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.

Basing thoughts for Bosworth

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"I tried hand painting the pavises. It was a brave attempt, I wept, swore, gave up wargaming forever..."! Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, talks basing and painting work with his miniatures. Lots of photos of some excellent work, and comments about the occasional frustration: "Perhaps my friend ‘The Dremel’ can correct that!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/23/2020


Battle at Dungborough 1471 with Billhooks!

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"Events unfold quickly at the hill." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out a battle in the fictional county of Dungborough, using the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been having fun with of late. Playing a fairly balanced scenario always makes for an interesting test of a rule set, and then "Suddenly, a gift presents itself!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/14/2020


4th Kingdom of Heaven ACTS Tournament

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Call to Arms for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament!

Join us for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament! Whether you are an expert or novice, you are guaranteed at least three games, since round 1 is the (introductory) First Crusade played twice.

The games will be played on the Advanced Card Tracking System ACTS.

Please send your pledge to participate in this tournament, including your ACTS e-mail and ACTS nickname, to the GrandMasters of the Tournament:

Aleksandar Pesic

Trevor Sturmy

Start enlisting and soon we will announce the starting date!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/4/2020


Giving the WotR Billhooks rules a first outing.

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"...a better appreciation follows play, where I think the rules can be seen to be punching above their weight." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, grows his appreciation for the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been trying out. To include a nuance that leads Norm to conclude that "As this game clearly demonstrated, leader loss is a nightmare and one has to give thought to where leaders are placed…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/4/2020


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.

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!

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"...

More Grognard Originals...


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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: Don’t Tread on Me
Publisher: White Dog Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Ben Madison

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 10
Date: 9/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 6

The Player's Aid continues their series on Don’t Tread on Me by White Dog Games. In Action Point 6, they cover the Place Rebels Phase and the Rebel Campaigns Phase.
Article ID: 9
Date: 9/4/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 5

Action Point 5 covering the game Don't Tread on Me from White Dog Games has The Players Aid giving a detailed look at the Battle Phase procedure, particularly the innovative combat results table and the optimum use of Militia.
Article ID: 8
Date: 8/23/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid brings us Action Point 4 of their study of Don't Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games. In this Action Point they focus on the many different aspects of the British Ground Phase, which includes Winter Attrition, Amnesty, Paroles, British Unit Purchase and Deployment on the map.
Article ID: 7
Date: 8/7/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 3

The rebels keep rebelling as The Players Aid brings us their third action point for Don't Tread on Me published by White Dog Games. In this action point point they a deeper look at the various phases of the Sequence of Play beginning with the Smugglers Phase and the Naval Phase.
Article ID: 6
Date: 8/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 2

The Players Aid continues its action points series on White Dog Games' simulation of the American Revolution, Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game. In this Action Point they focus on the differing units and their abilities as well as the anatomy and meaning of the values on the counters.
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/10/2020
Poster:
Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game from White Dog Games – Action Point 1

In honor of Independence Day, The Players Aid begins one of their action points series on White Dog Games' simulation of the American Revolution, Don’t Tread on Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game. They cover the map and its various Counties and terrain types, the Turn Record Track to give perspective to how the action plays out and how the player must meet the demands of Lord North and King George III, the differing units and their abilities as well as the anatomy and meaning of the values on the counters, the various phases of the Sequence of Play including the Naval Phase and Smugglers Phase, British Ground Phase, Battle Phase and procedure, placing new Rebels Phase and Rebel Campaigns, Logistics and Liberty Phase and the Random Event Phase and the various victory conditions.
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/3/2020
Poster:
Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2020 Edition

The Players Aid presents a nice overview of several games covering several battles of the American Revolution very war in honor of July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Article ID: 1
Date: 7/7/2017
Poster:
Re-fighting the Revolution on Independence Day

Brent Campbell recounts his experiences playing this solitaire game on American Independence Day.