June 12, 2024

Holy Crap That’s a LOT of Pre-Orders! ~ #TuesdayNewsday 8/29/23

#TuesdayNewsday is your weekly whiparound of the headlines of the strategy gaming world


The Fall Assembly is coming!

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Registration & events are both live for the Armchair Dragoons Fall Assembly 2023.
We’ve got around 20 scheduled events, with plenty of empty table-space for pickup games in between. We’d like to add another big event or two, but until we start filling up the existing ones, it’s not a priority.

The latest update? A couple of designers are going to be joining us! Hermann Luttmann is coming to town. So is Bruce Maxwell. And Keith Tracton is going to make the trek, too! We’ll let you know if any others commit, as well.

Current Confirmed Game Sessions

  • NATO: The Cold War Goes Hot – learn with designer Bruce Maxwell
  • Learn to play Great Battles of the American Civil War
  • Playtest sessions of the upcoming Maneuver Warfare professional development / USMC card game
  • All-day Saturday game of It Never Snows, split into two 5-hour sessions. You don’t need to play in both, but are welcome to if you’d like
  • Triumph & Tragedy, with one session each day over the weekend
  • Bayonets & Tomahawks, with one session each day over the weekend
  • Littoral Commander, the USMC training-game-turned-hobby-game
  • Brief Border Wars for some conflicts you’ve never heard of
  • Gunfight Royale for a Wild West shootout

and more coming!

Convention Details

  • Badges are $40 for the weekend, which include some munchies, custom Armchair Dragoons swag, and whatever other prizes or giveaways we’re able to gather before the event.
  • Attendance is capped on this one because of the limited floorspace we’ve got inside the store and we want to make sure every player gets plenty of time on the tables.
  • Gamer’s Armory is planning to open early on Sunday just for us, so we can get an additional game session or two in, before the general public gets in the doors.
  • As noted on the convention site, we do not have a hotel attached to the facility. You can find local hotels here. We’re looking into a potential block deal with some local hotels, but with the State Fair in town it’s tough.
  • As a reminder, Regimental Patron-level Patreon supporters get a free badge for all Armchair Dragoons-hosted events.



Hope to see y’all there 🤠



Games and other stuff released(ish?) in the past week that you’ll want to check outTN 8 29 23

  • Wargames Illustrated #429 is now out
  • There’s a bunch of new Victory at Sea boats over at Warlord Games
  • Avalanche Press released the downloadable Island of Death: Return to Malta; of course, you need an out-of-print game to play them all 🙄
  • ASLSK#1 is back in stock with MMP, and will probably be sold out again by the time you finish this bullet point (plus, Gamer’s Armory has ASLSK1 and ASLSKEP3 both in stock right now)
  • S&T Press confused everyone with their latest emails, for World at War #92 (with Narvik 1940)
    • The link in the 8/22 email from S&T Press says the issue is available now, but links to #89
    • The link in the 8/23 email from DG doesn’t say it’s available, but goes to issue #91
    • The dates on the actual #92 page seem too far in the future, especially since the 8/22 email said that the issue is available
  • We feel compelled to (1) notify you that Blue Panther have a new game out called Mango Cabana, and (2) apologize for bringing it to your attention
  • CSL starts shipping 2022: Ukraine this week



Crowdfunding, p500, pledge programs, whatevs yo! ~ if you can order it now & get it later, here it is



Here to help you save a few bucks, or, y’know… spend more than you were planning if it wasn’t for a good deal



There’s always something going on with The Dragoons, so we’ve always got plenty to tell you about!



Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.

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Various news & notes from the business end of the gaming world



Hey, we’d LOVE to have some more action in the dedicated area of our forums for the wargame practitioners.


Big thread here on professional wargames looking forward at issues in Ukraine vs commerical games looking at “puzzles to be solved”
Also awesome3 that he tags a bunch of commercial-only / no-professional-overlap accounts while ignoring the guys that since their founding have made it an explicit point to include the overlap of professional & hobby wargamers….  🙄



Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing


That’s all for this week!
Be sure to drop by our forums and join the fun, and next Tuesday we’ll drop some more news on you.

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Updates each week,
For battles we seek,
On the tabletops, forces will stand!


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  2. formerly Ft Bragg
  3. and by “awesome” we mean, in fact, the exact opposite

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2 thoughts on “Holy Crap That’s a LOT of Pre-Orders! ~ #TuesdayNewsday 8/29/23

  1. Clarification: Mango Cabana is offered by Catastrophe Games, although it is available on the Blue Panther website as well now. Catastrophe Games is the publisher.

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