Third Megiddo. After massing the V, X, XII, and XV Legions; as well as auxiliaries throughout the entire Roman World at Megiddo, will you as General Titus then proceed south and successfully siege Jerusalem in AD 70? Will Israeli infighting, starvation, and desertion aid your campaign? Will battering rams and catapults be successfully deployed as the walls of Jerusalem crumble? [Forum]
Judges – Revolt of the Righteous will Othneil, Ehud, Barak, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and / or Samson deliver Israel from the hands of their oppresors? Will these Judges help turn the hearts of the Hebrew people back to the God of Abraham, Isaaic, and Jacob? Will they unite Israel sufficiently to restore her independence, peace, and prosperity? The first time this topic has been covered in a boardgame. [Forum]
Tacticus is a “Fog of War” game with Hebrews Heroes (David, Joshua, Samson, Joab, Caleb, Othniel, Ehud, Abishai, Benaiah & Jehu) vs. Heathen Heroes (Nimrod, Antiochus Epiphanes, Ahab, Ahiman, Sheshai, Talmai, Endore Witch, Og, Goliath & Beast). The Heathen and Hebrews have to capture each others’ King. Mountains, spy’s, projectiles, & strategy cards add complexity to the otherwise straight forward field of battle. This is a 2 player game lasting about 30 minutes. Can you protect your King while capturing your opponents? [Forum]
303 Squadron is now live on kickstarter. This "co-operative" game lets 1-4 players work together as part of the highest scoring British fighter squadron in the Battle of Britain. Beautiful components and map. Available for pledge support now through December 21.
2GM Pacific is a new tabletop wargame for 1 to 4 players, fully compatible with all other titles of the 2GM Tactics series, but you don’t need them to play it. I has a strong army-building component, where cards represent military units and the various actions they can perform on the battlefield.
Famed Japanese designer Tetsuya Nakamura, who created A Victory Lost, Fire in the Sky, A Most Dangerous Time, and What Price Glory?, returns to the East Front with A Victory Awaits. Using a lightly modified version of the A Victory Lost system, the game covers Operation Barbarossa from June 22 to mid-September. [Forum]
Takes the basic 'engine" from 2014's award-winning "Race for the Rhine" and adds a little more depth and complexity to offer the logistics nightmare we all remember about Barbarossa. For 3 players, 2 players, or 3 different versions of a Solo game! Significant savings over retail and nd some sweet stretch goals. Kickstarter live through Dec. 11. [Forum]
Libertadores represents the wars of independence of the Spanish Colonies in America. A turn-based computer game and board game covering the whole Spanish American Empire and its vicinity. Discover in the game the most famous units and leaders of the war.
Nevsky is a board wargame about the storied clash between Latin Teutonic and Orthodox Russian powers along the Baltic frontier of the mid-13th-Century. It is the first volume in GMT Games’ Levy & Campaign Series portraying military operations in a variety of pre-industrial conflicts. [Forum]
Noah & Sons Master Ship Builders is an exciting, interactive, cooperative 90 minute card-driven game of 1-4 players who must skillfully work together to build & provision a three-story massive ship. The Ark was 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, & 51 feet high. It contained the equivalent space of 450 semi-trailers of cargo and housed approximately 6,750 animals. Can your team of players repeat Noah’s epic achievement in time? [Forum]
issue 11 of CounterFact features the insert game, Czech Legion: A solitaire game on that elite unit's escape from the nascent Soviet Union just after WW1 by Javier Romero. [Forum]
Cold Confusion: The Soviet Raid on Iceland, 1985 covers an attack on NATO’s air and naval installations near Reykjavik, Iceland was assumed should war between the alliance and the Soviet Union break out. The airfield at Keflavik played a crucial role in Operation Reforger which would rush vital resupplies and reinforcements from the US and Canada to Western Europe. [Forum]
Westphalia concerns the diplomatic negotiations and military campaigns that brought an end to the Thirty Years War and Eighty Years War. The question isn't a matter of who "wins" the war - that was decided a long time ago. Instead, each player seeks to arrive at a settlement that meets their own political, confessional, and economic goals. These goals are not mutually exclusive: if multiple players meet their victory conditions, they all win. The trick is, if all six players manage to meet their goals, then the game goes to a scoring round, and only one player wins. [Forum]
covering Two critical battles during the 1st and 3rd Italian War of Independence, Custoza 1848 and 1866. A regimental-level treatment of the battles which determined the outcome of the wars. Several scenarios and two great campaign scenarios with advanced rules. Three sheets of large counters and two big maps of the Lake Garda region. A completely new system for the battles of Risorgimento. [Forum]
an Expansion for Horse & Musket featuring new unit types and firing procedures that embodies the tactics and technologies of the era of Tilly and Gustavus Adolphus, Oliver Cromwell and Rupert of the Rhine, Condé and Turenne. Featuring twelve scenarios drawn from the great battles of the Thirty Years War, the Franco-Spanish War, Franco-Dutch War, and Scanian War. [Forum]
Division-level game on the Axis 1942 summer offensive towards Stalingrad and the Caucasus. With three maps and low unit density, the game delivers a grand view of the campaign, where decisions about movement and direction of attack have lasting effects that propel or curtail your future strategic plans. The effect is like watching a story unfold and noticing a growing emotional involvement with your forces and plans. In the end, whether in victory or defeat, players of Stalingrad ’42 will enjoy an epic gaming experience. [Forum]
This MBT expansion focuses on Canada’s armored and mechanized forces. Battle it out in new scenarios and combine the 2 new double-sided geomorphic maps with the MBT base game maps and the BAOR and FRG Expansions for exciting battles. Includes detailed TO&E for the Canadian Brigade. Note: in order to play this expansion, the MBT basic game is required; the BAOR and FRG Expansions are not. [Forum]
An interview with designer Bruno Sinigaglio. We discuss his work updating Avalon Hills Battle of the Bulge 1965 to Battle of the Bulge 1981, his development work on Bitter Woods and his work on the current Time for Trumpets, a Battalion level Bulge game currently on the GMT P500.
Designer of COIN Series Volume X All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918 from GMT Games
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