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Dien Bien Phu

New from Legion Wargames. Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble is a two-player game about the decisive battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 that not only ended the French Indochina war, but also had political repercussions far outside the region itself. One player represents France and her colonial troops. The other player represents the armed force of Viet Minh, the communist/nationalist independence movement of Vietnam. This is a cage fight. There are no victory points, there is no marginal victory and there is no draw.  Viet Minh wins by forcing the French troops to surrender. France wins by not surrendering. Preorder Price: $45 (save $17 but order today this offer expires on September 30th!).

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Line of Departure #75


New from Jim WerbanethLine of Departure #75 is a theme issue, covering Americans at War.  The articles inside cover:

  • Rebel Raiders on the High Seas (GMT) — Review
  • Squad Leader Series (Avalon Hill) — Analysis
  • Hamburger Hill and Operation Solace (Command magazine) — Analysis
  • Red Star/White Star (SPI) — Scenarios
  • The Vicksburg Campaign (TPS) — Preview

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IMMOLATION OFFER | Seven games for $90

High Flying Dice Games in association with Against the Odds Magazine is offering seven games for only $90. Check out this special offer that studies the sacrifice of the Panzerwaffe in the Allied Campaign across France, 1944.


La Bataille de Friedland 1807

New from Marshal Enterprises. La Bataille de Friedland 1807 recreates on a grand scale the classic contest between Imperial France and the Fourth Coalition fought on 14 June 1807.

Marshal Enterprises, which published La Bataille de Leipzig 1813 in October 2013 and designed La Bataille de Vauchamps published in ATO Magazine earlier in 2014, releases this latest in the series of the La Bataille system with a masterful recreation of one of Napoleon’s most misunderstood victories.

In 1807, Napoleon had just spent the last eight months fighting both the Prussians and the Russians throughout Prussia and Poland in the toughest fighting the French had faced up until that time during Napoleon’s rule. The Russians were led by General Levin August von Bennigsen, the crafty Hanoverian in Russian service, who had fought Napoleon virtually to a draw in February 1807 at Eylau; and then in June, just few days earlier prior to the climactic battle at Friedland, Bennigsen had punished the French with huge losses at Heilsberg, setting the stage for the major battle of 1807. The Russians had proven themselves to be the most stubborn foes Napoleon had faced. The battle at Friedland would only reinforce that perception.

La Bataille de Friedland 1807 includes 4 full color maps and over a 1000 counters. Along with the many organizational charts and player guides, the Premier Rules; the Special Game Rules; Orders of Battle; and many special editorial features will be on a CD for easy play and reference. The main battle is accompanied with multiple scenarios and features 4 maps. 4 countersheets, 2 informational counter sheets, organizational charts and instructional / informational CD. Also included is the revolutionary Le Siege de Danzig, a complete game in and of itself. Only 400 copies of this game are being printed, so get yours today! Price: $150 [order here].

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Ici c'est la France!, 2nd Edition

New from Legion WargamesIci c’est la France!, 2nd Edition features upgrades to nearly all components and covers the French insurgency war against the FLN in Algeria during 1954-62. There are three distinct factions of this simulation, Political, Insurgency, and Miltary, which are brilliantly interwoven such that it is the balance of these three factions that is the key to victory. One player is the FLN who will have units of three qualities, Moussebilines, Moudjahidines, and Zonal Commandos. The other player is France who will have both regular and elite regiments of Infantry, Mechanized, Paratroop, and Foreign Legion troops. Preorder Price: $40 (save $16 but order today before this offer expires!).

