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chas June 27th, 2018 08:42 AM

What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
:thumbsup: Choosing and Anticipation is half the fun!

THE CHAS GAME EVENT HORIZON
COMING 2018-19


BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA *(Everything Epic; Preorder Gold Box Special,
(July 3 Fedex Delivery Date Posted)
THE GREAT WAR EXPANSION: THE FRENCH ARMY (PSC, KS June)
STAR TREK ASCENDANCY VULCAN EXPANSION ("2Q"/Gen Con?)
QUARTERMASTER GENERAL PRELUDE EXPANSION (August)
INIS EXPANSION (Metagot, Fall/Essen Show)
STAR TREK ASCENDANCY ANDORIAN EXPANSION ("4Q")
C&C MEDIEVAL (BYZANTIUM) (GMT; Oct.-Dec.)
TRICORNE: FRENCH ARMY EXPANSION/VERDUN (Compass, December)

RED ALERT: SPACE FLEET COMBAT (PSC; KS March 2019) Kickstarter Funded

Any questions on these? What are you planning to buy? How do you decide?

***

Being retired and unmarried, I can do what I like. But living in a two bedroom apartment in NYC stuffed with my huge game collection and over 30,000 54mm miniatures and the terrain and vehicles that go with them, space is now at a premium! And games are so expensive these days--I spent about $150 on Red Alert, (not including shipping from Great Britain next year) which is only my fifth Kickstarter in two years since I started backing a few--that's always a consideration. As you can see, I buy a lot of expansions--on the few occasions when I make a purchase and the game is no good for me; I just get rid of it! But I usually continue getting expansions for the games I buy and like.

As an old wargamer of the hex and chit era from back in the Sixties, I now prefer light wargames and hybrid Ameritrash/Euros. PM me if you are in or near NYC, and I'll send you my Saturday monthly gaming invitation schedule!

I've been playing and collecting Heroscape since it came out, and occasionally buy a figure for a C3V or C3G custom. If you are interested in what we've been up to in our monthly custom Scaping, just hit my signature line below for the New York City Gang of Four!

Scapemage June 27th, 2018 05:46 PM

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Neat new thread. I've sworn off (reluctantly) any game purchasing until PAX Unplugged in November, but I do have a lot of standing orders waiting to come in. Scythe: Rise of Fenris, Cerebria: The Inside World, and Tiny Epic Zombies are on their way in the coming months, with a few more on the horizon for later.

Shades fan July 19th, 2018 05:36 AM

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Wendake very interested in the theme and base mechanics.
Azul Stained Glass I love how brutal Azul can be and the base game is very simple and fun
CryptidI really love the Artist Kwanchi's work and I like the theme and small box games( for storage reasons...last few games I got were massive boxes of GloomHaven,Mechs Vs Minions,and Scythe)
Arboretum The reprint from Renegade looks beautiful and the small box big game complex is large with this one.

Probably a lot others like Tidal Blades, Root, Gunkimono, new Brass reprint and game.

chas July 19th, 2018 08:02 AM

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;) The Most Anticipated Games of GenCon 2018 type lists are just starting to appear on youtube. Since I don't attend (I did once), I'll be checking them out both now before and after the Con!

Shades fan July 19th, 2018 09:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chas (Post 2202708)
;) The Most Anticipated Games of GenCon 2018 type lists are just starting to appear on youtube. Since I don't attend (I did once), I'll be checking them out both now before and after the Con!

SHHHHHHHHSH, didn't you see my above list...More research equals more money spent.

Nukatha July 21st, 2018 09:03 PM

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I'm still hyped for Betrayal Legacy.

chas July 28th, 2018 10:29 PM

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I have four recently acquired games on my table, in different stages of play or preparation; the first two are new designs:

1. Big Trouble In Little China played 8 times and currently being tweaked by various bgg FAQ. I have yet to play Expansion 1 The Legacy of Lo Pan Campaign, which I received with my preorder Gold Box, which is not yet available in retail.

2. Quartermaster General Prelude (Expansion 3) was just received. Will play it in two weeks.

3. Alien Frontiers was solitaired to get the rules down. This game had five editions; I have the fourth! Its worker placement with some area control and take that.

4. Silent Death: The New Millennium for which I am reading the massive rules book. After a huge backstory, I'm now up the Page 48, the actual game rules!

chas July 28th, 2018 10:32 PM

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So far I've watched nine "Most Anticipated Games From GenCon 2018," and have yet to see one I want. Most this year seem to be Euros or one player/one character adventures games, which are mostly not my thing. However, some games have not been announced yet, so in a week or so I'll be watching the "Best Games I Got At Gencon" videos, and possible find one or two things there.

(Edit) :thumbsup:
GenCon 2018 is on! I even saw a "Here they are setting up the dealer area" video last night! Still nothing listed I want, but now it kicks into a new phase of "here's the brand new stuff I saw/played/got: the most active period for youtube gaming videos of the year!

Meantime I've sent out my monthly August gaming schedule to about 25 pals. I'll be doing a Fantasy Battle toy soldier game (the first in 8 years), Quartermaster General Prelude, Big Trouble In Little China, and Alien Frontiers, the latter 3 being my newest games. And the toy soldier game will include figures I've yet to get out on the table: Orcs, Elves, Dwarves, Northern Men, etc.

If you live in or near NYC and want to get it and join in, just PM me!

chas August 5th, 2018 10:19 AM

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New GenCon Game Purchasing Edge Cases

Don'cha hate it? A new game comes out that you are interested in, but you decide you're probably not going to bite! In my case, looking at new GenCon videos on youtube now, they are:

Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles (Aries). Love the franchise and the company, but it just seems too similar to X-Wing and other tacticals. Plus BSG has so few ship types!

