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.

A Comprehensive List of Things to do While in Isolation.

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"Sadly, as much as we would like to, we can't spend all that time painting, gaming, and reading up on armies and battles old and new. It would get boring." Prufrock comes to the rescue! Acknowledging that at least some of us may have limits with unlimited wargaming time, he offers some tongue-in-cheek possibilities to balance things out. That includes expanding the hobby: "…smuggly extol the virtues of a hobby that has already accustomed you to long periods of time alone and exacerbated anti-social tendencies that some are only now coming to comprehend."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/27/2020


A tale of two tank platoons.

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"...the new recruits must quickly learn their craft if they are to survive the initiation of battle." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is "mixing it up" by rerunning a German/Soviet armor clash with different governing rules, and then again with some additional mods. As always, good storytelling and insights: "The mods made the second game much more interesting than the first…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/23/2020


“Flattening the Curve” COVID-19 matrix game

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"From deep in his secret social distancing bunker at an undisclosed but secure location…". Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, discusses a matrix game focused on the pandemic, Flattening the Curve. A sign of our unfortunate times…

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/20/2020


Moe's Game Table Interviews John Kranz

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Continuing his quest to interview every game designer of any note, Moe, of Moe's Game Table fame, had a chance to sit and chat with John Kranz at the first Consimworld Expo Dallas Convention that he began this year. John shares some insight into both the Dallas and Tempe conventions as well as the multiple hats he wears with all of his responsibilities with Consimworld and Compass Games. Including a discussion about numerous titles that are headed our way from Compass Games...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 3/17/2020


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.

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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...

More Grognard Originals...


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Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 27
Date: 3/17/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Strategy Advice on Playing as the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? by GMT Games

The Players Aid passes on successful strategies they have learned playing the Jihadists in Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? from GMT Games.
Article ID: 26
Date: 3/12/2017
Poster: Ed Sommers
Strategy Advice on Playing as the US in Labyrinth

Grant, writing for The Players Aid blog, shares a comprehensive (and long overdue) article on U.S. strategy in GMT's "Labyrinth: The Global War on Terror"...
Article ID: 25
Date: 1/25/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Labyrinth – Jihadists for the Win!

Blogger Ty Snouffer puzzles over his recent replay of GMT Games' Labyrinth. "It was an excellent game as usual..." but "My games tend to be short." Perhaps he's too good of a Jihadist?
Article ID: 24
Date: 10/13/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Stay Soft or Go Hard - Labyrinth Strategy

"Stay Soft or Go Hard: Deciding US Posture in Labyrinth: Awakening" discusses strategy for the new Labyrinth expansion "Awakening". Authored by Trevor Bender for the InsideGMT blog...
Article ID: 22
Date: 8/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy

"Better the Cards You Know" - This article by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life presents a list of critically important card events that every new Labyrinth player must be aware of.
Article ID: 23
Date: 6/17/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Here's No Great Matter: Review

Interesting site, and Profrock has an interesting opinion on Labyrinth. Worth a read if you have not purchased the game yet and you're trying to decide…
Article ID: 20
Date: 10/31/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Vide Review

Detailed video review by Enrico Viglino.
Article ID: 19
Date: 6/17/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Glenn D: BGG Review

BGG review penned by Glenn D
Article ID: 18
Date: 4/22/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Oystein Eker: BGG Review

BGG review by Oystein Eker
Article ID: 17
Date: 1/16/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Hello Gregor: Video Replay (solitaire)

Detailed solitaire (kind of) replay by Hello Gregor on YouTube.
Article ID: 8
Date: 4/8/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Errata (PDF)

Last updated 4/8/2011.
Article ID: 15
Date: 2/27/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Unofficial Scenario "Arab Street Uprising"

New unofficial scenario from Mark D at The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 14
Date: 2/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Rogers Reviews: BGG Review

Review by "Rogers Reviews" on BGG
Article ID: 21
Date: 1/28/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review of Solitaire Game

"Alone Against the Whirlwind" - Review of the solitaire game by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 13
Date: 1/14/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Joe Bloggs: BGG Review

BGG review by Joe Bloggs
Article ID: 11
Date: 1/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Detailed and fair review by Christopher Beck for Armchair General magazine.
Article ID: 10
Date: 1/2/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Chris Larkin: Review

Review on BGG by Chris Larkin.
Article ID: 7
Date: 11/30/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Charles Simon: Review and Comparison

Excellent review of Labyrinth and comparison with Twilight Struggle, by Charles Simon for BGG.
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/21/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Doug Cooley: BGG Review

Detailed review by Doug Cooley for BGG.
Article ID: 9
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
PaxSims: Review

Nice review by Rex Brynen for PaxSims.
Article ID: 4
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Jesse Dean: BGG Review

Another early review by Jesse Dean on BGG.
Article ID: 3
Date: 11/10/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Nathan: BGG Review

Early review by Nathan for BGG.
Article ID: 5
Date: 11/6/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules (PDF)

Rule book posted by Joel Toppen on BGG.