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Strategy & Tactics Press Briefing Room: S&T 299

      ST 299 Preview Article Sample   Wings over the Alps: The World War I Caproni Bomber By Arnold Blumberg Distinguished as the world’s first three-engine aircraft, the Italian Caproni Bomber played a key role in the development of strategic air bombardment and the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I.   On 1 November 1911, a single German-built Etrich-Taube monoplane belonging to the Corpo Aeronautico Militare (Italian Army Air Service) approached the Turkish military encampment at Ain Zara in what would soon be Italian-controlled Libya. Once over the target, the young pilot…

Tiny Battles Publishing/Flying Pig Games Announces Yaah! #6: Complete Lion of Malaya Game, Next War, Waterloo 200 Articles, and More

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  Yaah! Magazine #6 Now on Sale!   Yaah! #6: Complete Lion of Malaya Game, Next War, Waterloo 200 Articles, and More   Yaah! Magazine is back with eighty splendiferous full-color pages dedicated to the games you love. With issue number six, editor Tom Russell and his merry band of writers have put together a number of features on an eclectic variety of titles, each illustrated with handsome photographs, and anchored by stylish, one-of-a-kind layout by our esteemed art director Guillaume Ries.   This issue has articles on GMT’s Next War series, Stronghold 2nd ed, Waterloo 200, Airborne Commander, They…

Casemate Publisher’s New Arrivals for 4/17/2016

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In This Email In the Shadows of Victory The Real Dad’s Army Supermarine The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter Fighting in Ukraine From Tobruk to Tunis Spitfire Glory Paras Hadrian’s Wall Through Spain with Wellington British Posters of the First World War British Military Aviation in the 1970s The Serbian Army in the Great War, 1914-1918 Portuguese Fighter Colours 1919-1956 Mountain Warfare and Other Lofty Problems Belfast ’69   Here are this week’s new arrivals! In the Shadows of Victory is new this week from Casemate. This fascinating story of the war heroes and battles that time has forgotten…

Diffraction Entertainment Latest News for mid April 2016 for Barbarossa, Day of Infamy, On going TSWW Development, Between the Wars (BTW), On Going TSWW Development, Vengeance, I Shall Return, and a New Series of Games following Between the Wars (BTW)

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Diffraction Entertainment Latest News and Upcoming Games mid-April 2016 Update for Barbarossa, Day of Infamy, On going TSWW Development, Between the Wars (BTW), On Going TSWW Development, Vengeance, I Shall Return, and a New Series of Games Designed for Between the Wars (BTW) A lot of exciting news has just arrived for Diffraction Entertainment’s TSWW System. All of this news is pretty much set in concrete and you can look forward to the releases in the next 1 or 2 years. The next pair of releases will be Barbarossa and Day of Infamy.  Once you’re finished reading up on these…

Tiny Battle Publishing Announces High Speed Hovertank Boardgame

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Flying Pig Games/ Tiny Battle Publishing Announces: The Fastest Growing Company in Inhabited Space Announces High Speed Hovertank In a post-nuke irradiated hellscape, mechanized warfare evolves into its ultimate form: nuclear-powered Armored Flying Vehicles. Now, split-second death-duels are fought in the skies over the wastes of North America: from bootleggers to mercenaries, imperial armies to rock ‘n’ roll warlords, they all want their piece of the pie called Mega-Detroit. HIGH SPEED HOVER TANK is a fast-paced, card-driven-ish, dice-slinger’s paradise. Ten unique models of Tanks – from the slick, speedy Viper, to the paralyzing Falcon, to powerhouses like the monstrous Tiamat…

Andrea Miniatures New Releases for April 2016 Mind the Ketchup

Andrea Miniatures New Releases for April 2016 Mind the Ketchup Catalog ID:  PIN UP-33 Scale:  80 mm 1/22  PRODUCT INFORMATION Free collectable card included Painter: Carlos Royo Kit:  $62,00 Painted HQ:   $360,00 Please tell Andrea Miniatures that you saw there Miniature on Mataka.ORG.)

Casemate Publishers WINSTON CHURCHILL’S TOYSHOP, The Inside Story of Military Intelligence (Research)

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WINSTON CHURCHILL’S TOYSHOP The Inside Story of Military Intelligence (Research) By Stuart Macrae Distributed by Casemate Publishers in the US (go to CLICK HERE to purchase a copy of this book and tell them you saw the Review on Mataka.ORG) This book is the story of a remarkable unit created in the background to provide those clandestine devices that were needed to advance the weapons used for sabotage in continental Europe during World War II. The author, Colonel Robert Stuart Macrae, was one of the major participants in this organization. He and (ultimately) Major-General Millis Jeffris, created this group out…

Flying Pig Games and Tiny Battles Latest News

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Test those choppers, dry that chipboard, game those British Riflemen! We are testing hard with ’65. Most everything is nailed down, from revisions on the cards, to a slightly changed (at least from Night of Man) casualty mechanic. Currently we’re hammering out the helicopters rules. All things considered, we think it’s going fairly quickly. We hope to have the final counter revisions in very soon. Thanks for your patience. There’s still time to pre-order the game and many of the Kickstarter add-ons. Just click here. OST Drying! We are so close. OST has been printed, the mounted boards and counters…

