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.

Phalanx 2018 War Game Show

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"Run by ‘The Spartans’ wargame club and held at Sutton Leisure Centre, near St. Helens, North West UK, "Phalanx 2018" is one of the shows on my ‘must support’ circuit, with a ‘use it or lose it’ ethos". So says Norm Smith, writing for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/18/2018


Gaming for Peace Conference (Dublin, January 2019)

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A Gaming for Peace conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on 10-11 January 2019. Gaming for Peace is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. Read more about it on PaxSims...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 6/6/2018


Pewterpocalypse: 3D Printing in Table-Top Wargaming

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"…is this the long awaited lead and pewter killer in miniature wargaming?" Bill Gray offers the results of a research foray into 3-D printing from wargamer's perspective. Intriguingly, he finds that "…there is a lot of free stuff out there to alleviate some of the cost and time issues."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/1/2018


No Enemies Here - Wargaming News

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No Enemies Here: War Gaming News is not affiliated with any company nor does it do reviews. Instead it provides a weekly show about the goings-on in the War Gaming community around the world.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/26/2018


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Grognard News

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.

South China Sea: Learning Game Replay

Mark D. and Harvey Mossman go head to head in a learning game of "South China Sea", a recently published title from Compass Games. This is a learning game for both of us so there will be lots of mistakes. But we'll try to keep the article updated as the game progresses.

Fifth Corps: NATO Player Aid sheet (PDF)

NATO player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points, Tactical Nuclear Points and the locations of Hidden Static Territorial Units. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Fifth Corps: Warsaw Pact Player Aid sheet (PDF)

Warsaw Pact player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points and Tactical Nuclear Points for the Warsaw Pact player. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Perfect Opening - Axis Strategy for Leningrad '41

"Perfect"? We'll see about that... Mark D. pens a strategy article proposing a series of moves that the Axis player should make on the first Impulse of the July 1941 game turn. Whether the moves turn out to be perfect or not, Leningrad '41 is a fun and challenging game and is highly recommended for newbies and grognards alike.

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Game: 2nd Megiddo

Publisher: ADMW Game Company
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 9:44:00 PM
Poster: Harvey Mossman
New Ancients war game from Biblical era from ADMW Game company

Archers, chariots, javelin throwers, infantry, initiative, and the Mount of Megiddo itself all play their part. This is a two player non-card driven war game. The Egyptians have to get 1/3rd of their forces, within a time limit, off the opposite map board edge. The Judeans either have to delay them, or inflict sufficient losses on them. Historically, the Egyptian forces were on their way to help their allies the Assyrians against the Babylonians.
Game: Axis Empires: Dai Senso!

Series: Krieg! System
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 4:40:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Axis Empires: Dai Senso (1937-1945) Review and AAR

Reviewers at Strategy and History: The Imperial Japanese Navy Page provide an illustrated after action report for the first 2 turns of the China Incident scenario for Decision Games’ Axis Empires: Dai Senso! game. The game offers more than planning and combat including:”…a myriad of political events and options that are mostly ignored or not covered by other games. If you really like a more dedicated involvement in the political and historical events, this game is really interesting and the best option.”
Game: Atlantic Wall: D-Day to Falaise

Series: Grand Operational Simulation Series (GOSS)
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 3:54:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Atlantic Wall: D-Day to Falaise

Decision Games has added a VASSAL module for their Atlantic Wall: D-Day to Falaise game. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Decision Games has VASSAL modules for many of their games and hundreds of games are available for internet play at the VASSAL web site (http://www.vassalengine.org/index.php).
Game: Attack Sub

Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018 3:03:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Unboxing the Board Game Attack Sub from Avalon Hill

Opening a sealed board game that has been shrink-wrapped for 26 years can bring some surprises. Carlos Roig in his “Boardgaming for Dummies” blog on Youtube encounters good and bad surprises in this un-boxing video. Will the game be playable?
Game: Napoleon 1806

Publisher: Dennis Sauvage
Game Type: Board
Date: 6/3/2018
Poster: Harvey Mossman
A Review of Golden Games and Shakos Napoleon 1806

