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BUNDLE: Two Issues of PANZER DIGEST (#12 & #13) with four wargames... three of which are solitaire designs.  Issues (and games) are descried below.

PANZER DIGEST #13 (Winter 2016) contains two complete games in addition to gaming articles, variants, and reviews:  COMBAT LEADER: WINTER WAR, and STRINGBAG.

COMBAT LEADER: WINTER WAR is a strategy hexagon wargame for two players, simulating tactical man-to-man infantry combat during the Finnish-Soviet Winter War of 1939-40 using the popular COMBAT LEADER game system. One player controls a Finnish squad of soldiers during play, and one player controls a Russian) squad, in various scenarios fought out on the maps (17 yards per hex; 45-60 seconds per turn). Each soldier is named and individually rated in a number of categories (rank, weapon, morale, shooting skill, etc.) with the game ranking high in playability and historicity.  Comes with full rules, two maps (7 & 8), Russian and Finnish counter sheets, scenarios, and Reference Card.  The game is fully compatible with any gamein the COMBAT LEADER series.

STRINGBAG is a solitaire card game. The name refers to the nickname given to the Fairey Swordfish bomber employed by the Fleet Air Arm. With STRINGBAG, you can recreate portions of the British raid on the Italian port of Taranto in 1940. Comes with full rules, Reference Card, and set of airplane counters; these counters are compatible with any Battle over Britain game series game as well.

In addition to the games, this issue is full of articles and game reviews of interest to wargamers.  Game reviews (Robert Smith, Review Editor) cover 2WW (One Small Step), Islands of the Damned (Against the Odds), Scotland Rising (Worthington), Wing Leader (GMT), Wallachia 20 (Victory Point Games), Tank on Tank East Front (ock n Load), Night Raiders (Sabrestorm), US Civil War (GMT), Ultra-Quick College Hoops (Downey), Fall of Berlin (One Small Step), Allenby’s Blitzkrieg (Schutze), Master and
Commander (White Dog), and Huzzah (One Small Step).  There's a lot of boardgaming content in this digest-sized edition sure to please players, whether veteran gamers or new to the hobby.

PANZER DIGEST #12 (Summer 2015) contains two complete games in addition to gaming articles, variants, scenarios, and reviews:  MERS-EL-KEBIR 1940, and ASSAULT AT COLD HARBOR.

MERS-EL-KEBIR, 1940 is a solitaire (and two-player) strategy wargame simulating the historical battle of Mers-el-Kebir between British and French warships, off the coast of North Africa, in July, 1940. It is tactical level between individually rated battleships and battlecruisers, using the Advanced Salvo! game system.  It comes with a set of British and French ship counters that took part in the actual engagement, a Sea Display Map (representing the sea area around the harbor), and full rules including options and different scenarios.  Mers-el-Kebir, 1940 is rare among game designs in that may be played equally well by two players and solitaire, and if solitaire, by the player taking either side. 

ASSAULT AT COLD HARBOR is a solitaire game simulating part of the Union assault taking place at the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia on June 3, 1864. It is a solitaire design, where the player controls the Union forces, and the game system controls the Confederate forces. The object of the game is for the player to initiate a break-through in Kershaw’s portion of the Confederate defensive line. In game terms, this means controlling one or more victory hexes by the end of the game. Your Union troops stand against long odds in this little game. There are a few tactical considerations to make (it is wise to stack units from the same state together, it is wise to avoid marshland when you can, it is wise to try and focus on a single victory hex rather than several), but most of the circumstances are out of your control. Assault at Cold Harbor comes with rules (including optional rules), set of 70 USA and CSA unit counters, and small hexagon mapsheet.

In addition to the games, this issue is full of articles and game reviews of interest to wargamers.  Game reviews (Robert Smith, Review Editor) cover Operation Whirlwind (One Small Step), Blood & Sand (Worthington), The Great Divide (Victory Point Games), Supreme Commander (GMT), Kill Shot (DVG), Battle for Stalingrad (DVG).  Also included is a new Volkssturm scenario for Combat Leader (VKS-2), a copy of Salvo! River Plate solitaire WW2 naval game, and other boardgame articles. There's a lot of boardgaming content in this digest-sized edition sure to please players, whether veteran gamers or new to the hobby; the content and value of this edition remains strong.

BONUS!  We're including the solitaire potcard game SALVO! RIVER PLATE--simulating the WW2 naval battle--along with this bundle. This means five games are included here, plus all the gaming articles and reviews that are part of the magzines.  Get it all for one low Bundle price. Designed by Gary Graber. Published by Minden Games.

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