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'85 Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires (Flying Pig Games)A new Kickstarter has launched today for the latest game in the Squad Battle series from Flying Pig Games. The Afghans and Soviets trade blows in ’85 Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires as the release will add new rules to the series including those for helicopters. The game is for two players, ages 14+, and plays in around two to three hours per scenario. The project launched today and you might still be able to get in for the early bird special pledge level of $80.00 otherwise you can reserve a copy for a $90.00 pledge through March 22nd. Expected delivery is this October.

About the game:

’85 Graveyard of Empires is the second game in the Squad Battles series. Building on the mechanics introduced in ’65 Squad Battles in the Jungles of Vietnam, Graveyard of Empires (GoE) features squad-level battles between the Afghan Mujahideen and Soviet Red Army in a card-driven, hex and counter game.

GOE introduces card-activated events, immersive helicopter rules, more tactical decisions, new powers and abilities, and of course beautiful counter and game board art. The counters are 1” or larger (for the vehicles) and the game board hexes are huge. Included are counters for Mujahideen RPG and RPD teams, rifle squads and heroes, as well as captured T-55 and BMP armored fighting vehicles. The Soviets respond with Spetsnaz, line rifle squads, heroes, Hind-24 attack helicopters and several types of AFVs, such T-55, T-62 tanks, BMPs, BTRs, and more.

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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