a solitaire game that depicts the climatic seven days of the assault on this key town. You are the commander of the Iraqi Security Forces, and must capture the Government Complex to secure the political victory, but your ultimate objective is to liberate the city and its inhabitants. You have elite Counter Terrorism Service troops supported by army, police and militia units. You can also call on Coalition air assets and special forces to give you the edge. [Forum]
a Grand Tactical Series (GTS) game that covers one sliver in the history of the Battle of the Bulge. On 16 December 1944, the Germans launched their great offensive through the Ardennes. The XLVII Panzer Corps attacked with the 2. Panzer Division and 26. Volksgrenadier Division, reinforced by the Panzer Lehr Division. Defending was part of the 110th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. It should have been a blitzkrieg through the thin defenses but stubborn resistance, the terrain, and the well-managed commitment of American reinforcements caused the German attack to fail to take Bastogne just as the 101st Airborne Division arrived. [Forum]
1759: Siege of Quebec is the first in our Great Sieges game series. These games highlight command decisions for players against a solitaire game engine opponent. They have been designed for easy set up and quick game play. Game unit placement is shown on the game board and units are wooden markers representing troop and ship formations. The game was developed for solitaire play and players can play as either the French or the British against the solitaire player game engine. There is also a two player version of the game. [Forum]
Crowbar!: The Rangers at Pointe du Hoc is a Herman Luttmann-designed, solitaire wargame (with two-player and cooperative variant stretch goals) that simulates the ebb, flow, and risk of the Pointe du Hoc assault, with you playing the attacking Rangers. The game system traces its parentage to the popular In Magnificent Style game and that title's speed of play, tough decision-making, and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement. [Forum]
Africa Orientale Italiana is a complete Panzer Grenadier game based on these battles: the Italian conquest of Somaliland and British re-conquest, the campaign in Eritrea including the bloody Battle of Keren, the South Africa invasion of Somaliland and much more. There are 40 scenarios based on these battles, organized into “battle games” that allow you to play the scenarios in sequence toward your army’s operational goals. [Forum]
a Herman Luttmann-designed, solitaire wargame (with two-player and cooperative variant stretch goals) that simulates the ebb, flow, and risk of the Pointe du Hoc assault, with you playing the attacking Rangers. The game system traces its parentage to the popular In Magnificent Style game and that title's speed of play, tough decision-making, and heart-pounding push-your-luck excitement. [Forum]
The Fantasy Trip is an “old-school” RPG, with easy character design, realistic tactical combat, and an emphasis on story. It is unabashedly focused on dungeon crawls and arena battles. It’s a great introduction for your friends who are new to roleplaying, because it’s so easy to get started.
Glory Recalled: Hong Kong 1941 is a project created to commemorate the forgotten soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. It's an operational scale game system for two players. One player plays as Major General Takeo Ito, the commander of the Japanese 38th Division while the other player plays as Major General Christopher Maltby, the overall commander of the garrison in Hong Kong.
this issue provides an in-depth historical analysis of one of history’s greatest battles. It analyzes every facet of the 1942 German offensive in Russia, including the Soviet counteroffensive that marked the war’s overall turning point. The nine chapters each include several original maps, detailed orders of battle, and numerous photographs. The issue is written to be of value to both newcomers to the topic as well as those who already consider themselves experts on it. The prose is clear and free of jargon, but rich in detail and analysis. This issue includes a map poster showing the Battle of Stalingrad. [Forum]
The Potato War is a supplement for Soldier Kings, our multi-player game of the Seven Years’ War. The book includes a full-color 17x11-inch map of the Black Sea Steppe and Caucasus regions. In addition to the new Russo-Ottoman and Potato War scenarios and their additional pieces, there are new pieces (with optional rules for their use) for the Seven Years’ War scenarios of Soldier Kings, plus some additional options. [Forum]
a solitaire strategy game covering the collapse of the Soviet Union (1985-91), designed by R. Ben Madison. The game puts you in the role of a trusted and close advisor to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. You help him manage the stunning changes that rocked the foundations of Communism and the vast Soviet empire during “the decade that shook the world”, when glasnost (candor, free speech) and perestroika (economic and political reform) became household words that defied decades of Cold War certainty. [Forum]
players race to invent the flying car, teleportation and time travel. Whoever can best manage the bottlenecks of research, development and production stands to earn everlasting glory, fame and power
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]
Fire in the Steppe is a complete Panzer Grenadier game based on the early battles of Operation Barbarossa in Ukraine: the huge tank battles around Brody and Dubno. There are 42 scenarios based on these battles, organized into “battle games” that allow you to play the scenarios in sequence toward your army’s operational goals. Plus a solitaire campaign game! [Forum]
From award-winning designer, Art Lupinacci, Russia Besieged covers the entire German campaign in the east from 1941 to the bitter end, in 1945. One of the finest Army/Corps level games on the market, Russia Besieged Deluxe edition has been overhauled from years of experience and nuances discovered in Tournament play, to bring you a richly detailed, east front experience you expect to see from this classic wargame. [Forum]
Special Ops #8 has nine articles, two ASL scenarios, two ASLSK scenarios, and the game Avenge Pearl Harbor. This game was originally published in Game Journal #60 as Storm Over the Japanese Homeland and allows players to simulate Operation DOWNFALL, the hypothetical invasion of Japan in November 1945. The game uses the same basic system as What Price Glory? [Forum]
featuring the insert game, 1941: What If? An Alternative History Wargame of a Second Winter War. This is a low-to-intermediate complexity two-player alternative history wargame that's also easily adaptable to solitaire play. It allows you to investigate the parameters inherent in the situation in Central Eastern Europe, at the end of 1940, had the Bulgarians decided to ally with the Soviets instead of the Germans, which historically they considered doing. [Forum]
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