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.

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


Hexes and Soldiers Magazine - Issue #1

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Available now is the very first issue of Hexes and Soldiers Magazine! The 38 page periodical includes articles by: Shayne Logan, Adam Starkweather, Stuka Joe, Sean Chick and Jason Kruse.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/8/2019


Responsibilities to the hobby

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Should you "…feel obliged to make some kind of effort to convert muggles into gamers."? Prufrock weighs in, with some well phrased bon mots, on the idea that "…wargamers should, in various ways, be active in promoting the hobby." Spoiler: "Your inviting someone over for a game does not make them a wargamer any more than your eating a perfectly cooked scallop makes you a French chef."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/7/2019


$1.00 Counter Trays? Thanks, Captain Dave!

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Captain Dave, from Centurion's Review web site, shares a bargain that he discovered at Dollar Tree...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/6/2019


More Spotlight articles...


Grognard News

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.

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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) 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). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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Pub Dates
Game: Hitler’s Reich
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Card Conquest System
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 6
Date: 12/14/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Conquer or Free Europe, Your Choice! – Hitler’s Reich Board Game Review

"The game is very free form and a great deal of fun either solo or multiplayer." Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Hitler's Reich for Armchair General, giving it a 90% rating. Rick thinks it is a terrific game with "…nearly infinite replay potential…", but with one nagging (but correctable) problem that nets it only a 90% score…
Article ID: 5
Date: 1/18/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich: AAR Using a New Solitaire System “Bot”

Are you ready to take on the solitaire Axis “Bot”? V.P.J. Arponen recounts a dramatic solitaire play of GMT Games' Hitler's Reich, fighting the "Bot" system he has created for the game. Turn 1 sets the pace, when he observes "It looks like my Axis opponent is trying a little bit of a gamble here..."
Article ID: 4
Date: 8/17/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich — The Reasons Why, and What the Cards Represent

Can you play your cards "in combinations to resolve conflicts quickly, simply and decisively"? Designer Mark McLaughlin offers some fascinating insights into the selection of event cards for his GMT Games' Hitler’s Reich. There's clearly a lot of fun for players as they meet the design goal of "WW2 in Europe for two players in two hours".
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/15/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
70 Minutes to Victory: A Hitler’s Reich Replay with The REAL Game Components

"This was a critical and for me most dangerous development..." Designer Mark McLaughlin describes a fantastic first play of his GMT Games' Hitler's Reich with production components. The game ends on a resounding crescendo when his friend and opponent Max makes a Hitler's rapture attack, “….and a mighty resounding shout of victory was heard throughout the house.”
Article ID: 2
Date: 4/13/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
WWII in Two (and a half) Hours and then 58 Minutes: Hitler’s Reich AAR’s with a New Player (Part 1)

Leningrad falls in 1943! Fred Schachter recounts an epic game of GMT Games' Hitler's Reich with his friend Max, who is a veteran wargamer, but who unfortunately "... seemed snake bit with his dice rolling."
Article ID: 1
Date: 2/27/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich Gets Real – First Look at a More Polished Play-Test Map and Conflict Card Art

What's in the cards!?! Fred Schachter discusses designer Mark McLaughlin’s new GMT Games' Hitler's Reich, a "fast-paced, quick to learn, easy-to-play, strategic game of the European Theater of Operations of World War II". Games events draw heavily on a card-based system intended to keep things dicey. Look out for "special powers" and "sudden-death endings"!