Opponents Wanted

Find Gaming Opponents!

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration. Grognard.com Opponents Wanted

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.

“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/5/2021

Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021

Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021

Maldon: Something to Mull Over

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"The preliminary challenges, insults, and actual fighting between 'champions' on the causeway resulted in a slight advantage for the Saxons." Chris Hahn, in his No Painting Required blog, brings us replays of the Viking versus Anglo-Saxon battle of Maldon in 991 A.D. Chris provides some interesting background to his various stagings, along with plenty of action: "…the Vikings crashed into the Saxons, having pushed through their own skirmishing archers, scattering them to the winds."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/26/2021

More Spotlight articles...

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.

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!

More Grognard Originals...

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Thunder in the East
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Frank Chadwick

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 10
Date: 4/27/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Operation WESERÜBUNG 2: Norway Landing

Thunder in the East by designer Frank Chadwick and published by Victory Point Games is a strategic level wargame covering the European theater of World War II. It is planned to be the first in a series of games covering all theaters of World War II and our friends at Watchword are intent on teaching us how to play in this instructional article.
Article ID: 9
Date: 3/8/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
The Whole Rotten Structure Will Come Crashing Down

"This is an all-or-nothing proposition; either you crack Soviet Morale, or you don’t." Alan Emrich discusses the possibilities for breaking Soviet morale in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East. Check out the interesting, and challenging, prospects for "Soviet MP Honeypots"!
Article ID: 8
Date: 12/27/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Modeling the Soviet Army - Frank Chadwick

Excellent designer article by Frank Chadwick, titled "Modeling the Soviet Army in ETO". Also, the Kickstarter for Thunder in the East launches tomorrow!
Article ID: 7
Date: 12/1/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
THE East Front Wargame After All These Years?

"There are options upon options and possibilities within possibilities." Jeff Nyquist offers his thoughts on Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, comparing it to a number of other well-known East Front games of the past. "Here is a mini-monster wargame without the tediousness that typically attends them."
Article ID: 6
Date: 12/1/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
A Fistful of Rubles

"Mystery Meat to Fill Gaps"? Kevin Roust explores reinforcement trade-offs for the Soviet player in Victory Point Games' Thunder in the East, to include tips on being "in character": "That is a very Stalin-esque order to give when the Soviets can afford the losses and the Axis can’t afford the time."
Article ID: 5
Date: 7/8/2017
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East: ConSimWorld Expo 2017 Playtesting

At ConsimWorld Expo (CSWX) 2017, the developers for Frank Chadwick's ETO Vol. I: Thunder in the East (TitE) gathered to put some beta testing polish on this new operational/strategic level WWII wargame series...
Article ID: 1
Date: 6/29/2017
Poster: Mark D.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sevastopol

Daniel Duldig pens an excellent review of "Thunder in the East", a new title from Victory Point Games...
Article ID: 4
Date: 9/4/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Publisher Interview

Interview with Alan Emrich, publisher of Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...
Article ID: 3
Date: 8/14/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Designer Interview

Interview with Frank MacMillan, designer of Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/26/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Thunder in the East - Developer Interview

Interview with Lance MacMillan, developer for Victory Point Games' upcoming title "Thunder in the East"...