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.

1471 - Stand firm, save the Treasury!

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"Lord Darcy is hoping that his archers will do most of the work this day...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, gets to the action with his latest Dungborough encounter. Whose hands will the collected tax prize fall into, the Lancastrians or the Yorkists? As Norm puts it, "The situation is tightly balanced, with several points of crisis and no certainty of which way it will go - I like that about this system."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/25/2020


Strategy Talk - Dunnigan Deals With Monsters And Politics

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Strategy Talk speaks to Jim Dunnigan about reader feedback in Strategy and Tactics. The discussion moves on to the monster games of SPI. We round things off with a discussion of several of Jim’s early political games including ‘Up against the Wall Mother F!#&@%’ and ‘Chicago, Chicago’.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/22/2020


Preparing for war! Dungborough 1471

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"...indecent haste suggests that the Yorkists are quite close." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, sets the stage for an upcoming engagement in his fictitious Dungborough battle site! Enjoy all the photos of Norm's excellent miniatures work, and get ready to hang on to your seat, as the defenders "...will fight to the last, rather than see their hard earned taxes stolen by the rebels."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/18/2020


Recent Board Games Submitted to the National Library of Finland

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The National Library of Finland has been cataloguing and maintaining a repository of Finnish games including Finnish War Games. Click these additional links to see: Maps of War Games at the National Library posted by Kari Hintsala(wait for the page to fully load to so you can translate it to English); and a short conversation posted by Board Game Barrage.com.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 11/1/2020


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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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!

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: Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Hermann Luttmann

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 6
Date: 7/27/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc from Flying Pig Games

Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc from Flying Pig Games depicts the courageous assault by the Rangers up a sheer bluff to try to take out large artillery pieces that turned out were not actually there. The Players Aid gives this Hermann Luttmann design high marks for fun and replayability.
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/25/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Crow Bar Post - Vorwarts Expansion Post Play Video

The Big Board gives their first impressions and discussion of Hermann Luttmann's push your luck game system Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc with the Vorwarts! Expansion simulating the assault on Pointe du Hoc on D-Day. Published by Flying Pig Games
Article ID: 4
Date: 7/24/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc - Now on Kickstarter!

Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc Crowbar is a thrilling solitaire game recreating the assault against the Germans defending Pointe Du Hoc on June 6th, 1944. Designed by Hermann Luttmann. Now available on Kickstarter!
Article ID: 3
Date: 6/22/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc - Designer Interview

Jeff McAleer interviews "Crowbar!" designer Hermann Luttmann for his Gaming Gang blog. The interview took place at Origins Game Fair. They also discuss Hermann's At Any Cost: Metz 1870 design as well as several other well known Luttmann titles...
Article ID: 2
Date: 6/20/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc

Overview of upcoming war game "Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc" direct from the designer Hermann Luttmann. Video produced by Alexander Klein of "The Players' Aid" blog...
Article ID: 1
Date: 2/18/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc - Coming to Kickstarter soon!

Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc is a solitaire wargame (with two-player and cooperative variants) which abstractly simulates the ebb, flow and risk of the Pointe du Hoc assault in June of 1944, with you playing the attacking Rangers. The game system traces its parentage to the popular In Magnificent Style game and mirrors its speed of play, tough decision-making and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement. From veteran designer Hermann Luttmann. Coming to KICKSTARTER in early Spring 2018.