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.

Lord Stanley arrives at Piggy Longton 1472

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"...Piggy Longton is under the certain threat of Yorkist attack." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, sets the stage for our next Piggy Longton encounter. Why must Lord Darcy cautiously accept help from one who is "...gaining a reputation of duplicity based upon political expedience."?

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/29/2024

Piggy Longton - Bishop of Dungborough’s perilous journey.

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"Nervousness flickered through the group as the cavalrymen started to move amongst them, eyeing them suspiciously." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, resumes Piggy Longton action with Stephen the Fearless and his travelling party entrusted to get a crucial warning to the King. "Suddenly there was a swirling melee with swords slashing to the right and left."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/22/2024

December WWII gaming

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"Well, what do I know. It turns out it was great fun. Trust Richard Borg!" Prufrock recaps replays he enjoyed during the Christmas season with Memoir'44 and Undaunted Normandy. See which game gained the comment: "…the tweaks oozed class and induced that nodding satisfaction…"!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/17/2024

Piggy Longton 1472 - picking up the story.

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"...we will be picking up on the trials and tribulations of our small hamlet..."! Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tips us off that more Piggy Longton is on the way, with some teasers: "Could the Bishop of Dungborough (Stephen the Fearless) get to London to warn the King that Edward was at large and had foreign mercenaries with him?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 1/10/2024

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.

Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

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.

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 #1162, Started on 18 Feb 2024

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Comments (Optional - Max 512 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 #1161) - Terry Graff

Buy La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 42 correct answers, but this time Terry Graff was the first to register a correct guess, identifying La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition (Clash of Arms).

Congratulations to Terry Graff on Grognard Challenge win #3!

You can search for La Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd Edition 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 11 Feb 2024 Challenge (1161) 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 *
1Terry Graff2/11/2024 11:42:57 AM
2Gareth Scott2/11/2024 11:44:20 AM
3Henry Golabek2/11/2024 11:47:23 AM
4Christine Van Schultz2/11/2024 11:48:39 AM
5Alejandro Calle2/11/2024 11:51:23 AM
6Don Timian2/11/2024 11:52:25 AM
7Thomas Heaney2/11/2024 11:53:40 AM
8Jeff Muniz2/11/2024 12:02:10 PM
9Gary Logs2/11/2024 12:02:57 PM
10Gary Pickett2/11/2024 12:05:26 PM
11Fred Mottern2/11/2024 12:06:16 PM
12David Mathieson 2/11/2024 12:17:50 PM
13Robert Woodward2/11/2024 12:20:03 PM
14Dave Smith2/11/2024 12:31:52 PM
15John Vinal2/11/2024 12:35:59 PM
16Terence Andrews2/11/2024 12:39:15 PM
17Tony Jimenez2/11/2024 12:42:50 PM
18Stewart Newman2/11/2024 12:48:26 PM
19Gary Wishik2/11/2024 12:52:42 PM
20Kevin Donovan2/11/2024 1:22:40 PM
21Lionel Teed2/11/2024 1:46:55 PMCongrats Mr. Hawkins for seeing your wish come true. Last correct answer! Matt would have been the 2nd correct answer if he was….correct! The Lions loss must have shook him up. Mr. Woodward is 1st with comments after Mr. Wishik wins by 10 minutes, quite a large lead. Lots of Guess comments this week. Big game is tonight and no real favourite for me, so it should be a good game to watch! I still remember the release of the 1st 'La Bataille' games. Sadly Mr. Moses, still no snow and non in sight..sigh....
22Lee Balsiger2/11/2024 1:54:11 PM
23Paul Poon2/11/2024 1:55:16 PM
24Tom Barkalow2/11/2024 2:00:01 PMSWAG
25Doug Mann2/11/2024 2:13:52 PM
26Mochara Caraher2/11/2024 2:18:57 PM
27Dennis Beauchamp2/11/2024 2:19:23 PMThat was a short winter...I'll take a semi-educated guess. Don't know much Napoleon stuff.
28Tom Cundiff2/11/2024 2:49:36 PM
29Ron Freda2/11/2024 3:11:24 PM
30Royce Reiss2/11/2024 3:13:29 PM
31Phillip Campbell2/11/2024 3:24:05 PM
32Eric Iven2/11/2024 3:50:43 PM
33James Engler2/11/2024 5:06:54 PM
34Stephen Leiter2/11/2024 5:28:03 PMthe look
35Dick Boyes2/11/2024 10:33:26 PM
36Jeff Kenneday2/12/2024 1:21:23 AMA guess, the counters look pretty.
37John Careklas2/12/2024 1:48:15 AMthird times the charm
38R L Moses2/12/2024 2:36:54 AMMy collection of Napoleonic games is larger than it should be, as well as far less played than it ought to be. So this answer is as much a guess as a New England weather forecast, or even one in Canada. Mr. Teed would, as in so many things, know more than I, and surely my effort is late and likely lacking accuracy. Happy Lunar New Year to all.
39David Gardey2/12/2024 8:48:43 AM
40Louis Kolkman2/13/2024 8:16:00 AM
41David Chauvel2/13/2024 8:44:10 AM
42Dan Hawkins2/18/2024 10:08:01 AMLa guess de la Fool…
* 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 *
1koen schoonjans2/11/2024 11:42:50 AM
2Matt Kiriazis2/11/2024 11:51:52 AMWould have gotten 1st loser (second place), but there were no images for over another 5-10 minutes. The village of Tokaj (pronounced To-kay) was a dead giveaway. Tokaj produces excellent sweet wines and some years produces the extremely sweet Essencia wines (a Frank Chadwick favorite featured in Azhanti Lightning. With the 49ers defeating my Lions and Chiefs defending their title, I am rooting for the refs to bitch the game calls and the commercials.
3Robert Fix2/11/2024 4:15:32 PM
4Steven Rauch2/11/2024 5:18:15 PM
5Dave Rubin2/14/2024 2:14:25 PMGoing with the unfamiliar company for the unfamiliar graphics.
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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 Scott72
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Koen Schoonjans46
Allan Rothberg45
Alejandro Calle40
Kevin Donovan40
Jeff Muniz38
Javier Romero27
Thomas Heaney25
Robert Fix23
Stephen Mrenna23
Eric Iven19
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Gary Logs14
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Thomas Margraf13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12
Gary Wishik11

