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.

Oh Simple things, where have you gone?

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"One might suppose from this blog title that rose tinted glasses have transported me back to a ‘better’ wargaming time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes some mildly whimsical inspiration from rereading a couple of classic miniatures titles from the 70s. As always, Norm has some interesting insights: "…modern authors have not felt tied to copying actual military manoeuvres to get the same result."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/28/2019


2019 Phalanx Wargame Show

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"...it is nice to see some of the traders who were fledgling game companies back in the day, who are still out there, doing it and supporting this wonderful, but niche hobby." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a thoughtful report on a recent wargame show, including a bunch of photos of the offerings!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/19/2019


75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide – Book Review

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"I would make this book required reading in every high school and college history course." Rick Martin reviews 75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide, a book that is a badly needed effort to reach the generation that knows "…less about history than any other generation for the last 100 years…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/10/2019


Terrain enhancement weekend

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"I always find that a visit to a model rail shop can yield some surprise finds that are gems for wargaming." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, indulges his miniatures focus with a number of fun finds. "I quite liked the quirkiness of it…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2019


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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...


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Latest Challenge

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Grognard Challenge Time!

 
Date: 7/14/2019 4:30:00 PM
New Challenge Clues! Last Challenge Results!

See the graphic clues for the new Challenge (#925) for 14-Jul-2019 and the winners for the last Challenge (#924).
Game: The Devil's to Pay: The First Day at Gettysburg

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2019 9:38:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Devil's to Pay - Video Review

Excellent video review by Gilbert Collins, covering the recent release "The Devil's to Pay: The First Day at Gettysburg" designed by Hermann Luttmann and published by Tiny Battle Publishing.
Game: Dual Powers Revolution 1917

Publisher: Thunderworks Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Dual Powers - Video Produced by Homo Ludens

"Let's look at a KickStarter game that was shipped a few months ago: Dual Powers - Revolution 1917, designed by Brett Myers and published by Thunderworks Games. A card driven historical game on the Russian Revolution of 1917 that focuses on the struggle between the soviets and the provisional government. We will also explore other games on the subject of the Russian Revolution and Russian civil war." Video produced by Fred Labeste for his Homo Ludens YouTube channel.
Publisher: Quarterdeck International Games - New Web Site!

Date: 7/12/2019 8:35:00 PM
Quarterdeck International Games Launches New Site!

Quarterdeck International Games new site is up and running! Welcome to the official Quarterdeck International website! Here you will find exclusive content, interviews and more on the News page, see a complete list of games we have had a hand in bringing to the market on our About page and purchase some of the best wargames on the market in our Store!
Game: Clash of Lions

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/12/2019 5:30:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Clash of Lions - Game Review

A review of an oldie, but a fun game. "Clash of Lions" by High Flying Dice Games, LLC. Complete with errata, extra counters and hidden Egyptian variant. Shared by the Angry Bunny blog...
Game: Gandhi: : The Decolonization of British India, 1917–1947

Series: COIN Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/11/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing of Gandhi

Unbox video by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Siege of Jerusalem

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2019 3:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Siege of Jerusalem Review by Board Games Chronicle

Excellent review of Siege of Jerusalem by Board Games Chronicle. Warts and all, makes me want to dust off this game and play it again...
Game: Halls of Montezuma

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/10/2019 6:47:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The Fate of Mexico in the Balance. GMT Games’ ”Halls of Montezuma”. Board game Review.

"...from the start I felt like I was fighting the game more than my opponent." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Halls of Montezuma, which re-creates the conflict between Mexico and America in the 1840s. Check out Ray's conundrum regarding a game that he really wants to like: "It certainly does a good job of presenting the challenge faced by the United States often facing a superior force while also being at the end of an extended supply line."
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/9/2019 7:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
878 Vikings - Game Review

"Lately we do not have much time to play with my usual buddy - Jakub - but this time we managed to squeeze some time for '878 Vikings' from Academy Games - it was bloody and English did not stand a chance!! Have a nice read!" Review provided by the Board Games Chronicle blog...
Game: Victory Roads

Publisher: Hexasim
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2019 5:57:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Victory Roads Unboxing

Unboxing video about Victory Roads by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/8/2019 5:36:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Saddam Hussein versus The Ayatollah. Bloody Dawns: The Iran Iraq War. Board Game Review.

