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.

On the Origins of the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet. Book Review.

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"The discourse surrounding fleets deployed in support of a global empire is as valid today as it was at the start of the 20th Century." Ray Garbee reviews Genesis of the Grand Fleet: The Admiralty, Germany, and the Home Fleet, 1896–1914, by Christopher Buckey. Ray finds a book that offers solid insights "...as it details how the government – specifically the Admiralty – had to wrestle with Fredrick the Great’s maxim of 'He who defends everything, defends nothing'."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/8/2021

Confronting Chaos: a New Concept for Information Advantage

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"...although American teams lose wargames all the time, this is, in fact, a very big deal." Chris Dougherty explains his concerns about how three decades of Pentagon war planning have "…assumed U.S. forces could achieve information dominance in a great-power conflict, akin to what the American military attained during the 1991 Gulf War. That assumption is fatally flawed."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/17/2021

The Return of Great Power Proxy Wars

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"If the United States fights with China or Russia, what type of war will it be?" Frank Hoffman and Andrew Orner, in War on the Rocks, make the argument that proxy wars are likely to again become a preferred tool of statecraft. "Proxy conflicts are, after all, the ultimate indirect approach."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/10/2021

WotR - Recruiting continues

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"...the herald is such a splendid figure, that Lord Cobham insisted on him joining the ranks!" Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, gives us a figures and painting update for his Wars of the Roses collection. Check out more of Norm's excellent miniatures work. And perhaps there is some action coming: "…I hear there are rumblings in the Parish of Piggy Longton, something to do with the Bishop of Dungborough recruiting for The King - what could possibly go wrong there!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 9/6/2021

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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.

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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.

How to Play Shores of Tripoli: Naval Combat

The Shores of Tripoli, published by Fort Circle Games, is a great game to introduce someone to the hobby.Seek Out and Play has produced a series of excellent videos tutorials to help people learn the game and start playing quickly. In this video, they teach you how naval combat works.

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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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1041, Started on 17 Oct 2021

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Results for the Last Grognard.com Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #1040) - Koen Schoonjans

Buy Arab-Israeli Wars from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 74 correct answers, but this time Koen Schoonjans was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Arab-Israeli Wars (Avalon Hill).

Congratulations to Koen Schoonjans on Grognard Challenge win #38!

