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 Last Dice

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"...the new series documenting part of the career of a man who was so good he is almost a myth." Prufrock is up to something…! Perhaps a directorial debut? Who is the mysterious "Ear Bevan"?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/25/2020


The Wargamer's Guide to Heraldry, Uniforms & Flags in Tabletop Wargaming

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"...pageantry is one of the reasons I do historical miniature wargaming." Bill Gray brings us a fascinating look at the how and why of the way armies looked before things became nationalized and regularized in the past couple of centuries. Which is why Bill particularly likes games where "…you need to stop thinking like a 21st Century humanoid, at least understand why generals long ago thought the way they did, and then do likewise."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/22/2020


Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament

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Now registering for the "Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament". Check the site for details of tournament rules and requirements. Registration will be limited to 16 participants or no later than August 31, 2020.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/20/2020


Book buying spree

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"It was only right, meet and good to go there and splurge in votive thanks as soon as I was able." Prufrock brings us his first post-full-lockdown thoughts, centered on the pleasure that his local secondhand bookshop has reopened. And he didn't leave empty-handed: "Fortunately, there were three cracking coffee-table hardcovers with Prufrock written all over them…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/18/2020


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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.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

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.

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!

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"...

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Game: Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga
Publisher: Vento Nuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Emanuele Santandrea

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 13
Date: 5/7/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Overview

Here is a well-produced video from Seek out and Play giving an overview of the components and general gameplay of Vento Nuovo’s Stalingrad Inferno. This is one of my favorite games to play solitaire and now, with social distancing, makes a great way to spend a few hours.
Article ID: 12
Date: 4/11/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 5

Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga is a block wargame from Vento Nuovo Games that recreates one of the most brutal battles of World War II - the siege of the City of Stalingrad. The game is designed as a solitaire game where the player controls the attacking Germans and the game’s AI controls the defending Soviets. Previous Action Points covered the basics of Movement , Combat, map terrain, the card play system. and the Call for Reinforcements action. In this Action Point, which is the final entry in the series, The Players Aid takes a look at the Soviet AI and how it operates.
Article ID: 11
Date: 3/10/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 4

The Players Aid brings us their 4th action point on Emanuele Santandrea's design Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga published by Vento Nuovo Games. This Action Point examines the Call for Reinforcements action.
Article ID: 10
Date: 3/2/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 3

The Player's Aid brings us the third in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game...
Article ID: 9
Date: 2/7/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 2

The Player's Aid brings us the second in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game. In Action Point 1 they looked at the basics of the two types of Movement and the two types of Attack. In Action Point 2, they examine the Combat Sequence and its various steps, including the dreaded Rubble Roll, and show a few examples.
Article ID: 8
Date: 2/5/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Bare Bones Wargaming Stalingrad Inferno on the Volga Review

Bare Bones Wargaming discusses "the Good, the Bad and the Ugly" of one of their favorite games, Vento Nuovo Games' Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Mostly it's Good!
Article ID: 7
Date: 1/24/2020
Poster: Harvey Mossman
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games – Action Point 1

The Player's Aid brings us the first in a series of Action points on Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from VentoNuovo Games covering basic elements of the game, including the various forms of Movement and Attacks available, the Combat Sequence, card play system, the Germans call for reinforcements and how the solitaire AI system works.
Article ID: 6
Date: 3/27/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Video Replay

Harvey Mossman, honcho of The Boardgaming Life, and Mark D'Agosta go head to head with VentoNuovo's recent title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga".
Article ID: 5
Date: 2/4/2019
Poster: Mark D.
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"...
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/2/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Gimpy's Gal Guesses Stalingrad

From the "better late than never" department, here's a very unusual unboxing. She makes up in enthusiasm what she lacks in actual wargaming experience. For all men out there that wonder what their wives are really thinking about "the games", here's some insight. I'm sure that Emanuele from VentoNuovo will forgive her for calling his company a Spanish game company, because she meant well. The "outtakes" in the last 45 seconds are very entertaining. (Sorry to Gimpy *and* his gal that this didn't get posted in time to support the flag-raising event on 9/11. Next time...)
Article ID: 3
Date: 9/16/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Moe's Game Table Review

Unboxing and look inside Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from Vento Nuovo Games. Another video review shared by Moe's Game Table.
Article ID: 2
Date: 12/29/2017
Poster: Ed Sommers
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Kickstarter Wrapping Up!

There's just a few hours left in the Kickstarter Campaign for Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga. Support VentoNuovo Games and the Kickstarter campaign!.
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/16/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga - Interview with Emanuele Santandrea

Interview with designer/publisher Emanuele Santandrea of VentoNuovo Games. In preparation for the start of the Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, Emanuele answers questions about the game and provides an exclusive sneak peek of the Collector's Edition Map...