Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

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

Battle at Dungborough 1471 with Billhooks!

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"Events unfold quickly at the hill." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out a battle in the fictional county of Dungborough, using the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been having fun with of late. Playing a fairly balanced scenario always makes for an interesting test of a rule set, and then "Suddenly, a gift presents itself!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/14/2020

4th Kingdom of Heaven ACTS Tournament

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Call to Arms for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament!

Join us for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament! Whether you are an expert or novice, you are guaranteed at least three games, since round 1 is the (introductory) First Crusade played twice.

The games will be played on the Advanced Card Tracking System ACTS.

Please send your pledge to participate in this tournament, including your ACTS e-mail and ACTS nickname, to the GrandMasters of the Tournament:

Aleksandar Pesic

Trevor Sturmy

Start enlisting and soon we will announce the starting date!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/4/2020

Giving the WotR Billhooks rules a first outing.

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"...a better appreciation follows play, where I think the rules can be seen to be punching above their weight." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, grows his appreciation for the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been trying out. To include a nuance that leads Norm to conclude that "As this game clearly demonstrated, leader loss is a nightmare and one has to give thought to where leaders are placed…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/4/2020

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "originals" in the future.

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!

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

More Grognard Originals...

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Latest Challenge

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Game Articles


Pub Dates
Game: Waterloo Campaign 1815
Publisher: RBM Studios
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Herman

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 10
Date: 9/1/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo 1815 Turn 5

The Big Board continues its replay of Mark Herman's design, Waterloo Campaign 1815 published by RBM Studios. It is now Turn 5 and things are not going so well for the French. It started to rain slowing the French advance and a timely attack by the Prince of Orange has decimated D'Erlon's Corps.
Article ID: 9
Date: 8/26/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo 1815 June 16 PM Turn 4

The Big Board continues its after action report of the Waterloo Campaign 1815 by RBM Studios. The French continue their advance toward Quatre Bras as the Anglo Allied armies scramble to form a cohesive defense.
Article ID: 8
Date: 8/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo 1815 Turn 3 Part B

When we last left the Waterloo 1815 campaign, the Big Board was maneuvering the French against the Anglo Allies just north of Ligny in this this third turn replay.
Article ID: 7
Date: 8/11/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo 1815 Turn 3 Part A

The Big Board continues its replay of Waterloo Campaign 1815 designed by Mark Herman and published by RBM Studios. Both sides jockey for position around the crossroads North of Ligny to secure a strong position around Ziethen.
Article ID: 6
Date: 8/7/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo 1815 C3i Turns 1 & 2

Waterloo in the Napoleonic era, like Gettysburg in the Civil War, has been repeatedly analyzed, gamed and simulated but designer Mark Herman has taken somewhat of an innovative approach in the C-3 I magazine game Waterloo Campaign 1815. The Big Board brings us all the action of the first two turns in this game replay.
Article ID: 5
Date: 5/9/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo Campaign 1815 C3i Game Review

Matt White gives us his look at the Waterloo Campaign 1815 by Mark Herman published by RBM Studios.
Article ID: 4
Date: 4/25/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo Campaign /4

The Big Board continues its fourth video in a series covering a replay of the Waterloo Campaign 1815 designed by Mark Herman for C3I magazine. He describes a dramatic turn of events in this segment.
Article ID: 3
Date: 4/24/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Waterloo Campaign 1815 /3

The Waterloo Campaign 1815, designed by Mark Herman for C3I magazine has drawn a lot of interest for its subtle challenges despite a simple design. In this third video replay by The Big Board, the give-and-take of maneuver and the progress of the campaign is discussed.
Article ID: 2
Date: 3/22/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
C3i Waterloo Campaign 1815

Always expect some new ideas or unexpected twists on old ideas from designer Mark Herman. He doesn't disappoint with Waterloo Campaign 1815 published by RBM Studios in C3i magazine #33. The Players Aid presents a nice pictorial play through to intrduce players to the game.
Article ID: 1
Date: 2/9/2020
Poster: Mark D.
Waterloo Campaign 1815 - Review by Battlefields & Warriors

Norm Smith, writing for his Battlefields and Warriors site, does his usual outstanding job of sharing a useful review. And this time, there's a short replay included as well. Excellent read for anyone interested in buying this game.