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.

Seeing the Elephant at Kasserine Pass. “Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and Patton’s Rise to Glory”. Book Review

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"...explores a chapter of the US Army’s history that rarely gets much attention...". Ray Garbee reviews Patton's Payback The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore. While Ray has some quibbles about a couple aspects of the book, he nonetheless find an enjoyable read that is "…a good narrative into how combat is a test that separates true warrior leaders from the merely competent administrators."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/4/2022

Reflections on gaming not-Ukraine

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"...in our games the Russian military was far more adroit using [artillery] in a fluid battlespace than seems to be the case in Ukraine." Rex Brynen, in PAXsims, reflects on some semi-recent "not Ukraine" modern wargame exercises, and what light those games shed, or didn't shed, regarding the reality of the current war. For example, in an influence operations exercise, "...what worked looked very much like what has worked for the Ukrainians in the current war, right down to heroic leaders and cute memes."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2022

In The Sailor’s Bookshelf, James Stavridis Tackles a Deep Subject – The Sea. Book Review.

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"...If you have any interest in the sea, the books on this list are bound to include several you will want to chase down." Ray Garbee reviews The Sailor's Bookshelf, Fifty Books to Know the Sea, by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (RET.). Check out why he is enthusiastic about a book that "…spans subjects and genres encompassing fiction, history, law, environmentalism and more!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/11/2022

Never Give Up! Never Surrender! The Tin Can Sailors Have Their Finest Hour in ‘The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors’. Book Review

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"At times, the book certainly puts the ‘graphic’ into the graphic novel." Ray Garbee reviews The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary WWII Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour, a visual adaptation of what Ray considers to be the definitive book on the Battle off Samar in the Pacific theater of World War II. He makes clear that this is no lightweight comic book, but rather a powerful retelling of a "…battle should have been the big gun shootout the Navy’s battleship admirals had sought for years."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/2/2022

More Spotlight articles...

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.

Grognard News

New Grognard.com Management Coming Soon! (6/30/2022)

After about 8.5 years, Mark is finally passing the Grognard.com management torch over to new administrators at the end of June 2022. Please bear with us as we migrate the site to the new servers, and be patient if there are any hiccups along the way. Thanks for supporting the site with your visits for all these years! +Mark

No More Advertisements! (2/1/2022)

As of Feb 1st, there will be no more paid advertisements on Grognard.com, until the new Administrators are established, and decide how they want to handle site visitor support.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (10/15/2021)

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.

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)

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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In Memoriam

Grognards Lost

New Management Coming to Grognard.com!

Grognard.com will soon be getting new management. After about 8.5 years, Mark will be passing the torch to new managers/administrators sometime during the month of June 2022. There will be additional communication and information about the new team as the time grows closer.

We will be reaching out to all Grognard.com registered users to confirm that you wish to continue to have access to sections of the site that require registration (i.e. Opponents Wanted, Grognard Challenge, etc.).

We have already begun the transition, so please be patient if there are any "hiccups" along the way.

Thanks for supporting Grognard.com with your visits over the years and we hope you'll continue to support this valuable gaming resource. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Mark @ Grognard.com up until the end of June.


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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1071, Started on 15 May 2022

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

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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 #1070) - Jeff Muniz

Buy Guns of the Askari from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Jeff Muniz was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Guns of the Askari (Against the Odds).

Congratulations to Jeff Muniz on Grognard Challenge win #22!

