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 €.
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 €.
When is the nominating/balloting for the CSR Awards going to take place?
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.
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.
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]
Special upgrade offer from Dan Verssen Games. During the month of July, you can purchase (and upgrade) to Down in Flames: Aces High and save 50% by emailing a photo of one of your original DIF games (first published in 1993) with purchase. This brings the price from $60 all the way down to $30.
“I think the mimimalist style of the preset orders gets things a little backwards, and it would be useful in future games for designers to include a bit more detail in certain cases about not just where incoming troops are supposed to go but what they’re supposed to be about when they get there.”—
New from Minden Games. PANZERSCHRECK #16 (Spring 2014) wargame magazine. This issue is available as a FREE download. Contents include articles, variants, and a Mini-Sim wargame (Salvo! 2nd ed.) within its pages. Feature reviews focus on Axis & Allies 1941 (Hasbro), Inchon (Simulations Canada), Oil War (SPI), and Ortona (Simulations Canada). Campaign Analysis deals with the backround and story of the Destruction of Force Z, in December 1941. Contains complete register of all past games published in Panzerschreck.
The issue game for #16 is DESTRUCTION OF FORCE Z, a solitaire WW2 naval/air wargame. It is available for purchase separately. (see page 10 of Panzerschreck #16 for full details). Price: $11.95.
New from Worthington Publishing. Holdfast Russia 1941-1942 is a block game that portrays the bitter fighting between German and Russian forces. The game plays in 2 to 3 hours and has only 5 pages of rules, yet reflects the historical campaign. It is the first of our Campaigns of World War II series. Clean mechanics and a manageable number of units allow for the entire campaign to be played in a evening. Objectives are clear. Hold two of the three victory location cities at the end of the game. But with mud and supplies a constant factor, German armor always a threat, and winter bringing a boost to Russian resources and manpower, it is not easy for either side to HOLDFAST. Price: $65. [View PDF Tutorial]
I am looking for a good 3 player wargame, preferably WW2 or later. Any suggestions?
I’ll let others chime in with game recommendations, but to start things off, I’ll give the nod to two games based on what I saw played during CSW Expo 2014. Both The Dark Valley (GMT Games) and The War: Europe 1939-1945 (Compass Games) with multiple players (3 or more). The Dark Valley had five(5) separate game set-ups and groups of folks playing it during the event. The War covers all of Europe, which makes it a great fit. I don’t think you could go wrong with either game. I know others will make some excellent gaming recommendations, as there are many great titles out there.
Lumaca Games is a new Italian DTP games company, created by father and daughter. I Sumeri di Ur, Uruk, Lagash and Nippur, Unità di Soccorso Giapponesi are games for children, and Gravellona 1944 is our first wargame release.
The second issue of War Diary is nearly ready to go to the printer, and will be released later this month. As an added incentive, subscribers will receive a discount code good for a 25% discount on any game from Revolution Games.
Editor’s Note: I appreciate someone taking the initiative here to contact CSW to seek assistance in securing graphic work. Besides, he’s got a cool last name to boot…check out his work!
Bob Greyvenstein is a digital fantasy illustrator based out of South Africa, who is looking for freelance illustration work. He particularly enjoys fantasy illustration genre — like RPG games or card games or concept art. Please do not hesitate to contact Bob with any project inquiries. [illustration gallery]
This will be a rolling sale, starting out our lowest price ever, $2.99, and climbing back up to the original price. Act now to lock in the lowest price on these great strategy games. Here is a breakdown of the sale schedule: July 3rd-4th: 70% off ($2.99 USD) July 5th: 60% off ($3.99 USD) July 6th: 50% off ($4.99 USD) July 7th: 40% off ($5.99 USD) July 8th: 30% off ($6.99 USD) July 9th: 20% off ($7.99 USD) July 10th: 10% off ($8.99 USD). Be sure to pick up Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow now.
Episode #22 of Guns, Dice, Butter — a wargaming podcast featuring a series of conversations with members of the wargaming tribe hosted by Herr Dr. This episode features the following segments. [listen here]
0:05 Joe Balkoski: intro to gaming, SPI stories, Minuteman, War in the Ice, City Fight & Wacht Am Rhein, Operation Typhoon.
0:33 Joe Balkoski: Cover art to Patton’s Third Army, Redmon Simonsen, SPI Peak, Transition to Avalon Hill Classic, end day at SPI.
0:54 Joe Balkoski: AH days, Victory Games, The Korean War.
1:09 Joe Balkoski: Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, Computer Gaming, post gaming, 29th Division, returning to the tribe.
1:40 Nick Karp: Discussion of Desert Fox, games in the pipeline for Shenandoah Studio.
2:00 Mark Herman, Enrico Viglino, Marty Sample: “Perspective” overview, the game the Bermuda Triangle (and a discussion about the ability to control weather in the true spirit of what Richard Berg calls “playing a game from the god perspective”), Sim City, Integrated Poly/Mil Leadership, WiF/DoD, Kevin Zucker’s Napoleonic series of games, Berg’s Carthage & Rise of Roman Republic, Karp’s Vietnam.
1:40 Nick Karp: Discussion of Desert Fox, games in the pipeline for Shenandoah Studio.
2:20 Mark, Enrico, Marty: Enrico’s Scale & Scope rant, D&D, La Grand Guerre, Mark’s great story about John Glenn (yes, THAT John Glenn), Churchill’s bunker and mind, Unconditional Surrender, Supreme Commander, Days of Dis.
2:42 Mark’s Churchill design goes to the Peloponnesian War, Lace Wars/Red Sash, games that give you orders: Musket & Pike, Hastings 1066, Men of Iron, Flowers or the Forest, playing Angicourt at SPI.
3:03 Items that distract from “perspective”, tactical WWII games, disturbing swimsuit attire, Mark’s Rommel story (yes, THAT Rommel), Patton, reprint of Pacific War, new WBC location discussion.
3:25 Salvatore Vasta: Discussion of his new design Unconditional Surrender.
Special offer from Victory Point Games. Take advantage of their 4th of July Sale — running now through 6 July. VPG is offering 10% off on the entire store, and this discount does “stack” with your normal Volume Discounts achieved at purchases of $50 or more! We make our games in America, and just wanted to say “thanks! And for your savings benefit, our next game release, Villainous Vikings, has “gone live” for pre-purchasing at these discounts (the game should start shipping by mid-July).