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 Importance of Being Galleys

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"Every grunt and tread head in the world will resent this statement: no major war has been won without the victor having sea supremacy." Jim Cobb examines a long and crucial phase of naval combat that has been little addressed by wargames. However, "That’s about to change."

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!

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.

Leningrad '41 - On the Gaming Table

Finally got Leningrad '41 out of the box and on to the table! Just a few pics to showcase the game for now. Looking forward to playing the game and completing a complete review...

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)

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 #818, Started on 25 Jun 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 #817) - Mochara Caraher

Buy Navajo Wars from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 59 correct answers, but this time Mochara Caraher was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Navajo Wars (GMT Games).

Congratulations to Mochara Caraher on Grognard Challenge win #2!

You can purchase Navajo Wars 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 18 Jun 2017 Challenge (817) 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 *
1Mochara Caraher6/18/2017 11:00:27 AM
2Dave Smith6/18/2017 11:00:54 AM
3Andrzej Cierpicki6/18/2017 11:01:50 AM
4Gareth Scott6/18/2017 11:02:03 AM
5Royce Reiss6/18/2017 11:03:42 AM
6Thomas Margraf6/18/2017 11:05:06 AM
7Stephen Leiter6/18/2017 11:05:54 AM
8JT McNally6/18/2017 11:06:06 AM
9Dario Benedetti6/18/2017 11:06:07 AM
10koen schoonjans6/18/2017 11:08:10 AM
11Andy Cheesman6/18/2017 11:11:03 AM
12Richard Fluck6/18/2017 11:11:05 AM
13Bruce E. Schwark6/18/2017 11:11:15 AM
14Riccardo Rigillo6/18/2017 11:12:18 AM
15Jean LEGRAND6/18/2017 11:16:26 AM
16John Vinal6/18/2017 11:16:38 AM
17Alejandro Calle6/18/2017 11:16:39 AM
18Kim Meints6/18/2017 11:26:39 AM
19Carrick Brooke-Davidson6/18/2017 11:28:07 AM
20John Bibler6/18/2017 11:28:46 AM
21Gary Logs6/18/2017 11:35:18 AM
22Michael Lavoie6/18/2017 11:36:14 AM
23David Mathieson 6/18/2017 11:46:03 AM
24David Kazmierczak6/18/2017 11:51:03 AM
25Phillip Campbell6/18/2017 11:52:55 AM
26Eric Iven6/18/2017 11:55:30 AM
27M Hags6/18/2017 11:56:12 AM
28Bob DeSilva6/18/2017 11:59:11 AM
29Patrick Crawford6/18/2017 11:59:56 AM
30Kevin Donovan6/18/2017 12:09:14 PM
31franck labrut6/18/2017 12:16:35 PM
32Thomas Heaney6/18/2017 12:33:49 PM
33Frank Garner6/18/2017 12:34:58 PM
34Heiko Reffert6/18/2017 12:47:58 PM
35Frederick Strauss6/18/2017 1:18:50 PM
36Mark Marychurch6/18/2017 1:40:22 PM
37Andre Heller6/18/2017 3:02:16 PM
38Stephen Mrenna6/18/2017 3:10:28 PM
39Steven Rauch6/18/2017 4:39:47 PM
40Mike Guntorius6/18/2017 4:45:40 PM
41Jeff Muniz6/18/2017 4:53:20 PM
42Chee-Yan Hiew6/18/2017 5:31:45 PM
43Rob Appleyard6/18/2017 5:57:32 PM
44Dennis Beauchamp6/18/2017 6:57:33 PM
45Tina .6/18/2017 7:11:10 PM
46Robert Woodward6/18/2017 7:14:39 PMI am on a trip today and can not check my copy, but the map shows an Arizona-New Mexico border location.
47Robert Fix6/18/2017 7:22:45 PM
48Tony Jimenez6/18/2017 8:58:02 PM
49Mark Desjardins6/18/2017 9:10:20 PMLooks amazing!
50Marco Campari6/18/2017 10:16:09 PM
51CHIAVERI RICCARDO6/18/2017 11:54:22 PM
52Louis Kolkman6/19/2017 1:25:40 AM
53Gary Wishik6/19/2017 7:03:32 AM
54Gary Pickett6/19/2017 8:08:05 AM
55Peter Lloyd6/19/2017 9:12:47 AM
56Fred Mottern6/19/2017 10:14:32 AM
57Jeff Canha6/20/2017 11:24:20 AM
58Matt Kiriazis6/22/2017 6:11:19 PMLate Thursday night SWAG. If I can't be first, maybe I'll have the last guess.
59Marc Meilleur6/25/2017 5:28:12 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 *
1Javier Romero6/18/2017 11:01:45 AM
2Dan Stueber6/18/2017 4:04:53 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 Meints46
Allan Rothberg44
Kevin Donovan37
Gareth Scott23
Robert Fix17
Koen Schoonjans16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Javier Romero14
Tom Collipi14
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
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
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
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