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.

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019


3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


Matthew B. Caffrey's "On Wargaming" (free digital download)

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The digital edition of Matt Caffrey’s new book On Wargaming: How Wargames Have Shaped History and How They May Shape the Future can be downloaded for free from the U.S. Naval War College Press site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


General Eisenhower’s Armchair: How War Becomes a Game

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"But how did war become a game?" Jerad Alexander takes an outsider's look at wargaming, and perceives some of the real fascination: "Who wins is relatively irrelevant; the story of war matters more."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/10/2019


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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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Pub Dates
Game: Combat Commander: Europe
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 649
Date: 3/7/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Barbarossa Unleashed – a Combat Commander FireFight

Combat Commander Tournament Pack - playing the scenarios one by one from that expansion. Here we have very balanced and interesting scenario, where both Russians and Germans attack in recon posture, trying to take important objectives in the middle of the map. Shared by the good folks at Boardgames Chronicle.
Article ID: 648
Date: 1/29/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Scenario: #6 One Steppe Beyond

Nice illustrated replay of Combat Commander: Europe, Scenario #6. Shared by The Boardgames Chronicle...
Article ID: 650
Date: 12/31/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Combat Commander for New Year's Eve

ou can prepare for celebrating the New Year in many ways but one of the best is by planning the boardgames. During our “end-of-year” boardgames convent (which we held every year since 2009) today I had pleasure to play Combat Commander. We played the Scenario Three from Tournament Pack #3 A midnight Clear...
Article ID: 647
Date: 6/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Graphic Wargames: Combat Action Report - Fat Lipki

The first three pages of a complete AAR for Graphic Wargames, a creation of Ian Hamilton. Features the first scenario of GMT Games’ “Combat Commander: Europe” game, titled "Fat Lipki". The narrative is run solely by what happens in the game. Truly a "graphic replay". Check it out...
Article ID: 646
Date: 4/4/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Drive Thru Review: Video Review

From the "better late than never" department, Joel Eddy turns in an informative review of Combat Commander: Europe, published by GMT Games in 2006.
Article ID: 645
Date: 1/7/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Yet Another Friggin Gaming Blog: Replay

David Pretty, writing for the "Yet Another Friggin Gaming Blog" blog, whips up an outstandingly detailed and illustrated replay session that he played with his gaming buddies. And I believe he coined the term "douche-y"… so I've added it to my spell-check custom list...
Article ID: 644
Date: 3/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Replay

This 'Narrative, Pictorial Essay AAR', titled 'Hedgerows and Handgrenades', has got it all: a detailed written replay accompanied by a video replay, complete with background music and sound effects.
Article ID: 643
Date: 3/20/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Boots: Review

Nice review and argument for the relative merits of ASL vs CC by Boots for BGG
Article ID: 642
Date: 10/20/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff Ven: BGG Review

Review by wargaming newcomer Jeff Ven for BGG.
Article ID: 641
Date: 4/29/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Francis Lalumiere: Review

"Why Combat Commander is better than Memoir 44" by Francis Lalumiere for BGG.
Article ID: 640
Date: 1/29/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Commnder Harris: BGG Review

Nice review by Commander Harris for BGG.
Article ID: 639
Date: 5/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
Brian Morris: Review

Nice review, with graphics, from Brian Morris for BGG.
Article ID: 637
Date: 12/26/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Adam Ruzzo: Review

Detailed review by Adam Ruzzo for BGG.
Article ID: 633
Date: 4/23/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Tom Vasel: BGG Review

Nice review by Tom Vasel for BGG
Article ID: 631
Date: 4/2/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Lawrence Hung: Replay/AAR

Excellent replay/AAR by Lawrence Hung.
Article ID: 634
Date: 3/27/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Tom Duensing: BGG Review

Review by Tom Duensing for BGG
Article ID: 630
Date: 3/19/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Peter Appleton: BGG Review

Nice honest review by Peter Appleton for BGG.
Article ID: 629
Date: 3/13/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Mikko Saari: BGG Review

Nice review by Mikko Saari for BGG
Article ID: 632
Date: 3/9/2007
Poster: Mark D.
John Brader: Review

Review by John Brader for BGG.
Article ID: 627
Date: 2/14/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Brian Bankler: Review

Brief review by Brian Bankler for BGG.
Article ID: 626
Date: 2/6/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Aldaron: Review

Review of CCE by Aldaron for BGG.
Article ID: 628
Date: 1/29/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Eric Landes: BGG Review

Nice review by Eric Landes for BGG.
Article ID: 625
Date: 1/24/2007
Poster: Mark D.
William Terdoslavich: Replay

Replay action from William Terdoslavich and J.R. Tracy.
Article ID: 624
Date: 1/24/2007
Poster: Mark D.
J.R. Tracy: BGG Review

Nice review by J.R. Tracy for BGG.
Article ID: 623
Date: 12/24/2006
Poster: Mark D.
Doug Cooley: BGG Review

Review by Doug Cooley on BGG.
Article ID: 622
Date: 8/1/2006
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Website

GMT's Combat Commander: Europe page
Article ID: 635
Date: 5/1/2006
Poster: Mark D.
GMT Games: Bonus Scenario #101 (PDF)

Bonus scenario from GMT Games.
Article ID: 636
Date: 5/1/2006
Poster: Mark D.
GMT Games: Bonsu Scenario #102 (PDF)

Bonus scenario from GMT Games