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.

Players' Aid - Best 3 Games with Chit-Pull Activation!

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It's about time that someone compiled a Top 3 List for Chit-Pull activation games. Thanks to The Players' Aid for providing such a list for our review, and agreement... or not...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 2/24/2020


The Best Free Miniature Wargame Rules

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"Admittedly, sometimes these offers are fleeting...". Bill Gray offers an intriguing list of free, or near free, miniatures rules, along with his often entertaining tips and insights: "…this is a game covering the age of Louis XIV using a sequence of play so unique it had me saying, 'Damn, I wish I’d have thought of that!'”

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/24/2020


The Great War – Mini-Tournament #4

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It was already 4th Mini Tournament (on Vassal) played with Richard's Borg The Great War. We focused on Tanks expansion and Cambrai battle. A lot of good games, exciting scenarios and close results. Enjoy this short session report shared by The Boardgames Chronicle blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 2/22/2020


The North African Games

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ConsimWorld, a forum where wargamers gather, presents a group of wargamers weighing in on their favorite WWII North African based war games. Kim Meints kicks off the discussion with Avalon Hill’s Afrika Korps and lists his other favorites. Jonathan Arnold includes his BoardGameGeek list of North African/Mediterranean games, 36 games and counting. What’s your favorite?

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 2/16/2020


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.

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"...

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...

More Grognard Originals...


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Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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Game: Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 6
Date: 1/17/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Puts You Right in to the Action! – GMT’s Tank Duel Board Game Review

"If World War II armor is your cup of tea – get this game!" Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Tank Duel Enemy in the Crosshairs, giving it a 95% rating! Check out why Rick comments that the game "…really immerses you in the control of one or more tanks and gives you the feel of being enclosed in the metal beasts."
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/30/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Tank Duel - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of Tank Duel, produced by Moe's Game Table.
Article ID: 4
Date: 2/27/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Duel Scenario 2: Hold the High Ground – Round 2

"This is where a lot of chrome and detail comes out in the game design." Dave Ratynski continues a discussion and replay of scenario 2 of GMT Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. Dave offers some fun action narrative as he takes on the game's solo rules system (called Robata!): “Panther! 10 O’clock. Medium range. In the open!”
Article ID: 3
Date: 3/22/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #3: Advanced Command Pt. 1

"… there are many different options available to Commanders who wish to outwit the enemy." Jason Carr provides a couple of one on one duals showing the tricky, intriguing decision-making necessary in GMT Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. Just because you can say "I can see Ivan but he can’t see me.", doesn't guarantee the upper hand!
Article ID: 2
Date: 2/3/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #2: Ready, Aim, Fire!

"Mike saw an opportunity to put my tank at a disadvantage..." Jason Carr takes on designer Mike Bertucelli for an example of play in GMT Games' Tank Duel. Jason may be in trouble, but "...Tank Duel never leaves a crafty Commander without options."
Article ID: 1
Date: 12/2/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Tank Tales #1: A First Look at Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs

"...a Battle Card adds or subtracts its penetration modifier to the shot, simulating the unpredictability of the field of battle." Jason Carr looks at design considerations for Victory Point Games' Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs. They didn't forget the fun -- one of their goals is that "...players will experience very little downtime compared to other games in this genre."