Day in History: 23 July


  • John Kranz: Just an FYI that due to overseas travel and spotty internet connection, the next news desk update will most likely fall on Sunday, July 27. Thanks for your understanding.

Day in History: 18 July


Vae Victis #115: Burgundian Wars

New from VaeVictis. Burgundian Wars (1474-1477) is the insert game of VaeVictis #115 Special Edition. The game covers a conflict between the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France, later involving the Old Swiss Confederacy, which would play a decisive role. This game includes one A3 size map, 108 die-cut counters and one rules booklet. Price: 14,95 €.

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Hanau 1813

New from VaeVictis. Hanau 1813 is the latest entry in the Jours de Gloire series. The game covers the battle of 30-31 October 1813 around Hanau. Napoleon, with the remnants of his Grande Armée, has to fight the Austro-Bavarian corps of von Wrede to open his road back to France. This game is published in VaeVictis Wargame Collection, it includes one 59 x 41 cm map (23 x 16”), 216 die-cut counters and markers, one rule book including three scenarios and one color player aid. Price: 24,60 €.

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When is the nominating/balloting for the CSR Awards going to take place? — Asked by Anonymous

While there have been delays, my estimation is that the balloting process for the 2013 Charles S. Roberts Awards will commence within the next 2-3 weeks. ConsimWorld will be officially promoting the balloting process while also announcing the winners. Stay tuned for details.


will board wargames be broadcast live streaming on the internet? — Asked by Anonymous

There are vassal gaming sessions routinely available online that one can join and watch, or as in the case of this news story, we have promoted some live recordings of board gaming sessions in Japan (admittedly old school — but there you go!).


Day in History: 17 July

Day in History: 17 July


Operational Studies Group Summer Sale

Special offer from Operational Studies Group. Save 20% on OSG’s Library of Napoleonic Battles during the OSG Summer Sale. Reduced prices on such great titles as La Patrie en Danger, Napoleon at Leipzig, and The Last Success. Preorder future titles in the Library at 30% off.

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Day in History: 16 July


Day in History: 15 July


Command at Sea: Shattered Armada

New from Clash of Arms. Command at Sea: Shattered Armada travels to the waters off Spain in 1936, where in July, right-wing “Nationalists” rebelled against the democratically elected leftwing “Republicans”, resulting in the bloody civil war. This game features 22 scenarios describing battles that actually did occur, “could have” battles with combatants who were close enough to fight; and “what if” battles drawn from war plans and journals. From shore batteries and minefields to battleships and gunboats, players will re-live the role of Spanish navies as they contend with each other and warships of the Great Powers, as war at sea reveals Spain’s ultimate fate. Price: $43.29. [view product sheet]

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Suspense & Decision Issue No. 8

New from PlayByMail.NetIssue #8 of Suspense & Decision magazine, a PBM magazine for the 21st Century, is available as a free download. [download here]