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.

The Last Dice

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"...the new series documenting part of the career of a man who was so good he is almost a myth." Prufrock is up to something…! Perhaps a directorial debut? Who is the mysterious "Ear Bevan"?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/25/2020


The Wargamer's Guide to Heraldry, Uniforms & Flags in Tabletop Wargaming

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"...pageantry is one of the reasons I do historical miniature wargaming." Bill Gray brings us a fascinating look at the how and why of the way armies looked before things became nationalized and regularized in the past couple of centuries. Which is why Bill particularly likes games where "…you need to stop thinking like a 21st Century humanoid, at least understand why generals long ago thought the way they did, and then do likewise."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/22/2020


Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament

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Now registering for the "Empire of the Sun: Full Campaign PBEM Tournament". Check the site for details of tournament rules and requirements. Registration will be limited to 16 participants or no later than August 31, 2020.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/20/2020


Book buying spree

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"It was only right, meet and good to go there and splurge in votive thanks as soon as I was able." Prufrock brings us his first post-full-lockdown thoughts, centered on the pleasure that his local secondhand bookshop has reopened. And he didn't leave empty-handed: "Fortunately, there were three cracking coffee-table hardcovers with Prufrock written all over them…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/18/2020


More Spotlight articles...


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.

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 Grognard.com. 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 #970, Started on 24 May 2020

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)


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Choices






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 #969) - Royce Reiss


Buy Morgan's Rifles from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Royce Reiss was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Morgan's Rifles (Mayfair Games).



Congratulations to Royce Reiss on Grognard Challenge win #5!


You can purchase Morgan's Rifles 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 17 May 2020 Challenge (969) 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 *
1Royce Reiss5/17/2020 1:51:46 PM
2Lee Balsiger5/17/2020 1:52:54 PM
3Gary Wishik5/17/2020 1:53:18 PM
4Jeff Muniz5/17/2020 1:53:46 PM
5Mark Kramer5/17/2020 1:54:04 PM
6Mark Marychurch5/17/2020 1:54:48 PM
7Phillip Campbell5/17/2020 1:56:26 PM
8Gareth Scott5/17/2020 1:56:51 PM
9Thomas Heaney5/17/2020 1:59:20 PM
10Patrick Crawford5/17/2020 2:03:01 PM
11Mochara Caraher5/17/2020 2:03:17 PM
12Gary Logs5/17/2020 2:06:06 PM
13John Vinal5/17/2020 2:08:08 PM
14Steven Rauch5/17/2020 2:11:03 PM
15Alejandro Calle5/17/2020 2:13:02 PM
16Robert Fix5/17/2020 2:13:29 PM
17Don Timian5/17/2020 2:14:08 PM
18Fred Mottern5/17/2020 2:17:30 PM
19Paul Poon5/17/2020 2:26:47 PM
20Robert Woodward5/17/2020 2:27:47 PM
21Kevin Donovan5/17/2020 2:32:03 PM
22Dave Rubin5/17/2020 2:36:16 PM50-50 guess for this alte Kakker. ;-)
23Chee-Yan Hiew5/17/2020 2:41:30 PM
24James Engler5/17/2020 2:55:41 PM
25Terry Graff5/17/2020 2:55:52 PM
26Stephen Mrenna5/17/2020 3:02:56 PM
27Marc Meilleur5/17/2020 3:38:20 PM
28Keith Beauchamp5/17/2020 4:57:40 PM
29David Gardey5/17/2020 5:16:17 PM
30Dan Hawkins5/17/2020 5:46:25 PM
31John Careklas5/17/2020 6:29:28 PMIf anyone picks Fighting Sail they should be keel hauled.
32R L Moses5/17/2020 6:45:49 PM
33doug mogle5/17/2020 9:19:20 PM
34koen schoonjans5/17/2020 10:08:25 PM
35David Mathieson 5/17/2020 10:34:20 PM
36Louis Kolkman5/18/2020 1:31:48 AM
37Eric Iven5/18/2020 1:50:07 AM
38Robert Martin5/18/2020 4:12:12 AM
39Kevin Tompkins5/19/2020 12:14:55 PM
40Peter Rich5/19/2020 3:49:46 PM
41George Nickols5/19/2020 6:28:36 PMEasy, since I have it.
42Stephen Leiter5/23/2020 2:19:20 PM
43Matt Kiriazis5/24/2020 1:44:30 AMSWAG by process of elimination. Fighting Sail is naval and counters do not have SPI look or modern White Dog graphics. Remember those who sacrificed their lives while defending our nation. Is this the last correct answer of the week?
44Gary Pickett5/24/2020 9:49:53 AM
* 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 *
1Dave Smith5/17/2020 1:56:26 PM
2Christine Van Schultz5/17/2020 1:57:07 PM
3Warren Brehm5/17/2020 4:01:08 PM
4Mike Guntorius5/17/2020 4:43:37 PMNo hex numbers, so not one of the first three in the list. Coin flip goes to Morgan's Rifles.
5Jeff Kenneday5/18/2020 12:25:36 AMa guess, I have 13 TCIR & Monmouth, isnt Fighting Sail so I'll go with Dont tread on me.
6Javier Romero5/24/2020 9:57:59 AM
* 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 Scott57
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans28
Javier Romero24
Alejandro Calle22
Stephen Mrenna22
Robert Fix18
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Thomas Heaney16
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Logs12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Jeff Muniz8

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
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
93710/6/2019Alejandro CalleThe Battle of Tanga 1914Legion Wargames
9369/29/2019Royce ReissLuftwaffeAvalon Hill
9359/22/2019Alejandro CalleTo the Last ManNuts! Publishing
9349/15/2019Stephen MrennaCombat Leader: East Front '41Minden Games
9339/8/2019David RobertsNapoleon The Waterloo Campaign 1815Avalon Hill/Columbia Games
9329/1/2019Jeff MunizThe Spanish Civil WarGMT Games
9318/25/2019Javier RomeroThe China WarSPI
9308/18/2019Ron FredaAnzioAvalon Hill
9298/11/2019Gary LogsFirepowerAvalon Hill
9288/4/2019Alejandro CalleStrike of the EagleAcademy Games
9277/28/2019Javier RomeroObjective MoscowSPI
9267/21/2019Phillip CampbellIDFAvalon Hill
9257/14/2019Stephen MrennaBurmaMultiman Publishing
9247/7/2019Gareth ScottRichthofen's WarAvalon Hill
9236/30/2019Alejandro CalleWhere Eagles DareMultiman Publishing
9226/23/2019Gary WishikCruel Morning: Shiloh 1862Tiny Battle Publishing
9216/16/2019Gary Logs1985: Under an Iron SkyThin Red Line Games
9206/9/2019Javier RomeroCase BlueMulti-man Publishing
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