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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Master and Commander Sent to Printer

"And William?"
"Sir?"
"Beat to quarters."
"Very good, sir."

Master and Commander: Napoleonic Naval Combat has been sent to the printer to have a proof made. We look for the game to be released in a week or two. This is an upgraded edition of the classic WDG game. Master and Commander offers quick play while retaining the flavor and essence of Napoleonic naval combat. Game art was re-done by Peter Schutze (Schutze Games). He also contributed material to the original design and three game scenarios: HMS Ethalion vs Thetis (16 October 1799), the Battle of Cape Ortegal (4 November 1805), and the Battle of Lisa (13 March 1811).

Monday, May 18, 2015

Reconquista AAR

Reconquista designer David Kershaw posted a detailed After Action report on BGG. Here is the link. The snap below shows the final game positions after a Moslem win.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1368728/8-armies-north-africa-brutal-game-survival

Friday, May 15, 2015

Red Menace News

From designer R. Brent Ward: "I only sell the PNP version now on Wargame Vault at this link: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/128065/Red-Menace There is a forum thread on BGG under the News category with this link, too."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Plancenoit End Turn Two - Second Game

We are now into a second round of play testing. In this game so far, the first two turns have been rather long which gave the Prussians time and space to recover from an aggressive attack by Dromon and Subervie and for Wilhelm's heavy cavalry brigade to flank the French position on the heights above Plancenoit. This is nervous-making for the French player because the Prussians got a lot done in just two turns, including threatening the French rear and forcing the Young Guard to come onto the battlefield. Turn three will see Hacke's and Rijssel's Prussian brigades entering the fray.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Plancenoit End of Turn 7

The situation after turn 7. The Prussians turned the French right flank and entered the town of Plancenoit. This triggered the French to send in the Young Guard.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Plancenoit End of Turn 3

At the end of turn 3, all of Wilhelm's Reserve Cavalry is now on the field and part of Hacke's heavy brigade has arrived with dust in the distance indicating Rijssel's brigade approaching. French cavalry and artillery aggressively attacked and eliminated Losthin 15-18 which was later in the turn rallied and placed next to a Losthin unit still on the field. The result of that action was that the Prussian line was forced back on itself in the north part of the battlefield. Starting turn 4, the French player has six APs carried over from the previous turn to the Prussian player's zero. Of course, being on the defensive, the French player has been able to conserve APs while the Prussian player has had to expend APs to bring his units on the field and get them into position to engage the French.