.
Article ID: 491
Date: 10/23/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy (interview with Reiner Knizia)

Mark D. interviews legendary game designer Reiner Knizia about strategy tips for his "Battle Line" game as well as other topics.
Article ID: 490
Date: 3/8/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Ancient Battles Variant

I was attracted to the Battle Line card game from GMT Games by the attractive box art and pictures of ancient warriors from the Greek-Persian-Macedonian era illustrated on the cards. However, I was very disappointed to discover that the game mechanics rely almost exclusively on the color and number of the cards and essentially ignore the history that I thought they represented. Rather than give up on the game, I have devised a new set of rules for this deck of cards that makes use of the troop types on the cards to refight ancient battles. I hope you enjoy it.
Article ID: 489
Date: 2/1/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review by Mark D.

Detailed review written by Mark D. (Grognard.com) for "The Boardgaming Life".
Article ID: 488
Date: 1/2/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Chris Salander Variant

Article ID: 487
Date: 8/5/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Review - Battle Line

Brief review by Rich Shipley.