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Spotlight Articles

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

Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024

Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024

Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024

Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024

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Gaming Conventions

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Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

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Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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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.

Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1176, Started on 26 May 2024

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Comments (Optional - Max 512 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 #1175) - Gareth Scott

Buy Seven Pines from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Seven Pines (Multi-Man Publishing).

Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #76!

You can search for Seven Pines with Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the Grognard.com articles here.

Good luck to everyone with the new Challenge!

Thanks for participating in the Grognard Challenge!
-The Grognard Team


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 19 May 2024 Challenge (1175) follows:

* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Gareth Scott5/19/2024 4:17:20 PM
2Jeff Muniz5/19/2024 4:18:56 PM
3Robert Fix5/19/2024 4:19:08 PM
4David Mathieson 5/19/2024 4:19:20 PM
5Mark Marychurch5/19/2024 4:20:07 PM
6Stewart Newman5/19/2024 4:22:19 PM
7Robert Woodward5/19/2024 4:23:22 PM
8Alejandro Calle5/19/2024 4:25:06 PM
9koen schoonjans5/19/2024 4:25:37 PM
10Ron Freda5/19/2024 4:35:46 PM
11Phillip Campbell5/19/2024 4:36:17 PM
12Lee Balsiger5/19/2024 4:37:05 PM
13Dick Boyes5/19/2024 4:45:52 PM
14John Vinal5/19/2024 4:50:45 PM
15Gary Wishik5/19/2024 4:53:01 PM
16Dennis Beauchamp5/19/2024 4:54:45 PMAnother guess. I don't have much ACW stuff. AH's Gettysburg, Excalibre's Ironclads...I think that's it.
17Fred Mottern5/19/2024 4:54:51 PM
18Paul Poon5/19/2024 5:11:46 PM
19Gary Logs5/19/2024 5:11:58 PM
20Don Timian5/19/2024 5:13:09 PM
21Dave Smith5/19/2024 5:20:52 PM
22Kevin Donovan5/19/2024 5:22:22 PM
23James Engler5/19/2024 5:27:12 PM
24Tom Barkalow5/19/2024 5:31:54 PM
25Christine Van Schultz5/19/2024 5:33:19 PM
26Terry Graff5/19/2024 5:48:30 PM
27Gary Pickett5/19/2024 6:02:54 PMBet it's seven something!
28R L Moses5/19/2024 6:19:16 PMWhile more proximate than the location of Caesar’s battles, the struggles depicted in this game are far away from Detroit or Ottawa. Hope everyone’s travels went well. Does Ottawa have a museum dedicated to lawn care? Should the Pistons simply forfeit the season? Were there really only 7 pines where this battle took place?
29Walter Clayton5/19/2024 6:28:20 PM
30Terence Andrews5/19/2024 7:40:22 PM
31Steven Rauch5/19/2024 8:07:53 PM
32Stephen Leiter5/19/2024 9:10:32 PM
33Lionel Teed5/19/2024 9:45:58 PMA big 3 minut lead for Koen for the win, but a dogfith for 2nd! 49 correct overall is pretty good. Thanks for the shoutout Mr. Moses, I do need to get one of the mowers to the service shop! It was actually a day of dual mowing, with Wendy on hers and I on the smaller one. This is why the later response! Happy BDay Matt! I am 41, in Hexadecimal! Fireworks going off around here as it is a Cdn Holiday (thank you Queen Victoria!). And unlike this game, I have way more pines out on the property than just 7!
34Tony Jimenez5/19/2024 11:28:35 PM
35David Roberts5/20/2024 12:30:23 AM
36John Careklas5/20/2024 1:13:53 AM
37Martin Gallo5/20/2024 8:59:43 AM
38Thomas Heaney5/20/2024 10:59:17 AM
39David Chauvel5/20/2024 11:02:22 AM
40Eric Iven5/20/2024 12:14:53 PM
41Hans Feldmann5/20/2024 2:23:29 PM
42AD AD5/22/2024 3:09:00 PM
43John Loy5/22/2024 7:40:11 PM
44Thomas Jenkins5/23/2024 3:36:15 PM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @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 Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Matt Kiriazis5/19/2024 4:21:03 PMSWAG
2Dan Hawkins5/19/2024 4:21:30 PMGreetings from the Happiest Place on Earth! With consultation from Goofy, I make my selection.
3Warren Brehm5/19/2024 5:59:45 PM
4Fabrizio Giuberti5/20/2024 5:00:43 AM
5Louis Kolkman5/23/2024 5:26:01 AM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.

Challenge History

Top "25" All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the top 25, and anyone else who has as many wins as number 25.

