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Flying Pig Games The Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 Kickstarter page is live

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Flying Pig Games The Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 Kickstarter page is live! Link For Kickstarter Page CLICK HERE This iteration of the quick to learn, challenging to master, tactical game introduces the Americans to the series. Fight across the European countryside with M-10 tank destroyers and Sherman Easy Eight Tiger tank destroyers. Pile your powerful rifle squads into venerable M5 halftracks or nail an onrushing armored car with a bazooka.  Find your enemy, fix them, flank them, and finish them. If it works on the battlefield it works in Old School Tactical, and it works with…

Strategy & Tactics Briefing Room – Modern War 25 Yom Kippur War – The Sinai Front

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      The Falklands War By Carl O. Schuster   At 11:00 p.m. on 1 April 1982, the Argentine destroyer Santasima Trinidad landed a small Buzo Tactico (BT, Special Forces) detachment on the south shore of East Falkland Island’s Cape Pembroke. They secured a landing zone on Mullet Creek and reported the “all clear” to the Argentine Task Force commander, Rear Adm. Jorge Allara, who ordered the assault to begin. Five and a half hours later, two more BT platoons and an additional reconnaissance element were on the island. Operation Rosario was underway; its purpose was to assert Argentine…

Flying Pig Games Announces The Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 On Kickstarter

On the Way!! The Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 web page is LIVE and the game’s Kickstarter campaign will kick off (pardon the pun) at 12 noon EDT, July 27th. Check out the game’s page right here.     This iteration of the quick to learn, challenging to master, tactical game introduces the Americans to the series. Fight across the European countryside with M-10 tank destroyers and Sherman Easy Eight Tiger tank destroyers. Pile your powerful rifle squads into venerable M5 halftracks or nail an onrushing armored car with a bazooka.  Find your enemy, fix them, flank them,…

Modiphius Entertainment Announces Star Trek Adventures

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  MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING STAR TREK™ ADVENTURES, A NEW ROLEPLAYING GAME & MINIATURES LINE Starfleet Academy Intake 2016 Launches August 4 at Gen Con with Living Campaign Playtest Registration, Free Capt. Kirk and Picard Miniatures   LONDON, ENGLAND (July 21, 2016): Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is excited to announce today the development of Star Trek Adventures, the first new official Star Trek roleplaying game to be produced in more than a decade. The news comes as Star Trek fans worldwide celebrate Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary…

Casemate Publishers New Releases for July 22 2016 – The Tank Commander Pocket Manual, Eyes All Over the Sky, Feldpost, and Hitler’s Home Front

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This week, we have four new releases that you can’t miss! Featured this week in Pool of London’s The Tank Commander Pocket Manual. Published to coincide with the centenary of the tank, this manual contains rare and previously unpublished documents that illuminate the responsibilities and knowledge of Tank Commanders in World War II. Also featured this week is Casemate’s Eyes All Over the Sky, a fascination exploration of aerial reconnaissance and observation spotters who aided combat pilots during the Great War. Make sure to take a look at all of these great titles below!   The Tank Commander Pocket Manual…

Tiny Battle Publishing Announces Space Vermin From Beyond

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Tiny Battle Publishing Announces Space Vermin From Beyond Space Vermin From Beyond! is a solitaire game (with two player action…I mean option) depicting the battles between the crack 124th Galactic Marine Raider Battalion (known as the “Old Reprobates”) and a swarm of alien parasites called Vermites (derogatively referred to as “Space Vermin” by the Marines). Space Vermin From Beyond! takes place on Beyond III, a planet known for its frogs, bogs and fogs. Easy, fast and rated PG-12, Space Vermin From Beyond! is the second game in Hermann Luttmann’s extraterrestri-awesome Invaders from Dimension X! universe. Space Vermin From Beyond! equips…

Casemate Publishers Latest Releases for July 16 2016

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This past week, we received a huge shipment of new titles from Casemate, Pen and Sword, Fonthill Media, and more! Featured today is Casemate’s And the World Went Dark: An Illustrated Interpretation of the Great War. Fully illustrated by author Steven N. Patricia, this stunning book provides an overview of the Great War, using inspiration from soldier diaries and first hand accounts. You can read our interview with the author and see some sample illustrations on the Casemate blog. Also not to missed is Fonthill Media’s Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War; a fascinating history and study of the…

Flying Pig Games Announces ’65 Squad-Level Combat in the Jungles of Vietnam at Printer

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’65 Squad-Level Combat in the Jungles of Vietnam at Printer! Major milestone for ’65! Base game printer files are AT the printer. Next will be digital proofs, then prototype. Still beating our way through the Kickstarter expansions. Yes, this does mean that everyone who bought into the Get it Right NOW! pledge level should have their games next week. I’ll give an exact date as soon as I have it. Old School Tactical Makes Marco’s Top Ten We think that Old School Tactical is pretty special. Eight pounds of thick counters, massive mounted boards, and accessible rules, make it our…

