Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

The Wargamer's Guide to... The best WW1 strategy games

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Do you agree? celebrates the final centenary year of World War I with a survey of the best, in their opinion, computer-based games on the conflict.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/21/2018

50 Reasons Card Driven Games Are Still Awesome

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"Cards add randomization and tension." The folks at the WargameHQ blog reflect on why Card Driven Games (CDGs) still definitely matter! Maybe it's just because "…you have thought more about Kentucky than most states (if you don’t live or have business there) from a game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/12/2018

Music at war through the ages.

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A little old text but gave me the curiosity to search more about some orchestra pieces that were made through war times. Also on the website there is a lot of other interesting articles.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 2/12/2018

The U.S. Navy Cannot Fight North Korea Alone

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How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? It can’t. Or at least it stands little chance of doing so by its lonesome barring improbable circumstances. Interesting article written by James Holmes for the "War is Boring" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/25/2018

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Grognard News

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "originals" in the future.

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

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

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.

Academy Games Announces a New Game!

Uwe Eickert, of Academy Games, announces a new game at the 2017 Origins Game Fair...

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Game: Tiger Leader

Publisher: Dan Verssen Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/21/2018 8:58:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Two Shermans at 1 O’Clock. Loader Panzergranate. Gunner Fire on Closest Tank!” Review of the Tiger Leader Upgrade Kit.

"… – it’s a big change to the game." Ray Garbee reviews the Tiger Leader Upgrade by Dan Verssen Games, which addresses some shortcomings of the original game. Ray gives the upgrade a 90% rating, and concludes that the "…narrative is just as strong as in the original Tiger Leader – you still get vested in the performance of your team."
Game: Wellington: The Peninsular War 1812-14

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/20/2018 9:17:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Pain and Drain Fall Mainly on the Spain-ish...

Part review, part replay; but all packed with useful information. Russ Lockwood, writing for The Boardgaming Life web site, takes on a tour of the rare weekday gaming session, and "Wellington: The Peninsular War" by GMT Games.
Game: Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/19/2018 9:32:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Wing Leader Victories: Stalingrad Airlift

"This is a tough scenario for the German player though as their escorts are spread very thin here." Brad, in his Hex Sides and Hand Grenades blog, pulls out GMT Games' Wing Leader Victories 1940 - 1942 for a trial run. He's fighting it out in the skies over Stalingrad, and the Soviets "…are just getting geared up and are happy to throw lots of inexperienced pilots into the air…"!
Game: Assyrian Wars

Publisher: Udo Grebe Gamedesign
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 8:18:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Paying Tribute to the Assyrian King: A Review

Eric Stubbs, aka “antigonos” provides a comprehensive review/after action report of this multi-player, grand strategy, card driven game from Decision Games. The review evaluates the format and game components and provides specific highlights for each of the game turn phases. The game uses cards to drive activities and for random events. Although the full campaign can be long and the rules can be complex, Stubbs says the game is …”ultimately a treat.”
Game: Assault - Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985

Series: Assault Series
Publisher: Game Designers Workshop (GDW)
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 7:36:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Assault Page - 8th Guards Combined Arms Army vs US 3rd Infantry Divsion

New section for Assault - Campaign scenario; 8th Guards Combined Arms Army vs US 3rd Infantry Divsion (M). First installment: Scouts Out: US Scout Platoon Task Force 1/30 Mech Inf Bn vs 5th Ind Recon Bn 27th Guards Motorized Rifle Division. Variant counters shared by Chris Selman.
Game: Donning the Purple

Publisher: Tompet Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 7:30:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Donning the Purple - Moe's Game Table Preview

Moe Fitzgerald pens a decent Kickstarter preview for "Donning the Purple", a new game from publisher "Tompet Games".
Game: Battle Line

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Card
Date: 2/18/2018 7:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Errata for Chris Salander's Ancient Battles Variant

Chris Salander has shared recent errata for his "Ancient Battles" Battle Line variant.
Game: Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc

Publisher: Flying Pig Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 6:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc - Coming to Kickstarter soon!

Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc is a solitaire wargame (with two-player and cooperative variants) which abstractly simulates the ebb, flow and risk of the Pointe du Hoc assault in June of 1944, with you playing the attacking Rangers. The game system traces its parentage to the popular In Magnificent Style game and mirrors its speed of play, tough decision-making and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement. From veteran designer Hermann Luttmann. Coming to KICKSTARTER in early Spring 2018.
Game: Ligny 1815: Last Eagles

Publisher: Hexasim
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 6:16:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Battlefields & Warriors - The Streets of Ligny

Excellent and in-depth overview and replay of "The Streets of Ligny" scenario from Hexasim's recent title "Ligny 1815: Last Eagles". The article is written by Norm Smith for his "Battlefields & Warriors" blog.
Game: The Lamps Are Going Out

Publisher: Compass Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/18/2018 5:50:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
The Lamps Are Going Out - Gilbert Collins Review

Great video review produced by Gilbert Collins for his YouTube channel.
Game: All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918

Series: COIN
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/16/2018 8:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
All Bridges Burning: Victory

"… the Senate march to South is complicated by an initial lack of a military punch." V.P.J. Arponen continues a discussion of his GMT Games' All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918, which is a COIN series simulation of the Finnish Civil War. One of the three factions could win, or players could find themselves "Losing the Game Collectively".
Game: BATTALION 1944: First To Fight Edition

Publisher: Bulkhead Interactive
Game Type: Computer
Date: 2/14/2018 9:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Wars Gone By: Battalion 1944 And The Ghost of Call of Duty 2

"B1944 is definitely a twitch-shooter …". Martynas Klimas reviews Bulkhead Interactive's BATTALION 1944: First To Fight Edition, a first-person shooter aimed at the same vein as Call of Duty 2. He does find some surprises, like "…submachineguns aren't the be-all-end-all superweapon that they are in Call of Duty."
Game: Fast Action Battles: Sicily

Series: Fast Action Battles
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/12/2018 8:44:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Sicily: Fast Action Battle – Operation Husky unleashes Patton and Montgomery in the Race for Messina. Board Game Review

"It’s a sure sign of success when a game replicates the decision making of the historical participants…". Ray Garbee reviews GMT Games' Sicily: Fast Action Battles for Armchair General, giving it a 95% rating. While he has some grumbles about the rules presentation, Ray finds the game very enjoyable. "But wait, there’s more! The game also includes a sudden death victory condition…"
Game: Aspern-Essling

Series: Napoleonic Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/11/2018 4:30:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Aspern-Essling Updater Package for NBS 3.0 (pdf)

Multi-Man Publishing presents its Updater Package for Aspern-Essling. The package incorporates previously published errata, rules changes, new orders of battles, loss charts, and replacement counters.
Game: Aspern-Essling

Series: Napoleonic Brigade Series
Publisher: Multiman Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/11/2018 3:59:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
VASSAL Module for Multi-Man Publishing’s Aspern-Essling

The folks at VASSAL have added a module for Aspern-Essling from Multi-Man Publishing. VASSAL is an engine for building and playing Internet-capable versions of turn-based, human-vs-human games. Hundreds of games are available for internet play at the web site.
Game: Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah

Series: Great Battles of the American Civil War
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/9/2018 10:01:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Cross Keys: A Good Day for Richard Stoddert Ewell (Part 1)

"… Cross Keys stands as an example of a numerically inferior force using interior lines to defeat a stronger but divided enemy." Developer William Byrne offers some insights into the Cross Keys scenario of GMT Games' Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah. Historically, a win for the rebels, but "After taking a look at the scenario’s set-up, the Confederate player will be thankful he can count on Ewell, as Fremont’s force can inspire a measure of alarm."
Game: Attack of the 50 Foot Collosi

Publisher: Tiny Battle Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/7/2018 9:32:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Attack of the 50 Foot Collosi! New from Designer Hermann Luttmann

