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.

“We wargamed the last days of Brexit. Here’s what we found out”

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"Softer members of the Tory Brexit Delivery Group then split away from the party leadership...". In a link provided courtesy of PAXsims, Luke Cooper discusses an interesting attempt to wargame out Brexit. Will it predict the outcome? Who knows, but "…the game offers an insight into the interests that will shape this and the core contradiction underpinning the process…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/21/2019

Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers

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The "Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers" as compiled by Captain Dave for the Centurion's Review blog. Editor's note: A pretty sensible list, if you ask me...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/19/2019

Snodgrass Hill, 1863

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"Snodgrass Hill was where my great-great grandfather, John Fletcher Hill, fought in a near-suicidal rear-guard action against the onslaught by a victorious Confederate army." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, offers another splendid battle review, this time with a personal connection. And plenty of insights: "It would not be the first time that a commander in the field dismissed intelligence (said the former intel officer)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/12/2019

Slitherine has contracted to work with the UK's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory

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Wargames "…tend to be easier to use than analytical software produced by the laboratory itself." Ian Boudreau picks up on an interesting turn for a well-known computer wargame firm. And passes on a fascinating job posting!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2019

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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.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for 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 ( 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...

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

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars
Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Great Politicians Series
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 14
Date: 1/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Pericles: Reviewd by The Boardgames Chronicle

Another review, shared by Michal Kowalczuk at "The Boardgames Chronicle", of a more recent Mark Herman effort, "Pericles" which depicts the epic ancient clash between Athens and Sparta...
Article ID: 13
Date: 9/8/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Pericles: Game Review Video

Full set of videos produced by Enrico Viglino. Intro, review and replay.
Article ID: 12
Date: 9/5/2018
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Teaching Pericles

A brief replay to learn some of the game mechanics in some of the shorter scenarios
Article ID: 11
Date: 8/21/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
JUST ASK PHORMIO (or “how to teach Pericles”)

"...use the Phormio AI system to advise you as if Alcibiades was sitting by your shoulder." Designer Mark Herman provides a helpful method to get players up to speed with his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Use "Phase 1: War with Words" and "Phase 2: War with Spears" to help you more quickly enjoy "…a mechanically simple game with complex strategy…"
Article ID: 8
Date: 7/16/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Pericles - A Boardgaming Life Review

" 'We will leave this war to our children' , King Archidamus’ prophetic retort to the Spartan assembly at the opening of the 2nd Peloponnesian war sounded the alarm that the conflict would be generational. His compatriots did not agree and thought an easy victory would be had, yet the war lasted 27 years, cost thousands of lives and fundamentally changed the Greek civilization." Harvey Mossman, writing for The Boardgaming Life site, has created a thoughtful and well illustrated review of the game, covering all the key elements and processes. Highly recommended reading...
Article ID: 10
Date: 5/22/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Unleashing Hell: Redeployment Rules in Pericles

"… you can do that?" Designer Mark Herman addresses questions raised by players of his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Redeployment rules have created some consternation, but Mark shows how those rules fit into the big picture of a proper simulation: "…the redeployment rules are by intent very flexible..."
Article ID: 9
Date: 5/2/2017
Poster: Yannick Stoneage
First Thoughts on this hefty game by GMT

On of my most wanted games this year. They compare the game with Churchill because of the debate part of the board. But at the end it is more a wargame. Can't wait to get my teeth on this game.
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/17/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Pericles: Strategy in the Archidamian War

"Since this is all preplanned and secret, some really cool situations arise." Designer Mark Herman offers strategy tidbits in his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Of course, while most strategy is dependent upon game mechanics, there are always event cards to keep things from being cut and dried. As Mark says of "Will of Assembly" cards: "In Pericles, the respective assemblies do not supply free lunches."
Article ID: 6
Date: 6/22/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Delian League Diaries #6

"Phormio will hold your hand and walk you through its logic..." Mark Herman lays out a fascinating play of his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars using decision flowchart 'Bots he has developed as a new and/or solitaire player aid. Lots of twists and turnings-of-the-table ensue, leading Mark to conclude "You can’t make stuff like this up..."
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/26/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Delian League Diaries #5

Ah, the exquisite frustrations of asymmetric warfare! Mark Herman offers a strategy guide for his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. See why " testers with little to no knowledge of this period organically repeated the exact mistake made by Athens in the real war..."!
Article ID: 4
Date: 5/5/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Delian League Diaries #4

What grief will Alcibiades cause next...? Mark Herman is back with more playtest "historical back and forth", which is what he seeks to achieve with his GMT Games Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars. Or, as his playtesters put it, “insanely fun”.
Article ID: 3
Date: 5/2/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Delian League Diaries #3

This is not "RAM"! Mark Herman returns with a fascinating progress report on his GMT Games Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars, with insights on his innovative player country leadership system, as well as its results in a playtest!
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/16/2016
Poster: Pres Gabrillo
Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars

Dave Neumann follows up on designer Mark Herman's latest, Pericles.
Article ID: 1
Date: 2/9/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Delian League Diaries #1

"Aristophanes (the playwright) in a wargame?" Designer Mark Herman begins a discussion of his GMT Games' Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars project, which casts each player as either Athenian or Spartan, with both political and military objectives. Can you resolve the Peloponnesian War with victory over the other city state, and as ruler of your own?