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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.

Generic multi-period scenario creation

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"The whole point of doing this is that I get something of a fast play ‘throw down’ game...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields and Warriors is creating the first of an intended four scenario setups usable over differing eras. Check out how Norm crafts his set up (with pictures) for a meeting engagement where "...victory will be based upon the capture of the bridge."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/21/2022

Havel: Wargaming the information environment

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"...how do you know your roleplay citizens will act like the real thing?" Rex Brynen, in PaxSims, discusses a series of "information and influence wargames" run by NATO last year. Check out Rex's thoughts on the results, and why "…much of it would have been recognizable to the propagandists of WW2—or diplomats, advertising executives, and political party strategists today."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/16/2022

1944 - Henri’s Farm

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"…3 Panthers have just entered the scene, intending to move to the ploughed fields to dominate the open views to their front!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, brings us a "quick throw down scenario" to test some of his own rules. Check out the pictures and the action after "The Panthers probe forwards threatening the British infantry..."

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

War and Peace – the Digital Version

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"Digital version with fog of war and cross-platform multi-player under development." Avalon Digital has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for a computer version of Mark McLaughlin's classic War & Peace. The campaign could also involve a seventh edition reprint of the game.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/7/2022

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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 (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. 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)

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Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1098, Started on 27 Nov 2022

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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 #1097) - Ron Freda

Buy Blue Water Navy from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 45 correct answers, but this time Ron Freda was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Blue Water Navy (Compass Games).

Congratulations to Ron Freda on Grognard Challenge win #3!

You can purchase Blue Water Navy 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 20 Nov 2022 Challenge (1097) 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 *
1Ron Freda11/20/2022 6:11:20 PM
2Robert Lesco11/20/2022 6:13:09 PM
3Kevin Donovan11/20/2022 6:13:53 PM
4Thomas Heaney11/20/2022 6:13:55 PM
5Henry Golabek11/20/2022 6:14:47 PM
6Gary Wishik11/20/2022 6:19:10 PM
7koen schoonjans11/20/2022 6:22:04 PM
8Alejandro Calle11/20/2022 6:23:22 PM
9Doug Mann11/20/2022 6:24:33 PM
10Don Timian11/20/2022 6:25:54 PM
11Louis Kolkman11/20/2022 6:28:02 PM
12Stewart Newman11/20/2022 6:29:31 PM
13Frank Garner11/20/2022 6:31:35 PM
14Jeff Muniz11/20/2022 6:32:52 PM
15Attilio Tribuzi11/20/2022 6:34:27 PM
16Royce Reiss11/20/2022 6:59:22 PM
17John Vinal11/20/2022 7:13:54 PM
18Christine Van Schultz11/20/2022 7:15:48 PM
19Robert Woodward11/20/2022 7:17:42 PMProcess of elimination, after eliminating South Atlantic titles and the games I have, only one was left.
20Tony Jimenez11/20/2022 7:31:57 PM
21Mark Marychurch11/20/2022 7:52:52 PM
22John Bibler11/20/2022 8:00:15 PM
23David Mathieson 11/20/2022 8:05:39 PM
24Lionel Teed11/20/2022 8:18:41 PMThe presence of HMS QE is what gave me the answer! Too modern of a ship for most of the other choices. 1 min, 24sec for the win this time. I may actually be in the top 20! And Matt thanks to Mother Nature you can cheer for the 'home' team in Detroit today
25Paul Poon11/20/2022 8:23:05 PM
26Erik Ljungberg11/20/2022 8:25:49 PM
27Stephen Leiter11/20/2022 8:27:06 PM
28James Engler11/20/2022 8:29:58 PM
29Phillip Campbell11/20/2022 8:34:57 PM
30Gary Logs11/20/2022 8:37:02 PM
31Tom Barkalow11/20/2022 8:47:38 PMPure SWAG
32Fred Mottern11/20/2022 9:43:43 PM
33R L Moses11/20/2022 11:22:28 PMNorth Atlantic, not South Atlantic, so no connection to the Falklands. Queen Elizabeth carrier didn’t exist when Victory Games did. May all participants sail well and travel safely in the coming days.
34Paul Trandel11/21/2022 12:10:27 AM
35Gary Pickett11/21/2022 12:22:02 AMClearly not just South Atlantic or North Atlantic. Not the Falklands. So blue water navy or Carrier Battlegroup. Seems more ship oriented than A/C or carriers.
36Dennis Beauchamp11/21/2022 1:34:44 AM
37David Gardey11/21/2022 1:38:04 AM
38Mochara Caraher11/21/2022 1:53:13 AM
39John Careklas11/21/2022 4:09:54 AM
40Dick Boyes11/21/2022 5:26:25 AM
41Dan Stueber11/21/2022 1:25:12 PM
42Stanley Hazard11/21/2022 3:20:14 PM
43Hans Feldmann11/21/2022 11:28:25 PM
44Peter Rich11/22/2022 5:36:18 PM
45Lee Balsiger11/25/2022 8:58:11 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.

An ordered list of Challengers making INCORRECT guesses

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#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Dan Hawkins11/20/2022 6:15:52 PMI’m all in!!!
2Matt Kiriazis11/20/2022 6:18:35 PMSWAG
3Gareth Scott11/20/2022 6:21:49 PM
4Dave Smith11/20/2022 6:36:22 PMJust a guess
5Robert Fix11/20/2022 6:58:16 PM
6Steven Rauch11/20/2022 8:05:48 PM
7Warren Brehm11/20/2022 10:59:59 PM
8David Chauvel11/22/2022 8:48:34 AM
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Challenge History

Top "25" All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the top 25, and anyone else who has as many wins as number 25.

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Gareth Scott65
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Koen Schoonjans41
Kevin Donovan39
Alejandro Calle32
Javier Romero27
Jeff Muniz27
Robert Fix23
Stephen Mrenna23
Thomas Heaney21
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Gary Logs14
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12
Thomas Margraf12
Dick Vohlers9
Gary Wishik9

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
109711/20/2022Ron FredaBlue Water NavyCompass Games
109611/13/2022Alejandro CalleTunisiaMulti-Man Publishing
109511/6/2022Gary LogsWinged Horse: Campaigns in Vietnam, 1965-66 Decision Games
109410/30/2022Robert FixVictory at MidwayXTR
109310/23/2022Don TimianAgincourtGMT Games
109210/16/2022Jeff MunizHoly Roman Empire: The Thirty-Years WarOne Small Step
109110/9/2022koen schoonjansDown in Flames: Locked-OnDan Verssen Games
109010/2/2022Robert WoodwardGrand FleetL2 Design Group
10899/25/2022Stewart NewmanPrussia's Defiant StandWorthington
10889/18/2022koen schoonjansUndaunted: NormandyOsprey Games
10879/11/2022Jeff MunizHannibal & HamilcarPhalanx
10869/4/2022Gareth ScottClose Action: The Age of Fighting Sail Vol. 1Clash of Arms
10858/28/2022Koen SchoonjansB-17 Flying Fortress LeaderDan Verssen Games
10848/21/2022Don TimianVietnam Solitaire Special EditionWhite Dog Games
10838/14/2022Jeff MunizCaseros 1852Simulations Workshop
10828/7/2022Robert LescoA Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584Multi-Man Publishing
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
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