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Five New P500 Additions from GMT Games

GMT Games just announced five new additions to their P500 program. Be sure to check out their Sept. 2 announcement which introduces the following five titles:

  • Comancheri­a, Joel Toppen’s 2nd “First Nations” solitaire game
  • Hitler’s Reich, a fast-and-fun World War II game from Mark McLaughlin and Fred Schachter
  • The Dark Sands, a WWII North Africa game from Ted Raicer that uses the same system as his popular (and sold out) The Dark Valley
  • Time of Crisis, from Wray Ferrell and Brad Johnson. This is a 2-4 player clash of Roman dynasties, from 235-284 A.D.
  • A Thunder Alley Track Pack of four new tracks compatible with both Thunder Alley and Grand Prix

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The Summer of 1863

New from Pacific Rim Publishing. The Summer of 1863 is Tom Eskey’s point-to-point look at the Gettysburg Campaign featuring map graphics by Todd Davis. This game sets the political, economic, and military aspects of the turning point campaign in the Eastern theater of the American Civil War. The Southern forces reach for economic targets, striping victuals form farmlands and commissariat materials from towns as they maneuver to cut communications between major cities in order to isolate Washington, DC. The Northern forces deploy to block route to key cities. Both sides watching for the opportunity to bring their opponent into a Major Battle that will tip the scales of victory in their favor. Price: $30 postpaid in the USA, APO, FPO, DPO. Order at justplain.comConsimWorld members earn $5 off by using Coupon Code CSW-1863 at checkout. Offer expires Sept. 22, 2014.

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Valor and Vengeance

New from High Flying Dice Games. Valor ad Vengeance is a two-player game on the Battle of Ulus-Kert during the Second Chechen War. At Ulus-Kert, the Russian 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 104th Guards Parachute Regiment sought to block the retreat route of some 2,000 lightly-armed Chechens. Supported by SU-25 aircraft, Mi-24 helicopter gunships, and artillery the Russians presumed superiority over a cunning foe. The Chechen force concentrated in the town of Ulus-Kert before taking on the Russians. This was an area the Russians dared not enter during the First Chechen War. Price: $17.95 (mounted counters are $5 extra).

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Gauntlet: Operation Pedestal

New from High Flying Dice Games. Gauntlet is a two player game on the epic naval and air battles for the largest Malta relief convoy of World War II (although solitaire play is easy to do). In August the Malta garrison was on the ropes, with critical supplies nearly exhausted. Allied forces were in full retreat towards Egypt following their defeat in the Gazala Campaign. The Axis forces realized the Pedestal Convoy could very well be the battle for “all the marbles” and mobilized tremendous air, submarine and surface fleet assets to contest its passage. The Allied convoy was savaged but enough ships made it through, including the tanker Ohio whose ordeal was a true epic of wartime heroism, to enable Malta to hold out. Price: $14.95 (add mounted counters are $5 extra).

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The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edition

New from Multi-Man Publishing. The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edition is both an updated version (with errata corrected, a couple of counters added, and other counters made to conform to the Expansion) covering the Western Front from the D-Day landings until the end of April 1945 and an expansion to the original game that adds the Eastern Front from just east of Warsaw during the same time period and a small map attachment that adds the Brittany Peninsula. Price: $58. [related story]

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Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers is a political board game of the early American Republic from the Washington administration to the outbreak of the Civil War. As in The Republic of Rome (TM), players control factions of statesmen. Together they attempt the many issues that threaten the young Republic. This boxed game is now available at The Game Crafter, with graphic design by Luca Cammisa. Price: $69.99. [related story]

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Walcheren 1809

New from ACIES EdizioneWalcheren 1809 is a stand-alone gamette covering the unfortunate British expedition in Holland during the Napoleonic Wars. The ill-fated British campaign resulted in the British losing more than 4,000 men to a disease called “Walcheren Fever”, thought to be a combination of malaria and typhus. Price: 10 Euros.

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Wise Bayonets

New from ACIES EdizioneWise Bayonets depicts the Battle of Trebbia, June 1799, in north Italy between French and Austro-Russian armies. The game features the same game system as Masséna at Loano, integrated with rules needed to reflect the different battle terrain and tactical situation (such as greater emphasis on cavalry). Price: 56 Euros.

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Napoleon At Waterloo

New from Decision GamesNapoleon at Waterloo is a simple game of the Battle of Waterloo. The system uses the most common and basic wargame principles, such as hexagon movement, firepower ratings, terrain benefits, and a combat results table to allow you to quickly and easily determine the outcome of battles. The game includes all the units present at the battle – French, British and the Prussian – as well as extra units representing other nearby forces that arrived too late to participate historically. Components include 11”x17” map, 74 die-cut counters, one 4-page rulebook. Price: $29.95.

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