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.

Mongol Logistics

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"There is a conspiracy website that oddly asks a lot of good questions." Len Krol, writing in the Centurion's Review, has questions about the Mongols, whether inspired by a conspiracy site or not. He makes some interesting points in examining the idea that "There is more to the Mongols than meets the eye."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/22/2020

Not the Phalanx Wargame Show

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"...this is one that is always on my ‘must attend’ list and so will be particularly missed...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is set on honoring, in his own way, the Phalanx wargame show, which will not take place this year. See what Norm is up to in his effort to remind us of why "…the relevance of wargame shows and their ability to motivate and enthuse is something precious that we need to make sure we never let slip away."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/15/2020

Wars of the Roses Artillery.

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"Painting projects seldom grace the pages of this blog, but this base has a slightly different emphasis." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, relates why he's made a head start on a War of the Roses armies project, focused on a Front Rank 28mm medieval gun piece with crew. Norm has his reasons, and then discovers that he also "...had never appreciated the clever but simple mechanism for adjusting gun elevation that these things had."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/10/2020

My Passion for History - Ancient Greece

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"In this write-up I am continuing with the series of articles regarding my passion for history, this time focusing on Ancient Greece – especially times of Pelopponesian Wars. A very noticeable period and with long-lasting effects on the whole Hellenistic world. One which was always drawing my attention." The Boardgames Chronicle discusses various board games that cover this period...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/5/2020

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: Washington's Crossing
Publisher: Revolution Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Roger Miller

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 371
Date: 3/7/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Quick Play Thru: Washington's Crossing

"Trenton itself is a bit of a honey trap." Simon Lestrade enjoys a play through of Revolution Games' Washington’s Crossing. He offers some entertaining thoughts on strategy, sometimes very direct: "Taking Amboy is probably a fools errand…"
Article ID: 370
Date: 4/5/2015
Poster: Mark D.
First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society: After Action Report

Great replay of this interesting game by the good folks at the First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society, titled "A Slug, Hessian Bosom and a Puzzlemaster: 1st MN Revisits Washington's Crossing". Now you just *have* to read it, don't you?
Article ID: 369
Date: 3/10/2015
Poster: Mark D.
First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society: Review

The gents at First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society have discovered "Washington's Crossing" (published by Revolution Games), and have published their thoughts. These guys just totally "get it" when it comes to peeling back the layers to get to the heart of a game, revealing what makes it a gem or a dud. In this case, they're leaning heavily towards a "gem" verdict. The article is titled "Crossing Lebowski: 1st Mn Bootcamps Washington's Crossing on THE DUDE's 17th Anniversary", correctly celebrating The Dude nearly as much as the game itself...
Article ID: 368
Date: 1/30/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Video How-To

A little "how-to" video about Washington's Crossing by Kevin Sharp at his Big Board Gaming blog. This is an outstanding game and I never miss an opportunity to promote it. And Kevin gives my Washington's Crossing utility a plug, so…
Article ID: 367
Date: 8/28/2014
Poster: Mark D. Player Aid

Player Aid (Excel) that reduces calculation errors and speeds up game play for Revolution Games' awesome title "Washington's Crossing". Created by Mark D as the first " Game Assistant".
Article ID: 366
Date: 6/18/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Armchair General: Review

Excellent and fair review by Sean Stevenson for Armchair General.
Article ID: 365
Date: 5/11/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Marco Arnaudo: Video Review

Thorough review of Washington's Crossing by Marco Arnaudo.