Every week, #TuesdayNewsday recons the strategy gaming world to bring you the headlines
There no one long-awaited tentpole release this week, but there’s a whole LOT of gaming goodness that is making its way to customers in mid-July here.
What are you looking forward to this getting released this summer? And what’s been your favorite new game so far?
- Hollandspiele has released the cleverly-named II Grass II Crown, an expansion to their well-received The Grass Crown game on Roman warfare
- Brian Train released a free print-&-play version of QUICK (Quick Urban Integrated Combat Kriegsspiel) through his website
- Compass Games started shipping Death in the Trenches
- Worthington Games has another ‘bookgame’ out – On To Moscow is now available through Amazon and covers the 1941 invasion
- High Flying Dice released Operation Iron Brain about the 1982 siege of Beirut about the Israeli pursuit of the PLO
- Strategy & Tactics #336 started shipping to subscribers
- SNAFU Games released Equatorial Clash in June and somehow we missed it
- Clash of Arms’ home page hasn’t updated in about 2-1/2 years, so we missed them releasing some new stuff
- Warlord Games released a few new sets for their Oathmark game
- Steve Jackson Games got busy this week
- The Desert Rats DLC for the Unity of Command II game is now available on Steam
- There’s a cool “armoured flak platoon” for Flames of War with a couple of halftracks that’s now available
- Risk: Warhammer 40K now available at Miniature Market
- Compass has Borthers in Arms on Kickstarter for their last-minute pre-order-palooza
- Gamer’s Armory has the Battle for France after-market scenario pack for ASL on pre-order, shipping in about a week
- Monster Hunter International, based on the Larry Correia books, is on Kickstarter
- Black May 1943 The Battle of the Atlantic is on Kickstarter, with a map-&-standing-counters game of WW2 submarine warfare
- Tectonia is a neolithic 4X-ish game with a twist: the map keeps changing as you try to lead your tribe to glory; currently at Gamefound
- Warlord Games went back to the well for their epic-scale Napoleonic minis, but stayed laser-focused on Waterloo in this batch of pre-orders
- Napoleon’s Guard Cavalry Bundle
- French Imperial Guard Horse artillery 6-pdr battery
- French Gendarmes d’elite of the Imperial Guard
- French Lancers of the Imperial Guard
- French Grenadiers à cheval of the Imperial Guard
- French Empress DRAGOOOOOOOOOONS! of the Imperial Guard
- French Chasseurs à Cheval of the Imperial Guard
- Big sale on the entire Age of Empires catalog over at Humble Bundle
- LNLP has Heroes of the Motherland on sale; it’s only about 5%, but it’s still a sale
- Easy Roller Dice put their 7-piece mystery dice sets on sale; add at least 3 mystery sets to your cart and use the code JULY22 at checkout and you’ll get all 3 for $10
- Matrix Games’ sale this week is the “Man on the Moon” sale on space games
- AI War is 20% off on Steam right now
- Looking for something off the beaten path? Noble Knight has a bunch of 80s-era wargames from Ad Technos available, but they’re pricy
- And if anyone knows “pricy” it’s these guys! Look, generally if you take 32% off of something, that’s a good sale, but when it’s The Knowledge Company, you know it’ll still cost you a couple of car payments; saving £230 is a big deal when the final price isn’t still £500
- OK, the Deadloque minis on sale at Alternative Armies look pretty cool, especially if you need Napoleonic Zombies
- S&T’s game-edition magazine sale this week is S&T 289, with The War of Austrian Succession in it
- Saturday Night Fights! Fumbling Through “CrossFire”
- Kriegsmarine AAR ~ The Battle of the Barents Sea – Part 1
- My Own Worst Enemy ~ Assault- Red Horizon 41 – Turn 1
- This week was #UnboxingDay!
- This week in our forums
- Upcoming Dragoons Events (and don’t forget to check the event calendar for everything else)
- Next #UnboxingDay is 18 August
- Next Virtual Convention as of right now is The ACDC in January, but there’s talk of a one-day Connections Online event in October that we’re investigating
- Next Real-World Convention is probably ForJeffCon (The Last MACE) in November
- Campaign Carnival Scenario #2 Take 2!
- Six-Player “Lasalle 2” Club Game
- Might be rebooting the online kriegsspiel with a change in platform
- Historicon, Lancaster PA 20-24 July
- WBC, Seven Springs PA 23-31 July
- GenCon, Indianapolis IN 4-7 August
- HistoriKC Fest, Kansas City MO 19-21 August
- Rocky digs into a publicly-available Mark Herman design from the professional world, about facing off with China
- Moe did a bunch of videos on The Long Road this week
- Homo Ludens got their latest podcast out
- A fascinating review of Heading Forward from Sapce-Biff
- Gimpy isn’t happy with ChaosOrc’s service through their eBay store, and calls them out on it
- Ardwulf’s counter clipping stream talked about “fancy” wargames
We’ve also got a 4X-specific area in the forums to discuss any of these, too.
- Yesterday, developer Proxy Studios released v1.10.01 for Warhammer 40k: Gladius. This update allows simultaneous turns to be enabled or disabled during a game, updates German & French translations, adds a host of balance tweaks and bug-fixes, plus a handful of modding tweaks and other improvements.
- The progress of Stellar Monarch 2 in Early Access continues, and has now been updated to version 0.76. This latest version adds a bit of everything, though like the previous update, the focus is on noble houses and their associated mechanics.
- Terraformers, developer Asteroid Labs’ colony/city-builder currently in Steam Early-Access, just added Custom Mode (including Endless Mode); you can watch the trailer here. Custom Mode comes with new features including Technologies, the “Marslopedia”, and a new scenario. The game is also currently available at a 20% discount.
- Compass Games needs some playtesters for Desert Generals
- As reported by TGN, the record heat wave in Europe is affecting some game manufacturers, notably Mantic
- Roll20 and DTRPG are teaming up on some shared platform support and sales initiatives
Yes, we picked a fight on Twitter. Isn’t that what Twitter is for?!
This is cool
Should do another one on "innovative business practices" too, since wargamers were ahead of everyone else on
– linked campaign scenarios
– shared rules across multiple games of same system
– game conventions
– professional training applications https://t.co/IjA8hcAvB6
— The Armchair Dragoons (@ADragoons) July 14, 2022
Don’t forget we’ve got a dedicated area of our forums for the professional wargamers.
- Brian Train teaching wargaming to the Urban Ops planning course in California
- MORS has an upcoming course on “gaming emergency response to disease”
- The next GUWS webinar is tonight! Wargaming Operational Logistics Forward in Peer Adversary Conflict at 1800 EDT, and Why Do We Play This Way? Economics & Games on 8/2
- OK folks… how do you stat this out in Harpoon?
- PaxSims reviews the Forging Wargamers book, about developing wargamers among the active military
That’s all for this week!
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