We have another new game released this month. We also have a new game submission by a new game designer! Operation Frankton: Cockleshell Heroes, is designed by Amos Burke. The game is a solitaire play game, that can also be played by two players, on this daring British raid on Axis shipping at the Gironde estuary on December 11, 1942. If you would like to help play test please contact me.
Read on and let the dice fly high!
Succeed or Die! The Battles of El Arish and Rafah, June 5-6, 1967
Succeed or die! is a low complexity level wargame simulation of the battles of Rafah and El Arish, fought in the Sinai between the Egyptian Palestinian forces and elements of General Israel Tal’s and Avraham Yoffi’s armored Ugdahs (divisions) during the Six Day War. General Tal’s Ugdah was tasked with attacking the dug in Palestinian 7th Infantry Division in and around Rafah to secure the crucial road intersection near the Sinai/Israel border. Once secured, General Yoffi’s Ugdah would become the breakthrough force that would then drive deep into the Sinai to either take the Mitla Pass if General Sharon’s Ugdah was unable to defeat the Egyptians at Abu Ageila, or El Arish. General Tal would support General Yoffi by preventing any enemy attacks out of Gaza as well as taking El Arish if General Yoffi’s goal became the Mitla Pass. The Egyptian’s had powerful forces in the area, including their 4th Armored Division and a combined arms formation that combined outnumbered the attacking Israeli formations. The Israeli’s enjoyed total air supremacy, but numbers were against them, and it would take all of the skill, daring and luck they could muster if the Israeli’s were to succeed.
Players are cast in the roles of the local commanders on this battlefield. Both will be challenged to do as well, or better than their historical counterparts.
Each copy of Succeed or Die includes the following:
- 120 single-sided units
- Two 11 by 17 inch map sheets
- This set of rules
Players will also need an opaque container (mug, envelope or anything similar) and one six-sided die to play the game. Succeed or Die! is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Tim Allen. Succeed or Die! sells for $17.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters can be had for an additional $6.00. To access the game’s web page and order form visit our web site here: https://www.hfdgames.com/elarish.html
Sangre y Acero: The Second Battle of Nanawa, July 1933
The war between Bolivia and Paraguay for the Chaco region broke out over who would have control of the oil fields discovered a decade earlier. The small town of Nanawa was marked by a key crossroads as well as water springs that were highly prized in this arid region. The Paraguayans captured the town and fortified surrounding area soon after war broke out the year before. In July a massive offensive organized by General Hans Kundt by the Bolivians was launched to retake the area which they hoped would lead to the fall of Concepcion. Can you do as well or better?
A complete game of Sangre y Acero is composed of the following:
- Seven pages of rules.
- Two 11″ by 17″ map sections (east and west).
- 240 single-sided, un-mounted counters.
Sangre y Acero is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Ilya Kudriashov. Sangre y Acero sells for $20.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters can be had for an additional $6.00. To access the game’s web page and the order form visit our web site here: https://www.hfdgames.com/acero.html
Bad News on the Doorstep: The Battle of Kontum, May 1972
In April 1972 the North Vietnamese and their Communist allies in the South, the National Liberation Front (NLF), launched a broad offensive, code named Nguyen Hue (name of the Vietnamese leader who defeated Chinese invaders in 1789) against the ARVN in South Vietnam from their strongholds in the Central Highlands as well as from Laos and across the DMZ (de-militarized zone) that bordered North and South Vietnam. Dubbed the “Easter Offensive” by the US press, the Communist attack was the largest since those during Tet in 1968, and like that earlier offensive, the Communists hoped that the offensive would initiate insurrections throughout South Vietnam and the collapse of its government. One of the most violent battles of the Easter Offensive was fought over the town of Kontum. The central highlands town had been subject to many attacks over the years, but this was the most prolonged and unlike the earlier fights which were waged by the NLF, this was a large-scale conventional battle that included tanks and massive numbers of artillery and rocket support. Can you do as well or better than your historical counterparts?
