Opponents Wanted

Find Gaming Opponents!

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration. Grognard.com Opponents Wanted



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.

Partizan Wargame Show 2022

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"...a bridge filled with troops is just visually tops." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, brings us pictures and observations from the Partizan Wargame Show 2022. Check out why Norm can conclude "…that every game table was inspiring in one way or another and there was plenty of scale and subject diversity here, which is nice to see."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/27/2022


My Top 3 Wargames designed by… Mark Herman!

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"Of course Mark Herman!" Michal, in the The Boardgames Chronicle, tells us why these three titles are his all-time favorites. Check out which one rates the comment "…believe me, the space for bluffing is really vast here!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/24/2022


Seeing the Elephant at Kasserine Pass. “Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and Patton’s Rise to Glory”. Book Review

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"...explores a chapter of the US Army’s history that rarely gets much attention...". Ray Garbee reviews Patton's Payback The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore. While Ray has some quibbles about a couple aspects of the book, he nonetheless find an enjoyable read that is "…a good narrative into how combat is a test that separates true warrior leaders from the merely competent administrators."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/4/2022


Reflections on gaming not-Ukraine

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"...in our games the Russian military was far more adroit using [artillery] in a fluid battlespace than seems to be the case in Ukraine." Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, reflects on some semi-recent "not Ukraine" modern wargame exercises, and what light those games shed, or didn't shed, regarding the reality of the current war. For example, in an influence operations exercise, "...what worked looked very much like what has worked for the Ukrainians in the current war, right down to heroic leaders and cute memes."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2022


More Spotlight articles...


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.



Grognard News

New Grognard.com Management Coming Soon! (6/30/2022)

After about 8.5 years, Mark is finally passing the Grognard.com management torch over to new administrators at the end of June 2022. Please bear with us as we migrate the site to the new servers, and be patient if there are any hiccups along the way. Thanks for supporting the site with your visits for all these years! +Mark

No More Advertisements! (2/1/2022)

As of Feb 1st, there will be no more paid advertisements on Grognard.com, until the new Administrators are established, and decide how they want to handle site visitor support.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (10/15/2021)

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration.

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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

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)

More Grognard Originals...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

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In Memoriam

Grognards Lost


New Management Coming to Grognard.com!

Grognard.com will soon be getting new management. After about 8.5 years, Mark will be passing the torch to new managers/administrators sometime during the month of June 2022. There will be additional communication and information about the new team as the time grows closer.

We will be reaching out to all Grognard.com registered users to confirm that you wish to continue to have access to sections of the site that require registration (i.e. Opponents Wanted, Grognard Challenge, etc.).

We have already begun the transition, so please be patient if there are any "hiccups" along the way.

Thanks for supporting Grognard.com with your visits over the years and we hope you'll continue to support this valuable gaming resource. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Mark @ Grognard.com up until the end of June.

+Mark


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Gaming Clubs/Organizations


If you know of any Gaming Clubs or Organizations not already in our database,
please contact us and let us know!


Select by Country and State (U.S. only)


