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.

Pocket battle Games, so far....

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Looking for small games "...complicated enough not to be able to figure out the ultimate 'win all the time' game plan strategy within a few plays..."? Angry Bunny offers some thoughts on the pocket battle games offered by LPS and High Flying Dice Games over the years. Small perhaps, yet, in the view of designer Paul Rohrbaugh, "…it is harder to design these pocket games to be as true to history and fun, than it is to design a larger game."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/11/2019

Finnish Civil War Ludography

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Freelance writer and game designer Brian Train provides a cursory list of games devoted to the Finnish Civil War of 1918. Train designed the game Finnish Civil War in 2009, later published in Paper Wars magazine in 2017.

Poster: Pat L.
Post Date: 11/11/2019

Early look at COIN game based on Northern Ireland troubles

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Guest Blog Post: The Troubles Part 1 – An Early Look at a COIN Series Inspired Multi-Faction Treatment of the Northern Ireland Conflict by Hugh O’Donnell. Shared by The Players' Aid site.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/10/2019

Bits and pieces, and a wargame.

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"It was a fine contest with plenty of blood and thunder, and even a crossroads." Prufrock returns, after a hiatus in posting, with some splendid pictures of an ACW miniatures engagement! "The fighting on the Union right was grim right from the beginning."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/4/2019

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 #943, Started on 17 Nov 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 #942) - Dave Smith

Buy Gazala: The Cauldron from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 53 correct answers, but this time Dave Smith was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Gazala: The Cauldron (Revolution Games).

Congratulations to Dave Smith on Grognard Challenge win #3!

You can purchase Gazala: The Cauldron 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 10 Nov 2019 Challenge (942) 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 *
1Dave Smith11/10/2019 10:43:22 AM
2Dan Stueber11/10/2019 10:43:56 AM
3Patrick Crawford11/10/2019 10:44:08 AM
4Lee Balsiger11/10/2019 10:46:17 AM
5koen schoonjans11/10/2019 10:47:20 AM
6Gary Logs11/10/2019 10:52:04 AM
7Robert Fix11/10/2019 10:52:28 AM
8Mochara Caraher11/10/2019 10:52:49 AM
9Javier Romero11/10/2019 10:55:17 AM
10Jean LEGRAND11/10/2019 10:55:45 AM
11Stephen Mrenna11/10/2019 10:57:52 AM
12Royce Reiss11/10/2019 10:57:59 AM
13Ron Freda11/10/2019 11:00:16 AM
14Fred Mottern11/10/2019 11:05:26 AM
15Marc Meilleur11/10/2019 11:09:09 AM
16Alejandro Calle11/10/2019 11:09:22 AM
17Robert Woodward11/10/2019 11:13:41 AMAfter excluding the incorrect choices; I am left with only one.
18Jeff Muniz11/10/2019 11:16:04 AM
19Kevin Donovan11/10/2019 11:16:08 AM
20Thomas Heaney11/10/2019 11:23:42 AM
21Kent Reuber11/10/2019 11:28:26 AM
22Mike Guntorius11/10/2019 11:39:26 AMNo blocks. Not Algeria in the 60s. Not Decision’s Patton. Hex numbers so not likely AH.
23Tony Jimenez11/10/2019 11:41:04 AM
24Attilio Tribuzi11/10/2019 11:49:12 AM
25Gary Wishik11/10/2019 11:49:46 AM
26Bruce E. Schwark11/10/2019 11:51:29 AM
27David Mathieson 11/10/2019 11:55:33 AM
28Dan Hawkins11/10/2019 11:58:20 AM
29James Engler11/10/2019 11:58:21 AM
30Paul Poon11/10/2019 12:09:16 PM
31Mark Marychurch11/10/2019 12:38:19 PM
32Doug Mann11/10/2019 1:11:16 PM
33Dennis Beauchamp11/10/2019 1:17:25 PM
34Mark Kramer11/10/2019 1:24:11 PM
35Gareth Scott11/10/2019 1:36:18 PM
36Eric Iven11/10/2019 1:49:57 PM
37John Vinal11/10/2019 1:51:36 PM
38Dario Benedetti11/10/2019 1:57:50 PM
39ashley morton11/10/2019 2:37:52 PM
40Steven Rauch11/10/2019 2:46:37 PM
41Louis Kolkman11/10/2019 2:55:46 PM
42Stephen Leiter11/10/2019 3:10:29 PM
43Phillip Campbell11/10/2019 3:35:11 PM
44Peter Lloyd11/10/2019 4:17:35 PM
45Don Timian11/10/2019 5:17:30 PM
46John Careklas11/10/2019 8:51:15 PMThe others could be eliminated rather quickly
47Tina .11/10/2019 11:02:14 PM
48Jeff Kenneday11/11/2019 12:07:18 AMGuess, but shouldn't 3 Sharpshooters be an Armoured Regiment?
49Andrzej Cierpicki11/11/2019 2:58:53 AM
50Henry Golabek11/11/2019 6:13:48 AM
51Gary Pickett11/11/2019 1:01:56 PMNo American units, not Algeria independence, not Tobruk (I know all the AH games), not block counters so must be another Gazala battle between the AK and Brit armor.
52David Gardey11/15/2019 3:29:48 AM
53Matt Kiriazis11/17/2019 12:44:11 AMA SWAG just before midnight (PST) trying time be the last correct answer of the week.
* 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

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#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Bob DeSilva11/12/2019 12:09:01 PMeducated guess
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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 Schoonjans25
Javier Romero23
Alejandro Calle21
Robert Fix18
Stephen Mrenna18
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Thomas Heaney15
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
94211/10/2019Dave SmithGazala: The CauldronRevolution Games
94111/3/2019Thomas HeaneyGettysburgRBM Studios
94010/27/2019Reiss RoyceInto a Bear TrapAgainst the Odds
93910/20/2019Koen SchoonjansTarget for TodayLegion Wargames
93810/13/2019Javier RomeroDay of Infamy: TSWWDiffraction Entertainment
93710/6/2019Alejandro CalleThe Battle of Tanga 1914Legion Wargames
9369/29/2019Royce ReissLuftwaffeAvalon Hill
9359/22/2019Alejandro CalleTo the Last ManNuts! Publishing
9349/15/2019Stephen MrennaCombat Leader: East Front '41Minden Games
9339/8/2019David RobertsNapoleon The Waterloo Campaign 1815Avalon Hill/Columbia Games
9329/1/2019Jeff MunizThe Spanish Civil WarGMT Games
9318/25/2019Javier RomeroThe China WarSPI
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
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