Lock n Load Tactical – New Rule Book 1930-1959

This just arrived compliments of LNLP. The new rules book is similar to HoP. In that it is well indexed, full color and well documented for the noobie and experienced alike.
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Quick to judge?

Just a few thoughts here as I compare some older designs and more recent designs and my impressions. While it is true for me that I believe I understand or spot quickly when a game is ‘bad’ for me or poorly thought out or plain does not work. There are times when we really should give some patience and more thought to the designs presented to us:

NATO Division Commander -Scn play in London part 2


For the next scenario we played we tried the Soviets on defense. This would be no cake walk. After the last match I had some scores to settle!

You can read part one here

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The Third Division ready to race to the rear of the Soviets. Massive Air and Arty support is allocated!

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Vento Nuovo Crazy Black Friday Sale

From Vento Nuovo!

We are having our very first BLACK FRIDAY SALE

The Sale Starts at 00:01 Friday, Nov 27. (That is about 6pm on the 26th for US Eastern Time) and ends at 23:59, Monday, November 30(that is about 6pm on Nov 30 for US Eastern.)
What are we putting on sale?
First, for those who already have products…
Edit: Kevin here —-> This is a great deal and a easy way to get those awesome stickers on your copy.:
Buy ANY “Deluxe/Icons” sticker sheet for ANY of Blocks in the East, Blocks in the West, Blocks in Afrika for just 1 Euro, plus shipping. (You can buy more than one, or one for all our games — whatever you want. Just 1 Euro each.)
Buy ANY of our “card sets” for Blocks in the East, Blocks in the West, Blocks in Afrika, or the “Early/Mid/Late war sets (3 different sets), for the combined “Blocks in Europe” game, for just 1 Euro each, plus shipping.  
Now the big sale items.
Buy Blocks in the West for 25% off!  59.99 euros instead of 79.99!
(Limited to 100 games)
Kev here again – Nice:
Buy Blocks in Africa for 25% off too!  59.99 euros instead of 79.99!
(Limited to 100 games)
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Or, Buy the Blocks in Europe BUNDLE (combining BitW, BitE, and BiA, plus the six card decks) for 199.99 euros (save over 100 euros! Plus Free Shipping!) 
(Limited to 42 bundles).
And finally, we have recently been “discovered” by a lot of new customers or potential new customers, so here is a way for them to “catch up” quickly.
All FIVE of our games. All the regular accessories- deluxe icons, card sets, mounted maps, large maps, and the Chrome set. GET IT ALL for 500 Euros (limit 6 Bundles)
The SUPER BUNDLE is for regular products only– it does not include Collectors or Limited Editions.
This is a value of over 720 euros, and includes FREE SHIPPING.
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Of course, if you are receiving this, it means the SUPER BUNDLE would mean doubling some of your games. Still, if you like the price, you might want to grab a bundle for yourself and make presents of the extra games. It is one way to gain more players!
But back to business.
All regular shipping rates apply, except Blocks in Europe Bundle and I WANT IT ALL Super Bundle ship for free!  And to repeat, this will begin at Midnight Nov. 27 (Italian time) and end at Midnight, Dec. 1.
Go to this page to enjoy the sale!

Cataclysm: A Second World War Part One

Here is an exclusive look at Cataclysm  from the Big Board with detail explanations and play notes from Scott and William the designers. This is Part One of Two.

The P500 page also has four example videos with game play! The designers expect to post the full rule-book as it stands in the next few weeks so we can get a handle on how she plays first hand. Cataclysm has 111 orders to go to break the 500 barrier and is gaining attention in various circles. From the videos and this report it is an interesting mid weight title that takes a fresh look at the complexities of the European conflict and attempts to distill them down to their essence.

The guys have been kind enough to write this session play for us so lets see what the fuss is all about!

Example of Play: Crisis in the West scenario

Scott will play the Fascists, controlling Germany and Italy. Bill will play the Democracies, controlling France and the United Kingdom. The scenario takes place in Europe only, so Japan is not in the game. To limit the scope of this introductory scenario, the United States and Soviet Union are similarly out of play.

The scenario begins in 1937 with all four powers having already begun rearmament. Germany has reoccupied the Rhineland, and a civil war has broken out in Spain.

Let’s begin.


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