Exciting Kickstarter news for Wargamers! – Columbia Games wants to produce a five star, 4th edition of the game Napoléon

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Exciting Kickstarter news for Wargamers!

– Columbia Games wants to produce a five star, 4th edition of the game Napoléon

Ok, so here’s the deal…

Columbia Games, makers of fine block war games, is going for the gusto and producing a special 5-star 4th edition of Napoleon by raising funds on Kickstarter and boy does it sound sweet! I have no doubt at all that this project will more than achieve its target for this classic game. This is going to be a Rolls Royce production for sure!

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From their Kickstarter page…

The 200th anniversary of Waterloo occurs in June 2015 and we think the time has come to produce a new 4th edition of this great game.  We need your support to make it something very special.

The 4th edition of Napoléon will contain the following upgrades from previous editions:

  • Deluxe Mounted Mapboard, 22″ x 25″.
  • Large 24mm hardwood blocks.
  • Two color copies of the rules per game.  Both copies will be signed and numbered. Sample rules available at: www.columbiagames.com/napoleon
  • Larger tactical maps.
  • Two color Order of Battle Charts. The Order of Battle is similar to that found in the first edition.
  • 8 quality dice (4 red and 4 blue). 

IMPORTANT:  most upgrades are for the Kickstarter version only.  Copies of the game produced for later sale will not have the deluxe mounted map, signed extra rules, or extra dice.

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A fantastic pledge level open to 16 backers is a special tour of the Waterloo battlefield in time for the 200th anniversary of the famous battle. Check this out –

Pledge $1,295 or more…

Four day, 200th anniversary tour of the Waterloo Campaign area in 2015. Game designer and historian Tom Dalgliesh will be your guide. Tour will include visits to the battlefields of Quatre Bras and Ligny (June 16), Wavre (June 17) and Waterloo (June 18). Includes hotels (4 nights), all meals, museum fees, and transportation each day of the tour. You must pay your own way to Brussels, where we will gather on June 15 at a hotel to be determined. Tour ends June 19 in Brussels from where you may wish to continue your European vacation to Flanders Fields, Verdun, Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, or wherever. NOTE: Pledge also includes one copy of the deluxe game to be shipped in June 2013 with FREE postage anywhere in the world.

If you are a war gamer, a fan of block war games, a fan of an earlier edition of Napoleon, I heartily recommend that you check out this fantastic Kickstarter project.

So if you want in on this great project, go to the Kickstarter page –

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/napoleon-0?ref=live

Ace of Spies is shipping!

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Ace of Spies is shipping!

Yes, a bit of shameless self-promotion as my first game design with Michael Fox is shipping!

We are thrilled and scared witless at the same time and very humbled and grateful for all the support that we received in our kickstarter adventure.

Our publisher, Albino Dragon will be making Ace of Spies available on Amazon.

http://albinodragon.com/

Victory Point Games Digital Press Release – Zulus on the Ramparts! app now available on iPhone and iPad!

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Victory Point Games Digital Press Release – Zulus on the Ramparts! app now available on iPhone and iPad!

THE BATTLE OF RORKE’S DRIFT

ZULUS ON THE RAMPARTS! is the battle cry of those defending the Mission Station at Rorke’s Drift. It is 22 January 1879, and the British invasion column moving into Zululand was disastrously defeated that morning at nearby Isandlwana. Now, fresh troops from the victorious Zulu iMpi (army) are advancing on your position. With your 140 British soldiers and auxiliaries, you must survive the repeated attacks of 4000+ crack Zulu warriors.

Available NOW on the iPad and iPhone
 
– Victory Point Games
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Victory Point Games Press Release – Dawn of the Zeds Second Edition unleashed!

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Victory Point Games Press Release – Dawn of the Zeds Second Edition unleashed!

THE BATTLE FOR FARMINGDALE

She looked at the crumpled heap of a man clutching her legs and sobbing.  “I tell…tell you…” he whispered between his sobs.  “It’s eating my…my… brain!”  He let go of her legs and gripped his head in his hands, letting loose with an unearthly wail. 

She heard more gunfire and glanced away from the pathetic figure, looking around the town square.  Across the fountain from her, she could see the trucker Brian Carter unloading supplies from his eighteen-wheeler while nearby Mayor Hernandez and the army engineer, Colonel Kingman, directed the placement of barricades. The gunshots, she realized, were coming from the clock tower where Captain Piazza was carefully aiming and firing her sniper rifle.  If we can’t stop the Zeds here, she thought, all our brains will be food.  She turned her attention back to the man in front of her and knelt down. 

“There’s no Zeds here, Wilson,” she said, kneeling and pulling his hands away from his face, forcing him to look at her.  His eyes were crazed with fear and pain. 

“No,” he sobbed.  “Not…not here, you fool.”  He jerked his hands away, slapping the ground with one of them. “Down there!  Under us.  The Zed’s under us, and it’s eating my brain!” – Fiction by David Spangler

Arising once more from the depths, from designer Hermann LuttmannDawn of the Zeds Second Edition has finally been reborn. In this States of Siege™ solitaire game of horror and survival, a deadly virus has turned ordinary people into vicious, zombie-like killers. The undead, nicknamed “Zeds,” are now converging on your corner of the world. You have been left to your own devices to stop them while the National Guard organizes a relief column and fights its way to you – but that could take days, or even weeks, before they arrive.In a game that requires the utmost test of skill and nerve, will you survive long enough? Will you be able to fight hordes of Zeds while protecting the townspeople? Test your heroics and unearth Dawn of the Zeds, a game that will keep you on your toes!

Click here for all the details and to order Dawn of the Zeds Second Edition.

Victory Point Games Press Release – The Last King of Scotland now available!

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VPG Press Release – The Last King of Scotland now available!

THE UGANDA-TANZANIA WAR 1978-1979

The modern wars in Africa provide a rich arena of different and unique gaming situations beyond WWII in North Africa (where most wargames have concentrated their examination of wars in Africa). Some of these wars were short affairs of a few months, while others raged for twenty years or more. Each of these modern African wars shaped the political and military future of the continent and they are still finding their way into today’s headlines.

The African Wars series provides a means for understanding these wars that shaped modern Africa and current world opinion.

The Last King of Scotland, the first in the African Wars series by designer Dennis Bishop, simulates the Uganda-Tanzania War of 1978 – 1979 that ousted Uganda’s President for Life, Idi Amin Dada. With a seeming fascination for all things Scottish, Idi Amin referred to himself as the “uncrowned king of Scotland”. When Amin fled Uganda, in a sense he truly became “The Last King of Scotland.”

 

Click here for all the details and to order The Last King of Scotland.

– Victory Point Games

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