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.

Pocket battle Games, so far....

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Looking for small games "...complicated enough not to be able to figure out the ultimate 'win all the time' game plan strategy within a few plays..."? Angry Bunny offers some thoughts on the pocket battle games offered by LPS and High Flying Dice Games over the years. Small perhaps, yet, in the view of designer Paul Rohrbaugh, "…it is harder to design these pocket games to be as true to history and fun, than it is to design a larger game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/11/2019


Finnish Civil War Ludography

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Freelance writer and game designer Brian Train provides a cursory list of games devoted to the Finnish Civil War of 1918. Train designed the game Finnish Civil War in 2009, later published in Paper Wars magazine in 2017.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 11/11/2019


Early look at COIN game based on Northern Ireland troubles

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Guest Blog Post: The Troubles Part 1 – An Early Look at a COIN Series Inspired Multi-Faction Treatment of the Northern Ireland Conflict by Hugh O’Donnell. Shared by The Players' Aid site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/10/2019


Bits and pieces, and a wargame.

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"It was a fine contest with plenty of blood and thunder, and even a crossroads." Prufrock returns, after a hiatus in posting, with some splendid pictures of an ACW miniatures engagement! "The fighting on the Union right was grim right from the beginning."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/4/2019


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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.

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"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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: ONUS! Rome vs Carthage
Publisher: Draco Ideas
Game Type: Card

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 3
Date: 10/25/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Onus – another encounter with 2nd Punic War

"Last but not least – epic charge by Hannibal ..."! Michal, in the Boardgames Chronicle blog, continues with another replay of Draco Ideas' ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage. Michal enjoys the game, with an unhistorical outcome to boot, all produced by a system with a "…combined concept of orders and events cards, that makes each game different and each combat unpredictable."
Article ID: 2
Date: 8/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Onus – 2nd Punic War in New System

I often try new wargames and this time I had chance to try ONUS! by Draco Ideas - a small game set in Second Punic War time; it allows you for play similar to miniature games but using cards for units at much more affordable price. How does it work? Couple of thoughts and session report from Trebbia (218 BC) battle follows. Have a nice read! Written by the Boardgames Chronicle.
Article ID: 1
Date: 6/6/2017
Poster: Mark D.
A Boardgaming Life Review by Michael Stultz

Michael Stultz, writing for "The Boardgaming Life" site, pens a truly outstanding review of this strategy title from Spanish game publisher Draco Ideas. He tells you *everything* you need and want to know to decide if this game is for you...