Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

1066 Project (leading to the Battle of Hastings).

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William the Conqueror is coming! Norm, of Battlefields and Warriors, is designing using the accretive process, with the goal being a battle of Hastings game later this year. Follow his thoughts on figures, terrain and rules: "Oh Dear! To be both blessed and cursed by choice!"

Reflections on (another) McGill megagame

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This year's rules "...facilitated the sort of creative, emergent gameplay that is at the heart of a successful megagame." Rex Brynen of Paxsims gives an AAR on the War in Binni Megagame, held at McGill University on February 11th . Apparently the event was a great success, and had a strange twist: "Little did the players know that, hidden among the participants were a small group of secret cultists."

War Gaming Must Get Red Right

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"An expert in-house adversary is a powerful tool for the fleet." Captain Dale Rielage, U.S. Navy, sheds light on how the Navy is acting on the renewed U.S. military interest in wargaming, "If war gaming is to realize its potential, we must get Red right."

Yaah! 8 - A Look Inside

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Brad, of "Hexsides and Hand Grenades" fame, had the opportunity to fill in as guest editor of Yaah! magazine. He shares the experience with us in his latest article...

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Grognard News

Decision Games Errata

A treasure trove (i.e. "backlog") of old Decision Games errata has been entrusted to me for publication. Please check back often over the next few weeks for new items on your favorite Decision Games titles.

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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.

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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

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Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #804, Started on 19 Mar 2017

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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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 #803) - Louis Kolkman

Buy Successors: The Battle for Alexanders Empire from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 46 correct answers, but this time Louis Kolkman was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Successors: The Battle for Alexanders Empire (GMT Games).

Congratulations to Louis Kolkman on Grognard Challenge win #1!

You can purchase Successors: The Battle for Alexanders Empire 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 12 Mar 2017 Challenge (803) 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 *
1Louis Kolkman3/12/2017 5:03:00 AM
2David Mathieson 3/12/2017 5:05:08 AM
3JT McNally3/12/2017 5:07:42 AM
4Gary Wishik3/12/2017 5:15:35 AM
5Jean LEGRAND3/12/2017 5:24:16 AM
6Carrick Brooke-Davidson3/12/2017 5:26:17 AM
7James Engler3/12/2017 5:26:50 AM
8John Vinal3/12/2017 5:40:12 AM
9David Kazmierczak3/12/2017 5:40:33 AM
10Kim Meints3/12/2017 5:40:45 AM
11Chee-Yan Hiew3/12/2017 5:52:39 AM
12Stephen Mrenna3/12/2017 5:54:13 AM
13koen schoonjans3/12/2017 6:05:37 AM
14Mark Marychurch3/12/2017 6:25:02 AM
15Mike Guntorius3/12/2017 7:34:23 AM
16Marc Meilleur3/12/2017 7:42:42 AM
17Kent Reuber3/12/2017 7:54:58 AM
18Dave Smith3/12/2017 7:59:24 AM
19Thomas Heaney3/12/2017 8:02:29 AM
20Gareth Scott3/12/2017 8:30:04 AM
21Eric Iven3/12/2017 8:33:24 AM
22Dennis Beauchamp3/12/2017 8:35:43 AM
23Patrick Crawford3/12/2017 9:06:18 AM
24Michael Lavoie3/12/2017 9:12:02 AM
25Tony Jimenez3/12/2017 9:18:11 AM
26Robert Woodward3/12/2017 9:28:10 AM
27Gary Pickett3/12/2017 9:30:49 AM
28Robert Fix3/12/2017 9:33:31 AM
29Alejandro Calle3/12/2017 9:33:46 AM
30Heiko Reffert3/12/2017 10:31:36 AM
31Gary Logs3/12/2017 10:54:21 AM
32Dashray Chandham3/12/2017 10:55:09 AM
33Paul Poon3/12/2017 10:59:49 AM
34Duane Parsons3/12/2017 11:06:02 AM
35Phillip Campbell3/12/2017 11:26:08 AM
36Kevin Donovan3/12/2017 11:29:16 AM
37Marco Campari3/12/2017 12:05:41 PM
38Martin Gallo3/12/2017 3:25:02 PM
39Royce Reiss3/12/2017 4:10:24 PM
40Tina .3/12/2017 8:44:52 PM
41Lee Balsiger3/12/2017 11:48:22 PM
42Andrzej Cierpicki3/13/2017 12:48:29 AM
43CHIAVERI RICCARDO3/13/2017 6:41:56 AM
44Peter Lloyd3/13/2017 9:03:40 AM
45Dave Rubin3/18/2017 8:34:17 AM
46Mark Desjardins3/19/2017 7:42:55 AMSuccessors!
* 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 Muniz3/12/2017 6:27:03 AM
2Stephen Leiter3/12/2017 6:44:20 AM
3Matt Kiriazis3/12/2017 8:07:04 AMSWAG and lost an hour of sleep
4Steven Rauch3/12/2017 12:18:10 PM
5Bruce E. Schwark3/12/2017 2:33:49 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 Donovan36
Gareth Scott21
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Koen Schoonjans15
Richard Fluck15
Robert Fix15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Javier Romero12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Alejandro Calle9
Dick Vohlers9
Stephen Mrenna9
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
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
7625/1/2016Simon PriorThe Longest DayAvalon Hill
7614/24/2016Bill BrunoVenerable DestructionExcalibre Games
7604/17/2016Javier RomeroGunslingerAvalon Hill
7594/10/2016Gareth ScottNormandy '44GMT Games
7584/3/2016Stephen MrennaNext War: TaiwanGMT Games
7573/27/2016Gareth ScottCellesRevolution Games
7563/20/2016Robert FixFirepowerAvalon Hill
7553/13/2016Javier RomeroTroyChaosium
7543/6/2016TinaHell Over KoreaLegion Wargames
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