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.

3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


Matthew B. Caffrey's "On Wargaming" (free digital download)

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The digital edition of Matt Caffrey’s new book On Wargaming: How Wargames Have Shaped History and How They May Shape the Future can be downloaded for free from the U.S. Naval War College Press site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019


General Eisenhower’s Armchair: How War Becomes a Game

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"But how did war become a game?" Jerad Alexander takes an outsider's look at wargaming, and perceives some of the real fascination: "Who wins is relatively irrelevant; the story of war matters more."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/10/2019


The Problem with Hexagons

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How do you deal with the “drunken hexagon walk”? Dr. Ezra Sidran considers the quirks of wargaming's beloved hexagon, which can simplify "…movement; but just as often it creates absurd movement paths..."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/8/2019


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.

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"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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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  Game/Publisher Article Info
Game: Field of Glory: Empires

Series: Field of Glory
Publisher: Ageod
Game Type: Computer
Date: 4/19/2019 5:37:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Challenge Accepted: Uniting Italy in Field of Glory: Empires

"Trust me, you’ll understand Rome’s status as 800 lb gorilla…". Bill Gray reviews AGEOD's Field of Glory: Empires, a grand strategy game of building the Roman Republic in the Italian boot. Bill offers his usual excellent analysis, along with the results of two approaches he took to playing the game. Check out why, at the end of one, "I had a lot of Legacy Points, but after receiving a scroll from the Senate advising my retirement my bet is it didn’t matter."
Game: Profile in Courage: PT-109

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/18/2019 6:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Interview with Rod Bauer, Designer of "Profile in Courage: PT-109"

Text interview with Rod Bauer, designer of "Profile in Courage: PT-109", a new release from High Flying Dice Games...
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/17/2019 5:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Three Moves Ahead (podcast) Reviews "Empire of the Sun"

Rob and Bruce (Three Moves Ahead) sing the praises of Mark Herman's Empire of the Sun. Enjoying the game through the magic of VASSAL, the wargaming duo describe how about Empire of the Sun does a commendable job of conveying the challenges of imperfect information, the plans of the Imperial Japanese fleet, and inter-service rivalry - all through the elegance of card-based play.
Game: Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk

Series: Platoon Commander
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/17/2019 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Ambush of a T-70 Company

"The Panzer III’s halted 300 metres short of the woods and furiously pumped high explosive shells into the Soviet positions...". Norm Smith serves up an intense narrative and analysis of an engagement in Flying Pig Games' Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk. Sounds like a great game system for keeping you on your toes, or as Norm says, "A player really cannot take anything for granted."
Emergency Disposition: Large Wargame Collection Looking for a Good Home

 
Date: 4/16/2019 10:16:00 PM
Large Wargame Collection Looking for a Good Home

Grognard Terry Weeks is relocating from Newnan, GA (just south of Atlanta) to northern California on short notice, and has a collection of 400+ wargames that he cannot take with him. These games need to find a home no later than April 21st or they will have to be discarded. Any individuals or gaming groups in the Newnan, GA area that are willing to help, please contact Terry Weeks at terryleeweeks @ hotmail.com ASAP.

Thanks!

(Editor's note: I don't know Terry Weeks personally nor does he have any affiliation with Grognard.com; I'm just trying to help out a fellow grognard who asked for assistance.)
Game: Pub Battles: Gettysburg

Series: Pub Battles
Publisher: Command Post Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/16/2019 9:45:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Pub Battles: Gettysburg - Replayability

Brief opinion piece from Command Post Games about the "replay" value of their Gettysburg game.
Game: SpaceCorp

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
SpaceCorp - Playthrough

Video playthrough of SpaceCorp shared by The Players Aid site.
Game: ETO

Series: ETO Series
Publisher: Victory Point Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/15/2019 5:52:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Strategic Bombing for Fun and Profit

"…what can the Soviets do with a pure Bomber force?" Kevin Roust looks at the conundrum facing the Soviet player in the beginning rounds of Victory Point Games' ETO, their European World War II mega game work in progress. Kevin provides some interesting tips, calculated to "…greatly annoy the Axis when they most need to focus their attention along the ever-shifting front."
Game: Empire of the Sun

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2019 4:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Empire of the Sun - Unboxing video

