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.

Oh Simple things, where have you gone?

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"One might suppose from this blog title that rose tinted glasses have transported me back to a ‘better’ wargaming time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, takes some mildly whimsical inspiration from rereading a couple of classic miniatures titles from the 70s. As always, Norm has some interesting insights: "…modern authors have not felt tied to copying actual military manoeuvres to get the same result."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/28/2019

2019 Phalanx Wargame Show

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" is nice to see some of the traders who were fledgling game companies back in the day, who are still out there, doing it and supporting this wonderful, but niche hobby." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a thoughtful report on a recent wargame show, including a bunch of photos of the offerings!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/19/2019

75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide – Book Review

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"I would make this book required reading in every high school and college history course." Rick Martin reviews 75th Anniversary D-Day A Millennials Guide, a book that is a badly needed effort to reach the generation that knows "…less about history than any other generation for the last 100 years…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 6/10/2019

Terrain enhancement weekend

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"I always find that a visit to a model rail shop can yield some surprise finds that are gems for wargaming." Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, indulges his miniatures focus with a number of fun finds. "I quite liked the quirkiness of it…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/28/2019

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.

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"...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - Now on BGG!

Got the BGG listing for Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War approved and published! Playtesting is proceeding. Still working on better counters...

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - First draft of rules completed

Grognard Enterprises ( first game will be Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War which covers Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2003 through the end of 2012 the latest (the game can end earlier). Designed and created by Mark D'Agosta.

10/15/2018 - First draft of the rules is completed. All charts and tables are complete. Map is 75% done. Working on the counters...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #925, Started on 14 Jul 2019

(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 #924) - Gareth Scott

Buy Richthofen's War from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 59 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Richthofen's War (Avalon Hill).

Thank goodness, the world is back to normal this week: Gareth Scott is the Challenge winner and Matt Kiriazis is *not* in last place... I was starting to worry about Gareth for a while there, but then I realized he's under no pressure, and is comfortable on his All-Time Grognard Challenger throne...

When Marc Meilleur found out that he was the all-time Grognard Challenge LAST place finisher champion, he was thrilled. I hope that him and Kiriazis don't turn the whole Challenge upside down and make it a race to last place...

Would like to welcome first-time Challenger Henry Golabek and thank him for participating! Tell your friends...

Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #56!

You can purchase Richthofen's War 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 07 Jul 2019 Challenge (924) 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 *
1Gareth Scott7/7/2019 1:00:48 PM
2Gary Logs7/7/2019 1:03:17 PM
3Phillip Campbell7/7/2019 1:04:43 PM
4Robert Woodward7/7/2019 1:06:31 PM
5Paul Poon7/7/2019 1:13:59 PM
6Gary Wishik7/7/2019 1:18:04 PM
7Eric Iven7/7/2019 1:20:49 PM
8Don Timian7/7/2019 1:21:32 PM
9koen schoonjans7/7/2019 1:22:18 PM
10Dave Smith7/7/2019 1:23:54 PM
11Louis Kolkman7/7/2019 1:25:30 PM
12Robert Fix7/7/2019 1:25:38 PM
13Javier Romero7/7/2019 1:28:39 PM
14Christine Van Schultz7/7/2019 1:31:34 PMStill have my copy
15Jonathan Snowden7/7/2019 1:32:22 PM
16Jeff Muniz7/7/2019 1:41:05 PM
17John Bibler7/7/2019 1:44:02 PM
18Mark Marychurch7/7/2019 1:57:07 PM
19Stephen Mrenna7/7/2019 1:58:33 PM
20Tom Barkalow7/7/2019 2:11:14 PM
21Lee Balsiger7/7/2019 2:38:29 PM
22Thomas Heaney7/7/2019 2:58:12 PM
23Mochara Caraher7/7/2019 3:00:03 PM
24Dan Hawkins7/7/2019 3:05:40 PM
25Dennis Beauchamp7/7/2019 3:16:17 PMI own 3 out of these 5 choices
26Royce Reiss7/7/2019 3:27:43 PM
27Gary Pickett7/7/2019 3:56:03 PMGot this one by AH. Superb, fun game.
28Walter Clayton7/7/2019 4:11:25 PM
29Marc Meilleur7/7/2019 4:15:08 PM
30Keith Beauchamp7/7/2019 4:27:21 PM
31Kevin Donovan7/7/2019 4:48:35 PM
32Robert Lesco7/7/2019 5:13:57 PMGreat game
33ashley morton7/7/2019 5:15:31 PMI know this one very well! Even saw the baron's grave (family plot) in West Germany
34Fred Mottern7/7/2019 5:18:48 PM
35Attilio Tribuzi7/7/2019 5:57:06 PM
36Lloyd Bonagura7/7/2019 6:17:16 PM
37Tina .7/7/2019 7:14:55 PM
38R L Moses7/7/2019 7:15:18 PM
39Mike Guntorius7/7/2019 7:18:29 PM
40John Careklas7/7/2019 7:25:05 PM
41Bruce E. Schwark7/7/2019 7:34:42 PM
42Chee-Yan Hiew7/7/2019 8:02:10 PM
43Ron Freda7/7/2019 8:05:24 PM
44David Gardey7/7/2019 8:46:32 PM
45Scott Kaufhold 7/7/2019 9:45:17 PM
46Frank Garner7/7/2019 9:56:48 PM
47Gary Zsigrai7/7/2019 10:55:10 PMDug into my two copies of this game and found a forgotten issue of The General vol. 11 no. 6. March/April 1975. Richthofen's War issue.
48Gabriele Callari7/8/2019 2:41:05 AMOne of my very first wargames.
49Stanley Hazard7/8/2019 1:14:08 PMI must remember to check the website on Sunday, I'm always late. I had great fun with this game back in the late 1970s.
50Peter Lloyd7/8/2019 1:21:22 PM
51Andrzej Cierpicki7/8/2019 2:32:59 PM
52George Nickols7/8/2019 6:49:36 PM
53Hans Feldmann7/9/2019 6:40:12 AM
54Bob DeSilva7/9/2019 12:42:37 PM
55Tom Cundiff7/9/2019 10:50:36 PMOne of my earliest games. Strangely I found this one at a yard sale back in the 70s. Still have it too.
56Henry Golabek7/11/2019 5:46:49 PM
57Matt Kiriazis7/14/2019 4:00:12 AMSunday morning SWAG attempt to have the last correct answer of the week twice in a row.
58Stephen Leiter7/14/2019 7:31:08 AM
59Dick Boyes7/14/2019 8:49:55 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 *
1Alejandro Calle7/7/2019 1:03:48 PM
2Jeff Kenneday7/7/2019 8:23:44 PMEducated guess, AH counters and I think Richtofen's war was a bit older, or was there a reprint????
* 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 Scott56
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans24
Javier Romero20
Alejandro Calle18
Robert Fix18
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Stephen Mrenna16
Richard Fluck15
Thomas Heaney14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Gary Logs11
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8

