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.

The Wargamer's Guide to... The best WW1 strategy games

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Do you agree? celebrates the final centenary year of World War I with a survey of the best, in their opinion, computer-based games on the conflict.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/21/2018

50 Reasons Card Driven Games Are Still Awesome

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"Cards add randomization and tension." The folks at the WargameHQ blog reflect on why Card Driven Games (CDGs) still definitely matter! Maybe it's just because "…you have thought more about Kentucky than most states (if you don’t live or have business there) from a game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/12/2018

Music at war through the ages.

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A little old text but gave me the curiosity to search more about some orchestra pieces that were made through war times. Also on the website there is a lot of other interesting articles.

Poster: Yannick Stoneage
Post Date: 2/12/2018

The U.S. Navy Cannot Fight North Korea Alone

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How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? It can’t. Or at least it stands little chance of doing so by its lonesome barring improbable circumstances. Interesting article written by James Holmes for the "War is Boring" blog...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/25/2018

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, 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.

Fifth Corps: NATO Player Aid sheet (PDF)

NATO player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points, Tactical Nuclear Points and the locations of Hidden Static Territorial Units. Created by Mark D. for

Fifth Corps: Warsaw Pact Player Aid sheet (PDF)

Warsaw Pact player aid sheet that allows for tracking of Electronic Warfare Points, Air Points and Tactical Nuclear Points for the Warsaw Pact player. Created by Mark D. for

Perfect Opening - Axis Strategy for Leningrad '41

"Perfect"? We'll see about that... Mark D. pens a strategy article proposing a series of moves that the Axis player should make on the first Impulse of the July 1941 game turn. Whether the moves turn out to be perfect or not, Leningrad '41 is a fun and challenging game and is highly recommended for newbies and grognards alike.

Academy Games Announces a New Game!

Uwe Eickert, of Academy Games, announces a new game at the 2017 Origins Game Fair...

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 @ 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 #856, Started on 18 Mar 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 Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #855) - Alejandro Calle

Buy Balance of Powers from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 48 correct answers, but this time Alejandro Calle was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Balance of Powers (Compass Games).

Congratulations to Alejandro Calle on Grognard Challenge win #12!

You can purchase Balance of Powers 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 11 Mar 2018 Challenge (855) 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 *
1Alejandro Calle3/11/2018 10:54:58 AM
2Michael Lavoie3/11/2018 10:55:35 AM
3Bruce E. Schwark3/11/2018 10:59:00 AM
4Robert Fix3/11/2018 10:59:49 AM
5Mike Guntorius3/11/2018 11:00:11 AM
6Dave Smith3/11/2018 11:00:31 AM
7David Mathieson 3/11/2018 11:01:55 AM
8Stephen Mrenna3/11/2018 11:02:43 AM
9Gary Logs3/11/2018 11:03:44 AM
10Dan Stueber3/11/2018 11:04:08 AM
11Carl Ise3/11/2018 11:06:08 AM
12Gareth Scott3/11/2018 11:06:15 AM
13Riccardo Rigillo3/11/2018 11:10:20 AM
14Royce Reiss3/11/2018 11:11:58 AM
15Phillip Campbell3/11/2018 11:16:34 AM
16Mochara Caraher3/11/2018 11:17:20 AM
17Kevin Donovan3/11/2018 11:17:32 AM
18David Gardey3/11/2018 11:19:20 AMThe war to end all wars.
19John Vinal3/11/2018 11:23:34 AM
20John Bibler3/11/2018 11:24:49 AM
21Dave Rubin3/11/2018 11:29:08 AM
22Gary Wishik3/11/2018 11:33:49 AM
23Brandon Invergo3/11/2018 11:37:00 AM
24koen schoonjans3/11/2018 11:43:22 AM
25Don Timian3/11/2018 11:43:32 AM
26Paul Poon3/11/2018 11:50:56 AM
27Mark Marychurch3/11/2018 12:21:59 PM
28Marc Meilleur3/11/2018 12:23:35 PM
29Tina .3/11/2018 12:25:38 PM
30Stephen Leiter3/11/2018 12:51:12 PM
31Patrick Crawford3/11/2018 12:53:28 PM
32Thomas Heaney3/11/2018 1:07:14 PM
33Jean LEGRAND3/11/2018 1:18:20 PM
34Robert Woodward3/11/2018 1:21:21 PMThe map samples puzzled me before I realized how extreme the scale reduction was (the hex boundaries on land are not very obvious).
35Carrick Brooke-Davidson3/11/2018 1:32:28 PM
36Peter Lloyd3/11/2018 1:55:27 PM
37Christine Van Schultz3/11/2018 2:21:54 PM
38Andy Cheesman3/11/2018 3:07:53 PM
39Louis Kolkman3/11/2018 3:24:20 PM
40Mark Kramer3/11/2018 4:42:46 PM
41John Careklas3/11/2018 7:00:12 PM
42Eric Iven3/11/2018 8:08:23 PM
43CHIAVERI RICCARDO3/12/2018 5:54:50 AM
44Paolo Dulisse3/12/2018 8:34:41 AM
45Matt Kiriazis3/12/2018 8:51:16 AMMonday's guess eliminated Tanga 1914 and Red Poppies, so only 3 possibilities to check out. Still groggy from time change.
46Gary Pickett3/12/2018 9:13:39 AM
47Fred Mottern3/12/2018 9:57:41 AM
48Frederick Strauss3/12/2018 11:22:10 AM
* 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 *
1Jeff Muniz3/11/2018 10:53:55 AM
2Kim Meints3/11/2018 10:58:54 AM
3Marco Campari3/11/2018 11:05:00 AM
4Javier Romero3/11/2018 11:12:48 AM
5Tony Jimenez3/11/2018 12:09:09 PM
6Bob DeSilva3/11/2018 12:22:14 PM
7Mark Desjardins3/11/2018 12:57:20 PMHas to cover the entire war
8Steven Rauch3/11/2018 1:02:19 PM
9Duane Parsons3/11/2018 2:33:31 PM
10David Kazmierczak3/11/2018 4:10:28 PM
11M Hags3/11/2018 4:14:01 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
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Kim Meints47
Allan Rothberg45
Gareth Scott37
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans18
Robert Fix17
Javier Romero16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
Alejandro Calle12
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8
Rian van Meeteren8