Strategy & Tactics Press Briefing Room – S&T 300 Now Available

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      ST 300 Preview Article Sample   Bannockburn Robert Bruce Victorious By Carl O. Schuster The English army of Edward II marched into Scotland in 1314 to lift the siege of Stirling Castle. Pursuing a Scottish reconnaissance force into the open valley of Bannock Burn in the afternoon of 23 April, the vanguard cavalry espied Scotland’s King Robert Bruce with a group of pikemen. One of the English knights, Henry du Bohun, lowered his lance and charged. Robert avoided the lance and struck Henry’s helmet with an axe, killing him instantly.   Thus began the two-day Battle of…

Casemate Publishers Latest Releases for July 11 2016 – A Civil War Captain and His Lady, Civil War, The Road to Ulundi Revisited, Zulu War, The Spy in Hitler’s Inner Circle, Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW, Check Six, Fight Like the Devil, No Parachute, eBooks

    Hello , This week, we have two great new releases from Savas Beatie and 30 Degrees South Publishers. Savas Beatie’s A Civil War Captain and His Lady is a captivating story told through letters between two lovers, separated by war. These letters show not only life on the front during the civil war, but the worries, political beliefs, and life of those left at home. 30 Degrees South’s new release The Road to Ulundi Revisited is a beautiful book that compares the watercolor paintings and drawings of John North Crealock, an officer during the Anglo-Zulu War, to real-life…

Against the Odds News-Gram – No Middle Ground and The Big Push

Against the OddsNews-Gram Just a quick newsgram this time to catch you up on the latest from Against the Odds. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Somme Campaign in 1916 in WW1. Our game, The Big Push, by Roger Nord took a good look at those grinding battles. While sadly no longer in print, it is none the less the focus of a special promotion all this month that may interest you! Curious? More info on that further below.In other news, ATO #46 with No Middle Ground inside has begun to mail. There’s still a…

Scale 75 New Releases for July 2016 – 35mm STEAMPUNKZER, 1/35th GERMAN SUPPLIES: AMMO BOXES AND AMMUNITION 2, and 1/35th WWII GERMAN HEADS SET

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Scale 75 New Releases for July 2016 STEAMPUNKZER Price kit:  70.24 € + IVA Painted kit:  200 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:  SSR-021 Scale:  35mm GERMAN SUPPLIES: AMMO BOXES AND AMMUNITION 2 Price kit:  8.27 € + IVA Painted figure:  120 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:  SW35-009 Scale:  1/35th WWII GERMAN HEADS SET Price kit:  8.27 € + IVA Availability:  In Stock Product:  SW35-010 Scale:  1/35th

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Modiphius Entertainment Releases The 3rd Edition of Luna and Freelancers Source Book

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 The Greatest City in the System Hi there, Today we’re really pleased to bring you the launch of the brand new Mutant Chronicles: Luna & Freelancers source book, your complete guide to mankind’s oldest colony, home to Cartel and Brotherhood and one of the most important metropolises in Mutant Chronicles’ futuristic solar system. Mutant Chronicles: Luna & Freelancers source book is available in print and PDF, PDF only and also from DDriveThruRPG.com At the heart of human civilization since the Exodus, Luna City is the first human settlement beyond Earth, and the greatest city ever built by mankind. The city…

Flying Pig Games – Old School Tactical Makes Marco’s Top Ten, Lee Plans, Stonewall Camps, You Decide the Fate of the Union, and Yaah! Magazine #6 at the Printers

  Gamers Love That Ost Front!   Old School Tactical Makes Marco’s Top Ten   We think that Old School Tactical is pretty special. Eight pounds of thick counters, massive mounted boards, and accessible rules, make it our go-to impulse-driven tactical East Front game. Judging by the comments on BoardGameGeek, youse folks do too. Now review magnate, Marco Arnaudo, lists Old School tactical as one of his ten favorite East Front games. Very cool. You can watch the video here, and buy the game (still at the preorder price until we have shipped all preorders) here.        …

Against the Odds (ATO) Latest Newsletter for June 2016

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Against the Odds (ATO) Latest Newsletter for June 2016 Greetings All, This month brings news of a special promotion from ATO that I’ll get into a bit further down in this newsletter. First up, a checkpoint. Issue #45 of ATO was mailed at the end of April. Every subscriber should have received their copy by now. If you didn’t, contact us at admin@atomagazine.com and we’ll investigate. Missed the last issue you say? You could call it the “Gettysburg of the Chinese Civil War” but it was more like three Stalingrads, plus Destruction of Army Group Center…rolled into one! Yes, Red…

