Regardless if you look at the Vietnam War as a nation winning a war but losing a peace, an example of a repressed people rising against a corrupt puppet government, something in between, or even a thing altogether different, Fire in the Lake deserves a place on any serious wargamer’s shelf.
One of the classic accounts of England’s WWII Bomber Command is Enemy Coast Ahead written by Guy Gibson and now designer Jeremy White has taken Gibson’s account of the May 1943 Operation Chastise and created an interesting and detailed game aimed at simulating the raid.
An unusual Euro-style take on a post-apocalyptic future just recently launched on Kickstarter. The 5th Land, from newcomers Prime Alien Watch Squad, is a mashup of resource management and wargaming set in a world in which the ice caps have melted.
Warlord Games has released the latest supplement for their Black Powder early gunpowder era miniatures system. Black Powder: Blood on the Nile focuses on the 1884 Mahdist Revolt which pitted the forces of the desert Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmad ibn as Sayyid Abd Allah), struggling to throw off foreign rule of Egypt, against the greatest fighting force of the Victorian age: the British Army.
With eleven days left to pledge your support, Mark H. Walker's Night of Man is closing in on its $11k Kickstarter goal. As what looks to be the first title from the new imprint Flying Pig Games - Walker is best known for plenty of games through Lock n' Load Publishing - Night of Man is a card driven game of SF tactical combat set in a near Earth future where our planet is under alien attack.
My good buddy Hermann Luttmann (Gettysburg: The Wheatfield, In Magnificant Style, and top Victory Point Games seller Dawn of the Zeds to name a few) has another wargame design arriving shortly and this time the designer is once again returning to the American Civil War with Stonewall's Sword: The Battle of Cedar Mountain.
I first heard about Quartermaster General when I initially met Ian Brody and Eddie Rodriguez at the GAMA Trade Show earlier this year. The title they were displaying was Project Neptune but Brody was also very excited about an upcoming World War Two release Griggling Games didn’t have on hand, Quartermaster General.
Grognards should rejoice as a new wargaming magazine has hit the scene by way of One Small Step Games. CounterFact looks to arrive quarterly and feature not only news and analysis aimed toward wargamers but also a full fledged insert game as well.