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Gareth Scott76
Kim Meints51
Koen Schoonjans50
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Alejandro Calle41
Jeff Muniz41
Kevin Donovan40
Javier Romero27
Thomas Heaney25
Robert Fix23
Stephen Mrenna23
Eric Iven20
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Gary Logs14
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Thomas Margraf13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Wishik12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12

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
11755/19/2024Gareth ScottSeven PinesMulti-Man Publishing
11745/12/2024koen schoonjansCaesar: The Great Battles of Julius Caesar: The Civil Wars 48-45 B.C.GMT Games
11735/5/2024Alejandro CalleHamburger HillXTR
11724/28/2024Gareth ScottPremières GloiresCerigo Editions
11714/21/2024Eric IvenAthens & Sparta Columbia Games
11704/14/2024Gareth ScottPickett's Charge: A Game of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863Yaquinto
11694/7/2024Jeff MunizVictory in Hell: The First Battle of the Naktong River, August 5-19, 1950High Flying Dice Games
11683/31/2024Jeff MunizOsmanli Harbi: The Ottoman Fronts – 1914 to 1918Schroeder Publishing
11673/24/2024Jeff MunizLa Batalla de los ArapilesWorthington Games
11663/17/2024Gareth ScottHearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 Worthington Games
11653/10/2024Gary WishikMarston Moor3W
11643/3/2024koen schoonjansOUTPOST WAR: A Solitaire Game of Combat in the Hills of Korea (1951-1953)Berserker Games
11632/25/2024koen schoonjansInto the Woods: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862GMT Games
11622/18/2024koen schoonjansV-SabotageTriton Noir
11612/11/2024Terry GraffLa Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd EditionClash of Arms
11602/4/2024Gary WishikThe Last Panzer Victory: The Battle of Debrecen – Hungary, 1944West End Games
11591/28/2024koen schoonjansFirst Team Vietnam3W
11581/21/2024koen schoonjansLa Bataille de Dresde Clash of Arms
11571/14/2024Jeff MunizHistory of the WorldAvalon Hill
11561/7/2024Alejandro CalleThis Terrible Sound The Gamers
115512/31/2023Gareth ScottSopwithGametime Games
115412/24/2023Mark MarychurchThe Last Success: Quadrigame of the War Against Austria, April - July 1809OSG
115312/17/2023Thomas MargrafThree Battles of ManassasMulti-Man Publishing
115212/10/2023Michael RileyYeoman: Tactical Warfare in the Renaissance Age, 1250-1550SPI
115112/3/2023Fred MotternLost Battles: Forty Battles & Campaigns of the Ancient WorldFifth Column Games
115011/26/2023Gareth ScottCampaigns of Montrose: A Year of Living Dangerously, 1644-1645Decision Games
114911/19/2023Jeff MunizInto the Bastards!: First tank battle Battles Magazine
114811/12/2023Gareth ScottEl Alamein: Battles in North Africa 1942SPI
114711/5/2023Phillip CampbellLa Bataille de Corunna-EspagnolClash of Arms
114610/29/2023Stewart NewmanJerusalem!SDC
114510/22/2023Alejandro CalleGreen Beret: VietnamDecision Games
114410/15/2023Gareth ScottFading GloryGMT Games
114310/8/2023Eric IvenAurelianHollandspiele
114210/1/2023Gareth ScottHood Strikes NorthMulti-Man Publishing
11419/24/2023Jeff MunizHapsburg EclipseVictory Point Games
11409/17/2023David Mathieson Air StrikeGDW
11399/10/2023Eric IvenGettysburg: Badges of CourageColumbia Games
11389/3/2023Gareth ScottThe Battle of WakefieldRBM Studio
11378/27/2023David Mathieson IroncladsYaquinto
11368/20/2023Eric IvenTime of CrisisGMT Games
11358/13/2023Thomas HeaneyAll is Lost Save HonourEuropa Simulazioni
11348/6/2023Ron FredaAfrika: 2nd EditionMulti-Man Publishing
11337/30/2023Jeff MunizVon Manstein's TriumphNAC Wargames
11327/23/2023Terry GraffGreat War at Sea: The MediterraneanAvalanche Press
11317/16/2023Jeff MunizHueMayfair
11307/9/2023Alejandro CalleWaterloo 1815: Fallen EaglesHexasim
11297/2/2023David Mathieson Fleet Commander: NimitzDan Verssen Games
11286/25/2023Jeff MunizUnconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe GMT Games
11276/18/2023Jeff MunizLandships! Tactical Weapons Innovations 1914-1918Clash of Arms
11266/11/2023Alejandro CalleRoads to GettysburgAvalon Hill
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