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.



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.

Stamford Bridge

Spotlight Article Graphic

"What a fun year this must have been! Comet included!" Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, offers another one of his exquisite looks at a not so well known battle. Including some perspective as to "…why it was strategically important to events that ultimately shaped English history, and even the evolution of the English language itself, i.e. why it's mostly French."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/5/2020


Simple Battles No.1 - Fight for the Bridge.

Spotlight Article Graphic

"So, in the spirit of pursuing the simple game, I have put a game on using just 6 units per side...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, chips in to help evaluate the concept of a "…‘simple game’ and what that actually means." Norm creates a fast-moving ACW meeting engagement, and the fun starts: "The Union are the first to get all of their brigade onto the table (they are the fastest with the mostest!)." Do they retain their advantage?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/3/2020


DOWNSIZING: A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO CONVERTING 15/18MM MINIATURES TO 10MM

Spotlight Article Graphic

"Well color me tartan, because I just took the plunge and my sage ruminations follow." Bill Gray explains the why and the how of his miniatures "downsizing" effort, along with some nice pictures of the results! And a bit of the sagacity he mentioned: "…remember, if you have but one pack of unpainted lead in your closet, you can’t die…"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/31/2020


509th (H) B-17 Virtual Bomber Group

Spotlight Article Graphic

If you are interested in playing a Play By Forum that is playable with either "B-17 Queen of the Skies" or with "Target for Today", we would love to have you join us. We are an open ended campaign, so people can come and go as they need to. We fly one mission every 2 weeks. Crews will carry over from one campaign to the next so lost crew can be replaced, and so that people can join as we go. The crews that are currently in our campaign (which is flying with the 9th USAAF) will simply transfer over to the 12th. Any thing not in the base games that is needed we can help you with, so that you are able to play along. The 509th has been functioning as a play by forum game since 2012, and has had 10 wonderful campaigns. The way that the 509th works, is when you register for a crew (B-17 or B-24) you will be placed into a squadron. Please see the site for more information...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 7/13/2020


More Spotlight articles...


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.

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!

Alone Against the Soviets

Brief review of VentoNuovo's title "Stalingrad: Inferno on the Volga" shared by Mark D. for Grognard.com. Discusses the game mechanics that provide the game with the Stalingrad "feel"...

More Grognard Originals...


Grognard Challenge

Latest Challenge

Have a look at the graphics for the latest Challenge and see past solutions and contest winners.

Recommended (archives)

Wargaming - General Info

Board Wargames

Miniatures Wargames

Computer Wargames

Academic Gaming

Board Games

Internet Based/PBEM Games

Individual Wargamer Blogs

Wargaming Magazines

Asst Software/Player Aides

In Memoriam

Grognards Lost

Revolution Games Advertisement - please click here
Please support Grognard.com by supporting our site sponsor, Revolution Games
Legion Wargames Advertisement - please click here
Please support Grognard.com by supporting our site sponsor, Legion Wargames

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

The Grognard Challenge



Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #981, Started on 09 Aug 2020

(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

Choices






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 #980) - Kevin Donovan


Buy Swing States 2012 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 38 correct answers, but this time Kevin Donovan was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Swing States 2012 (Victory Point Games).



Congratulations to Kevin Donovan on Grognard Challenge win #38!


