I Ordered A New Shiny! Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete

I ordered a thing last night. To be clear, I ordered Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete by Multiman Publishing. I have been playing scenarios from an earlier game in the Grand Tactical Series, The Devil’s Cauldron, and have fallen in love with the system as a whole. As such I am super excited to…

Street of Stalingrad 4 Playtest Kit Kickstarter Stalls Out

The Streets of Stalingrad 4th edition Kickstarter launched a few weeks ago and I have been following it ever since. Let me be clear, this is NOT for the full monster game. That will launch on Kickstarter in September if they are holding to their schedule. This is for a play-test kit to get feedback…

Follow Up – Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF?

To follow-up on yesterday’s article – Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF? Which presented concerns about 626 Designs, LLC’s upcoming release of Streets of Stalingrad 4 and their particular approach to the release. I reached out to one of the principles of the company about doing an interview for our readers in response…

Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF?

Yesterday, I followed press release link on Consimworld for a classic game, Streets of Stalingrad, that announced it was going to be getting a makeover and rebooted as a 4th edition on Kickstarter. Reading the full announcement, it quickly became apparent that the company was going to run a Kickstarter campaign in May for a…

RapierCon Was A Blast!

I have finally recovered from RapierCon, well mostly recovered! RapierCon was great and the best part was seeing old friends and making new ones. If you’re not familiar with RapierCon, it’s located in Jacksonville, Florida and held annually each February. It started as a wargaming event and has grown over the years to include boardgames…

No Battle Plan Ever Survives Contact with the Enemy- The Scheldt Campaign

The Scheldt Campaign Game Designer: Brian Train Art: Ilya Kudriashov & Tom Russell Development Team: Tom & Mary Russell Publisher: Hollandspiele Company Website Year Published: 2016 PREMISE: “In late 1944, Allied advances are rapidly outstripping their ability to keep their fighting men in supply. The recently liberated port of Antwerp would alleviate this, but German coastal artillery…

On Deck – The Scheldt Campaign

Hey wargamers, this weekend I be starting into The Scheldt Campaign by Brian Train which was recently published by Hollandspiele Games. I am looking forward to this game. I am particularly interested in the topic itself as it is not one I have explored in the past. I am also looking forward to checking out…

Festung Budapest Ships Next Week, Last Call for Pre-orders

ASL Fans, you’re time is running out to get in your pre-order(s) for Festung Budapest. Yesterday, Brian Youse announced that all the components were in and the game would begin shipping next week. So, this is apparently our last call to get our orders is. After the pre-orders are shipped, there will be an extremely…

W1815 – The Battle of Waterloo in 15 Minutes

W1815 The Battle of Waterloo Game Designer: Hannu Uusitalo Art: Kim Paqvalin Publisher: Up Games Company Website Year Published: 2015 PREMISE: “W1815 is a simple strategy game that simulates the key events of this famous battle in 15 minutes. The French side can try a number of different strategies in an attempt to crush the Anglo-Allied army…

Savannah Skirmish – A High Class Wargaming Weekend

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Savannah Skirmish in Pooler, GA. The Skirmish is an annual wargame-centric event hosted at Savannah Quarters Country Club by Chris Easter. Chris has been hosting this event for last nine years by my count. Skirmish is a great low-key and casual event. As you can imagine, every…