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.

“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/5/2021

Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021

Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021

Maldon: Something to Mull Over

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"The preliminary challenges, insults, and actual fighting between 'champions' on the causeway resulted in a slight advantage for the Saxons." Chris Hahn, in his No Painting Required blog, brings us replays of the Viking versus Anglo-Saxon battle of Maldon in 991 A.D. Chris provides some interesting background to his various stagings, along with plenty of action: "…the Vikings crashed into the Saxons, having pushed through their own skirmishing archers, scattering them to the winds."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/26/2021

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

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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

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!

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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Raid on Iran: Player Aids

Charts, Rules, Custom Counters

Raid on Iran - Player Aids
by Mark D.  *  30-Jun-2011

Player Aid Sheet

This Player Aid Sheet allows for tracking of the following important Raid on Iran information:

Raid on Iran is a two player game simulating the U.S. attempt to rescue American hostages who were being held by the newly formed Islamic Republic of Iran after the ouster of the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran. The real rescue attempt ended tragically and unsuccessfully in the deserts of Iran without ever having even come close to the location of the hostages. A series of unfortunate events left 8 American service men dead and an insufficient number of operational helicopters to proceed with the mission. A decision was made to call the mission off, and everyone packed up and headed home. The subject matter was quite topical at the time of publication, when the hostage crisis was still in the news headlines but, sadly, it’s still topical today as the United States and Iran are no closer to reconciliation now than in 1980.

  • Game Turn – Pretty basic thing to keep track of. Now you have a place to do it.
  • Hostage Counters – Track the contents of all 10 hostage counters.
  • U.S. Helicopter Chart – Scheduled arrival turn, Turn called, Arrival Turn #, Total Turns Hovering, Hits, Disabled?, Out of Play? All the important stuff you need to track about your helicopters.
  • Iranian and U.S. Victory Point Schedules – Keep track of victory points earned/lost.
  • Other Info – U.S. Special Advantage chosen, Iranian Special Advantage chosen, Turn Iranian Sentries Alerted, Hostages Killed/Executed, Commandos/Crew Killed, Satchel Charges Used, etc.

Click to download Raid on Iran Player Aid Sheet in PDF format.

Custom Counters

I’ve also created custom counters that I believe are more functional.

  • Each Iranian militant unit, hostage counter and “dummy” counter has an Iranian Flag on its reverse side.
  • Each U.S. unit now has a reverse side that indicates if the unit has Moved or Fired for the turn. This is a more reliable way of keeping track as opposed to rotating the unit 90 degrees.
  • The U.S. now has separate and distinct counters for Air Crews and Wounded Soldiers. Now you no longer have to mix the wounded commandos in with the Hostage counters.
  • Each U.S. helicopter now has a reverse side that shows it is “Disabled”.

Click to download Custom Counter Sheet #1 and Custom Counter Sheet #2 in PDF format.

Rules in PDF Format

Contains the full basic game rules, Charts & Tables, About This Game, Historical Notes, and new Player Aid Sheet. Note that this document does NOT yet include the rules for the alternate “What’s Sauce for the Goose…” scenario. We’ll eventually get that transcribed and PDF’d as well, and will publish it when we do.

Click to download Raid on Iran Rules in PDF format.