Opponents Wanted

Find Gaming Opponents!

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration. Grognard.com Opponents Wanted



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.

Campaigning and fast play WWII tactical rules.

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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022


Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022


Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022


Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2022 Edition

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The Players Aid gives their opinion of some of the American Revolutionary wargames they have played in 2022. "n this post, I wanted to share with you some of our gaming experience with these wargames focused on the American Revolutionary War. We haven’t played all of the games on the subject, not even close, but we have played enough that we have a good cross section of the different takes on the situation and types of games to give you some insight into what we liked."

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/9/2022


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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.



Grognard News

Grognard Opponents Wanted (10/15/2021)

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration.

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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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)

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: Men of War: Assault Squad
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Series: Men of War Series
Game Type: Computer
Designer(s): uncredited

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 9
Date: 7/10/2022
Poster: Pat L.
Wot I Think - Men Of War: Assault Squad

Jim Rossignol reviews this computer game based on the original real time strategy game, Men of War. Assault squad adds skirmish level play for one or multiple players. The review includes a pretty detailed account of the game’s features. Rossignol is especially impressed with the multi-player aspect calling the game “one of the greatest and grandest co-op games available”. The game series is available from 1C Entertainment and Steam.
Article ID: 8
Date: 11/6/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Interview: Men Of War: Assault Squad

Jim Rossignol in his “Rock Paper Shotgun” blog interviews DigitalMindSoft's CEO Chris Kramer to discuss this Real Time Strategy (RTS) game, Men of War: Assault Squad. Topics include: the use of hero units; the rise of multi-player RTS games; and player-created modules. Our thanks go to Archive.org for preserving this web page.
Article ID: 2
Date: 3/16/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War: Assault Squad Review

With a rating of 9 out of 10, the reviewers at Brash Games declare this game to be “not for the faint of heart... This game will tax you to the hilt, chew you up and spit you out if you’re not careful”.
Article ID: 5
Date: 3/15/2011
Poster: Pat L.
A strategy game that requires strategy? Get out!

The Game Debate blog presents a positive review from RoRulon for Men of War: Assault Squad from 1C Entertainment. Describing the game as “fast and hectic...”, RoRulon emphasizes “the need to think on your toes and plan your troop movements on the fly” and concludes that the game is “also bloody hard” rating the game with an 8 out of 10.
Article ID: 7
Date: 3/8/2011
Poster: Pat L.
War Never Changes...

The reviewers on the Hooked Gamers blog rate games based on how much fun they had playing the game. Andrew Hallam rates Men of War: Assault Squad an 8 out of 10 which is “Recommended” but not necessarily worth purchasing. Although the review is mostly positive, Hallam sees little replay value in the skirmishes and dislikes the voices used in the soundtrack. Hallam has more fun with the multi-player aspects of the game.
Article ID: 3
Date: 3/7/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Review: Men of War: Assault Squad

Contributor Andreas R reviews Men of War: Assault Squad on the OnPause blog. While the game is primarily for multi-player mode, Andreas finds the solitaire mode to be “incredibly exciting” for him. He rates the game 9 out of 10.
Article ID: 1
Date: 3/5/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War: Assault Squad Review

In his 8 Out of Eight PC Game Reviews blog, James Allen reviews this Real Time Strategy (RTS) expansion game for Men of War from 1C Entertainment. “This multiplayer standalone expansion delivers notable content thanks to spirited cooperative missions and more complete competitive online games: 8/8”.
Article ID: 6
Date: 3/1/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War: Assault Squad Review

The Koalition is an exclusive club of video game journalists, personalities, and enthusiasts including Anthony Frasier who here reviews Men of War: Assault Squad from 1C Entertainment. While Frasier enjoys the strong game play he calls the game’s AI relentless making many of the missions difficult.
Article ID: 4
Date: 2/25/2011
Poster: Pat L.
Men of War: Assault Squad

Jesse Dolman aka Degtyarev reviews Men of War: Assault Squad on the NOOBFEED blog rating the game at 86 out of 100. “When it comes to deep and intense gameplay, ... there are few games that deliver more than Men of War: Assault Squad. The combat is deliciously satisfying, there's enough content to play for hours at a time and the dynamic nature of the gameplay, as well as the variety of options, make for an RTS title that you can just keep coming back to.”