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.

The North African Games

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ConsimWorld, a forum where wargamers gather, presents a group of wargamers weighing in on their favorite WWII North African based war games. Kim Meints kicks off the discussion with Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps and lists his other favorites. Jonathan Arnold includes his BoardGameGeek list of North African/Mediterranean games, 36 games and counting. What’s your favorite?

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 2/16/2020

Interview with Mike Willner Designer of Prelude to Revolution: Russia’s Descent into Anarchy, 1905-1917 from Compass Games

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"...they should feel a sense of acceleration towards calamity...". Mike Willner, interviewed by Grant Kleinhenz, offers some fascinating perspective on designing his upcoming Prelude to Revolution: Russia’s Descent into Anarchy, 1905-1917 by Compass Games. Mike has clearly put a lot of thought to context and momentum, and he want players to feel that the "…forces of history (the game, that is) will impose priorities on them that they would rather not deal with."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/14/2020

12 Most Anticipated Wargames of 2020!

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"… I kept it to 12 but that was a very difficult undertaking as there are just so many great looking games on tap." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, offers his annual survey of upcoming titles that have him salivating! He offers something for just about everyone, including monster game aficionados: "With no less than 5 maps (that’s right, I said 5!) and 12 sheets with over 1,600 counters, this game is big."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/12/2020

How much is your wargame collection worth?

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Have you ever thought about how much effort you have put into getting your wargame figures ready for battle? Or the value of the figures, units, armies and collections you own?

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 2/10/2020

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 Articles


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Game: Cataclysm: A Second World War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 1/19/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Cataclysm – full campaign online

The gamers at The Boardgames Chronicle got together online for a complete campaign of Scott Muldoon and William Terdoslavich"s Cataclysm: A Second World War published by GMT Games.
Article ID: 6
Date: 10/28/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Cataclysm Replay using Google Presentation

The Boardgames Chronicle provides a replay of GMT's Cataclysm: A Second World War utilizing Google Presentation as a unique way to play by email.
Article ID: 5
Date: 9/23/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Video Review of Cataclysm: A Second World War

The Players Aid crew discuss and review their recent experience at GenCon playing Scott Muldoon's and William Terdoslavich's Cataclysm: A Second World War published by GMT
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/29/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Centurion's Review -Cataclysm - Scenario: C.4 The Eagle and The Sun

Centurion's Review says: "Rarely every I found a game that so well depicts the strategic dimensions of WWII. I really enjoyed the Pacific theater scenario. Enjoy!" Excellent, illustrated replay of scenario C.4.
Article ID: 3
Date: 9/18/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Moe' Game Table "Unboxes" Cataclysm by GMT

"Cataclysm: A Second World War" is a quick-playing game about politics and war in the 1930s and 40s, designed for two to five players. Unboxing video produced and shared by Moe's Game Table.
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/14/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Cataclysm: Enrico Review

Full set of intro, review, replay videos for "Cataclysm", produced by Enrico Viglino.
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/14/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
History Never Repeats Itself When Playing Cataclysm

Are you prepared for “Stability checks” and “maximum outrage”? Designer William Terdoslavich explains how his GMT Games' Cataclysm can create wild, yet historically plausible swings that will test any gamer's skills! That's because "Cataclysm is not your typical WWII game."