Opponents Wanted

Find Gaming Opponents!

Another new feature for Grognard.com, "Opponents Wanted" provides a quick and easy way to locate gaming opponents with similar gaming preferences. Requires site registration. Grognard.com Opponents Wanted

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.

The American Revolution, Naval Power, and the 21st Century

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"The Battle of Valcour Island was not the battle the Royal Navy officers and their army counterparts had prepared for." BJ Armstrong reviews Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty, by Jack Kelly, which covers how the struggle for Lake Champlain impacted the early Revolutionary war. Check out BJ's strong case for why we should "…remember that the American War for Independence was a naval war.", and why key considerations of the campaign remain important in our own century.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/2/2021

Shevardino 1812

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"...strategically, Bagration's tactical 'mistake' may have actually saved the Russian army, and ultimately Russia." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, brings us another insightful review, this time looking at Shevardino, the prelude to Borodino. As always, Jeff examines questions that may not have gotten enough historical consideration, for example, the fact that "…this was still summer, and Napoleon's force was already far below normal attrition numbers for other campaigns."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/28/2021

In Memoriam: John Tiller

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John Tiller played a significant role as a war game designer who brought hex and counter war games to the computer screen. Mitch Reed traces Tiller’s career from the 1990’s onward with illustrated examples from Tiller’s creations. Tiller’s games are available from Matrix, Slitherine, HPS Simulations, and John Tiller Software.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 7/24/2021

Interview with designer Hermann Luttmann about his upcoming cooperative game The Plum Island Horror

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Rob's Tabletop World interviews Designer: Hermann Luttmann about his upcoming 1-4 player, cooperative game design for GMT Games covering a little-known government island facility just off of Long Island New York, known for its highly secretive controversial infectious disease research. The Plum Island Horror is a throwback to old-fashioned 1950s horror movies and asks the question, "what could go wrong?!".

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/18/2021

More Spotlight articles...

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.

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help organize convention play and other gaming sessions.

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.

How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

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

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1031, Started on 25 Jul 2021

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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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 #1030) - Lionel Teed

Buy Caesar's Gallic War from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 34 correct answers, but this time Lionel Teed was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Caesar's Gallic War (Worthington Publishing).

Congratulations to Lionel Teed on Grognard Challenge win #1!

You can purchase Caesar's Gallic War from 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!
-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 18 Jul 2021 Challenge (1030) 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 *
1Lionel Teed7/19/2021 6:14:08 AMIt was a toss up between Columbia and Worthington as those are definitely block markers! Sadly though, I am real late on this one as a Deck Building project beckoned.
2R L Moses7/19/2021 6:15:49 AM
3Fred Mottern7/19/2021 6:32:14 AM
4Dave Smith7/19/2021 6:43:40 AM
5Tom Cundiff7/19/2021 7:08:04 AM
6koen schoonjans7/19/2021 7:09:55 AM
7Robert Woodward7/19/2021 7:31:09 AMProcess of elimination, since it isn’t one of the other four.
8Gary Logs7/19/2021 7:36:11 AM
9Gareth Scott7/19/2021 7:42:56 AM
10Terence Andrews7/19/2021 7:45:36 AM
11Gary Wishik7/19/2021 8:14:05 AMMaybe servers at work blocked me, didn't see this until Mon.
12David Mathieson 7/19/2021 8:24:02 AM
13Paul Poon7/19/2021 8:24:24 AM
14Thomas Heaney7/19/2021 9:17:03 AM
15Mochara Caraher7/19/2021 9:35:12 AM
16Royce Reiss7/19/2021 9:56:56 AM
17Don Timian7/19/2021 10:20:46 AM
18Gary Pickett7/19/2021 11:40:13 AMI've got CL from AH. Clearly a block game on Gaul.
19Mark Kramer7/19/2021 11:40:19 AM
20Phillip Campbell7/19/2021 12:02:32 PM
21David Gardey7/19/2021 1:03:50 PM
22Alejandro Calle7/19/2021 1:29:55 PM
23Mark Marychurch7/19/2021 1:31:11 PM
24Eric Martin7/19/2021 4:26:15 PM
25Jeff Muniz7/19/2021 5:07:39 PM
26John Careklas7/19/2021 6:16:49 PM
27Louis Kolkman7/20/2021 12:46:03 AM
28Dave Rubin7/20/2021 7:01:42 PM
29Marc Meilleur7/23/2021 3:59:28 AM
30Robert Fix7/23/2021 5:47:46 PM
31Henry Golabek7/25/2021 7:18:56 AM
32Matt Kiriazis7/25/2021 7:36:58 AMIs this SWAG the last correct answer of the week?
33Lee Balsiger7/25/2021 8:22:53 AM
34Tony Doran7/25/2021 7:12:41 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 *
1Dick Boyes7/19/2021 11:08:09 PM
2Rick Heli7/20/2021 8:57:56 PM
3Steven Rauch7/25/2021 4:44:33 PMLast but hopefully correct!
4Dan Hawkins7/25/2021 5:43:06 PMEt tu, Grognard?
* 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
Gareth Scott62
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan39
Koen Schoonjans37
Alejandro Calle26
Javier Romero26
Stephen Mrenna22
Robert Fix20
Thomas Heaney17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Jeff Muniz12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf12
Mochara Caraher11
Dick Vohlers9

