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.

Stamford Bridge

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"What a fun year this must have been! Comet included!" Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, offers another one of his exquisite looks at a not so well known battle. Including some perspective as to "…why it was strategically important to events that ultimately shaped English history, and even the evolution of the English language itself, i.e. why it's mostly French."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/5/2020


Simple Battles No.1 - Fight for the Bridge.

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"So, in the spirit of pursuing the simple game, I have put a game on using just 6 units per side...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, chips in to help evaluate the concept of a "…‘simple game’ and what that actually means." Norm creates a fast-moving ACW meeting engagement, and the fun starts: "The Union are the first to get all of their brigade onto the table (they are the fastest with the mostest!)." Do they retain their advantage?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/3/2020


DOWNSIZING: A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO CONVERTING 15/18MM MINIATURES TO 10MM

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"Well color me tartan, because I just took the plunge and my sage ruminations follow." Bill Gray explains the why and the how of his miniatures "downsizing" effort, along with some nice pictures of the results! And a bit of the sagacity he mentioned: "…remember, if you have but one pack of unpainted lead in your closet, you can’t die…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/31/2020


509th (H) B-17 Virtual Bomber Group

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If you are interested in playing a Play By Forum that is playable with either "B-17 Queen of the Skies" or with "Target for Today", we would love to have you join us. We are an open ended campaign, so people can come and go as they need to. We fly one mission every 2 weeks. Crews will carry over from one campaign to the next so lost crew can be replaced, and so that people can join as we go. The crews that are currently in our campaign (which is flying with the 9th USAAF) will simply transfer over to the 12th. Any thing not in the base games that is needed we can help you with, so that you are able to play along. The 509th has been functioning as a play by forum game since 2012, and has had 10 wonderful campaigns. The way that the 509th works, is when you register for a crew (B-17 or B-24) you will be placed into a squadron. Please see the site for more information...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 7/13/2020


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.

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 Grognard.com. 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: Wilderness War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Volko Ruhnke

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 664
Date: 9/30/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War - Tim Smith - Replay Session #2 (PDF)

The game progresses into Spring 1757. This is the second installment of an outstanding Wilderness War replay session report "for the entertainment of the 'Grognards de Bois' who admire this game." Thanks to Tim Smith for sharing.
Article ID: 663
Date: 9/29/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War - Tim Smith - Replay Session #1 (PDF)

"At last - a full play-through of the renowned game!" This is the first installment of an outstanding Wilderness War replay session report "for the entertainment of the 'Grognards de Bois' who admire this game." Thanks to Tim Smith for sharing this gem...
Article ID: 662
Date: 6/23/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Wilderness War is Probably the Best CDG

"One attribute of a good war game is that it opens up rather than narrows down the more you play it..." Thus begins this excellent review by Simon Lestrade, where he pays homage to this fine GMT game...
Article ID: 624
Date: 7/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Official rules (PDF) - updated link

Update link for living rules on GMTs site
Article ID: 661
Date: 7/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
A Couple of Meeple: Video Replay

This couple films themselves playing a game of Wilderness War, and does a voice-over narrating the whole thing. Very well done and interesting.
Article ID: 660
Date: 4/15/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Hiew's Boardgame Blog: Review

Really good review/replay. Hiew Chok Sien takes us through an overview of the game and then recounts a short scenario played by him and his gaming buddy Allen. Gives a nice feel for the game, and it's good to see 'Wilderness War' getting some renewed attention.
Article ID: 659
Date: 7/2/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Marti Cabre: Review

BoardGameGeek Review by Marti Cabre
Article ID: 658
Date: 4/21/2012
Poster: Mark D.
Ed Bickford: Replay

Ed Bickford takes us through a replay of one of his games of Wilderness War, over numerous posts on ConSimWorld. Enjoy.
Article ID: 657
Date: 8/7/2011
Poster: Mark D.
Reef's World: Video Review

Nice video review from Reef.
Article ID: 625
Date: 8/9/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Steffan O'Sullivan: Player Aid (PDF)

Player Aid, prepared by Steffan O'Sullivan, containing "Troop Type and Fortification Differences" chart, "Types of Drilled Troops", etc.
Article ID: 623
Date: 7/22/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Designer: Errata

Errata item from designer Volko Ruhnke.
Article ID: 622
Date: 11/8/2000
Poster: Mark D.
Andy Ravenscroft: Review

Quick review by Andy Ravenscroft
Article ID: 626
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Extra British leader boxes (JPG)

Graphic file showing Leader boxes for Dunbar, Webb and Bradstreet.
Article ID: 627
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Extra French leader boxes (JPG)

Graphic showing extra French Leader boxes for Dumas, Beaujeu and Bougainville.
Article ID: 628
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official errata

Article ID: 629
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 630
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 631
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 632
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
battle predictor (Excel file)

Article ID: 633
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Italian translation of official rules

Article ID: 634
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
French translation of official rules

Article ID: 635
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM site

Article ID: 636
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
card manifest (PDF)

Article ID: 637
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A (PDF)

Article ID: 638
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy(PDF)

Article ID: 639
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 640
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
German translation of official rules

Article ID: 641
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 642
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 643
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Japanese official rules(zipped PDF file)

Article ID: 644
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for real-time Internet play

Article ID: 645
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 646
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 647
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 648
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 649
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 650
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 651
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 652
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 653
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 654
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 655
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 656
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A