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.

Battle of Bosworth 1485

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"…they pushed the boat out for it and splendid it was too." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, reminiscences about a fine reenactment in the pre-Internet dark ages, and his brief wargamer oriented publication on the battle using the stone knives and bear skins tools of the era. Sounds like the creative juices may soon be flowing, since the memory "…has left me wanting to start a small and focused Wars of the Roses project…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/12/2018


Games vs. History: An exploration of the Battle of Nagashino in war games

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"…even the best planning and research often cannot sidestep the pitfalls of historical memory." Joe Fonseca considers how three different computer wargames approach the Battle of Nagashino during Japan's Warring States period. Joe finds different strengths and weaknesses in each, with his simple recommendation for one of them being: "Boot it up and marvel at the movie-like spectacle."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2018


Downsizing: A table-top primer for converting 15/18mm figures to 10mm

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"…I took the King’s shilling for a long term 10 mm enlistment." Bill Gray takes us on a walk through the miniatures version of downsizing. From the why, to the how, to the result: "If Lenin was right when he said, 'quantity has a quality all its own,' the wargaming Gods are happy right now."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/2/2018


The Wargamer's Guide to 2018

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"This could be a real wargaming gem to see out the year...". Check out a compendium of games still claiming release this year. The article has tidbits on seven upcoming games, like the one that "…will often force you to choose between your men and the mission."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/24/2018


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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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 #890, Started on 11 Nov 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 #889) - Kim Meints


Buy Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 55 correct answers, but this time Kim Meints was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga (VentoNuovo Games).



Congratulations to Kim Meints on Grognard Challenge win #51!


You can purchase Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the Grognard.com articles here.


Editor's note: The race continues... advantage Meints... let's see if Gareth can catch up... Good luck to everyone with the new Challenge!

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. Eastern Time), so please submit your guesses before 11:59 PM of the following Saturday, 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 04 Nov 2018 Challenge (889) 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 *
1Kim Meints11/4/2018 12:37:58 PM
2koen schoonjans11/4/2018 12:38:00 PM
3Gareth Scott11/4/2018 12:39:28 PM
4Gary Logs11/4/2018 12:42:09 PM
5Mark Marychurch11/4/2018 12:42:56 PM
6Alejandro Calle11/4/2018 12:44:11 PM
7Kevin Donovan11/4/2018 12:48:54 PM
8Robert Fix11/4/2018 12:52:03 PM
9Lee Balsiger11/4/2018 12:57:20 PM
10Phillip Campbell11/4/2018 1:01:10 PM
11Jean LEGRAND11/4/2018 1:01:47 PM
12Lester C.11/4/2018 1:01:51 PM
13Thomas Heaney11/4/2018 1:06:11 PM
14Bruce E. Schwark11/4/2018 1:09:14 PM
15David Mathieson 11/4/2018 1:09:45 PM
16Robert Woodward11/4/2018 1:14:55 PMA guess; a block game that appears to be a Stalingrad game and I don't think it is a Columbia Games title.
17Marco Campari11/4/2018 1:22:36 PM
18Gary Wishik11/4/2018 1:24:31 PMYard work and the wife confiscated the phone so no entry until late in the day
19Dennis Beauchamp11/4/2018 1:25:31 PM
20John Vinal11/4/2018 1:35:30 PM
21Dave Smith11/4/2018 1:50:18 PM
22Tony Jimenez11/4/2018 1:52:54 PM
23James Engler11/4/2018 2:10:38 PM
24Mike Guntorius11/4/2018 2:33:20 PM
25Eric Iven11/4/2018 2:45:31 PM
26Stephen Mrenna11/4/2018 2:54:44 PM
27Jeff Muniz11/4/2018 2:59:37 PM
28Heiko Reffert11/4/2018 2:59:44 PM
29Martin Gallo11/4/2018 3:28:18 PM
30Marc Meilleur11/4/2018 4:07:40 PM
31Don Timian11/4/2018 4:43:24 PM
32Patrick Crawford11/4/2018 4:44:45 PM
33David Kazmierczak11/4/2018 5:23:48 PM
34Dick Boyes11/4/2018 6:08:21 PM
35R L Moses11/4/2018 6:14:21 PM
36Mark Kramer11/4/2018 6:56:00 PMWay too late to be first - and a SWAG to boot!
37Paul Poon11/4/2018 6:57:09 PM
38Steven Rauch11/4/2018 7:09:02 PM
39John Careklas11/4/2018 7:34:33 PM
40Mochara Caraher11/4/2018 7:58:23 PM
41Louis Kolkman11/5/2018 1:05:40 AM
42CHIAVERI RICCARDO11/5/2018 1:07:24 AM
43Chee-Yan Hiew11/5/2018 3:00:16 AM
44Gian Carlo Ceccoli11/5/2018 4:38:44 AM
45John Bibler11/5/2018 5:39:54 AM
46Fred Mottern11/5/2018 12:52:27 PM
47Steve Keifer11/5/2018 2:27:20 PM
48Tina .11/8/2018 11:27:35 PM
49Matt Kiriazis11/9/2018 7:13:52 AMIs Friday too early for the last correct guess pf the week? We shall see.
50Blake Lindsey11/9/2018 11:52:14 AM
51David Gardey11/10/2018 4:57:16 AM
52Joanna D'Agosta11/10/2018 7:18:29 AM
53Gary Pickett11/10/2018 3:35:43 PM
54Dan Stueber11/11/2018 5:28:54 AM
55Allan Rothberg11/11/2018 7:00:12 AMOnce more trying for last correct guess.
* 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 *
1Stephen Leiter11/4/2018 1:02:40 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
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Gareth Scott49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans22
Robert Fix17
Javier Romero16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna15
Tom Collipi14
Alejandro Calle13
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Gary Logs10
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8