Paul Comben pens his take on this "Euro" War game on Napoleon's 1806 campaign against Russia
Game: Arquebus: Men of Iron - Volume 4

Series: Men of Iron Series
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/30/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
A Beautifully Designed and Implemented War Game! Arquebus Board Game Review

Initiative "… makes for a dynamic game where both players are constantly watching and plotting." Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Arquebus Men of Iron Volume IV for Armchair General, giving it a 97% rating. See why this simulation of war in northern Italy at the end of the 15th century persuades Rick to conclude that Arquebus "…is quite simply magnificent and a must buy for aficionados of games covering this time period."
Game: Advance of the Reich

Series: Squad Battles
Publisher: HPS Simulations
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/28/2018 3:48:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Advance of the Reich: Breakout at Lozovenka Video Replay

You are surrounded and need to break through to your lines. You have a good number of infantry supported by a few mortars and tanks. Can you break through? YouTube poster MJL uses a “learn as you go” approach to get the Russians home in the “Attempted Breakout at Lozovenka” scenario. MJL presents a 17 part video of his unsuccessful operation illustrating many of the features found in the Squad Battles series from HPS Simulations including the importance of planning, the effect of terrain for cover and advancement, the strength of combined arms, the need for leader placement to rally troops and the will to advance over seeking cover.
Game: Acre: The Third Crusade Opens

Series: Folio Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/28/2018 3:18:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Q&A with the Designer Chris Perello

Karl Laskas has posted answers to his rules’ questions to Chris Perello, Designer for Acre: The Third Crusade Opens from Decision Games. You’ll find it posted on “BoardGameGeek.com” under the Acre: The Third Crusade Opens game listing.
Game: Arsuf: Lionheart vs Saladin

Series: Folio Series
Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/28/2018 2:51:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Player Aid for Battles of the Medieval World, Decision Games Folio Series

A.T. Selvaggio aka “atsgamer” has posted a handy game aid that includes the turn sequence and rules for leaders, demoralization, and disintegration for the entire Battles of the Medieval World Series from Decision Games. You’ll find it posted on “BoardGameGeek.com” under the Arsuf game listing.
Game: Mideast 67

Series: Modern Campaigns
Publisher: John Tiller Software
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/28/2018 8:06:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
John Tiller Brings the Battles in the Middle East to Your Android. Computer Game Review.

"This game has great atmospherics!" Rick Martin reviews John Tiller’s Modern Campaigns Mideast 67 for Armchair General, giving it a 93% rating. He's checking out the Android version, which seems well suited to solitaire play: "The AI is very challenging and well programmed."
Game: Imperium Romanum II - The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

Publisher: West End Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Poster: Mark D.
Review/Replay - Enrico Viglino

A long awaited review/replay of "Imperium Romanum II: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire", produced by Enrico Viglino.
Game: Red Star/White Eagle

Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/23/2018 8:16:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Quick Looks; Red Star / White Eagle

"Order of the day is manouvre warfare, that holy grail of wargames." Simon Lestrade offers some pros and cons about the 1979 vintage Red Star/White Eagle by GDW, a game covering the 1920 conflict between Poland and the early Soviet regime. "This is a play ground for tactical hustlers."
Game: Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/21/2018 9:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
It’s All in the Cards: The Cards of Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea (Part 1)

So which event card is worse, Millennial Earthquakes or Black Death? Designer Christopher Vorder Bruegge discusses the role of Natural Event cards in his GMT Games' Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. As Christopher tartly points out, "Earthquakes are especially useful for reducing an opponent’s cities and thus victory points…"!
Game: Lincoln

Publisher: PSC Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/19/2018 1:46:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Lincoln - New from PCS and Worthington - Now on Kickstarter

Moe's latest preview takes a look at Martin Wallace's new Civil War game, "Lincoln". Co-published by PSC Games and Worthington Publishing, now live on Kickstarter.
Game: Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game

Publisher: Lou Coatney
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/19/2018 1:23:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Task Forces and Convoy - Free Print n Play Game

A Basic Game reminiscent of hidden units Stratego and Dover Patrol and the old 3M game Evade. And a chess-like Classic Game with the different classes having their different capabilities and a Battle Matrix to resolve them. From the mind of Lou Coatney. Free to print n play, but Copyrighted (*not* Public Domain).
Game: winSPMBT

