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.

Butcher's Yard: A Wargaming Foray into the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

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"…he found several hundred Zulus coming up the other side. The Battle was on!" Joe Robinson regales us with a tabletop encounter recognizing the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Lots of nice photos of a game in which "…things escalated quickly."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/9/2019


Hexes and Soldiers Magazine - Issue #1

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Available now is the very first issue of Hexes and Soldiers Magazine! The 38 page periodical includes articles by: Shayne Logan, Adam Starkweather, Stuka Joe, Sean Chick and Jason Kruse.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/8/2019


Responsibilities to the hobby

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Should you "…feel obliged to make some kind of effort to convert muggles into gamers."? Prufrock weighs in, with some well phrased bon mots, on the idea that "…wargamers should, in various ways, be active in promoting the hobby." Spoiler: "Your inviting someone over for a game does not make them a wargamer any more than your eating a perfectly cooked scallop makes you a French chef."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/7/2019


$1.00 Counter Trays? Thanks, Captain Dave!

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Captain Dave, from Centurion's Review web site, shares a bargain that he discovered at Dollar Tree...

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 1/6/2019


More Spotlight articles...


Grognard News

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.

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 (Grognard.com) 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.

Land of the Two Rivers: Iraq War - In Development (Grognard Enterprises)

The first game from Grognard Enterprises (Grognard.com) 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). Design by Mark D'Agosta. Check in on the info article for the latest info on this game...

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




If you are not yet registered, look near the top left corner of this page just above the "Spotlight Articles" section, and you should see links to "Login" and "Register". Please contact me by email at mark @ grognard.com if you have any problems getting registered or using the new Challenge features. Thanks for your patience and your support of Grognard.com.

On-Going Challenge Graphics

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #899, Started on 13 Jan 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


Can you identify the game pictured above?






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 #898) - Gareth Scott


Buy Days of Decision from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Gareth Scott was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Days of Decision (Australian Design Group).



Congratulations to Gareth Scott on Grognard Challenge win #54!


You can purchase Days of Decision from Noble Knight Games and you can also find all the Grognard.com articles here.


Although Gareth has been taking part in the Challenge since 2003, he started getting serious in 2017, racking up 14 Challenge wins, followed by 20 more wins in 2018! During 2018, Gareth and Kim Meints both passed up long time Challenge Champion Elias Nordling, but Gareth firmly established control in November. Let's see if someone else appears on the horizon to challenge Gareth in 2019! 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 06 Jan 2019 Challenge (898) 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 *
1Gareth Scott1/6/2019 9:34:17 PM
2Dave Smith1/6/2019 9:34:41 PM
3Mark Kramer1/6/2019 9:35:38 PM
4Patrick Crawford1/6/2019 9:37:23 PM
5Gary Wishik1/6/2019 9:39:53 PM
6Stephen Mrenna1/6/2019 9:39:56 PM
7David Gardey1/6/2019 9:42:14 PM
8Dan Hawkins1/6/2019 9:48:46 PMColts march on to victory! Sorry KC.
9Gary Logs1/6/2019 9:49:20 PM
10Robert Woodward1/6/2019 9:53:19 PM
11Lee Balsiger1/6/2019 10:03:33 PMHope I’m first!
12Chee-Yan Hiew1/6/2019 10:07:45 PM
13Tina .1/6/2019 11:14:04 PM
14Heiko Reffert1/6/2019 11:17:29 PM
15Louis Kolkman1/6/2019 11:25:31 PM
16koen schoonjans1/7/2019 12:24:41 AM
17Don Timian1/7/2019 1:25:15 AM
18Alejandro Calle1/7/2019 1:53:43 AM
19Royce Reiss1/7/2019 6:29:44 AM
20Mike Guntorius1/7/2019 6:42:10 AM
21John Bibler1/7/2019 6:59:56 AM
22Mochara Caraher1/7/2019 7:45:14 AM
23James Engler1/7/2019 8:26:53 AM
24Thomas Heaney1/7/2019 9:41:13 AMThis was a toughy.
25Stephen Leiter1/7/2019 9:53:45 AM
26Jean LEGRAND1/7/2019 10:02:51 AM
27Bruce E. Schwark1/7/2019 10:46:03 AM
28Fred Mottern1/7/2019 10:51:04 AM
29David Mathieson 1/7/2019 12:52:05 PM
30Paul Poon1/7/2019 5:41:52 PM
31Jeff Muniz1/7/2019 6:13:51 PM
32John Careklas1/7/2019 7:55:35 PM
33Eric Iven1/8/2019 8:01:01 AM
34Mark D'Agosta1/8/2019 11:27:12 AM
35Lester C.1/8/2019 9:26:11 PMLike Icarus who climbed too close to the Sun...Alas! How far I have fallen.
36Tony Jimenez1/9/2019 6:54:12 AM
37Nacho Fernàndez1/9/2019 12:19:59 PM
38Gary Pickett1/10/2019 4:35:17 PM
39Dan Stueber1/10/2019 7:23:51 PM
40Phillip Campbell1/12/2019 11:22:13 PM
41Mark Marychurch1/12/2019 11:56:08 PM
42Marc Meilleur1/13/2019 8:11:26 AM
43Robert Fix1/13/2019 9:03:05 AM
44John Vinal1/13/2019 11:06:33 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 *
1Matt Kiriazis1/6/2019 9:47:14 PMSWAG'ed after the NFL Wild Card round of the playoffs.
2Steven Rauch1/7/2019 5:48:37 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 Scott54
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans23
Robert Fix17
Javier Romero16
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna15
Tom Collipi14
Alejandro Calle13
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Gary Logs10
Dick Vohlers9
Jack Beckman8
Randy Moorehead8

