Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

Basing thoughts for Bosworth

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"I tried hand painting the pavises. It was a brave attempt, I wept, swore, gave up wargaming forever..."! Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, talks basing and painting work with his miniatures. Lots of photos of some excellent work, and comments about the occasional frustration: "Perhaps my friend ‘The Dremel’ can correct that!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/23/2020

Battle at Dungborough 1471 with Billhooks!

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"Events unfold quickly at the hill." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, plays out a battle in the fictional county of Dungborough, using the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been having fun with of late. Playing a fairly balanced scenario always makes for an interesting test of a rule set, and then "Suddenly, a gift presents itself!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/14/2020

4th Kingdom of Heaven ACTS Tournament

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Call to Arms for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament!

Join us for the IV Kingdom of Heaven Tournament! Whether you are an expert or novice, you are guaranteed at least three games, since round 1 is the (introductory) First Crusade played twice.

The games will be played on the Advanced Card Tracking System ACTS.

Please send your pledge to participate in this tournament, including your ACTS e-mail and ACTS nickname, to the GrandMasters of the Tournament:

Aleksandar Pesic

Trevor Sturmy

Start enlisting and soon we will announce the starting date!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 9/4/2020

Giving the WotR Billhooks rules a first outing.

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"...a better appreciation follows play, where I think the rules can be seen to be punching above their weight." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, grows his appreciation for the Never Mind the Billhooks rules he's been trying out. To include a nuance that leads Norm to conclude that "As this game clearly demonstrated, leader loss is a nightmare and one has to give thought to where leaders are placed…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/4/2020

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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!

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.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

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.

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)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

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 #988, Started on 27 Sep 2020

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

Grognard Challenge: Units Image #2

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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 Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #987) - Thomas Heaney

Buy The Burning Blue from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 64 correct answers, but this time Thomas Heaney was the first to register a correct guess, identifying The Burning Blue (GMT Games).

Congratulations to Thomas Heaney on Grognard Challenge win #17!

You can purchase The Burning Blue from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the 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 20 Sep 2020 Challenge (987) 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 *
1Thomas Heaney9/20/2020 10:40:54 AM
2Terry Graff9/20/2020 10:42:34 AM
3Frank Garner9/20/2020 10:46:14 AM
4Dave Smith9/20/2020 10:49:36 AM
5Gary Logs9/20/2020 10:51:01 AM
6Ron Freda9/20/2020 10:53:06 AM
7Fred Mottern9/20/2020 10:56:37 AM
8Alejandro Calle9/20/2020 10:57:29 AM
9Attilio Tribuzi9/20/2020 10:57:37 AM
10koen schoonjans9/20/2020 11:00:30 AM
11Don Timian9/20/2020 11:00:40 AM
12James Engler9/20/2020 11:03:22 AM
13Gareth Scott9/20/2020 11:04:04 AM
14John Vinal9/20/2020 11:04:13 AM
15Stephen Mrenna9/20/2020 11:17:12 AM
16Lee Balsiger9/20/2020 11:18:16 AM
17Eric Iven9/20/2020 11:18:22 AM
18Heiko Reffert9/20/2020 11:19:54 AMDefinitely The Burning Blue
19Robert Woodward9/20/2020 11:22:45 AMGMT Graphics, WWII period
20Jeff Muniz9/20/2020 11:33:05 AM
21Phillip Campbell9/20/2020 11:35:55 AM
22Paul Poon9/20/2020 11:38:47 AM
23Christine Van Schultz9/20/2020 11:41:40 AM
24Dick Boyes9/20/2020 11:42:31 AM
25Keith Beauchamp9/20/2020 11:45:04 AM
26Jonathan Snowden9/20/2020 11:49:15 AM
27Royce Reiss9/20/2020 11:52:45 AM
28David Gardey9/20/2020 11:54:46 AM
29Steven Rauch9/20/2020 11:55:54 AM
30Gary Wishik9/20/2020 12:02:50 PM
31Lee Trowbridge9/20/2020 12:13:23 PMDon't know the game, but know enough about the other four to eliminate them.
32Javier Romero9/20/2020 12:23:05 PM
33Kevin Donovan9/20/2020 12:52:53 PM
34Stephen Leiter9/20/2020 12:59:43 PM
35Robert Fix9/20/2020 1:07:54 PM
36Louis Kolkman9/20/2020 1:19:36 PM
37Gary Pickett9/20/2020 1:19:38 PMNot B-17 or Luftwaffe (classic) and got them. Clearly Battle of Britain. I've seen Target by Legion. So, Burning blue wins.
38Mark Marychurch9/20/2020 2:01:22 PM
39Dan Hawkins9/20/2020 2:05:05 PM
40Dan Stueber9/20/2020 2:10:25 PM
41Mochara Caraher9/20/2020 2:43:29 PM
42Dennis Beauchamp9/20/2020 2:43:31 PM
43Warren Brehm9/20/2020 2:55:18 PM
44Tony Jimenez9/20/2020 4:14:06 PM
45Marc Meilleur9/20/2020 4:22:25 PM
46Dane Patterson9/20/2020 4:26:53 PM
47Stuart Hall9/20/2020 5:15:33 PM
48R L Moses9/20/2020 5:19:03 PM
49John Careklas9/20/2020 5:19:41 PM
50Alex Kachevsky9/20/2020 7:17:35 PM
51Chee-Yan Hiew9/20/2020 8:12:41 PM
52Sten Ekedahl9/20/2020 8:31:36 PM
53David Mathieson 9/20/2020 9:05:32 PM
54Mark Kramer9/20/2020 11:41:13 PM
55Dave Grossmith9/21/2020 1:25:33 AM
56Andrzej Cierpicki9/21/2020 3:13:24 AM
57Hans Feldmann9/21/2020 6:31:35 AM
58Doug Mann9/21/2020 8:49:18 AM
59Stanley Hazard9/21/2020 9:30:59 AM
60Henry Golabek9/21/2020 5:39:00 PM50/50
61Chris Anthony9/24/2020 6:37:55 PM
62Peter Rich9/25/2020 2:12:23 PM
63Kevin Tompkins9/26/2020 8:15:24 AM
64Jeff Stutts9/26/2020 1:35:02 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 *
1Matt Kiriazis9/20/2020 10:54:01 AMSWAG for today 9/20/2020
2John Conner9/20/2020 1:30:17 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.