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
11612/11/2024Terry GraffLa Bataille de la Moscowa 3rd EditionClash of Arms
11602/4/2024Gary WishikThe Last Panzer Victory: The Battle of Debrecen – Hungary, 1944West End Games
11591/28/2024koen schoonjansFirst Team Vietnam3W
11581/21/2024koen schoonjansLa Bataille de Dresde Clash of Arms
11571/14/2024Jeff MunizHistory of the WorldAvalon Hill
11561/7/2024Alejandro CalleThis Terrible Sound The Gamers
115512/31/2023Gareth ScottSopwithGametime Games
115412/24/2023Mark MarychurchThe Last Success: Quadrigame of the War Against Austria, April - July 1809OSG
115312/17/2023Thomas MargrafThree Battles of ManassasMulti-Man Publishing
115212/10/2023Michael RileyYeoman: Tactical Warfare in the Renaissance Age, 1250-1550SPI
115112/3/2023Fred MotternLost Battles: Forty Battles & Campaigns of the Ancient WorldFifth Column Games
115011/26/2023Gareth ScottCampaigns of Montrose: A Year of Living Dangerously, 1644-1645Decision Games
114911/19/2023Jeff MunizInto the Bastards!: First tank battle Battles Magazine
114811/12/2023Gareth ScottEl Alamein: Battles in North Africa 1942SPI
114711/5/2023Phillip CampbellLa Bataille de Corunna-EspagnolClash of Arms
114610/29/2023Stewart NewmanJerusalem!SDC
114510/22/2023Alejandro CalleGreen Beret: VietnamDecision Games
114410/15/2023Gareth ScottFading GloryGMT Games
114310/8/2023Eric IvenAurelianHollandspiele
114210/1/2023Gareth ScottHood Strikes NorthMulti-Man Publishing
11419/24/2023Jeff MunizHapsburg EclipseVictory Point Games
11409/17/2023David Mathieson Air StrikeGDW
11399/10/2023Eric IvenGettysburg: Badges of CourageColumbia Games
11389/3/2023Gareth ScottThe Battle of WakefieldRBM Studio
11378/27/2023David Mathieson IroncladsYaquinto
11368/20/2023Eric IvenTime of CrisisGMT Games
11358/13/2023Thomas HeaneyAll is Lost Save HonourEuropa Simulazioni
11348/6/2023Ron FredaAfrika: 2nd EditionMulti-Man Publishing
11337/30/2023Jeff MunizVon Manstein's TriumphNAC Wargames
11327/23/2023Terry GraffGreat War at Sea: The MediterraneanAvalanche Press
11317/16/2023Jeff MunizHueMayfair
11307/9/2023Alejandro CalleWaterloo 1815: Fallen EaglesHexasim
11297/2/2023David Mathieson Fleet Commander: NimitzDan Verssen Games
11286/25/2023Jeff MunizUnconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe GMT Games
11276/18/2023Jeff MunizLandships! Tactical Weapons Innovations 1914-1918Clash of Arms
11266/11/2023Alejandro CalleRoads to GettysburgAvalon Hill
11256/4/2023koen schoonjansSomme 1918: Bloody SpringNuts! Publishing
11245/28/2023Jeff MunizHornet LeaderGMT Games
11235/21/2023Jeff MunizDays of Battle: Golan HeightsVictory Point Games
11225/14/2023Stewart NewmanThe Great Battles of Alexander: Macedonian Art of WarGMT Games
11215/7/2023John VinalParis vaut bien une Messe! Les Guerres de Religion 1562-1598Vae Victis
11204/30/2023Thomas HeaneyThe Lost Valley – The Siege of Dien Bien PhuWhite Dog Games
11194/23/2023Thomas HeaneyShifting Sands: The Campaign for North Africa 1940-1943Multi-Man Publishing
11184/16/2023koen schoonjansUkraine '43: The Soviet Summer Offensive Against Army Group SouthGMT Games
11174/9/2023Stewart NewmanVerdun 1916: Steel InfernoFellowship of Simulations
11164/2/2023Matt KiriazisFulda Gap: The First Battle of the Next WarSPI
11153/26/2023Gareth ScottHere Come the RebelsAvalon Hill
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
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