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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Game Articles


 
 

Pub Dates
Game: Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 107
Date: 5/7/2017
Poster: Pat L.
20th Anniversary Edition of Mark Simonitch's Hannibal & Hamilcar on Kickstarter!

Based on Mark Simonovitch’s game Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage Phalanx is preparing a 20 year Anniversary Edition that includes a new game, Hannibal & Hamilcar and two mini-expansions. Game play and components including 16 miniatures have been upgraded making the game faster and easier than the original. The link includes a detailed synopsis of designer notes for Hannibal & Hamilcar , covering the history of the design effort.
Article ID: 106
Date: 2/20/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - Video Review

Avalon Hill's "Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage" is still a war game fan favorite, 20 years after publication. Gilbert Collins takes us on an excellent (video) tour of the game.
Article ID: 104
Date: 3/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Variant

Discussion of using the 'Great Battles of History' (GBOH) battle resolution in Hannibal. Kevin over at Big Board Gaming has been particularly prolific the last few days. I recommend visiting the site to get up to date.
Article ID: 105
Date: 2/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Grognard Head to Head Video: Hannibal

Gary Andrews and Ray Gorka square off against each other for a game of Hannibal. In this first installment, the players discuss early game strategy.
Article ID: 56
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review and replays

Article ID: 57
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 58
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 59
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
play balance discussion

Article ID: 60
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
more play balance discussion

Article ID: 61
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 62
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 63
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 64
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 65
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 66
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant naval combat table

Article ID: 67
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 68
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy

Article ID: 69
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
battle analysis

Article ID: 70
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
erratum

Article ID: 71
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 72
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant crt

Article ID: 73
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official errata

Article ID: 74
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 75
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 76
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2nd ed rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 77
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 78
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 79
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 80
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 81
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
player aid

Article ID: 82
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
province effects

Article ID: 83
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
score sheet (Word file)

Article ID: 84
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM CRT (PDF file)

Article ID: 85
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant rules

Article ID: 86
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario

Article ID: 87
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
sources

Article ID: 88
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for real-time Internet play

Article ID: 89
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 90
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replays

Article ID: 91
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gamebox (zipped file)

Article ID: 92
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy

Article ID: 93
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 94
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Valley Games ed.

Article ID: 95
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 96
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 97
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 98
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official rules for Valley Games ed.

Article ID: 99
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
dice combat variant

Article ID: 100
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review

Article ID: 101
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review

Article ID: 102
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 103
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review