SCS Iron Curtain is now available for preorder! Beginning with Iron Curtain (Carl and Dean’s SCS World War 3 game) we are implementing a new "early bird" preorder structure. Most preorders other than ASL and GCACW will have a 30% discount off retail for the first 30 days, and then be 20% off retail during the rest of the preorder timeframe. Iron Curtain, for example, which retails for $85, will be $60 for the first 30 days of preorder (i.e., through June 28, 2020), and will then be $68 for the duration of the preorder. [Forum]
Jacobite Rising is the first standalone game for Commands & Colors Tricorne (ownership of Tricorne is NOT required) and features 13 battle scenarios by Richard Borg. Mounted game board, terrain tiles, blocks, command and combat cards, stickers and large, molded dice are all included. You will find many new and interesting play concepts which brings new experiences and challenges covering the world of the Highland Clans in the time of the Jacobite Risings. [Forum]
Dawn of Battle is a hex and counter battle that allows gamers to refight 20 great battles from ancients to medieval. The game is designed by Mike Nagel and is not card driven but does use cards. Battles can be fought in 2 hours. A level between Hold the Line and Great Battles of History, the system hits a sweet spot for complexity and depth of play. Imminently replayable with future expansions planned. The campaign ends June 6, don't miss out. [Forum]
Four issue subscripton of Paper Wars magazine including the insert game. The centerpiece of each Paper Wars issue is the insert game and accompanying historical article, along with articles focusing on after action reports, new scenarios, works-in-progress, and design theory. Errata fix or bonus counters for other Compass Games may also be included (varies by issue). Subscriptions are offered based on shipping destination. [Forum]
After two years of worldwide unrest and open revolts, the TRL Central Committee finally surrendered to popular demand. A Third Echelon of 1985: Under an Iron Sky will be mobilized. That's right, preorder this popular game today to get your chance to secure a copy of this game. Please act now, as this will be a very limited print run (be sure to place your preorder before June 19, 2020!) [Forum]
The Kickstarter campaign to fund the reprint of Old School Tactical VOL II: West Front 1944-45 and Airborne, AND a new expansion, Phantom Division is live. Click here to pledge. Those who pledge early will save on their pledge levels for both Old School Tactical Vol II and Airborne. [Forum]
Stalingrad Solitaire is a solitaire game simulating the last weeks of the encircled German 6th Army in the pocket German troops nicknamed “The Cauldron” that formed in and to the west of the city of Stalingrad when Soviet troops broke through the Wehrmacht’s front lines in December 1942. [Forum]
Air & Armor: Operational Armored Warfare in Europe, Designer Signature Edition marks the return of one of the most highly rated wargames on modern warfare ever published. Air & Armor is a company level simulation of a Hypothetical Soviet attack on West Germany in the mid-1980s. It depicts the collision of the Soviet 8th Guards Army and elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and West German 12th Panzer Division in a ferocious battle around the German city of Wurzburg. This new edition is lovingly recreated with new map artwork, new unit counters, new unit values and updated rules. [Forum | Video]
a two to six-player grand strategic level card driven wargame depicting the military confrontations in the Middle East since 2012, up to the near future. Among 10 historical and hypothetical scenarios, players can simulate the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Kurdish Rebellion, the Sunni versus Shia confrontation as well as Russian, Turkish, Israeli and Western intervention in the region. ISIS troops are activated through Event cards. [Forum]
Decision at Kasserine: Rommel's Last Chance, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Vance von Borries first published in 1983, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Hailed by many as of the premier entry in the popular Battles for North Africa series, this two-player operational level simulation covers the WWII German and Italian offensive in central Tunisia which took place in mid-February 1943. This edition of Decision at Kasserine features a super-sized map and counters. [Forum]
64-page companion guide covering the history of the game, from its design inspiration and origins to the game Russia Besieged has become today. Complete with two half-sheets of counters and historical variant displays, that will unlock even more value to your copy of Russia Besieged Deluxe by making more variant and optional rules available. [Forum]
Against the Odds magazine is now issue #51 with the insert game, Almost a Miracle, which looks at the entire "northern half" of the American Revolution. The game covers large and small battles, from Northern Virginia to Canada, with a system that models 18th Century combat and how it differed from later times, where morale, readiness, leadership, and mere chance all could be "the" critical factor at one time or another. [Forum]
Stellar Horizons is a "build your own space program" game where you will lead one of seven Earth Factions to explore and develop our solar system. Designed by a real-life space engineer with a PhD in long-duration spaceflight from MIT, Stellar Horizons is intended to be a plausible representation of the first steps of humanity towards the stars between 2030 and 2169, with each turn representing a year of time. You control your Faction’s space program, outposts, and fleets spanning across the solar system, although you will also have some influence over your Faction’s politics back home on Earth as space development becomes more important. [Forum]
Dawn of Empire is a fast-playing game centered on the naval aspects of the Spanish-American War of 1898 in the Atlantic Ocean. The game depicts this conflict at a strategic level, with most operational and tactical details represented by fast and easy-to-play systems, rather than intricate mechanisms. The intent of the game is to provide a broad overview of the historical events while being fun to play. [Forum]
Seeing Red: The Raid on Kronstadt Harbor, August 18. 1919. A solitaire game on the British Royal Navy’s raid on the Kronstadt naval base during the Russian Revolution. Even before the armistice with Germany ended the fighting along the Western Front in WWI, British, French and US forces were deployed to attack Soviet controlled Russia to undermine and perhaps overthrow the Communists from power in Russia. One of the more daring Allied attacks occurred when a British flotilla of Coastal Motor Boats (CMB) was dispatched to raid the Soviet occupied naval base of Kronstadt. The raiders were supported by aircraft launched by the world’s first aircraft carrier, HMS Vindictive, making this one of the first combined air/sea attacks in military history. [Forum]
Desert Eagles: Air Battles Over Israel, 1948. Desert Eagles is an introductory level game about aerial combat set in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Israel’s victory in this war assured its status as an independent nation and set off decades of conflict with its Arab neighbors that lasts to this day. [Forum]
MMP is pleased to announce that the long out of print magazine, Out of the Attic Issue 1, is now available for purchase from Wargame Vault. Out of the Attic #1 contains 8 articles and 16 scenarios dedicated to Advanced Squad Leader.
Voting for the 2019 Charles S. Roberts Award is now extended to June 15, 2020. The winners will be announced at CSW Expo 2020 in Tempe, AZ scheduled for Aug 15-22, 2020.
join the Compass Games Live broadcast today (Friday, June 5) @ 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Featuring special guest, Brian Train, designer of our upcoming BRIEF BORDER WARS quad game.
join the live broadcast of War & Pieces show with guest Compass Games scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE. After 21 years in corporate America, Steve Rawling of Against the Odds Magazine is retiring to focus entirely on the games (He also handles Turning Point Simulation and Last Stand Games). To celebrate, he's offering a great "Retirement Sale." Buy any two items and get a 'like' item for FREE. That's boxed or zip games, Black Swans, empty boxes, WHATEVER. Buy any 2, get one FREE. And yes, that INCLUDES SUBSCRIPTIONS. Subscribe for 2 years (or extend your sub) and get a third year FREE! No Promo Code needed.
special savings through June 15 on magazines only (no games included). Deals starti at $29.95 for 5 Magazines with more savings possible if you order more magazines.
The U.S. Naval Institute has announced open access--free digital access to its publications "Proceedings" and "Naval History" through June 2020
get the FREE magazine and game download. The feature game is Hermann Luttman's Race to the Sea 1914.
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