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.
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 squad-level tactical game that simulates the battles for the Donetsk Airport in the Ukraine 2014-2015. You'll lead squads, RPG and machine gun teams, BTRs, T-64 tanks, snipers and more, as you attempt to gain control of the airport. [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]
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]
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]
The Devil’s to Pay! is a game depicting not only the events of the first day at Gettysburg, but also what could have happened on that fateful day. The system is a new version of the Blind Swords system, with this implementation emphasizing ease-of-play and accessibility while maintaining the popular spirit of “historical chaos” represented by the other games in the Blind Swords family. This system utilizes a unique chit-pull mechanic that will keep players on their toes and engaged throughout the entire game. [Forum]
the insert game is Constantinople, a solitaire wargame system covering the Byzantine (or Later Roman) Empire in the late 7th and early 8th centuries, the era of the two Barbarian sieges of the great City of Constantinople (AD 672, 717). [Forum]
The special insert game for this issue is The Battle of Changsha is a two player, operational level game of the second (September to October 1941) battle for Changsha, China, capital of the Hunan Province. [Forum]
With It Or On It is the first game in the Shields & Swords Ancients series. Like its medieval era cousin Shields & Swords II, this series takes a broad brush approach to simulating battles, this time of the ancient period, with an emphasis on speed and playability. This first game looks at six battles fought during the Greco-Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. [Forum]
The Raid on Samu, November 13, 1966. For nearly two years the Palestinian Fatah organization in the West Bank conducted cross border raids into the Israel that became increasingly deadly and violent. These resulted in nearly 100 Israeli dead and injured as well as extensive property damage, including private Israeli homes. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol authorized a retaliatory raid, dubbed Operation Shredder, into the southwest corner of the West Bank against the town of Samu and several other villages south of the city of Hebron. [Forum]
Desert Carnage: The Second Battle of Nanawa, July 1933. Desert Carnage covers the three day battle between Bolivia and Paraguay during the long Chaco War. The Chaco War remains the only declared war that occurred in South America. In brief, Bolivia wanted access to the Atlantic, and demanded Paraguay cede territory. The earlier discoveries of minerals and oil by Shell and Standard Oil prompted both companies to pursue these objectives in concordance with the Bolivian government through the Chaco desert area. For Bolivia, access to the Atlantic would allow projected oil pipelines to the Paraguay River to be built and allow for commerce. [Forum]
The Last Hundred Yards is unlike any tactical wargame published to date. It introduces innovative systems intended to model Small Unit Behavior in Combat during WW2. It is fun, fast-paced, and provides a very good simulation of what it was like to command combat units at the platoon or company level. The game is purposely designed to deliver a brisk yet intensive gaming experience that forces many decisions upon you as you take command of an infantry company in Western Europe after the D-Day landings. [Forum]
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.
Publisher and designer for Operational Studies Group, filmed during CSW Expo 2019
this episode recaps CSW Expo 2019, recent releases, what's coming in July 2019, numerous project updates, THREE new preorder game announcements, and an update on Compass Games Expo 2019
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