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.

Isandlwana 1879

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"In many ways it was the Little Bighorn of South Africa..." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, tells the tale of Isandlwana, during the Anglo Zulu War. Part of the fascination is in the lead up, in which Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner for Southern Africa "…felt that he had a free hand. He got creative. And, to White Hall's irritation, he greatly exceeded his authority."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/18/2019


Converting a tabletop game to a boardgame

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"I mean how hard could it be!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, walks us through conversion of a tabletop miniatures game to a board game, with some very useful insights along the way. "Paper quality is everything! Did I say paper is everything! I mean absolutely everything."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/25/2019


Andrea Casarrubea’s new monograph an essential book for historians Great War aerial combat. Book Review.

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"When I first started leafing through the book, I found it hard to put down." Ray Garbee finds a treasure trove of information for World War I air enthusiasts in In the Skies of Forgotten Courage: The RNAS and RAF in the Adriatic and Albania 1917-1918. Not all the action was on the Western front!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2019


Butcher's Yard: A Wargaming Foray into the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

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"…he found several hundred Zulus coming up the other side. The Battle was on!" Joe Robinson regales us with a tabletop encounter recognizing the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Lots of nice photos of a game in which "…things escalated quickly."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/9/2019


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: 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.