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.
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.
Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.
"...the only way to create a meaningful merging of the two was to break one of them." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, gives us a window into his effort to align two of his historical period rule sets, "…striving to get a single Horse and Musket set…". Being Norm, he always has a sharp eye on playability, and is thinking about ways to "…make it easier to get either period to the table without needing full re-reads!"
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/5/2022
"...I only included games on this list that were designed as solitaire only wargames with an AI or some type of Bot." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, brings us his revised top 10 list of solitaire only wargames, after playing an additional 25 or so games. Check out his new list of titles that he's "…found to be fun and engaging to play, challenging and that also wove an interesting narrative as a part of the process."
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/31/2022
"...as I played through them all, I started adding elements—what I termed 'House Rules'...". Ian Sullivan offers rules extensions for GMT's Next War series of games to make them more "multi-domain" oriented: that is, requiring players to "…converge capabilities across all domains—air, land, sea, cyber, and space…" in even a broader manner than the existing rules address. Check out his extensions for: Will to Fight; Delaying Reinforcements; Hypersonic Missiles; Advanced Chinese Ballistic missiles; Alternative AEGIS Ashore Rules; Non-Kinetic, Reversible Counterspace Attacks; Kinetic, Non-Reversible Counterspace Attacks
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/26/2022
"As an avid board gamer and computer wargamer, I have always wanted to see game play with out tips, tricks, or cheats." Rob, in his newly launched YouTube channel 89volvowithlazers, offers a first round of the approach he plans on taking with his videos. Using a flavor of Command Ops 2, his idea is to let you "…actually see how the game plays before downloading the demo or making a purchase."
Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/15/2022
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 Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)
New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.
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!
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.
In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.
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...
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.
Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.
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)
Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.