78 page magazine issue that features the insert game, Hermann Luttmann's Steamroller. A highly playable game and operational look at 1914's pivotal Tannenberg campaign. Command either the German 8th Army or the Russian 1st and 2nd Armies in the battle that decided the early course of the Great War on the Eastern Front. The game is the latest iteration of the system used in Hermann's earlier Race to the Sea 1914, (as well as Dead Reckoning) with corps, divisions, and brigades traipsing around the wilderlands of East Prussia and northeastern Poland. [Forum]
Now on Kickstarter. Holdfast Tunisia is a block war game that allows players to refight the World War II desert campaign that saw the American army enter the war in Europe. The German, Italian, American, and British army are all present as well as national sub-units within each. [Forum]
An expansion book for Frontier Battles, with six new scenarios and 64 new pieces. The Royal Bavarian Army follows through with Ludwig von der Tann's plan to fight the Prussians in Bohemia. [Forum]
This is Jack Radey's update of his original monster game of 1978. Two Soviet Fronts surround a German Army in the Ukraine and a ferocious battle takes place as the Germans try to break the encirclement and the Soviets seek to crush both the rescuers and the beleaguered troops in the Korsun Pocket. This monster game features 12 counter sheets of 200 die-cut backprinted counters and four game maps. [Forum]
Can war be avoided? Can the people of yet another British colony find a peaceful solution to their quest for true democracy, or will the Empire prevail? Find out in this gripping new card-driven game that depicts the mobilization & uprisings of Lower Canada in 1834-1837 using key historical events of the 1830's to drive a rich and colorful play narrative. [Forum]
Award-Winning Feudal Japan Card Game Launched on Kickstarter! If you have an interest in the Sengoku period, consider backing this new card game. ZiPANG Portable (2-6 players, 10-20 min) is a fast-paced "pick one, play one" card game beautifully designed by Japanese artists with ukiyo-e style cards.
Touted as the largest wargame ever produced, World in Flames can be played from 2 to 6 players (and can easily be played solitaire too). There are 20 campaigns you can play, from the hour long Victory in The West campaign to the 150 hour Global War mega campaign. World in Flames is the ultimate gaming challenge. [Forum]
The Battles from the popular Age of Reason series returns to the War of the Austrian Succession covering two separate battles -- Mollwitz 1741 and Chotusitz 1742 [Forum]
Stalingrad: Verdun on the Volga offers a clean, streamlined version of the classic area-impulse system, the most recent example of which is Michael A. Rinella's own Operation Battleaxe. The battlefield area depicted includes zones to both the north and south of the city, which not only increases available options but also set up situations where both players must look to attack and defend, from an early point in the game. [Forum]
Panzer Grenadier: Spearhead Division is a supplement for Panzer Grenadier: Elsenborn Ridge game, featuring 88 new die-cut, mounted pieces displaying the division’s units in their own special color scheme. There are also 25 scenarios, and with four “battle games” that link them together. [Forum]
The first expansion to Napoleon and his Marshals expands the series to include the wars in Spain and Portugal from 1805-1815, with scenarios for 1807-1814, 1809-1814 and as part of larger campaign scenarios. The basic set (Napoleon and his Marshals) is required to play. The complete British army and navy for the basic game is added, along with the Spanish army, navy, and leaders and the Portuguese army. A 20.75 x 16 inch map of Spain, Portugal, Southern France and the adjacent seas is included along with two 88-counter sheets of 0.6" square game counters, printed front and back. Scale is approximately 38 miles per hex.
The Germans named their unrealized plan to invade Iceland “Unternehmen Ikarus”, Operation Icarus. Tiny Battle Publishing’s thrilling game of the same name revives this tenuous turning point in World War II, where British troops stood between Germany and the rest of the world. This brigade-level tactical wargame features land, sea, and air units navigating Iceland, the ocean and sea surrounding it, and the skies above. [Forum]
Special Ops #7 has eight articles, two ASL scenarios, two ASLSK scenarios, and Autumn For Barbarossa, a complete Standard Combat Series (SCS) game. Autumn For Barbarossa (AFB) is a Standard Combat Series (SCS) game covering the culmination of the initial German offensive toward Moscow in the fall of 1941. AFB features a small map area and a limited number of units, making it easily accessible for fast or competition play. The entire campaign finishes in 10 turns. [Forum]
Here is something new and exciting, something completely unlike any other game on your table. Table Battles reduces armed conflict to its essentials, to the absolute universal truths behind all battles: the threat of force and its application. It's about leverage, about feints and counterfeints, threats and counterthreats, about creating openings and then going for the jugular, about leaving openings and springing a trap. This base set contains eight battles from across four centuries of conflict. [Forum]
Game design by Ty Bomba that enables two players to game the entirety of alternative history’s worst nightmare: a triumphant Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, having won World War II and conquered the planet in 1945, square off against each other – for total domination – three years later. [Forum]
a solitaire simulation of the Tannenberg campaign in August, 1914, which puts you in place of the commander of the German 8th Army. Your task is to defend the province of East Prussia against the Russian 1st and 2nd Armies, advancing from east and south, respectively. Simple yet elegant mechanics make for an entertaining challenge.
Along with multiple game articles, this issue features an inside look at the design of Demyansk Shield by designer Vance von Borries, althong with a fascinating interview with Vance conducted by Andy Nunez. [Forum]
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Designer of A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario in the War of 1812 from Legion Wargames
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