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this episode features two segments. Segment 1 discusses Harold's experience at CSW Expo 2019 in Tempe, Arizona (also known as MonsterGame.CON), and segment 2 features an interview with John Kranz, founder of consimworld.com and CSW Expo.
the new edition of Lewis Pulsipher's Britannia on 11 July 2019. This new edition features plastic miniatures and a double-sided board - giving players the choice of the classic 3-4 player game, or the all-new Duel Britannia (faster playing 2-player game). Pledge today on Kickstarter.
Poland Defiant was originally produced in limited quantities as “Plan West” by 3 Crown Games. Revolution Games has updated the game with new art, testing, and development. Poland Defiant covers the first 10 days of the Polish campaign, September 1st to 10th, 1939. This was the period when the Polish armies met the German forces on the open terrain of Poland and the mobility and firepower of mechanized warfare was first demonstrated on a large scale. The Poles must hold on to key cities and the Germans must keep to a rapid time schedule, so the game is both balanced and tense. [Forum]
Napoleon’s Eagles is a highly playable, action-packed card game set during the wars of 19th Century Europe. Two battles are featured: Borodino, the sanguinary clash before the gates of Moscow featured in Tolstoy’s famous novel War and Peace, and Leipzig, the great “Battle of Nations” which marked the beginning of the end of the French Empire. [Forum]
Brief Border Wars is a quadrigame or set of four mini-games on short border conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, using a card-driven system that models the chaotic, stop-and-start nature of these impromptu wars. The four conflicts include: El Salvador vs. Honduras, 1969 — The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974 — China vs. Vietnam, 1979 — Israel vs. Hezbollah, southern Lebanon, 2006. [Forum]
Dawn of Empire is an uncomplicated game centered on the naval aspects of the Spanish-American War of 1898 in the Atlantic Ocean. The game depicts this conflict at a strategic level, with most operational and tactical details represented by fast and easy-to-play systems, rather than intricate mechanisms. The intent of the game is to provide a broad overview of the historical events while being fun to play. [Forum]
a new 2nd edition available in two formats comprising everything that is needed to explore the events of June 18, 1815, and an Expansion Set for those who already own the first two boxed sets in the Waterloo cycle: La Bataille de Ligny and La Bataille des Quatre Bras. [Forum]
Fighting Wings game system (Volume 4) goes to the Russian front, modeling aircraft and situations from the German invasion of Russia in the Summer of 1941 to the fall of Berlin in 1945. 48 new aircraft ADCs (very few duplicates from previous games and if so these are updated with better information), two double sided maps for four unique playing surfaces and two full counter sheets of air and ground units, one half counter sheet of ships and play-aid counters, plus the third edition rules and playa aids for the Fighting Wings system. [Forum]
a two-player card driven strategic board game wherein the players assume the roles of the RED (Communist Forces) and the WHITE (reactionary forces). This epic conflict resulted in the toppling of three centuries of Romanov rule and its replacement by a totalitarian communist ideology. Set against a backdrop of the vast and spectacular Russian countryside, only the Russian winter could surpass the brutality of the fighting. Belligerents included the various Russian republics, anarchist and independence movements, adherents of the old regime, foreign contingents of volunteers and the overt intervention of the Major Powers. [Forum]