Glory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941 is a project created to commemorate the forgotten soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. It's an operational scale game system for two players. One player plays as Major General Takeo Ito, the commander of the Japanese 38th Division while the other player plays as Major General Christopher Maltby, the overall commander of the garrison in Hong Kong.
solitaire, tactical level game placing you in command of one of several models of WWI Zeppelin dirigibles as part of the Imperial German Navy. Your mission is to destroy as much English war facilities as possible via bombing raids, or to conduct reconnaissance over the North Sea...and still survive and come home. Zeppelin Raider is based on the popular Hunters game system by Gregory M. Smith that delivers a tense and nail-biting narrative throughout the course of play. [Forum]
Sci Fi starfleet combat using Richard Borg's Commands and Colors system into outer space. Plastic Soldier Company offers a big box with 92 ship miniatures, full sized playing cards, and an oversized fabric mapboard into Borg's first Sci-Fi adventure. The Kickstarter funded in just six hours and is clicking off stretch goals at light speed.
a 2-3 player card driven wargame which depicts the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992-1995 ("Bosnian War"). The game shows all of the major events: from the siege of Sarajevo (shown in separate, detailed map), to the ferocious battles for the Posavina corridore, and desperate defence of the Bosniak enclaves. Main features are: Point-To-Point movement system, play driven by Strategy Cards, quick combat resolution (no CRT), streamlined rules and fast gameplay. Interaction between warring sides (Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats) creates an intensive and exciting gameplay experience. [Forum]
Jutland 1919 is a supplement for our Great War at Sea: Jutland game, studying these drawing-board battleships that would never actually be launched. It includes background essays, forty new scenarios, and 80 new silky-smooth die-cut playing pieces (60 double-sized "long" ship pieces and 20 square ones). It is not playable by itself; you’ll need our Jutland game and High Seas Fleet book to play the scenarios. [Forum]
WW2 Deluxe is a grand-strategic game utilizing armies or army groups, air forces, and fleets. The game covers the entire conflict in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. There are two players or sides in the game. The Axis controls Germany, Italy, and all friendly minor countries. The Allied player controls France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States when it enters the conflict. [Forum]
Hatten In Flames is a new historical module for Advanced Squad Leader set in late 1944, as the German Army launched Operation NORDWIND against elements of the American 7th Army. Eight scenarios and two Campaign Games focus on the first five days of fighting in the French village of Hatten, as German panzer units try to break through to the open terrain of Alsace. [Forum]
a print and play game for solitaire and two-players. This is a special limited edition version of the game with Kickstarter Exclusive content that will not be available in the regular game post-Kickstarter. The game sets a small squad of British Airborne against their German enemies in a series of small skirmish scenarios. The game's counters (or chits) each represent an actual soldier with the gameplay being in the thick of man-to-man combat.
The shocking defeat of France in 1940 created a unique opportunity for Thailand to regain territory it had lost decades before. When Vichy France refused to give it back, fascist leader Plaek Phibunsongkhram launched a blitzkrieg attack in January 1941. The fighting stopped eighteen days later, and with Japanese mediation, Thailand won back her lost provinces. [Forum]
Decisive Victory 1918 is a series of three games that when combined will cover the entire Allied offensive in July of 1918 know as the Second Battle of the Marne. The game features mandatory attacks into multiple hexes, very rigid ZOC and severe restrictions on disengagement and advance after combat. Volume One: Soissons - is a stand alone game that covers the French 10th army sector. [Forum]
featuring the insert game, Alesia, a two-player game of the epic battle between Roman and Gallic forces in 52 BC. The battle pitted two of the great Leaders of that era against each other: Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix. This began as a Roman siege of the Gallic fortress at Alesia, and concluded with a decisive battle. The game system emphasizes command control. Players pick command markers to generate actions, modeling the chaos of the original battle. The Gallic objective is to break out of Alesia and link up with the relief army coming in from off the map. The Roman’s (caught in the middle) objective is to defeat the Gauls and eliminate Vercingetorix. [Forum]
This reprint includes an updated rules booklet. The year is 1775. The American colonies are outraged over new taxes imposed upon them by Great Britain. They begin to stockpile arms and organize militia. On April 19th, militia members ambush a column of 700 British Redcoats ordered to seize stockpiled arms. 273 British soldiers are killed or wounded before they reach safety in Boston. The American Revolution has begun! [Forum]
a new and enhanced edition of Ben Knight’s competitive strategy card game Atlantic Storm that recreates the tension and surprise experienced by Allied and Axis sailors during the Battle of the Atlantic from August 1940 through December 1943. [Forum]
a beer-and-pretzels, two-player game based upon the Axis invasion of Soviet Russia in 1941. Aspects of the rules are fairly innovative and bring a different slant to the campaign. At their core is a simple mechanism to simulate the vital importance of logistics - in particular, the way in which as supply lines lengthen German strategic options reduce - similar to that at the heart of White Dog's "War in the Pacific". [Forum]
marks the return of not just one, but TWO wargaming classics by Vance von Borries: Drive on Damascus and Bloody Keren, both now published together for the first time in the same package and with the same basic rules set. They have been re-mastered and updated into all-new, super-sized editions. These were well regarded by many as balanced and thoughtful games. They cover fascinating, almost forgotten conflicts that would guide the course of WW II in the Mediterranean Theater. [Forum]
a simulation of the potential for war in Germany, covering events that could have led to World War Three. Players assume the roles of President John F. Kennedy and the NATO powers or Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and the Warsaw Pact general staffs. Confronted with the crisis, players can manage the conflict at a limited level or escalate it to full-out war between the Superpowers. [Forum]
a science fiction game simulating ground combat in the future. Players are given troops armed with various weapons that may be developed in the future and fight on the various landscapes in the Solar System. [Forum]
interview with Volko Ruhnke
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Long-time CSW member (Film Director and Author), Lance Nielsen, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for the pilot episode of a gripping historical drama series telling the story of Airborne forces in WW2. We hope you will consider supporting Lance.
Five games for Doomsday is a show in which people are thrust into a cabin in the woods but can only take five of their games with them. Ben Maddox talks to the daddy of war gaming Mark Herman! They discuss what a war game actually is, working at the pentagon and Edward Snowden. But which five games did Mark Herman choose?
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