We have a new game released for February. Read on and let the dice fly high!

New Game!

Late to the Fight:
The Battle of Palmetto Ranch, May 13, 1865

late to the fight components

“The rank and file have had enough of war.” –Comment by Union General Lew Wallace about the morale of Confederate forces in Texas, April 1865.

Late to the Fight is an historical simulation of the battle fought on May 13, 1865 just east of Brownsville, Texas along the Rio Grande River. Although the Confederate forces and their leaders knew of the surrender of Confederate forces in the east, as well as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, die-hards in state government and the remaining forces in Texas remained defiant. Union forces had occupied Brownsville, Texas in November 1863, but most of the Union forces there were withdrawn in November 1864 to where the Rio Grande emptied into the Gulf of Mexico at Brazos Island, Texas to guard against smuggling by pro-South Mexicans. A “gentlemen’s agreement” between the Union and Confederate forces in the area meant a relative calm had prevailed since then. However, when Union General Lew Wallace’s attempts to negotiate a surrender of all Confederate forces and the state of Texas were rebuffed in March, tensions grew. When General Wallace learned of a large Confederate force assembling at Brownsville, orders were issued for the 34th Indiana Infantry Regiment and 62nd United States Colored Troops Regiment to retake the town and disperse any rebel forces found there. What ensued as the last battle of the American Civil War, fought nearly a month after the surrender at Appomattox Court House. Can you do as well or better?

Each copy of Late to the Fight is composed of the following:

  • Two 11 by 17 inch hex map sheets with game record-keeping and turn record tracks, random events table and Terrain Effects Chart.
  • 108 single-sided, double-sided un-mounted counters.
  • One players’ aid sheet.
  • This set of rules.

Players will also need a six-sided die (D6) and ten-sided (D10) dice to play the game (although two D6, one for each player, will help speed combat resolution). Each turn in Late to the Fight represents one hour of time. Infantry and Cavalry units represent Companies. Artillery units represent 2-4 guns. A hex on the map is approximately 250 yards across.

Late to the Fight is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Tim Allen. The game sells for $22.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters can be had for an additional $8.00. You can access the game’s web page, and order form, from here:

Please remember we also have these promotions in effect throughout the year:

· Any purchase or 4 or more High Flying Dice Games (Professional or DTP) and you get one mini-game for free (your choice of any that sell regularly for $8.95).

· Alternative Bonus! Instead of a free mini-game, any purchase of 4 or more games and you can instead get a single-deck card set (any of those that sell regularly for $9.00).

· Note: Our newest postcard “Pocket Battle” game, A Rock and a Hard Place can be used for the above bonuses!

Upcoming Games!

Several new games are now Under Development and are undergoing playtesting. Brand new titles that are now being play tested are A Reign of Chaos: The Hamas-Israeli War, 2023 (expansion game for A Reign of Missiles), A Dutiful Fight: The Battle of Chateauquay, October 16, 1813, A Hard Day’s Work: The Battle of Droop Mountain, November 6, 1863, Fighting for Time: The Battle of Averasboro, March 16, 1865, A Sanguine Fight: The Battle of Riachuelo, June 11, 1865, Heaven’s Will: The Raid on Ulithi Atoll, November 1944, Falling Skies: Operation Rolling Thunder, March-April 1965, A Mad Endeavor: The Attack on Stony Point, July 16, 1779, Tempting Fate: The Battle of the Granicus River, May 334 BCE, The Yanks are Here! The St. Mihiel Campaign, September 1918, A Gallant and Efficient Fight: The Battle of Hamel, July 4, 1918, One Small Step: The US/USSR Space Race to the Moon, Depths of Courage vol. 12: The Raid on Valletta, July 25/26, 1941, Dying is Easy: Naval Battles of the Boshin War, May 1869, Heights of Frustration: The Battles for Longstop Hill, December 1942 and April 1943, 1985, Gimme Shelter: The Siege of Firebase Ripcord, July 1970, A Desperate Fight: The Battle of Wassaw Sound, June 17, 1863, Peace on the Edge: The Cold War.

Heading into final development and graphics are Maneuvering to War: The US Army 1941 Maneuvers, Blood and Oil: The Persian Gulf Tanker War, Operation Menace: The Attack on Dakar, September 23-25, 1940, A Lamentable and Calamitous Action: The Attack at Mers-el-Kebir, July 3, 1940, So Far From God: The US Punitive Expedition in Mexico, 1916-1917, A Resolute Action: The Battle of Fort Meigs, May 5, 1813, Shadows of Hell: Operation Karbala 6, January 15-17, 1987, Cross vs. Crescent: The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, July 16, 1212, Nothing Then is Done: The Battle of Najera, April 3, 1367, Souls to Waste: The Battle of An Bao, May 5, 1968, Depths of Courage, Volume 13: The Attack on the Tirpitz, September 1943,  In Harm’s Way: Battles of the Dutch East Indies Campaign (Sunda Strait, Badung, Balikpapan, Java Sea) Paint it Black: The Attack on Lang Vei, February 6-7, 1968, A Cruel and Bitter Fight: The Battle of the Thames, October 5, 1813 and A Dreadful Fight: The Battle of Horse Shoe Bend: March 27, 1814, Operation Icarus: The Invasion of Iceland, June 1940, Diggers’ Resolve: The Battle for Milne Bay, August-September 1942.

Look for upcoming release announcements as these games are finished up.

Online Retailers!

High Flying Dice Games are available from these fine online retailers:

· Noble Knight Games: Note: All games carried by Noble Knight Games now have mounted counters!

· Agorajeux:

Be sure to visit the High Flying Dice Games website for the latest information, view the full range of games, as well as see what is being worked on. You can also place orders and ask questions about all of the games in our catalog and in development. Visit us at: We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you very much for your interest and support. Let the Dice Fly High!

Paul Rohrbaugh
High Flying Dice Games
9753 Deltona Drive
New Middletown, OH 44442