You can purchase Guns of the Askari 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 08 May 2022 Challenge (1070) 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 Muniz5/8/2022 4:44:06 PM
2Lee Balsiger5/8/2022 4:47:38 PM
3Don Timian5/8/2022 4:51:56 PM
4John Bibler5/8/2022 4:53:39 PM
5Royce Reiss5/8/2022 4:54:38 PM
6Eric Martin5/8/2022 4:55:03 PM
7Robert Fix5/8/2022 4:56:56 PM
8Jeff Hansen5/8/2022 4:58:36 PM
9Dennis Beauchamp5/8/2022 4:59:46 PM
10Henry Golabek5/8/2022 5:05:56 PM
11R L Moses5/8/2022 5:19:29 PM
12Kevin Donovan5/8/2022 5:25:17 PM
13Dave Smith5/8/2022 5:26:48 PM
14Phillip Campbell5/8/2022 5:32:06 PM
15Gary Wishik5/8/2022 5:32:54 PM
16Mark Marychurch5/8/2022 5:38:27 PM
17Fred Mottern5/8/2022 5:39:04 PM
18Paul Poon5/8/2022 5:57:04 PM
19Hans Feldmann5/8/2022 5:57:04 PM
20John Careklas5/8/2022 5:57:25 PM
21John Vinal5/8/2022 6:03:23 PM
22James Engler5/8/2022 6:14:20 PM
23Jonathan Snowden5/8/2022 6:22:38 PM
24Alex Kachevsky5/8/2022 6:30:33 PM
25Robert Woodward5/8/2022 6:41:56 PMLooks like WWI in Africa, not a city fight nor on a coast, thus probably "Guns..."
26Gary Logs5/8/2022 6:58:52 PM
27David Gardey5/8/2022 7:12:12 PM
28Warren Brehm5/8/2022 7:33:02 PM
29Tom Cundiff5/8/2022 7:34:05 PM
30Christine Van Schultz5/8/2022 7:35:19 PM
31Ron Freda5/8/2022 7:50:35 PM
32Walter Clayton5/8/2022 8:36:56 PM
33koen schoonjans5/8/2022 10:03:54 PM
34Eric Iven5/8/2022 10:08:34 PM
35Alejandro Calle5/8/2022 10:37:46 PM
36Louis Kolkman5/9/2022 2:38:00 AM
37Doug Mann5/9/2022 3:59:16 AM
38Lionel Teed5/9/2022 7:16:55 AM64 wins for Mr. Scott...by just under 2 minutes! I am glad to hear that Mr. Hawkins was otherwise distracted. And I agree Mr. Careklas, the map is quite stunning. The current challenge game looks interesting also. And unlike bowling, my tardiness is due t
39Gary Pickett5/9/2022 7:18:39 AMtwo minutes out of first last week - not this time LOL
40Steven Rauch5/9/2022 6:28:26 PM
41Tony Jimenez5/10/2022 8:53:21 PM
42Dan Stueber5/12/2022 9:18:51 AM
43Matt Kiriazis5/15/2022 7:11:13 AMOne benefit of trying to submit the last correct answer of the week is that I can be the first to publicly thank you Mark for the years of dedication and hard work in maintaining this site. Is this SWAG the last correct answer of the week?
44Gareth Scott5/15/2022 10:22:03 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

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#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Dan Hawkins5/8/2022 4:57:49 PM
2Stephen Leiter5/8/2022 5:45:23 PM
3Thomas Heaney5/8/2022 10:39:56 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 Scott64
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan39
Koen Schoonjans38
Alejandro Calle30
Javier Romero27
Stephen Mrenna23
Jeff Muniz22
Robert Fix22
Thomas Heaney19
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12
Thomas Margraf12
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
10705/8/2022Jeff MunizGuns of the AskariAgainst the Odds
10695/1/2022Gareth ScottThunder in the Ozarks: Battle for Pea Ridge, March 1862Revolution Games
10684/24/2022Mochara CaraherRichthofen's WarAvalon Hill
10674/17/2022Mochara CaraherA Barbarous Ground: The Battle of GermantownHigh Flying Dice Games
10664/10/2022Gary WishikHastings 1066 ADTurning Point Simulations
10654/3/2022Thomas HeaneyKiev: The Battle of Encirclement, 1941SPI
10643/27/2022Robert FixVietnam: 1965-1975 (GMT)GMT Games
10633/20/2022Doug MannThe Plot to Assassinate HitlerSPI
10623/13/2022Jeff MunizThe Battle of Adobe WallsLegion Wargames
10613/6/2022Jeff MunizYalu: The Chinese Counteroffensive in KoreaCompass Games
10602/27/2022Jeff MunizNicaragua!SPI
10592/20/2022Dave SmithPatton's Vanguard: The Battle of ArracourtRevolution Games
10582/13/2022James EnglerAbsolute War!GMT Games
10572/6/2022Matt Kiriazis1066: End of the Dark AgesDecision Games
10561/30/2022Robert LescoMinuteman: The American Revolution in the NorthSimulations Design Corporation
10551/23/2022Jeff MunizGermania: Drusus' Campaigns 12-9 BCSociety of Ancients
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
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