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.

Why Does America Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Hitler and Mussolini.

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Michael Peck, writing for the National Interest, makes the case for keeping a strong U.S. Navy carrier force intact...

Kaliningrad Fires is war, but no game

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Semantics, semantics! Rex Brynen has a tart comment or two about Kaliningrad Fires, the first of a series of what The Strategy Bridge bills as a series of wargames. Per Rex, "…it isn’t really a wargame at all."

Forgotten Theatres of World War 2

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"… I think that they should be transposed over into the virtual medium we call gaming." Sean Couture considers two "unsung" campaigns of World War II which, in his opinion, have only been addressed by games that were "…sadly superficial at best." A couple of interesting choices!

New magazines to discover this month!

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New magazine for this month. Some solo games included and information about upcoming wargames. Happy reading!

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.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 3

The 3rd and final session in the replay series, covering game turns 6 through 8, Summer and Fall of 1862. Harvey Mossman plays the Union and Mark D. the Confederates. Written by Mark D. for

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 2

Continuing with the full campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War". We have completed 5 full turns, i.e. through the Spring 1862 turn, and the Confederates are still hanging in there. This is the second installment, penned by Mark D. for, which covers game turns 3, 4 and 5.

The U.S. Civil War: Game Replay - Part 1

We started a new campaign game of "The U.S. Civil War" last Sunday and I'm going to attempt to submit a brief replay summary each week. This first installment, penned by Mark D. for, covers the first two turns of the game (Summer 1861) No Safe Harbor Review

Mark D. pens a review of Paul Rohrbaugh's "No Safe Harbor: The Raid on Darwin", published by Against the Odds/LPS.

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 #813, Started on 21 May 2017

(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 #812) - Javier Romero

Buy Summer Lightning from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 50 correct answers, but this time Javier Romero was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Summer Lightning (LnL Publishing).

Congratulations to Javier Romero on Grognard Challenge win #13!

You can purchase Summer Lightning 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 14 May 2017 Challenge (812) 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 *
1Javier Romero5/14/2017 4:30:55 AM
2JT McNally5/14/2017 4:33:24 AM
3David Mathieson 5/14/2017 4:34:16 AM
4Royce Reiss5/14/2017 4:36:32 AM
5Steven Rauch5/14/2017 4:38:20 AM
6Louis Kolkman5/14/2017 4:38:39 AM
7M Hags5/14/2017 4:39:54 AM
8Andy Cheesman5/14/2017 4:44:25 AM
9Marc Meilleur5/14/2017 4:57:49 AM
10Mochara Caraher5/14/2017 5:03:56 AM
11John Vinal5/14/2017 5:04:17 AM
12David Kazmierczak5/14/2017 5:12:14 AM
13Marco Campari5/14/2017 5:15:47 AM
14Heiko Reffert5/14/2017 5:18:20 AM
15Carl Ise5/14/2017 5:31:15 AM
16Chee-Yan Hiew5/14/2017 5:32:08 AM
17Don Timian5/14/2017 5:39:00 AM
18Carrick Brooke-Davidson5/14/2017 5:49:17 AM
19Bruce E. Schwark5/14/2017 5:58:22 AM
20Mike Guntorius5/14/2017 6:02:46 AM"It Never Knows", maybe Snows
21Jean LEGRAND5/14/2017 6:21:48 AM
22Gary Wishik5/14/2017 6:23:44 AM
23Stephen Mrenna5/14/2017 6:29:54 AM
24Michael Lavoie5/14/2017 6:33:25 AM
25Gareth Scott5/14/2017 6:34:42 AM
26Kim Meints5/14/2017 7:00:28 AM
27Robert Fix5/14/2017 8:09:38 AM
28Alejandro Calle5/14/2017 8:12:46 AM
29Stephen Leiter5/14/2017 8:16:05 AM
30Dave Smith5/14/2017 8:17:49 AM
31Thomas Heaney5/14/2017 8:23:58 AM
32Chris Anthony5/14/2017 8:30:44 AM
33Dario Benedetti5/14/2017 8:40:14 AM
34Gary Pickett5/14/2017 8:58:58 AM
35Gary Logs5/14/2017 9:34:53 AM
36Patrick Crawford5/14/2017 9:45:57 AM
37Matt Kiriazis5/14/2017 10:12:24 AM
38Dick Boyes5/14/2017 10:23:50 AM
39Kevin Donovan5/14/2017 11:09:26 AM
40Paul Poon5/14/2017 11:11:35 AM
41Duane Parsons5/14/2017 11:29:32 AM
42Phillip Campbell5/14/2017 11:42:23 AM
43Mark Desjardins5/14/2017 11:56:00 AMBeautiful map!
44Tina .5/14/2017 2:21:04 PM
45Dan Stueber5/14/2017 4:26:12 PM
46James Engler5/14/2017 6:12:00 PM
47Frank Garner5/14/2017 9:09:12 PM
48CHIAVERI RICCARDO5/14/2017 11:55:16 PM
49Peter Lloyd5/15/2017 7:06:58 AM
50Eric Iven5/21/2017 8:31:18 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

