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New Battlemap Available for Memoir ’44

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Jan 21, 2018

Through Jungle and Desert is the second installment in the second series of Memoir ’44 Battle Maps from Days of Wonder.

This expansion offers two new decks of combat cards, along with six pre-printed standard scenarios and two pre-printed Overlord scenarios.

Through Jungle and Desert is designed for 2 to 8 players. It includes six standard scenarios and two Overlord scenarios, as well as two decks of Combat Cards and one double sided-printing punch board of tokens. This expansion requires at least one copy of Memoir’ 44 as well as the Pacific Theater and Mediterranean Theater expansions to play. The Terrain Pack and Equipment Pack expansions are also recommended. Through Jungle and Desert is currently expected to be available in April in both North America and Europe for a retail price of $28/€25.

Lead your men through the merciless jungles of Burma, trying to escape the Japanese grasp or rush to Rangoon before the British forces evacuate the city on the jungle scenario. Then, change the terrain and fight the very first tank battle between US and German forces in the sands of North Africa, where Stuart and Panzer clash in the middle of the desert.

This second installment comes with six standard pre-printed scenarios with all terrain, obstacles and unit positions, but also the historical background and special rules. To help spice up your scenarios, the expansion comes with both a brand new Jungle Combat Cards deck and a Desert Combat Cards deck.

Two ready-to-play Overlord scenarios are also provided: fight for Henderson Field in Guadalcanal or conduct a huge desert battle that marks the beginning of the second battle of El Alamein in Operation Lightfoot. The Jungle’s scenarios can be played separately or as a campaign, with each scenario outcome impacting the following one.

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Old School Tactical Vol II West Front 1944-1945 Now Available Digitally

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Jan 7, 2018

The popular Old School Tactical series returns for its second edition with Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45. This iteration of the quick to learn, challenging to master, tactical game introduces the Americans to the series.

Fight across the European countryside with M-10 tank destroyers and Sherman Easy Eight tanks. Pile your powerful rifle squads into venerable M5 halftracks or nail an onrushing armored car with a bazooka. Find your enemy, fix them, flank them, and finish them. If it works on the battlefield it works in Old School Tactical, and it works with minimal fuss and muss.

New units in Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 include (but sure as heck aren’t limited to):
German

Brummbar
SdKfz 251/22
Panther
Puma
PzKpfw IV H
Wirbelwind
PaK 40 75mmATG
German 2nd Line Infantry
Panzerfaust
Panzershreck

American

M5A1 halftrack
M16 halftrack (4x.50cal)
M8 Greyhound
M5 Stuart
M4A1 Sherman
M4A3e8 (Easy Eight)
M4A3 Sherman (105)
M10 Wolverine
HMG,MMG,BAR
Bazooka
Rifle and Engineer units
Leaders and Snipers

28mm German Mountain Troops (Gebirgsjager) From Askari Miniatures

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Nov 1, 2017

Askari Miniatures are pleased to announce the release of German mountain troops, the Gebirgsjäger.

Gebirgsjäger were basically light infantry trained for mountain warfare. They fought principally in infantry assault formations, and it was in this role they excelled.

Gebirgsjäger fought in most major campaigns including Yugoslavia, Greece, Crete, Tunisia and Italy from 1941 to 1945.

Our jaegers are dressed in light kit for combat for summer operations, as the 5th Mountain Division fought in the invasion of Crete in 1941. These figures can also be painted in khaki desert uniforms which they wore in Tunisia and Italy.

The initial release consists of a Rifle Team, MG-34 team, Officers, a full Rifle Squad and the Mountain Guide.

Deep Cut Studio Releases a new WW2 Aerial Dog Fight Game Mat

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Oct 8, 2017

New game mat release from Deep Cut Studios! It is a new aerial battlefield dedicated to the upcoming WW2 Blood Red Skies game from Warlord Games.

