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Customer Newsletter for 03/28/2020

Wargame Vault

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Greetings Grognards!

This, our one hundredth newsletter, comes to you while the world is in the grips of a deadly pandemic. Not exactly the cheery news I had hoped to convey for our 100th newsletter contact with you all.

On the other hand, this may be exactly the time for us to help some people out. Every problem is an an opportunity in disguise according to John Adams. Most everyone is locked down at home with no where to go and needing something to do. We're wargamers, our hobby is an inside endeavor and we now have free time to spend on our hobby, as long as we stay safe at home.

So stay safe inside and download some wargames! We have hundreds of solitare-suitable titles for you to try, put together some terrain or buildings for an upcoming battle, try a new period or style of wargame, research your future battle plans for when we're all able to get back together with our buddies across the tabletop. Even though wargame conventions and shows have been cancelled, this scourge will pass eventually and that time will come. Hang in there guys!  

  

Till next time, good gaming to everyone, and watch your flanks!

And stay home!

~ Steve

Advanced Squad Leader Annuals and Journals

   ASL Annual Bundle              ASL Journal Bundle                                                                                           

Multi-Man Publishing has just released for the first time in PDF their ASL annuals and ASL journals. These publications have been out of print for some time but now they are available again in digital format. Each issue contains scenarios, articles, replays, Q/A, player aids and more for the highly popular Advanced Squad Leader boardgame. Each issue is available individually or you can get them all at a discount by buying the bundles featured here.

CLASH of Spears 

Clash of Spears

Welcome to CLASH!

Keep your wits and courage at hand, for in CLASH you will need both to lead your band of warriors to victory.

CLASH of Spears allows you to play raids and skirmishes in ancient times using small forces of 30 or more figures per side. This fast-paced game demands constant attention from all players as they alternate using their commanders to push units into battle. However, be careful not to drive your soldiers to exhaustion and plan every move since enemies are always ready to interrupt your actions and try to thwart your plans.

This book includes all the rules needed to play the game as well as five encounter scenarios reflecting common types of engagements. The book also includes lists for you to build forces for the different nations engaged at war between the fourth and second century BC in the Western Mediterranean:  Republican Romans, Carthaginians, Gauls, Ligurians, Samnites, Etruscans, Campanians, Iberians, Celtiberians, Lusitanians, Sicilian Greeks, Southern Italy Greeks, Numidians and Pyrrhic armies.

Horizon Wars: Zero Dark

Horizon Wars: Zero Dark

  

A radical new approach to science fiction skirmish wargaming, built on the same core mechanics as hit sci-fi battle game, Horizon Wars.  Zero Dark lets you play solo, co-op, player-versus-player or even team-versus-team with the same core rules.

No weapons tables.  No faction limitations.  Build your heroes from scratch and equip them to suit your play-style and existing miniatures collection.  Take on the unpredictable and dangerous Red Force. And test your mettle as your team explores the mysteries of the Fallen Earth in the pursuit of lost secrets in Operation Gemini.

                                                                                                Rifles in the Peninsula

Rifles in the Peninsula

"There are only two forces in the World, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” - Napoleon Bonaparte 

Rifles in the Peninsula is the third game of Gottardo Zancani’s solitaire RIFLES series, which also includes Rifles in the Pacific and Rifles in the Ardennes. The focus of this new title is on the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Rifles in the Peninsula introduces new rules to cover unique aspects of the Napoleonic Wars including mounted troops, formations, and the impact of the longer reload time of the weapons of the period (pistols, muskets, and rifles). The different attributes of the units (combat factors, quality, special traits) grenadiers, voltigeurs, cuirassiers and dragoons.

The Rifles system allows the recreation of small combat engagements (five to ten units per side), using an abstract map that represents the main features of the terrain like trees, buildings, hills. Placement of terrain features is guided but is never the same on each game, always creating new tactical challenges. The enemy strategy and the fog of war is recreated with the use of random Event Markers and “Activation Tables” that drive the enemy units toward their objective.

The Campaign game has been greatly redesigned and is now based on the timeline of the main campaigns of the period. The new Glory Track will represent the career of the Leader of your units, your avatar in the game, and your rank will have a direct influence on the game. Each year of the campaign includes four to six main “scenes”: a scene can trigger one Mission on the battlefield or a Campaign Event. Twelve different Missions are available, covering classical military duties like reconnaissance as well as iconic battle episodes like the capture of a gun. Campaign Events are resolved without the need to setup the battlefield and cover episodes like barrack inspections, field maneuvers and of course duels. As a bonus, an optional mini-game The Duel (inspired by the movie, The Duelists)has been included in the package: this mini-game allows players to re-create a saber duel with a more personal perspective, providing an additional level of immersion in the historical period.

From thundering muskets, to rattle of sabers, Rifles in the Peninsula vividly recreates Napoleonic skirmishes like never before.

Rifles in the Peninsula includes:

           ## 140 x 1" Counters

           ## One Simplified Map Card

           ##  Four Army Sheets (France, Britain, Austro-Russian, Prussia)

           ## Twelve Action-Packed Missions

           ## Two Campaign Events sheets (in rule book)

           ## The Duel mini-game

           ## One Full-Color Rulebook

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