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Friday, August 4, 2017

Hooker's Attack - Antietam

Set up for Hooker's Attack 5:40 AM September 17, 1862.

Play testing for Antietam has started using Jose Faura's beautiful map and counter art and Art Bennett's Vassal module.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WDG is re-releasing Hermann Luttmann's A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940. The game has thicker Action cards than the earlier release. It is available in boxed, folio (poly-bag) and PnP formats.

A Spoiled Victory is a solitaire game that recreates the tense situation in late May and early June 1940 when Allied forces were almost driven into the sea. Players face the decision-making challenges faced by Allied commanders to extricate trapped soldiers from certain destruction. Player Actions must be allocated each turn for defense of the perimeter, creation of Evacuee units and moving Evacuee units from the beaches to the safety of England. You obviously cannot save everyone, so you must pick who will stay and fight so that those who do escape can fight another day.

"Entertaining. Unpredictable. Never the same twice. A challenge. And fun."

- The Boardgaming Life

"...another fine Hermann Luttmann design...A SPOILED VICTORY is a solid, nail-biting solitaire WW II game..."

- Jeff McAleer, The Gaming Gang

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review of N

"N is wild and turbulent much like the period. Beating Napoleon will feel like a real achievement. The game itself is an achievement and deserves a wide audience."

The above is a quote from a review of N posted by Brian Friel on BGG.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The N Map

We have changed the color of the numbers in the little hexagons in the brown boxes from orange to black to make them easier to read. The map has also been lightened a tad to make it easier to see the details in the map paintings.

The N Counter Sheet

The counter sheet for N has been lightened a tad so that details in the paintings in some of the counters are better seen. Smaller names have been made slightly larger.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Review of N: The Napoleonic Wars

"So one rainy Saturday morning I decided to print this thing out and give it a play. And boy am I glad that I did!...This is a fantastic little solo game...If you’re a fan of Napoleonics and grand strategy games which focus as much on the politics as the actual fighting, then you should try this game out. If you’re new to wargames but are interested in history, this might also be a game for you since the rules are fairly straightforward and well written. If you’re looking for detailed tactical manoeuvring of your armies as they march across Europe, perhaps you’re better off looking elsewhere. But consider that at the end of the day, N tells a great story and is a great experience overall." - Christian van Someren

Click HERE for the full review of N by Mr Someren on BGG. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Master and Commander Review

Smitty has posted a review of WDG's Master and Command Napoleonic naval combat game. It can be seen on BoardGameGeek at this link.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mounted Game Boards

Some WDG customers have mounted the game boards of their WDG games. WDG does not offer this service but you can have that done by a company called Print & Play. Just send them an image file of your WDG game board, which we provide free on request to game buyers, and for a small charge Print & Play will send you a nice, mounted game board. The game maps are mounted as one piece and fold for convenient storage.

Below are two examples of WDG games with mounted game boards submitted courtesy of Paul Maienknecht.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

French Translation of N: The Napoleonic Wars

A French translation of N: The Napoleonic Wars is available for free download at the game's WDG web page. The translation was provided by Christophe Cormary.

Monday, June 5, 2017

MTW Preview Video

Here is a preview video of Mrs Thatcher's War by Ben Madison which is coming soon from White Dog Games. This is an excellent introductory run through of the game and components.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Larger Maps Printed In One Piece

WDG is pleased to announce that we are now printing our 22" x 17" maps in one piece. No longer will we print a 22" x 17" map in two 17" x 11" sections; instead it will be printed on one 22" x 17" sheet. The map will be folded twice to fit the box. Note that the folds for a one-piece 22" x 17" map will be no different in degree than the folds for two 17" x 11" sections. Below is a snap of a one-piece War in the Pacific map unfolded from the box. Gamers will probably want to continue using a plastic sheet over the new one-piece map format as before with the two 17" x 11" sections.

For those who would like no folding creases at all on the 22" x 17" map, we will offer the 22" x 17" map sent by mail tube.

WDG Solitaire Games

White Dog Games now has eight solitaire titles with the publication of Pickett's Charge. They are:

Don't Tread on Me

Vietnam Solitaire

Solitaire Caesar

The Confederate Rebellion

The Last Stand

Reconquista

N:The Napoleon Wars

Pickett's Charge.

Coming soon will be our ninth solitaire game: Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Climatic Moment

The climatic moment of a Pickett's Charge replay. Start of Turn 5. At this point, the Confederates may break through Union lines or be stopped.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mrs Thatcher's War Turn One Play

Eurojuegos Buenos Aires has produced an excellent video of Turn one play of Ben Madison's Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands 1982. Click video above to view the play.

