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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.

Homo Ludens - Wargame Book Club #1 - Simulating War - Philip Sabin

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Fred Serval tries a different format for his Homo Ludens web site. In this first episode of the Wargame Bookclub, we will discuss Philip Sabin's Book: Simulating War. An exquisite panel: Natalia Wojtowicz (Wargaming Experiences - @Wojtowicz_N), Riccardo Masini (Le guerre di carta 2.0 - @RMasini_WLOG), David Thompson (Undaunted Normandy - @djackthompson), Cory Graham (Vijayanagara - @Chaosgoat)

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/4/2021

Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Napoleonic Prussian Fusiliers

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Perry Miniatures: New 1806 Prussian Fusiliers - We have four codes of Fusiliers available now; there will be a pack of Fusilier Schützen which is next in line with the first of the cavalry.Prussian Army of 1806. Highlighted on the "Wargame News and Terrain" site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/31/2021

Bosworth 1485, Percy attacks!

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"...by sword, by bill, with righteous conviction and by virtue true we shall suffer our enemy to kneel before their King this day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, indulges in a bit of battle of Bosworth "what if" for a miniatures engagement. Lots of photos of Norm's excellent miniatures in a tight fight where "Both sides are starting to feel the losses, the Stanleys are close to having to take their first break test, while Percy’s men are clearly tiring…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2021

Slingshot 336

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"...the idiosyncracies of Slingshot are the idiosyncracies of the membership...". Prufrock explains his satisfaction that Slingshot, the journal of the Society of Ancients, just keeps on chugging. Despite the onslaught of a number of recent trends, "…Slingshot still holds true to its original amateur, collective ideals. Now into its 336th edition, long may that continue!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/26/2021

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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.

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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.

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)

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!

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Risk
Publisher: Parker Brothers
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Albert Lamorisse, Michael I. Levin

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 539
Date: 5/9/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Risk FAQ

Have questions about the rules for Risk? Dr. Owen Lyne has accumulated a comprehensive set of rules and the interpretation of rules for the original game, some of the revisions, and quite a few non-standard variants! Also included are house rules used by some players. There are interesting differences between the US player and UK player standard rules especially the use of cards to gain additional armies. Something to consider adding for your next game?
Article ID: 538
Date: 4/11/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Risk: The Evolution of a Game

Dave Shapiro shares his remembrances as a wargamer with a fondness for the game of Risk. Dave takes us from all-weekend Risk marathons to the early days of GenCon in the early 1970’s. The post includes Dave’s take on some of the revisions published over the years including Castle Risk, Risk: Edition Napoleon, Risk 2210 A. D., and Risk: Lord of the Rings. He concludes with his views on the gaming hobby, and the importance of Risk as “…one of the foundations of modern gaming”.
Article ID: 537
Date: 4/11/2021
Poster: Pat L.

Here is a Risk WIKI presented by fandom.com. The site includes an overview, rules, and strategies plus detailed descriptions for 14 Revisions and Expansions of the original Risk game published in the US by Parker Brothers and now owned by Hasbro (as of 2021).
Article ID: 536
Date: 4/4/2021
Poster: Pat L.
The Origins and Evolution of the Strategy Board Game Risk

Keith Veronese presents a short history and some technical details for Risk, published in the US by Parker Brothers in 1959.
Article ID: 535
Date: 4/4/2021
Poster: Pat L.
27 Best Risk Board Game Versions Based On Real Player Reviews

Map enthusiasts flock to the Brilliant Maps web site to see maps for every subject and every occasion. This post took reviews from BoardGameGeek.com for various versions of the game, Risk, and displayed the maps used for each version of the game. What’s your favorite?
Article ID: 534
Date: 3/28/2021
Poster: Pat L.
The Risk Paid Off: Bringing War to Board Games

Tristan Donovan presents a short history for Risk published in the US by Parker Brothers in 1959.
Article ID: 520
Date: 3/28/2021
Poster: Mark D.
One World Dominion and Cold Cash Risk

Interformic Games offers original board and card games plus game variants for free download, print, and play. Two of their variants relate to Risk from Parker Brothers/Hasbro. One World Dominion adds 44 countries and several enhancements to the rules. Cold Cash Risk combines Risk and Avalon-Hill’s game Acquire to form a conflict between international corporations. Rules for both variants are available for download.
Article ID: 523
Date: 3/27/2021
Poster: Mark D.
Our Variant - Devastation Risk

A group of Risk wargamers known as the Atlanta Risk Community developed its own variant for the game. The variant includes additional rules for diplomacy and nuclear weapons plus there are scenarios available where players are given a set of countries based on World War II or Cold War situations.
Article ID: 533
Date: 3/21/2021
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Risk (most versions)

Dean Eubanks has created a module at the VASSAL web site for Risk, an abstract war game with many editions and versions originally from 1959 from the Parker Brothers Company. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Article ID: 532
Date: 3/14/2021
Poster: Pat L.
Playing the Board Game Risk (most versions)

Before we had hex and counter games, Risk was the game to play for hours. Here are summary instructions and some strategy tips from the Board Games Pub web page.
Article ID: 519
Date: 1/30/2020
Poster: Mark D.
DominateGame (online version of Risk)

Emiel Bruijntjes created an online version of Risk that could be downloaded or played within a browser.
Article ID: 521
Date: 6/19/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Risk War Game Championship Tournament

RISKTOC established a championship tournament for Risk players starting around 1991 and ending about 20 years later. This archived web site shows information about the tournaments including winners and trophies awarded. Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Article ID: 540
Date: 5/14/2008
Poster: Pat L.
Metal Risk (v.6)

Jim Swift developed two variants for Risk concentrating on commodity control. In this variant called Metal Risk, players receive armies based on the number and types of commodities controlled. An earlier version of the game variant called Commodity Risk had fewer commodities and rule enhancements. Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Article ID: 526
Date: 6/11/2004
Poster: Mark D.
Nuclear Risk House Rules

Eric Bass has created a Risk variation that combines Risk (Parker Brothers/Hasbro) with the Nuclear War card game (Flying Buffalo). Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Article ID: 525
Date: 12/20/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Risk Variants

Back in 1997, an Italian company called Bepi started a web site devoted to Risk. The site is long gone but some of the web pages have been preserved including this list of Risk variants. Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Article ID: 524
Date: 12/5/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Commodity Risk (v.4)

Jim Swift developed two variants for Risk concentrating on commodity control. In this variant called Commodity Risk, players receive armies based on the number and types of commodities controlled. A later version of the game variant called Metal Risk added additional commodities and rules. Our thanks go to the folks at Archive.org for preserving this web site.
Article ID: 517
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.

Article ID: 522
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 527
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 528
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Earth variant (Word file)

Article ID: 529
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Wikipedia entry

Article ID: 530
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Hyborian (Conan) variant