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.

Old Dogs: Win 7 & 10 Compatibility Guides for Classic Wargames

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"…enter the efforts of the enthusiast to ensure that classic wargames are playable." Zach Zimmerman offers some tips on getting old computer wargames playing on modern operating systems. "Voila! Panzer General is back and ready for you to take panzers where no other General has before. Vorwärts!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/9/2018


Friedland 1807

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"How to Catch a Monkey". Jeff Berry in his Obscure Battles blog regales us with the fascinating history of the Napoleonic battle of Friedland. Russian General Bennigsen thinks he can "…hop across the river, deliver a quick killing blow to Lannes' isolated corps, and hop back…". Or can he?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/30/2018


Game06 - Wargame Scenery

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Games06 (formerly 06 Arena) is an idea developed in the Officina06 laboratory (on free time…). It was designed by wargame players for other players. It ‘s as an easy and fast way to set up many kind of different battlefield scenery. We want to share our idea, so you will find the system rolebook and some scenery to buy or… others completely free to download! Plus, we’re trying to create new kind of scenery, rpg, tools, gadgets, etc. Visit the Games06 site to see all the Gaming Mats, Magnetic Scenery, and Card Systems.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/5/2018


B-Movie Boardgames

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In his “Coyote vs Wolf” blog (5/28/2008), Jason Lutes discusses the series of Album sized games from Yaquinto (1979-1984). Jason maintains that “The breadth of subject matter covered by the Album Games was remarkable, and a good illustration of the flood of new ideas that was changing the face of the boardgaming subculture at the time.”

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 3/26/2018


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.

South China Sea: Learning Game Replay

Mark D. and Harvey Mossman go head to head in a learning game of "South China Sea", a recently published title from Compass Games. This is a learning game for both of us so there will be lots of mistakes. But we'll try to keep the article updated as the game progresses.

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.

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 #865, Started on 20 May 2018

(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 #864) - Koen Schoonjans


Buy Trajan from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 52 correct answers, but this time Koen Schoonjans was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Trajan (Decision Games).



Congratulations to Koen Schoonjans on Grognard Challenge win #19!


You can purchase Trajan 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 13 May 2018 Challenge (864) 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 *
1koen schoonjans5/13/2018 3:31:09 AM
2Gareth Scott5/13/2018 3:38:47 AM
3Alejandro Calle5/13/2018 3:39:52 AM
4Fred Mottern5/13/2018 3:41:49 AM
5Jeff Muniz5/13/2018 3:49:16 AM
6John Vinal5/13/2018 3:56:38 AM
7Patrick Crawford5/13/2018 4:00:43 AM
8Michael Riley5/13/2018 4:04:52 AM
9Christine Van Schultz5/13/2018 4:05:55 AM
10Chee-Yan Hiew5/13/2018 4:16:36 AM
11Mark Marychurch5/13/2018 4:47:35 AM
12Mike Guntorius5/13/2018 4:54:11 AM
13Thomas Margraf5/13/2018 5:48:21 AM
14Steven Rauch5/13/2018 5:57:38 AM
15Richard Fluck5/13/2018 5:57:52 AM
16Jean-Yves Coulombeau5/13/2018 5:58:27 AM
17Marc Meilleur5/13/2018 5:59:04 AM
18Stephen Mrenna5/13/2018 6:14:19 AM
19Heiko Reffert5/13/2018 6:30:44 AM
20Kim Meints5/13/2018 6:51:25 AM
21Dennis Beauchamp5/13/2018 7:02:00 AM
22Dave Smith5/13/2018 7:07:15 AM
23Kevin Donovan5/13/2018 7:12:15 AM
24Mochara Caraher5/13/2018 7:24:37 AM
25Eric Iven5/13/2018 7:52:37 AM
26Gary Pickett5/13/2018 8:18:13 AM
27Ron Freda5/13/2018 8:27:49 AM
28Riccardo Rigillo5/13/2018 8:28:45 AM
29John Bibler5/13/2018 8:30:41 AM
30Matt Ward5/13/2018 8:59:51 AM
31Robert Woodward5/13/2018 9:21:37 AMIt would be best not to have multiple choices that are, well, WRONG. The map is obviously neither Gaul or Italia, nor is it of a tactical map of either a walled city or an empty plain.
32Gary Wishik5/13/2018 9:36:08 AM
33Matt Kiriazis5/13/2018 10:14:10 AMSWAG way too late on Sunday.
34Mark Kramer5/13/2018 10:32:46 AM
35Gary Logs5/13/2018 10:53:52 AM
36Phillip Campbell5/13/2018 11:05:47 AM
37David Mathieson 5/13/2018 11:58:20 AM
38Paul Poon5/13/2018 12:38:10 PM
39Jonathan Snowden5/13/2018 3:02:18 PM
40Allan Rothberg5/13/2018 4:51:39 PM
41Kent Reuber5/13/2018 6:57:31 PM
42Tina .5/13/2018 7:56:47 PM
43Terence Andrews5/13/2018 7:58:38 PM
44Javier Romero5/13/2018 9:57:57 PM
45CHIAVERI RICCARDO5/14/2018 12:18:55 AM
46Louis Kolkman5/14/2018 12:37:01 AM
47Marco Campari5/14/2018 3:04:33 AM
48Carl Ise5/14/2018 6:43:22 PM
49Frederick Strauss5/15/2018 8:57:02 AM
50Tim T5/17/2018 3:23:35 PMThe stylized map for effect looks odd but it works.
51Tony Jimenez5/17/2018 5:27:41 PM
52Mark Johnson5/19/2018 8:39:13 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 *
1Robert Fix5/13/2018 9:04:08 AM
2M Hags5/13/2018 9:39:35 AM
3Dan Stueber5/13/2018 11:04:41 AM
4Thomas Heaney5/13/2018 2:15:43 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.