Each copy of Bad News on the Doorstep is composed of the following:
- Two 11 by 17 inch map sheets
- Two sheets of 90 (total) double-sided, un-mounted counters
- One set of rules.
Bad News on the Doorstep is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Tim Allen. Bad News on the Doorstep sells for $17.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters can be had for an additional $6.00.
A custom card set for the Bad News on the Doorstep game is also available. The card set replaces the standard deck of playing cards, feature graphics by Tim Allen that complement the game’s and has rules reminders on pertinent cards. The Bad News on the Doorstep card set is $10.00 or can be had for free with any order of 4 games. To access the game’s web page and the order form visit our web site here: https://www.hfdgames.com/kontum.html
No Time For Prayer: Naval Battles for New Orleans
No Time For Prayer details the battles for the port and city of New Orleans; Head of Passes and Forts Jackson and St. Philip. The battles to take control of New Orleans were not easy ones. Can you do as well or better than your historical counterpart? No Time For Prayer is two games in one package, and is the latest game in the series that portrays famous naval battles of the 1860s.
Each copy of No Time For Prayer is composed of the following:
- Two 11 by 17 inch hex maps.
- One sheet of 143 un-mounted, double-sided units.
- One Players’ Aid Sheet
- One set of rules.
No Time for Prayer is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Bruce Yearian. No Time for Prayer sells for $17.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters can be had for an additional $6.00.
A custom card set for the No Time for Prayer game is also available. The card set replaces the standard deck of playing cards, feature graphics by Bruce Yearian that complement the game’s and has rules reminders on pertinent cards. The No Time for Prayer card set is $10.00 or can be had for free with any order of 4 games. To access the game’s web page and the order form visit our web site here: https://www.hfdgames.com/norleans.html
Depths of Courage vol. 9: Raid on Alexandria, December 19, 1941
This solitaire play game portrays the daring WWII raid by Italian frogmen on the Royal Navy port facilities at Alexandria, Egypt. The active player takes on the role of the commanders of the three, two-man crew S.L.C. (Siluro Lenta Corsa) Maiale (Pig) class mini-submarines. You must endeavor to overcome the Allied defenses and night-time visibility to inflict as much damage as possible before being killed, captured or escaping.
Each copy of Depths of Courage vol. 10: Raid on Alexandria is composed of the following:
- One 11 by 17 inch point-to-point map.
- 20 double sided, un-mounted counters.
- 4 pages of rules
Players will also need a standard deck of playing cards and one six-sided die (D6) to play the game. Depths of Courage vol. 9: Raid on Alexandria is designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and features graphics by Dariusz Buracweski. Raid on Alexandria sells for $9.95 plus shipping. Mounted counters are an additional $6.00.
For those who donate at the Gold Level to the 2022 Consimworld Donation Drive you will be able to get Raid on Alexandria as a free print-and-play game as a reward. You can also get the game from free when you purchase 4 games directly from High Flying Dice Games.
A custom card set for the Raid on Alexandria game is also available. The card set replaces the standard deck of playing cards, feature graphics by Dariusz Buracweski that complement the game’s and has rules reminders on pertinent cards, and can be used with all of the Italian Frogmen Depths of Courage Series games (others on raids at Gibraltar, Algeciras and New York are currently available, ones on the raids at Valetta Harbor and Suda Bay are in the works). The Depths of Courage card set is $10.00 or can be had for free with any order of 4 games. To access the game’s web page and the order form visit our web site here: https://www.hfdgames.com/alex.html
Two New Game Series in the works!
Veteran game designer, Roberto Chiavini, has several of his games published with High Flying Dice Games. He has recently sent us to revise and publish his entire line of games set in the English Civil War. Titles in this series include the battles of Edgehill, Naseby, Marston Moor, First Newbury, Aberdeen, Tippermuir, Kilsyth, Lansdown, Roundway Down, Cheriton, Dunbar, Hopton, Langport, Adwalton Moor, Alford, Auldearn, Stratton, and Cropedy Bridge. These games are very easy to learn/teach, highly interactive, fun to play. true to the history and will feature graphics by Dariusz Buracweski.
