Airborne Commander

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From Flying Pig Games comes the newest issue of Yaah! Magazine! Their sixth issue features more articles and scenarios deftly geared toward popular war games. Whether they be previews or new scenarios to add to your games, war gamers and fans of Flying Pig Games alike all have something interesting to look forward to with the newest issue. Check out these details from the publisher:

This issue has articles on GMT’s Next War series, Stronghold 2nd ed, Waterloo 200, Airborne Commander, They Come Unseen, and more. Scenarios for Combat Commander, Night of Man, Sticks and Stones, and Shadows in the Weald. Then there’s this issue’s game. Designer Arrigo Velicogna’s Lion of Malaya finds a motley assortment of Indians, Australians, and Brits trying to hold Singapore and Malaya against the Imperial Japanese war machine.

Issue #6 is scheduled to ship in May. Flying Pig Games publishes a new issue of Yaah! Magazine every 4 months, so any new or avid readers should be able to expect issue 7 around September. More information about the highly-acclaimed magazine as well as other products from Flying Pig Games can be found on their homepage. 

Your airborne troops are landing in Normandy on D-Day!

Gather your brothers and move out. The success of the invasion rests on your shoulders!

In this solitaire, deck-building card game from Stratamax Games, you take on the role of the commander of the 101st Airborne unit on D-Day.  Will you lead your troop to victory by making it through the Mission or Drop Deck and overcoming the enemy?  Or will your troop accumulate so many “Disorganized” cards that they are no longer effective–or worse, captured?

On each turn in Airborne Commander, you will draw four cards from the Mission Deck–this becomes the Axis opposition for that turn.  You will have three choices on how to play cards from your hand:

  • to face off against the four enemy Axis units,
  • to support your Allied units in combat, or
  • to recruit new Allied units to your player deck.

You will win the game if you make it through to the end of the Mission or Drop Deck.  If you do, you will tally up your score.  Scoring 12 points at the end of the game will secure a total victory and the Medal of Honor.

You will lose if you draw all of the “Disorganized” cards into your player deck, or if you fail to defeat enough static defenses.

A pledge at the $25 funding level will secure supporters with one copy of the game, which includes the following:

  • 44 101st Airborne Cards
  • 10 Disorganized Cards
  • 8 Mission Albany Objectives
  • 38 Mission Albany Axis Units
  • 8 Mission Albany Terrain Cards
  • Airborne Commander Rules

Airborne Commander has a primary funding goal of $3,000, and over $11,000 has been raised at this point.  The project will fund on Fri, April 3, 2015.  For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.