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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.

Napoleonics - scales and rules - update

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Norm Smith, in his Battlefields and Warriors blog, continues on his project of choosing one scale and a 'go to' set of rules for Napoleonics. In this post, he's comparing Valour & Fortitude (…feels like a slicker application of [Black Powder], which I like.), versus Shadow of the Eagles (…has a whiff of old school charm about it, which I also like.). And as to scale: "…I do wonder whether deciding on a scale will finally simply come down to a case of mind over heart or heart over mind!"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/10/2023

Edward visits Piggy Longton 1472

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"... Edward (Yorkist rival for the throne) is on his way to Piggy Longton for ‘discussions’ with Lord Darcy." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has the pot stirring for more Piggy Longton action. How does Darcy's meeting with "the other side" go: "If that was intended to pacify Edward, it spectacularly failed..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 3/3/2023

Attack on West Rottington 1472

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"The devils shall payeth a price f'r their deeds...". Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, brings us an action packed report on Lord Darcy's response to the raid on Beacan Farm! Join Norm for the tale and pictures of his excellent miniatures as the clash unfolds: "It wasn’t long before Yorkist contingents were pouring onto the battlefield, but they were met by deadly volleys from the Lancastrian archers."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/22/2023

Making a List and Checking It Thrice

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"Having just reported on the completion of my Joust for the Fun of It rules, ... came up with the bright idea that I could also play it using the 1:20 scale Schleich toy knights." Ed, in his Ed M's Wargames Meanderings blog, is pursuing fun with his home brew jousting rules. Check out what he's up to: "Towards these ends, I have been hitting ebay hard...".

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 2/20/2023

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 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.

Six Strategy Videos for Falling Sky

The famous Gallic Wars was the make-or-break effort that defined the fortunes of Julius Caesar. If he could defeat the Germanic barbarians who lived in what we now call France, he could go back to Rome a conquering hero. If not, he would be a forgotten nobody. Six videos chronicle the strategies of the major Gallic forces at play, differentiating future Belgians, Burgundians, and Celts against the invading Romans. Can you repeat the desperate gambles that Caesar made to win an Empire? Or will Vercingetorix finally get his revenge?

A Close Look at a Neglected Gem

Long overdue review of Victory Games' "Central America: America's Backyard War", written by Mark D.. In depth review covering rules, game features, and scenarios (one of the highlights of the game). Editor's note: I've been playing this game again after a long, long time, so I felt this article was worth re-publishing to maybe spark interest in the game...

Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

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.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

More Grognard Originals...

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The Grognard Challenge

Can You Guess The Name of This Game???

Challenge #1115, Started on 26 Mar 2023

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

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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 #1114) - Fred Mottern

Buy Napoleon at Bay: The Campaign in France, 1814 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 40 correct answers, but this time Fred Mottern was the first to register a correct guess, identifying Napoleon at Bay: The Campaign in France, 1814 (Avalon Hill).

Congratulations to Fred Mottern on Grognard Challenge win #2!

You can search for Napoleon at Bay: The Campaign in France, 1814 with 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!
-The Grognard Team


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 19 Mar 2023 Challenge (1114) follows:

* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.
#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Fred Mottern3/19/2023 3:38:55 PM
2Jeff Muniz3/19/2023 3:40:46 PM
3Thomas Heaney3/19/2023 3:41:46 PM
4Gary Wishik3/19/2023 3:43:33 PM
5Doug Mann3/19/2023 3:53:17 PM
6Kevin Donovan3/19/2023 3:55:02 PM
7Gareth Scott3/19/2023 3:55:59 PM
8David Gardey3/19/2023 3:56:36 PM
9koen schoonjans3/19/2023 4:03:22 PM
10Robert Woodward3/19/2023 4:20:39 PM
11James Engler3/19/2023 4:32:31 PM
12Christine Van Schultz3/19/2023 4:38:13 PM
13Dave Smith3/19/2023 4:41:50 PMAnother guess….
14Paul Poon3/19/2023 4:50:58 PM
15Royce Reiss3/19/2023 5:16:23 PM
16David Mathieson 3/19/2023 5:24:59 PM
17Tom Barkalow3/19/2023 6:35:45 PM
18Henry Golabek3/19/2023 6:44:20 PM
19Terence Andrews3/19/2023 6:45:07 PM
20Phillip Campbell3/19/2023 6:51:51 PM
21Eric Iven3/19/2023 7:02:52 PM
22Mike Guntorius3/19/2023 7:22:12 PM
23Lionel Teed3/19/2023 8:26:11 PM33 Sec lead for Mr. Mann! Mr. Hawkins and Moses have nice cryptic replies! And yes, March Madness has begun. Can Princeton or FDU do the unthinkable! This Basketball is the best to watch in my view. Lots of heart goes into each game. Best of luck to all!
24Stephen Leiter3/19/2023 8:43:35 PM
25R L Moses3/19/2023 9:17:03 PMDistinctive AH counters by being otherwise. Strange how this title sounds less like military history and more like a concert announcement.
26Mochara Caraher3/19/2023 9:25:57 PM
27Dennis Beauchamp3/19/2023 9:53:21 PMOk I'll guess -- but those look like AH counters
28Jean-Yves Coulombeau3/19/2023 9:58:32 PM
29Jeff White3/19/2023 11:46:22 PMInstantly recognizable. A beautiful game.
30John Careklas3/20/2023 1:30:12 AM
31Robert Lesco3/20/2023 1:43:49 AM
32Dick Boyes3/20/2023 4:46:00 AM???
33Jeff Kenneday3/20/2023 6:36:03 AMDidnt someone else print this first?
34Tom Cundiff3/20/2023 1:56:16 PM
35Louis Kolkman3/20/2023 3:10:30 PM
36Dave Rubin3/22/2023 4:03:40 PM
37Marc Meilleur3/24/2023 8:59:40 PM
38Matt Kiriazis3/26/2023 11:22:49 AMI have a copy of the original OSG edition which I purchased from Kevin Zucker (ziplock) at Origins ‘78. Is this SWAG the last correct answer of the week?
39Mark Goss3/26/2023 1:28:38 PM
40Chris Anthony3/26/2023 4:01:13 PM
* Grognard.com is not responsible for any offensive language in the Challenger Comments. Please report any such language to Admin @grognard.com and it will be removed as soon as possible.

An ordered list of Challengers making INCORRECT guesses

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#Challenger NameResp Time (PST)Challenger Comment *
1Alejandro Calle3/19/2023 3:54:38 PM
2Don Timian3/19/2023 4:03:20 PM
3Terry Graff3/19/2023 4:16:36 PM
4Tony Jimenez3/19/2023 4:55:23 PM
5Gary Pickett3/19/2023 4:59:04 PM
6Robert Fix3/19/2023 5:14:17 PM
7Mark Marychurch3/19/2023 7:51:56 PM
8Stanley Hazard3/19/2023 11:25:03 PMA guess between 1 and 5. Map art does not look like Avalon Hill, so going with 5.
9Steven Rauch3/20/2023 9:31:20 PM
10this isme3/24/2023 4:41:58 AMThe minty ones look good enough to eat.
11Dan Hawkins3/26/2023 2:55:11 PMI play because I care.
12Walter Clayton3/26/2023 4:49:28 PM
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Challenge History

Top "25" All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the top 25, and anyone else who has as many wins as number 25.

