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.

Interview with John Poniske Designer of Flanks of Gettysburg from Compass Games

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John Poniske is a prolific designer and we have enjoyed several of his games including Revolution Road from Compass Games, Plains Indian Wars from GMT Games (as yet unreleased but nearing completion), Bleeding Kansas from Decision Games, Hearts and Minds from Worthington Games and Maori Wars: The New Zealand Land Wars 1845-1872 from Legion Wargames. The Players Aid talk to him about his design philosophy and his upcoming game, Flanks of Gettysburg to be published by Compass Games.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 1/6/2021


Warlord Epic ACW - painting and comparing

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"...this post is going to look at what it might mean to my wargames table...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, checks out a sample of the new Epic Battles: American Civil War miniatures from Warlord Games. Check out why Norm feels he can give the product "…a big thumbs up, another area of choice for the customer and in our relatively small hobby…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/6/2021


A Brief History of Naval Wargames

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Kyle Mizokami gives a brief history behind the US Navy’s use of war games on the US Naval Institute’s News page. These games have played an important role in US Navy strategy and tactics. “After the war, Admiral Nimitz was to remark, “The war with Japan had been reenacted in the game rooms at the Naval War College by so many people and in so many different ways, that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise . . . absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war; we had not visualized these.”…”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 1/4/2021


Marengo 1800

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"...Marengo, the putative victory that cemented Napoleon's hold on power." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another one of his exquisite battle illuminations. This time, an engagement with a role on the path of power: "Bonaparte realized that if he were to retain his dictatorial powers, he had to deliver victory and a satisfactory end to the war."

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


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.

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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Game: Undaunted North Africa
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Series: Undaunted Normandy
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Trevor Benjamin, David Thompson

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 11/6/2075
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 2

The Players Aid brings us Action Point 2 in its series on Osprey Publishing's Undaunted North Africa. This one covers the new units and their new special abilities, vehicles, and new structure markers.
Article ID: 1
Date: 7/13/2075
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with David Thompson Codesigner of Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted Normandy from Osprey Games introduced a new card playing system for World War II combat the latest release in the system is Undaunted North Africa and The Players Aid took time to interview one of the co-designers of the series, David Thompson.
Article ID: 3
Date: 7/13/2075
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with David Thompson Codesigner of Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted Normandy from Osprey Games introduced a new card playing system for World War II combat. The latest release in the system is Undaunted North Africa and The Players Aid took time to interview one of the co-designers of the series, David Thompson.
Article ID: 9
Date: 11/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted North Africa: Operation Caravan

Undaunted North Africa by Osprey Publishing depicts the fast-paced hit and run missions carried out by the Long-Range Desert Group in World War II. Seek Out and Play provides historical background and context for the Operation Caravan scenario, one of four simultaneous raids behind the Italian lines.
Article ID: 8
Date: 11/6/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 2

The Players Aid brings us Action Point 2 in its series on Osprey Publishing's Undaunted North Africa. This one covers the new units and their new special abilities, vehicles, and new structure markers.
Article ID: 6
Date: 11/5/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
How to Play Undaunted North Africa: Play Example

Seek Out and Play continues their series of well produced videos this one covering gameplay of Undaunted North Africa, Osprey Publishing's World War II tactical card game covering the desert campaign.
Article ID: 5
Date: 10/23/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games – Action Point 1

In case you didn’t know, David Thompson has been putting out some really good and entertaining wargames over the past couple of years. One of his finest has been the 2019 hit Undaunted: Normandy which is a card based small squad tactical game that uses deckbuilidng and a modular board with scenarios to tell the story of the 30th Infantry Division as they marched across Europe following their landing on D-Day during World War II. Due to that game’s success a new expansion has been designed and released and is simply fantastic. Undaunted: North Africa adds in several new elements, including new abilities, new cards, new terrain and scenarios but most importantly vehicles. "One thing I want to get out of the way early in this series is that this game is not simply the same product with a new setting, new package and more stuff. This game feels very different and has a smaller scale feel from its predecessor Undaunted: Normandy. It feels more intimate and the squad level concept has been shrunk to feel more like a small team of commandos, with the addition of some very cool and interesting vehicles, trying to execute their missions" .The Players Aid delves into Undaunted North Africa from Osprey Games with their first in a series of action points. This one will cover the deck building aspect, including the makeup of the deck and how you “build” it, the new units in the game and their special abilities including vehicles, new weapon types, new actions and new terrain, the major differences between North Africa and Normandy and what has changed and finally cover some basic concepts of strategy to keep in mind about how units are best used and how to exploit their special abilities.
Article ID: 4
Date: 10/21/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Undaunted North Africa Differences with Undaunted Normandy

Seek Out & Play discusses the differences between Undaunted North Africa and Undaunted Normandy in a short video covering the tanks, vehicles, soldiers, actions, and other aspects of these two relatively new designs by Osprey Publishing..
Article ID: 2
Date: 7/13/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Interview with David Thompson Codesigner of Undaunted: North Africa from Osprey Games

Undaunted Normandy from Osprey Games introduced a new card playing system for World War II combat. The latest release in the system is Undaunted North Africa and The Players Aid took time to interview one of the co-designers of the series, David Thompson.