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.

Isandlwana 1879

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"In many ways it was the Little Bighorn of South Africa..." Jeff Berry, in his Obscure Battles blog, tells the tale of Isandlwana, during the Anglo Zulu War. Part of the fascination is in the lead up, in which Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner for Southern Africa "…felt that he had a free hand. He got creative. And, to White Hall's irritation, he greatly exceeded his authority."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/18/2019

Converting a tabletop game to a boardgame

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"I mean how hard could it be!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, walks us through conversion of a tabletop miniatures game to a board game, with some very useful insights along the way. "Paper quality is everything! Did I say paper is everything! I mean absolutely everything."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/25/2019

Andrea Casarrubea’s new monograph an essential book for historians Great War aerial combat. Book Review.

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"When I first started leafing through the book, I found it hard to put down." Ray Garbee finds a treasure trove of information for World War I air enthusiasts in In the Skies of Forgotten Courage: The RNAS and RAF in the Adriatic and Albania 1917-1918. Not all the action was on the Western front!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/30/2019

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

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

On-Going Challenge Graphics

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #908, Started on 17 Mar 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 Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #907) - Phillip Campbell

Buy Wacht am Rhein from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 55 correct answers, but this time Phillip Campbell was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Wacht am Rhein (SPI/Decision Games).

Big congrats to Phillip Campbell! He's been a steady Challenger for years but this week is the first time he's taken the #1 slot. But he has been in the top 10 on 28 separate occasions, so it was just a matter of time before he scored the win. Love seeing new names in the winner's circle...

Congratulations to Phillip Campbell on Grognard Challenge win #1!

You can purchase Wacht am Rhein 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 Mar 2019 Challenge (907) 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 *
1Phillip Campbell3/10/2019 3:36:28 PM
2Gareth Scott3/10/2019 3:39:27 PM
3Mark Marychurch3/10/2019 3:39:44 PM
4Matt Kiriazis3/10/2019 3:46:46 PMSunday SWAG!
5Gary Zsigrai3/10/2019 3:49:37 PM
6Alejandro Calle3/10/2019 3:54:43 PM
7Robert Woodward3/10/2019 3:55:40 PMDetermined by process of elimination, because it isn't the other 4. Besides, Stavelot is a town in Belgium and was the scene of an SS atrocity during the Battle of the Bulge.
8ashley morton3/10/2019 3:57:58 PM
9Don Timian3/10/2019 4:00:41 PM
10Michael Lavoie3/10/2019 4:14:53 PM
11Gary Wishik3/10/2019 4:16:01 PM
12Dave Smith3/10/2019 4:16:18 PM
13Gary Logs3/10/2019 4:16:53 PM
14Thomas Heaney3/10/2019 4:18:28 PM
15Mike Guntorius3/10/2019 4:19:28 PM
16Bob DeSilva3/10/2019 4:23:45 PM
17Stephen Mrenna3/10/2019 4:25:03 PM
18Mochara Caraher3/10/2019 4:29:39 PM
19Dan Hawkins3/10/2019 4:37:49 PMMy favorite game of all time!
20Royce Reiss3/10/2019 4:43:11 PM
21Gary Pickett3/10/2019 4:44:31 PMThe map with the name Stavelot gave it away
22Bruce E. Schwark3/10/2019 4:47:51 PM
23Attilio Tribuzi3/10/2019 5:08:55 PM
24Mark Kramer3/10/2019 5:13:00 PM
25Stephen Leiter3/10/2019 5:13:11 PM
26David Gardey3/10/2019 5:34:51 PM
27Lee Balsiger3/10/2019 5:41:12 PM
28Jeff Muniz3/10/2019 5:46:27 PM
29James Engler3/10/2019 5:59:11 PM
30Steven Rauch3/10/2019 6:05:43 PM
31Fred Mottern3/10/2019 6:06:29 PM
32Tony Jimenez3/10/2019 6:08:04 PM
33Dennis Beauchamp3/10/2019 6:15:31 PM
34Patrick Crawford3/10/2019 6:16:28 PM
35Robert Fix3/10/2019 6:45:28 PM
36David Mathieson 3/10/2019 6:47:14 PM
37John Careklas3/10/2019 6:49:56 PM
38Tom Barkalow3/10/2019 7:15:26 PMThe only Battle of the Bulge game listed as a choice.
39Christine Van Schultz3/10/2019 7:31:01 PM
40Jonathan Snowden3/10/2019 7:49:53 PM
41Dick Boyes3/10/2019 7:59:16 PM
42Heiko Reffert3/10/2019 10:37:04 PM
43John Bibler3/11/2019 5:20:56 AM
44koen schoonjans3/11/2019 10:03:38 AM
45Louis Kolkman3/11/2019 2:26:31 PM
46Ken McGovern3/11/2019 5:53:47 PM
47Dave Rubin3/12/2019 5:32:40 PM
48R L Moses3/13/2019 12:44:00 AM
49Paul Poon3/13/2019 8:42:04 AM
50Tina .3/16/2019 12:02:13 AM
51Hans Feldmann3/16/2019 7:53:06 PM
52Dan Stueber3/17/2019 4:32:13 AM
53Javier Romero3/17/2019 7:09:12 AM
54Walter Clayton3/17/2019 10:36:18 AM
55Eric Iven3/17/2019 11:43:39 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
Robert Fix18
Javier Romero17
Mike Welsh16
Eric Iven15
Richard Fluck15
Stephen Mrenna15
Alejandro Calle14
Tom Collipi14
Paul Poon13
Thomas Heaney13
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
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
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
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