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Pavlov’s House – First Look!

Pavlov 1st SPLASH

Cracking open DVG’s new Stalingrad game ~

Michael Eckenfels, 11 July 2018

The Battle of Stalingrad is a good time for wargamers – at least, for me it is. I do enjoy some Eastern Front WWII battlin’, but the campaign in 1942 is of special interest to me, considering its scope and objectives. Stalingrad isn’t just a well-represented source for games, but could fill a library with all the books written just on that battle itself, let alone all of Case Blue.

ed note: we also had pre-release proof copies of this one on the table at Origins.  See what you miss when you’re not there!?

Pavlov’s House from DVG isn’t a grand-scale representation of Case Blue, though; it’s more of a microscopic view of one slice of that campaign, which makes it extremely intriguing. All I know is it not only represents the tactical battles over the apartment complex that was famously known as “Pavlov’s House,” but also the general area of that battle, as well as the Soviet Army sector in which it took place.

For reference purposes, I found a good map on the Trip Wire Interactive forums

From what I’ve seen online, it looks like a lot of folks mistake the Steam Mill (#6 in the pic above) as Pavlov’s House.

Anyway, you’re not here to read history…you want to make it, through this game. Let’s take a look at what Pavlov’s House has under the hood.

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Just look at the cover of this game. It just reeks of Soviet strength and determination.

Armageddon War – First Look!

ArmageddonWarUnBox SPLASH

Armageddon War, and Burning Lands have both arrived ~

Vance Strickland, 24 June 2018

Just received my KS package for Armageddon War and here are some shrink-ripping pics!

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Kickstarter basic package. Too cheap for solo expansion.

 

Medieval – First Look!

Medieval SPLASH

As the Kickstarter start to arrive, we check out what’s inside ~

Vance Strickland, 23 June 2018

Relaunching an old classic, the new version of Medieval is starting to make its way to Kickstarter backers.  What’s inside the box?

MedievalUnBox pic01

Big heavy box

City of Iron – First Look!

What’s inside Red Raven’s City of Iron? ~

Brant Guillory, 1 June 2018

What’s inside the box of Red Raven’s city-builder City of Iron?  Let’s take a look

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Barbarossa Card Game – First Look!

The limited edition card game with WWII photo artwork ~

Brant Guillory, 29 May 2018

A deck-building card game of the German campaign to take Moscow, this limited edition traded out the scantily clad Japanimation artwork for actual WWII photos.  Here’s what’s in the box.

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