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
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
83911/19/2017Dave SmithBloody Dawns: The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88High Flying Dice Games
83811/12/2017Gareth ScottKarelia '44Multi-man Publishing
83711/5/2017Tina3rd FleetVictory Games
83610/29/2017Javier RomeroHolland '44: Operation Market-GardenGMT Games
83510/22/2017Gareth ScottChicago-Chicago!SPI
83410/15/2017Stephen MrennaInterstellar WarsAttactix Adventure Games
83310/8/2017Mark KramerRed TyphoonRevolution Games
83210/1/2017Alejandro CalleBattle of the Little BighornLegion Wargames
8319/24/2017David MathiesonArmored Knights - Operation GazelleGrognard Simulations
8309/17/2017Gareth ScottEnemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle RaidGMT Games
8299/10/2017Stephen MrennaNone But HeroesMultiman Publishing
8289/3/2017Gareth ScottPoland '39: The Nightmare BeginsXTR
8278/27/2017Mark MarychurchBoots on the GroundWorthington Games
8268/20/2017Gareth ScottHastings 1066Decision Games
8258/13/2017Gareth Scott7th FleetVictory Games
8248/6/2017Gareth ScottFields of Despair: France 1914-1918GMT Games
8237/30/2017Javier RomeroMiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951Decision Games
8227/23/2017Stephen MrennaThe Battle of MidwayTurning Point Simulations
8217/16/2017Alejandro CallePatton's VanguardRevolution Games
8207/9/2017Gareth ScottNo Middle Ground: The Golan Heights 1973Against the Odds
8197/2/2017Gareth ScottThe Santiago CampaignDecision Games
8186/25/2017Chistine van SchultzYalu: The Chinese Counteroffensive in Korea (2nd Edition)Compass Games
8176/18/2017Mochara CaraherNavajo WarsGMT Games
8166/11/2017Mochara CaraherThe Kaiser's War: 1918Decision Games
8156/4/2017Robert FixUnder the Lily BannersGMT Games
8145/28/2017Javier RomeroLeningrad '41VentoNuovo Games
8135/21/2017Matt KiriazisYear of the Rat: Vietnam, 1972SPI
8125/14/2017Javier RomeroSummer LightningLnL Publishing
8115/7/2017Gareth ScottGuns of AugustAvalon Hill
8104/30/2017Stephen MrennaRAF: The Battle of Britain 1940Decision Games
8094/23/2017Robert FixThunder in the OzarksRevolution Games
8084/16/2017Koen SchoonjansKonigsberg '45Multiman Publishing
8074/9/2017Gareth ScottRedvers' ReverseLegion Wargames
8064/2/2017Stephen MrennaAusterlitz 20Victory Point Games
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