GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #72

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Hey, it’s still Friday somewhere.  Here’s GARPA, just a little late

Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front Heavy Weapons Expansion (Collins Epic Wargames)
$1900 of $500, ends 17 July 2015

Bringing some new toys to the East Front action of the Spearpoint 1943, this expansion lets you add new vehicles, and even some bombers, to your deck before launching death and destruction toward your opponent.  We discussed the game in GrogCast 16, and if you didn’t listen – WHY NOT?!  One of the pledge levels nets you the base game with the expansion, and another also stages the other expansions for you, so you’ve really go no reason to avoid this game.  It’s fast, furious fun with a cinematic flair and a perfect lightweight wargame when you lack time for a big game, or lack opponents willing to take the plunge on something more hex-y.  Rumble over to the Kickstarter page and check out all the toys you get.


Napoleonic Historical Society Waterloo Shirts (Dana Lombary)
225 shirts to go!

Wargame luminary Dana Lombardy is in the home stretch of trying to raise money for the NHS with these nice Waterloo anniversary t-shirts.  They’re only $20 and the money that isn’t paying for shirts / shipping is going to the society to help with their educational programs.  You didn’t make it to the celebrations in Belgium, so you can atone by picking up a shirt from their page.



Wyrmwood Magnetic Dice Tower System (Wyrmwood Gaming)
$108k of $10k goal, ends 23 July 2015

Sure, we all love dice towers.  No one ever lost the 20th Maine at Little Round Top to an atomic die roll with a dice tower on the table to corral them.  But they can be a pain in the but to lug around.  No more!  Wyrmwood Gaming is offering dice towers whose panels magnetically attach and align, so they break down flat for travel and snap together with ease when you’re ready to play.  They also have some gorgeous decorative designs you can add.  Roll over to the campaign page and check it out.



Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62 (GMT Games)
p500 price $52 – not there yet

Why didn’t we lead with this one?  C’mon – like a Brian Train game isn’t going to make the cut or something.  Look, you need to know about it.  You need to know it’s the first COIN game that’s designed to play with just 1 or 2, instead of 4.  You need to know that it’s about Algeria, a conflict that Brian’s got a great a track record of designing games for.  You need to know that you need to get your butt over there and order it.  Now.


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One Response to GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory #72

  1. Brian Train says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, guys!
    Orders for Colonial Twilight stand at 365 tonight – not bad for a bit over a week on P500, I’m sure it’ll make it.
    For those who can’t get enough of the Maghreb, a substantial revision of my original Algeria game from 2000 will be coming out in the next batch of Folio games from OSS, which have received nice reviews here.


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