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 Battle of Komárom 1849 - A Fall In 2018 AAR

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Want some fun with the “Hapsburg Tiger”? Bill Gray regales us with a miniatures after action report on the Third Battle of Komarom during the Hungarian Revolution. Sounds like things went well, and were also entertaining:" The rockets were useless, but a Hell of a lot of fun."

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


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


More Spotlight articles...


Grognard News

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.

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.

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

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) 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...

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

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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.