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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.

“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/5/2021


Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021


Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021


Maldon: Something to Mull Over

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"The preliminary challenges, insults, and actual fighting between 'champions' on the causeway resulted in a slight advantage for the Saxons." Chris Hahn, in his No Painting Required blog, brings us replays of the Viking versus Anglo-Saxon battle of Maldon in 991 A.D. Chris provides some interesting background to his various stagings, along with plenty of action: "…the Vikings crashed into the Saxons, having pushed through their own skirmishing archers, scattering them to the winds."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/26/2021


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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

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Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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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

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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: With It Or On It
Publisher: Hollandspiele
Series: Shields & Swords Ancients Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Tom Russell

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 7
Date: 4/20/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients - Marathon wrap up

The Players Aid gives us their initial opinion on the Shields & Swords Ancients series with the game With It or On It published by Hollandspiele.. Much simpler than the Great Battles of History system, it seems to find the right mix of decision-making for battles in ancient times.
Article ID: 6
Date: 2/19/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients-Marathon Wrap Up

The Big Board gives us their opinion of With It or On It, a tactical ancients game published by Hollandspiele. They like the fact that it is much simpler than the Great Battles Of History system making for a clean simple system that is not simplistic in its game decisions.
Article ID: 5
Date: 9/19/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 4

The Players Aid continues their series of Action Points on With It or On It published by Hollandspiele in their Shields & Swords Ancients series. This is the fourth and final Action Point which covers the Combat Phase, the Unit Type Modifier Matrix and how it all interacts with the Combat Results Table.
Article ID: 4
Date: 9/4/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 3

The Players Aid continues their series of Action Points covering the Shield & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele. In their third Action Point, they explore the various Phases of the Sequence of Play giving more detail on the Skirmish Phase and Move Phase.
Article ID: 3
Date: 8/20/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 2

With It Or On It is the first game in a new Shields & Swords Ancients Series from Hollandspiele that uses a system developed in the Shields & Swords Series that deals with medieval battles. The Players Aid brings us their second Action Point covering the very interesting Command Phase where the player must make tough decisions about how to use their limited double sided Command Chits.
Article ID: 2
Date: 8/8/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 1

From Hollandspiele we get a smart little game, With It or On It, the first game in a new Shields & Swords Ancients Series. The Players Aid gives us their first look while initiating another one of their fine action point series that will cover the basics of the system and take a look at the different types of units available to the commander, discuss how best to use their limited double sided Command Chits, evaluates Movement of units across the battlefield and how this changes when entering Skirmish Zones and explore the Combat Phase, and dissects the Unit Type Modifier Matrix and how it works with the Combat Results Table.
Article ID: 1
Date: 8/7/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Shields & Swords Ancients: With It or On It from Hollandspiele – Action Point 1

"With It or On It was simply a revelation and an utter joy to play." Grant Kleinhenz begins a series of pieces about Hollandspiele's With It Or On It, the first game taking the Shields & Swords system from medieval to ancient battles. Check out why Grant comments that "The game is light, fast playing and the rules overhead is low but the game has some really interesting decisions regarding how to go about defeating your opponent."