Dan Verssen Games Announces Warfighter–World War II

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WARFIGHTER – World War II by Dan Verssen Games Warfighter is a card game for 1 to 6 players. You play cooperatively with your friends against the system to complete World War II squad-level combat missions. The core game and 4 expansions provides you with all the cards you need to play as, or against, the Americans, British, or Germans in post D-Day Europe. The core game gives you a full team of US Soldiers and a full set of German Hostiles. This includes the soldiers, weapons, equipment, and tactics used by each of those nations. Everything you need to…

Privateer Press Announces All-New Editions of WARMACHINE and HORDES

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Privateer Press Announces All-New Editions of WARMACHINE and HORDES Bellevue, WA, April 11, 2016 — Privateer Press has announced new editions of its award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES tabletop miniatures games. The new editions will be released worldwide in independent hobby game stores on June 29, 2016. Privateer Press will release the new Core Rules for each game for free online on June 12, 2016. Players will get their first chance to play the new edition at Lock & Load GameFest 2016 in Bellevue, WA, held June 10-12. “The current editions of the games are now six years old,” said WARMACHINE…

Casemate Publisher’s New Releases for April 1st

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In This Email U-Boat War Patrol Hitler’s Nordic Ally? German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat 1943 – 1945 Roman Shields Viking Nations The Nisibis War 337 – 363 Verdun: The Left Bank Verdun 1916 Call to Arms – Over By Christmas Seizing Destiny The Washingtons: A Family History The Washingtons: A Family History Redlegs U.S. Forces in Vietnam Bayonets for Hire Tempting The Fates The Battle for Burma – Wild Green Earth Ian Fleming’s Secret War Airwar Over the Atlantic Cold War Jet Combat Fighters Over Russia The Defence of Sevastopol 1941-1942 Lost Battlefields of Wales The…

Modiphius Entertainment Announces Assault on the Mountains of Madness the epic culmination to Achtung! Cthulhu’s Secret War

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 An ancient evil rises at the end of the world in Assault on the Mountains of Madness  The epic culmination to Achtung! Cthulhu’s Secret War is released! Today we’re pleased to announce the release of Assault on the Mountains of Madness, the epic culmination to Achtung! Cthulhu‘s Secret War! Assault on the Mountains of Madness is available as a Print & PDF and PDF only product on Modipius.net and as a PDF via DriveThruRPG.com. In Assault on the Mountains of Madness, Achtung! Cthulhu players will follow in the snowy footsteps of the Pabodie expedition from HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains…

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Tiny Battles Publishing (TBP) Announces The Release of Announcing–Into the Trenches: Coup de Grace Battle Pack I and Mark Stille’s Into the Pocket!

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Tiny Battles Publishing (TBP) Announces The Release of Into the Trenches: Coup de Grace Battle Pack I and Mark Stille’s Into the Pocket! Into the Trenches: Coup de Grace Battle Pack I Coup de Grace throws the French and British into Tiny Battle Publishing’s In the Trenches (ITT) World War One tactical combat system. The expansion ships with 88 die-cut counters, a large 11″ x 17″ map, two battles from Verdun featuring the French, and an additional scenario from the Britain’s fight on the Somme. Gamers will lead die-cut infantry platoons, British tanks, German flamethrowers, French heavy machine guns, and…

DVG Games Hornet Leader The Cthulhu Conflict Expansion

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Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict Expansion Available from DVG Games and tell them you saw it on Mataka.ORG. The following fully describes Hornet Leader The Cthulhu Conflict taken from the rear of the box. The year is 2015… from the chill waters of the South Pacific, the long-fabled island of R’lyeh, home to the Great Cthulhu, rises from the depths. The Stars are Right, and the time of reckoning is upon the world. Your carrier task force is in a position to engage the hordes and overlords of the Cthulhu invasion as their armies spread across the globe bringing an…

GMT Games Dominant Species Third Edition

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Dominant Species Third Edition Available from GMT Games and tell them you saw it on mataka.ORG. Dominant Species was originally published in 2010 and is a game that can be played between 2 and 6 players. Since the original game has been published, it has won all types of awards and a large number of number of reviews have been written. All one has to do is Google “Dominant Species Review” to locate a large number of them. What I will look at here is only the Third Edition printing of the Dominant Species Euro style game which with its…

Casemate Publishers New Arrivals for March 25

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        In This Email A Shau Valor AK-47: The Grim Reaper Blitzkrieg Machine Gun Inventors Coloring Book Machine Guns of WWI Coloring Book Why Daddy Serves His Country Coloring Book Browning Machinegun Shop Manual The Mac Man United States Submachine Guns Weapon Mounts for Secondary Armament   This weeks new arrivals A new release from Casemate, A Shau Valor is a comprehensive history of the nine years of campaigns in the crucial A Shau Valley during the Vietnam War. This book is the first to study these combat operations chronologically and within the context of other historical,…

