Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

Wargamology - Card Driven Wargames Analysis

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"Hi, I'd like to share a new video I just released: A statistical analysis of Card Driven Wargames based on the data from 5000 titles gathered on BGG: ratings, mechanics, year released, number of owners and more to answer some questions like: - Which year had pick CDG popularity ? - Are CDGs easier than other Wargames ? - Are CGGs more popular than other wargames ?"

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/12/2019

We deserve better military strategy from popular culture

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"Deep down though, I'd like to think they [audiences] recognise stupid when they see it…". Joe Robinson finally can't resist venting on a subject that subconsciously nags all wargamers. Read on, and scratch those various itches! "By all accounts every man, women and child on that day should been slaughtered. They weren’t, because plot reasons."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/1/2019

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019

3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "originals" in the future.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for 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 ( 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: Hearts of Iron
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 166
Date: 6/13/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron 4 DLC Buying Guide

"…I got some of my most entertaining playthroughs trying to scrape by on the mean streets of South-Central Europe." T.J. Hafer considers the various DLC's now available for Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. Some of the fun is in country/control options, and other elements are more tactical. Still, T.J. points out "…don’t do anything you couldn’t accomplish already by micro-managing your tanks."
Article ID: 165
Date: 1/8/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
After Action Report: Hearts of Iron IV - Kingdom of Romania Axis Playthrough

So how does "...the entire USSR capitulate to Romania."? Joe Robinson plays Romania in an AAR of Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV, with a very different strategic thrust to the war. "We fought D-Day hundreds of times, over and over…"
Article ID: 164
Date: 11/2/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Paradox Announces First Hearts of Iron IV Expansion

"Together for Victory" Joe Robinson provides some details on the upcoming first expansion for Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron IV. The expansion offers new features and a focus on the Commonwealth nations. Might one of the dominions leave the Crown?
Article ID: 163
Date: 7/13/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron IV Review Part Two: Age of Destruction

"What has the Reich been doing all this time?" James Cobb continues his review of Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. "In its present state, Hearts of Iron IV teeters on the edge of greatness", but...
Article ID: 162
Date: 7/8/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hearts of Iron IV Review Part One: Road to War

"Focus, Adolph, Focus!" James Cobb offers a first-half review of the civilian side of Paradox Development Studio's Hearts of Iron IV. The game is clearly a "total immersion" aficionado's favorite catnip. Take charge of the details: "research, diplomacy, trade, construction, production, recruitment and logistics"!
Article ID: 158
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 159
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 160
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 161
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.