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: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943
Publisher: Academy Games
Series: Conflict of Heroes Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Uwe Eickert

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 779
Date: 3/13/2020
Poster: Mark D.
The Boardgames Chronicle - Replay of Scenario #7

Well illustrated replay of CoH: Storms of Steel! (Scenario #7: Wounded Tiger) shared by the Boardgames Chronicle site. Michael says: "That was definitely one of the best Storms of Steel scenarios we played - #7 Wounded Tiger. Very exciting and close game where victor was uncertain till the last turn. Enjoy our session report, richly depicted with pictures and the movements of the tank forces."
Article ID: 778
Date: 2/17/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
CoH: Storms of Steel! #3 Wind or Sniper?

The Boardgames Chronicle presents its third foray with Academy Games' Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! - Kursk 1943 this time playing Scenario #3 Wind or Sniper? which brings "rules about group movement, invisible units, snipers and engineers. Sounds like fun – and definitely it was. Even more suspense, bluffing and possibility to surprise the enemy."
Article ID: 777
Date: 1/16/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Video Review - Moe's Game Table

An unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table looking at "Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel" by Academy Games.
Article ID: 776
Date: 12/29/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
CoH: Storms of Steel! #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam

Boardgames Chronicle continues its replays of the Academy Games' Conflict of Heroes Storm of Steel system by playing another scenario in the campaign – this time #2 Twilight’s Last Gleam.
Article ID: 775
Date: 12/23/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
“After several minutes of firing on the move, the attacking echelon of our 29th and 18th Tank Corps cut into the Nazi ranks with a thrust forward—a rapid assault literally through the enemy ranks.” ― Soviet Cmdr. Pavel Rotmistrov — Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel Kursk 1943 Board Game Review

"The map boards are photo realistic so you feel like you are playing a miniatures game." Rick Martin reviews Academy Games' Storms of Steel Kursk 1943, giving it a dramatic 99% rating! Find out what has Rick so enthused that he concludes with "Get this game! Schnell! Schnell!"
Article ID: 774
Date: 12/13/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! #1 The Courier’s Satchel

The Boardgames Chronicle brings us a short replay of Academy Games' tactical simulation of WW II combat Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition using Scenario #1 The Courier's Satchel.
Article ID: 773
Date: 11/5/2019
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Storms of Steel - Kursk 1943 3rd Edition

Academy Games skipped right from the 1st edition to the 3rd edition of Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition and Bonding with Board Games does a nice video which is part review and part "How To" highlighting the changes in the latest version.
Article ID: 772
Date: 10/11/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Storms of Steel - Kursk 1943 3rd Edition

Academy Games announces that "Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition has arrived and is available now." A significant change involves an update of the "…Action Point System into a Spent Check System that allows your gameplay to feel more fluid as you change from unit to unit…".
Article ID: 771
Date: 11/3/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition Rules!

Academy Games CEO Uwe Eickert goes through the changes to the new Conflict of Heroes 3rd Edition Rules, why they changed them, current trends in military philosophy, and how they were implemented in the game. He then goes through several turns of the game to show the speed of play and how the changes to the rules affect strategy and gameplay. Excellent resource for fans of the game...
Article ID: 770
Date: 9/16/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition Rules!

The rules are complete for Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel 3rd Edition! They are available for free download on the Academy Games website. Also, pre-orders are still available for Storms of Steel.
Article ID: 769
Date: 12/14/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Battlefields and Warriors: Analysis

Norm, for the Battlefields and Warriors blog, pens an analysis of the armor combat system used by Conflict of Heroes. It's a statistical analysis of the relative capabilities and survivability characteristics of the tanks that fought on the eastern front in World War II, and how well COH models them.
Article ID: 768
Date: 10/8/2010
Poster: Mark D.
D Bryant: Review

Really awesome review by D Bryant for Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel. The different sections of the review are titled as "Act I", "Act II", etc. I think Mr. Bryant may be a playwright! In any event, I'm glad he's used his writing talents for all out benefit.
Article ID: 767
Date: 6/28/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Ondrej Vašícek: Review

Excellent review of Confict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! by Ondrej Vašícek for BGG.
Article ID: 766
Date: 5/18/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Board To Death TV: Video Review

Video review of Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel!.
Article ID: 765
Date: 12/16/2009
Poster: Mark D.
2D6.Org: Video Review

Nicholas Cassidy and Matthew Falk present an honest and useful review of Storms of Steel for 2D6.org.
Article ID: 764
Date: 9/7/2009
Poster: Mark D.
James Palmer: Review

Nice review by James Palmer for BGG.