Challenge History

Top 25 All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the Top 25 All-Time Grognard Challenge Winners!

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Gareth Scott59
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan38
Koen Schoonjans30
Alejandro Calle24
Javier Romero24
Stephen Mrenna22
Robert Fix19
Thomas Heaney17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Logs12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Jeff Muniz10
Mochara Caraher10
Dick Vohlers9

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.

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Challenge IDChallenge DateWinner NameGame NamePublisher Name
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
9808/2/2020Kevin DonovanSwing States 2012Victory Point Games
9797/26/2020Michael RileyThe Siege of Alesia: Gaul, 52 BCGMT Games
9787/19/2020Mochara CaraherBrief Border WarsCompass Games
9777/12/2020Mochara CaraherPax BritannicaVictory Games
9767/5/2020Gareth ScottBAORSPI
9756/28/2020Mochara CaraherWorld at War 85: Storming the GapLock n Load Publishing
9746/21/2020Mochara CaraherStorm in the EastWhite Dog Games
9736/14/2020Jeff MunizThe Lamps are Going OutCompass Games
9726/7/2020Jeff MunizWaterloo Campaign 1815RBM Studio
9715/31/2020Koen SchoonjansThe Campaign for Vicksburg 1863 ADTurning Point Simulations
9705/24/2020Alejandro CalleLongstreet AttacksRevolution Games
9695/17/2020Royce ReissMorgan's RiflesMayfair Games
9685/10/2020Alejandro CalleLincolnWorthington/PSC Games
9675/3/2020Koen SchoonjansWavell's WarGDW
9664/26/2020Gary ZsigraiBuffalo WingsAgainst the Odds
9654/19/2020Koen Schoonjans1967 - Sword of Israel: The Six Day WarAvalanche Press
9644/12/2020Louis KolkmanBeachheadYaquinto
9634/5/2020Stephen MrennaSix Day War: 1967Decision Games
9623/29/2020Stephen MrennaClash of Giants: Civil WarGMT Games
9613/22/2020Stephen MrennaBlood & RosesGMT Games
9603/15/2020Thomas HeaneyBattle for Russia: Operation BarbarossaQuarterdeck International
9593/8/2020Gary WishikRaid on IranSteve Jackson Games
9583/1/2020Tony JiminezThe Last King of ScotlandVictory Point Games
9572/23/2020Don TimianCVYaquinto
9562/16/2020Attilio TribuziThe Rise of the Roman RepublicGMT Games
9552/9/2020Mochara CaraherCatherine the GreatDecision Games
9542/2/2020Jeff MunizBattle of the AtlanticOne Small Step
9531/26/2020Royce ReissThe Campaign for North AfricaSPI
9521/19/2020Stephen LeiterInvasion TaipeiDecision Games
9511/12/2020Mark KramerHearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975Compass Games
9501/5/2020Christine Van SchultzThe Emperor ReturnsClash of Arms
94912/29/2019Koen SchoonjansPrague: The Empty TriumphClash of Arms
94812/22/2019Jeff MunizArctic Storm: The Russo-Finnish Winter WarGMT Games
94712/15/2019Gareth ScottIn the Trenches: Devil DogsTiny Battles Publishing
94612/8/2019Jeff MunizPutin Strikes: The Coming War for Eastern EuropeOne Small Step
94512/1/2019Javier RomeroIci c'est la FranceLegion Wargames
94411/24/2019Matt KiriazisWashington's CrossingRevolution Games
94311/17/2019Stephen MrennaDien Bien Phu: The Final GambleLegion Wargames
94211/10/2019Dave SmithGazala: The CauldronRevolution Games
94111/3/2019Thomas HeaneyGettysburgRBM Studios
94010/27/2019Reiss RoyceInto a Bear TrapAgainst the Odds
93910/20/2019Koen SchoonjansTarget for TodayLegion Wargames
93810/13/2019Javier RomeroDay of Infamy: TSWWDiffraction Entertainment
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