Roberto has also given permission for his game series set in the Thirty Years War, that use a similar design to his English Civil War titles, to be published by High Flying Dice Games. The Thirty Years War Series comprises games on the battles of Fleurus, Hochst, Lutter, White Mountain, Wimpfen, and Wittstock, and will feature graphics by Bruce Yearian. These two series’ games are among my favorite games by Roberto, and I am VERY excited that he’s elected to make them part of the High Flying Dice Games catalog. Stay tuned and let the dice fly high!
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!
- Several new games were added to the Under Development page and are undergoing playtesting. Brand new titles that are now being play tested are Cockleshell Heroes: Operation Frankton, December 11, 1942, A Sanguine Fight: The Battle of Riachuelo, June 11, 1865, Villa’s Vengeance: The Columbus New Mexico Raid, March 1916, Heaven’s Will: The Raid on Ulithi Atoll, November 1944, Diggers’ Resolve: The Battle for Milne Bay, August-September 1942, A Resolute Action: The Battle of Fort Meigs, May 5, 1813, Operation Icarus: The Invasion of Iceland, June 1940, Falling Skies: Operation Rolling Thunder, March-April 1965, Battle’s Shadow: The Fight for Fort Donelson, February 15, 1862, Operation Menace: The Attack on Dakar, September 23-25, 1940, A Lamentable and Calamitous Action: The Attack at Mers-el-Kebir, July 3, 1940, A Sharp and Fierce Fight: The Battle of Cook’s Mills, October 19, 1814, A Mad Endeavor: The Attack on Stony Point, July 16, 1779, Tempting Fate: The Battle of the Granicus River, May 334 BCE, Waters Unvexed: Three Battles of the Mississippi River, 1862 (Island Number 10, Plum Point Bend, Memphis), Tercio del Muerte: The Battle of the Ebro River, July-August 1938, The Yanks are Here! The St. Mihiel Campaign, September 1918, Operation Musketeer: The Attack on Port Said, November 1956, A Gallant and Efficient Fight: The Battle of Hamel, July 4, 1918, Operation Menace: The Attack on Dakar, September 23-25, 1940, One Small Step: The US/USSR Space Race to the Moon, and Depths of Courage vol. 12: The Raid on Valletta, July 25/26, 1941, Dying is Easy: Naval Battles of the Boshin War, May 1869.
- Heading into final development and graphics are Operation Iron Brain: The Siege of Beirut, June-August 1982, White Christmas? The Fall of Saigon, April 1975, Operation Praying Mantis, April 18, 1988, Shadows of Hell: Operation Karbala 6, January 15-17, 1987, Galahad’s Ordeal: The Battle of Myitkyina, A Sea of Fog and Fire: The Battle of Heligoland Bight, A Brilliant Little Affair: The Battle of Chrysler’s Farm, November 11, 1813, Cross vs. Crescent: The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, July 16, 1212, Nothing Then is Done: The Battle of Najera, April 3, 1367, A Steadfast and Violent Affair: The Battle of Lundy’s Lane, July 25, 1814, Red Coats, Grey Jackets: The Battle Chippawa, July 5, 1814, A Wretched and Costly Fight: The Attack on Fort Erie, August 15, 1814, Wheels of Change: The 1950s US Auto Industry, Souls to Waste: The Battle of An Bao, May 5, 1968, Depths of Courage, Volume 13: The Attack on the Tirpitz, September 1943, A Scourge of Stone and Spirit: The 1415 Siege of Harfluer, Kings of the Castle: The Battle of the Imjin River, April 1951, 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,
Look for upcoming release announcements as these games are finished up.
High Flying Dice Games are available from this fine online retailer:
- Noble Knight Games: http://www.nobleknight.com/ Note: All games carried by Noble Knight Games now have mounted counters!
- Agorajeux: https://www.agorajeux.com/en/
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: http://www.hfdgames.com. We’d love to hear from you!
Thank you very much for your interest and support. Let the Dice Fly High!
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