Every week, #TuesdayNewsday brings you the headlines in wargaming and the strategy gaming world >>>
This Week’s Headline:
Maybe you missed the announcement last week, but we’re having another virtual convention: The ArmChair Dragoons (digital) Convention – The ACDC. Registration / badge sales are live and event registration starts imminently. Folks like Lock ‘n Load & Academy Games are back with us, and we’ve added DGS Games and The Wargaming Company and Ad Astra Games, too. We’ve got Moe to help us preside over it all again, too!
You can discuss it in our forums, and find out what other folks are coming to play.
Newly Released This Week:
- Canvas Temple is finally shipping Watch on the Rhine and we’re hoping there’s still a review copy out there somewhere for us.
- CTP is also shipping their new Atlantic Wolves game, now that their Kickstarter backers have theirs out the door.
- LNLP has new skill cards for leaders/heroes in the LNLT series.
- Avalanche Press has an interesting variant for their 1967: Sword of Israel game (PG in the MidEast) that considers what would’ve happened if the Soviets had sent some reinforcements to the Arabs. The only way to get it is to join their Gold Club, though.
News From The Wargame Industry:
- We all know that Ardwulf is a big fan of Twilight Imperium – especially the high toy factor in it – but how about participating in FFG’s new TI map design contest?
- TWC is having 30% off almost everything until the end of the year.
- TS Wargames in Poland has Stalingrad 1942-43 on sale.
- Paradox has Necropolis: Brutal Edition on sale for a few more days.
- TRL Games has a pretty neat look at operational planning in the Warsaw Pact attack on Sweden
- Quarterdeck International is having a year-end sale with a lot of markdowns, and free shipping if you order enough of them.
- They’ll probably fix the price at some point, but PacRim Publishing currently has Grenadier Magazine #07 (from waaaay back in the pre-history of 1979) listed on their site for $0.00
- It’s tempting to re-acquire S&T #144 – Chad: The Toyota Wars – while it’s on sale for $14.95
Newly Launched This Week:
- Not only is Nuts! Publishing taking pre-orders on 300: Air & Water but you can play it at The ACDC next month to check it out yourself.
- You don’t have to be a fan of the Elder Scrolls series to be impressed by the new Modiphius sculpt of Mirmulnir from the game. They’re taking pre-orders now, but you probably won’t see it until February because of ongoing shipping delays.
New from the Dragoons:
- Maybe you heard about that little convention-thingie we got goin’ on?
- Saturday Night Fights is up to Part 11 of Leipzig. As a reminder, God only had 10 things on his list.
- My Own Worst Enemy continues the game of Blitz! A World In Conflict
Something From Our Partners:
- Moe is falling hard for the Gale Force Nine Aliens game. Seriously. No, seriously. We mean it.
- Ardwulf is expanding on his new schtick: his counter-clipping talk show with lots of audience input. Just off-the-cuff riffing around a particular topic. This week? “Are wargames too expensive?”
- RMN examines his COVID-inspired 2020 game acquisitions.
The Professional Wargaming World:
- If the DoD is going to be assigning people to Joint Arctic Bases, you’d think it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more Arctic-focused wargames.
- GUWS’s schedule keeps filling up out there a ways, and February will see Why Games Work: Roleplaying, Games and Simulations as an Educational Tool from Jared Fishman
This Week on Six Degrees of Radio:
A look at some great music from the past 40-odd years, with stories about the different songs.
- Broken Hearts by Living Colour
- A Great Reckoning by The Damned Things
- Celebration by The Revivalists
- Burn Me Out by Fozzy
That’s all for this week!
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