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.

“Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945”. Book Review.

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"...an engaging story of the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm that conveys how, to paraphrase Churchill, so many owed so much to so few." Ray Garbee reviews Taranto And Naval Air Warfare in The Mediterranean, 1940-1945, by David Hobbs. Check out why Ray feels the book is a combination of engaging narrative history, along with tactical insights about "…the evolution in aircraft carrier battlespace management, that is: detection, fighter direction and airstrike management."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/5/2021

Alea Magazine is Back!

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After years without publishing new issues, Alea magazine is back! The latest issue (#36) was published in March of 2021. We hope everyone will support this outstanding publication once again...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/2/2021

Reinforcements for the Bosworth Project and early WWII

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"Fortunately I seem to have a ‘mud on tracks obsession’, so that should fix it!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses miniatures work, and shares photos of some very nice results. "Anyway, that’s it, I’m worn out now! all that modelling, I’ve used up an entire years motivation in just a few days :-)"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/28/2021

Maldon: Something to Mull Over

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"The preliminary challenges, insults, and actual fighting between 'champions' on the causeway resulted in a slight advantage for the Saxons." Chris Hahn, in his No Painting Required blog, brings us replays of the Viking versus Anglo-Saxon battle of Maldon in 991 A.D. Chris provides some interesting background to his various stagings, along with plenty of action: "…the Vikings crashed into the Saxons, having pushed through their own skirmishing archers, scattering them to the winds."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/26/2021

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 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.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman

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.

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)

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!

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 #1020, Started on 09 May 2021

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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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 #1019) - Paul Poon

Buy Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 63 correct answers, but this time Paul Poon was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda (SPI).

Congratulations to Paul Poon on Grognard Challenge win #14!

