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.


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Setup, Furniture, Equipment... Rules Lawyers... Time and Endgame. Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray offers some "sage wisdom" for those wanting to run a convention game. Get your players in the groove, but know when "…you need to intervene and let the Dice Gods decide the issue…"

Armémuseum war games exhibition

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Go on a trip to the world of war games – from medieval knight´s chess to tabletop science fantasy miniature wargames of today. See how the games were used in military training and how it has influenced important events in history. On display 24 Feb 2017 – 7 Jan 2018.

Pickett’s Charge: What modern mathematics teaches us about Civil War battles

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This article, written for The Conversation web site, describes mathematical studies of Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg. What if the generals had made different decisions?

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."

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.

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...

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

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 #826, Started on 20 Aug 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 #825) - Gareth Scott

Buy 7th Fleet from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 69 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying 7th Fleet (Victory Games).

Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #27!

You can purchase 7th Fleet 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 13 Aug 2017 Challenge (825) 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 Scott8/13/2017 11:30:40 AM
2Alejandro Calle8/13/2017 11:30:47 AM
3Alan Wika8/13/2017 11:31:43 AM
4Javier Romero8/13/2017 11:32:46 AM
5David Gardey8/13/2017 11:32:54 AM
6Heiko Reffert8/13/2017 11:34:16 AM
7Gary Logs8/13/2017 11:34:38 AM
8Michael Lavoie8/13/2017 11:35:01 AM
9Dave Rubin8/13/2017 11:35:04 AM
10Chris Anthony8/13/2017 11:35:48 AM
11Martin Gallo8/13/2017 11:36:32 AMLove these games.
12John Vinal8/13/2017 11:36:46 AM
13Jeff Muniz8/13/2017 11:38:23 AM
14JT McNally8/13/2017 11:38:38 AM
15Kim Meints8/13/2017 11:38:57 AM
16Eugene Rodek8/13/2017 11:39:25 AM
17David Kazmierczak8/13/2017 11:42:38 AM
18Stephen Mrenna8/13/2017 11:42:57 AM
19Michael Riley8/13/2017 11:43:13 AM
20John Bibler8/13/2017 11:43:44 AM
21koen schoonjans8/13/2017 11:46:29 AM
22Eric Iven8/13/2017 11:48:24 AM
23Don Timian8/13/2017 11:51:45 AM
24David Mathieson 8/13/2017 11:51:57 AM
25Thomas Margraf8/13/2017 11:54:52 AM
26Phillip Campbell8/13/2017 11:55:34 AM7th Fleet (Victory Games) is the answer.
27Andy Cheesman8/13/2017 11:56:49 AM
28Fred Mottern8/13/2017 11:59:32 AM
29Dav Vandenbroucke8/13/2017 12:00:04 PM
30Gary Pickett8/13/2017 12:09:23 PM
31Jean LEGRAND8/13/2017 12:11:35 PM
32Peter Lloyd8/13/2017 12:13:00 PM
33Robert Fix8/13/2017 12:13:34 PM
34Robert Woodward8/13/2017 12:14:35 PMSince there are planes with swept wings (plus what appears to be swing wing), it can NOT be WWII - this excludes three choices.
35Mochara Caraher8/13/2017 12:27:18 PM
36Lloyd Bonagura8/13/2017 12:38:30 PM
37Gary Wishik8/13/2017 12:50:47 PM
38Kevin Donovan8/13/2017 12:56:57 PM
39Bob DeSilva8/13/2017 1:22:24 PM
40Brandon Invergo8/13/2017 1:23:42 PM
41Paul Poon8/13/2017 1:27:20 PM
42Louis Kolkman8/13/2017 1:38:37 PM
43Mark Marychurch8/13/2017 1:40:38 PM
44Mike Guntorius8/13/2017 1:46:33 PM
45Jonathan Snowden8/13/2017 1:46:36 PM
46Marc Meilleur8/13/2017 1:50:59 PM
47Dario Benedetti8/13/2017 2:05:46 PM
48Terry Graff8/13/2017 3:00:11 PM
49Dan Stueber8/13/2017 3:25:43 PM
50Rory Colling8/13/2017 3:30:46 PM
51Steven Rauch8/13/2017 3:57:11 PM
52Tom Cundiff8/13/2017 4:01:34 PM
53Thomas Heaney8/13/2017 4:31:55 PM
54Tina .8/13/2017 4:35:56 PM
55Alex Kachevsky8/13/2017 6:25:57 PM
56Royce Reiss8/13/2017 6:27:33 PM
57Christine Van Schultz8/13/2017 8:02:02 PM
58Dick Boyes8/13/2017 9:42:03 PM
59Mark Kramer8/13/2017 10:27:05 PM
60Sten Ekedahl8/13/2017 10:42:38 PM
61Bruce E. Schwark8/14/2017 3:10:52 AM
62Andrzej Cierpicki8/14/2017 6:42:35 AM
63Jeff Cherpeski8/14/2017 9:43:53 AM
64Dale Begley8/14/2017 10:56:48 AM
65Frederick Strauss8/15/2017 11:36:27 AM
66Chuck McAllister8/16/2017 10:47:02 AM
67Mark Van Patten8/16/2017 5:15:20 PM
68Patrick Crawford8/17/2017 11:58:35 AM
69Dave Smith8/20/2017 12:42:23 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.

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 *
1Marco Campari8/13/2017 4:56:05 PM
2Kent Reuber8/13/2017 8:15:12 PM
3Stephen Leiter8/20/2017 9:42:02 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.

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 Scott27
Robert Fix17
Koen Schoonjans16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Javier Romero15
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Stephen Mrenna12
Thomas Margraf11
Alejandro Calle10
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
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
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
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