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.

Wargamology - Card Driven Wargames Analysis

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"Hi, I'd like to share a new video I just released: A statistical analysis of Card Driven Wargames based on the data from 5000 titles gathered on BGG: ratings, mechanics, year released, number of owners and more to answer some questions like: - Which year had pick CDG popularity ? - Are CDGs easier than other Wargames ? - Are CGGs more popular than other wargames ?"

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 5/12/2019

We deserve better military strategy from popular culture

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"Deep down though, I'd like to think they [audiences] recognise stupid when they see it…". Joe Robinson finally can't resist venting on a subject that subconsciously nags all wargamers. Read on, and scratch those various itches! "By all accounts every man, women and child on that day should been slaughtered. They weren’t, because plot reasons."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 5/1/2019

Top 5 Alternatives to Dice in Wargaming

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Are you tired of rolling dice? This video has the top five alternatives to dice in wargaming. Courtesy of the fine folks at Centurion's Review.

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/21/2019

3 Best Wargames Under $15 - Centurion's Review

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David Lent identifies the 3 Best Wargames Under $15 (in his opinion). Six minute video produced for "Centurion's Review".

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 4/14/2019

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 #917, Started on 19 May 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 #916) - Alejandro Calle

Buy Nemesis: Burma 1944 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Alejandro Calle was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Nemesis: Burma 1944 (Legion Wargames).

After being upset two weeks ago with a 'first, but wrong' answer, Alejandro Calle has come back with two wins in a row! More proof that you can't keep a Grognard Challenger down for long... Congratulations again, Alejandro, and now you're holding 9th place all by yourself on the Top 25 All-Time Grognard Challenger list!

For the first time in a few weeks, champion Gareth Scott has made a serious attempt at winning, but came up short by about 7 minutes...

Gary Wishik missed out on the Challenge due to a Temptations/Four Tops concert. Hmmm... maybe if it was a Led Zeppelin reunion, I could understand. But, Four Tops???

Matt Kiriazis has given up on trying to either be first or last. C'mon Matt, don't give up entirely...

Mark Kramer zero'd right in on the Kim Kanger graphics. Of such observations are correct guesses made...

Tina even made it in the first 10 responses this week. Glad to see she's still active and competing. Four wins under her belt, but none since November of 2017...

Congratulations to Alejandro Calle on Grognard Challenge win #17!

You can purchase Nemesis: Burma 1944 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 12 May 2019 Challenge (916) 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 *
1Alejandro Calle5/12/2019 2:45:32 PM
2Gareth Scott5/12/2019 2:52:35 PM
3Thomas Heaney5/12/2019 2:54:22 PM
4Jeff Muniz5/12/2019 2:55:12 PM
5Kevin Donovan5/12/2019 2:55:47 PM
6Dave Smith5/12/2019 2:58:50 PM
7Tina .5/12/2019 2:59:49 PM
8Gary Logs5/12/2019 3:01:49 PM
9Mike Guntorius5/12/2019 3:04:23 PM
10Mark Marychurch5/12/2019 3:06:43 PM
11Louis Kolkman5/12/2019 3:07:55 PM
12John Vinal5/12/2019 3:12:41 PM
13Gary Pickett5/12/2019 3:12:55 PMEasy one. Imphal is in Burma. Narrowed to two. Map art goes to legion.
14koen schoonjans5/12/2019 3:13:06 PM
15Stephen Mrenna5/12/2019 3:18:30 PM
16Lee Balsiger5/12/2019 3:19:07 PM
17Mochara Caraher5/12/2019 3:43:37 PM
18David Roberts5/12/2019 3:44:14 PM
19Phillip Campbell5/12/2019 3:46:08 PM
20Stephen Leiter5/12/2019 3:49:58 PM
21Paul Poon5/12/2019 3:50:04 PM
22Fred Mottern5/12/2019 4:08:47 PM
23Patrick Crawford5/12/2019 4:45:03 PM
24Gary Wishik5/12/2019 5:02:43 PMwas at the temptations/ four tops concert... wifey said no grognard challenge until later
25Matt Kiriazis5/12/2019 5:23:31 PMSunday SWAG too late to win 1st but not waiting to be last correct guess of the week.
26R L Moses5/12/2019 6:13:03 PM
27Steven Rauch5/12/2019 6:13:20 PM
28Royce Reiss5/12/2019 6:36:54 PM
29Christine Van Schultz5/12/2019 8:31:57 PM
30James Engler5/12/2019 8:32:30 PM
31Mark Kramer5/12/2019 9:20:35 PMLooks like Kanger graphics.
32David Mathieson 5/12/2019 9:40:50 PM
33Chee-Yan Hiew5/12/2019 10:15:25 PM
34Eric Iven5/12/2019 10:25:28 PM
35ashley morton5/13/2019 4:13:31 AM
36Don Timian5/13/2019 2:32:02 PM
37Bruce E. Schwark5/13/2019 2:57:31 PM
38John Careklas5/13/2019 7:48:35 PM
39John Bibler5/15/2019 2:11:31 PM
40Peter Lloyd5/16/2019 6:41:33 AM
41Dan Stueber5/19/2019 5:42:06 AM
42Javier Romero5/19/2019 8:50:04 AM
43Marc Meilleur5/19/2019 10:28:21 AM
44David Gardey5/19/2019 11:18:30 AM
* 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 Scott55
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan37
Koen Schoonjans24
Javier Romero18
Robert Fix18
Alejandro Calle17
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna15
Thomas Heaney14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Thomas Margraf11
Gary Logs10
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
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
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
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