Opponents Wanted

Find Gaming Opponents!

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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.

Choosing Napoleonic pocket armies and scales.

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"...I find myself, when looking at Napoleonics, of being in the odd situation of having accumulated three different scales in the unpainted stash to choose from." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, begins his logic in choosing scale and ruleset to focus on. He has a method to his madness: "The process of elimination will simply be to set up a generic scenario and play the various scales through with the various rule sets and just see which gives me the right feel and look that best suits what I am after." But also not ignoring "…what brings the most joy!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/1/2023


Another Option for Online Tabletop Gaming with Rally The Troops!

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"Beyond the Vassal’s and the Tabletop Simulator type engine, there’s another option out there...". Ray Garbee checks out Rally the Troops!, a fairly recent option for tabletop style gaming, online. See why Ray concludes “All told, Rally the Troops is a great addition to the tabletop gaming landscape.”

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2023


Examining the Critical Role of WW II Logistics in “War of Supply” – Book Review

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"A reason that the battle of Kasserine Pass came to be in the first place was due to the failure of the logisticians and planners to accurately provide a logistical ‘tail’...". Ray Garbee reviews War of Supply: World War II Allied Logistics in the Mediterranean, by David D. Dworak. Ray finds "...insights into how the logistics services stumbled in North Africa, but picked themselves up and learned from their mistakes."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/23/2023


Operation Barbarossa 1941, games and some reading.

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"...reading the book, hand-in-hand with playing some Barbarossa boardgames would give an experience that would enhance both book and game." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, launches into one of his fascinating projects. This time, while reading Barbarossa - How Hitler Lost the War, he'll be playing games on his shelf related to the campaign. Spoiler alert! Norm points out how, with one title, he's "…never had such an extreme opening."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/16/2023


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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 Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

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

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)

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Latest Challenge

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Game: Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Simonitch
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Article Descriptions
Article ID: 107
Date: 5/7/2017
Poster: Pat L.
20th Anniversary Edition of Mark Simonitch's Hannibal & Hamilcar on Kickstarter!

Based on Mark Simonovitch’s game Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage Phalanx is preparing a 20 year Anniversary Edition that includes a new game, Hannibal & Hamilcar and two mini-expansions. Game play and components including 16 miniatures have been upgraded making the game faster and easier than the original. The link includes a detailed synopsis of designer notes for Hannibal & Hamilcar , covering the history of the design effort.
Article ID: 106
Date: 2/20/2016
Poster: Mark D.
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - Video Review

Avalon Hill's "Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage" is still a war game fan favorite, 20 years after publication. Gilbert Collins takes us on an excellent (video) tour of the game.
Article ID: 104
Date: 3/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: Variant

Discussion of using the 'Great Battles of History' (GBOH) battle resolution in Hannibal. Kevin over at Big Board Gaming has been particularly prolific the last few days. I recommend visiting the site to get up to date.
Article ID: 105
Date: 2/21/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Grognard Head to Head Video: Hannibal

Gary Andrews and Ray Gorka square off against each other for a game of Hannibal. In this first installment, the players discuss early game strategy.
Article ID: 56
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review and replays

Article ID: 57
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 58
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 59
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
play balance discussion

Article ID: 60
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
more play balance discussion

Article ID: 61
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 62
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 63
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 64
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 65
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 66
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant naval combat table

Article ID: 67
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 68
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy

Article ID: 69
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
battle analysis

Article ID: 70
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
erratum

Article ID: 71
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 72
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant crt

Article ID: 73
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official errata

Article ID: 74
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 75
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 76
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2nd ed rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 77
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

Article ID: 78
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 79
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 80
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 81
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
player aid

Article ID: 82
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
province effects

Article ID: 83
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
score sheet (Word file)

Article ID: 84
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM CRT (PDF file)

Article ID: 85
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant rules

Article ID: 86
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
scenario

Article ID: 87
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
sources

Article ID: 88
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website for real-time Internet play

Article ID: 89
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

Article ID: 90
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replays

Article ID: 91
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gamebox (zipped file)

Article ID: 92
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy

Article ID: 93
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 94
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review of Valley Games ed.

Article ID: 95
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 96
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 97
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 98
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official rules for Valley Games ed.

Article ID: 99
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
dice combat variant

Article ID: 100
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review

Article ID: 101
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Review

Article ID: 102
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 103
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review