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.

Best 3 Games with…World War I!

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"...we ended up playing 11 different WWI games and really fell in love with the wide variety of games, scales and approaches...". Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, covers his three favorite World War I titles. Check out which games he is referring to when he comments: "This game is an instant classic..."; "...a very strategic game that can be quite deceptive and difficult to play well."; and "...my message to everyone who plays this game is beware of supply."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/31/2023

Noville, Belgium 1944 - celebrating 10 years of blogging.

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"...411 posts written, 8265 comments made..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors, muses on the fact that he's reached 10 years of blogging. Looking over his posts, he finds he is "...doing much the same thing and still being enthused." And, from Grognard.com's perspective, still writing one of the highest quality wargame blogs out there! And then, insights: "Blogging does bring some mysteries of the universe..."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/29/2023

When is a rout a real rout?

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"Is the designer really advocating rout in the true and maximum sense of the word or something less than that..."? Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, takes a thoughtful look at the idea of a "rout", and how it is interpreted and used. Norm asks some good questions, like "...what is or should be the ‘deliberate’ direction of rout.", and will troops "…always, above all else, increase the distance between themselves and the enemy .. even to the detriment of their own forces?". And he would like your comments: "...enquiring minds would like to know."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/19/2023

History of Wargaming

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One of our Grognard members kindly submitted a scan of a fascinating early article about wargaming. The article is The History of Wargaming, by Martin Campion and Steven Patrick, and was in Strategy & Tactics, 1972, issue 33 used with permission from Decision Games.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/4/2023

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 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.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

PE TANG 1900 Introductory War Game Review

My review for this great introductory war game concerning an obscure siege of a cathedral during the Boxer Rebellion. Use this game to recruit new war game players.

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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Game: Stalingrad '42


Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Mark Simonitch
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Article ID
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Article Description
Date: 4/28/2023
Poster: Bill Clancy
Game Comparison: Stalingrad '42 [GMT] vs Fall Blau [Compass Games]

Date: 7/29/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad ’42 June28-June30 [Turn 1 ]

The German army launches its Eastern front 1942 offensive in this after action report of Stalingrad '42 by the The Big Board.. Here is Turn 1 of this popular GMT Games product.
Date: 6/18/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Case Blue Scenario

The Big Board reports on a play through of the Case Blue scenario from Stalingrad '42 published by GMT games. They discuss the challenges faced by the Germans during the first turn of play.
Date: 6/28/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
GMT Stalingrad'42 Caucasus Campaign Intro

The Blue Tweezers YouTube Channel presents an intro video to Stalingrad '42 published by GMT games. I played this game several times and it was always a terrific experience. Once you learn the system you will be able to quickly adapt to several of the series games.
Date: 3/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video: Review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

A very thoughtful review of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid. Stalingrad ’42 is the most recent operational level wargame designed by Mark Simonitch using the vaunted ZOC Bond system found in many of his previous games including Normandy ’44, Ardennes ’44, Holland ’44, France ’40 and Ukraine ’43.
Date: 3/15/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video: Battle Report for Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games

An insightful After Action analysis of Stalingrad ’42 from GMT Games by The Players Aid.
Date: 1/29/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Marco's Review of Stalingrad '42 (GMT

I am a recent convert to Mark Simonitch's WW II operational combat series and Stalingrad '42 published by GMT is the newest addition to the series. Marco gives us an overview of the game.
Date: 11/24/2019
Poster: Harvey M.
Stalingrad '42 - Thoughts on Soviet attacks on the German Flaanks

A short discussion of the threat the Soviets poise to the German flanks in GMT's Stalingrad '42 designed by Mark Simonitch .
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Simonitch & German Strength - Stalingrad '42

Kevin Sharp, writing for his Big Board Gaming blog wonders about "The apparent Uber panzer unit, vs the feeble or ineffective inefficient Soviet force?" Read more about Kevin's thoughts about the design decisions regarding German force strength...
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Post-play review

Video review and post-play thought from Moe Fitzgerald, Nick Rusch and Tom, reporting from the San Diego Historical Games Convention.
Date: 11/21/2019
Poster: Mark D.
Stalingrad '42 - Unboxing Video

Unboxing video of this new release from GMT Games.