"...it’s like Frank Chadwick’s ‘A House Divided’ meets Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews ‘Twilight Struggle’." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' Bloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, giving it a 93% rating. See why Ray finds the game an interesting combination of traditional and card driven features, yet, at the same time, "The mechanics are clean, simple and quick…"!
Game: Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game

Series: Warfighter
Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/6/2019 6:48:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… they can’t get away this time.” -Chesty” Puller USMC. ‘Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game” Board Game Review

"The outfitting and upkeep of your soldiers is half the fun of the game...". Rick Martin reviews Dan Verssen Games' Warfighter The World War II Pacific Combat Card Game. Despite some grumbles about the product, see why Rick can still conclude that "It offers both a great solo experience as well as an intriguing co-operative play."
Game: Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975

Publisher: Worthington Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Unboxing Video

Unboxing video by Moe's Game Table.
Game: Peloponnesian War

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/4/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
New Edition of Peloponnesian War

Unboxing video produced by Moe's Game Table, covering the new GMT version of Mark Herman's Peloponnesian War.
Game: Black Powder

Publisher: Warlord Games
Game Type: Miniatures
Date: 7/3/2019 4:38:00 PM
Poster: Doug Holt
Black Powder - the mini game

"The Smallest Black Powder wargame ever - probably!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out an exquisite Civil War engagement using Warlord Games' Black Powder Second Edition. Check out the action and find out why Norm exclaims "…hoorah for the smaller game, great for small spaces, ideal for that mid-week game…"
Game: The Creature that ate Sheboygan

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/3/2019 5:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review

The Creature That Ate Sheboygan! Review by David Lent for the "Centurion's Review" blog.
Game: Battle of Peleliu 1944

Publisher: Joni Nuutinen
Game Type: Computer
Date: 7/1/2019 6:05:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Re-fight the Battle of Peleliu on Your Cell Phone! Android Game Review

"This game is very fun and demonstrates the challenges of fighting in the Pacific." Rick Martin checks out Joni Nuutinen's Battle of Peleliu 1944, an inexpensive cell phone wargame! Rick finds that "The AI is very aggressive and the Japanese forces seem to act very intelligently."
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 7/1/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Wing Leader - Session Report from Boardgames Chronicle

"A brief session report from our third scenario in "Wing Leader Victories". We appreciate game more with every session and can't wait to get our hands on bombing-raids scenarios! Short report from RAF vs Luftwaffe encounter follows! (scenario V05)" Session report shared by the Boardgames Chronicle blog...
Game: JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets

Publisher: Lumaca Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 6/30/2019 12:56:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets - New from Lumaca Games

JU87 Stuka Jericho Trumpets is a solitaire cardwargame that puts you in charge of the career of a German Stuka pilot struggling mission by mission to get the Knights Cross! In just 18 cards! No dice needed, the game is perfect to enjoy during a train trip or a flight! From Lumaca Games, with the same mechanics of SM79 Damned Hunchback!
Game: Commands & Colors: Medieval

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/27/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Session Report - 004 Thannuris – 528 AD

The good folks at The Board Games Chronicle follow up their unboxing video with a session report from play of the Thannuris-528AD scenario. Gotta love a good session report...
Game: Steel Division II

Publisher: Eugen Systems
Game Type: Computer
Date: 6/26/2019 6:21:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Steel Division 2 Review

"This time around, though, multiplayer battles aren't the star of the show." Ian Boudreau reviews Steel Division II, a game that steps well beyond its predecessor. While Ian feels that some elements of the game still need rounding out, nonetheless "…on the single-player front; what they've built now, and what it's clear they intend to do… this is the war game I've been waiting for all these years."
Game: Melee

Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/26/2019 4:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
The Fantasy Trip Melee Review by David Lent

David Lent, writing for "The Centurio's Review" blog, tells us about an old Steve Jackson classic that's about to be resurrected. Interesting review and lots of good info about the game.
Game: An Undeniable Victory: Operation Fath ol Mobin

Publisher: High Flying Dice Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/24/2019 6:02:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
It’s Not Your Father’s Cold War. The Iranian seek an Undeniable Victory with Operation Fath ol Mobin, March 1982. Board Game Review

"If you are a student of the wars of the Middle East, this game will appeal to you." Ray Garbee reviews High Flying Dice Games' An Undeniable Victory: Operation Fath ol Mobin, which focuses on the turn of the tide during the Iran Iraq war of the 80s. Despite a few quibbles, Ray finds an enjoyable game, and adds the intriguing observation that "Well…it kinda/sorta *is* a bloody slaughter, but don’t give up hope!"
Game: The Sword Beach Landings

Series: Five for Fighting Series
Publisher: Against the Odds
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/23/2019 6:27:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Five for Fighting - Pocket Battle Games - Review

Review of ATO magazine new "Five for Fighting" series of pocket battle games on the D-Day landings (including "Sword Beach Landings". Though it is not a standard magazine or game company item, the author is just that impressed with these new pocket battle games. Article written and shared by ab from the "Angry Bunny Blog"...
Game: The Last Hundred Yards

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/23/2019 5:53:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Preview from Moe's Game Table

Basically, a more detailed "unboxing" video, produced by Moe's Game Table...