Select ClubClub/Organization NameCountryCityState Code
International Axis and Allies Players Association   
Napoleonic Wargaming Club (On-Line Gaming)   
Billabong BoardgamersAUSTRALIAMelbourne 
Brisbane Independent GamersAUSTRALIAPaddington 
Perth Wargames ClubAUSTRALIAPerth 
Conflict Simulations AntwerpBELGIUMAntwerp 
Les Banquet des GenerauxBELGIUMBrussels 
Les Compagnies d'OrdonnanceBELGIUMFleurus 
Schild en VriendBELGIUMLeuven 
StratagemCANADACalgary 
The Calgary Strategy and Wargaming groupCANADACalgary 
Edmonton & Area Board Gaming leagueCANADAEdmonton 
Edmonton Wargame GroupCANADAEdmonton 
Wargaming MontrealCANADAMontreal 
Stack Academie MontréalCANADAMontréal 
Ottawa Miniature GamersCANADAOttawa 
Ottawa WargamersCANADAOttawa 
Northern DefendersCANADAQuebec 
Canucks Amuck - Toronto Wargaming GroupCANADAToronto 
European Board Games & Toronto GamersCANADAToronto 
Toronto Area Boardgamers SocietyCANADAToronto 
BottosConCANADAVancouver 
North Shore Wargaming SocietyCANADAVancouver 
Trumpeter Tabletop Games SocietyCANADAVancouver 
Wargame Clubs (PBEM)SWITZERLAND  
Zurich Gaming ClubSWITZERLANDZurich 
Hong Kong Society of WargamersCHINAHong Kong 
Prague Wargames ClubCZECH REPUBLICPrague 
Gesellschaft fur historische SimulationenGERMANY  
Westpark Gamers (Munich)GERMANYMunich 
Spielwelten (Reutingen, Germany)GERMANYReutingen 
Tinsoldaten (Tin Soldier)DENMARKAalborg 
Alpha AresSPAINBarcelona 
Asociacion Madrilena de Simulacion (AMS)SPAINMadrid  
Finnish Simulation Games AssociationFINLANDHelsinki 
Nopat & Taktiikka RyFINLANDHelsinki 
Cambridge City Games ClubUNITED KINGDOMCambridge 
Falkirk District Wargames ClubUNITED KINGDOMCentral Scotland 
Chelmsford Games ClubUNITED KINGDOMChelmsford 
Refugees from RealityUNITED KINGDOMChesterfield, Derbyshire 
Dingwall Wargamers ClubUNITED KINGDOMDingwall, Highlands, Scotland 
Edinburgh League of GamersUNITED KINGDOMEdinburgh, Scotland 
Guildford Wargames ClubUNITED KINGDOMGuildford 
Chiltern Kriegsspiel CircleUNITED KINGDOMHertfordshire 
SAS Simulation Association of Sussex Wargames ClubUNITED KINGDOMHorsham Crawley 
Humberside Wargames SocietyUNITED KINGDOMHull 
Manx Wargames GroupUNITED KINGDOMIsle of Man 
Wyre Forest Wargames ClubUNITED KINGDOMKidderminster 
Central London Wargames ClubUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
ExilesUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
London on BoardUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
Society of AncientsUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
South East London Wargames GroupUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
South London WarlordsUNITED KINGDOMLondon 
The Games ClubUNITED KINGDOMLondon  
British Historical Games SocietyUNITED KINGDOMManchester 
Naval Wargames SocietyUNITED KINGDOMMilton Keynes 
North London Wargames GroupUNITED KINGDOMNorth London 
Posh GamesUNITED KINGDOMPeterborough 
Wargames Association of ReadingUNITED KINGDOMReading 
Megagame MakersUNITED KINGDOMSouth London 
Staines WargamersUNITED KINGDOMStaines 
Redditch Tabletop GamersUNITED KINGDOMWorcestershire 
Bangalore Board Game Meetup Group INDIABangalore 
India WargamersINDIABangalore 
Associazione Wargame Alto Milanese (AWAM)ITALYBusto Arsizio 
Club TreEmmeITALYModena 
Varese WargameITALYVarese 
Casus BelliITALYVerona 
Fenix Guardian InternationalITALYVerona 
Valgame ClubITALYVicenza 
Philippines Historical Boardgamers ClubPHILIPPINESManila 
Singapore WargamersSINGAPORESingapore 
Associazione Sammarinese Giochi Storici (ASGS)SAN MARINOSan Marino 
Axis and Allies Members ClubUNITED STATES  
East Bay Wargamers GroupUNITED STATESConcordCA
Diablo Valley Board Game ClubUNITED STATESDiablo ValleyCA
Tri-Valley Boardgamers (Pleasanton, California)UNITED STATESPleasantonCA
Random WargamersUNITED STATESRedondo BeachCA
San Diego Strategy GamersUNITED STATESSan Diego CountyCA
Silicon Valley Boardgamers ClubUNITED STATESSan Francisco Bay AreaCA
Ventura County Strategy Boardgamers (CA)UNITED STATESThousand OaksCA
Colorado Military HistoriansUNITED STATESDenverCO
The Haunted Game CaféUNITED STATESFort CollinsCO
Connecticut Game ClubUNITED STATESMilfordCT
Georgetown University Wargaming Society (GUWS)UNITED STATESGeorgetownDC
Brevard Battle GroupUNITED STATESBrevard CountyFL
Athens Gaming ClubUNITED STATESAthensGA
Tri-State ASL ClubUNITED STATES IL
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Strategic Games SocietyUNITED STATESCarbondaleIL
Portage Indiana War Gaming ClubUNITED STATESPortageIN
War College of Lafayette WargamersUNITED STATESWest LafayetteIN
Avalon Hill Intercontinental Kriegspiel Society (AHIKS)UNITED STATES MD
Games Club of MarylandUNITED STATESAberdeenMD
The Graduate Library Gamers at the University of MichiganUNITED STATESAnn ArborMI
Board Game League of CantonUNITED STATESCantonMI
Yankee Air Pirates (East)UNITED STATESSterling HeightsMI
First Minnesota Historical Wargaming SocietyUNITED STATESTwin CitiesMN
Metro East Gaming AssociationUNITED STATESSt. LouisMO
St. Louis Historical Gaming SocietyUNITED STATESSt. LouisMO
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