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
88911/4/2018Kim MeintsStalingrad: Inferno on the VolgaVentoNuovo Games
88810/27/2018Gary WishikGettysburg: Lee's Greatest GambleXTR
88710/21/2018Gareth ScottMaster and CommanderWhite Dog Games
88610/14/2018Kim MeintsWashington's CrossingRevolution Games
88510/7/2018Stephen MrennaUtlimatumYaquinto
8849/30/2018Kim MeintsAt Any Cost: Metz 1870GMT Games
8839/23/2018Gareth ScottAir War: Modern Tactical Air CombatSPI
8829/15/2018Mark MarychurchCold WarVictory Games
8819/9/2018Gareth ScottAlesia: Last Stand of the GaulsDecision Games
8809/2/2018Koen SchoonjansPaths to HellCompass Games
8798/26/2018Gareth ScottRaid on IranSteve Jackson Games
8788/19/2018Gareth ScottOperation Kadesh: The 1956 Suez CrisisHigh Flying Dice Games
8778/12/2018Koen SchoonjansWorld War 3SPI
8768/5/2018Gary WishikMinuteman: The American Revolution in the NorthSPI
8757/29/2018Gareth ScottPacific WarVictory Games
8747/22/2018Alejandro CalleBattle Above the CloudsMulti-man Publishing
8737/15/2018Gary LogsCataclysm: A Second World WarGMT Games
8727/8/2018Gary LogsNuklear Winter '68LNL Publishing
8717/1/2018Kim MeintsElusive VictoryGMT Games
8706/24/2018Gareth ScottHueHue
8696/16/2018Gary LogsPQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations1941-43PQ-17 Arctic Naval Operations
8686/10/2018Koen SchoonjansThe Speed of HeatClash of Arms
8676/3/2018Gareth ScottGreat War at Sea 1898, The Spanish American War Avalanche Press
8665/27/2018Gareth ScottFlying CircusSPI
8655/20/2018David GardeyStonewall Jackson's WayAvalon Hill
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
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