Special offer through the weekend from Lock ‘n Load Publishing. On sale are World at War: Into the Breach, Operation Garbo, Lock ‘n Load Noville, and Lock ‘n Load: Honneur et Patrie. All for 40-45% off. The sale only lasts through December 1st, so get your game today.
Special offer from Against the Odds Magazine. NOW through Monday night, you can take your pick of our rare "Black Swan" subscriber bonus games, free with select purchases. Start a subscription or select from some great package deals, that include games from Turning Point Simulations (“20 Decisive Battles” series.
Do You Want Total War? is a wargame-themed novel by Darren Kilfara about the study of history. Sean Lansbury, its first-person narrator, is a typical high school student with an atypical hobby: he likes to play Totaler Krieg, the grand strategic simulation of World War II. As he meditates on different aspects of history and tries to juggle his hobby with normal life in school, he falls in love with a girl in his Advanced Placement European History class and discovers who he is, what history means to him, and the extent to which you really can revisit and rewrite the past.
DYWTW will strongly appeal to wargamers while serving as a gateway to the hobby for non-wargamers – it speaks to armchair historians in the way that Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch spoke to sports fans and reveals the narrator’s character as much through the history he studies as the discussions he has and the relationships he forms. And in DYWTW, studying history doesn’t just mean burying one’s head in a book – it involves shared conversations with friends, visits to websites like Consimworld, watching war movies, attending classes at school and discussing how history should be taught, and of course reimagining past wars and battles at the gaming table. For more information, visit DYWTW’s CSW Forum or the book’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Price: $17.09 (Paperback) or $9.99 (Kindle).
New from Six Angles (Japan). Special Edition #10 featuring the game, Panzerkrieg — an operational level simulation of various Axis and Soviet campaigns in southern Russia during the period 1941-1944. These campaigns, more than any others, display the large forces and vast distances of protracted combat between two industrial giants. The simulation presents nine scenarios (plus one introductly scenario that was originally designed in the Japanese edition), each describing a different period of operations.
The original edition of Panzerkrieg was published by Operational Studies Group in 1978, and remake by The Avalon Hill Game Company and CoSi. This Japanese edition is published by Masahiro Yamazaki with improved components; both of counters and game-map. So many markers are provided additionally. Rules of Play in English and English version of charts and tables will be provided as PDF file.
Special Introductory Offer! Preorder Price: $50 (save $12) is valid through early December only. The game will ship early December, so order today and save! Also, be sure to scroll down on product page to see other special offers (Westwall, Sturm Nach Osten, Assault on Leningrad/Stalingrad) including PDF English rules for these games.
New from Strategemata. Maciejowice 1794 depicts the last battle of Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Poles were opposed by a Russian Army led by general Ivan Fersen. Mechanics of the game are based on random leader activations that decide sequence in which units fire, perform movement and melees. Almost all units can participate in ranged combat, not only activated ones, so the battle can rage on all parts of the map. Many rules are identical to Szczekociny 1794 ruleset - additional rules include Limbered Artillery, effectiveness of first salvo, firing upon enemy from rear or flank and collapse of fighting units. Price: $44.96 from Noble Knight Games.
New from High Flying Dice Games. Gliders from the Sky captures the Fall of Eben Emael May 10-11, 1940, by Roberto Chiavini. The German raid was daring and at the time unheard of attack made by less than 100 paratroopers landed by gliders. Gliders from the Sky is a fast and furious solitaire game that should be playable in less than an hour once you master the rules. To try to make the victory harder to achieve, several variants and optional rules are provided, based on the historical situation and on several what-if situations that could have happened during those fateful hours that cleared the way for the shocking German victory in the West. Price: $11.95 (mounted counters $5 extra). Bonus News: Roberto Chiavini has joined HFDG’s and has submitted several designs for publication — look for them in future announcements!
