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Vae Victis #115: Burgundian Wars

New from VaeVictis. Burgundian Wars (1474-1477) is the insert game of VaeVictis #115 Special Edition. The game covers a conflict between the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France, later involving the Old Swiss Confederacy, which would play a decisive role. This game includes one A3 size map, 108 die-cut counters and one rules booklet. Price: 14,95 €.

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Hanau 1813

New from VaeVictis. Hanau 1813 is the latest entry in the Jours de Gloire series. The game covers the battle of 30-31 October 1813 around Hanau. Napoleon, with the remnants of his Grande Armée, has to fight the Austro-Bavarian corps of von Wrede to open his road back to France. This game is published in VaeVictis Wargame Collection, it includes one 59 x 41 cm map (23 x 16”), 216 die-cut counters and markers, one rule book including three scenarios and one color player aid. Price: 24,60 €.

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Operational Studies Group Summer Sale

Special offer from Operational Studies Group. Save 20% on OSG’s Library of Napoleonic Battles during the OSG Summer Sale. Reduced prices on such great titles as La Patrie en Danger, Napoleon at Leipzig, and The Last Success. Preorder future titles in the Library at 30% off.

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Command at Sea: Shattered Armada

New from Clash of Arms. Command at Sea: Shattered Armada travels to the waters off Spain in 1936, where in July, right-wing “Nationalists” rebelled against the democratically elected leftwing “Republicans”, resulting in the bloody civil war. This game features 22 scenarios describing battles that actually did occur, “could have” battles with combatants who were close enough to fight; and “what if” battles drawn from war plans and journals. From shore batteries and minefields to battleships and gunboats, players will re-live the role of Spanish navies as they contend with each other and warships of the Great Powers, as war at sea reveals Spain’s ultimate fate. Price: $43.29. [view product sheet]

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Panzerschreck #16: Destruction of Force Z

New from Minden GamesPANZERSCHRECK #16 (Spring 2014) wargame magazine. This issue is available as a FREE download. Contents include articles, variants, and a Mini-Sim wargame (Salvo! 2nd ed.) within its pages. Feature reviews focus on Axis & Allies 1941 (Hasbro), Inchon (Simulations Canada), Oil War (SPI), and Ortona (Simulations Canada). Campaign Analysis deals with the backround and story of the Destruction of Force Z, in December 1941. Contains complete register of all past games published in Panzerschreck.

The issue game for #16 is DESTRUCTION OF FORCE Z, a solitaire WW2 naval/air wargame. It is available for purchase separately. (see page 10 of Panzerschreck #16 for full details). Price: $11.95.

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Holdfast Russia 1941-1942

New from Worthington Publishing. Holdfast Russia 1941-1942 is a block game that portrays the bitter fighting between German and Russian forces. The game plays in 2 to 3 hours and has only 5 pages of rules, yet reflects the historical campaign. It is the first of our Campaigns of World War II series. Clean mechanics and a manageable number of units allow for the entire campaign to be played in a evening. Objectives are clear. Hold two of the three victory location cities at the end of the game. But with mud and supplies a constant factor, German armor always a threat, and winter bringing a boost to Russian resources and manpower, it is not easy for either side to HOLDFAST. Price: $65. [View PDF Tutorial]

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Victory Point Games 4th of July Sale!


Special offer from Victory Point Games. Take advantage of their 4th of July Sale — running now through 6 July. VPG is offering 10% off on the entire store, and this discount does “stack” with your normal Volume Discounts achieved at purchases of $50 or more! We make our games in America, and just wanted to say “thanks! And for your savings benefit, our next game release, Villainous Vikings, has “gone live” for pre-purchasing at these discounts (the game should start shipping by mid-July).

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The U.S. Civil War Preorder

[update: as anticipated, this game quickly surpassed the P500 mark and the related CSW Forum is easily the hottest topic at the moment]

Now available for preorder from GMT Games. The U.S. Civil War s a two-player strategic-level war game of the American Civil War. Game design by Mark Simonitch. The game covers the entire war from 1861-65 on a large 30” x 44” map area (2 mounted maps) of the Southeastern United States. Turns represent 3 months during the winter and 2 months during the summer, with four Action Phases to each turn. Players of Eric Lee Smith’s The Civil War (VG) and Mark Herman’s For the People (AH and GMT) will see many similarities between this game and those two benchmark games. Those two wonderful games inspired many of the rules and concepts used in this game. Preorder Price: $49 (save $26).

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Battle For Stalingrad

New from Dan Verssen GamesBattle for Stalingrad is a card based wargame focusing on one of the most brutal periods of the Second World War. This game puts you in the rubble-strewn streets as the German forces fight through one block of the city after another. The only hope for both sides is to secure the city before they run out of blood and food. As the game unfolds, you’ll see one section of the city after another ground into rubble by your ceaseless fighting. As the city deteriorates, the amount of supplies generated for your men decreases. Supplies are the lifeblood of your army. Without them, you cannot move or attack, and you’ll suffer higher casualties in combat. Price: $39.99. [related story]

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Kampen om Norge: Printed Cards & Rules Now Available in English

Kampen om Norge (The Battle of Norway) is a strategy board game about the German invasion of Norway in 1940. It combines the use of action cards and miniatures. The game cards and rules associated with this game are now available in English, direct from The Game Crafter. English Cards and Rules are $22.99. English Cards only are $15.99. [more details]

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Primosole Bridge 1943

New from Strategemata. Primosole Bridge: 14-17 July 1943 is a wargame based on the Great Battles of Small Units system, covering Operation Fustian. Components include: 11.6 x 16.5 inch map, 108 die-cut counters, rules booklet, scenario card, player aid card. Note: a standard deck of cards is not included but required for play. Price: $17.75 from Noble Knight Games.

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End of Empire: 1744-1782

New from Compass Games. End of Empire: 1744-1782 is a two-player game covering the three great conflicts fought on the North American continent between 1744 and 1782: King George’s War, sometimes known as the Old French War, which was part of the War of the Austrian Succession), the French and Indian War, part of the Seven Years War (known in England as the Great War for Empire), and the American Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War ended the French Empire in Canada; the American Revolution ended the British Empire in the 13 American colonies. End of Empire is an Epic game and perhaps the most detailed coverage of the critical period that saw the Empires of England, France, and Spain exit North America and the rise of the United States of America. With thirteen (yes, 13) scenarios, End of Empire represents plenty of value for your gaming dollar.

This game is still available at preorder price of $75 (save $24) if you order NOW before the introductory price expires.


Thunder Alley

New from GMT Games. Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game for 2-7 players with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Players controls not one car, but a team of 3-6 cars. Each race is not only a run for the checkered flag but an effort to maximize the score for every car on your team. Winning is important but if you race one car to the finish line, your team might end up outside of the winner’s circle looking in. Price: $64. [related video]


Ogre Pocket Edition

New from Steve Jackson Games. Ogre Pocket Edition takes the game back to its roots. A small rulebook, 140 counters, and the same bare-bones map Steve drew himself for the very first printing. And the price is the same as it was in 1977: $2.95. ($2.95 in 1977 dollars translates to be over $10 today when adjusted for inflation; this is Steve’s way of saying “thank you” for your support for Ogre over the last three decades.) Despite its “pocket” size, Ogre Pocket Edition will have more than enough counters to play all five of the “Ogre vs. Command Post” scenarios. It includes two different conventional forces (a Black force and a White force), with a whopping eight White Howitzers! That’s a whole lot of gameplay for $2.95.