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.

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019


3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


Matthew B. Caffrey's "On Wargaming" (free digital download)

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The digital edition of Matt Caffrey’s new book On Wargaming: How Wargames Have Shaped History and How They May Shape the Future can be downloaded for free from the U.S. Naval War College Press site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


General Eisenhower’s Armchair: How War Becomes a Game

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"But how did war become a game?" Jerad Alexander takes an outsider's look at wargaming, and perceives some of the real fascination: "Who wins is relatively irrelevant; the story of war matters more."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/10/2019


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.

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...

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...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

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

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Game Articles


 
 

Pub Dates
Game: Tide of Iron
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 413
Date: 3/31/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Tide of Iron – Panzers in Action

"Currently, Tide of Iron (ToI) seems to me almost like a classic wargame - that was one of my first wargames played. Large box, plastic figures and - what most important - tanks in action. In my session review I am describing ferocious fight of US Shermans with elite German tanks which ended in quite surprising result..."
Article ID: 412
Date: 4/15/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Marco Arnaudo produces an outstanding video review.
Article ID: 411
Date: 3/31/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Board Game Quest: Review

Detailed review of "Tide of Iron" penned by Tyler Nichols for the Board Game Quest blog. The "Tide of Iron" series of games is published by Fantasy Flight Games.
Article ID: 402
Date: 12/31/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Web Site

Publisher web site link.
Article ID: 410
Date: 10/1/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Neil Parker: Review

Article titled "Go Tigers" posted by Neil Parker on BGG.
Article ID: 409
Date: 7/23/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Bob Hansen: Review

Review posted on BGG by Bob Hansen.
Article ID: 408
Date: 7/22/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Summary Sheet (PDF)

Summary sheet/player aid from publisher.
Article ID: 406
Date: 7/22/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Tom Vasel: Review/Replay

Review and brief replay commentary by Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower web sites.
Article ID: 405
Date: 3/14/2007
Poster: Mark D.
T. M. - Review

Review posted on BGG by T. M..
Article ID: 404
Date: 2/28/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Craig Maksimik: Review

Review posted on BGG by Craig Maksimik.
Article ID: 403
Date: 2/22/2007
Poster: Mark D.
David Spangler: Review

Review posted on BGG by David Spangler.