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Gaming Clubs and Organizations

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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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Game: Paths of Glory
Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Ted Raicer
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Article Descriptions
Article ID: 334
Date: 3/21/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
[REVIEW] Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory, a perennial World War I favorite from GMT Games gets its due diligence from The Boardgames Chronicle in this review.. And perhaps they just had to add, "did I mention this is one of my favorite and quintessential Card Driven Wargames? "
Article ID: 333
Date: 10/1/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Paths of Glory- 1917 Scenario Variant

The Boardgames Chronicle presents a replay of a 1917 variant scenario for Ted Racier's World War I wargame classic Paths of Glory for those who don't have time to play out the full war
Article ID: 332
Date: 5/18/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Paths of Glory: Replay

"That was one of longest wargame sessions I played - full, 20 turn PATHS OF GLORY game. 13 hours of heroic battles, turns of fate, excitement and sorrow - simply everything what you would expect from great game! Such an epic event had to be commemorated in special way - I created a movie with all the maps, moves, collapses of countries, major battles, etc. Everything with great music. That was already some time ago but I did not shared it on my blog yet. If you are intrigued, please have a look at below session report and enjoy watching the tremendous struggle of Central Powers and Allies in the The Great War!" Replay shared by The Boardgames Chronicle web site...
Article ID: 331
Date: 3/20/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Paths of Glory: Solo CDG Method Demo (Video)

Stuka Joe demonstrates the Solo CDG Method in this excellent video.
Article ID: 274
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
preview

Article ID: 275
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
preview

Article ID: 276
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2004 reprint rules (PDF file)

Article ID: 277
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
designer's notes (PDF file)

Article ID: 278
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
erratum

Article ID: 279
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official errata

Article ID: 280
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 281
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
card flow chart

Article ID: 282
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 283
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
card manifest

Article ID: 284
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay

Article ID: 285
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
provisional rules changes

Article ID: 286
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
FAQ (Word file)

Article ID: 287
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 288
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
replay (Word file)

Article ID: 289
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
counter manifest (PDF file)

Article ID: 290
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
player aid card

Article ID: 291
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
special rules/exceptions listing (Word file)

Article ID: 292
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 293
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review (of updated version)

Article ID: 294
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official historical variant

Article ID: 295
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gameset

Article ID: 296
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 297
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official 1917 variant (PDF file)

Article ID: 298
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
historical scenario variant

Article ID: 299
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official French rules translation (zipped files)

Article ID: 300
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official Italian rules translation (PDF file)

Article ID: 301
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Italian card translations (PDF file)

Article ID: 303
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM replay

Article ID: 304
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official Japanese rules transalation (zipped file)

Article ID: 305
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
unnofficial rules package (zipped files)

Article ID: 306
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
victory point tracker (Excel file)

Article ID: 307
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 308
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 309
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
mailing list

Article ID: 310
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
counters/map for Vesting Holland variant (PDF file)

Article ID: 311
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 312
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBEM aid

Article ID: 313
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official German rules translation (zipped file)

Article ID: 314
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official Spanish rules translation (PDF file)

Article ID: 315
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant cards

Article ID: 316
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant rationale

Article ID: 317
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant rules

Article ID: 318
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant cards #1 (Word and Excel files)

Article ID: 319
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant cards #2 (Word and Excel files)

Article ID: 320
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant cards #3 (Word and Excel files)

Article ID: 321
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant cards #4 (Word and Excel files)

Article ID: 322
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 323
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
official variant (PDF file)

Article ID: 324
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Suicide of Europe variant

Article ID: 325
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
solo variant

Article ID: 326
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 327
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Mostinckx-Loth variant (Word file)

Article ID: 328
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website

Article ID: 329
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

Article ID: 330
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
website