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 Publishing Art of Wargaming: Year in Review 2017

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"… 2017 saw publishers taking the middle path in two ways." James Cobb considers directions taken by computer wargaming last year. It seems: "…fertile minds were at work."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/1/2018

Wargamer 2017: Tabletop Wargaming – The Year In Review

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"Historical Board Wargaming – Twilight of the Gods?" Bill Gray surveys the state of the hobby as he sees the trends: "The Hex is Dead", "Rise of the Esoteric" and "What was Old is New", among others. "So grab a frosty mug of your favorite holiday libation, and let’s talk a bit."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2017

Further Holiday Spirit…

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PAXsims has a post for those gamers who can never get enough!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/25/2017

Recap of the San Diego Historical Game Convention by Moe Fitzgerald

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Moe Fitzgerald's recap of the San Diego Historical Games Convention, featuring several game previews from GMT Games.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/17/2017

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

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, 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!

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...

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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The Grognard Challenge

If you are not yet registered, look near the top left corner of this page just above the "Spotlight Articles" section, and you should see links to "Login" and "Register". Please contact me by email at mark @ if you have any problems getting registered or using the new Challenge features. Thanks for your patience and your support of

On-Going Challenge Graphics

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #847, Started on 14 Jan 2018

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

Grognard Challenge: Units Image #1

Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

Grognard Challenge: Units Image #2

Grognard Challenge: Map Image #2

Can you identify the game pictured above?

Comments (Optional - Max 255 characters) - Keep it civil; keep it clean; these comments will appear next to your name in next week's results list.

Results for the Last Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #846) - Gareth Scott

Buy The Great Game from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 56 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying The Great Game (Legion Wargames).

Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #34!

You can purchase The Great Game from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the articles here.

Thanks for participating in the Grognard Challenge!
-Mark D.


Well done and, for those not in first place, hope you finish higher next time! New Challenge files may be published at any time between 12:01AM to 11:59PM each Sunday (U.S. Pacific Time), so please submit your guesses before midnight on Saturday night, and check back often on Sundays for the Challenge results, and the new Challenge images.

An ordered list of Challengers making correct guesses in the 07 Jan 2018 Challenge (846) follows:

* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Gareth Scott1/7/2018 8:21:06 AM
2Stephen Leiter1/7/2018 8:22:52 AM
3Javier Romero1/7/2018 8:23:23 AM
4Kim Meints1/7/2018 8:24:12 AM
5Don Timian1/7/2018 8:27:33 AM
6Stephen Mrenna1/7/2018 8:27:35 AM
7David Mathieson 1/7/2018 8:29:29 AM
8David Gardey1/7/2018 8:29:32 AM
9Allan Rothberg1/7/2018 8:31:33 AM
10Matt Kiriazis1/7/2018 8:32:41 AMSunday SWAG at 10:32 am (EST).
11Dave Smith1/7/2018 8:35:09 AM
12koen schoonjans1/7/2018 8:41:54 AM
13Gary Wishik1/7/2018 8:42:48 AM
14Tom Cundiff1/7/2018 8:45:57 AMFlashman in a game ... wonderfully hilarious
15Eugene Rodek1/7/2018 8:46:46 AM
16Eric Iven1/7/2018 8:50:34 AM
17Marc Meilleur1/7/2018 8:58:33 AM
18Mochara Caraher1/7/2018 9:01:06 AM
19Marco Campari1/7/2018 9:02:51 AM
20Attilio Tribuzi1/7/2018 9:10:43 AM
21Royce Reiss1/7/2018 9:14:19 AM
22Erik Ljungberg1/7/2018 9:25:25 AM
23Alejandro Calle1/7/2018 9:28:50 AM
24Heiko Reffert1/7/2018 9:52:08 AM
25John Bibler1/7/2018 9:53:52 AM
26Robert Fix1/7/2018 10:02:22 AM
27Kevin Donovan1/7/2018 10:04:05 AM
28Dave Rubin1/7/2018 10:27:31 AM
29Brandon Invergo1/7/2018 10:29:07 AM
30CHIAVERI RICCARDO1/7/2018 10:29:26 AM
31Mike Guntorius1/7/2018 10:31:53 AM
32Andrzej Cierpicki1/7/2018 10:34:53 AM
33Warren Brehm1/7/2018 10:36:39 AM
34Gary Logs1/7/2018 10:37:57 AM
35Robert Woodward1/7/2018 11:00:18 AMAn educated guess, because I don't believe the others have much to do with central Asia.
36Bruce E. Schwark1/7/2018 11:05:20 AM
37Tina .1/7/2018 11:54:21 AM
38Louis Kolkman1/7/2018 12:15:00 PMLooks like the Great Game, at least as it appears on top of my Grognard page, for the last five weeks......
39Phillip Campbell1/7/2018 12:16:29 PM
40Mark Marychurch1/7/2018 12:20:16 PM
41Steven Rauch1/7/2018 12:22:05 PM
42Thomas Heaney1/7/2018 12:27:04 PM
43Riccardo Rigillo1/7/2018 12:32:13 PM
44Gary Pickett1/7/2018 12:32:26 PM
45Dennis Beauchamp1/7/2018 12:46:29 PM
46James Engler1/7/2018 1:07:17 PM
47Lee Trowbridge1/7/2018 1:23:44 PMUmmm ... this game was being advertised on the same web-page as the contest.
48Mark Kramer1/7/2018 7:18:41 PM
49Mark Desjardins1/7/2018 9:24:42 PMIs this a remake of the Decision games title?
50Peter Lloyd1/8/2018 8:52:17 AM
51Patrick Crawford1/8/2018 6:25:03 PM
52Tony Jimenez1/8/2018 8:03:38 PM
53Frederick Strauss1/9/2018 9:52:08 AM
54David Damrel1/11/2018 6:19:31 AM
55Jeff Canha1/11/2018 11:30:09 PM
56Jordi Gea1/13/2018 10:27:30 AM
* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.

