For this new edition of Rommel in the Desert, Columbia Games has taken great care to remake this classic game better than ever. The new Rommel map is 17x34 inches (taller than previous editions). All components have been upgraded down to the game box itself. One of the finest block games every published, don't miss out on this all new edition! [Forum]
[Ending Soon!] Assault – Red Horizon 41 is the first volume in a planned series of tactical level wargames in which players lead historical units into battle during Operation Barbarossa (June through October 1941). A Clash of Titans – the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Army fighting one another in a life and death struggle with infantry, artillery and armored units. Play it as a single scenario or with our unique campaign system. [watch designer intro video]
No Motherland Without: North Korea in Crisis and Cold War is a card-driven strategy game for one or two players simulating tensions between the DPRK and the West from 1953 to present day. As the Kim Regime (DPRK), one player will be seeking a nuclear deterrent to invasion, preventing uprising, improving infrastructure and purging elites to prevent a coup. As the West, players will exert pressure on the regime. [Forum]
a card-driven boardgame adventure of true pirate history for 1 to 4 players. From Blackbeard to Sir Henry Morgan, history's most fiendish freebooters come to life in this greed-filled game of strategy and adventure.
The Darin Leviloff classic solitaire game is getting a deluxification from Worthington Publishing. The game is an update of the VPG's Soveit Dawn game. The game allows gamers to play out the Russian Revolution 1918-1922. [Forum]
a massive 68" x 44" neoprene wargaming mat for the entire EastFront WWII series by Columbia Games. The ultimate game accessory to create a fully deluxe treatment of the classic game series. [Forum]
An easily accessible World War III war and strategy game with a paranormal twist. The Long Road depicts a Third World War sparked not by conflicting ideologies, but rather the back-stage maneuvering of paranormal entities with their own set of agendas. Agendas that are fleshed out in the game's 16 scenarios. [Forum]
Devil Boats: PT Boats in the Solomons is a solitaire, tactical-level wargame. You, as commander, will lead a squadron of 4 US Navy PT boats on nightly missions against Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands during the summer months of 1943. [Forum]
COALITION! is a quick-playing, grand strategy game with operational elements that could recreate all the Napoleonic Wars (1805-1815) in just one evening. Counters represent historical fleets and armies, being 18-25 ships or 30-50,000 men every strength point. Although not an event-driven board game in the classic sense, Event cards are used to recreate historical situations that could imply some modifications in the general rules of the game, or even change the fate of a game dramatically. [Forum]
Issue 76 of World at War magazine, featuring the insert game, Operation Jupiter: Churchill’s Plan to Invade Norway, 1942. This is a two-player wargame simulating the possible events that could have unfolded during the first 30 days of this planned but never run World War II campaign. The British prime minister had intended it as a strategic alternative for Operation Torch. A complete game takes from two to three hours to complete. [Forum]
The Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1 is back in stock, and it's updated! This 2nd edition includes everything from the 2011 release, plus board p, and four scenarios previously found in the Beyond the Beaches ASLSK Bonus Pack. Also included are a half-sheet of counters, two Quick Reference Data Cards, one example of play/sequence of play card, one vehicle and ordnance historical notes book, and one rulebook. [Forum]
Black Hell: The Battle for Los Negros Island, February-March, 1944. Before fleeing Corregidor, General Douglas MacArthur pledged to return to the Philippines. It was first necessary to retake New Guinea and at least neutralize the Japanese fortified base at Rabaul. Taking the island of Los Negros and its airbase at Momote would cut off Rabaul’s ability to receivd supplies from Japan or elsewhere, and allow the US-led forces to advance for an offensive to retake the Philippines. [Forum]
An Unpleasant and Devastating Fight: The Battle for Sittang Bridge, February 21-22, 1942. The situation for the Allies in Burma was increasingly desperate following the Japanese invasion that began in December 1941. After nearly a month of fighting the British Dominion forces were in full retreat, hoping to meet with reinforcements being rushed to the theater and to regroup behind the Sittang River. Another victory for the Japanese could lead to the capture of that major port and even more conquests by the sons from the land of the Rising Sun. [Forum]
Taking its roots from SPI’s “Central Front” and “NATO: Division Commander”, The Dogs of War is the second module of the C3 series, focused on Command, Control and Communication and pioneered by Less Than 60 Miles – one of the five nominees for the 2019 Charles Roberts Awards as Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame. All the elements of modern mechanized warfare are covered: Chemical and Nuclear Weapons, Attack Helicopters, Engineers, Electronic Warfare, Counter-battery Fire, Ribbon Bridges, Army Doctrines, Reconnaissance units, Close Air Support coordination and more. Several typical wargame mechanics have been reinterpreted, and both sides will fight three equally dangerous foes: the enemy, their own plan and time. Even a simple action can quickly turn into a disaster when facing an opponent using more efficiently the real key to victory: the OODA Loop theorized by John Boyd in the early ‘80s and used today as the basis for several military doctrines.
John Gorkowski's Empire at Sunrise: The Great War in Asia, 1914 depicts the struggle for control of Pacific sea lanes during the opening months of World War I. Its focus is largely on naval operations - on the cat-and-mouse dance of destroyers and battleships. The game presents its action at three different telescoping scales using nested playing surfaces, representing the area around Tsingtao at six miles per hex, the fight over the Asian Pacific at 240 miles per hex, and the entire Pacific Ocean at 1440 miles per zone. From the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile to the Siege of Tsingtao in China, this game elegantly captures the sweep of a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. [Forum]
Over 100 pages of content, C3i Nr 34 features "Kursk: The Tigers are Burning, 1943" the first installment in the C3i Combined Arms series, designed by Trevor Bender (includes a large 22x34" map and 114 counters!) [Forum]
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