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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.

Feeding the Bear: a Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli

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"Moscow might want to undermine security in the Baltic states or Poland, for instance, but could the Russian government successfully carry out a large-scale invasion of those countries?" Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin, in War on the Rocks, takes a look at some scenarios recently gaining more attention, and takes the perspective of further analysis: "While the Russian army definitely has the combat power to achieve these scenarios, does Russia have the logistics force structure to support these operations?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/3/2021

Jutland: The Latest Salvo. Book Review

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"When leadership demands results at any cost, you should not be surprised when that cost is unexpectedly high." Ray Garbee reviews Clash of Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland by Eric Dorn Brose, which covers World War I's British/German naval tensions and clash. Check out what Ray sees as "…an interesting assessment and one that gets to the heart of much of the lingering acrimony surrounding the battle and its aftermath."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2021

Fighting in 13.5mm

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"Having regard for the tooling costs of each sprue, that is a huge commitment to the product." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses developments in 13.5 mm miniatures, a topic near to his heart as a "space strapped" gamer. The purveyor of this relatively new scale, Warlord Games, has recently "…announced a new period in the ‘Epic’ scale ….. Napoleonics! due for initial release in January 2022."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/29/2021

Top 3 Wargame Suggestions for Christmas 2021 - Centurion's Review

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Top 3 wargame suggestions for Christmas 2021 – Part 1 – New Releases. Christmas time is fast approaching so we all look for presents inspirations. Today the Centurion's Review is looking at three 2021 releases which can be wholeheartedly recommend. Enjoy the article!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/28/2021

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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.

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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 (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)

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 Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Midway
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Larry Pinsky, Lindsley Schutz

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 408
Date: 11/27/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Battle for Midway (a.k.a. Midway Campaign) Download (1983 Strategy Game)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). Here’s a quick description and a DOS based download that can run under Windows. Home computer graphics and capabilities were primitive in 1983 but the game still has some appeal.
Article ID: 407
Date: 11/21/2021
Poster: Pat L.
TRS-80 Manual: Midway Campaign (1980)(Avalon Hill)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). Archive.org has posted the rules for the Radio Shack TRS-80 computer version of the game. Our thanks go to Archive.org and their Wayback machine for preserving this document.
Article ID: 406
Date: 11/21/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Midway Campaign DOS – 1983 (Midway computer version)

Avalon Hill published computer versions of many of its games including Midway (as Midway Campaign). ”HOTUD” gives a quick review of this game available for download here. Home computer graphics and capabilities were primitive in 1983 but the game still has some appeal. This web site offers versions written for DOS on the personal computer, the Apple II, and for two of the computers from Commodore, the VIC-20 and the Commodore 64. Coders may want to try their hand at enhancements as the programs were written in BASIC!
Article ID: 405
Date: 11/7/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Tabletop Simulator Module for Midway

Steam has added a module for Avalon Hill’s Midway for their Tabletop Simulator. The Tabletop Simulator allows you to make your own online board games or play the thousands of community created modules with players in the Steam community.
Article ID: 404
Date: 10/16/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Midway Campaign by Avalon Hill (Commodore 64 version)

The Commodore 64 was an 8 bit microcomputer popular in the early 1980’s. The computer could generate 16 colors, limited graphics, and somewhat sophisticated sounds and music. Avalon Hill published several games for the Commodore 64 including Midway Campaign based on their Midway board war game. The game was nominated for the Charles Roberts Award for Best Computer Game of 1980. This link allows you to see an emulated Commodore 64 screen and play the game. Our thanks go to Archive.org for preserving this early computer game.
Article ID: 403
Date: 10/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Midway (free game kit supplement – zip file)

The Deer Valley Game Company creates “Game Kits” that are supplements to popular war games including Midway from Avalon Hill. Each kit might contain updated maps, counters, player aids, and rules to add variety and new challenges to these classic war games. The kits are free. Scroll down to the World War II section to download the Midway zip file. While there you can also see 2 more Game Kits: one based on variants published in Avalon Hill’s house magazine, The General, and a simpler Kit that lightly tweaks the original Midway game.
Article ID: 402
Date: 10/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Midway (Game information)

The Wargame Academy maintains a comprehensive directory of information for older war games. This is their entry for Avalon Hill’s Midway.
Article ID: 401
Date: 9/8/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Midway by Messenger

"How was I going to go about the project of taking Midway and destroying the American carriers?" Prufrock recounts a replay of Avalon Hill's Midway with an old friend. The game has some twists, though "…fortunately for me a bit of skullduggery threw Pat off the scent…". But does that clinch it? "It could have gone either way, and the game was tense throughout."
Article ID: 392
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 393
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Zip file)

Article ID: 394
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
extra counters for 'General' variant (Zip file)

Article ID: 395
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
new USN operations cards (PDF files)

Article ID: 396
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
new IJN operations cards (PDF files)

Article ID: 397
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 398
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 399
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 400
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.