Every week, #TuesdayNewsday brings you the headlines in wargaming and the strategy gaming world >>>
This Week’s Headline:
Registration is open for Connections Online 2021. Please note that the core events from 12-14 April have no real limits on the numbers of attendees, and there are no overlapping events scheduled at these times, so if you’re just after the main presentations for the conference, you’ll get to attend those just fine.
However, the extended events from 10-18 April will have attendance caps, and registration will be limited to those who specifically register for them. We are still in the process of finalizing several of these events with the GMs, so check back for the schedule to see what’s new.
Newly Released This Week:
- Revolution Games is now shipping the boxed edition of Ted Racier’s The Deadly Woods. It’s still available at $12 off right now.
- Matrix Games has released Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations – 1941 and has some neat preview video here.
- Aries Edizioni has released Lepanto 1571, about the naval battle in – get this – 1571! It’s a fight on the waves between the Ottomans and Pius V’s Holy League and no, we didn’t steal that from Battletech.
- How about a FREE download from Modiphiüs for Star Trek Adventures? How about a free one featuring the Klingons? How about a free one featuring the Klingons that includes enough rules to start playing? Prayers answered.
News From The Wargame Industry:
- Looking for some off-the-wall imports, like the games from VUCA Sims or Disimula Edizioni? Quarterdeck International is carrying a lot of them.
- S&T’s game-edition magazine sale this week is They Died With Their Boots On 2, which includes 2 games in the same system, covering Pershing’s campaign against Pancho Villa in the 1910s, and a frontier campaign in Ohio in the late 1700s. Yes, seriously.
- Hollandspiele is having a big ‘flash’ sale that includes some canvas maps, and other discounts.
Newly Launched This Week:
- Carrier Battle: Philippine Sea isn’t newly-launched this week, but we hadn’t highlighted it before, so check it out over at the Compass Games site.
- Vijayanagara: The Deccan Empires of Medieval India, 1290-1398 is a new one from GMT on their p500. It’s the first game in their new “Irregular Conflict Series” which means that either you need Immodium to play, or Brian Train has taken over the warehouse. (Actually, neither – they’re a new COIN-inspired series that doesn’t use the COIN engine).
- Worthington has launched a Kickstarter for Malta Besieged Deluxe Edition 1940-1942, under their Old School Wargames imprint. It’s already well past the funding goal.
- Speaking of “well past the funding goal” (as well as “well past the complaint goal”), Academy Games’ campaign for their Stellaris boardgame is at $2.2 million and climbing.
New from the Dragoons:
- A fascinating look at the underlying ‘realities’ of Compass Games’ No Motherland Without.
- This week, we ask “Five Questions” of Dave Shaw & Ryan Heilman
- Saturday Night Fights featured the Battle of Eylau for the Volley & Bayonet series.
- The White Tribe playthrough is winding down and almost to the end. How bad did Brant screw it up?
- Mentioned in Dispatches has our annual appearance by our good buddy Bison.
- The March UnboxingDay was this past week, with a whole lot of oddities
- RAMBO by Everything Epic Games
- Market Garden by TS Wargames
- World in Flames Collector’s Edition Deluxe by ADG
- ASL Extravaganza by Multi-Man Publishing
- The Doomsday Project: Episode One – The Battle for Germany by Compass Games
- Kasserine by TS Wargames
- Stilicho by Hollandspiele
- Keeping It Saxy by Big G Creative – yes, really. Thanks, BC…
- Battlefield Europe by GDW
Something From Our Partners:
- Moe & Ardwulf teamed up on this panel on Youtube last night, in lieu of the normal counter-clipping stream.
- Gary & Dan are also working on an “everything you wanted to know about wargames” video series, including this one about NATO symbols.
The Professional Wargaming World:
- An interesting take on irregular warfare, including the perspective that the US military has done a lot more of this than anything else in their history.
- GUWS has the always-fascinating Mike Markowitz talking about graphic design in wargames tonight.
- PaxSims has a Taiwan Strait matrix game available for download.
- PaxSims also has a position listing for a Director of Wargaming at the Krulak Center.
This Week on Six Degrees of Radio:
A look at some great music from the past
40 60–odd years, with stories about the different songs.
- Weekend Boy by LA power pop heroes Candy
- One Way Out by the incomparable Allman Brothers
- Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover by Sophie B Hawkins back when it was edgy to say “damn” on the radio.
That’s all for this week!
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