Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for Grognard.com, 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.

Tracer Rounds: What Do You Buy, Read, or Play?

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"...how many of us bought something with the express purpose of studying the game more than playing it?" Brant Guillory muses on a not oft considered aspect of being a wargamer: "What do you buy? What do you read? What do you play? And why do things end up in those different buckets?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/11/2017


Convergence: Using Counter Games as Miniature Campaign Platforms

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"I call this TSS, or Tabletop Suicide Syndrome..." Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray discusses how to integrate your miniatures actions into a broader context, and the benefits to be gained from doing so. "…I am amazed how much discretion appears when players realize that what they end up with may be all they have when the next tabletop battle is announced."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/29/2017


PAXsims video about military formation of military students.

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Explanation of formation for Army personals with wargames. We see Triumph and Tragedy, For the people, Pericles of GMT games and other to learn military history and context. Learning how war was done and how the students can learn to do better of what history has been. Gives some idea of good games out there.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 9/28/2017


Electronic Cardboard v2.1

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Resurrected by designer Rich Hogen, "Electronic Cardboard" was originally conceived as a Game Assist Program (GAP) for the Play-By-Electronic-Mail (PBEM) community. It was created to address the need for non-destructive overlay of bitmaps atop bitmaps. Although features are based on gaming needs, EC may be universally useful for overlaying tasks.
In the modern computing environment EC can be used in conjunction with Netmeeting or Webex or similar desktop sharing software to play a game in real time, i.e. synchronously. Gaming references in this Help file assume asynchronous play (e.g. PBEM).

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/16/2017


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 Grognard.com, 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 Grognard.com!

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 Grognard.com site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of Grognard.com" 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 Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

Fifth Corps: NATO Player Aid sheet (PDF)

NATO player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points, Tactical Nuclear Points and the locations of Hidden Static Territorial Units. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

Fifth Corps: Warsaw Pact Player Aid sheet (PDF)

Warsaw Pact player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points and Tactical Nuclear Points for the Warsaw Pact player. Created by Mark D. for Grognard.com.

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...

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 @ grognard.com if you have any problems getting registered or using the new Challenge features. Thanks for your patience and your support of Grognard.com.

On-Going Challenge Graphics

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #834, Started on 15 Oct 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 Grognard.com Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #833) - Mark Kramer


Buy Red Typhoon from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 45 correct answers, but this time Mark Kramer was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Red Typhoon (Revolution Games).



Congratulations to Mark Kramer on Grognard Challenge win #1!


You can purchase Red Typhoon from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the Grognard.com 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 Oct 2017 Challenge (833) follows:

* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Mark Kramer10/8/2017 1:23:52 AM
2David Gardey10/8/2017 1:37:04 AM
3Rob Appleyard10/8/2017 1:46:15 AM
4koen schoonjans10/8/2017 1:56:12 AM
5Don Timian10/8/2017 2:11:26 AM
6Gareth Scott10/8/2017 2:58:00 AM
7JT McNally10/8/2017 3:03:25 AM
8Mark Marychurch10/8/2017 4:13:36 AM
9David Kazmierczak10/8/2017 4:46:48 AM
10Eric Iven10/8/2017 4:56:59 AM
11Heiko Reffert10/8/2017 4:59:38 AM
12Mike Guntorius10/8/2017 5:00:15 AM
13James Engler10/8/2017 5:14:51 AM
14Carrick Brooke-Davidson10/8/2017 5:27:47 AM
15Marc Meilleur10/8/2017 6:00:17 AM
16Peter Lloyd10/8/2017 6:34:25 AM
17Steven Rauch10/8/2017 6:42:48 AM
18Royce Reiss10/8/2017 6:56:50 AM
19Dave Smith10/8/2017 7:16:47 AM
20Mochara Caraher10/8/2017 7:24:43 AM
21Paul Poon10/8/2017 8:02:34 AM
22Robert Fix10/8/2017 8:24:58 AM
23Bob DeSilva10/8/2017 8:29:01 AM
24Alejandro Calle10/8/2017 9:42:30 AM
25Kevin Donovan10/8/2017 9:52:32 AM
26Patrick Crawford10/8/2017 9:53:38 AM
27Gary Pickett10/8/2017 10:10:46 AM
28Bruce E. Schwark10/8/2017 10:40:30 AM
29Phillip Campbell10/8/2017 10:46:05 AM
30Andy Cheesman10/8/2017 11:06:43 AM
31Stephen Mrenna10/8/2017 11:07:03 AM
32Gary Logs10/8/2017 11:32:49 AM
33Thomas Heaney10/8/2017 1:34:47 PM
34Tina .10/8/2017 2:30:16 PM
35Craig Dunglison10/8/2017 2:31:05 PM
36Fred Mottern10/8/2017 2:49:27 PM
37Frederick Strauss10/8/2017 3:08:34 PM
38Marco Campari10/8/2017 10:22:40 PM
39CHIAVERI RICCARDO10/8/2017 11:56:51 PM
40Louis Kolkman10/9/2017 1:49:02 AM
41Gary Wishik10/9/2017 5:26:53 AM
42Pete Hakenen10/12/2017 7:00:50 PM
43Matt Kiriazis10/12/2017 7:41:04 PMSWAG during TNF. My goal is to submit the last correct answer because I'm not online when the contest starts.
44Javier Romero10/15/2017 10:53:50 AM
45Jean LEGRAND10/15/2017 12:46:58 PM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.


An ordered list of Challengers making INCORRECT guesses

* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Dan Stueber10/8/2017 2:29:21 AM
2Jeff Muniz10/8/2017 3:46:28 AM
3Stephen Leiter10/8/2017 7:59:25 AM
4Kim Meints10/8/2017 8:17:24 AM
5Duane Parsons10/8/2017 9:52:07 AM
6M Hags10/8/2017 10:09:29 AM
7JOSE CARLOS DINIZ JUNIOR10/13/2017 8:51:09 AM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark @grognard.com 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 Scott30
Robert Fix17
Koen Schoonjans16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Javier Romero15
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Stephen Mrenna13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Alejandro Calle11
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8
Rian van Meeteren8

Past Winners of the Grognard.com 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
83310/8/2017Mark KramerRed TyphoonRevolution Games
83210/1/2017Alejandro CalleBattle of the Little BighornLegion Wargames
8319/24/2017David MathiesonArmored Knights - Operation GazelleGrognard Simulations
8309/17/2017Gareth ScottEnemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle RaidGMT Games
8299/10/2017Stephen MrennaNone But HeroesMultiman Publishing
8289/3/2017Gareth ScottPoland '39: The Nightmare BeginsXTR
8278/27/2017Mark MarychurchBoots on the GroundWorthington Games
8268/20/2017Gareth ScottHastings 1066Decision Games
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
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