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.

Oh Simple things, where have you gone?

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"One might suppose from this blog title that rose tinted glasses have transported me back to a ‘better’ wargaming time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes some mildly whimsical inspiration from rereading a couple of classic miniatures titles from the 70s. As always, Norm has some interesting insights: "…modern authors have not felt tied to copying actual military manoeuvres to get the same result."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/28/2019


2019 Phalanx Wargame Show

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"...it is nice to see some of the traders who were fledgling game companies back in the day, who are still out there, doing it and supporting this wonderful, but niche hobby." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a thoughtful report on a recent wargame show, including a bunch of photos of the offerings!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/19/2019


75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide – Book Review

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"I would make this book required reading in every high school and college history course." Rick Martin reviews 75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide, a book that is a badly needed effort to reach the generation that knows "…less about history than any other generation for the last 100 years…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/10/2019


Terrain enhancement weekend

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"I always find that a visit to a model rail shop can yield some surprise finds that are gems for wargaming." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, indulges his miniatures focus with a number of fun finds. "I quite liked the quirkiness of it…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2019


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.

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: ETO
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Series: ETO Series
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 11
Date: 5/22/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
The Axis' Barbarossa Bullet Points

"…reach out and crush someone." Designer Frank Chadwick offers some splendid German play insights for the opening round of his Victory Point Games' ETO Thunder in the East. But don't expect a cakewalk: "Is it harder to learn to play the Axis than the Soviets? Of course it is!"
Article ID: 10
Date: 5/20/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
The Soviets' Barbarossa Bullet Points

"You must bog down the Axis’ logistics for as long as possible. How?" Alan Emrich discusses a "…checklist of important things to remember for the Soviets…" at the beginning of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II mega game. This includes deciding how to approach untying the essential conundrum of the East Front war: "Preserving the Red Army and denying German advances are essential, but these goals often conflict…"
Article ID: 9
Date: 4/15/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Strategic Bombing for Fun and Profit

"…what can the Soviets do with a pure Bomber force?" Kevin Roust looks at the conundrum facing the Soviet player in the beginning rounds of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II mega game work in progress. Kevin provides some interesting tips, calculated to "…greatly annoy the Axis when they most need to focus their attention along the ever-shifting front."
Article ID: 8
Date: 2/20/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Picking Your Dogfights OR: The Fighter Commander’s Guide to Air Combat

"…from the smorgasbord of interception possibilities, you must determine…which are the most existentially vital…". Alan Emrich discusses player tactics for Intercept missions in Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II project. And you need to know the significance of "Shields and 8-Balls"!
Article ID: 7
Date: 12/10/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Isn’t That Special (Movement)?

"…when you can pull it off, your opponent will be amazed." John Tiehen shows how some planning allows a player to maximize the value of the Special Movement Phase in Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II project. Learn some grognard jujitsu by understanding "…the simple yin-and-yang of the ground war in Russia."
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/5/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
We're on a Mission: Air Missions in ETO

"…how do you use the other tools in your Air Missions toolbox?" Alan Emrich shines a light on the possibilities offered by less commonly used Air Mission types in Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II monster game project. He includes sometimes very practical advice: "…many gamers, snake bit by dice, fly pairs of white lightning bolt CAS missions as prudent 'bad luck insurance.'"
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/19/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO Envelopment and Destruction

"How do you, as a strategy gamer, spot an opportunity for envelopment?" Jeff Nyquist looks at encirclement techniques in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East. Check out Jeff's interesting analogy: "The Axis as Carthaginians".
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/5/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
ETO’s Combined Tabletop Footprint

"What do you need to 'see the elephant' and grock the maps…"? Alan Emrich discusses plans for the buildout of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II monster game project. Lots to look forward to; and then, what is "Volume 0: Dark Beginnings"?
Article ID: 3
Date: 9/14/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Our Chief Weapon is Supplies

"…as much as possible, the ETO logistics system had to function in the background." Alan Emrich and Lance McMillan discuss how the supply system in Victory Point Games's ETO Series attempts to foster realism and playability. See how they use innate player dynamics to make supply part of the fun, where you try to avoid giving your opponent the "…reward of gleefully rolling for Isolation step losses upon discovery!"
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/15/2015
Poster: Mark D.
The Navies of WWII in Frank Chadwick's ETO

This is an update by designer Frank Chadwick for his big WWII game in development at Victory Point Games. In this article, he takes a look at the naval units themselves and discusses their division into the games' component counters...
Article ID: 1
Date: 3/28/2015
Poster: Mark D.
The US Army in Frank Chadwick's ETO

"Modeling the United States Army in Frank Chadwick's ETO" - An inside look from legendary game designer Frank Chadwick about his thoughts while creating the United States Army order of battle for this massive game project from Victory Point Games.