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after a hiatus the magazine is back and better than ever. Issue 12 will ship in June. Chalk full of articles with 132 pages total, the insert game is Nightdrop 2: Pegasus Bridge [Forum]
the all-new Pacific Victory is an exciting, fast-paced game simulating the Pacific Theater of WWII. Units are represented by wooden blocks which remain upright and hide the type and strength of the unit. A fusion of Columbia's older "Front" system and its newer "Victory" system, the game focuses on the grand strategy of the Pacific war. [Forum]
The French & More! is the first expansion for the Commands & Colors Tricorne – The American Revolution game. The kit adds ten new battles, adding the French army to the mix and expanding your existing forces. Of course, the two major land battles involving the French Army are included in the scenarios: Savannah and Yorktown. The expansion also takes a detailed look at the Battle of Brandywine, along with the battles of Springfield, Kings Mountain and Pell’s Point. New terrain tiles, additional blocks, stickers and larger, molded dice, are all included so you can play these new American Revolution War engagements. [Forum]
DVG's Warfighter WWII series hits the beaches in the Pacific and expands the War in Europe! New stretch goals added. [Forum]
Swords & Sails is an epic conquest and diplomacy game about leading your armies and fleets through medieval Europe in 1000 AD. Players control one of these factions in a bid to conquer Europe. Muster armies and assemble fleets, build more cities, make and break alliances, spy on your opponents, and go to war to conquer all of Europe.
Rostov ‘41 is a Standard Combat Series (SCS) game covering the bold—some would say “foolhardy”—dash by Army Group South to take Rostov in the late fall of 1941. Amazingly, the attack succeeded, resulting, however, in the Germans being isolated at the end of a logistical shoestring. The regrouping Red Army, stung from a long series of defeats, saw this as the perfect opportunity to launch its first coordinated attack of the war, thus paving the way for the Moscow Counteroffensive just a few weeks later. [Forum]
Radetzky's March is a furious, fast and playable game about the last campaign of Radetzky, fought in 1849 against the small but tough Sardinian Kingdom and covers the bloody battle of Novara. Field Marshal Radetzky, commander in chief of the Austrian forces conceives a daring plan: to concentrate all his forces, about 75,000 men with over 200 field guns. His forces are centered around Pavia and poised to cross the Ticino to quickly invade Piedmont and force the Piedmontese army to engage in a decisive battle. This highly-playable game hails from Italy with all components available in English.
Ariete is a Tactical Combat Series (TCS) game covering the Italian Ariete Division’s defense of Bir el Gubi, Libya, on November 19, 1941. The well-equipped yet inexperienced British 22nd Armoured Brigade saw an opportunity to season itself against a supposedly weak Italian formation. At full-strength with 162 brand-new Crusader tanks, the British were eager to emulate the easy victories against the Italian 10th Army the previous winter. What actually ensued was a swirling desert battle between evenly matched opponents. [Forum]
Brazen Chariots is a Battalion Combat Series (BCS) game that chronicles fighting in the North African desert towards the end of 1941. Once Axis forces under Rommel had laid siege to Tobruk, they then set about trying to take it. Meanwhile, Commonwealth forces pushed back to the Egyptian border launched several attempts to break into and relieve the fortress. Two of these efforts, BREVITY and BATTLEAXE, lacked the depth needed to accomplish this goal and were utter failures. The third, CRUSADER, was a massive undertaking that successfully opened communications to Tobruk and proved to the British 8th Army that Rommel could be beaten. It also set the stage for Rommel's Gazala offensive in 1942. [Forum]
Time of Crisis is the game that allows 2-4 players to re-create the Roman Crisis of the Third Century, leading separate dynasties in a struggle for control of an empire beset by threats both internal and external. The Time of Crisis Expansion provides new choices for players to build their influence, exert their Imperial power, and even play alone! [Forum]