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Acadamy Games Unveals Fog of War Series First Offering, Strike of the Eagle

Academy Games introduces a new strategic game series!

The year is 1920. WWI has ended, but the battle for Europe has just begun. Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin plan to spread the workers’ revolution by blasting through Poland in order to support the growing communist movements in Germany, France and Britain. Only the armies of Poland stand in the way of the Bolshevik tide.

Strike of the Eagle is a strategy game that simulates the tenseness of the Polish-Soviet War of 1920. This war featured a return of sweeping cavalry attacks combined with new weaponry innovations such as planes, tanks and armored cars. Gone was the static trench warfare of WWI where front line changes were measured in yards. Instead, the gains of this war’s campaigns were measured in hundreds of miles from Kiev and beyond Minsk in the east, to Warsaw and the German border in the west.

Strike of the Eagle is the first game in the new Fog of War series. This series covers pivotal wars of different eras, allowing players to relive and learn about the struggles that took place.

The heart of this unique series lies in players placing secret orders on the map during each turn to bluff, mislead, misdirect and outplay their opponents! The orders are then revealed and executed by the player’s armies that are represented by wooden blocks of Brigade and Division strength forces of between 1500 to 8000 men. The exact composition of a player’s forces is kept hidden from their opponent until battle is engaged.

Strike of the Eagle is –

A Zoomed in Look at the Map

Fun: Quick simultaneous play allows players to interact without waiting.
Devious: A cat and mouse game of deception, hidden orders, diversionary movements and concealed units.
Easy: Teach a new player how to play in less than 5 minutes.
Wooden Blocks: Depict infantry and cavalry armies.
Consistent: Each game in the series uses the same rule system.

Contains:

• 1 mounted 37.5” x 26” game board.
• 110 Wooden Blocks depicting armies of infantry and cavalry.
• 2 decks of Event cards, 55 cards each.
• 1 Counter Sheet of Order Markers.
• 2 Player summary sheets and 1 game track sheet.
• 8 Page full color rule book.
• 20 page campaign book with a full historical overview of the war and 8 unique campaigns.

Fog of War – Strike of the Eagle $65.00
Ages: 13+
Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes to 3 hours
Academy Games Design Version: Uwe Eickert
Made in Germany
Scheduled Release Date: May 26, 2011

Strike of the Eagle is based on The Eagle and The Star. This English edition has new and expanded mounted maps, new cards, streamlined rules, leader blocks and additional scenarios.

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