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.

Games vs. History: The First Battle of Bull Run in War Games

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"…the battle resembled more of an armed brawl than an organized conflict." Jack Trumbull offers some thoughts about the first battle of Bull Run, and several digital wargame treatments of it.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/28/2018

Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018

Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018

Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018

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Grognard News

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Grognard Originals

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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 ( 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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises ( 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). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Pacific War
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 63
Date: 9/9/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War Scenario 1 Pearl Harbor Instructional Replay

"Pacific War" - Scenario 1 - Pearl Harbor: A detailed play through of the first scenario to help learn one of the most innovative games on the Pacific War in WW II.
Article ID: 61
Date: 6/10/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War to be Republished!

Mark Herman’s Pacific War (Victory Games) is being republished with Mark’s participation. The new map and counter graphics are off the charts. Mark is adding new rules for submarines and HQ’s. It will be printed by a French company and hopefully will be available by late 2018 or early 2019. More info to come soon...
Article ID: 60
Date: 4/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War: Battle Cycle Pictorial

A few nice pics of a "Pacific War" battle about to start. But we're left hanging! What are the steps in the Battle Cycle? How did the battle turn out? Thanks to Kevin Sharp, of the Big Board Gaming blog, for paying some attention to this classic game, and we look forward to his promised "full report"...
Article ID: 59
Date: 9/15/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay

Interesting replay of "The Battle of the Coral Sea" scenario shared by Brad Smith. This is the second "Pacific War" article I''ve seen in the last 7 days... I''m in wargamer heaven...
Article ID: 58
Date: 9/8/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Wake Island Scenario Replay

It''s about time somebody broke out this game and reported on it! Kevin Sharp, writing for his Big Board Gaming blog, makes a tentative attempt (it is a pretty complicated game) at the Wake Island scenario. Lots of pictures, good info, a few questions...
Article ID: 55
Date: 3/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
How do you eat an elephant? Pacific War Review

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Brief review shared by David G. Cox on BGG.
Article ID: 57
Date: 3/1/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Fan Website

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the information available at this link is still available.
Article ID: 52
Date: 8/1/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Paul Breslin: Replay

Concise replays of a few short scenarios of Pacific War, submitted by Paul A. Breslin.
Article ID: 45
Date: 1/6/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Rules Variants (Word)

Map corrections, Sequence of Play variants, and tons of other variants shared by Steen Kastoft Hansen and Christian Strachan.
Article ID: 49
Date: 12/8/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Rules Summary (Word - Zipped)

Extremely useful summary document that will save countless hours flipping through the rule book. Share by Steen Kastoft Hansen.
Article ID: 43
Date: 10/30/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Variant Rules

Extensive set of variant rules, shared by Markus Stumptner.
Article ID: 39
Date: 6/9/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

List of magazine articles that cover Pacific War.
Article ID: 47
Date: 6/15/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Pacific War Replay

This is a replay of one of the solo games of the Pacific War Campaign Scenario #1 that MarkusStumptner played last year to check whether our house rules made sense before we first used them in a Strategic Scenario.
Article ID: 42
Date: 6/15/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Consolidated Q&A (PDF)

Consolidate Q&A in PDF format. Includes Victory Games Errata from April 1986 along with answers by designer Mark Herman.
Article ID: 41
Date: 6/15/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Consolidated Q&A (txt)

Consolidated Q&A text file, compiled by Markus Stumptner.
Article ID: 48
Date: 6/5/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Replay - Naval Battle of Guadalcanal Replay

As the Allies, Markus Stumptner planned to use what he had learned in the Coral Sea scenario and halt the expected Japanese advance toward G'canal an odd number of hexes away. Then he would advance his carriers to within airstrike range, sink the Japanese troop transport before troops could land, and continue to launch devastating airstrikes vs. enemy capital ships as he withdrew... Didn't quite work out that way...
Article ID: 35
Date: 8/31/1994
Poster: Mark D.
The Pacific War Revisited: Alternate Start Up Scenario

Alternate start up scenario submitted by Cassady Craft.
Article ID: 36
Date: 4/20/1993
Poster: Mark D.
Rules Index

Rules Index submitted by Gregg Belevick.
Article ID: 40
Date: 5/1/1987
Poster: Mark D.
More Errata

Errata compilation from Victory Games replies to questions from Wendell Martin in April/May 1987.
Article ID: 44
Date: 6/15/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Webpage for playing aide (database file, MS Access)

Article ID: 53
Date: 5/15/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Rule book index (PDF)

Scan of index from rulebook.
Article ID: 56
Date: 5/15/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Official Errata

Official errata from May of 1986, published by Victory Games.
Article ID: 37
Date: 4/1/1986
Poster: Mark D.

Errata submitted by Markus Stumptner
Article ID: 51
Date: 4/1/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Official Errata - April 1986 (PDF)

Official Pacific War Errata from Victory Games in April 1986.
Article ID: 38
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Designer Q&A

Q&A correspondence between Russ Dumke (who submitted this article) and game designer Mark Herman.
Article ID: 46
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
rules index

Article ID: 50
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant with improved OB (Word file, 261K)

Article ID: 54
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Fan Website

Fan website for Pacific War.