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

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...

Stuka Joe - The Case for Sequence of Play Cards

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First video in a series that discusses the use of Sequence of Play cards in board wargames. Sequence of play cards can ease the learning curve of complex, multi-phased wargames. In addition, they can contain relevant charts and tables on them, saving the player a trip to the player aid card...

The Tuesday Interview – Bob Smith of Oriental Empires

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"...being up at 3am trying to find 3 bytes of memory..." Grogheads interviews computer historical gaming legend Bob Smith, who has some fascinating insights on his games.

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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.

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.

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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 #795, Started on 15 Jan 2017

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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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 #794) - Jeff Muniz

Buy Liberty or Death from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 38 correct answers, but this time Jeff Muniz was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Liberty or Death (GMT Games).

Congratulations to Jeff Muniz on Grognard Challenge win #1!

You can purchase Liberty or Death 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 08 Jan 2017 Challenge (794) 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 *
1Jeff Muniz1/8/2017 10:21:12 AM
2Thomas Heaney1/8/2017 10:23:16 AM
3John Vinal1/8/2017 10:28:06 AM
4David Mathieson 1/8/2017 10:28:12 AM
5koen schoonjans1/8/2017 10:32:18 AM
6Heiko Reffert1/8/2017 10:32:53 AM
7Christine Van Schultz1/8/2017 10:44:41 AM
8Stephen Mrenna1/8/2017 10:45:19 AM
9Gareth Scott1/8/2017 10:49:08 AM
10Kim Meints1/8/2017 11:00:55 AM
11Richard Fluck1/8/2017 11:04:33 AM
12Gary Wishik1/8/2017 11:06:39 AM
13Gary Logs1/8/2017 11:20:55 AM
14Bruce E. Schwark1/8/2017 11:30:27 AM
15Marc Meilleur1/8/2017 11:36:56 AM
16Eric Iven1/8/2017 11:37:22 AM
17Patrick Crawford1/8/2017 11:38:01 AM
18Dave Smith1/8/2017 11:52:12 AM
19Michael Lavoie1/8/2017 12:17:38 PM
20Louis Kolkman1/8/2017 12:20:53 PM
21Phillip Campbell1/8/2017 12:21:45 PM
22Robert Woodward1/8/2017 12:32:03 PM
23JT McNally1/8/2017 1:23:28 PM
24Royce Reiss1/8/2017 1:37:47 PM
25Kevin Donovan1/8/2017 2:10:28 PM
26Craig Dunglison1/8/2017 2:18:30 PM
27Matt Kiriazis1/8/2017 2:37:17 PMLate afternoon SWAG
28Dario Benedetti1/8/2017 2:52:48 PM
29Mark Desjardins1/8/2017 3:50:32 PMA beautiful game
30Paul Poon1/8/2017 4:46:13 PM
31Tina .1/8/2017 7:50:18 PM
32Marco Campari1/8/2017 11:50:55 PM
33CHIAVERI RICCARDO1/9/2017 1:02:28 AM
34Aurelien Barrois1/9/2017 2:18:19 AM
35Peter Lloyd1/9/2017 9:04:34 AM
36Ron Freda1/9/2017 11:58:09 AM
37Gary Pickett1/10/2017 4:31:43 PM
38Carl Ise1/11/2017 10:03:36 PMI think I finally got one...
* 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 *
1Robert Fix1/8/2017 10:39:17 AM
2David Kazmierczak1/8/2017 11:44:59 AM
3Dan Stueber1/8/2017 12:46:05 PM
4Duane Parsons1/8/2017 4:21:39 PM
5Stephen Leiter1/8/2017 4:25:49 PM
6Alex Kachevsky1/8/2017 5:39:08 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 Scott20
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Robert Fix15
Koen Schoonjans14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Alejandro Calle9
Dick Vohlers9
Javier Romero9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8
Rian van Meeteren8
David Cann7

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.

Challenge IDChallenge DateWinner NameGame NamePublisher Name
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
7532/28/2016Eric IvenThe Russian CampaignAvalon Hill
7522/21/2016Thomas SobczakNo Question of SurrenderMultiman Publishing
7512/14/2016Thomas HeaneyPeloponnesian WarVictory Games
7502/7/2016Bill BrunoBlackbeardAvalon Hill
7491/31/2016Dave KazmierczakTonkin: The Indochina War 1950-54Legion Wargames
7481/24/2016LoughransSeptember's EaglesHigh Flying Dice Games
7471/17/2016Robert FixLuftwaffeAvalon Hill
7461/10/2016Robert FixBlocks in AfrikaVentoNuovo Games
7451/3/2016Gareth ScottKorean WarVictory Games