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
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
9196/2/2019Lee BalsigerConquistadorConquistador
9185/26/2019Stephen MrennaLess Than 60 MilesThin Red Line Games
9175/19/2019Javier RomeroMiracle on the MarneOne Small Step
9165/12/2019Alejandro CalleNemesis: Burma 1944Legion Wargames
9155/5/2019Alejandro CalleBack to IraqDecision Games
9144/28/2019Thomas HeaneyPacific TideCompass Games
9134/21/2019Lee BalsigerAir Assault on CreteAvalon Hill
9124/14/2019Lee BalsigerThe Falklands AblazeBerserker Games
9114/7/2019Javier RomeroKorea: Fire and IceCompass Games
9103/31/2019Eric IvenChariots of FireGMT Games
9093/24/2019Mochara CaraherBirth of a LegendCanvas Temple Publishing
9083/17/2019Alejandro CalleBlitzkrieg in the WestCanvas Temple Publishing
9073/10/2019Phillip CampbellWacht am RheinSPI/Decision Games
9063/3/2019Terence AndrewsFalling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against CaesarGMT Games
9052/24/2019Javier RomeroGringo!GMT Games
9042/17/2019Gareth ScottApocalypse in the EastAgainst the Odds
9032/10/2019Koen SchoonjansAcross the Narva: The Soviet Assault on EstoniaRevolution Games
9022/3/2019Robert Fix1985: Under an Iron SkyThin Red Line Games
9011/27/2019Alejandro CalleOn to Paris 1870-71: The Franco-Prussian WarCompass Games
9001/20/2019Steven RauchCaesar XLVictory Point Games
8991/13/2019Gary WishikBirds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet AgeAd Astra
8981/6/2019Gareth ScottDays of DecisionAustralian Design Group
89712/30/2018Lester C.WolfpackSPI
89612/23/2018Gareth ScottPlatoonAvalon Hill
89512/16/2018David MathiesonAlien ContactPhoenix Enterprises
89412/9/2018Koen SchoonjansWaterlooAvalon Hill
89312/2/2018Dave SmithConfederate RailsAgainst the Odds
89211/25/2018Gareth ScottBoudicca: The Warrior QueenAgainst the Odds
89111/18/2018Gareth ScottGermantownGMT Games
89011/11/2018Gareth ScottBloody HellHigh Flying Dice Games
88911/4/2018Kim MeintsStalingrad: Inferno on the VolgaVentoNuovo Games
88810/27/2018Gary WishikGettysburg: Lee's Greatest GambleXTR
88710/21/2018Gareth ScottMaster and CommanderWhite Dog Games
88610/14/2018Kim MeintsWashington's CrossingRevolution Games
88510/7/2018Stephen MrennaUtlimatumYaquinto
8849/30/2018Kim MeintsAt Any Cost: Metz 1870GMT Games
8839/23/2018Gareth ScottAir War: Modern Tactical Air CombatSPI
8829/15/2018Mark MarychurchCold WarVictory Games
8819/9/2018Gareth ScottAlesia: Last Stand of the GaulsDecision Games
8809/2/2018Koen SchoonjansPaths to HellCompass Games
8798/26/2018Gareth ScottRaid on IranSteve Jackson Games
8788/19/2018Gareth ScottOperation Kadesh: The 1956 Suez CrisisHigh Flying Dice Games
8778/12/2018Koen SchoonjansWorld War 3SPI
8768/5/2018Gary WishikMinuteman: The American Revolution in the NorthSPI
8757/29/2018Gareth ScottPacific WarVictory Games
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