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.

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

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 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.

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!

More Grognard Originals...

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: 1914: Twilight in the East
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Michael Resch

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 424
Date: 7/31/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Tweezer Tuesday@ 1914 Twilight in the East LublinScenarion Livestream playthrough 2

The Blue Tweezers continues their Tuesday night replays, this time utilizing 1914: Twilight in the East, the Lublin scenario published by GMT Games. Join Alan and Jordan to see how the Battle of Krasnik develops.
Article ID: 423
Date: 5/14/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Joel Toppen: Video Preview (Inside the Box)

Joel Toppen takes us on a tour of the contents of GMT's '1914, Twilight in the East'. Includes interesting commentary on the game, comparisons to another GMT WWI game, and provides a good sense of the scale and scope of this monster game. And draws an analogy between one of the game components and 'a family reunion at a Motel 6' (good luck trying to figure that one out without watching the video... it's like another Grognard Challenge).
Article ID: 422
Date: 2/19/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Replay of The Battle of Ivangorod

Nice replay of this small scenario, shared by Stephen Brasseur at Yockbo's Boardgame Blog...
Article ID: 420
Date: 8/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
Old dog, new tricks - the hex and counter genre re-invigorated

Excellent review and opinion piece about GMT's "1914: Twilight in the East". Written by Malcolm Cameron for BGG.
Article ID: 421
Date: 8/15/2009
Poster: Mark D.
A Negative Review of 1914: Twilight in the East

Outstanding review and opinion piece from Chris Montgomery for BGG.
Article ID: 419
Date: 6/4/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Review from CSW Expo 2008

"just got back from Monster '08 and I played the Austrian 2nd & 3rd Armies in 1914: Twilight in the East with my teammate Hans v. Stockhausen, who played the 1st & 4th Armies..." Brief review by David Ells.
Article ID: 418
Date: 4/15/2008
Poster: Mark D.
April 2008 Play Book (PDF)

Official Play Book as of April 2008.
Article ID: 417
Date: 4/15/2008
Poster: Mark D.
April 2008 Setup Tables (PDF)

Official Setup tables as of April 2008.
Article ID: 416
Date: 4/15/2008
Poster: Mark D.
April 2008 Rule Book (PDF)

Living Rules as of April 2008.
Article ID: 415
Date: 3/23/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Capsule Review of 1914: Twilight in the East

Capsule review by Chris Milne for BGG.
Article ID: 414
Date: 6/13/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Replay of "Battles of Lodz and Krakau" Scenario

Replay of "Battles of Lodz and Krakau" at ConSimWorld Expo in Arizona in June of 2007.