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 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

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Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for 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 ( 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...

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Latest Challenge

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Game Articles


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Game: The Last Hundred Yards
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

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Article ID: 6
Date: 9/13/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Design Considerations for Opportunity Fire in the Last Hundred Yards

Mike Denson wants to allow "…players to focus on fire and maneuver and tactics without getting bogged down in the details." That was a major objective in designing his GMT Games' Last Hundred Yards, a World War II tactical game. Mike offers some insights on how he went about giving "…players the feeling or sensation that actions are occurring simultaneously."
Article ID: 5
Date: 8/5/2019
Poster: Mark D.
“Ask me for anything but time.” GMT’s "The Last Hundred Yards" is a hit that leaves you wanting more. Board Game Review.

"It’s rare when a game triggers both feelings of nostalgia and an appreciation of innovative design." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' The Last Hundred Yards, giving it a 97% rating! See why Ray asserts that "The interplay of time, casualties and a dynamic cycle of actions and reactions create a decision-rich gaming experience."
Article ID: 4
Date: 6/23/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Preview from Moe's Game Table

Basically, a more detailed "unboxing" video, produced by Moe's Game Table...
Article ID: 3
Date: 4/7/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Why We Do What We Do in LHY: Mortars

"As it was historically, mortar fire is the single most powerful element in The Last Hundred Yards." Designer Mike Denson explains the role and use of mortars in his GMT Games' The Last Hundred Yards, a post-D-Day tactical simulation. Devastating, Mike points out, because "...there is NO incoming sound, so no warning to take cover..."
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/13/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
The Last Hundred Yards: Narrative of Mission 1.0 – Prayer Meeting

"From the start, the Germans maintained the initiative..." Bob Green recounts a tense replay of GMT Games' The Last Hundred Yards, with Germans trying to capture an American outpost. Not all goes as planned when they are "..unable to stop a single section from the German 1st Platoon from charging down the hill..."!
Article ID: 1
Date: 10/5/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Last Hundred Yards Example of Play – Part 1

"...Heroic units must immediately maneuver and assault the closest enemy unit." Mike Denson rolls out a sharp American/German action to show how his GMT Games' The Last Hundred Yards works. Check in to see if you agree with GMT's claim that "The Last Hundred Yards is unlike any tactical wargame published to date."