New from High Flying Dice Games. Their first post card sized “Pocket Battle” game, Dueling Eagles: Air Battles Over Malta, June 1940. The game uses a similar design to my games Showtime Hanoi (Against The Odds) and Fighting Eagles (High Flying Dice Games) with graphics by Nils Johannson. Copies of Dueling Eagles will be inserted into issues of Against the Odds and select Clash of Arms titles. Additionally, in December anyone who orders 3 or more games with at least one Professional Series games (boxed or zip) will get a copy of Dueling Eagles as well as mounted and cut out counters. This offer is good through the end of the year while supplies last. Anyone who orders any number of games can request a set of mounted and cut out counters for Dueling Eagles. There is no time limit for this give away.
An expanded, larger-sized edition of Dueling Eagles, with more counters, variant rules and scenarios is being worked on by Nils, and should be released sometime in 2014.
New from Legion Wargames. Picket Duty: Kamikaze Attacks Against U.S. Destroyers, Okinawa, 1945 is the naval version of B-17 Queen of the Skies as you captain a single Fletcher Class destroyer stationed as the first line of defense against the waves of kamikaze planes striking the U.S. fleet from Okinawa. This game is nothing short of “a work of art” and features 35 different Japanese aircraft beautifully rendered on 1.2” mega-counters. Preorder Price: $45 (expires on Nov. 30), so order now and save $19!
"War of the Ring" boardgame, 2nd edition, manages the finesse of staying honest to the source material without being slavish to the minutiae, and the "Lords of Middle Earth" expansion adds to the strategic possibilities.
Special offer from Avalanche Press. Their annual Black November Sale is happening now! Fifty books and boxed games at great prices — these items won’t be offered at a discount again this year. Up to 75% off PLUS Gold Club discounts.
"Rebel Raiders on the High Seas" is a strategic-level boardgame of naval operations in America’s Civil War, on the oceans and the rivers. Cards for historical events and people add to its replay value, but it is not a card-driven game.
New from Strategy & Tactics Press. World at War, Issue #33 featuring the game, Operation Shingle: The Anzio Beachhead. This classic campaign is covered using the Fire & Movement system at one kilometer per hex and one day per turn. The standard unit is the infantry battalion, which can be strengthened by a multitude of tanks and other heavy weapons, plus fire support markers rated for different weapon types up to and including a massive heavy bomber strike.
Each player has several strategic options, kept secret from his opponent, to use the fight for the beachhead to further the larger campaign. All strategies and operations are constrained by limited logistics; players must balance carefully his expenditures for reinforcements, replacements, and fire support. The player who strikes the best balance, and who best utilizes the various weapons at his disposal, has the chance to achieve a war-changing victory. Price: $30.
Now available on kickstarter from 1A Games. Next Wave is a new quick-start core game, featuring also a Stalingrad expansion that covers city fighting. This expansion introduces players to the unprecedented, vicious street fighting that came to symbolize the brutality of what the Soviet Union called its Great Patriotic War. [visit kickstarter page]
Now available for preorder from Lock ‘n Load Publishing. Band of Heroes Normandy (formerly, Band of Heroes Deluxe) is a complete redux of the original Band of Heroes. With full-color rules, additional full color scenarios/counters, and several more years of development, Band of Heroes Normandy is better than the original in every way. Yet perhaps the most exciting news is the addition of our most popular expansion of all time, Lock ‘n Load: Swift and Bold, into the base game, Band of Heroes Normandy. Additionally, and only available if you preorder the game now, will be a new eight-scenario campaign, and the counters to play it with. In total, you will receive over 570 lavishly drawn counters, 6 geomorphic maps, over 36 scenarios, 2 full-color player aid cards, 18 skill cards that increase play by assigning unique abilities such as range, bravery, better firepower, leaders, heroes and much more. [See product page for funding levels]
New from Ludifolie Editions. Alea Iacta Est (Imperator series) is a strategic level simulation for two players covering the civil wars that tore the late Roman Republic to shreds and paved the way for the establishment of the Principate. One player defends the interests of Caesar, his allies, his partisans and his successors. The other player defends the interests of his adversaries. The roles of the two players may be reversed during the game. Price: 24.90 €.
New from Vae Victis. Indochine 1952 is the insert game published in VaeVictis #113 special game edition. It covers the Battle of TU LÊ, October 1952. The game include an A3 Map and 108 die-cut counters, including French and English edition rules. Price: 14,95 €.