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.

Maneuver Warfare Who what huh what game is this again??

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"As an avid board gamer and computer wargamer, I have always wanted to see game play with out tips, tricks, or cheats." Rob, in his newly launched YouTube channel 89volvowithlazers, offers a first round of the approach he plans on taking with his videos. Using a flavor of Command Ops 2, his idea is to let you "…actually see how the game plays before downloading the demo or making a purchase."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/15/2022

Campaigning and fast play WWII tactical rules.

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"The rules provided by Matt are designed to allow the fast play needed to cover so much potential action, so that friends can complete their campaign in a day." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out a fast play campaign system offered by Matt Irsik in Warning Order, which is a free, online wargames journal. Check out the action in Norm's test run through, and why he concludes that "…Matt has provided us with an engine that gets things moving and helps ensure that a campaign can be fought through relatively quickly to a conclusion."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/7/2022

Secrets to Teaching the COIN Series from GMT Games – A Guide to Making the Process Seamless and Getting Your Players to Enjoy the System

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"I always start the game out by reviewing those Victory Conditions and helping new players to understand what they mean. This can be the most in-depth part of the teach but is very important." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, shares tips he's developed from teaching the COIN system (COunterINsurgencies) to new players. Grant focuses on the fun, game flow and general strategy, for example a practice of which he says: "In my experience, new players don’t necessarily make that jump in their first few games."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 8/1/2022

Epic - Building an army in a day!

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"I plead this post title has at least a part truth - sort of!" Check out why Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, has "…been re-energised to start jacking up my Epic Waterloo project..."!

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/29/2022

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 (10/15/2021)

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.

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.

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.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

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 #1083, Started on 14 Aug 2022

(Select your choice from the options below the graphics)

Grognard Challenge: Units Image #1

Grognard Challenge: Map Image #1

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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 Grognard.com Challenge

Last Week's Challenge Winner (Game #1082) - Robert Lesco

Buy A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584 from Noble Knight Games

In the last Challenge, there were 44 correct answers, but this time Robert Lesco was the first to register a correct guess, identifying A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584 (Multi-Man Publishing).

Congratulations to Robert Lesco on Grognard Challenge win #2!

You can purchase A Most Dangerous Time: Japan in Chaos, 1570-1584 from 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 07 Aug 2022 Challenge (1082) 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 *
1Robert Lesco8/7/2022 4:56:19 PM
2koen schoonjans8/7/2022 4:56:37 PM
3Gary Wishik8/7/2022 4:58:50 PM
4Matt Kiriazis8/7/2022 4:59:33 PMFrom last to top 10?
5John Vinal8/7/2022 5:00:34 PM
6Thomas Heaney8/7/2022 5:07:47 PM
7Gareth Scott8/7/2022 5:08:12 PM
8Steven Rauch8/7/2022 5:12:55 PM
9Dan Stueber8/7/2022 5:17:46 PM
10Ron Freda8/7/2022 5:24:49 PM
11Don Timian8/7/2022 5:26:56 PM
12Fred Mottern8/7/2022 5:29:01 PM
13Mochara Caraher8/7/2022 5:30:24 PM
14Robert Woodward8/7/2022 5:40:13 PM
15Doug Mann8/7/2022 5:42:45 PM
16Dave Smith8/7/2022 5:43:15 PM
17Paul Poon8/7/2022 5:44:37 PM
18Dick Boyes8/7/2022 5:45:28 PM
19Alex Kachevsky8/7/2022 5:56:37 PM
20R L Moses8/7/2022 6:16:55 PMA most interesting game.
21Dan Hawkins8/7/2022 6:19:37 PMOf the many gaps of my knowledge, this era and region is my biggest gap. I can only speculate based on names on the counters and my incredible good luck.
22Eric Iven8/7/2022 6:31:52 PM
23Kevin Donovan8/7/2022 6:34:31 PM
24Phillip Campbell8/7/2022 6:59:29 PM
25Robert Fix8/7/2022 7:02:36 PM
26Alejandro Calle8/7/2022 7:02:55 PM
27Royce Reiss8/7/2022 7:17:05 PM
28Gary Logs8/7/2022 7:32:44 PM
29Jeff Muniz8/7/2022 8:13:24 PM
30Mark Marychurch8/7/2022 8:30:00 PM
31Gary Pickett8/7/2022 8:32:37 PM
32Warren Brehm8/7/2022 10:21:18 PM
33Dennis Beauchamp8/7/2022 10:30:38 PMGuessed after ruling out some
34David Gardey8/7/2022 10:35:03 PM
35Henry Golabek8/7/2022 10:50:22 PM
36James Engler8/8/2022 12:38:46 AM
37Lee Balsiger8/8/2022 4:16:11 AM
38John Careklas8/8/2022 5:24:57 AM
39Dave Rubin8/8/2022 2:08:23 PMCoin flipped.
40Eric Martin8/9/2022 3:29:57 AM
41Lionel Teed8/9/2022 10:46:07 AMJust over a minute separates 1st and 2nd this week. Nice to see Matt at the bottom again! And Mr. Hawkins was on the wrong list...literally! Super late on this. Building a deck structure. Not only was it hot but boy, a 8 by 8 by 16 foot beam weighs a lot!
42Louis Kolkman8/9/2022 12:26:22 PM
43Will Wilson8/12/2022 5:46:09 PM
44David Mathieson 8/13/2022 10:23:59 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 *
1Christine Van Schultz8/7/2022 4:50:23 PM
2Attilio Tribuzi8/7/2022 4:53:39 PM
3Tony Jimenez8/7/2022 5:33:20 PM
4Tom Barkalow8/7/2022 5:33:29 PMAnother pure SWAG, but sure isn't SPI's Musket & Pike.
5Terry Graff8/7/2022 6:04:56 PM
6Stephen Leiter8/7/2022 8:30:09 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.

