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Refight the battles of the US First Marine Division on Guadalcanal and New Britain using the Band of Brothers game system. [Forum]
Granada: The Last Stand of the Moors, 1482-1492 is a game for two players in which they will decide the outcome of this decisive historical episode in less than four hours. As the Catholic player, will you gain fame and glory accomplishing the Reconquista and enlarging your kingdoms in one unified powerful state? And as the Muslim player, will you resist and save Granada or will you become the last King of the Nasrid dynasty? Balanced and historically accurate, the game is easy to learn but difficult to master. [Forum]
Excalibur uses the Hold the Line system to allow gamers to refight the historical/mythical battles of King Arthur. Eight scenarios and quick game play make for an exciting game. [Forum]
Defending America: Intercepting the Amerika Bombers, 1947-48 is a solitaire, tactical level game which places you in command of an actual or experimental interceptor aircraft during a frightening look at what might have been in World War II. This game is highly accessible to those familiar with the B17: Queen of the Skies system. The game system lends itself very well to capturing the tense feelings of being on a interception mission, and gives a frightening look on “what might have been” had the Allies fared poorly in the war. While Defending Amerika is designed as a solitaire gaming experience, additional options for play are provided for both multi-player cooperative and competitive gaming sessions, and an option to link the game with Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies. [Forum]
Schnell Boats: Scourge of the English Channel is a solitaire, tactical-level, narrative-driven wargame. You, as Kommandant, will lead a squadron of 4 German Kriegsmarine torpedo boats or experimental turbojet-powered hydrofoil boats on night missions against Allied forces in the English Channel during 1943-1944. [Forum]
The Finnish Expansion is an extensive package expands and complements Russia Besieged Deluxe Edition (ownership of this game is required), the finest Corps/Army level treatments of the fighting on the Eastern Front in World War II. This expansion completes the entire Eastern Front experience by adding a map that covers Finland from Helsinki, Leningrad, Archangel, Petsamo and Murmansk. As an added bonus, included in this package is an historical Battle of Kursk scenario. [Forum]
Coalitions brings the whole continent of the Napoleonic Wars into a fast, playable system. Multiplayers—with NO downtime. Each turn, EVERY player is doing something… but doing something ‘different.’ This sets up an unexpected cycle like nothing you’ve ever played before. Cool wooden pieces, or a “Deluxe” version with some of the most beautiful 28mm miniatures you’ve ever seen (You know Phalanx Games makes sweet miniatures!). Kickstarter backers get exclusive sculpts, an extra player expansion, plus an extra game covering a slightly different period! Kickstarter runs through July 14. [Forum]
Scream, Aim, Fire! is a solitaire tactical game of squad-level combat in the aftermath of D-Day. The player takes the part of American infantry and armor pushing inland to take objectives, using a dice-roll action system that gives you a guaranteed number of actions each round, but not always of the exact type you need. A card-driven action system manages the German defenders, including veteran units, machine-gun nests, and even tanks. [Forum]
Hannut: France 1940 is a two player operational level simulation of the battle fought during the Battle of Belgium that took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium. The ensuing battle was the largest clash of tanks in armored warfare history at the time. Hannut uses a simplified version of the Grand Operational Simulation Series (GOSS) rules that depict WWII combat at the battalion level. [Forum]
Autumn for Barbarossa Deluxe Edition is a reissue of the Standard Combat Series game we published in Special Ops Issue 7 in 2017. It covers the struggle for Smolensk in late summer, 1941. The Deluxe Edition is functionally the same game, but counters have been increased from 1/2" to 5/8", and the map size has been increased accordingly. All known errata has been fixed. [Forum]
Rome had been a Republic for about 500 years. But that was soon to change. Senators like Cato and Cicero were declining, while Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey were rising. They had amassed so much economic, political, and military power that the three of them ruled Rome. In this game you try to become the first emperor of Rome. Will history repeat itself? Or will the name of Caesar become a minor footnote in history? You decide. 1st Triumvirant is a 3 player card driven political wargame. A unique design feature is if none of the 3 players win then the game itself wins and Rome remains a Republic.
First Blood in the Crimea: The Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854. This game uses the alternating-actions system introduced here in Wagram. That system places the emphasis on players’ mastery of overall operations rather than on the minutiae of tactics. In effect, players role-play each side’s supreme commander, making the decisions those two men would make rather than the whole command chain, as is often the case many complex tactical-level games. [Forum]
September’s Corsairs: The Thompson Trophy Air Races, 1946-1949. This is the expansion game for September’s Eagles: The Thompson Trophy Air Races, 1929-1949. With this expansion all of the Thompson Trophy Air Races can now be played. The expansion includes two new decks of plane and pilot cards, 14 new die cut plane counters, 6 new course markers and an eight-page rules/scenario booklet. All come packaged in a zip lock bag that will fit in the September’s Eagles game box. Note: You must own September’s Eagles to play September’s Corsairs. [Forum]
Across the Bug River: Volodymyr-Volynskyi 1941 is an operational level simulation about the fighting during the first days of Operation Barbarossa in the Volodymyr-Volynskyi region. The goal for the German player is to break through the Soviet defensive lines and open the main road to the East. [Forum]
marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Bruce Maxwell. NATO simulates a potential NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict in Central Europe during the Cold War years of the 1980’s. First published in 1983, this game was Victory Games best-selling title, purchased by over 75,000 gamers worldwide. This new edition is based on an exhaustive two-year study by the Designer of the records that have come to light since the fall of the Berlin Wall. [Forum]
The Third Winter (TTW) covers the critical campaigns in the Ukraine during the period September 1943 - April 1944. This massive series of battles involved 75% of the Soviet and 85% of the German armored and mechanized forces, nearly 60 mobile divisions. The campaign proved to be the bloodiest in the war to date and The Third Winter covers the major engagements: the battle for Kiev, the winter counterstroke of Manstein's 'fire brigades', the tank battles at Kirovograd, the Korsun-Cherkassy pocket, the 1st Panzer Army’s “moving pocket” battle (Hube's Pocket), the fortress battles around Tarnopol in the spring of 1944, the baptism of fire for II SS Panzer Corps and the slugfest in Romania. [Forum]
This is a game of adventure and exploration where you, together with up to four other players, venture into deepest Africa. The time period is mid-19th century and you start your expedition at one of the six Ports of Entry. Your journey is financed by a major newspaper and publisher back home, and they expect you to bring home fantastic stories that they can publish. Your expedition consists of you and armed askaris, which are local African soldiers, and porters that carry food and gifts. There will be occasional local guides and goats to keep you company. [Forum]
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