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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.

Designer Deep Dive: Bruce Maxwell Air & Armor

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The Big Board interviews designer Bruce Maxwell and his upcoming design remaking a legacy West End Games' title, Air & Armor to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 3/3/2021


Is It a Wargame? It Doesn’t Matter: Rigorous Wargames Versus Effective Wargaming

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"...how do we balance sufficiently rigorous design with a playable and impactful wargaming experience?" Jeremy Sepinsky, writing in War on the Rocks, a blog site focused on "…foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens…", discusses balance and other issues in wargame design. He provides an interesting answer, fed in part by his contention that "Wargaming is a malleable, multifaceted shapeshifter that becomes exactly what you need it to be."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/3/2021


A Bosworth Project update and interpreting history!

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"There has long been controversy about the site...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses his progress towards creating a scenario covering the battle of Bosworth in 1485, "…one of the UK’s most significant battles on home soil…". Norm covers ongoing research about the battle, the miniatures he's developing for the scenario and the rules he intends to use, all working towards a day he can call "…a Bosworth day!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/1/2021


Operation Market Garden Comparing BG Gavin’s Leadership With Today’s Principles of Mission Command

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"...his successful leadership was possible due to a mastery of certain Mission Command principles." Douglas Ritter takes a look at how General James Gavin handled command of the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden. With an interesting review of Gavin's background and planning, Ritter shows how he "…identified and balanced the risks to his Paratroopers with the risk to his mission and, despite major setbacks, lead the 82nd to accomplishing all of its objectives."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/26/2021


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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!

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Latest Challenge

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Game: The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Robert DeLeskie

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 9
Date: 2/2/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Review of Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE

The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180 CE published by Hollandspiele remains a popular game. Swords and Chits gives us their opinionstating " the strength of decisions being offered is delightful – if this game was inspired by the States of Siege engine, then it did well at emulating that same feeling of trying (hopelessly) to juggle too many balls at once. That multi-layered threat is what makes the game shine. "
Article ID: 8
Date: 10/9/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Wars of Marcus Aurelius 173-174

The Big Board brings us a brief replay of The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE published by Hollandspiele.
Article ID: 7
Date: 10/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Wars of Marcus Aurelius 170-172 B.C.

The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180 CE published by Hollandspiele has become a popular game and here, The Big Board, presents a replay to help folks learn the game.
Article ID: 6
Date: 9/6/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius History

The Wars of Marcus Aurelius is a game design from Hollandspiele Games. and for those of you who don't know much about the background history, the Big Board has answered the call by providing this historical essay.
Article ID: 5
Date: 12/14/2019
Poster: Mark D.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius - Video Review by Players' Aid

Approx 40 minute full review of "The Wars of Marcus Aurelius" by Hollandspiele, a solitaire game covering the wars of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius from 170-180 AD. Video produced by Grant from The Players' Aid blog.
Article ID: 2
Date: 10/19/2019
Poster: Mark D.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE - Action Point 4

Grant fromThe Players Aid continues his review of Hollandspiele's game on Rome's wars against the invading Germanic Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatian tribes focusing on the Barbarian player; "Action Point 4".
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/16/2019
Poster: Doug Holt
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE from Hollandspiele – Action Point 5

"Don’t be Soft on Surrendered Tribes". Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid blog, continues his review of Hollandspiele's The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE, a solitaire only game. The game has given Grant quite a learning curve, and he has lots of tips to offer, like avoiding what he considers the worst thing in the game, which is: "…a surrendered Tribe passing their [Oathbreaker] check and reentering the fight! It is very deflating."
Article ID: 1
Date: 9/17/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
First part of a review of The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE

Grant fromThe Players Aid gives the first part of a nice review of Hollandspiele's game on Rome's wars against the invading Germanic Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatian tribes along the Danube river
Article ID: 3
Date: 9/17/2019
Poster: Mark D.
The Wars of Marcus Aurelius: Rome 170-180CE - Action Point 2

Grant fromThe Players Aid continues his review of Hollandspiele's game on Rome's wars against the invading Germanic Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatian tribes focusing on the Barbarian player; "Action Point 2"