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It seems as if we went longer than two weeks before a new release from our friends at Victory Point Games but it looks like they’re making up for it with a big release: Franco – Prussian War 40 from Joe Miranda!

From VPG:

“Everything in war is very simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.” – Carl von Clausewitz

New from the father of VPG’s Napoleonic 20 series, renowned game designer Joseph Miranda, the von Clausewitz series brings you the great campaigns of what historians call “The Long 19th Century” — that period between the French Revolution and World War 1. The series seeks to faithfully demonstrate how war was thought about and waged during this epoch. It features quick, streamlined gameplay, simple but not simplistic mechanics, card play, and the fog of war.

Unique to the series, and following the theories of Clausewitz himself, players must be aware that many of their actions will build Friction Points — which a wily opponent can then use against them to sabotage their best laid plans. Careful management of reserves and reinforcements, clever card play, and knowing when to throw caution to the wind to strike at an opponent will win the day.

The first game in the von Clausewitz series is Franco-Prussian War 40. Two continental heavyweights duel for supremacy in the conflict that smashed the French Second Empire, triggered the Paris Commune, and birthed the German Reich, with fateful consequences for Europe and the world. Will the war end in the streets of Paris, or Berlin? The fate of Europe hangs in the balance!

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