Challenge History

Top 25 All-Time Challenge Winners

Here are the Top 25 All-Time Grognard Challenge Winners!

Challenge Winner# of Challenges Won
Gareth Scott64
Kim Meints51
Elias Nordling49
Bill Bruno48
Allan Rothberg45
Kevin Donovan39
Koen Schoonjans38
Alejandro Calle31
Javier Romero27
Jeff Muniz24
Stephen Mrenna23
Robert Fix22
Thomas Heaney21
Eric Iven16
Mike Welsh16
Richard Fluck15
Paul Poon14
Tom Collipi14
Gary Logs13
Thomas Sobczak13
David Niday12
Julian Barker12
Mochara Caraher12
Thomas Margraf12
Dick Vohlers9

Evolution of Top 25 Challengers

This chart shows the evolution of the Top 25 Grognard Challenge Winners from inception up to the date specified on the chart. The X Axis is the Challenge #, and the Y Axis is the number of Challenge wins. Kind of interesting to see how things developed over time. Kim Meints popped early, then went flat for about 3 years, and then popped again. Elias Nordling was the king of the Challenge for many years, but then dropped out. We tried to lure him back, but life gets in the way sometimes. And take a look at the meteoric rise of Gareth Scott! Here's a man with a "system" that allows him to win consistently. Then we have top notch contenders Bill Bruno, Allan Rothberg, and Kevin Donovan. Everyone else falls into a fairly tight grouping below that, although Koen Schoonjans appears to be poised for a breakout.

Many thanks to Alejandro Calle for compiling and sharing this chart! I found it interesting and hope you all do too. Thanks to all of you for participating in the Grognard Challenge week after week.

Grognard Challenge - Evolution of Top 25
Grognard Challenge - Evolution of the Top 25 Winners

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
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
10643/27/2022Robert FixVietnam: 1965-1975 (GMT)GMT Games
10633/20/2022Doug MannThe Plot to Assassinate HitlerSPI
10623/13/2022Jeff MunizThe Battle of Adobe WallsLegion Wargames
10613/6/2022Jeff MunizYalu: The Chinese Counteroffensive in KoreaCompass Games
10602/27/2022Jeff MunizNicaragua!SPI
10592/20/2022Dave SmithPatton's Vanguard: The Battle of ArracourtRevolution Games
10582/13/2022James EnglerAbsolute War!GMT Games
10572/6/2022Matt Kiriazis1066: End of the Dark AgesDecision Games
10561/30/2022Robert LescoMinuteman: The American Revolution in the NorthSimulations Design Corporation
10551/23/2022Jeff MunizGermania: Drusus' Campaigns 12-9 BCSociety of Ancients
10541/16/2022Jeff MunizAcre: The Third Crusade OpensDecision Games
10531/9/2022Jeff MunizTokyo Express: The Guadalcanal Naval Campaign 1942Victory Games
10521/2/2022Hans FeldmannCrimea: The Dawn of Modern WarfareGDW
105112/26/2021John BiblerGlory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941Quarterdeck International
105012/19/2021Ron FredaRed Star/White EagleGDW
104912/12/2021Alejandro CalleBattle of the Bulge 1944Worthington Publishing
104812/5/2021John VinalD-Day at PeleliuDecision Games
104711/28/2021Alejandro CalleA Victory Lost: Crisis in Ukraine 1942-1943Multiman Publishing
104611/21/2021Robert FixHeart of DarknessLegion Wargames
104511/14/2021Robert WoodwardThe Siege of JerusalemAvalon Hill
104411/7/2021Thomas HeaneyKhyber Rifles3W
104310/31/2021Michael LavoieDauntlessAvalon Hill
104210/24/2021Gareth ScottRepublic of RomeAvalon Hill
104110/17/2021Alejandro CalleConflict of Heroes: Prine of HonourAcademy Games
104010/10/2021Koen SchoonjansArab-Israeli WarsAvalon Hill
103910/3/2021Dan HawkinsGettysburgAvalon Hill
10389/26/2021Jeff MunizMidwayAvalon Hill
10379/19/2021Stephen MrennaBloody HellHigh Flying Dice Games
10369/12/2021Jeff MunizThe Devil's to Pay! The First Day at GettysburgTiny Battle Publishing
10359/5/2021Jeff MunizAcross the Bug RiverVUCA Simulations
10348/22/2021David GardeyBayonets & TomahawksGMT Games
10338/15/2021Michael RileyCobra: Game of the Normandy BreakoutTSR
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