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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Game Articles


 
 

Pub Dates
Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Enemy Coast Ahead Series
Game Type: Board

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Article ID: 5
Date: 4/25/2019
Poster: Mark D.
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again - Armchair General Review

Excellent illustrated review of "Enemy Coast Ahead" by Rick Martin for "Armchair General" magazine...
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/15/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #5: The Doolittle Raid Debriefing

"In Tokyo, outrage prevailed..."! Christopher Davis concludes his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Yet the game's debriefing tracks can differ: "The Navy thought the mission was risky for the amount gained."
Article ID: 3
Date: 1/6/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #4: The Doolittle Raid: April 19th, 1942

"So far, the mission has been a success. Now it was time to find their way home." Christopher Davis continues his AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Can they make it, considering that "…a fuel leak heightened everyone’s alarm."?
Article ID: 2
Date: 12/22/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Tokyo at Dawn #3: The Doolittle Raid: April 18th, 1942

"Fortunately, the gale also meant severe tailwinds will carry the planes for several hours and reduce fuel consumption." Christopher Davis continues an AAR of GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid. Check out what happens in Imperial skies before "…the Americans needed to find their way to China with Japanese planes in hot pursuit."
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/8/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Playing the Story in GMT’s Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid

"Somehow, the wargame does a sneak maneuver and finds a way into our imagination..." Jerry White describes how GMT Games' Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid works to immerse you in the story of the raid, using the magic of rules, game components and setting. "Each [game] segment is devoted to a portion of the raid, each with its unique scale and its own set of counters."