Spotlight Articles

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

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...

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...

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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

On-Going Challenge Graphics

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #800, Started on 19 Feb 2017

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

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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 #799) - Gareth Scott

Buy Rise and Decline of the Third Reich from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 75 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Rise and Decline of the Third Reich (Avalon Hill).

Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #21!

You can purchase Rise and Decline of the Third Reich 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 Feb 2017 Challenge (799) 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 Scott2/12/2017 9:00:57 AM
2Walter Clayton2/12/2017 9:01:57 AM
3Dave Smith2/12/2017 9:02:43 AM
4Michael Riley2/12/2017 9:03:00 AM
5Mark Desjardins2/12/2017 9:05:53 AM
6David Mathieson 2/12/2017 9:06:37 AM
7Marc Meilleur2/12/2017 9:06:52 AM
8Kim Meints2/12/2017 9:09:00 AM
9David Kazmierczak2/12/2017 9:14:35 AM
10Richard Fluck2/12/2017 9:17:04 AM
11Thomas Heaney2/12/2017 9:17:09 AMArg. woke up late
12Carrick Brooke-Davidson2/12/2017 9:17:45 AM
13Gary Pickett2/12/2017 9:18:16 AM
14Dennis Beauchamp2/12/2017 9:21:34 AM
15Erik Ljungberg2/12/2017 9:23:25 AM
16koen schoonjans2/12/2017 9:23:46 AM
17Mochara Caraher2/12/2017 9:25:48 AM
18JT McNally2/12/2017 9:28:10 AM
19Frank Garner2/12/2017 9:28:40 AM
20Robert Lesco2/12/2017 9:30:25 AMAll time favourite
21Don Timian2/12/2017 9:31:07 AM
22Allan Rothberg2/12/2017 9:34:24 AM
23Gary Wishik2/12/2017 9:35:17 AM
24Richard Dengel2/12/2017 9:44:55 AM
25Michael Lavoie2/12/2017 9:47:42 AM
26Gary Zsigrai2/12/2017 9:49:06 AM
27Eric Iven2/12/2017 9:51:52 AM
28Robert Fix2/12/2017 9:54:20 AM
29James Engler2/12/2017 9:59:38 AM
30Tony Jimenez2/12/2017 10:02:40 AM
31John Bibler2/12/2017 10:05:09 AM
32Robert Woodward2/12/2017 10:14:16 AMThis is a repeat of Challenge #763
33Heiko Reffert2/12/2017 10:19:55 AM
34Daniel Fisher2/12/2017 10:26:36 AMThird Reich of course, enjoyed playing this game ever since I was 13 or 14.
35Duane Parsons2/12/2017 10:29:20 AM
36Gary Logs2/12/2017 10:37:02 AM
37Matt Kiriazis2/12/2017 10:42:08 AMNo SWAG about it!
38Ron Freda2/12/2017 10:43:07 AM
39Alan Wika2/12/2017 10:45:14 AM
40Marco Campari2/12/2017 10:57:32 AM
41Bruce E. Schwark2/12/2017 11:01:56 AM
42Royce Reiss2/12/2017 11:06:30 AM
43John Vinal2/12/2017 11:07:21 AM
44Stephen Leiter2/12/2017 11:30:13 AMcourse
45M Hags2/12/2017 11:33:56 AM
46Phillip Campbell2/12/2017 11:53:54 AM
47Jean-Yves Coulombeau2/12/2017 11:54:10 AM
48Patrick Crawford2/12/2017 11:55:24 AM
49Chris Anthony2/12/2017 11:57:39 AM
50Louis Kolkman2/12/2017 12:02:01 PM
51Kevin Donovan2/12/2017 12:06:18 PM
52Keith Beauchamp2/12/2017 12:20:54 PM
53Christine Van Schultz2/12/2017 12:55:00 PM
54Jeff Muniz2/12/2017 1:02:06 PM
55Mark Marychurch2/12/2017 1:15:57 PM
56Chee-Yan Hiew2/12/2017 1:33:49 PM
57Martin Gallo2/12/2017 2:30:18 PM
58Tina .2/12/2017 3:18:00 PM
59Peter Lloyd2/12/2017 4:06:26 PM
60Stephen Mrenna2/12/2017 5:32:34 PM
61Jonathan Snowden2/12/2017 6:47:01 PM
62John Careklas2/12/2017 8:43:01 PM
63Steve Vance2/12/2017 9:04:42 PM
64Paul Poon2/12/2017 10:36:10 PM
65Tom Cundiff2/13/2017 12:31:24 AM
66Dan Stueber2/13/2017 5:23:20 AM
67CHIAVERI RICCARDO2/13/2017 6:14:26 AM
68Andrzej Cierpicki2/13/2017 11:05:46 AM
69Jean LEGRAND2/13/2017 11:44:58 AM
70James Jensen2/13/2017 7:55:38 PMStrange. I haven't played this game in decades, but I remember the board and pieces.
71Richard Macdonald2/14/2017 6:44:33 AM
72Michael Stultz2/14/2017 9:04:04 PM
73Dale Begley2/16/2017 12:15:13 PMI played this dozens of times in my youth. Good memories.
74Dan Hawkins2/19/2017 6:44:41 PM
75Dick Boyes2/19/2017 8:17:56 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 *
1Lee Balsiger2/12/2017 9:21:04 AM
2Matt Winter2/17/2017 9:54:23 AM
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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
Julian Barker12
Javier Romero11
Thomas Margraf11
Alejandro Calle9
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8
Rian van Meeteren8
Stephen Mrenna8

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
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
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