Publisher: Shrapnel Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/18/2018 10:46:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Once and Future King: A love-letter to winSPMBT

"What amazes me is that this ancient is game is still a damn blast in 2018." Martynas Klimas waxes eloquent about Shrapnel Games' winSPMBT, a computer game of 16 years vintage! Martynas loves the detail, breadth, graphics etc. "From the big boys of US and USSR to Zimbabwe, Belgium and even UN forces, the game has it all."
Game: 4CMBG: MBT Expansion #3

Series: MBT
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/16/2018 8:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
4 CMBG: A Brief History

"As one of NATO’s most significant armored formations, the 4 CMBG served over three decades, accomplishing a long and distinguished career." Designer James M. Day explains the history and composition of the 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, which is now available in his GMT Games' MBT 4 CMBG Expansion. So what is the Lynx related to?
Game: KARDS

Publisher: 1939 Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/14/2018 8:04:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Play that Zero – I dare you!” KARDS Computer Card Game Preview

"…a World War II themed card game with a twist – the cards are virtual!" Rick Martin takes a peek at the alpha version of 1939 Games' KARDS, an online card wargame of all things... While Rick normally prefers cards that he can hold in his hands, he's already prepared to say that when the game is released, "…it will be a winner!"
Game: Attack Force

Series: Minigame
Publisher: TSR
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/13/2018 4:19:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
TSR’s Attack Force Minigame Review

Christopher T. Shields in his “Angst + Speed” blog reviews this “Star Wars” “copy-cat” game mostly in a positive light. Part of TSR’s minigame series, Shields says it “still remains a guilty pleasure to play every few years.”
Game: Atlantis 12,500BC

Publisher: Excalibre Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/13/2018 3:53:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
10 concise reviews

With a rating of 3.08 out of 10 from 12 reviewers, Atlantis 12500 B. C. from Excalibre Games sinks beneath the waves for the Board Game Database bloggers. “Ludicrous, amateurish, and reviled, I'm proud to have this bit of cheese in my collection” says one reviewer.
Game: Steel Division: Normandy '44

Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
The 1. SS-Panzerdivision is coming to Steel Division

Make that heavy on the realism! Joe Robinson has some info on what the free First Blood update to Paradox Interactive's Steel Division: Normandy '44 will contain. Check out some of the interesting details on a division "…missing a quarter of its fighting strength, with existing replacements of dubious quality and/or loyalty."
Game: Prelude to War

Publisher: Legion Wargames
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/10/2018 12:49:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Prelude to War: Game Replay at Hexacon 2017 in Braunfels, Germany

Detailed and historically contextualized AAR of Prelude to War: Europe 1936-1939. Played at the Hexacon 2017 in Braunfels, Germany. Shared by designer Serge Bettencourt.
Game: Clash of Giants: Civil War

Series: Clash of Giants
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/7/2018 8:27:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“No Bull – Clash of Giants: Civil War is a Great Game!” Board game review.

"The Retreat Phase places a premium on controlling the high ground." Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Clash of Giants: Civil War for Armchair General, giving it a 95% rating. While Ray has minor concerns about the two-sided map and the ‘Pope’s Orders’ rule, he finds many aspects of the game system to be an excellent fit for Civil War encounters. "The game plays fast and moves along nicely."
Game: Atlantic Fleet

Publisher: Killerfish Games
Game Type: Computer
Date: 5/6/2018 5:35:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Atlantic Fleet War Game Review

Kris Ketcherside provides a short review of Atlantic Fleet from Killerfish games. Calling the game “Exciting and fast-paced…” with superb playability. Kris rates the game a 5 out of 5 for what he calls “arguably one of the best computer simulations of this aspect of World War II” in his “World War II” magazine review for Historynet.com
Game: South China Sea

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 5/6/2018 5:03:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
South China Sea: Learning Game Replay

Mark D. and Harvey Mossman go head to head in a learning game of "South China Sea", a recently published title from Compass Games. This is a learning game for both of us so there will be lots of mistakes. But we'll try to keep the article updated as the game progresses.