Casemate Publishing – The Wargaming Compendium

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THE WARGAMING COMPENDIUM by Henry Hyde (Published by Pen & Sword) The author began his wargaming career as many of us have, he took his father’s old air rifle and began to pick off his Airfix figures at a distance of 25 yards in his backyard. He was inspired by authors such as H. G. Wells in his book Little Wars. Shortly after the death of his father in 1971, on a trip to the library he discovered an edition of the just published The War Game by Charles Grant. This book changed his focus from “playing soldiers” to creating…

Casemate Publishers Latest Releases for June 3, 2016

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With the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme coming up this July, what better time to brush up on your World War I history? New this week, we have several books all about the Somme and World War I, not the least of which being Pen & Sword’s new The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldiers’ own Words and Photographs. This is the first book of its kind. Actual photographs taken by the soldiers who experienced and participated in the legendary battle illustrate the firsthand accounts you’ll find within. It is a stunning and necessary addition to…

Andrea Miniatures Latest Releases for June 2016 – 54mm Pirates of the Caribbean Mary Read, 1720 and 54mm Black Hawk City Barbershop and from Andrea Press a book on the Mercedes Benz G4

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Andrea Miniatures Latest Releases for June 2016 Pirates of the Caribbean Mary Read, 1720 Product ID:  PC-13 Scale:  54 mm 1/32 PRODUCT INFORMATION: 8 PIECES READY TO ASSEMBLE CAST WHITE METAL KIT Kit:  $44.40 High Quality Painting Painting by skilled Andrea painters including full lighting and shadowing processes. Painted HQ:  $99.00 Andrea Press Publications Mercedes Benz G4 Product ID:  AP-060I PRODUCT INFORMATION Lewis Pershing This book contains an in-depth study including some 340 photographs –most of them published for the first time– of the all-road Mercedes Benz G4: the magnificent automobile clearly associated with Adolf Hitler who favored it before…

Strategy & Tactics Press Book Bundle

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      Book Bundle!   Purchase all three S&T books (The Quest For Annihilation, Crowns In The Gutter, and With Custer At The Death) for only $69.95. That’s $30 off the retail price.   This could be a great gift for Father’s Day or for any avid military history enthusiast.   Get the books today!     The Quest For Annihilation By Christopher Perello   The Quest for Annihilation examines the nature of those battles and the reasons they failed to produce a decisive end to the war. The book is loaded with detail – and copiously illustrated with…

Diffraction Entertainment Welcomes Gamers HQ to Dealers Network

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Diffraction Entertainment Welcomes Gamers HQ to Dealers Network Diffraction Entertainment would like to welcome Gamers HQ in Berlin to our dealer network.  You can see our  games and many other products that they sell on their website. For further information go to  –  http://gamers-hq.de/en/ for English speaking individuals or http://gamers-hq.de for those speaking German.

Casemate Publishing’New Arrivals for Week Ending May 27th 2016′

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Here are this week’s new arrivals for Week Ending May 27th 2016 This week, we received many great new titles for World War II enthusiasts. The Spy in Hitler’s Inner Circle, new from Casemate, is not to be missed. This is the full story of Hans Thilo-Schmidt, a French spy at the very heart of the Third Reich, now available in English for the first time. This little-known, but highly significant episode of WWII is a necessary additon to your library. Hitler’s Interpreter is a new release from Fonthill Media. As Adolf Hitler’s official interpreter, Paul Schmidt’s account of the…

Tiny Battle Publishing Releases War Plan Crimson, Boardgame

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  The United States Invades Canada! New from Tiny Battle Publishing: War Plan Crimson, The Yank’s’ Invasion of Canada! AMERICAN TROOPS ADVANCE ON MONTREAL MARINE LANDINGS THREATEN HALIFAX, COUNTERED BY ROYAL NAVY MONTREAL, September 1, 1939 (Roto-Reuters News Service, Earl Dixon reporting): American President-for-Life Hugh Johnson’s threats over securing unfettered access to the St. Lawrence River became deeds yesterday as troops of the American 1st and 27th Divisions lurched across the border into Canada. Elements of a United States Marine Corps brigade are reported to have landed at the small town of French Village, west of Halifax, and are advancing…

Diffraction Entertainment’s SALE Available on Singapore

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Diffraction Entertainment’s SALE Available on Singapore We are offering a total of 39 (1 has already gone) units of Singapore at £260 (plus VAT if in the EU) inc shipping for the Colonel’s Edition (all items printed in house). The game is available for a limited time at this discounted price to clear warehouse space for Barbarossa and Day of Infamy at the following link: https://www.tsww-online.com/products-page/games/singapore-colonels-edition-duplicate/ This offer is in association with Think Hobbies of Canada (www.thinkhobbies.com) who have 10 units at this discount. In both cases the stock is “when it’s gone, it’s gone”. Singapore covers the Campaign in…