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Pavlov’s House was a fortified apartment building used as a strongpoint by the Soviet 62nd Army during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in WW2. Soviet defenders held out for almost two months from a constant German assault. The building’s name was drawn from Yakov Pavlov, a sergeant who led the initial storm group assault that resulted in the capture of the building from the Germans. The story of Pavlov’s House was a key piece of Soviet propaganda and was used as a symbol of the incredible resistance of Soviet forces during the Battle of Stalingrad. [Forum]
The Great Plains in the latter half of the 19th century was a cultural battleground. The Native way of life was under siege by an avalanche of invaders seeking land and progress. Plains Indian Wars reduces this monumental and catastrophic series of conflicts to its basic elements: A settler surge via long snaking wagon trains, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, east and west, and the cavalry sent to protect them all. At the same time, Plains Indian Wars seeks to offer the Native-American player the opportunity to unite earlier, hold their own and perhaps even prevent European-American success.
Michael Gustavsson, co-designer of FAB: Golan’73 is back with volume IV in the Fast Action Battle series. In this game, as the Allied player, you control the XXX and XIII corps, Tobruk Garrison and the Strategic Reserve force of the 8th Army. As the Axis player, you control the DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korps), the Italian XXI corps and the Corpo d’ Armata di Manovra (CAM) of the Panzergruppe Afrika commanded by the famous Erwin Rommel. [Forum]
Red Star/White Eagle: The Russo-Polish War, 1920, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by David Williams, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new edition. Celebrated by many as one of the finest and often sought-after game titles ever produced by Game Designers’ Workshop (GDW, 1979) on a fascinating, almost forgotten conflict that would largely determine the course of European history for the next twenty years or more. [Forum]
Renegade, from Ricky (Box of Delights) Royal, is a solo/co-operative cyberpunk deck-building game for 1 to 5 players. Hack the four SMC (Super Massive Computer) networks, each with its own increasingly complex AI. You must puzzle through and survive their Countermeasures before the network is overrun by the SMC's Spark and Guardian defenses. [Forum]
a complete Panzer Grenadier game based on the epic battles waged by the British Expeditionary Force against the Germans in the spring and early summer of 1940. There are 47 scenarios based on these battles, organized into “battle games” that allow you to play the scenarios in sequence toward your army’s operational goals. Scenario design is by Philippe Léonard, who also designed Panzer Grenadier: 1940 The Fall of France. [Forum]
Game design by Doug Bryant is now available now on Kickstarter. Watch the movie and play the game. Dunkirk is a block game that is chit-driven and card enhanced. Refight the decisive battle of France 1940 in two hours. [Forum]
WW2 skirmish with a new range of dedicated 36mm (1:48) miniatures realized as 3d models. The game use a number of innovative mechanics to deliver fast paced action and great historical realism without ever consulting tables or any hard calculation at all. It is also different in using a very low figure count (3-4 models per side is sufficient to play) and a small gaming area which makes it ideal when you only have a lunch time or a short period to play.
a sourcebook for the Second World War at Sea series describing the ships which were part of Germany's Plan Z as well as those that Britain’s Royal Navy would likely have built in response. And it has additional pieces of its own: "long" ship pieces for those that appear in other Second World War at Sea games on smaller, square pieces. [Forum]
enables two players to game the entirety of alternative history’s worst nightmare: a triumphant Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, having won World War II and conquered the planet in 1945, square off against each other – for total domination – three years later. The game’s two area-movement mapsheets join along the equator to show the whole world, including the Arctic and Antarctic. [Forum]