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.

First Draft of History: Designing a Military Simulation of the Russo-Ukraine War 2022-2023

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"A book? A movie? An HBO series? How about a military simulation ('wargame') of the heroic struggle of Ukraine? ... Wiser men and women would avoid. But not us fools." Designers D. B. Dockter and Mark Herman discuss their approach to creating Ukraine 2022!, addressing an ongoing conflict! Check out the insights and quips as they forge ahead: "Ukraine 2022! should go on preorder in December 2023, and, with any luck, be published in 2024. ... Or some other event on the Richard Berg random events table could pop up."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2023


First figures painted in five years

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"...I'm just pleased to be back on the horse - or elephant, if you prefer." Prufrock happily relates his recent painting efforts, which means he "...will now have enough Carthaginian elephants to be able to stage Bagradas in Lost Battles...!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/23/2023


Hail Caesar Ruleset Test

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Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, says "...I think I am already preferring the Hail Caesar set." Norm sets out to see how the recent extension of the rule set does in covering a Wars of the Roses clash. He finds lots to like, to include fact that he didn't feel "...that any of the outcomes were a given. If the scenario were replayed again, a different outcome could easily be possible.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/16/2023


Taming the boardgame collection.

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"I am very conscious of just having far too many different rulebooks, too many different systems...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, striving to stay true to his "wargaming in small spaces" motto, discovers a way to maximize the value his collection brings to him. Check out the approach he develops, and the titles that contribute to it, when "...out of the blue, I was hit by one of those tidy-up and reorganise moments, the planets were aligned and I threw myself behind a proper game cull..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 10/6/2023


More Spotlight articles...


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.



Grognard News

Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

The Comments entry area has been resized to 512 characters.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

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.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

PE TANG 1900 Introductory War Game Review

My review for this great introductory war game concerning an obscure siege of a cathedral during the Boxer Rebellion. Use this game to recruit new war game players.

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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Asst Software/Player Aides

In Memoriam

Grognards Lost

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All about Grognard.com!

About Grognard.com

To quote the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed:- Grognard: A soldier of Napoleon's Old Guard; a veteran soldier; grumbler (French). 'Grognard' is also slang for someone who likes playing wargames.


INTRODUCTION

'Grognard' is derivative slang for someone who likes playing wargames. 'Grognard.com' therefore has a unique collection of various conflict simulation game (i.e. wargame) information, including (but not limited to) rules errata and variants, game reviews and links to relevant web sites. The emphasis is on board wargames, but miniatures, computer and card-based wargames are also covered.


Who We Are

Grognard.com was conceived and capably operated by Alan Poulter from 1995 through January 2013. From January to early December 2013, the site was entrusted to caretaker Jason Pipes who "kept the lights on" during that period. Grognard was then owned and operated by Mark D'Agosta, who completed an extensive re-design. The new Grognard.com was unveiled in February 2014 and has been active as a reliable gaming resource since then. In June of 2022, Mark handed the reins over to the current team:

  • Doug Holt - Site administrator, developer and contributor.
  • Pat La Pella - Assistant site administrator and contributor.
  • Bill Clancy - Assistant site administrator and contributor.
  • Robert Holifield - Assistant site administrator and contributor.

Content Updates

Grognard.com used to only be updated weekly, on Sundays, but starting in February 2014, we have moved to a "continuous update" model, so new shares and submissions will be posted on an "as received" basis, which means as soon after receipt as possible. This site depends on shares/submissions for new material, so please contribute if you can. New instructions for sharing/submitting items can be found on the 'Share' page.



The Grognard Challenge

Each Sunday, sometime between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM, Grognard.com runs a competition known as the Grognard Challenge which challenges site visitors to identify a board game from pictures of its map and units. There are no prizes, :-( but the first person to submit a correct response using will have their name added to a winners list. Find out all about the current and past winners on the Grognard Challenge page.



Opponents Wanted

Grognard Opponents Wanted is a free tool provided to registered Grognard.com site visitors to help put contributing gamers in touch with each other. This was inspired by the "Opponents Wanted" page that used to appear in every issue of the old Avalon Hill's "The General" magazine. Using Grognard Opponents Wanted you can:

  • Search listings by Country, State, City or Game Name.
  • List your Country, State and City, and the games you are interested in playing.
  • Respond to another gamer's listing. (You don't have to list yourself in order to respond)

When you place a listing, your full name and e-mail are *not* included in the listing. When another gamer clicks on your "Respond" button, an email is sent to you which contains the email of the gamer who clicked. You are free to respond or not respond as desired. Nothing can replace "The General" magazine, but the Grognard Opponents Wanted feature reproduces a small piece of it.



Gaming Clubs/Organizations

Gaming Clubs/Organizations is a listing provided to all Grognard.com site visitors to help gamers locate clubs and gaming organizations in their area.

Please feel free to let us know about gaming clubs in your area!



Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions is a listing provided to all Grognard.com site visitors to help gamers gaming conventions in their area.

Contributions have really nose-dived since the start of the COVID pandemic (as you would imagine), but we hope for a resurgence as time goes on. Please feel free to let us know about gaming conventions that you attend!