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#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Jeff Muniz5/14/2017 4:47:14 AM
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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 Meints46
Allan Rothberg44
Kevin Donovan37
Gareth Scott23
Koen Schoonjans16
Mike Welsh16
Robert Fix16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Javier Romero13
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Stephen Mrenna11
Thomas Margraf11
Alejandro Calle9
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
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
7961/22/2017Javier RomeroWar at SeaAvalon Hill
7951/15/2017Javier RomeroGuns of the AskariAgainst the Odds
7941/8/2017Jeff MunizLiberty or DeathGMT Games
7931/1/2017Gareth ScottBitter Heights: The Battle of Mitla PassHigh Flying Dice Games
79212/25/2016David MathiesonConflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel!Academy Games
79112/18/2016David MathiesonDefiant RussiaAvalanche Press
79012/11/2016Stephen MrennaFall Blau: Army Group South, June to December 192Compass Games
78912/4/2016Gary LogsDMZ: The Next Korean WarDecision Games
78811/27/2016Gareth ScottBloody HellHigh Flying Dice Games
78711/20/2016Paul PoonThe Siege of JerusalemAvalon Hill
78611/13/2016Robert FixVillainous VikingsVictory Point Games
78511/6/2016Richard FluckQuebec 1759Columbia Games
78410/30/2016Michael RileyBreakthrough: CambraiMultiman Publishing
78310/23/2016Stephen MrennaThe Road to CherenRevolution Games
78210/16/2016Tatsuya KonnoArab-Israeli WarsAvalon Hill
78110/9/2016Dave SmithBoots and SaddlesGame Designers Workshop
7809/4/2016Ian RufferThe Battle of Adobe WallsLegion Wargames
7798/28/2016Stephen MrennaAnzioAvalon Hill
7788/21/2016Walter ClaytonTwilight StruggleGMT Games
7778/14/2016Bill BrunoDrive on FrankfurtPacific Rim Publishing
7768/7/2016Gareth ScottRoads to LeningradGMT Games
7757/31/2016LoughransAfrika KorpsAvalon Hill
7747/24/2016Heiko ReffertFlying ColorsGMT Games
7737/17/2016Javier RomeroNorth Wind RainAgainst the Odds
7727/10/2016Gareth ScottClash of Giants IIGMT Games
7717/3/2016Javier RomeroThe Siege of OrgunRevolution Games
7706/26/2016Paul PoonMerrill's MaraudersDecision Games
7696/19/2016Javier RomeroThe Battle of Tanga 1914Legion Wargames
7686/12/2016Allan RothbergDauntlessAvalon Hill
7676/5/2016Gareth ScottStorm Over ArnhemAvalon Hill
7665/29/2016Bill BrunoPacific FuryRevolution Games
7655/22/2016Stephen MrennaBad Moon RisingHigh Flying Dice Games
7645/15/2016Bill BrunoWaterloo 200VentoNuovo Games
7635/8/2016Marco CampariRise and Decline of the Third ReichAvalon Hill
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