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.

Personal effects

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"It certainly was a sign: it is brilliant." Prufrock, after a bit of a hiatus, is back, with a reference to some excellent reading in V.M Yeates's Winged Victory. He offers the highest praise: "A book to come back to again and again, I think."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/24/2020


Pocket Armies - the fight below Seminary Ridge 1863

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"This is an uneven action and will be a risky venture for the Confederates right from the start...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, is back working on his Pocket Armies project. As always, Norm offers us lots of insights and fun, like where "The Union have been given a chance to respond and they do so with some fancy footwork!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/20/2020


Pocket Armies and 4’ x 3’ project going into 2020.

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"I like a throw down scenario, but also like the scenario to be formalised and recorded so that the better ones improve over time...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, ruminates on his Pocket Armies Project for 2020. Looks like lots of fun ahead, including the item where Norm comments that "…looking at this next is rather defeating my ‘ignore the latest shiny thing’ resolve…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2020


Interview with Matthias Cramer Designer of Weimar: The Fight for Democracy from Compass Games

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"I cannot image a Weimar game without CDG mechanics." Grant Kleinhenz interviews designer Matthias Cramer about his upcoming Weimar: The Fight for Democracy. Matthias offers some interesting insights about the game and his design philosophy: "A game is never finished, but at a certain point it is good enough to be finished."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/27/2019


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.

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"...

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 (Grognard.com) 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...

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 #952, Started on 19 Jan 2020

(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

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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 #951) - Mark Kramer


Buy Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 48 correct answers, but this time Mark Kramer was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Compass Games).



Congratulations to Mark Kramer on Grognard Challenge win #3!


You can purchase Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 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 12 Jan 2020 Challenge (951) 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 *
1Mark Kramer1/12/2020 5:16:42 PM
2Gary Wishik1/12/2020 5:17:57 PM
3Stephen Mrenna1/12/2020 5:18:26 PM
4Tina .1/12/2020 5:20:20 PM
5Dave Smith1/12/2020 5:21:20 PM
6Gary Logs1/12/2020 5:26:39 PM
7Thomas Heaney1/12/2020 5:27:46 PM
8Dan Hawkins1/12/2020 5:28:53 PM
9Don Timian1/12/2020 5:29:54 PM
10David Roberts1/12/2020 5:33:02 PM
11Stephen Leiter1/12/2020 5:37:25 PM
12Lee Balsiger1/12/2020 5:42:23 PM
13Phillip Campbell1/12/2020 5:43:51 PM
14John Vinal1/12/2020 5:48:15 PM
15Mochara Caraher1/12/2020 5:50:33 PM
16David Mathieson 1/12/2020 5:55:04 PM
17Kevin Donovan1/12/2020 5:59:44 PM
18Marc Meilleur1/12/2020 6:03:40 PM
19Dick Boyes1/12/2020 6:10:18 PM
20Fred Mottern1/12/2020 6:28:00 PM
21Robert Fix1/12/2020 6:37:22 PM
22Mark Marychurch1/12/2020 6:44:48 PM
23Royce Reiss1/12/2020 6:46:07 PM
24Alejandro Calle1/12/2020 7:26:12 PM
25R L Moses1/12/2020 7:28:43 PM3rd edition
26Steven Rauch1/12/2020 7:31:34 PM
27Jeff Muniz1/12/2020 7:38:34 PM
28Robert Woodward1/12/2020 8:17:11 PMA Vietnam War game that I don't recognize. Thus, a guess.
29Patrick Crawford1/12/2020 8:19:03 PM
30John Careklas1/12/2020 8:27:35 PM
31Dave Rubin1/12/2020 8:48:25 PM
32Mike Guntorius1/12/2020 9:08:05 PMNot Korea or WWII. Map covers more than Vietnam, so not SB or Victory Games' Vietnam.
33Heiko Reffert1/12/2020 10:39:37 PM
34Louis Kolkman1/13/2020 1:34:09 AM
35Andrzej Cierpicki1/13/2020 2:42:18 AM
36David Gardey1/13/2020 10:53:08 AM
37Paul Poon1/13/2020 11:20:36 AM
38Gary Pickett1/13/2020 12:16:35 PMNot Victory Vietnam - got it. Map and counters definitely Vietnam so other choice is it.
39Javier Romero1/13/2020 12:31:27 PM
40Eric Iven1/13/2020 2:40:22 PM
41koen schoonjans1/13/2020 3:30:51 PM
42Henry Golabek1/13/2020 7:03:28 PM
43Gareth Scott1/15/2020 3:10:22 PMThis could have been a tricky one with the addition of the South Korean unit in the mix!
44Peter Lloyd1/15/2020 4:00:41 PM
45Doug Mann1/18/2020 10:57:29 AM
46Matt Kiriazis1/18/2020 8:15:54 PMSaturday night swag to regain my last correct answer of the week.
47Christine Van Schultz1/19/2020 6:35:03 AM
48Dan Stueber1/19/2020 8:36:21 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 *
1Bob DeSilva1/13/2020 6:14:05 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.


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 Schoonjans26
Javier Romero24
Alejandro Calle21
Stephen Mrenna19
Robert Fix18
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Thomas Heaney15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Logs12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8

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
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
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
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