You can purchase Fifth Corps: The Soviet Breakthrough at Fulda 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 02 May 2021 Challenge (1019) 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 *
1Paul Poon5/2/2021 9:12:19 AM
2Dave Smith5/2/2021 9:17:58 AM
3Michael Riley5/2/2021 9:20:11 AM
4Ron Freda5/2/2021 9:33:09 AM
5Royce Reiss5/2/2021 9:33:13 AM
6Mochara Caraher5/2/2021 9:36:30 AM
7Robert Lesco5/2/2021 9:39:29 AMIt has that SPI look.
8Robert Fix5/2/2021 9:39:47 AM
9Thomas Heaney5/2/2021 9:41:58 AMBLACKHORSE!
10Mark Kramer5/2/2021 9:48:12 AM
11Steven Rauch5/2/2021 9:52:57 AM
12Robert Woodward5/2/2021 9:58:41 AM
13Erik Ljungberg5/2/2021 9:58:45 AM
14Javier Romero5/2/2021 9:59:05 AM
15Gary Logs5/2/2021 10:00:02 AM
16Stephen Leiter5/2/2021 10:01:21 AM
17Gareth Scott5/2/2021 10:02:59 AM
18Kevin Donovan5/2/2021 10:15:54 AM
19Tom Barkalow5/2/2021 10:17:41 AM
20Alejandro Calle5/2/2021 10:36:04 AM
21Don Timian5/2/2021 10:37:38 AM
22Chris Anthony5/2/2021 10:42:41 AM
23Dick Boyes5/2/2021 10:49:54 AM
24Walter Clayton5/2/2021 11:04:07 AM
25John Vinal5/2/2021 11:11:32 AM
26Gary Wishik5/2/2021 11:17:41 AM
27Stewart Newman5/2/2021 11:25:21 AM
28Dennis Beauchamp5/2/2021 11:33:18 AMCouple look similar
29Ken McGovern5/2/2021 11:38:55 AM
30Christine Van Schultz5/2/2021 11:51:00 AM
31David Gardey5/2/2021 12:13:33 PM
32Alex Kachevsky5/2/2021 12:17:47 PM
33David Mathieson 5/2/2021 12:30:37 PM
34Stuart Hall5/2/2021 12:30:54 PM
35James Engler5/2/2021 12:53:34 PM
36Phillip Campbell5/2/2021 12:53:47 PM
37Gary Pickett5/2/2021 1:13:41 PMI recognized this right off. Wish I'd logged in sooner for a win!
38Mark Marychurch5/2/2021 1:26:54 PM
39Lee Balsiger5/2/2021 2:08:43 PM
40Tony Jimenez5/2/2021 2:32:37 PM
41Fred Mottern5/2/2021 2:36:25 PM
42Mike Guntorius5/2/2021 2:46:11 PMan oldie
43Warren Brehm5/2/2021 3:13:04 PM
44Andy Barrington5/2/2021 4:05:51 PM
45R L Moses5/2/2021 5:49:28 PMSPI counters
46Lee Trowbridge5/2/2021 6:27:17 PM
47Robert Martin5/2/2021 7:01:42 PM
48Jonathan Snowden5/2/2021 8:15:51 PM
49John Careklas5/2/2021 8:35:22 PM
50Dave Rubin5/2/2021 9:16:17 PMFPs forever!
51Jean LEGRAND5/2/2021 11:16:26 PM
52Jeff Kenneday5/3/2021 12:15:33 AMWould have been harder if BAOR was an option
53Fabrizio Giuberti5/3/2021 12:17:47 AM
54Louis Kolkman5/3/2021 2:50:20 AM
55Lionel Teed5/3/2021 3:28:17 AMWas so busy mowing the lawn I forgot to browse the site yesterday, so I am for sure late in this one. While this game was released in my prime gaming days (before Wife, House, Child, Child, House....etc.....etc) I never managed to give it a go.
56Stanley Hazard5/3/2021 7:58:48 AM
57Peter Rich5/3/2021 4:29:01 PM
58Joe Grills5/4/2021 1:20:35 PM
59Dan Stueber5/4/2021 1:45:35 PM
60Marco Broglia5/5/2021 12:05:06 PM
61Jim Craig5/6/2021 5:16:03 AM
62Matt Kiriazis5/9/2021 8:34:26 AMIs this SWAG the last correct answer of the week? Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there in grognard land.
63Marc Meilleur5/9/2021 12:59:22 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 *
1koen schoonjans5/2/2021 9:13:00 AM
2Jeff Muniz5/2/2021 9:14:11 AM
3Dan Hawkins5/2/2021 9:36:47 AMCan I be wrong 3 weeks in a row?
4Dane Patterson5/2/2021 9:52:41 AMI can tell VG counters every time because they're writing is unnecessarily tiny
5Tom Cundiff5/2/2021 9:57:05 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 Scott59
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan38
Koen Schoonjans36
Alejandro Calle26
Javier Romero26
Stephen Mrenna22
Robert Fix20
Thomas Heaney17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf12
Jeff Muniz11
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
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
10041/17/2021Koen SchoonjansPanzer: A Tactical Game of Armored Combat on the Eastern Front, 1941-45Yaquinto
10031/10/2021Don TimianBelmont: Grant's Baptism of CommandCompass Games
10021/3/2021Koen SchoonjansBy Stealth and SeaDan Verssen Games
100112/27/2020Matt KiriazisDevil Dogs: Belleau Wood 1918Worthington Publishing
100012/20/2020Attilio TribuziConflict of Heroes: GuadalcanalAcademy Games
99912/13/2020Phillip CampbellUltimatumYaquinto
99812/6/2020Gary WishikA Splendid Little WarLegion Wargames
99711/29/2020Alejandro CalleConstantinople: Bulwark of Empire 641-718Decision Games
99611/22/2020Gary LogsKernstownRevolution Games
99511/15/2020Mark MarychurchMaori WarsLegion Wargames
99411/8/2020Javier RomeroClash for a ContinentWorthington Publishing
99311/1/2020Alejandro CalleSwordfish at TarantoMinden Games
99210/25/2020Fred MotternWar in EuropeDecision Games
99110/18/2020Dan HawkinsThunder at the CrossroadsMultiman Publishing
99010/11/2020Don TimianCampaign for North AfricaSPI
98910/4/2020Koen SchoonjansTaskForceSPI
9889/27/2020Mark MarychurchFlight LeaderAvalon Hill
9879/20/2020Thomas HeaneyThe Burning BlueGMT Games
9869/13/2020Robert FixReluctant EnemiesMultiman Publishing
9859/6/2020Alejandro CalleKonigsberg: The Soviet Attack on East PrussiaRevolution Games
9848/30/2020Keith BeauchampRedvers ReverseLegion Wargames
9838/23/2020Christine Van SchultzLiberty: The American RevolutionColumbia Games
9828/16/2020Koen SchoonjansStellar ConquestAvalon Hill
9818/9/2020Gareth ScottTarget: IranDecision Games
9808/2/2020Kevin DonovanSwing States 2012Victory Point Games
9797/26/2020Michael RileyThe Siege of Alesia: Gaul, 52 BCGMT Games
9787/19/2020Mochara CaraherBrief Border WarsCompass Games
9777/12/2020Mochara CaraherPax BritannicaVictory Games
9767/5/2020Gareth ScottBAORSPI
9756/28/2020Mochara CaraherWorld at War 85: Storming the GapLock n Load Publishing
9746/21/2020Mochara CaraherStorm in the EastWhite Dog Games
9736/14/2020Jeff MunizThe Lamps are Going OutCompass Games
9726/7/2020Jeff MunizWaterloo Campaign 1815RBM Studio
9715/31/2020Koen SchoonjansThe Campaign for Vicksburg 1863 ADTurning Point Simulations
9705/24/2020Alejandro CalleLongstreet AttacksRevolution Games
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