Full of trenches, fortifications, dirt and despair, this new design sets just the right mood to fly above the front lines in support of your troops. Inspired by documentary photos and with the added artistic touch, new game mat is like no other. Find it at www.deepcutstudio.com and check out the custom printing option to add hexes to the mousepad mat to suit your game.

Terrain mat for miniature wargames, ideal as stand-alone scenery or background for the usual terrain elements.

Features:

  • compatible with Wings of Glory and the upcoming Blood Red Skies
  • PVC, Cloth or Mousepad material
  • Aerial Battlefield Theme
  • The mat can be manufactured with any size grid or hexes as well as tailored to a custom size table.

Romanian 75mm Resita Anti Tank Gun M1943

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Sept 29, 2017

Out next week and available to pre-order now from Great Escape Games, the Romanian 75mm Resita Anti-tank Gun M1943 for your 28mm WW2 Rules of Engagement Miniatures games.

Due to the lack of anti-tank weaponry and the losses on the Eastern Front, the Romanian Army required a type of weapon to replace these losses and supplement existing equipment that could be built in Romania. A third prototype that combined the best elements of captured Soviet weapons and existing Romanian equipment performed well in tests – better than the German PaK 40 and to the Soviet ZIS 1941 76.2mm – and entered production in December, 1943. Few were manufactured – less than 400 – and the gun first saw operational use in the Spring of 1944.

Three crew included. Base not included. 28mm. Figures sculpted by Alan Marsh. Gun by Oliver Piotrowski.

King Tiger Available to Pre-Order from Warlord Games

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August 28, 2017

The King Tiger, the pinnacle of German armament, a tank so deadly that barely anything within the Allies arsenal could stop it. Your King Tiger Zug is now available ready to pre-order.

Within this kit, you have enough stunningly detailed plastic components to create 3 Tiger II tanks. Additionally, you can:

Equip your Tigers with either the Henschel turret or the rarer Porsche turret!
Have each tank with their own commander or have a closed hatch to protect the crew.
You also have the choice to give your Tigers’ schürzen!

Extras in the kit:

A detailed colour booklet providing instructions and painting guide.
Full-colour water slide decals.
A set of blast and damage markers.
A Bolt Action stat card for easier gaming accessibility!

Warlord Games Release New Models for Two Theatres of WW2 Bolt Action Miniatures

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July 31, 2017

Warlord Games is releasing something from two different major theaters of WWII in the newest Bolt Action releases.

For the Pacific theatre, there’s the Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. In the European theatre there are several bundles for Warlord Games’ Operation Sea Lion and Operation Gigant supplements.

Taking over the Pacific is the Imperial Japanese forces, armed with the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car.

Also referred to as the Type 91 broad-gauge railroad tractor, the So-Mo has the unusual distinction of being able to quickly switch from road to rail. The So-Mo and its six crew could achieve speeds of around 25 miles per hour on roads and almost twice that on railroads.

On the eve of the German invasion, the British and German forces finalise their preparations.

Tasked with defending Britain with everything it’s got, the BEF uses the LDV and their ingenuity to help stave off the German onslaught.

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Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Set to Return This September!

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June 30, 2017

The most celebrated Axis & Allies edition is coming back from Wizards of the Coast/Avalon Hill!

Upon its release nearly a decade ago, the Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition became an instant classic! Now this deluxe board game designed by Larry Harris (the original creator of Axis & Allies), returns with rule book updates and streamlined game play.

With over 650 playing pieces, including the largest board ever created for an A&A game, this beloved board game is a must have for the strategy gamer enthusiast.

  • Updated A&A rulebook, with errata and rules clarifications
  • 6 country-specific storage boxes (USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, and Italy)
  • 2 common storage boxes
  • Game board (24 x 46 inches), the largest Axis & Allies board
  • Over 650 plastic miniatures, with 4 new sculpts
  • Additional components including game dice, tokens, paper bills, and plastic chips

MSRP $100, release date September 22, 2017