Tuesday
Jun162015

SILENT VICTORY SKIPPER CARDS

Here's a surprise for everyone. We already have the new Patrol Maps for SILENT VICTORY which is a top customer request. But we have another trick up our sleeves.. Here is a sneak peek of one of our new Skipper Cards. How's that for a teaser for some bonus material being added to the game? We have great expectations for this release and thank everyone as SILENT VICTORY has surpassed the 1,200 Preorder mark!
Artwork by Ian Wedge
Friday
Jun052015

Hunters Patrol Video

Episode #2 for U-27. "Crush Depth" Kramer and the crew of the U-27 return for their second patrol of the war, this time dodging aircraft and fighting a convoy. Kudos to John Brewer for this entertaining video covering THE HUNTERS.

Tuesday
Jun022015

Jutland Sample Counters

Here is a sneak peek of sample counters for JUTLAND: FLEET ADMIRAL II. This is the plan view for select German counters, Kaiser class and Koenig class. 

artwork by Ian Wedge

Note we will also be providing side profile views of all ships as well, as picture below.

Sunday
May312015

JUTLAND: FLEET ADMIRAL II

This Day in History
We are eagerly gearing up for a playtest of Jack Greene's JUTLAND: FLEET ADMIRAL II at CSW Expo 2015. Our goal is to release this game next year to commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Battle. Look for the preorder announcement this Fall!

Banners Art by Rodger B. MacGowan for C3i Ops Center

Saturday
May302015

Beneath the Southern Cross

We do have several active projects in the works that we haven't spotlighted here yet...mainly because they are not available for preorder. However, to give you an idea of one of these projects, we are looking forward to a playtest session of Beneath the Southern Cross, a William Cooper design.

Beneath the Southern Cross is a study of the Solomons Campaign from August 1942 through January 1943. The game includes Battle Scenarios covering each of the naval encounters during the campaign. In addition, Operational Scenarios expand each side's strategic options. A campaign scenario covering the initial landings through the decision to evacuate provides a look at the full sweep of events in the South Pacific. 

Inspired by Flat Top, the system focuses on conducting operations in an Air/Sea/Land environment. Each Operational Turn of 6 hours includes six Air Impulses and two Naval Impulses. Air Formations and Task Forces search for each other, and strikes are launched on incomplete target information.  

Air strike combat resolves quickly and ranges from devastating attacks to complete misses. A set of tactical rules inspired by Jutland provides a 'miniatures-like' feel for ship-to-ship combat. 

Below is a Counter Guide that has been prepared in support of our upcoming playtest session @ CSW Expo.

Playtest counter examples for BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS

Friday
May292015

HELLFIRE PASS ON THE TABLE

We've made some serious progress on HELLFIRE PASS. Pictured below is a playtest session currently underway by Todd Davis. We'll be playtesting this game also at CSW Expo 2015 which is only a few weeks away. We are very excited about this Frank Chadwick design and follow-up release to the BEDA FOMM game system!

Playtest of HELLFIRE PASS (Battleaxe scenario)

Friday
May292015

SILENT VICTORY PATROL MAPS

Here is a sneak peek of one of the new components we are adding to SILENT VICTORY -- based on customer feedback from THE HUNTERS. There was an overwhelming request to add Patrol Maps to enhance the overall game experience (rather than using the box tracks on the sub displays). So we came up with 3 new patrol maps for SILENT VICTORY. Pictured below is one of the patrol maps for Australia -- for the Fremantle sub base. Thanks to Ian Wedge for creating these for us.

The Fremantle base patrol map for SILENT VICTORY

Thursday
May282015

HUNTERS Second Printing Sold Out

We want to thank you for all your support of THE HUNTERS. Our second printing is now sold out, but fret not -- we will do a Third Printing at some point and we have SILENT VICTORY going to the printers this August, which has already accumulated 1,200+ Preorders!

Wednesday
May272015

Site Hiccups

Update: The Beda Fomm product page is back online.

We want to apologize as we have discovered that our BEDA FOMM product page (long out of print) and our ASK A RULES QUESTION support page are no longer present on this site (either deleted by accident or a system error). We will do our best to rebuilt both these pages and we are scanning the rest of the site to ensure everything else is working as expected.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Bear's Claw Counter Sheets

We've uploaded the two counter sheets for BEAR'S CLAW to our Image Gallery section. We've enlarged the original 1/2" game counters to 9/16" size to enhance the quality of the components and ease game play for those with aging eyes like myself (to accompany the enlarged game maps!). Here is a sample below of Counter Sheet #1 Front -- check them all out in our Image Gallery (scroll to bottom to see all 4 images).

Counter Sheet 1 of 2 (Front)