Unboxing video produced for Moe's Game Table.
Game: Icebergs

Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/14/2019 2:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Centurions Review - Icebergs

David Lent reviews TSR's 1980s title "Icebergs" for Centurion's Review.
Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 4/14/2019 11:45:00 AM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#912) for 14-Apr-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#911).
Game: Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk

Series: Platoon Commander
Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/12/2019 5:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Platoon Commander KURSK

"I wish all armoured games had tank artwork looking like this." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, is looking for a simple, highly playable tactical armor game. He checks out Flying Pig Games' Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk. "Can it be that game?"
Game: Campaigns of 1777

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/6/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Campaigns of 1777 - Unboxing video

Overview of components.
Game: Death in the Trenches

Publisher: Schutze Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Death in the Trenches - Rules

Original version rules scan shared by Mike Stoddart.
Game: Manoeuvre

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 8:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Manoeuvre Tournament Part 6: France vs. Russia

"The key for Russia is to play defensively, but hit hard and try to reduce the French units as often as possible." Designer David Waldorf continues his narration of a GMT Games' Manoeuvre tournament. The Russians pursue those tactics, especially when their "…massive assault succeeds in driving the Guard Cavalry off the hill and reducing them, but…"!
Game: Pub Battles: Gettysburg

Series: Pub Battles
Publisher: Command Post Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 3:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Homo Ludens Reviews "Pub Battles: Gettysburg"

A video review of the latest game in the Pub Battles series: Gettysburg by Command Post Games. This review also adresses the history around the battle of Gettysburg and the place of this battle in the Wargame culture. Video produced by Homo Ludens.
Game: Manoeuvre: Distant Lands

Series: Manoeuvre:
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 10:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Manoeuvre: Distant Lands Tournament Part 4 of 4: France vs. Qing Dynasty

"…Napoleon Bonaparte himself commands…". David Waldorf covers the fourth and final round of the tournament using the GMT Games' Manoeuvre: Distant Lands expansion. With a solid performance by both sides, "…it looked close for a minute there!"
Game: Twilight Imperium

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/3/2019 9:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Shut Up & Sit Down! Twilight Imperium Replay Video

"Hey, remember when we did a nine hour stream of Twilight Imperium with No Pun Included? After much grinding of CPUs and gnashing of bandwidth, we’ve just uploaded an HD recording to YouTube." Here's Part 1 of this epic game...
Game: Battle of Issy, 1815

Series: Jours de Gloire Series
Publisher: RBM Studios
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/2/2019 12:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Battle of Issy, 1815 - Marco Review

Video review produced by Marco Arnaudo.
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Gilbert Collins Reviews 'The Peloponnesian War'

A brief look at Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War from Victory Games with comments on the new edition coming from GMT Games. Video produced by Gilbert Collins.
Game: Fortress: The Game of Space Fortress Combat in Gundam

Publisher: Tsukuda Hobby
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Fortress: Reluctant Review

Is Brad Smith a weeb? Does he watch anime? Does he think Japan is the greatest country to have ever existed on the planet? These are all questions that we need answered. Brad has really gone outside everyone's comfort zone with this game... but he's not capable of writing a uninteresting review, so I read it anyway. And you should too.
Game: Sixth Fleet

Series: Fleet Series
Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 4/1/2019 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Channeling Your Inner Tom Clancy and Larry Bond!

Outstanding review of this old classic shared by "The Players Aid" blog. Love seeing great old games like this one still getting attention, and table-time.
Game: Tide of Iron

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2019 10:25:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Tide of Iron – Panzers in Action

"Currently, Tide of Iron (ToI) seems to me almost like a classic wargame - that was one of my first wargames played. Large box, plastic figures and - what most important - tanks in action. In my session review I am describing ferocious fight of US Shermans with elite German tanks which ended in quite surprising result..."
Game: SPQR

Series: Great Battles of History Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2019 10:22:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video - SPQR - The Boardgames Chronicle

"Being a big fan of Mark Herman Great Battles of History series, I anxiously anticipated SPQR reprint, which contains all the bonus and extra scenarios / modules. And finally it arrived - short unboxing, presentation of components and my expectations in the article and movie."
Game: Turning Point

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 3/31/2019 5:14:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Worthington's "Turning Point"

David Lent, writing for the "Centurion's Review" blog, shares his review and unboxing video of "Turning Point".