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.

A Comprehensive List of Things to do While in Isolation.

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"Sadly, as much as we would like to, we can't spend all that time painting, gaming, and reading up on armies and battles old and new. It would get boring." Prufrock comes to the rescue! Acknowledging that at least some of us may have limits with unlimited wargaming time, he offers some tongue-in-cheek possibilities to balance things out. That includes expanding the hobby: "…smuggly extol the virtues of a hobby that has already accustomed you to long periods of time alone and exacerbated anti-social tendencies that some are only now coming to comprehend."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/27/2020


A tale of two tank platoons.

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"...the new recruits must quickly learn their craft if they are to survive the initiation of battle." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is "mixing it up" by rerunning a German/Soviet armor clash with different governing rules, and then again with some additional mods. As always, good storytelling and insights: "The mods made the second game much more interesting than the first…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/23/2020


“Flattening the Curve” COVID-19 matrix game

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"From deep in his secret social distancing bunker at an undisclosed but secure location…". Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, discusses a matrix game focused on the pandemic, Flattening the Curve. A sign of our unfortunate times…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/20/2020


Moe's Game Table Interviews John Kranz

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Continuing his quest to interview every game designer of any note, Moe, of Moe's Game Table fame, had a chance to sit and chat with John Kranz at the first Consimworld Expo Dallas Convention that he began this year. John shares some insight into both the Dallas and Tempe conventions as well as the multiple hats he wears with all of his responsibilities with Consimworld and Compass Games. Including a discussion about numerous titles that are headed our way from Compass Games...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/17/2020


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.

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"...

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...

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Commands and Colors Series
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 730
Date: 3/19/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Back to Napoleonics – Prussians Expansion

The Boardgames Chronicle revisits Commands & Colors: Napoleonics published by GMT Games this time using the Prussians expansion to fight scenario 401 Schleiz (9 October 1806). In the first clash of the Fourth Coalition, Bernadotte, at the head of Napoleon’s center column, moved against Tauentzien’s Prussian/Saxon division near the village of Schleiz. Tauentzien, realizing that the French were advancing in strength, sent Bila’s troops forward to slow the French advance, while he waited for reinforcements or orders to retreat. Bernadotte did not wait, but swiftly issued orders of his own. Soon Werle’s advance guard moved against the Oschitz Woods, while Drouet attacked Schleiz. By early afternoon the French could not be stopped and Tauentzien decided to fall back to Auma in an attempt to maintain a link with his outlying commands. The retreat came too late to save one Prussian battalion.
Article ID: 729
Date: 3/6/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." – A Review of Commands & Colors: Napoleonics from GMT Games

A concise review of the popular Commands & Colors: Napoleonics by GMT Games from The Players Aid. Designer Richard Borg’s first title in the series was an old American Civil War title called Battle Cry. Designed as a simple, two player historical wargame, the system has blossomed and evolved with so many titles and iterations that at this point you can almost get whatever you want! The robust nature of the system is what speaks to it’s staying power. The simplicity is why the series is so beloved.
Article ID: 728
Date: 5/10/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Battlefields & Warriors: Miniatures Playtesting

Norm, from the Battlefields & Warriors blog, uses components and scenarios from GMT's "Commands and Colors: Napoleonics" to test a new set of miniatures rules he's working on.
Article ID: 727
Date: 4/20/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Play Board Games: Review of Spanish Army Expansion

Brief review by Jason C.. Jason also has written reviews for several of the other Commands and Colors games. Check them all out on the Play Board Games blog.
Article ID: 726
Date: 1/26/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Prussian Army Expansion Review

Review of the Prussian Army Expansion for GMT's successful "Commands and Colors: Napoleonics" game system. Excellent review written by Sean Stevenson for Armchair General.
Article ID: 725
Date: 4/7/2014
Poster: Mark D.
The Mad Padre: Replay

A quick replay of Commands and Color: Napoleonics scenario 'Rolica 1', by Michael Peterson at The Made Padre's Wargames Page
Article ID: 724
Date: 2/24/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

A lively and informative review by for The Armchair General. I was drawn in by the "Austrians are the Rodney Dangerfields of Napoleonic history" comment. See? Now you have to read it too, don't you…
Article ID: 723
Date: 1/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Drive Thru Videos: Review

Article ID: 713
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Compared to Commands and Colors: Ancients

Article ID: 714
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 715
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 716
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 717
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 718
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay

Article ID: 719
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay

Article ID: 720
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay

Article ID: 721
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review

Article ID: 722
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Spanish Army expansion