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
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
8809/2/2018Koen SchoonjansPaths to HellCompass Games
8798/26/2018Gareth ScottRaid on IranSteve Jackson Games
8788/19/2018Gareth ScottOperation Kadesh: The 1956 Suez CrisisHigh Flying Dice Games
8778/12/2018Koen SchoonjansWorld War 3SPI
8768/5/2018Gary WishikMinuteman: The American Revolution in the NorthSPI
8757/29/2018Gareth ScottPacific WarVictory Games
8747/22/2018Alejandro CalleBattle Above the CloudsMulti-man Publishing
8737/15/2018Gary LogsCataclysm: A Second World WarGMT Games
8727/8/2018Gary LogsNuklear Winter '68LNL Publishing
8717/1/2018Kim MeintsElusive VictoryGMT Games
8706/24/2018Gareth ScottHueHue
8696/16/2018Gary LogsPQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations1941-43PQ-17 Arctic Naval Operations
8686/10/2018Koen SchoonjansThe Speed of HeatClash of Arms
8676/3/2018Gareth ScottGreat War at Sea 1898, The Spanish American War Avalanche Press
8665/27/2018Gareth ScottFlying CircusSPI
8655/20/2018David GardeyStonewall Jackson's WayAvalon Hill
8645/13/2018Koen SchoonjansTrajanDecision Games
8635/6/2018Gareth ScottThe Plot to Assassinate HitlerSPI
8624/29/2018Gareth ScottMonmouthGMT Games
8614/22/2018Gareth ScottMen of Iron: Warfare in the Middle AgesGMT Games
8604/15/2018Jeff MunizOperation PegasusTask Force Games
8594/8/2018Mochara CaraherWizard KingsColumbia Games
8584/1/2018Steven RauchSubmarineAvalon Hill
8573/25/2018Mochara CaraherFirefightTSR
8563/18/2018Andrzej CierpickiLion of the NorthGMT Games
8553/11/2018Alejandro CalleBalance of PowersCompass Games
8543/4/2018Gareth ScottTriumph & Tragedy: European Balance of PowerGMT Games
8532/25/2018M. HagsSouth Pacific: Breaking the Bismarck Barrier 1942-1943GMT Games
8522/18/2018Brandon InvergoThe Battle of Rosebud CreekLegion Wargames
8512/11/2018Dario BenedettiVerdun 1916Vae Victis
8502/4/2018Koen SchoonjansBattle Over BritainTSR
8491/28/2018Gareth ScottSerpents of the SeasGMT Games
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