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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #89

GARPA returns for more pre-order goodies ~

 

HOLDFAST: North Africa 1941-42  (Worthington Publishing)
$21k of $2500, ends 15 March 2016

Worthington’s Holdfast series is back.  After Russia and Korea, they guys head to North Africa.  The standard Holdfast features are back, with fog of war, fast play times, and engaging turn sequences that keep players constantly guessing about what’s up next.  Like every other North Africa game, you need a table that’s about 24 inches wide and 28374652938762 feet long, but you’ll be chasing panzers across the sands before you know it.  Rumble over to their campaign page and you can fire off your pledge.

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #88

Here’s GARPA, our fortnightly bundle of pre-ordering goodness! ~

Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain (GMT Games)
p500 $65, MSRP $95

It got funded in a few days, so it is going to press. The latest entry into the COIN series keeps giving us counterinsurgency warfare from off the beaten path – no Malaysia or Sri Lanka here. This entry brings in a greater level of economics, and boffo-keen (though ahistorical) castle meeples. Scots and Saxons are among the factions that vie for power and veterans of the COIN system already know how to play. Liberty or Death sold out in a hurry, and that’s after all the p500 orders were delivered. Get this now, or miss out and be the laughingstock of the forums when you look for sympathy.

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #87

And on the Frith Day, he gave us GARPA! ~

 

7th Sea, Second Ed (John Wick)
$481k of $30k, ends 13 March 2016

Another project that blew through its funding goal so fast that it almost feels like they’re just making up stretch goals as they go. 7th Sea was a beloved RPG that was popular in the early 00’s, in large part because the world of Theah was such a fantabulous setting. The creator now has the rights to his game back, and is updating all the material for re-publication, and by the looks of it, there’s a few thousand people that can’t wait to get back on the train. Sail over to their Kickstarter page and marvel at the depths of their stretch goals and drop your doubloons on your own pledge.

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #86

An episode of GARPA full of un-funded projects.  Don’t let that stop you 🙂  ~

 

Polyversal (Collins Epic Wargames)
$13k of $80k, ends 27 March 2016

We’ve been following Polyversal for a few years now. Yes, years. Here’s the photographic proof at Origins! (Heck, here’s another from 2013…) It’s 6mm sci-fi warfare, so you can play out a large battle over a medium-sized table. There’s a unique visual representation of the command structures based on hexagonal-shaped unit cards whose layout provides a quick look at the unit relationships.   There’s even an online unit assessment tool that lets you bring your own minis to the game, so all those WH40K epic-scale minis that have been languishing in your garage can now come back to life. Teleport over to their campaign page, NOW!

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #85

GARPA!  Special Weekend Edition ~

Invierno Cubano: Castro’s Counterinsurgency, 1959-1965 (GMT Games)
p500 $19, MSRP $28 (not there yet)

An expansion for Cuba Libre, Invierno Cubano expands Cuba Libre to focus on Castro’s initial time in charge, as he consolidated power through his own counterinsurgency.  Factions include Casto’s forces, the rich landowners threatened by the socialist revolution, the escapees to the US that want to strike back at the new government, and Batista’s holdouts hoping to take the country back.  It’s almost like a whole new game on the same map.  Wade ashore at GMT’s p500 site to get your order in!

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #84

Give us a break… we’ve been watching football all day ~

 

Forgotten War, The Korean War ASL (MMP)
Preorder price $96

ASL goes to Korea… officially! Seriously, what else do you need to know. OK, how about what’s in the box? 7 countersheets and 4 maps, plus a bunch of rules additions. Now, the caveat – you need the ASL base rules to play, so in addition to your $96 here, you still need a bunch of other stuff to play. But hey, you can finally get off the Eastern front, or the beaches of Normandy, or wherever you’ve been treading water in your ASL games. Storm over to MMP’s site and place your pre-order and re-fight the first conventional battles of the Cold War.

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #83

Here comes GARPA! ~

Mark H Walker’s ’65 (Flying Pig Games)
$27k of $16k, ends 17 December 2015

The latest Kickstarter for Flying Pig is here, as previewed on The GrogCast’65 brings tactical combat in Vietnam to your desktop.  Building on the same system they’re using for Night of Man, this card-driven game forces some agonizing decisions on you to manage your forces during intense shootouts. All the Mark Walker hallmarks are here – stunning counters, tight storylines, and fast, fun gameplay. March over to the campaign page and pledge already!

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GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #82

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A TANKSgiving GARPA special – Black Friday/holiday sales! ~

So lots of folks are running a variety of holiday / Black Friday sales.  Here’s a handful of them, and feel free to add your own in the comments below.

Turning Point Simulations is offering a free copy of Paul Rohrbaugh’s No Safe Harbor with any order between now and Christmas.

If wargaming-on-the-go is your thing, HexWar has a ton of iOS wargames at 50-60% off (some might be more than that, we’re just bad at math).  There’s also a bunch of Mac wargames on sale, too.

Collins Epic Wargames is offering 30% off their entire online catalog until 12/1/15.

The Matrix Games holiday sale runs all the way ’til January 10th.  But seriously, buy them early and play them over vacation.  It beats ‘mandatory fun’ with the in-laws.

Lock’n’Load Publishing’s Black Friday sale includes 50% off a bunch of titles, both tabletop and digital.  They also include a bunch of their Line of Fire magazines.

Pewter-pusher?  GHQ has you covered with a Black Friday sale that’s already kicked in, but only runs for one day, so hurry!

Victory Point Games is discounting everything 10% if you order thru their Amazon store before 11/30.

Compass Games is offering 30% off all in-stock games until the end of the year with code “bgg30” (no quotes).

Looking for some gear to treat yourself this year?

GoRuck has a big sale going on their field gear.  It’s all made in the USA and field tested by some truly insane dudes.

The boys over at RangerUp have 30% of the entire site this weekend, plus a bunch of 50% off deals on Black Friday itself.

And seriously, who can’t find a few (dozen) somethings over at ThinkGeek?


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