MTW is a solitaire game of the Falkland conflict. Play testing and final art are coming along well and the game is scheduled to be released at the end of June. Bonus: game art is by Tim Allen.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Special Offer for Consimworld 2017 Attendees

Anyone attending CSW this year and who purchases a boxed or folio format (not PnP) White Dog Games (WDG) game from the WDG web site on or before Wednesday May 24th, can opt to have no shipping expense for their purchase and can pick up their pre-paid game at CSW at the Blue Panther convention booth. Attendees just need to email WDG that the purchased game is to be picked up at CSW and WDG will immediately refund the shipping cost to them via PayPal. In addition, this type of convention order will include a one-piece poster-style game map at no extra charge for titles with maps larger than 17" x 11"!

Attendees who already own a WDG game can upgrade their game map to a one-piece poster-style map if it is larger than 17" x 11" for only $5 to be picked up at the convention. Send an email order for a map upgrade only to WDG or to Blue Panther at questions@bluepantherllc.com on or before Wednesday May 24th. Map upgrades for pre-owned WDG games will be paid for when picked up.

Those who have purchased or who purchase a PnP format game from WDG and want to purchase the same great printed countersheet for the game that is shipped with boxed and folio formats of the game can do so for $10 for a full countersheet or $5 for a half sheet. Just order by email on or before Wednesday, May 24th. Countersheets ordered this way will be paid for and picked up at the convention like the poster map upgrades.

Any convention type orders made later than Wednesday May 24th cannot be guaranteed to be ready in time for CSW.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

In Our Sixth Year

WDG has been publishing printed board games for over five years. Our first published printed game was Shield Wall (2011).

Friday, April 14, 2017

In development is Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg. This will be an introductory, fast-play game of the climatic phase at Gettysburg, perhaps the most famous Civil War action and the turning point of the war. Cover art by the great Mike Mirfin.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of Ben Madison's N: The Napoleonic Wars, featuring the art of Jonathan Carnehl. WDG will publish a trilogy of British-themed games by Mr. Madison: Don't Tread on Me!, N, and Margaret Thatcher's War. The latter title will be about the 1982 Falklands War with Argentina. Look for its release this summer.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Even Our Honor

Work is progressing on Even Our Honor, a game about the WW I battle of Caporetto. Designed by Bob Goddard, the game is now in play testing and development with production to start soon.

A simulation of the Caporetto Offensive conducted by the Central Powers against Italy during World War One in October-November of 1917, EOH is corps-level game of ten turns, each turn representing three days of real time.

Recent play testing has resulted in a decisive Italian victory and another in a narrow Central Powers win.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Antietam

We are working on an introductory-level game on the battle of Antietam. It will be a brigade-level game and will feature the great map art of Jose Faura.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Banner Month

White Dog Games had a banner month, selling 186 units in the last 30 days. Our top seller last month was War in the Pacific but older titles also sold well. Thanks to Blue Panther for printing and shipping our orders and to all of our customers from France to German to Japan and all over the USA.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pickett's Charge In Development

White Dog Games will soon be publishing an upgraded version of its game on Pickett's Charge. Below are draft counters by artist Jose Faura. Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg will be a brigade-level, introductory game of the fast-play, beer and pretzels variety.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dr Robert Smith (Smitty) has written a review of The Russian Empire Strikes Back: Lodz 1914. It can be found on BoardGameGeek. Check out Panzer Digest Magazine and Minden Games.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Lost Battalion

We have received final cover art from artist Mike Mirfin for the Little Bighorn game. We are awaiting eight additional counters representing four companies of the 2nd Cavalry from artist Jose Faura. Four companies of the 2nd were offered to Custer to take along with him on his final campaign. But, of course, he refused them. Now the player will have the opportunity to see what effect they might have had in "The Lost Battalion" scenario of the game. In addition to the 2nd Cavalry battalion, the player will have two Gatling gun units at his command for a little more firepower should he want it.

We have had a great response to the release of WIP. Our printer is busy filling orders. We would like to thank everyone for your interest in WIP. It was fun to work on the project with Steve Pole, the designer, and with Dan Lamb, the game artist who did a fine job with the counters and the map. And always a pleasure to work with Art Bennett, the Vassal master who worked up an excellent Vassal module for the game.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

War in the Pacific Released

WDG is pleased to announce the publication of Steve Pole's War in the Pacific 1941`-1945. The game allows players to replay the conflict between the Empire of Japan and the Allies in the Pacific Theater of World War II. WIP is a campaign game on a grand strategic scale. Random event cards reflect the major political and technological changes/events which occurred during the War; depots are used to stress the crucial importance of logistics; and there is a mechanic that generally effects simultaneous movement (campaigning). The heart of WIP is the use of Resource Points which players spend to conduct their campaigns. The Japanese player starts with more RPs and it is his challenge to use them effectively in the first months and years of the war before the immense resources of the Allies kick in and begin to be felt.

Game components include the following:

- 12-page Rule Book

- Extended Example of Play Booklet

- Player Reference Sheets

- 22” x 17” Hexagonal Map of the Pacific Theater

- 208 Unit Counters and Game Markers

- 40 Random Event Cards

- Two Six-sided Dice (2D6): One Red, One White