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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]
a board game about the cold war between the USA and Soviet Union from 1946-1991. A strategic historical game for 1-2 players. As the US can you weather the storm, hold Europe together and counter the existential threat of Communism? As the Soviet Union can you unite the world proletariat, and bring communism to the masses? And what of peaceful coexistence with the West?
Designer of Operation Storm: Stalin’s Barbarossa from One Small Step Games Currently on Kickstarter
Operation Storm: Stalin’s Barbarossa — What if the Soviets Attacked First in 1941? is a two-player, low-to-intermediate complexity, strategic simulation of the campaign that could have resulted had Stalin agreed to General Georg Zhukov’s plan for a preemptive attack against the Germans. The Soviet player is on the offensive, winning the game by seizing key objectives within the Third Reich. At the same time, the situation allows for—and often demands—counteroffensives by the German player. [Forum]
St. Lô marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Joseph Balkoski. St. Lô simulates the key town where the Allies would break out from the Normandy beachhead. First published in 1986. This version includes updated rules, all new artwork, and a mounted game map. [Forum]
this game simulates the military, naval, economic, diplomatic and political aspects of World War II in the Asia and the Pacific theatres. TWP may be played on its own or may be combined with The War: Europe 1939-1945 (“TWE”) to recreate the entire Second World War. In conjunction with The War’s Expansion Kit, gamers can now enjoy the complete TW franchise. The game includes TW: Global rules linking the Asia/Pacific and European theaters. [Forum]
Against the Odds Magazine has launched a Kickstarter for an upgraded reprint of their award-winning game, "Beyond Waterloo." The John Prados design begins with Napoleon entering Paris in 1815, but keeps the field open for how and where Europe reacts to him. (Unlike other "100 Days" games, there is nothing that pushes players to have ANY battles in Belgium except their choices!). Beyond Waterloo won the Charles S. Roberts Award in 2012 for "Best Magazine Game." It has been out of print for several years, and ATO wants to upgrade the issue, incorporate clarifications and errata, and include all the expansions and extra scenarios that have come out as well. Stretch goals include card-stock charts, upgraded cards, player aids, and more. [Forum]
Battle through History and take charge of one of the contending armies while you attempt to defeat your enemies in decisive battles! For up to three players, assume the role of Napoleon, Wellington, or Blucher, making the key decisions that will determine the fate of Europe.
Worthington Publishing's Great Sieges Series adds 414BC Syracuse and 1565 Malta to it's lineup plus a new second edition of 1759 Siege of Quebec. Buy each individually or get all 3 for less than $50 a game. The games are designed for solitaire play with Syracuse and Quebec having a 2 player option. [Forum]