Salnave's War @ Kickstarter -
Now on Kickstarter from William Warner. Salnave’s War is a Military, Economic and political game that represents the events that occurred in Haiti form 1867 to 1870.
Editor’s Note: Our newsdesk backlog got in the way of our posting this much sooner. Unfortunately, there are only 11 days left to go on this one, but the subject matter looks intriguing and it’s a Euro-crossover game, so perhaps there are 300 folks out there that want to preorder this game and help him get the necessary funding. It’s a big ask, but 300 folks would do it and the current participation level is not a good reflection of what is being offered…. what do you guys think?
Axis & Allies World War I 1914 Review -
Peter Suciu @ Armchair General
The “Axis & Allies World War I 1914” game shares some common mechanics with its World War II predecessor, but with a number of twists to reflect the situation nations faced in the Great War. It’s a game, not a history lesson, but players will often find themselves forced into the costly frontal assaults that characterized that war.
Battlefield mApps: Battle of the Bulge -
New from Joseph Thomson. Battlefield mApps: Battle of the Bulge brings military history to the iPad. This first app, perfect for use on its own or as an accompaniment to your own reading, looks at the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944-45 — The Battle of the Bulge. Through a mix of new, modern maps & original maps from the war, we’ll show how the battle was really fought. Price: $8.99.
Day in History: 19 June
Game maker lost home after successful Kickstarter campaign -
Mike Krumboltz @ Yahoo! Games
Not all successful Kickstarter campaigns can be called successes. In fact, some are downright tragic. Ed Carter launched a campaign to raise money to create a deluxe version of his company’s original card game, Glory to Rome …
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Review -
Rick Martin @ Armchair General [video review]
The second edition of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! boardgame introduces new units, such as flamethrower tanks, brings the rules up to date with other games in the series, and comes in a redesigned box that is great for storing the components.
Bloody April Review -
Terry Lee Coleman @ Armchair General [related story]
The board game “Bloody April: Air War over Arras, France, 1917” is unusual. Instead of the one-on-one air battles found in most WWI aerial games, it pits flights of multiple aircraft against each other in the skies over France in 1917.
Web-Grognards Call for Support -
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Rising Sun Preorder -
Now available for preorder from Multi-Man Publishing. Rising Sun is ASL’s long-awaited return to the jungles, islands, and atolls of the southwest Pacific. MMP has combined the original ASL modules, Code of Bushido and Gung Ho!, into one monster package. Rising Sun includes the entire Japanese, Chinese, and United States Marine Corps orders of battle; a 2nd edition of Chapter G, which covers the unique rules needed to play ASL in the Pacific Theater of Operations and incorporates all the current errata; and an updated Chapter H for the Japanese and Chinese vehicles and ordnance and for landing craft. Also included are 32 updated scenarios, combining the original Code of Bushido and Gung Ho! scenarios with 16 out-of-print PTO scenarios that originally appeared in the pages of the GENERAL, the ASL Annual, and the ASL Journal. The package is rounded out by seven 8˝×22˝ geomorphic mapboards (boards 34-39 and 47) and dozens of overlays, all updated to match the latest style of boards. Both the rules and the counters benefit from a larger, more readable font. Ownership of Advanced Squad Leader game system is required to play. Preorder Price: $123 (savings of $41).
Hold the Line Review -
Norm Smith @ Battlefields and Warriors
Day in History: 18 June