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.

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

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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, 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.

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...

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 ( 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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Game Articles


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Game: Steel Division: Normandy '44
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/11/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
The 1. SS-Panzerdivision is coming to Steel Division

Make that heavy on the realism! Joe Robinson has some info on what the free First Blood update to Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44 will contain. Check out some of the interesting details on a division "…missing a quarter of its fighting strength, with existing replacements of dubious quality and/or loyalty."
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/16/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Steel Division: Normandy '44 - Back to Hell DLC

"One wonders when their research team will run out of options for its Frankenstein force pools." Charles Ellis has a look at Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44 - Back to Hell DLC. While Charles would like to see more missions in the scenarios, he nonetheless find plenty to enjoy: "…if you’re in the market for buying just one Steel Division add-on (out of the two available), this is the one you want."
Article ID: 3
Date: 11/10/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Situation Report: Steel Division: Normandy ’44

"...Steel Division has grown a lot in six months." Ian Boudreau looks at progress with Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44 since its launch. While he has a few suggestions for the developer, he's also enjoyed a lot of what's new, like how "…the new scenarios help round out the game’s single-player experience…"
Article ID: 2
Date: 5/15/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
From the Frontline: An Interview with Steel Division Developer Eugen Systems

"The combat system has been redesigned to feel more visceral, more realistic." Joe Robinson interviews Alexis Le Dressay of Eugen Systems, developer of Steel Division: Normandy '44. It seems proximity was helpful: "Eugen System’s office is only a few hours drive from the beaches of Normandy!"
Article ID: 1
Date: 4/28/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Preview: Steel Division Normandy '44

"Given the beta, the full release can’t come fast enough!" James Cobb is more gung ho than we've ever seen him, previewing Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44. Apparently the designers have succeeded at "…tempting the cattiness of Grognards."