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

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"...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

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"...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

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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

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"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


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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.

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"...

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Game: Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Levy & Campaign Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Volko Ruhnke

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 5/9/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Video Review: Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT Games

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 is a board wargame about the storied clash between Latin Teutonic and Orthodox Russian powers along the Baltic frontier of the mid-13th-Century. It is the first volume in GMT Games’ Levy & Campaign Series portraying military operations in a variety of pre-industrial conflicts. The Players Aid gives us their take on the game.
Article ID: 7
Date: 5/7/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT Games – Action Point 3

The Players Aid brings us yet another one of their action points with part three of their series on Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT games. This time they are examining the Arts of War cards that contain both Events and Capabilities and bring some very important special abilities to your forces.
Article ID: 6
Date: 4/24/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT Games – Action Point 2

Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT Games is a wargame about the age old struggle between Latin Teutonic and Orthodox Russian powers along the Baltic frontier of the mid-thirteenth century. The game is the first entry in a new series called the Levy & Campaign Series which focuses on pre-industrial age conflicts and, as you can see from the name of the series, requires players to focus on some of the logistics aspects of warfare including providing for the payment and feeding of your vassals and their troops as well as planning out the length of service of your hirelings. In this Action Point, The Players Aid takes a look at the Command Deck and how this simple mechanic sets the tone for the game.
Article ID: 5
Date: 4/15/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 from GMT Games – Action Point 1

Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242, published by GMT, is a wargame about the age old struggle between Latin Teutonic and Orthodox Russian powers along the Baltic frontier of the mid-thirteenth century. The game is the first entry in designer Volko Ruhnke's new series called the Levy & Campaign Series which focuses on pre-industrial age conflicts. The Players Aid provides their first Action Point which covers the Service Calendar and Levy Phase, the Command Deck (and how this simple mechanic sets the tone for the game), the Arts of War cards( that contain both Events and Capabilities that bring some very important special abilities to your forces) and finally the Campaign Phase, taking a look at various units, Battle, Siege and Storm.
Article ID: 4
Date: 3/28/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Initial Review: Nevsky from GMT Games - The Players' Aid

The Players Aid reports their first impressions of Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 designed by Volko Ruhnke and published by GMT Games. This is not a COIN series game but a whole new system design from Volke.
Article ID: 3
Date: 2/20/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242 Review

Designer Volko Ruhnke steps away, for the moment, from his COIN system and brings us another interesting simulation, this time of warfare in the Middle Ages in GMT Games' Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242. Here is an insightful review of the game and design by Bruce Geryk at Quarter to Three.
Article ID: 2
Date: 1/4/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Nevsky - Unboxing video from Moe's Game Table

An unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table.
Article ID: 1
Date: 6/25/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Nevsky: Crusade on Novgorod Replay – Part 3

"Storming the Fort should be a tidy affair…." Designer Volko Ruhnke walks us through how to storm a fortification in his GMT Games' Nevsky, Teutons and Rus in Collision, 1240-1242. Then again: "Hermann’s expected tidy capture of Izborsk has cost him his best warriors!"