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.

The Wargamer's Guide to... WW1 Naval Wargames

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James Cobb continues his Wargamer’s Guide series on “The Wargamer” web site. Cobb limits his list to seven computer based games from the DOS based Dreadnaught to 2015’s World of Warships.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 9/8/2019


Wargaming Miscellany - Another Colonial Imaginations Battle

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As a follow on to his recent battle report about the The Battle of Hak-al-Kumara (see From the Chronicles of Rajistan..., From the Chronicles of Rajistan (2), and From the Chronicles of Rajistan (3) - The Battle of Hak-al-Kumara for further details), Archduke Piccolo has just written a battle report about the next battle in the campaign, the Battle of of Cpistupon. Thanks for the Wargaming Miscellany blog for this article.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/31/2019


“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


More Spotlight articles...


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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Pub Dates
Game: Rommel in the Desert
Publisher: Columbia Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 688
Date: 10/11/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Tasker Ryrie: Original Version Photos

Images of the "original original" version of this game published by "The Game Preserve" in 1982. Photos generously shared by Tasker Ryrie of Australia.
Article ID: 674
Date: 6/30/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Official Web Site

Columbia Games site page for Rommel in the Desert
Article ID: 683
Date: 3/12/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Errata (PDF)

Publisher Errata (PDF)
Article ID: 682
Date: 12/2/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Robert Wilson: BGG Review

Nice review posted by Robert Wilson on BGG.
Article ID: 681
Date: 7/25/2010
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ (PDF)

FAQ submitted to BGG
Article ID: 680
Date: 5/23/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Sandy Petersen: BGG Review

Good review by Sandy Petersen for BGG.
Article ID: 678
Date: 5/11/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Don Hessong: New Edition Map Changes

Comprehensive listing of map differences between the two Columbia Games versions.
Article ID: 667
Date: 10/31/2004
Poster: Mark D.
Official Errata for Original Edition

Publisher errata from Columbia Games.
Article ID: 679
Date: 6/24/2000
Poster: Mark D.
ADC Gameset (ZIP)

Complete Aide de Camp game set.
Article ID: 673
Date: 6/21/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Gary Chappell: Player Aids (zip)

A set of player aids (detailed turn sequence, buildup sequence, improved turn record, etc.) submitted by Gary Chappell with permission from Ken Hole of Canadian Wargames Group.
Article ID: 672
Date: 1/19/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Unofficial Original Edition Errata

Unofficial original edition errata submitted by Richard Wein.
Article ID: 668
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Brian Gregory: Review

Review by Brian Gregory.
Article ID: 669
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Mike Hoyt: Review

Review by Mike Hoyt.
Article ID: 671
Date: 6/6/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Christopher Weuve: Player Aids (orig edition)

Christopher Weuve provides these player aids for the very first edition of the game.
Article ID: 685
Date: 5/8/1985
Poster: Mark D.
Designer Q&A (PDF)

James Baker asked questions, and got answers, from game designer Craig Basinque. Published in the May 1985 issue of Game News.
Article ID: 677
Date: 12/15/1984
Poster: Mark D.
Official Rules v1.02 (PDF)

Columbia Games official rules v1.02
Article ID: 675
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Front (PDF)

Front side of player aid chart.
Article ID: 676
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)

Player Aid Chart - Back (PDF)
Article ID: 687
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Jay Selover: Review

Review written by Jay Selover and published in The Wargamer magazine.