You can purchase Arab-Israeli Wars 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 10 Oct 2021 Challenge (1040) 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 *
1koen schoonjans10/10/2021 1:51:04 PM
2Michael Riley10/10/2021 1:51:15 PM
3Keith Beauchamp10/10/2021 1:51:23 PM
4Royce Reiss10/10/2021 1:52:46 PM
5Gary Logs10/10/2021 1:52:53 PM
6Martin Gallo10/10/2021 1:54:06 PM
7Eric Iven10/10/2021 1:55:45 PM
8Alejandro Calle10/10/2021 1:55:50 PM
9Gareth Scott10/10/2021 1:56:21 PM
10John Vinal10/10/2021 1:59:58 PM
11Don Timian10/10/2021 2:01:57 PM
12Dave Smith10/10/2021 2:02:26 PM
13Thomas Heaney10/10/2021 2:02:37 PM
14Ron Freda10/10/2021 2:11:54 PM
15Robert Lesco10/10/2021 2:31:29 PM
16Dan Hawkins10/10/2021 2:35:13 PMAh - victory! If only my beloved Colts were so adept…sigh
17Tony Jimenez10/10/2021 2:36:45 PM
18Henry Golabek10/10/2021 2:47:50 PM
19David Mathieson 10/10/2021 2:49:09 PM
20Phillip Campbell10/10/2021 2:51:15 PM
21Christine Van Schultz10/10/2021 2:55:24 PM
22Tom Cundiff10/10/2021 2:56:19 PMMany fun hours were spent with this one. In fact I've more than one copy of it.
23Robert Woodward10/10/2021 3:03:08 PM
24Gary Wishik10/10/2021 3:05:52 PM
25Attilio Tribuzi10/10/2021 3:13:15 PM
26Mark Marychurch10/10/2021 3:15:59 PM
27Marc Meilleur10/10/2021 3:16:27 PM
28Dennis Beauchamp10/10/2021 3:18:08 PMThe pieces to these three games still look very cool
29Dick Boyes10/10/2021 3:31:20 PM
30Lee Balsiger10/10/2021 3:40:23 PM
31Stephen Mrenna10/10/2021 3:45:49 PM
32Kevin Donovan10/10/2021 4:02:40 PMGood game!
33James Engler10/10/2021 4:05:27 PM
34Stephen Leiter10/10/2021 4:06:15 PM
35Jonathan Snowden10/10/2021 4:21:08 PM
36Fred Mottern10/10/2021 4:48:49 PM
37John Bibler10/10/2021 5:07:30 PM
38Dan Stueber10/10/2021 5:41:57 PM
39Robert Martin10/10/2021 5:54:09 PM
40William Leonard10/10/2021 6:13:58 PM
41Mochara Caraher10/10/2021 6:22:00 PM
42T.L. Cubbage10/10/2021 6:27:19 PM
43R L Moses10/10/2021 6:40:14 PMIDF some weeks ago, and as it looks familiar from days gone by...
44David Gardey10/10/2021 6:55:27 PM
45Lee Trowbridge10/10/2021 7:14:30 PMA guess, as I've never seen this game, but the style of map and pieces looks like Pz Blitz; Arab-Israeli Wars is an adaptation of the Pz Blitz system to that era.
46Tom Barkalow10/10/2021 7:15:19 PM
47Alex Kachevsky10/10/2021 7:53:39 PM
48John Careklas10/10/2021 8:05:56 PM3 AH in a row
49Frank Garner10/10/2021 8:52:49 PM
50Erik Ljungberg10/10/2021 9:30:44 PM
51Jean LEGRAND10/10/2021 11:25:30 PM
52Mark Kramer10/10/2021 11:34:54 PM
53Jeff Kenneday10/10/2021 11:38:58 PMMight be wrong,, I dont recall the aircraft counters
54Jeff Muniz10/11/2021 1:26:57 AM
55Louis Kolkman10/11/2021 4:54:37 AM
56Paul Poon10/11/2021 6:50:21 AM
57Jose Martinez10/11/2021 8:11:27 AM
58Steven Rauch10/11/2021 8:28:10 AM
59Lionel Teed10/11/2021 9:01:18 AMI am always so intrigued by seeing mid WW II vehicles in combat beside mid to late 60 era armour. Su 100's and Shermans.....gotta love it! Am late on this one for sure, but enjoying the Canadian Thanksgiving!
60George Nickols10/11/2021 1:15:28 PMNo doubt about it.
61Peter Rich10/11/2021 3:22:13 PM
62Gary Pickett10/11/2021 3:29:56 PMAnother AH classic.
63Eric Martin10/11/2021 4:15:04 PM
64Hans Feldmann10/11/2021 4:59:29 PM
65Kevin Tompkins10/11/2021 8:21:33 PM
66Stanley Hazard10/11/2021 9:21:49 PMThird wargamer I owned, the 1st and 2nd being Panzerblitz and Panzer Leader
67Chee-Yan Hiew10/12/2021 3:49:22 AM
68Javier Romero10/12/2021 9:50:00 AM
69Ronald Motley10/13/2021 9:53:25 AM
70Nathan Tritle10/13/2021 2:24:40 PM
71Frederick Strauss10/14/2021 10:04:37 AM
72Jeff Mihalka10/14/2021 11:38:00 AM
73Paul Hansen10/14/2021 7:02:10 PM
74Matt Kiriazis10/17/2021 3:06:03 AMIs this Sunday morning SWAG last correct answer of the week?
* 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 *
1Warren Brehm10/10/2021 5:54:22 PM
2Chris Anthony10/11/2021 4:24:48 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 Scott62
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan39
Koen Schoonjans38
Alejandro Calle27
Javier Romero27
Stephen Mrenna23
Robert Fix20
Thomas Heaney17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Jeff Muniz15
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf12
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
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
10317/25/2021Alejandro CalleChurchillGMT Games
10307/18/2021Lionel TeedCaesar's Gallic WarWorthington Publishing
10297/11/2021Lee BalsigerStruggle of EmpiresWarfrog Games
10287/4/2021David GardeyThe Shores of TripoliFort Circle Games
10276/27/2021Gareth ScottCentral AmericaVictory Games
10266/20/2021Gareth ScottWar of the RebellionDecision Games
10256/13/2021Mark MarychurchAnzioAvalon Hill
10246/6/2021Jeff MunizA Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940White Dog Games
10235/30/2021Gareth ScottPanzer Grenadier: AirborneAvalanche Press
10225/23/2021Koen SchoonjansImperial GloryUp and Away Games
10215/16/2021Kevin DonovanEnemy Action: KharkovCompass Games
10205/9/2021Gary WishikNordkapp: Los Convoyes del ArticoLudopress
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
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