Opponents Wanted

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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.

Campaigning and fast play WWII tactical rules.

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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022


Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022


Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022


Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2022 Edition

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The Players Aid gives their opinion of some of the American Revolutionary wargames they have played in 2022. "n this post, I wanted to share with you some of our gaming experience with these wargames focused on the American Revolutionary War. We haven’t played all of the games on the subject, not even close, but we have played enough that we have a good cross section of the different takes on the situation and types of games to give you some insight into what we liked."

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/9/2022


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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.



Grognard News

Grognard Opponents Wanted (10/15/2021)

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration.

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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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)

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Latest Challenge

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Pub Dates
Game: PanzerLeader
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Dave Clark, Randall C. Reed, Nick Smith

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 257
Date: 12/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
War and Pieces with Rob Oren - October 17, 2018 (video)

If the wargaming hobby is to survive it will need a new generation of players. Rob Oren recommends finding older, easier war games, like Afrika Korps and Panzer Leader, and using them to introduce new players to the hobby.
Article ID: 256
Date: 1/8/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Improved Panzer Leader

This is a variant rule set rule set for Panzer Leader from Avalon Hill. The variant has been developed in Italy and played regularly in Modena, Roma, Torino in friend's group and gaming club. The variant is based on the Arab Israeli War game from Avalon Hill a variant of the original Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader series itself. A large number of scenarios have been developed for this variant: Italy 1943-1945, desert 1943, North Europe 1944-1945, Eastern front, Indo-Pakistani wars. More are under development. Next addition will be Arnhem campaign, still under development.
Article ID: 255
Date: 8/12/2020
Poster: Mark D.
The Evolution of a Great Game

Marco, writing for the "A Wargame Page" web site, comments on the evolution of a great game; from Panzer Blitz to Panzer Leader...
Article ID: 254
Date: 12/24/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Blitz/Panzer Leader Rules Consolidation

Set of rules consolidating the PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader rules into one rule set, but keeping, as much as possible, the original feel of the games. Incorporates Optional Rules by Byron Henderson, and some new rules by Fred Schwarz. Developed by Byron Henderson and Keith Plymale. Consolidated and shared by Fred Schwarz.
Article ID: 241
Date: 6/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Maps, Counters, Variants, Scenarios

Game, Articles, Variants and Spare Parts for sale (thanks again to Patrick Storto for providing the updated link!)
Article ID: 247
Date: 6/15/1990
Poster: Mark D.
Aachen scenario (PDF)

PDF with setup for Aachen scenario.
Article ID: 231
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
double blind scenario

Article ID: 232
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 233
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant using rules from Arab-Israeli Wars

Article ID: 234
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 235
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (45K Zip file)

Article ID: 236
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of PBEM opponents

Article ID: 237
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 238
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (Word file)

Article ID: 239
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario list (Word file)

Article ID: 240
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario analysis (zipped Word files)

Article ID: 242
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Panzer Leader '70 variant

Article ID: 243
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 244
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
new geomorphic map boards

Article ID: 245
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
rules differences with PanzerLeader (Word file)

Article ID: 246
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 248
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article review

Article ID: 249
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 250
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 251
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (PDF file)

Article ID: 252
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Situation 13

Article ID: 253
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
The Fortified Goose Egg errata