From famed designer Hermann Luttmann, with newcomer Colby Duerk, comes the thrilling next chapter in the action-packed saga of the 124th Raider Battalion of the Galactic Marines from Tiny Battle Publishing!. A fantastic solo adventure, Attack of the 50 Foot Colossi pits the battle-hardened Galactic Marines against gargantuan subterranean stone beasts, brought out of their underground lairs by the work of innocent miners, caught in the middle of this terrifying battle.
Game: Space Infantry: Resurgence

Publisher: LNL Publishing
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/7/2018 9:00:00 PM
Poster: Mark D.
Space Infantry: Resurgence - Moe's Gaming Table Sneak Peek

A quick sneak peek at the upcoming reprint of Space Infantry: Resurgence from Lock 'N Load Publishing, from Moe Fitzgerald.
Game: Rambo: The Board Game

Publisher: Everything Epic
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/7/2018 8:44:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“To survive a war, you gotta become war.” Rambo the Board Game Preview

"The bad guys are controlled by a wonderful system of artificial intelligence." Rick Martin reviews the prototype of Everything Epic's Rambo: The Board Game, and clearly gets into the spirit. "Playing the prototype game was like living out a Rambo movie! It was a blast."
Game: Wars of Succession

Publisher: Ageod
Game Type: Computer
Date: 2/5/2018 8:24:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
Review: Wars of Succession

"…the game enhances fog of war and places a premium on decision making. Spiffy." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray scrutinizes AGEOD’s Wars of Succession (WOS), finding a few sticking points, but otherwise a great deal to like. Check out why he concludes that "…overall WOS does a commendable job capturing the unique military flavor of the era."
Game: Asia Crossroads

Publisher: Decision Games
Game Type: Magazine
Date: 2/4/2018 3:41:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
Asia Crossroads War Game Review

Robert Vollman provides a comprehensive review of Asia Crossroads from Decision Games on Board Game Geek. The review discusses game mechanics which includes several “impulses” per turn where players can "move, negotiate and attack." He includes a discussion that highlights tactics for the impulses and provides some game tips for this “pretty fun game” that also requires some luck.
Game: Campaign for North Africa

Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/4/2018 1:44:00 PM
Poster: Pat L.
The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1500 Hours To Complete

Would you play a game that takes 1,500 hours for you and 9 friends? Luke Winkie finds a teenager in Minnesota who is determined to try. There is no record of anybody ever completing SPI’s Campaign For North Africa and with good reason. And what about the controversial macaroni rule? Winkle gets some insight from the game’s designer, Richard Berg.
Game: Rebel Raiders on the High Seas

Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 2/2/2018 8:10:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
From Russia, With Love (for Wargames)

"Here is a story of Rebel Raiders on the High Seas in Russia!" Moscow shop owner Igor Luckyanov comments on the pleasure that members of the Moscow Wargamers Club have had with GMT Games' Rebel Raiders on the High Seas, along with the insider's tip that "…for most Russians the 'main figure' in Confederate Navy, and in all Naval War during ACW is for sure Rhett Butler!"
Game: 878 - Vikings: Invasions of England

Publisher: Academy Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/31/2018 9:17:00 AM
Poster: Doug Holt
“Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.” Fight like a Norseman with Academy Games’ “878 Vikings” Game Review

Is it time to play the Treaty of Wedmore Card? Rick Martin checks out Academy Games' 878 Vikings – The Invasions of England for Armchair General, giving it a 98% rating! See why Rick concludes that "Vikings is a great introductory level board game but don’t let that fool you sea weathered grognard warriors…"
Game: 1918: Brother Against Brother

Publisher: Linden Lake Games
Game Type: Board
Date: 1/30/2018 9:45:00 PM
Poster: Ed Sommers
1918: Brother Against Brother - Video Review

Division. Conflict. A nation at war with itself. A battle for the soul of Finland. "A wargame about a little-known moment in history. - Long before the Iron Curtain divided Europe, decades before the Cuban missile crisis, and even longer before Vietnam and the domino theory, there was one battleground where red banners were raised outside of the birth of the Communist Revolution: Finland". Enrico Viglino gives this new game the full treatment...