An ordered list of Challengers making INCORRECT guesses

* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Jeff Muniz1/7/2018 8:32:08 AM
2Bob DeSilva1/7/2018 8:56:38 AMWild guess
3Carrick Brooke-Davidson1/7/2018 8:58:41 AM
4Duane Parsons1/7/2018 9:03:30 AM
5Craig Dunglison1/7/2018 2:19:42 PM
6Dan Stueber1/7/2018 8:55:52 PM
* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.

Challenge History

Top 25 All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the Top 25 All-Time Grognard Challenge Winners!

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Kim Meints47
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Gareth Scott34
Koen Schoonjans17
Robert Fix17
Javier Romero16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Alejandro Calle11
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8
Rian van Meeteren8

Past Winners of the Challenges

Here's a complete list of Challenge winners, starting from day #1. The only information missing now is the actual dates of the first 30 Challenges. If anyone has this information, please let me know and I'll gladly update the database.

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Challenge IDChallenge DateWinner NameGame NamePublisher Name
8461/7/2018Gareth ScottThe Great GameLegion Wargames
84512/31/2017Kim MeintsAlgeria: The War for Independence 1954-1962One Small Step
84412/24/2017Gareth Scott1807: The Eagles Turn EastClash of Arms Games
84312/17/2017Allan RothbergLes Dieux NomadesOriflam
84212/10/2017Mark KramerSet Europe Ablaze: The Resistance War 1939-1945Against the Odds
84112/3/2017Gary LogsThe Victory of ArminiusTurning Point Simulations
84011/26/2017Koen SchoonjansAs Tears Go By: Operation StarliteHigh Flying Dice Games
83911/19/2017Dave SmithBloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88High Flying Dice Games
83811/12/2017Gareth ScottKarelia '44Multi-man Publishing
83711/5/2017Tina3rd FleetVictory Games
83610/29/2017Javier RomeroHolland '44: Operation Market-GardenGMT Games
83510/22/2017Gareth ScottChicago-Chicago!SPI
83410/15/2017Stephen MrennaInterstellar WarsAttactix Adventure Games
83310/8/2017Mark KramerRed TyphoonRevolution Games
83210/1/2017Alejandro CalleBattle of the Little BighornLegion Wargames
8319/24/2017David MathiesonArmored Knights - Operation GazelleGrognard Simulations
8309/17/2017Gareth ScottEnemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle RaidGMT Games
8299/10/2017Stephen MrennaNone But HeroesMultiman Publishing
8289/3/2017Gareth ScottPoland '39: The Nightmare BeginsXTR
8278/27/2017Mark MarychurchBoots on the GroundWorthington Games
8268/20/2017Gareth ScottHastings 1066Decision Games
8258/13/2017Gareth Scott7th FleetVictory Games
8248/6/2017Gareth ScottFields of Despair: France 1914-1918GMT Games
8237/30/2017Javier RomeroMiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951Decision Games
8227/23/2017Stephen MrennaThe Battle of MidwayTurning Point Simulations
8217/16/2017Alejandro CallePatton's VanguardRevolution Games
8207/9/2017Gareth ScottNo Middle Ground: The Golan Heights 1973Against the Odds
8197/2/2017Gareth ScottThe Santiago CampaignDecision Games
8186/25/2017Chistine van SchultzYalu: The Chinese Counteroffensive in Korea (2nd Edition)Compass Games
8176/18/2017Mochara CaraherNavajo WarsGMT Games
8166/11/2017Mochara CaraherThe Kaiser's War: 1918Decision Games
8156/4/2017Robert FixUnder the Lily BannersGMT Games
8145/28/2017Javier RomeroLeningrad '41VentoNuovo Games
8135/21/2017Matt KiriazisYear of the Rat: Vietnam, 1972SPI
8125/14/2017Javier RomeroSummer LightningLnL Publishing
8115/7/2017Gareth ScottGuns of AugustAvalon Hill
8104/30/2017Stephen MrennaRAF: The Battle of Britain 1940Decision Games
8094/23/2017Robert FixThunder in the OzarksRevolution Games
8084/16/2017Koen SchoonjansKonigsberg '45Multiman Publishing
8074/9/2017Gareth ScottRedvers' ReverseLegion Wargames
8064/2/2017Stephen MrennaAusterlitz 20Victory Point Games
8053/26/2017Kevin DonovanAir SuperiorityGDW
8043/19/2017JT McNallyA Barbarous Ground: The Battle of GermantownHigh Flying Dice Games
8033/12/2017Louis KolkmanSuccessors: The Battle for Alexanders EmpireGMT Games
8023/5/2017Stephen MrennaThe Dark ValleyGMT Games
8012/26/2017Gary WishikInvasion Afghanistan: The Soviet-Afghan WarDecision Games
8002/19/2017Javier RomeroLast Battle: Ie Shima 1945Revolution Games
7992/12/2017Gareth ScottRise and Decline of the Third ReichAvalon Hill
7982/5/2017Stephen MrennaPax Romana: The Ancient Mediterranean WorldGMT Games
7971/29/2017Koen SchoonjansJulius CaesarColumbia Games
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