Evolution of Top 25 Challengers

This chart shows the evolution of the Top 25 Grognard Challenge Winners from inception up to the date specified on the chart. The X Axis is the Challenge #, and the Y Axis is the number of Challenge wins. Kind of interesting to see how things developed over time. Kim Meints popped early, then went flat for about 3 years, and then popped again. Elias Nordling was the king of the Challenge for many years, but then dropped out. We tried to lure him back, but life gets in the way sometimes. And take a look at the meteoric rise of Gareth Scott! Here's a man with a "system" that allows him to win consistently. Then we have top notch contenders Bill Bruno, Allan Rothberg, and Kevin Donovan. Everyone else falls into a fairly tight grouping below that, although Koen Schoonjans appears to be poised for a breakout.

Many thanks to Alejandro Calle for compiling and sharing this chart! I found it interesting and hope you all do too. Thanks to all of you for participating in the Grognard Challenge week after week.

- Mark

Grognard Challenge - Evolution of Top 25
Grognard Challenge - Evolution of the Top 25 Winners

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
10307/18/2021Lionel TeedCaesar's Gallic WarWorthington Publishing
10297/11/2021Lee BalsigerStruggle of EmpiresWarfrog Games
10287/4/2021David GardeyThe Shores of TripoliFort Circle Games
10276/27/2021Gareth ScottCentral AmericaVictory Games
10266/20/2021Gareth ScottWar of the RebellionDecision Games
10256/13/2021Mark MarychurchAnzioAvalon Hill
10246/6/2021Jeff MunizA Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940White Dog Games
10235/30/2021Gareth ScottPanzer Grenadier: AirborneAvalanche Press
10225/23/2021Koen SchoonjansImperial GloryUp and Away Games
10215/16/2021Kevin DonovanEnemy Action: KharkovCompass Games
10205/9/2021Gary WishikNordkapp: Los Convoyes del ArticoLudopress
10195/2/2021Paul PoonFifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at FuldaSPI
10184/25/2021Bob DeSilvaHitler Strikes North: The 1940 Invasion of NorwayQuarterdeck International
10174/18/2021Christopher WoodBand of Brothers: Screaming EaglesWorthington Publishing
10164/11/2021Koen SchoonjansImperial StruggleGMT Games
10154/4/2021Koen SchoonjansCrusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil WarCompass Games
10143/28/2021Mochara CaraherDien Bien Phu: The Final GambleLegion Wargames
10133/21/2021Christine Van SchultzDestroyer CaptainQuarterdeck International
10123/14/2021Jeff Muniz1754: Conquest - The French and Indian WarAcademy Games
10113/7/2021Michael RileyThe Longest DayAvalon Hill
10102/28/2021Robert FixCrusader KingdomsWorthington Publishing
10092/21/2021Koen SchoonjansNormandy '44GMT Games
10082/14/2021John BiblerCaesar: Rome vs. GaulGMT Games
10072/7/2021Javier RomeroWar and Peace: Game of the Napoleonic WarsOne Small Step
10061/31/2021Thomas MargrafWaterloo Campaign 1815RBM Studios
10051/24/2021Lee BalsigerThe Last Hundred YardsGMT Games
10041/17/2021Koen SchoonjansPanzer: A Tactical Game of Armored Combat on the Eastern Front, 1941-45Yaquinto
10031/10/2021Don TimianBelmont: Grant's Baptism of CommandCompass Games
10021/3/2021Koen SchoonjansBy Stealth and SeaDan Verssen Games
100112/27/2020Matt KiriazisDevil Dogs: Belleau Wood 1918Worthington Publishing
100012/20/2020Attilio TribuziConflict of Heroes: GuadalcanalAcademy Games
99912/13/2020Phillip CampbellUltimatumYaquinto
99812/6/2020Gary WishikA Splendid Little WarLegion Wargames
99711/29/2020Alejandro CalleConstantinople: Bulwark of Empire 641-718Decision Games
99611/22/2020Gary LogsKernstownRevolution Games
99511/15/2020Mark MarychurchMaori WarsLegion Wargames
99411/8/2020Javier RomeroClash for a ContinentWorthington Publishing
99311/1/2020Alejandro CalleSwordfish at TarantoMinden Games
99210/25/2020Fred MotternWar in EuropeDecision Games
99110/18/2020Dan HawkinsThunder at the CrossroadsMultiman Publishing
99010/11/2020Don TimianCampaign for North AfricaSPI
98910/4/2020Koen SchoonjansTaskForceSPI
9889/27/2020Mark MarychurchFlight LeaderAvalon Hill
9879/20/2020Thomas HeaneyThe Burning BlueGMT Games
9869/13/2020Robert FixReluctant EnemiesMultiman Publishing
9859/6/2020Alejandro CalleKonigsberg: The Soviet Attack on East PrussiaRevolution Games
9848/30/2020Keith BeauchampRedvers ReverseLegion Wargames
9838/23/2020Christine Van SchultzLiberty: The American RevolutionColumbia Games
9828/16/2020Koen SchoonjansStellar ConquestAvalon Hill
9818/9/2020Gareth ScottTarget: IranDecision Games
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