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.

Isandlwana 1879

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"In many ways it was the Little Bighorn of South Africa..." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, tells the tale of Isandlwana, during the Anglo Zulu War. Part of the fascination is in the lead up, in which Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner for Southern Africa "…felt that he had a free hand. He got creative. And, to White Hall's irritation, he greatly exceeded his authority."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/18/2019

Converting a tabletop game to a boardgame

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"I mean how hard could it be!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, walks us through conversion of a tabletop miniatures game to a board game, with some very useful insights along the way. "Paper quality is everything! Did I say paper is everything! I mean absolutely everything."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/25/2019

Andrea Casarrubea’s new monograph an essential book for historians Great War aerial combat. Book Review.

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"When I first started leafing through the book, I found it hard to put down." Ray Garbee finds a treasure trove of information for World War I air enthusiasts in In the Skies of Forgotten Courage: The RNAS and RAF in the Adriatic and Albania 1917-1918. Not all the action was on the Western front!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2019

Butcher's Yard: A Wargaming Foray into the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

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"…he found several hundred Zulus coming up the other side. The Battle was on!" Joe Robinson regales us with a tabletop encounter recognizing the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Lots of nice photos of a game in which "…things escalated quickly."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/9/2019

More Spotlight articles...

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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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Thunder in the East
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board

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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"...