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.

Invicta: How Did Wargaming Shape the War in the Pacific?

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Rex Brynen, in the PAXsims blog, picks up on some interesting videos concerning the impact of wargaming on "…battles like Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Island Hopping campaign…". They include some first-class material, featuring folks like U.S. Naval War College Museum Curator Rob Doane and wargame designer Pete Pellegrino!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/4/2019

Interview with Mark Herman (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald checks in with legendary game designer, Mark Herman, for a discussion of Mark's latest efforts "Gettysburg", "Waterloo 1815", "Fall of Saigon" and "Versailles 1919", among other topics.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019

Interview with Gene Billingsley (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald interviews publisher/designer Gene Billingsley, of GMT Fame, for a discussion that includes information about "Mr President", the new GMT Facebook group, and the hobby space overall...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019

Interview with Designer Volko Ruhnke (Video)

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Moe Fitzgerald interviews game designer Volko Ruhnke at the San Diehgo Historical Games Convention. They talk about his latest designs "The Hunt for Blackbeard" and "Nevsky". He also gives some insight into the future of gaming and the fusion of euros and wargames.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/30/2019

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...

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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


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Game: Men of War
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Series: Men of War Series
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/17/2019
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Series Alternatives and Similar Games

The AlikeFinder blog is dedicated to helping you find alternatives to things you already like (or hate). Here they provide a list of games similar to the Men of War Real Time Strategy game Series from 1C Entertainment.
Article ID: 1
Date: 5/19/2019
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Review

In his “8 Out of Eight PC Game Reviews” blog, James Allen gives a 7 out of 8 review to this real time simulation (RTS) that covers tactical World War II scenarios. Allen notes that the game is excellent for multi-player situations and is “an excellent game for those players looking for realistic tactical online gaming.”
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/21/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Review

Steve Butts on the IGN game site gives Men of War an overall rating of 8 but with several caveats. The game is “not for everyone. It's not even for every fan of real-time strategy.” And “The high level of challenge and the more realistic handling of combat goes against many of the current conventions of the real-time strategy genre.” But he concludes that “…there is a segment of the gaming public out there who is looking for exactly this kind of experience (well, maybe without the awful path finding) and for them, Men of War will be a revelation. It's like watching all your favorite war movies play out in front of your eyes. Is it tedious and hard as hell? You bet it is, but it offers a view of combat that's every bit as thrilling as the more accessible strategy games that dominate the sales charts.”
Article ID: 4
Date: 5/21/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War game page

The Mod DB web site is a gamers’ place that publishes a large assortment of information for game enthusiasts. You will find articles, tutorials, reviews, files, mods, add-ons and images, many supplied by game players. This link provides 609 succinct game reviews for Men of War.
Article ID: 3
Date: 5/20/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War Review

Daniel Shannon provides a detailed review of Men of War for the “GAMESPOT” blog. While calling the game complex and difficult, Shannon praises the game’s “well-crafted details that should make it especially appealing to history buffs”. Shannon concludes his review stating that the “steep learning curve alone will be enough to keep some players from enjoying everything that Men of War has to offer, but the reward for perseverance is a WWII campaign experience like no other game on the market.”
Article ID: 2
Date: 5/19/2018
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War

The Metacritic web site compiles reviews from critics and users and presents an overall rating for each group. Reviews can be brief or comprehensive. Men of War received a Metascore of 80 on a 100 point scale from 22 critics while 149 users rated the game at 8.0 on a scale of 10.