Opponents Wanted

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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.

Campaigning and fast play WWII tactical rules.

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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022

Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022

Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022

Gaming the American Revolution – Ranking the Games We Have Played – 2022 Edition

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The Players Aid gives their opinion of some of the American Revolutionary wargames they have played in 2022. "n this post, I wanted to share with you some of our gaming experience with these wargames focused on the American Revolutionary War. We haven’t played all of the games on the subject, not even close, but we have played enough that we have a good cross section of the different takes on the situation and types of games to give you some insight into what we liked."

Poster: Harvey M.
Post Date: 7/9/2022

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

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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S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1082, Started on 07 Aug 2022

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

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Grognard Challenge: Map Image #2


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 #1081) - Thomas Heaney

Buy Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 48 correct answers, but this time Thomas Heaney was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 (GMT Games).

Congratulations to Thomas Heaney on Grognard Challenge win #21!

You can purchase Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 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!
-The Grognard Team


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 31 Jul 2022 Challenge (1081) follows:

* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Thomas Heaney7/31/2022 7:20:36 PMToo easy. (Such a pretty game!)
2Jeff Muniz7/31/2022 7:21:59 PM
3John Bibler7/31/2022 7:23:30 PM
4Phillip Campbell7/31/2022 7:24:46 PM
5Robert Lesco7/31/2022 7:25:22 PM
6Doug Mann7/31/2022 7:27:52 PM
7Dave Smith7/31/2022 7:31:23 PMAnother guess….
8Gareth Scott7/31/2022 7:32:29 PM
9Robert Woodward7/31/2022 7:32:34 PM
10Gary Wishik7/31/2022 7:33:35 PM
11Hans Feldmann7/31/2022 7:33:59 PM
12Gary Logs7/31/2022 7:53:17 PM
13Eric Iven7/31/2022 7:54:54 PM
14Tom Barkalow7/31/2022 8:03:39 PMPure SWAG & likely wrong
15Alejandro Calle7/31/2022 8:08:17 PM
16Mark Marychurch7/31/2022 8:20:57 PM
17Royce Reiss7/31/2022 8:28:36 PM
18James Engler7/31/2022 8:44:41 PM
19Stephen Leiter7/31/2022 9:07:44 PM
20Fred Mottern7/31/2022 9:16:49 PM
21Don Timian7/31/2022 9:38:44 PM
22Andrzej Cierpicki7/31/2022 9:53:35 PM
23Gary Pickett7/31/2022 9:57:02 PM
24Robert Fix7/31/2022 10:05:45 PM
25Lee Balsiger7/31/2022 10:47:36 PM
26Jonathan Snowden7/31/2022 11:16:32 PM
27Bruce E. Schwark8/1/2022 12:18:37 AM
28Frank Garner8/1/2022 12:24:02 AM
29Henry Golabek8/1/2022 12:58:20 AM
30R L Moses8/1/2022 1:12:40 AMLovely map, fine counters. Box cover art apparently designed to frighten children and pets.
31Terence Andrews8/1/2022 1:24:23 AM
32David Gardey8/1/2022 1:54:41 AM
33John Careklas8/1/2022 2:01:13 AMSome of the city names look like they need to be spell checked (is this culturally insensitive?)
34Terry Graff8/1/2022 2:36:11 AM
35Tony Jimenez8/1/2022 2:48:46 AM
36Paul Poon8/1/2022 5:19:23 AM
37Chee-Yan Hiew8/1/2022 12:46:57 PM
38Lionel Teed8/1/2022 9:09:21 PMI am a whole day off on this. Ontario long weekend! Hopefully Mr. Hawkins did not need an oil change and gets closer. Meanwhile Matt managed to get to the bottom as desired! Will I make it to the top 40?
39Louis Kolkman8/2/2022 1:46:34 PM
40Mark D'Agosta8/2/2022 3:47:42 PMInteresting Volko Ruhnke design!
41Dennis Beauchamp8/2/2022 10:38:30 PMwhoops a bit late
42James Tatum8/3/2022 1:34:03 AM
43Dave Rubin8/3/2022 1:28:03 PM
44Tom Cundiff8/3/2022 11:55:40 PM
45Will Wilson8/4/2022 2:49:23 AM
46koen schoonjans8/6/2022 8:05:51 AM
47Eric Martin8/7/2022 2:19:30 AM
48Matt Kiriazis8/7/2022 12:11:40 PMIs this SWAG the last correct answer of the week? Going for a repeat of last week’s achievement. The 7th of August is Purple Heart 💜 Day, so thank those who have earned the award and their service for the USA.
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @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 *
1Dick Boyes7/31/2022 7:34:26 PMWild guess this time!
2Dan Hawkins7/31/2022 8:53:52 PMI really needed a nap.
3Steven Rauch7/31/2022 11:18:02 PM
4Christine Van Schultz8/7/2022 3:16:39 PM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @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 Calle31
Javier Romero27
Jeff Muniz24
Stephen Mrenna23
Robert Fix22
Thomas Heaney21
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.

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
10817/31/2022Thomas HeaneyNevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242GMT Games
10807/24/2022Thomas HeaneyComanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche EmpireGMT Games
10797/17/2022Jeff MunizInchon: MacArthur's GambitXTR
10787/10/2022Jeff MunizHold The LineWorthington
10777/3/2022Alejandro Calle World War I: 1914-1918SPI
10766/26/2022Doug MannChicken of the SeaGPG
10756/19/2022Steven RauchYom Kippur: The Battle for the Sinai, October, 1973Multi-Man Publishing
10746/12/2022Edward BauerBorodinoSPI
10736/5/2022Michael LavoieThe Day Was Ours: First Bull Run (July 21, 1861)Revolution Games
10725/29/2022Dave SmithSpartacusCompass Games
10715/15/2022Matt KiriazisBlitzkriegAvalon Hill
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
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