War Games

GMT Games has announced board games soon to be released.

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Next War: Taiwan

Next War: Taiwan is the follow-on to Next War: Korea. The game will feature an expanded naval system including submarine threats, ASW, mine warfare, and anti-naval strikes. Rules will also let you combine Next War: Taiwan and Next War: Korea to simulate and expanded conflict.

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Blue Cross, White Ensign: The Imperial Russian Navy during the Age of Sail

This is the third volume in the Flying Colors series of games on naval combat. It focuses on the efforts of the Imperial Russian navy in its struggles against the navies of Sweden in the Baltic and Turkey in the Black and Mediterranean seas from 1770 to 1807. While fully compatible with the other volumes, this volume is fully independent.

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Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Prussian Army Expansion

This expansion for the Commands & colors: Napoleonics game includes a scenario booklet, two tile sheets, four player aid cards, and 238 blocks. The Prussians played a major part in Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo and emerged from the Napoleonic Wars as the dominant power in Germany.

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Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion packs 2 and 3

Imperial Rome and Barbarians is the second expansion to Commands & Colors: Ancients and focuses on historical battles on Rome and the early Gallic invasion, invasion of the Northmen, the Servile War, Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, the Roman Civil Wars and more.

Roman Civil Wars is the third expansion to Commands & Colors: Ancients. Rome endured more than one civil war, but the most famous was the civil war fought between Julius Caesar and Pompey. This third expansion allows you to replay these battles. There are over 20 battle scenarios to choose from and also you will have the choice with new rules to fight epic ancient battles on two connected map boards.

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Last month an important article was posted by Volko and Andrew Ruhnke on Inside GMT where they discussed their upcoming Coin Series game, Gallic War and how they will be changing the COIN mechanics to fit into ancient Rome.

For those not familiar with the GMT COIN Series, the games challenge player’s to deal with Counter Insurgency and asymmetrical warfare as the head of various nation states, rebels and even terrorists.

While a lively debate on BGG contended the series wouldn’t fit well for ancient Rome, the designers go into a rather detailed explanation of how they are changing the COIN mechanics to fit the time period while keeping the core gameplay the same in the series that is a perpetual solid performer for GMT Games.

You can read the article here.

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The Boardgaming Life has a rather interesting article from Paul Comben discussing the unique block wargame designs of Rachel Simmons. Rachel has created three games using her novel approach, Bonaparte at Marengo, Napoleon’s Triumph and The Guns of Gettysburg.

These elegant designs simplify many aspects of the traditional block wargame without ever losing the tactical challenges posed from the engagement’s modeled. Each game offers a unique, refined look and solid game play that bears further investigation by any gamer interested in the subject matter. Read the full article here.

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Fleet Commander Nimitz is the fourth game in our Commander series of solitaire games. For the first time, we take the Commander series to the high seas!

At the start of the war, Nimitz faces a Pacific Ocean on the brink of disaster. The Imperial Japanese Navy has just delivered a devastating attack against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, and little stands in the way of total defeat for the US in the battle for the Pacific. In the months to come, the situation will spiral from bad to worse. Nimitz will see the Japanese score one victory after another as they march across the Pacific, until only Midway and Hawaii stand between them and the West Coast of the US.

The game spans the entire Pacific war from January 1942 until the end in September 1945. Success depends on the vital balance between strategic and tactical focus. You must move your forces across the maps to achieve your strategic goals, but you must also out-think your opponents on the battlefield.

You can play each campaign as a stand-alone game, or as part of a linked series of games.

Contains:

  • 22”x25.5” Mounted Strategic Map
  • 4 Campaigns
  • 8 Counter sheets of 5/8” and 1.25” counters
  • 11”x17” Tactical Battle Sheet
  • Full color Rulebook