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.

A battlefield to fight over .... often!

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"Dungborough... has frequently borne the brunt of the rivalry and machinations of others." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is fleshing out his fictitious battleground area of Dungborough, and getting ready for more action: "…the parish must assemble an array of their finest archers and be ready to join their Lordship in defence of the parish!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2020


Quarterdeck Int'l - Newsletter #8 - St. Lo, and Other Specials

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The first thing to announce is a reprint of St. Lo, designed by Joe Balkoski and originally published by West End Games. We have a special offer going on right now (started today 19-Oct) offering the first 24 copies at $55.00 instead of the normal $70.

Additionally, from today until November 8th we have a special running on multiple games to help make room for new games arriving (a lot more are coming in!).

Check out the details at Quarterdeck International's web site!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 10/19/2020


Dunnigan’s and SPI’s Friday Night Follies, A Play Tester Heaven

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It's always nice to reminisce about the old days of wargaming and here's a very special interview with legendary designer and head of Simulations Publications Inc., Jim Dunnigan, as he talks about the play testing done on Friday nights in New York city.

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 10/13/2020


Basing thoughts for Bosworth

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"I tried hand painting the pavises. It was a brave attempt, I wept, swore, gave up wargaming forever..."! Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, talks basing and painting work with his miniatures. Lots of photos of some excellent work, and comments about the occasional frustration: "Perhaps my friend ‘The Dremel’ can correct that!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/23/2020


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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: Vietnam: 1965-1975
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Nick Karp

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 208
Date: 10/12/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.
Article ID: 207
Date: 11/24/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: AAR

Another one bites the dust… Brad over at Hexsides and Hand Grenades throws in the towel after a short stint with the Vietnam Campaign game. He provides the final roundup. Nice effort, Brad.
Article ID: 206
Date: 10/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay (Part II)

The stage is set... the campaign game is set up, initial forces are in place, and the "Cold War" is about to go "hot" again in the jungles of Vietnam. Ongoing campaign game reports by Brad, at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog, should be interesting.
Article ID: 205
Date: 10/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Replay

Brad, at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog, has decided to move from the minor leagues to the majors, and kicks off a campaign game of Vietnam: 1965-1975. This first installment tracks the opening US/ARVN setup. He's weakening already at the thought of getting through a full campaign game, so send some encouragement...
Article ID: 204
Date: 8/16/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hexsides and Hand Grenades: Review

Brief note from Brad at the Hexsides and Hand Grenades blog. Fresh from his Gulf Strike adventures, he's about to delve into Nick Karp's Vietnam classic.
Article ID: 199
Date: 7/28/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: How-To (Search & Destroy)

Anatomy of a Search & Destroy operation - Thorough "How-To" article by Mark D.
Article ID: 197
Date: 1/8/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Mark Evans: Errata

Exhaustive errata compilation put together by Mark Evans. Great reference for serious fans of the game.
Article ID: 190
Date: 12/7/2013
Poster: Mark D.
Chris Anthony: Historical US Unit List (Word)

List of all US Army and Marine Corps combat units represented in the game. Fans of the game will love this, and it brings a bit of life into the cardboard counters. Many thanks to Chris Anthony for taking the time to put this together.
Article ID: 183
Date: 12/7/2013
Poster: Mark D.
Jeff Lohman: Counter Manifest

Counter manifest generously provided by Jeff Lohman.
Article ID: 195
Date: 3/6/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Eric Chazottes: Collected Q&A (RTF)

Q&A list complied by Eric Chazottes.
Article ID: 194
Date: 11/12/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Variant (RTF)

Interesting series of variants for Vietnam: 1965-1975 (uncredited).
Article ID: 193
Date: 8/26/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: How-To (SVN Politics)

Discusses and explains South Vietnamese politics in detail. Written by Mark D. for The Boardgaming Life.
Article ID: 198
Date: 8/14/2010
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review

"A Long Overdue Review" by Mark D.
Article ID: 192
Date: 7/26/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Michael Taylor: Review

Overview of the game written by Michael Taylor for BGG.
Article ID: 191
Date: 5/17/2007
Poster: Mark D.
Serge Bettencourt: Review

Very brief review by Serge Bettencourt for BGG.
Article ID: 189
Date: 11/23/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Tony Curtis: Q&A (Word)

Tony Curtis, now of GMT Games, provides responses to questions about Vietnam: 1965-1975.
Article ID: 186
Date: 9/19/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Computer-Aided CRT (Win/Mac)

Really cool computerized CRT for Vietnam: 1965-1975. Link also lists another program, which lets you play the entire "Operation Starlite" mini-scenario on your computer. (hosted on gold.natsu.gs ?)
Article ID: 185
Date: 6/28/2003
Poster: Mark D.
Improved Record Sheets (Word)

Improved record keeping worksheets for Vietnam: 1965-1975 (uncredited).
Article ID: 184
Date: 11/17/2002
Poster: Mark D.
Victory Insider: Variant (PDF)

"The Marine's Alternative" variant which appeared in the Victory Insider insert to The General Magazine.
Article ID: 182
Date: 12/17/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Brandon Einhorn: Review

Brief review by Brandon Einhorn of Victory Games' title "Vietnam: 1965-1975"
Article ID: 180
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

Article Index for Victory Games' title "Vietnam: 1965-1975"
Article ID: 188
Date: 5/1/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Tony Curtis: Strategy (PDF)

Campaign game strategy article, by Tony Curtis, titled "Finding the Tunnel's Light: Winning the Vietnam Campaign Game".
Article ID: 187
Date: 5/1/1986
Poster: Mark D.
Tony Curtis: Strategy (PDF)

Excellent strategy article, by Tony Curtis, titled "Hunting the Viet Cong: Winning Tactics in Vietnam".
Article ID: 181
Date: 6/1/1984
Poster: Mark D.
Publisher Errata

Publisher errata from the Victory Insider magazine insert (1984).
Article ID: 200
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid: Improved US Record Sheet

Improved US Record sheet, created by Mark D.
Article ID: 201
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid: Improved SVN Record Sheet

Improved South Vietnamese Record sheet created by Mark D.
Article ID: 202
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Player Aid: Improved NLF Record Sheet

Improved NLF Record sheet, created by Mark D..
Article ID: 203
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Strategy: The Sword and the Juggernaut

Scan from The Victory Insider.