Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for, 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.

“We wargamed the last days of Brexit. Here’s what we found out”

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"Softer members of the Tory Brexit Delivery Group then split away from the party leadership...". In a link provided courtesy of PAXsims, Luke Cooper discusses an interesting attempt to wargame out Brexit. Will it predict the outcome? Who knows, but "…the game offers an insight into the interests that will shape this and the core contradiction underpinning the process…".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/21/2019

Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers

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The "Top 10 Requests for Wargame Designers and Developers" as compiled by Captain Dave for the Centurion's Review blog. Editor's note: A pretty sensible list, if you ask me...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 8/19/2019

Snodgrass Hill, 1863

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"Snodgrass Hill was where my great-great grandfather, John Fletcher Hill, fought in a near-suicidal rear-guard action against the onslaught by a victorious Confederate army." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, offers another splendid battle review, this time with a personal connection. And plenty of insights: "It would not be the first time that a commander in the field dismissed intelligence (said the former intel officer)."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/12/2019

Slitherine has contracted to work with the UK's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory

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Wargames "…tend to be easier to use than analytical software produced by the laboratory itself." Ian Boudreau picks up on an interesting turn for a well-known computer wargame firm. And passes on a fascinating job posting!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2019

More Spotlight articles...

Grognard News

Grognard Game Plan

New Grognard Game Plan application is a free tool provided to registered 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, 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!

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 site for any specific information you'd like. Just enter a search word or phrase into the Google box labeled "Search All of" 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 "originals" in the future.

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for 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 ( 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...

Interested in a TUSCW tournament on Vassal?

Anyone interested in a 2019 Tournament of the American Civil War on Vassal?

Registration deadline 12/31/2018.

Limit: 8 Participants.

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 #931, Started on 25 Aug 2019

(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


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 Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #930) - Ron Freda

Buy Anzio from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 66 correct answers, but this time Ron Freda was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Anzio (Avalon Hill).

Congratulations to Ron Freda on Grognard Challenge win #1!

You can purchase Anzio from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the 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 18 Aug 2019 Challenge (930) follows:

* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Ron Freda8/18/2019 4:11:07 PM
2Dan Stueber8/18/2019 4:12:34 PM
3Stephen Leiter8/18/2019 4:14:33 PM
4Alejandro Calle8/18/2019 4:16:02 PM
5Gary Logs8/18/2019 4:16:08 PM
6Marc Meilleur8/18/2019 4:17:45 PM
7Steven Rauch8/18/2019 4:18:05 PM
8Jeff Muniz8/18/2019 4:21:41 PM
9Phillip Campbell8/18/2019 4:25:55 PM
10Dave Smith8/18/2019 4:26:25 PM
11Dan Hawkins8/18/2019 4:27:27 PM
12David Mathieson 8/18/2019 4:31:08 PM
13William Leonard8/18/2019 4:32:27 PMCounter colors, stacking pound on counters, and beachhead factors say this is 2nd or 3rd edition
14Mike Guntorius8/18/2019 4:34:40 PM
15Stephen Mrenna8/18/2019 4:37:36 PM
16Walter Clayton8/18/2019 4:49:57 PM
17Mochara Caraher8/18/2019 4:50:20 PM
18R L Moses8/18/2019 4:51:48 PMso many editions...
19Gary Wishik8/18/2019 4:53:52 PM
20Keith Beauchamp8/18/2019 4:55:36 PM
21Chee-Yan Hiew8/18/2019 5:11:13 PM
22Javier Romero8/18/2019 5:16:25 PM
23Mark Marychurch8/18/2019 5:18:02 PM
24Kevin Donovan8/18/2019 5:23:23 PM
25David Gardey8/18/2019 5:31:13 PM
26Fred Mottern8/18/2019 5:33:29 PM
27Henry Golabek8/18/2019 5:36:34 PM
28Frank Garner8/18/2019 5:43:32 PM
29Martin Gallo8/18/2019 5:49:04 PM
30Lee Balsiger8/18/2019 6:05:45 PM
31Gareth Scott8/18/2019 6:06:30 PMOne of my favourite games :-)
32Robert Woodward8/18/2019 6:18:58 PMMap graphics were immediately recognizable.
33Royce Reiss8/18/2019 6:36:18 PM
34Mark Kramer8/18/2019 7:03:21 PM
35John Careklas8/18/2019 7:16:17 PMVery distinctive mapboard, counter colors show it's not 1st edition
36Dennis Beauchamp8/18/2019 7:33:29 PMWas recently thinking of getting this one on the table
37Tony Jimenez8/18/2019 7:36:38 PM
38Eric Iven8/18/2019 7:42:25 PM
39Patrick Crawford8/18/2019 7:48:59 PM
40Jeff Kenneday8/18/2019 8:20:00 PMGreat Game
41Christine Van Schultz8/18/2019 8:20:13 PM
42Robert Fix8/18/2019 8:38:10 PM
43Tina .8/18/2019 8:57:17 PM
44Erik Ljungberg8/18/2019 9:41:44 PM
45ashley morton8/18/2019 9:57:12 PM
46Louis Kolkman8/18/2019 10:30:17 PM
47Michael Riley8/18/2019 11:11:52 PM
48Dick Boyes8/18/2019 11:17:49 PM
49Heiko Reffert8/18/2019 11:36:44 PM
50Doug Mann8/19/2019 3:59:17 AM
51John Bibler8/19/2019 6:05:53 AM
52Paul Poon8/19/2019 7:47:45 AM
53Bob DeSilva8/19/2019 7:51:30 AM
54Luc Kustermans8/19/2019 10:34:35 AM
55Don Timian8/19/2019 12:06:04 PM
56Gary Pickett8/19/2019 1:34:09 PMI have this classic.
57George Nickols8/19/2019 1:56:54 PM
58Peter Lloyd8/19/2019 2:48:38 PM
59Hans Feldmann8/19/2019 4:24:36 PM
60John Meehan8/19/2019 6:57:58 PM
61Lee Trowbridge8/20/2019 6:35:51 AM
62Andrzej Cierpicki8/20/2019 6:38:27 AM
63Stanley Hazard8/21/2019 10:48:21 AM
64Addy Bassan8/21/2019 2:36:39 PMAH Graphics
65Dave Grossmith8/21/2019 3:26:26 PM
66Robert Lesco8/21/2019 6:56:11 PM
* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.

An ordered list of Challengers making INCORRECT guesses

* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark and it will be removed as soon as possible.
* is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to mark 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 Scott56
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans24
Javier Romero21
Alejandro Calle19
Robert Fix18
Stephen Mrenna17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Thomas Heaney14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Logs12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8

Past Winners of the 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
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
9011/27/2019Alejandro CalleOn to Paris 1870-71: The Franco-Prussian WarCompass Games
9001/20/2019Steven RauchCaesar XLVictory Point Games
8991/13/2019Gary WishikBirds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet AgeAd Astra
8981/6/2019Gareth ScottDays of DecisionAustralian Design Group
89712/30/2018Lester C.WolfpackSPI
89612/23/2018Gareth ScottPlatoonAvalon Hill
89512/16/2018David MathiesonAlien ContactPhoenix Enterprises
89412/9/2018Koen SchoonjansWaterlooAvalon Hill
89312/2/2018Dave SmithConfederate RailsAgainst the Odds
89211/25/2018Gareth ScottBoudicca: The Warrior QueenAgainst the Odds
89111/18/2018Gareth ScottGermantownGMT Games
89011/11/2018Gareth ScottBloody HellHigh Flying Dice Games
88911/4/2018Kim MeintsStalingrad: Inferno on the VolgaVentoNuovo Games
88810/27/2018Gary WishikGettysburg: Lee's Greatest GambleXTR
88710/21/2018Gareth ScottMaster and CommanderWhite Dog Games
88610/14/2018Kim MeintsWashington's CrossingRevolution Games
88510/7/2018Stephen MrennaUtlimatumYaquinto
8849/30/2018Kim MeintsAt Any Cost: Metz 1870GMT Games
8839/23/2018Gareth ScottAir War: Modern Tactical Air CombatSPI
8829/15/2018Mark MarychurchCold WarVictory Games
8819/9/2018Gareth ScottAlesia: Last Stand of the GaulsDecision Games
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