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Gareth Scott65
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Koen Schoonjans42
Kevin Donovan40
Alejandro Calle36
Jeff Muniz29
Javier Romero27
Robert Fix23
Stephen Mrenna23
Thomas Heaney22
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Gary Logs14
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12
Thomas Margraf12
Gary Wishik10

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
11143/19/2023Fred MotternNapoleon at Bay: The Campaign in France, 1814Avalon Hill
11133/12/2023Doug MannSteel Wolves: The German Submarine Campaign Against Allied Shipping – Vol 1Compass Games
11123/5/2023Gary WishikTurning Point: StalingradAvalon Hill
11112/26/2023Jeff MunizThe Western Front: 1914 to 1918Schroeder Publishing
11102/19/2023Kevin DonovanSuez '56: Anglo-French Intervention in EgyptDecision Games
11092/12/2023Matt KiriazisA House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65GDW
11082/5/2023CHIAVERI RICCARDOLigny 1815: Last EaglesHexasim
11071/29/2023Alejandro CalleSweden Fights OnGMT Games
11061/22/2023Terry GraffD-Day at TarawaDecision Games
11051/15/2023Jeff MunizUndaunted: North AfricaOsprey Games
11041/8/2023Alejandro CalleArdennes '44: The Battle of the BulgeGMT Games
11031/1/2023Alejandro CalleWings of War: Watch Your Back!Edge Entertainment
110212/25/2022Alejandro CalleThe Fulda Gap: The Battle for the CenterCompass Games
110112/18/2022Mark GossNapoleon at LeipzigAGEMA
110012/11/2022Thomas HeaneyBattle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg and Pea RidgeCompass Games
109912/4/2022David GardeySPQRGMT Games
109811/27/2022koen schoonjansCombat Commander PacificGMT Games
109711/20/2022Ron FredaBlue Water NavyCompass Games
109611/13/2022Alejandro CalleTunisiaMulti-Man Publishing
109511/6/2022Gary LogsWinged Horse: Campaigns in Vietnam, 1965-66 Decision Games
109410/30/2022Robert FixVictory at MidwayXTR
109310/23/2022Don TimianAgincourtGMT Games
109210/16/2022Jeff MunizHoly Roman Empire: The Thirty-Years WarOne Small Step
109110/9/2022koen schoonjansDown in Flames: Locked-OnDan Verssen Games
109010/2/2022Robert WoodwardGrand FleetL2 Design Group
10899/25/2022Stewart NewmanPrussia's Defiant StandWorthington
10889/18/2022koen schoonjansUndaunted: NormandyOsprey Games
10879/11/2022Jeff MunizHannibal & HamilcarPhalanx
10869/4/2022Gareth ScottClose Action: The Age of Fighting Sail Vol. 1Clash of Arms
10858/28/2022Koen SchoonjansB-17 Flying Fortress LeaderDan Verssen Games
10848/21/2022Don TimianVietnam Solitaire Special EditionWhite Dog Games
10838/14/2022Jeff MunizCaseros 1852Simulations Workshop
10828/7/2022Robert LescoA Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584Multi-Man Publishing
10817/31/2022Thomas HeaneyNevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242GMT Games
10807/24/2022Thomas HeaneyComanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche EmpireGMT Games
10797/17/2022Jeff MunizInchon: MacArthur's GambitXTR
10787/10/2022Jeff MunizHold The LineWorthington
10777/3/2022Alejandro Calle World War I: 1914-1918SPI
10766/26/2022Doug MannChicken of the SeaGPG
10756/19/2022Steven RauchYom Kippur: The Battle for the Sinai, October, 1973Multi-Man Publishing
10746/12/2022Edward BauerBorodinoSPI
10736/5/2022Michael LavoieThe Day Was Ours: First Bull Run (July 21, 1861)Revolution Games
10725/29/2022Dave SmithSpartacusCompass Games
10715/15/2022Matt KiriazisBlitzkriegAvalon Hill
10705/8/2022Jeff MunizGuns of the AskariAgainst the Odds
10695/1/2022Gareth ScottThunder in the Ozarks: Battle for Pea Ridge, March 1862Revolution Games
10684/24/2022Mochara CaraherRichthofen's WarAvalon Hill
10674/17/2022Mochara CaraherA Barbarous Ground: The Battle of GermantownHigh Flying Dice Games
10664/10/2022Gary WishikHastings 1066 ADTurning Point Simulations
10654/3/2022Thomas HeaneyKiev: The Battle of Encirclement, 1941SPI
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