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.

1471 - Stand firm, save the Treasury!

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"Lord Darcy is hoping that his archers will do most of the work this day...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, gets to the action with his latest Dungborough encounter. Whose hands will the collected tax prize fall into, the Lancastrians or the Yorkists? As Norm puts it, "The situation is tightly balanced, with several points of crisis and no certainty of which way it will go - I like that about this system."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/25/2020


Strategy Talk - Dunnigan Deals With Monsters And Politics

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Strategy Talk speaks to Jim Dunnigan about reader feedback in Strategy and Tactics. The discussion moves on to the monster games of SPI. We round things off with a discussion of several of Jim’s early political games including ‘Up against the Wall Mother F!#&@%’ and ‘Chicago, Chicago’.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/22/2020


Preparing for war! Dungborough 1471

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"...indecent haste suggests that the Yorkists are quite close." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, sets the stage for an upcoming engagement in his fictitious Dungborough battle site! Enjoy all the photos of Norm's excellent miniatures work, and get ready to hang on to your seat, as the defenders "...will fight to the last, rather than see their hard earned taxes stolen by the rebels."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/18/2020


Recent Board Games Submitted to the National Library of Finland

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The National Library of Finland has been cataloguing and maintaining a repository of Finnish games including Finnish War Games. Click these additional links to see: Maps of War Games at the National Library posted by Kari Hintsala(wait for the page to fully load to so you can translate it to English); and a short conversation posted by Board Game Barrage.com.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 11/1/2020


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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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

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!

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Game: Memoir'44
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Richard Borg

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 359
Date: 11/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Battle of Guadalcanal – playing using Memoir’44 breakthrough format

"The idea was to play a breakthrough format Guadalcanal 1942 scenarios, featuring Bloody Ridge, Lunga Point and Matanikau clashes. They can be combined into a multi-map game giving a really great and grandiose experience." states The Boardgames Chronicle in their opening report on a replay of Memoir' 44 Pacific Theater expansion published by Days of Wonder.
Article ID: 358
Date: 3/21/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 2

The Boardgames Chronicle takes a look at some scenarios from the Winter Wars Campaign from the popular game Memoir '44 published by Days of Wonder.
Article ID: 357
Date: 1/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars in Breakthrough format!

Boardgames Chronicle gives us a quick replay of Memoir’44 Winter Wars Expansion published by Days of Wonder
Article ID: 356
Date: 10/20/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Continuing with large format!

Recently I had the opportunity to play Memoir’44 expansion – D-Days Landings twice. First, we focused on the British sector of that titanic struggle – Juno and Gold beaches. Them commemorating 75th D-Day anniversary, we played Utah and Airborne sectors. Now it was time for bloody Omaha and Utah – historically, most eventful sectors...
Article ID: 355
Date: 9/29/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir’44 – Winter Wars Campaign – Part 1

"Today I would like to focus on my campaign with one of my favorite add-ons – Winter Wars expansion. This is the ten scenarios, all focused on crucial 2 weeks of Christmas 1944 in the Ardennes – place of great German counter-offensive..." Shared by The Boardgames Chronicle blog.
Article ID: 354
Date: 6/9/2019
Poster: Mark D.
D-Day Landing Expansion - 75th D-Day anniversary replay!

"What better way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day than to set up "Memoir'44: D-Day landing expansion" and plunge into the largest seaborne operation in history. Read the session report from our most epic and even struggle - on Utah beaches and with Airborne landings!" Shared by The Board Games Chronicle...
Article ID: 353
Date: 2/27/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir'44 Scenario: D-Day Landings (Juno + Sword)

Memoir '44 Replay - shared by Boardgames Chronicle. Our third game in large format of Memoir '44 in D-Day Landings version (previously we played Utah+Omaha as well as Utah Beach + American Airborne). That was "hell" of the game and really intense firefight!
Article ID: 352
Date: 4/20/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Memoir '44 - Shut Up & Sit Down Review

Hugely entertaining and informative review by the good folk at Shut Up & Sit Down web site.
Article ID: 313
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 314
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
reviews

Article ID: 315
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 316
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario replays

Article ID: 317
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 318
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 319
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 320
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Expansion set

Article ID: 321
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variants (Word fle)

Article ID: 322
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 323
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 324
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 325
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 326
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 327
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 328
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Avalom Hilly game module (9Mb)

Article ID: 329
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 330
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Air Pack

Article ID: 331
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for replays

Article ID: 332
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 333
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Pacific Theater expansion

Article ID: 334
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 335
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
unofficial FAQ v12 (PDF file)

Article ID: 336
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Mediterranean Theater expansion

Article ID: 337
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Hedgerow Hell expansion

Article ID: 338
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Operation Overlord expansion

Article ID: 339
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Mediterranean Theater expansion

Article ID: 340
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Hedgerow Hell expansion

Article ID: 341
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Overlord rules

Article ID: 342
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 343
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 344
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Campaign Book 1

Article ID: 345
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Tigers in the Snow expansion

Article ID: 346
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Tigers in the Snow expansion

Article ID: 347
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review

Article ID: 348
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Sword of Stalingrad expansion

Article ID: 349
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Eastern Front expansion

Article ID: 350
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 351
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Winter Wars expansion