The Telegraph: Confessions of a ‘Grognard’: why I am an unashamed board game geek

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The Telegraph: Confessions of a ‘Grognard’: why I am an unashamed board game geek

By Dan Hodges

The board of "Where There Is Discord", designed by ubergeek Dan Hodges

The board of “Where There Is Discord”, designed by ubergeek Dan Hodges – The Telegraph

“A confession. I am a Grognard. “Isn’t a Grognard a species of tropical fish?” assistant comment editor Tom Chivers asked me suspiciously when I outed myself this morning.

No, a Grognard is not a fish. A Grognard, according to the definition on Urban Dictionary, is an “ultra-hardcore war gamer”. Immediately that conjures images of people running round some wood in Essex, in camouflage, with guns that fire paint.

No self-respecting Grognard would ever don camouflage and head to Essex. In fact, no Grognard would ever leave the tranquillity of their kitchen…..”

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