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 Straight Shooter of Savo Island – The Life of Vice Admiral Willis Lee Jr. Book Review.

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"His career reflects the transitional period between the big gun battlewagons of the First World War and the rise of carrier aviation." Ray Garbee reviews Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr., by Paul Stillwell. Check out why Ray finds the book to be "…a good study in leadership…", and why, while ostensibly a guns and battleships guy, Lee refused to wear blinders: "Much as [with] William Halsey recognizing the airplane as the future, Lee recognized the potential for radar to transform his profession."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/24/2022

Wargamer - What Tribe Are You? (PDF)

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Wargamer -- What Tribe are You? A question for us all. Wouldn't life be easier if we really understood what designers, developers, raters, reviewers and potential opponents really want? The attached PDF is an attempt to sort through the various 'tribes' to which we subscribe. Please have a look and tell us: which tribe are you?

This article written and shared by Tim Smith.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/23/2022

Falkirk Muir 1746

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"Note that this battle is not to be confused with the other Battle of Falkirk 448 years earlier; the one Mel Gibson lost." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, takes a look at the battle of Falkirk Muir. Jeff brings us his customary tongue-in-cheek insights on the historical origins and the battle itself, to include why "It may have been 57 years since James II (Charles's grandfather) had been chased out of Britain, but like that Scot I met years ago in The Duke of Kent, they weren't going to let it go."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2022

Documenting Black Jack Pershing’s War. Book Review

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"It is an impressive achievement, and one that drives home just what a huge task General Pershing shouldered in 1917." Ray Garbee reviews Volume 1 of John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 1917-1919, which details the challenges General Pershing met in preparing the U.S. Army for the European theater. Ray finds a book that delivers at the big picture level with "…a fascinating insight into leadership and management at what today would be termed the 'C' level suite…", as well as with interesting details, for example how "…British opinion suggested that the Americans would be best served by fully adopting British arms and ordnance in the spirit of simplifying the coalition's logistics."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/12/2022

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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.

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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.

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

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)

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Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1055, Started on 23 Jan 2022

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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 #1054) - Jeff Muniz

Buy Acre: The Third Crusade Opens from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 42 correct answers, but this time Jeff Muniz was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Acre: The Third Crusade Opens (Decision Games).

Congratulations to Jeff Muniz on Grognard Challenge win #17!

