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.

Games vs. History: The First Battle of Bull Run in War Games

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"…the battle resembled more of an armed brawl than an organized conflict." Jack Trumbull offers some thoughts about the first battle of Bull Run, and several digital wargame treatments of it.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/28/2018


Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


More Spotlight articles...


Grognard News

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.

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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) 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). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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: Twilight Struggle
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 784
Date: 9/26/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Fall 1983 Through the Lens of Twilight Struggle

"…the Americans expected détente to keep the Soviets quiet, the Soviets however saw themselves empowered by détente." Clio of Clio’s Board Games offers a fascinating review of late Cold War history, with some linkages to GMT Games' Twilight Struggle. Consider the times: "Strategists went to the very border of rational thought, and sometimes a few steps beyond."
Article ID: 783
Date: 7/13/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Twilight Struggle on iOS: Review by Hiew

"It is not easy to transfer such a complex boardgame onto the small iPad screen. I must admit I took some malignant pleasure in thinking about how Playdek was going to do it. Now that they have done it, I must say..." Hiew Chok Sien takes the plunge and gives the iOS version of Twilight Struggle a whirl. Read on to find out what he thinks...
Article ID: 782
Date: 10/23/2014
Poster: Mark D.
C3I Ops Center: Lenny S. Twilight Struggle Obsession

A little comic relief compliments of C3I Ops Center, Lenny S., and Photoshop…
Article ID: 781
Date: 1/5/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Starlit Citadel: Video Review

Wonderfully produced video review by Kaja and Joanna; great content too. This is how video reviews should be done.
Article ID: 752
Date: 1/23/2007
Poster: Ed Sommers
Review (in Portuguese)

Article ID: 751
Date: 1/6/2007
Poster: Ed Sommers
Review: Thoughts on Twilight Struggle

Written by Rob Koch for BGG...
Article ID: 748
Date: 6/15/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Wargame Replays Web Site

Documented game replay between Tom Kassel(USSR) vs. Jay Meyers(USA).
Article ID: 741
Date: 6/15/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Twilight Struggle 2nd Edition Rules (PDF)

PDF copy of 2nd Edition rules.
Article ID: 747
Date: 5/14/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Review

Detailed review by Tom Vasel...
Article ID: 742
Date: 4/26/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Cyberboard Gamebox

Article ID: 745
Date: 3/13/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Replay

Replay written by David R. Moody.
Article ID: 743
Date: 3/5/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Jon Waddington: Review

Article ID: 740
Date: 2/17/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Q&A (Word)

Compiled from ConSimWorld and BGG by Dave "The Preacher" Wilson...
Article ID: 746
Date: 2/2/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Designer Errata

Errata published on BGG by designer Jason Matthews.
Article ID: 744
Date: 1/29/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Replay

Game replay shared by Mike Reed.
Article ID: 739
Date: 1/12/2006
Poster: Ed Sommers
Tea and Cake or Death!

A review of Twilight Struggle by David R. Moody.
Article ID: 749
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Article ID: 750
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2nd ed. card manifest (Word file)

Article ID: 753
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ v4.2 (Word file)

Article ID: 754
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 755
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 756
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review in Portuguese

Article ID: 757
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Wikipedia article

Article ID: 758
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review in Portuguese

Article ID: 759
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 760
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 761
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review in Spanish

Article ID: 762
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 763
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 764
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 765
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
C3I Ops Center: Short scenario (PDF file)

Article ID: 766
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 767
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review of Deluxe ed.

Article ID: 768
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Delux ed.

Article ID: 769
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Article ID: 770
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 771
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review

Article ID: 772
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of optional cards

Article ID: 773
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 774
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 775
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 776
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 777
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Replay

Article ID: 778
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 779
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

Article ID: 780
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Michael Peck: Review