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.

The Last Dice

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"...the new series documenting part of the career of a man who was so good he is almost a myth." Prufrock is up to something…! Perhaps a directorial debut? Who is the mysterious "Ear Bevan"?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/25/2020


The Wargamer's Guide to Heraldry, Uniforms & Flags in Tabletop Wargaming

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"...pageantry is one of the reasons I do historical miniature wargaming." Bill Gray brings us a fascinating look at the how and why of the way armies looked before things became nationalized and regularized in the past couple of centuries. Which is why Bill particularly likes games where "…you need to stop thinking like a 21st Century humanoid, at least understand why generals long ago thought the way they did, and then do likewise."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/22/2020


Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament

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Now registering for the "Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament". Check the site for details of tournament rules and requirements. Registration will be limited to 16 participants or no later than August 31, 2020.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/20/2020


Book buying spree

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"It was only right, meet and good to go there and splurge in votive thanks as soon as I was able." Prufrock brings us his first post-full-lockdown thoughts, centered on the pleasure that his local secondhand bookshop has reopened. And he didn't leave empty-handed: "Fortunately, there were three cracking coffee-table hardcovers with Prufrock written all over them…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/18/2020


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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.

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: Birth of America
Publisher: Ageod
Series: Birth of America series
Game Type: Computer
Designer(s): Phillipe Thibaut

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 846
Date: 5/3/2020
Poster: Pat L.
1776 Carolina Campaign - 01 | Birth of America

Here’s a two part Youtube video play through by Emphasison Thethe. This is the 1776 Carolina Campaign during the American Revolution. Birth of America is a grand strategic game where the player and computer player create orders and then the game automatically carries out the orders for both players simultaneously.
Article ID: 844
Date: 11/15/2006
Poster: Pat L.
Birth of America Review

Kevin VanOrd presents this review on the GAMESPOT game review web site. While generally praising the game mechanics and features, the reviewer finds the graphics and sound lacking. His major objection is that the game is too hard for newcomers or casual gamers thus only a rating of 6.9 out of 10 (FAIR).
Article ID: 847
Date: 7/26/2006
Poster: Pat L.
Birth of America

Metacritic gathered reviews for this grand strategic level computer war game and the 8 critics gave it a mixed rating of 71 out of 100. Four of the five users who weighed in gave it an 8.75 out of 10 but one user hated the game dropping the overall user rating to a 5.7 out of 10. As always, you’ll need to judge for yourself. On line reviews and video playthroughs are available on the internet.
Article ID: 845
Date: 3/24/2006
Poster: Pat L.
Birth of America

Scott Parrino, frequent contributor to the Wargamer web site provides introductory remarks for this US colonial era strategic game. Scott provides some insight into the world of independent designer companies and the problems that can occur in the early days of a game’s publication. Eventually, production problems get resolved but early adopters may encounter problems.
Article ID: 843
Date: 2/26/2006
Poster: Pat L.
Birth of America Review

James Allen reviews this grand strategic game that covers the French and Indian War and the American Revolution in his ongoing 8 Out of Eight PC Game Reviews blog. Citing special characteristics that make the game very rewarding and providing some strategy tips, Allen finds the game to be very satisfying. Final score: 8 out of 8.
Article ID: 841
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 842
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official website