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.

Airpower Over Gallipoli: 1915-1916.

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"...an indispensable reference guide to air operations over Gallipoli." Ray Garbee reviews Airpower Over Gallipoli: 1915-1916, an exhaustively researched book covering a little addressed topic. Beyond just a factual treasure trove, Ray finds the book to be a good "…narrative of how a small group of intrepid aviators faced adversity with strength and ingenuity to innovate against a series of never-ending obstacles."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2021


Interview with John Poniske Designer of Flanks of Gettysburg from Compass Games

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John Poniske is a prolific designer and we have enjoyed several of his games including Revolution Road from Compass Games, Plains Indian Wars from GMT Games (as yet unreleased but nearing completion), Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games, Hearts and Minds from Worthington Games and Maori Wars: The New Zealand Land Wars 1845-1872 from Legion Wargames. The Players Aid talk to him about his design philosophy and his upcoming game, Flanks of Gettysburg to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 1/6/2021


Warlord Epic ACW - painting and comparing

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"...this post is going to look at what it might mean to my wargames table...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out a sample of the new Epic Battles: American Civil War miniatures from Warlord Games. Check out why Norm feels he can give the product "…a big thumbs up, another area of choice for the customer and in our relatively small hobby…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/6/2021


A Brief History of Naval Wargames

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Kyle Mizokami gives a brief history behind the US Navy’s use of war games on the US Naval Institute’s News page. These games have played an important role in US Navy strategy and tactics. “After the war, Admiral Nimitz was to remark, “The war with Japan had been reenacted in the game rooms at the Naval War College by so many people and in so many different ways, that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise . . . absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war; we had not visualized these.”…”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 1/4/2021


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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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!

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Game: Sherman Leader
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Series: Tank Leader
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Dan Verssen

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 8
Date: 11/26/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Sherman Leader Play Example Part 2

Seek Out and Play brings us the second of two parts which describe the play example found in the Sherman Leader rulebook by Dan Verssen Games. The video starts at the beginning of the turn and goes through the combat steps until the end of the campaign week
Article ID: 7
Date: 11/18/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Sherman Leader: Play Example Part 1

Seek Out and Play brings us a video replay of the example found in the rulebook for Sherman Leader by Dan Verssen Games. So climb into the turret of a Sherman tank and close the hatch behind you. Let's Hunt Some Tigers!
Article ID: 6
Date: 10/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Post Combat

Seek Out and Play brings us the last in a series of videos on Dan Verssen Games' Sherman Leader. In this one, combat is finished and we find out what to do in the post combat phase.
Article ID: 5
Date: 9/25/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Combat

Seek Out and Play teaches you how to play Dan Verssen Games' solitaire game on World War II tank combat, Sherman Leader. This is the third in a series of four videos that explains the rules..
Article ID: 4
Date: 9/17/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Pre-Combat Phase

Climb into your Sherman tank and button up! Sherman Leader by Dan Verssen Games will take you into World War II where you can earn glory on the West front in World War II. But there are certain steps you must take before you charge forward and Seek Out and Play teaches you what to do in the Pre-Combat Phase.
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/16/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Sherman Leader: Introduction

Seek out and Play brings us another one of their excellent videos. This time you are climbing into a Sherman tank in Dan Verssen Games' Sherman Leader.
Article ID: 2
Date: 1/27/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Moe's Game Table Review of Sherman Leader

Maurice Fitzgerald, writing for his "Moe's Gaming Table" blog, pens an informative review of this Dan Verssen title.
Article ID: 1
Date: 1/19/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
The Terrain Tile Pack and Enemy Commander Deck Expansions for the ‘Tank Leader’ Series from Dan Verssen Games (DVG)

"So how do these cards fit into the game?" Ray Garbee reviews the WWII Tank Leader Commander Cards and Terrain Tile Pack supplements by Dan Verssen Games for Armchair General, giving them a 98% rating. See why he says "Deal me in!"