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Designer Edition Bitter Woods

New from Compass Games. Designer Edition Bitter Woods recreates the famous battle that began on December 16th 1944, as Germany launched its last, desperate offensive in the West. The result was The Battle of the Bulge, a brutal struggle in a dismal winter landscape set against an enemy imbued with a fanatic conviction that victory could be snatched from defeat. STILL AVAILABLE AT PREORDER PRICE OF $65 PLUS SHIPPING. A SAVINGS OF $20 OFF RETAIL.

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VaeVictis #117: Age of Aces

New from VaeVictisAge of Aces (1914-1918) is the insert game of VaeVictis #117 Special Edition. The game simulates dogfights between WW1 fighters. It includes one A3 size map, 108 die-cut counters and one rules booklet (in French, English rules can be downloaded here. Price: 14,95 €.

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Adowa Preorder

Now available for preorder from Acies Edizioni. Adowa recreates the first significant defeat of an European power in Africa. Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II managed to defeat an Italian army through a combination of bravery, deficiencies in the Italian chain of command, and well exploited chances during the battle. Visit product page for preorder pricing based on you region. Bonus material! map, counters and rules for Battle of Dogali — a scenario for Ascari is also included with this game.

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Antcolonygames Magazine Issue #1

New from AntcolonygamesAntcolonygames Magazine is the digital magazine with the game inside. It is about experiencing history, using animated maps and playable simulations. Each issue will focus on a specific historical event or period. This premier issue #1 looks at the encirclement battles that took place in the Russian Baltic region in June of 1941. The app requires iOS 4.3 or higher, and runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available at the App Store for $2.99.

The Invasion of Russia (1812)

New from Europa Simulazioni. Napoleon’s Greatest Gamble: The Invasion of Russia (1812) is the first entry in a new series of games covering the Campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars at low to moderate level of complexity. It includes basic and advanced rules, event cards, a two years campaign scenario. Basic unit is the division, each turn represents 15 days. Price: 36 €.

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Dauphin and the Sword, Truce or the Sword

New from Ludifolie Editions. The two latest Au Fil de l’Epée series games:

  • The Dauphin and the Sword. The 12th volume in Au Fil de l’Epée (By the Edge of the Sword) series and the first “Louis XI” volume. It covers three battles of Louis XI, when is still was Dauphin of France and finally King of France: Dieppe (1443), Saint-Jacques-sur-la-Brise (1444) et Montlhéry (1465).
  • The Truce or the Sword. The 13th volume in Au Fil de l’Epée (By the Edge of the Sword) series and the second “Louis XI” volume. It covers two battles of Louis XI, King of France : Blanquetaque (1475) et Guinegatte (1479).

Price for each: 28.90 €.

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VaeVictis #116: Kircholm 1605

New from VaeVictisKircholm 1605 is the insert game of VaeVictis #116 Special Edition based on GMT’s Musket & Pike series. The Battle of Kircholm is an episode of the the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1611, which took place 27 September 1605 near the town of Kircholm (now Salaspils in Latvia, near Riga), between the Swedish army commanded by Karl IX and the Polish-Lithuanian army commanded by Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Field Hetman of Lithuania. The game includes an A3 map, 108 die cut-counters and a rules booklet in French (English version of the rules available online). Price: 14,95 €.

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The Naval SITREP Issue #45

New From Clash of Arms GamesThe Naval Sitrep Issue #45 featuring articles, reviews, new data forms; etc., for use with all games in the Admiralty Trilogy series. Subscription pricing starts at $21.

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World at War #38: Ghost Division

New from Strategy & Tactics Press. World at War issue #38 featuring the insert game, Ghost Division. Ghost Division is a solitaire game in which you, the player, takes command of General Erwin Rommel’s 7th Panzer Division during the drive across Belgium and France in those heady days of May and June of 1940. As your forces drive across the map, they will encounter various Allied Forces, represented by face down Fog of War and Allied Formation counters. When encountering an Allied Formation, play temporarily stops in order to resolve the Combat Sequence, with the game system generating forces that your own forces will have to defeat. Contents: One 22x34” map, 228 counters. Price: $30.

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Don't Tread on Me!

New from White Dog Games. Don’t Tread On Me! is a solitaire game of the American War of Independence, available in boxed, folio (poly-bag), and print-and-play formats. Designed by award-winning designer R. Ben Madison, the game includes a 17”x11” game map, 88 thick, laser-cut counters and markers, 16-page rulebook, Turn Record Sheet, and Player Aid Sheet. Game features include Land and Naval Combat, Rebel Campaigning, Loyalist Strongholds, Random Events, Logistics, Smuggling, French Intervention, and more! See product page for pricing/packaging options.

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D-Day at Tarawa

New from Decision GamesD-Day at Tarawa is a solitaire game simulating the amphibious invasion of Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll. The US marines assaulting the tiny island, with its strategically vital airstrip, found themselves in their toughest battle of World War II, a fight to the death against 5000 Japanese defenders. This game advances the solitaire game system of its award-winning predecessor D-Day at Omaha Beach to the next level. You control the US forces against a tenacious Japanese defense. An innovative diceless combat system highlights unknown enemy deployments and the importance of the right weapons and tactics. Event cards keep the action flowing and the rules simple, while introducing extensive historical detail.

Contents:1 33”x22” game map, 352 die cut counters, 55 event cards, Rules booklet, and Player aid cards. Price: $60.

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Knight's Cross of Iron

New from Six Angles Japan. Knight’s Cross of Iron is a special, boxed edition that includes two wargames designed by Masahiro Yamazaki — Paulus’ 6th Army and Zitadelle: Duel for Kursk 1943.

The original edition of Paulus’ 6th Army and Zitadelle: Duel for Kursk 1943 were published by Six Angles in 2005 and 2009 as issue games of #10 and #13. This renewal editions are with improved components; both of counters and game-maps. Rules of Play in English and English version of charts and tables will be provided as PDF files (printed matter not included). English rules for Paulus’ 6th Army are available for download.

Preorder Price: $100 (save $12) is still available if you order now. See product page for shipping fees. Paypal only accepted at:

Alfred the Great

New from Red King Games. Alfred the Great is a print-n-play game that commences the series in 871AD where the indomitable Alfred the Great is set to do battle with the Vikings of the Great Heathen Army. The games are relatively low complexity, and should take somewhere between 1-2 hours. The battle mechanics are designed to be straight forward but the decisions faced by the Saxon and Viking player will reflect the choices, tactical and strategic that both Kings had to make in those dark days of the late Ninth Century. A miniatures version of the game is also available. Price: $7.50.

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New from One Small Step Games. Huzzah! Four Battles of the American Civil War, Vol. 1 is Richard Dengel’s (Rebel Yell!) new entry into the American Civil War pantheon of games with his new Huzzah! grand-tactical system. This volume contains four battles from the ACW: Belmont, Iuka, Newbern and Stephenson’s Depot. 

The system features encounters little known yet strategically fraught. These are fights that, had they concluded differently, might well have transformed a campaign, a reputation, or both. So, while the battles in were little more than a scrimmage when compared to, say, Gettysburg or Stones River, they were not insignificant, bearing weight well beyond what mere numbers suggest. This game is the first installment of what will become a series of games using the system. The next installment in the series will be a second quadri-game focusing entirely on the Wilderness Campaign. These four battles will also be combinable into a large campaign game. Price: $59.95.

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