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 Meints47
Allan Rothberg45
Gareth Scott40
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans19
Robert Fix17
Javier Romero16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
Alejandro Calle12
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
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
8645/13/2018Koen SchoonjansTrajanDecision Games
8635/6/2018Gareth ScottThe Plot to Assassinate HitlerSPI
8624/29/2018Gareth ScottMonmouthGMT Games
8614/22/2018Gareth ScottMen of Iron: Warfare in the Middle AgesGMT Games
8604/15/2018Jeff MunizOperation PegasusTask Force Games
8594/8/2018Mochara CaraherWizard KingsColumbia Games
8584/1/2018Steven RauchSubmarineAvalon Hill
8573/25/2018Mochara CaraherFirefightTSR
8563/18/2018Andrzej CierpickiLion of the NorthGMT Games
8553/11/2018Alejandro CalleBalance of PowersCompass Games
8543/4/2018Gareth ScottTriumph & Tragedy: European Balance of PowerGMT Games
8532/25/2018M. HagsSouth Pacific: Breaking the Bismarck Barrier 1942-1943GMT Games
8522/18/2018Brandon InvergoThe Battle of Rosebud CreekLegion Wargames
8512/11/2018Dario BenedettiVerdun 1916Vae Victis
8502/4/2018Koen SchoonjansBattle Over BritainTSR
8491/28/2018Gareth ScottSerpents of the SeasGMT Games
8481/21/2018Jeff MunizFields of FireGMT Games
8471/14/2018Gareth Scott1866: The Struggle for Supremacy in GermanyCompass Games
8461/7/2018Gareth ScottThe Great GameLegion Wargames
84512/31/2017Kim MeintsAlgeria: The War for Independence 1954-1962One Small Step
84412/24/2017Gareth Scott1807: The Eagles Turn EastClash of Arms Games
84312/17/2017Allan RothbergLes Dieux NomadesOriflam
84212/10/2017Mark KramerSet Europe Ablaze: The Resistance War 1939-1945Against the Odds
84112/3/2017Gary LogsThe Victory of ArminiusTurning Point Simulations
84011/26/2017Koen SchoonjansAs Tears Go By: Operation StarliteHigh Flying Dice Games
83911/19/2017Dave SmithBloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88High Flying Dice Games
83811/12/2017Gareth ScottKarelia '44Multi-man Publishing
83711/5/2017Tina3rd FleetVictory Games
83610/29/2017Javier RomeroHolland '44: Operation Market-GardenGMT Games
83510/22/2017Gareth ScottChicago-Chicago!SPI
83410/15/2017Stephen MrennaInterstellar WarsAttactix Adventure Games
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
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