a solitaire, tactical level game which places you in command of a hypothetical, yet historically-based bomber aircraft during a frightening look at what might have been in WWII. Each turn consists of one sortie, during which the player will fly a mission to bomb the mainland of the United States. As the player progresses, he may choose to upgrade to even more advanced bombers in this alternate history game. Based on the popular, action-packed B17: Queen of the Skies system, but with streamlined routines and a few twists. It builds a strong narrative around the pilot as you look to earn skills, rise in rank through promotion, receive awards and survive a dangerous year above America. [Forum]
a solitaire geopolitical conflict simulation where the player assumes the role of the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) immediately after the end of the Korean War. Your primary objective will be for your regime to survive from 1953 through the year 2030. [Forum]
Shiloh 1862 is now available on Kickstarter until Sept 16. This is an old school hex and counter battle game. The game plays in under four hours. The game has 2 scenarios with 6 different "What If's" of Shiloh. [Forum]
a simple and swift strategic game, simulating the fratricidal struggle between North and South Vietnam from Summer 1973 to Spring 1975. Everything is contained within a few pages of rules and 1 hour of fun, with pressure at every moment! The game portrays the differences between North Vietnamese divisions and the Rangers/Marines/Paratroopers and other units of the South Vietnamese. [Forum]
a Steampunk Trading Game Based on a Distant Planet, which balances a great game design by Michael Schacht with marvelous components throughout for everyone to enjoy! For two to four players who represent steampunk trading guilds on a planet far away, always on the lookout for an opportunity to acquire valuable goods. Roaming the planet together in a steamship, the guilds need to set up networks of guild contracts on the planet's cities to resell the goods at the most advantageous times to increase power and prestige. Each and every action counts; the game is mechanically quite simple yet difficult to play well!
Jacobite Rising is our first standalone game for Commands & Colors Tricorne (ownership of Tricorne is NOT required) and features 13 battle scenarios by Richard Borg. Mounted game board, terrain tiles, blocks, command and combat cards, stickers and large, molded dice are all included. You will find many new and interesting play concepts which brings new experiences and challenges covering the world of the Highland Clans in the time of the Jacobite Risings. [Forum]
review magazine that features the insert game, The Battle of Hue!, a solitaire game designed by Jay Ward and based on his popular Tiny Battle Publishing title, The Battle for Ramadi. [Forum]
Richard the Third is a computer adaption of the epic two-player wargame that recreates the 15th century, bloody dynastic struggle between the royal houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England. Will the mad-king Henry VI and his Queen Margaret keep the throne or will the Duke of York recover it for the Plantagenets. Also strutting across the game's stage are Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and Warwick, the notorious "Kingmaker". [Forum]
Limited availability...only 60 copies remain! The two-day battle which occurred on May 20 and May 21, 1813 between Napoleon’s newly reconstituted La Grande Armée and the Sixth Coalition’s Russo-Prussian army under the command of General Peter Wittgenstein. The battle took place in Eastern Saxony.Can the French wade through the carp ponds? Can the Coalition keep the Cossacks under control and hold off 200,000 French troops? This is ME’s seventh annual Fall publication from the surviving designers of the original La Bataille system who are dedicated to the study and celebration of the Age of Napoleon and the Age of Revolution. Seven maps; three games; over 1100 counters and a 180 page booklet from the cloud with rules; scenarios; historical commentary and complete OB's. [Forum]
a two-player game recreating the land, sea, and air struggle for the possession of the Japanese island of Okinawa, from April to June 1945. Seen as the last steppingstone for the final jump toward Japan, the battle was important for both sides. The game covers the land battle for possession of Okinawa (focusing on the more military relevant southern part), and the concomitant air and naval struggle around it. [Forum]
a massive expansion set brings The Second Great War setting to the North Atlantic with 740 silky-smooth pieces and 30 new scenarios for Bismarck and Arctic Convoy [Forum]
Death Valley: Battles for the Shenandoah is the seventh installment of the Great Battles of the American Civil War (GBACW) series. No less than eight full battles are included with multiple scenarios. They range from division level contests on half sized maps to two map battles between armies. Experienced players will be able to play many of the scenarios in one sitting. The rules compare the development of the cavalry, and the changes in infantry and artillery organization and tactics in 1862 and 1864. This series is one of the hobby’s longest-lived design concepts, springing from the legendary regimental level Gettysburg game – Terrible Swift Sword (SPI) – designed by Richard Berg in 1976. [Forum]
the insert game features France 1940, a two player game that allows players to examine the strategic possibilities inherent in the campaign that occurred within France and the Low Countries in that year. A second scenario allows for an alternative history examination of the opportunity the French had in September 1939 if they had kept their promise to launch a major offensive into Germany within a week after that nation invaded Poland. [Forum]
an alternate history simulation of battles associated with a Communist invasion of continental USA. Live Free or Die is a game set consisting of three independent games: Asian Invasion captures the Peoples' Asian Alliance landings in California; Remember the Alamo covers the Organization of Central American States drive into Texas; and Southern Discomfort focuses on a Warsaw Pact invasion of Florida and Georgia. [Forum]
CSS The Little Land – The Battle For Novorossiysk is the first game in the Nemesis series covering company level battles on the Eastern Front. With added special rules to cover the unique type of warfare on the Eastern Front, players will battle over the fate of the Kuban with tanks, amphibious invasions, paratroopers, naval ships and artillery. [Forum]
Breaking the Ice: The 1942 Great Lakes “Winter Fleet”. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor the US was suddenly thrust into WW2. Every manufacturing concern was now faced with the daunting tasks of converting production facilities to wartime goods at levels never before seen during peacetime. The focus on the US steel industry was of particular concern, as nearly all weapons and wartime support derived from their factories and workers. This is a solitaire play game on the Great Lakes “Winter Fleet”. The player will have to allocate valuable resources and deploy the car ferry ice breakers to support the ore fleet in the mission of delivering the most ore to the production ports as possible, with a minimal amount of damage to the fleet as possible. [Forum]
Depths of Courage vol. 10: Raid on New York is a solitaire play game on the planned but never implemented Italian mini-sub and frogmen raid on New York Harbor in 1943. The Italian fleet submarine that was to ferry the mini-sub and frogmen, the Leonardo da Vinci, was sunk in the Bay of Biscay while training for the raid. It is one of the intriguing "what ifs" of WWII that board games are perfect for exploring to see if this was indeed feasible or fantasy. [Forum]
Announcing HisoriKC Fest Kansas City, June 26-28th, 2020, at the Overland Park Convention Center located in Overland Park, KS. HistoriKC Fest, at its core, is all about gathering together for 3 days to play wargames and other historical board games (political games, 18XX games, you get the idea). Proud to feature the return of Next War Con as a featured event!
Co-Designer of Undaunted: Normandy from Osprey Games
Designers of The Greatest Day: Utah Beach from Multi-Man Publishing
multiple Ladder games starting in SEPT 2019 at wargameleage.com. Including: Bitter Woods, Breakout Normandy, Russia Besieged, Normandy 44, Ukraine 43, Next War Korea, Saipan, and Holland 44.
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75th Anniversary of the Lapland War in Finland special offer. Purchase Tornio '44 ziplock and you will receive the boxed version at no additional cost. Offer valid through end of November.
20% off Duel and Combat Series
a full-sized, complete wargame just $9.99 while supplies last (no box, no dice) from Avalanche Press
Moe's Gaming Table is holding a giveaway for a copy of Heroes of Normandy: The Untold Stories expansion on his channel. Stop by and enter to win!