The eagerly-awaited 2nd Edition/Reprint of Hermann Luttmann’s popular A Most Fearful Sacrifice is now available for Pre-order! We expect to ship the game in the summer of 2023. Maybe you have some questions?
Why 2nd Edition? We wanted gamers, both owners and those who might buy at a later date, to know exactly which edition they are getting, to incorporate errata, and improve the Player Aid Cards.
Okay, what is different? There are numerous small changes to the rule and scenario books, including anything worthwhile brought up in forums/etc.. Additionally, the game contains larger PACs. Specifically the Combat Results Table, Terrain Effects Chart, Close Fight/Combat Event, and Sequence of Play have been enlarged and placed on a 11″ x 17″ cards.
A Most Fearful Sacrifice is an epic two-player wargame with over 15 square feet of playing area (you don’t to use it all, if you don’t want to) and 526 playing pieces depicting the fighting that occurred during all three days of this decisive clash. The game utilizes a new ACW operating system called the Black Swan system, which is closely related to the popular Blind Swords game system first introduced in the game The Devil’s To Pay! by Tiny Battle Publishing and further modified by The Hill of Death -Champion Hill. This version of the system is specifically designed to handle larger-scale battles yet keep rules overhead low. Players can simulate huge encounters in a reasonable amount of playing time. This is accomplished in one way through the use of card draws rather than chit pulls. Also, players will trigger activations by Corps instead of by lower-level formations but they still have tactical decision-making choices by needing to determine which Divisions get activation priority. Though at a grander scale, this system maintains a tactical feel about it and still emphasizes the three “FOW’s” of war … the Fortunes of War, the Friction of War and the Fog of War. Players will be challenged to deal with a constantly developing battle situation, never quite sure of what the Gods of War will throw at them, and thus they must always be prepared to deal with historically realistic “black swan” events.
Yaah! #15 is now shipping. It’s stuffed full of articles and reviews in addition to a clever, card-driven, hex and counter executed game. Titled, Caucasus Burning: The Nagorno-Karabahk War, 2020, the simulation is an operational design by Greg Porter covering the Nagorno-Karabahk War of 2020. You’ll command formations of T-90 tanks, BMP-equipped mechanized infantry, drones, cruise missiles, and squadrons of attack aircraft as you simulate this war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Units represent battalions grouped into brigades. Maneuver and attacks in the game are done via actions played from a deck of cards, and each pass through the deck represents 2 days and nights of fighting. A game of Caucasus Burning: The Nagorno-Karabahk War, 2020 will probably take a little less than 10 passes through the deck, so it will run a little faster than the actual war.
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