Strategy & Tactics Press Briefing Room – Modern War #23 Fallujah 2004 – Urban Assault in Iraq

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      Border War: South Africans on the Angolan Frontier By Joseph Miranda   From 1975 to 1989 war was fought along the Southwest African-Angolan frontier. It was a war that went largely unnoticed in the Western world, though it had considerable impact in Africa as well as the wider Cold War. It involved the South African Defense Force (SADF) and Southwest Africa Territorial Force (SWATF), and was fought against an array of foes including the Southwest Africa Peoples Organization (SWAPO), the Angolan Peoples Liberation Armed Forces (FAPLA), and in the final years, the Cuban army. The war produced…

Privateer Press Painting Techniques Core Techniques

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Privateer Press Painting Techniques Core Techniques Do you paint miniatures for enjoyment, to sell, your collection, or for gaming purposes? Have you been painting for a while? Feel that you have your techniques down pat? Well, think again! While many of the techniques presented in this video are familiar to all of us who paint miniatures, this Privateer presentation will teach you some new tricks and refresh some of those that we don’t use very often. I have been painting miniatures for some thirty years and found myself riveted to this video and saying,”Gee, I never thought of doing it…

GMT Games Sekigahara Second Printing

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Sekigahara Second Printing This is a quick look at the Second Printing of Sekigahara. The Battle of Sekigahara was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600, which cleared the path to the Shogunate. This was one of the most important battles that occurred in Japanese history. This is the Second Printing of Sekigahara as this very popular GMT Games game was out of print for a few months. You can order this Second Printing with either the original box or with a new 3” box for an additional modest fee. The components of this game are; Mounted Map 119 wooden…

Scale 75 New Releases for March 2016

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Scale 75 New Releases March 2016 Battle of Moscow, 1941 Price kit:    41.32 € + IVA Painted kit:    178 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:     SCB-007 Scale:     1/10 Material:   High quality resin Sculptor:   Kazufumi Tomori Painter:     Julio Cabos DVD Pastes, Primers, Fixer and Thinner CHIPPING HEAVY Price:  3.3 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:  SCCH02 CHIPPING SOFT Price:    3.3 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:     SCCH01 SS TANKER OFFICER Price kit:    12.39 € + IVA Painted figure:    120 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:   SW35-001 Price kit 12.39€ + IVA Painted figure 120.00€ + IVA Scale:…

DVG Games – Hornet Leader The Cthulhu Conflict

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Hornet Leader The Cthulhu Conflict (Expansion) Available from DVG Games Click Here and tell them you read about the game on http://Mataka.org (The following fully describes Hornet Leader The Cthulhu Conflict taken from the rear of the box.) The year is 2015… from the chill waters of the South Pacific, the long-fabled island of R’lyeh, home to the Great Cthulhu, rises from the depths. The Stars are Right, and the time of reckoning is upon the world. Your carrier task force is in a position to engage the hordes and overlords of the Cthulhu invasion as their armies spread across…

CONAN RPG Kickstarter Unlocks Best Roleplaying Deal Ever with just 13 Hours to go!

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Please Tell Modiphius that you saw their Press Release on http://mataka.org CONAN RPG Kickstarter Unlocks Best Roleplaying Deal Ever with just 55 Hours to go! Modiphius just revealed a surprise £300k Stretch Goal for it’s Conan Roleplaying Game Kickstarter, which unlocked a full set of the d20 Conan PDF’s plus a d20 to 2d20 conversion guide. So now you can get TWO whole RPG lines in PDF for just £40 for the PDF Master Pledge! In addition yesterday we blew people away by unlocking Every Book in Print for 2 Years for the big £300 and £600 pledges. Read more…

Modiphius Entertainment & Funcom Announce CONAN EXILES

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Modiphius & Funcom announce CONAN EXILES a new sourcebook for the Conan tabletop roleplaying game  This second collaboration brings Funcom’s upcoming open-world survival challenge to the Hyborian Age! Modiphius Entertainment, creators of award-winning roleplaying games like Achtung! Cthulhu and acclaimed table top board games like Thunderbirds the 50th Anniversary co-op board game, is pleased to announce CONAN EXILES, a new crossover sourcebook for its Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game. CONAN EXILES is Funcom’s new open-world survival video game, which starts early access the summer of 2016, based in the world of Robert E.…

Tiny Battle Publishing Releases Platoon Commander: Korea 1950

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  Platoon Commander: Korea 1950 Hits the Shelves   Our sister company, Tiny Battle Publishing, has released two new titles. Both are in stock and ready to ship.  The Platoon Commander series includes color-coded range values and abstract weapon capabilities, allowing you to focus on making things go boom. Back-and-forth fire give you the dynamic impression of a fast- paced firefight. It’s card-assisted, not card-driven, injecting a nice dose of chaos into the mix without ever devolving into the “why can’t I get a fire card?” trap. The result is a fast paced and easy-to-play system in the service of…