You can purchase Acre: The Third Crusade Opens 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 16 Jan 2022 Challenge (1054) 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 *
1Jeff Muniz1/16/2022 11:52:43 AM
2Javier Romero1/16/2022 11:53:26 AM
3Doug Mann1/16/2022 11:53:53 AM
4Christine Van Schultz1/16/2022 11:58:25 AM
5Lee Balsiger1/16/2022 12:00:46 PM
6Alejandro Calle1/16/2022 12:01:45 PM
7Don Timian1/16/2022 12:09:00 PM
8Dan Stueber1/16/2022 12:11:40 PM
9Robert Woodward1/16/2022 12:20:25 PMJust a guess because the other titles don't fit.
10Marc Meilleur1/16/2022 12:21:20 PM
11Thomas Heaney1/16/2022 12:30:13 PM
12koen schoonjans1/16/2022 12:34:13 PM
13Robert Fix1/16/2022 12:38:14 PM
14Gary Wishik1/16/2022 12:39:50 PM
15Dennis Beauchamp1/16/2022 12:40:23 PMbig guess
16Fred Mottern1/16/2022 12:43:14 PM
17James Engler1/16/2022 12:53:43 PM
18John Vinal1/16/2022 1:07:49 PM
19Phillip Campbell1/16/2022 1:09:38 PM
20Kevin Donovan1/16/2022 1:17:11 PM
21Paul Poon1/16/2022 1:18:52 PM
22Gary Pickett1/16/2022 1:22:28 PMIs this a reprint of a similar game? I owned something similar out of a decisions magazine long ago.
23Dave Smith1/16/2022 1:27:31 PM
24Steven Rauch1/16/2022 1:42:09 PM
25David Mathieson 1/16/2022 1:49:04 PM
26David Gardey1/16/2022 1:52:35 PM
27Gary Logs1/16/2022 1:54:17 PM
28Royce Reiss1/16/2022 2:05:43 PM
29Hans Feldmann1/16/2022 2:12:17 PM
30Eric Martin1/16/2022 2:38:14 PM
31Chee-Yan Hiew1/16/2022 3:34:16 PM
32Terence Andrews1/16/2022 3:45:54 PM
33Mochara Caraher1/16/2022 4:29:02 PM
34John Careklas1/16/2022 8:14:31 PM
35Mark Kramer1/16/2022 9:17:30 PM
36Robert Martin1/17/2022 1:01:19 AM
37Louis Kolkman1/17/2022 2:59:25 AM
38Henry Golabek1/17/2022 6:35:39 AM
39Lionel Teed1/18/2022 9:29:15 AMWell....once again quite late to the list. I was prepping for the coming snow storm, getting the blower and shovels in location! Congrats Matt.....last on the list. Do the Lion's ever make it to the playoffs?
40Eric Iven1/20/2022 2:00:43 PM
41Mark Marychurch1/21/2022 3:32:08 PM
42guy benson1/22/2022 11:14:36 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 *
1Matt Kiriazis1/16/2022 12:08:49 PMSwag hoping to go last to first
2Dan Hawkins1/16/2022 12:21:11 PM
3Gareth Scott1/16/2022 5:09:49 PMThis is tricky. It is not Jerusalem. It is not a DG game, I think. I do not know The Mission, but it sounds like a campaign game. It is not a 3W game, so I am going to plump for Apocalypse.
* 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 Scott63
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan39
Koen Schoonjans38
Alejandro Calle30
Javier Romero27
Stephen Mrenna23
Robert Fix21
Thomas Heaney18
Jeff Muniz17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
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
10541/16/2022Jeff MunizAcre: The Third Crusade OpensDecision Games
10531/9/2022Jeff MunizTokyo Express: The Guadalcanal Naval Campaign 1942Victory Games
10521/2/2022Hans FeldmannCrimea: The Dawn of Modern WarfareGDW
105112/26/2021John BiblerGlory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941Quarterdeck International
105012/19/2021Ron FredaRed Star/White EagleGDW
104912/12/2021Alejandro CalleBattle of the Bulge 1944Worthington Publishing
104812/5/2021John VinalD-Day at PeleliuDecision Games
104711/28/2021Alejandro CalleA Victory Lost: Crisis in Ukraine 1942-1943Multiman Publishing
104611/21/2021Robert FixHeart of DarknessLegion Wargames
104511/14/2021Robert WoodwardThe Siege of JerusalemAvalon Hill
104411/7/2021Thomas HeaneyKhyber Rifles3W
104310/31/2021Michael LavoieDauntlessAvalon Hill
104210/24/2021Gareth ScottRepublic of RomeAvalon Hill
104110/17/2021Alejandro CalleConflict of Heroes: Prine of HonourAcademy Games
104010/10/2021Koen SchoonjansArab-Israeli WarsAvalon Hill
103910/3/2021Dan HawkinsGettysburgAvalon Hill
10389/26/2021Jeff MunizMidwayAvalon Hill
10379/19/2021Stephen MrennaBloody HellHigh Flying Dice Games
10369/12/2021Jeff MunizThe Devil's to Pay! The First Day at GettysburgTiny Battle Publishing
10359/5/2021Jeff MunizAcross the Bug RiverVUCA Simulations
10348/22/2021David GardeyBayonets & TomahawksGMT Games
10338/15/2021Michael RileyCobra: Game of the Normandy BreakoutTSR
10328/8/2021Javier RomeroHeart of DarknessLegion Wargames
10317/25/2021Alejandro CalleChurchillGMT Games
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
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