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.

The Last Dice

Spotlight Article Graphic

"...the new series documenting part of the career of a man who was so good he is almost a myth." Prufrock is up to something…! Perhaps a directorial debut? Who is the mysterious "Ear Bevan"?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/25/2020


The Wargamer's Guide to Heraldry, Uniforms & Flags in Tabletop Wargaming

Spotlight Article Graphic

"...pageantry is one of the reasons I do historical miniature wargaming." Bill Gray brings us a fascinating look at the how and why of the way armies looked before things became nationalized and regularized in the past couple of centuries. Which is why Bill particularly likes games where "…you need to stop thinking like a 21st Century humanoid, at least understand why generals long ago thought the way they did, and then do likewise."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/22/2020


Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament

Spotlight Article Graphic

Now registering for the "Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament". Check the site for details of tournament rules and requirements. Registration will be limited to 16 participants or no later than August 31, 2020.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/20/2020


Book buying spree

Spotlight Article Graphic

"It was only right, meet and good to go there and splurge in votive thanks as soon as I was able." Prufrock brings us his first post-full-lockdown thoughts, centered on the pleasure that his local secondhand bookshop has reopened. And he didn't leave empty-handed: "Fortunately, there were three cracking coffee-table hardcovers with Prufrock written all over them…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/18/2020


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.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

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"...

More Grognard Originals...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

Recommended (archives)

Wargaming - General Info

Board Wargames

Miniatures Wargames

Computer Wargames

Academic Gaming

Board Games

Internet Based/PBEM Games

Individual Wargamer Blogs

Wargaming Magazines

Asst Software/Player Aides

In Memoriam

Grognards Lost

Revolution Games Advertisement - please click here
Please support Grognard.com by supporting our site sponsor, Revolution Games
Legion Wargames Advertisement - please click here
Please support Grognard.com by supporting our site sponsor, Legion Wargames
Charles S. Roberts Awards - 2019 - please click here
Please support the resurrected Charles S. Roberts Awards for outstanding board gaming achievements in 2019

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

Game Articles


 
 

Pub Dates
Game: Less Than 60 Miles
Publisher: Thin Red Line Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Marco Cimmino, Fabrizio Vianello

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 6/13/2019
Poster: Mark D.
FM 02-001 Operational Procedures - Examples for key rules and concepts

The manual provides detailed examples of several key rules and should be considered a mandatory read for freshly appointed COs. Ignore it at your own risk. An extra bonus provided by Thin Red Line Games...
Article ID: 7
Date: 5/26/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - Extended Designer Notes

Designer’s Notes have been already been published on the Internet, but in three separate chapters. Also, one of the chapters describing operational planning in detail has been removed from the printed version and replaced by a more generic strategy guide. Here’s the full, uncut, uncensored, color version of the document! Shared by designer Fabrizio Vianello.
Article ID: 6
Date: 5/9/2019
Poster: Mark D.
LT60M Command & Posture Notes

First of what will hopefully be a series of videos, produced by Kevin Sharp for his Big Board Gaming blog, taking us on a tour of "Less Than 60 Miles", a new release from Thin Red Line Games.
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/2/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - New Release from Thin Red Line Games!

Less Than 60 Miles has been released!

"At 0400 Zulu Time, July 24 1985, three Warsaw Pact Armies cross the Inner German Border and advance at full speed into the Fulda Gap. US V Corps, supported by West German 5 Panzer Division, start executing OPLAN 33001 – the CENTAG Defense Plan prepared and refined for decades – to accomplish the apparently impossible task of stopping 4000 Soviet Tanks before they reach the Rhine. Taking its roots from SPI’s 'Central Front' and 'NATO: Division Commander', Less Than 60 Miles is the first of an operational simulation series focused on Command, Control and Communications."
Article ID: 4
Date: 1/13/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - Designer's Notes, Part 3

This installment focuses on several decisions Commanders will have to take before and during an Operation, and on the factors influencing them. It will also give an idea of how the system works, without going down into excessive rules detail. Written by game designer Fabrizio Vianello and shared on the "Big Board Gaming" site...
Article ID: 3
Date: 12/9/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - Playtest session AAR - Part 2

The 2nd installment of an After Action Report for a “Less Than 60 Miles” internal play-test session. Shared by Fabrizio Vianello.
Article ID: 2
Date: 11/21/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - Playtest session AAR - Part 1

After Action Report for a “Less Than 60 Miles” internal play-test session. Fast narrative, lots of images. "Less Than 60 Miles" is currently in development.

Nobody does these AAR's better than Fabrizio Vianello. Check out his War Without KIA blog to see some of the amazing stuff he's done over the last few years.
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/21/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Less Than 60 Miles - Designer's Notes, Part 1

In development. The game covers the 1985 Warsaw Pact offensive in the V Corps / Fulda area and takes its roots from SPI's Central Front and NATO: Division Commander. Designer Fabrizio Vianello, fresh from his success with "1985: Under an Iron Sky", is designing and developing "Less than 60 Miles" for release by year's end.