You can purchase Swing States 2012 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 Aug 2020 Challenge (980) 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 *
1Kevin Donovan8/2/2020 5:54:31 PM
2Gary Wishik8/2/2020 5:56:08 PM
3Gary Logs8/2/2020 5:58:52 PM
4Mochara Caraher8/2/2020 5:59:47 PM
5Robert Fix8/2/2020 6:01:18 PM
6John Careklas8/2/2020 6:17:21 PMI elect to choose this game
7Robert Woodward8/2/2020 6:18:26 PMJust a guess, but the electoral votes are post 2010 census.
8Mark Kramer8/2/2020 6:22:53 PM
9Stephen Mrenna8/2/2020 6:25:32 PM
10Royce Reiss8/2/2020 6:27:35 PM
11R L Moses8/2/2020 6:35:00 PMfrom the late and often great VPG
12Lee Balsiger8/2/2020 6:47:33 PM
13Mark Marychurch8/2/2020 7:14:30 PM
14Dave Smith8/2/2020 7:54:53 PM
15Thomas Heaney8/2/2020 8:00:05 PM
16Gary Pickett8/2/2020 8:24:00 PMI had no clue. This is not my type of game. I was able to remove some guesses like no german language and the electorial college numbers are wrong for 1960 but ultimately I looked this one up. So not really a fair input. You stumped me good!
17Eric Iven8/2/2020 9:29:04 PM
18Paul Poon8/2/2020 10:02:45 PM
19David Mathieson 8/2/2020 10:12:37 PM
20Robert Martin8/2/2020 11:18:30 PM
21Bob Hymer8/2/2020 11:58:18 PMMy reasoning: It has red and blue states, so it's a post-2000 design. Die Macher was set in Germany so that one's out, the graphic style looks wrong for a GDW or GMT game so by process of elimination it's Swing States 2012.
22Louis Kolkman8/3/2020 12:58:12 AM
23Don Timian8/3/2020 1:11:47 AM
24Marc Meilleur8/3/2020 3:24:53 AM
25James Engler8/3/2020 3:57:32 AM
26Gareth Scott8/3/2020 4:14:29 AMWell it isn't a GMT game, but other than that I'm guessing.
27Fred Mottern8/3/2020 5:37:27 AM
28Doug Mann8/3/2020 7:33:38 AM
29Jean LEGRAND8/3/2020 12:32:37 PM
30Dave Rubin8/3/2020 8:11:45 PM
31Stephen Leiter8/4/2020 5:16:44 PM
32Dan Hawkins8/4/2020 5:35:38 PMAlas, I fall on my sword with a wild guess. Will the shame of appearing on the incorrect list stain me for the remainder of my life? We shall see...
33Henry Golabek8/6/2020 4:26:42 PM
34Phillip Campbell8/8/2020 1:03:17 PM
35Jeff Muniz8/9/2020 4:30:36 AM
36David Gardey8/9/2020 6:02:54 AMLast place!!!
37Matt Kiriazis8/9/2020 6:48:44 AMThe obvious SWAG of the week. Is this the last correct answer of the week? I had the penultimate answer last week stopping my attempt to repeat.
38Christine Van Schultz8/9/2020 10:50:35 AM
* 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 *
1Tony Jimenez8/2/2020 6:07:51 PM
2Alejandro Calle8/2/2020 7:40:52 PM
3John Conner8/7/2020 8:09:08 PM
4Terence Smith8/9/2020 9:14:32 AM
* 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 Scott58
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan38
Koen Schoonjans29
Javier Romero24
Alejandro Calle23
Stephen Mrenna22
Robert Fix18
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Thomas Heaney16
Richard Fluck15
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Gary Logs12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Jeff Muniz10
Mochara Caraher10
Dick Vohlers9

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.


12345678910111213141516...Last -->>
Challenge IDChallenge DateWinner NameGame NamePublisher Name
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
9695/17/2020Royce ReissMorgan's RiflesMayfair Games
9685/10/2020Alejandro CalleLincolnWorthington/PSC Games
9675/3/2020Koen SchoonjansWavell's WarGDW
9664/26/2020Gary ZsigraiBuffalo WingsAgainst the Odds
9654/19/2020Koen Schoonjans1967 - Sword of Israel: The Six Day WarAvalanche Press
9644/12/2020Louis KolkmanBeachheadYaquinto
9634/5/2020Stephen MrennaSix Day War: 1967Decision Games
9623/29/2020Stephen MrennaClash of Giants: Civil WarGMT Games
9613/22/2020Stephen MrennaBlood & RosesGMT Games
9603/15/2020Thomas HeaneyBattle for Russia: Operation BarbarossaQuarterdeck International
9593/8/2020Gary WishikRaid on IranSteve Jackson Games
9583/1/2020Tony JiminezThe Last King of ScotlandVictory Point Games
9572/23/2020Don TimianCVYaquinto
9562/16/2020Attilio TribuziThe Rise of the Roman RepublicGMT Games
9552/9/2020Mochara CaraherCatherine the GreatDecision Games
9542/2/2020Jeff MunizBattle of the AtlanticOne Small Step
9531/26/2020Royce ReissThe Campaign for North AfricaSPI
9521/19/2020Stephen LeiterInvasion TaipeiDecision Games
9511/12/2020Mark KramerHearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975Compass Games
9501/5/2020Christine Van SchultzThe Emperor ReturnsClash of Arms
94912/29/2019Koen SchoonjansPrague: The Empty TriumphClash of Arms
94812/22/2019Jeff MunizArctic Storm: The Russo-Finnish Winter WarGMT Games
94712/15/2019Gareth ScottIn the Trenches: Devil DogsTiny Battles Publishing
94612/8/2019Jeff MunizPutin Strikes: The Coming War for Eastern EuropeOne Small Step
94512/1/2019Javier RomeroIci c'est la FranceLegion Wargames
94411/24/2019Matt KiriazisWashington's CrossingRevolution Games
94311/17/2019Stephen MrennaDien Bien Phu: The Final GambleLegion Wargames
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
12345678910111213141516...Last -->>