Game Of Thrones: Mother of Dragons Expansion (FFG) Great looking stuff, but no one will play this with me here! Its been in the closet forever, sadly. But tempted after seeing a preview video.

Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress (Flying Frog) Insane miniatures; a new Core Set in Feudal Japan. Coop heroes vs Asian Supernatural and Cthonic monsters. Don't want to get into SOB with all it will entail.

kolakoski August 13th, 2018 10:29 AM

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Well met!

This post needs to be moved to "What Board Games Will You Not Be Purchasing."



Nukatha August 14th, 2018 10:24 PM

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I suspect I'll end up trying at least one organized play event of Keyforge, so I guess that counts as buying a game. The business model looks far more consumer-friendly than most card games on the market right now.

chas August 23rd, 2018 09:42 AM

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For a guy who has only backed six Kickstarters so far, two came up just now, for one old game and one reissue.

1. Alien Frontiers Kickstarter: Factions Definitive Edition I recently purchased this second hand (4th Edition out of the 5 now extant) and enjoyed my first three plays. I usually do pick up the expansions for good games, and they are now offering all of the 13 expansion Factions plus a new one in one box, so I'll probably go for it. This new set does not include everything, as it does not have the (relatively) large Outer Belt Expansion and small Expansion #7, but I can get these online, and then I'll be "game complete!" Oddly, since the KS won't be published until next year, that would mean getting the latter first.

2. Many of you know that I own or have ordered/backed all ten Commands & Colors games by Richard Borg, put out or being put out by a number of different publishers. I also have all of their expansions too, which meant dozens more purchases over the years. GMT has just put their upcoming reissue of Samurai Battles on their P500 list for Preorder. It will have their standard C&C Blocks, rather than the somewhat troublesome minis of the original version of the game by Zvesda. To buy or not to buy, since I already have two core games and one expansion, plus some extra minis?

The new version will have more scenario battles, terrain types, and unit types and much better graphics, etc., so Ill probably cave soon!

Anyone interested in the C&C series games can see my guide to them all on bgg here:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread...rd-borg/page/1

chas September 11th, 2018 09:38 AM

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Two Commands & Colors expansions coincidentally named "The French Army" from two different publishers are now unexpectedly due here in September; one early and one late:

1. Tricorne: American Revolution; The French Army and More (Expansion #1)
Originally due Fourth Quarter and then October, its been reported that it will now be shipped this month.

2. The Great War; The French Army Expansion which has been delayed for months, has now arrived at its British publishers from the manufacturer. They are now waiting for the plastic French Heavy tanks to add to the Kickstarter package, and then will ship, hopefully this month.

Nukatha September 23rd, 2018 08:57 PM

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Now that Netrunner is ending thanks to licensing issues:
If I want a copy of Netrunner just to have on my shelf, which of the two versions of the base set should I get?

chas September 24th, 2018 09:56 AM

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I'm now looking at two new Kickstarters (the second will go up in a day or two:

WORLD OF MYTHOLOGY: KING OF THE HILL (Jumparound)
A 5 Player hero adventure game including more different mythologies than any I've ever seen before: Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Hindu, Slavic, and "Mixed" (Irish, Inuit, Yoruba, Chinese, Japanese, Mayan,and Cthulhu!)

MEZO (Kolossal) a 4 Player dudes on a map game based on Mayan mythology.

capsocrates October 14th, 2018 09:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nukatha (Post 2225084)
Now that Netrunner is ending thanks to licensing issues:
If I want a copy of Netrunner just to have on my shelf, which of the two versions of the base set should I get?

This is a good question. Did you ever get your answer, @Nukatha ?

chas October 14th, 2018 10:41 PM

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1. Tomorrow I'm picking up the Seth expansion (#2) for Kemet (Metagot) at my FLGS. It allows 2-5 "Alliance" Players to contest with a Seth (Purple) player. ("Seth" is the French version of Set). Since games coming out at the Essen show in Germany are usually not available until a week or two after that convention here in the US, I was surprised and pleased when the shop called me up, as the show is still a week and a half away!

Kemet is one of the very popular mythologically based (Egyptian) games by Metagot which also include Cyclades (Greek) and Inis (Irish). The first Inis expansion "Seasons of Inis", originally scheduled for Essen, is now planned for early 2019.

2. I'm now expecting The Great War The French Army (Expansion #2) in a week or two. World is that the French Heavy tank models that have held up delivery are now in Britain with PSC and have been shipped out to European KS Backers (orders without the tank add on went out earlier). The retail versions of the Centenary (2nd Edition) of the core game and the expansion (without the tanks I believe) are now available in the US.

Nukatha October 16th, 2018 12:18 AM

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@capsocrates
nope

chas November 11th, 2018 11:09 AM

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I'm looking seriously at a game by a new small company called Galactic Warlords: Struggle for Dominion (Archonia Games). It's simple, short and has a lot of innovative mechanisms, colorful graphics, and minis.

It came out at Essen, and its Kickstarter backer copies will be shipped soon. No word yet on retail availability.

capsocrates November 11th, 2018 12:02 PM

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I just bought a bunch of C3V and SoV figures for the first time in quite a while; pretty excited about the stuff coming down the pipe, as well as some figures that were already released that I haven't picked up yet.

Scapemage November 11th, 2018 12:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chas (Post 2229356)
1. Tomorrow I'm picking up the Seth expansion (#2) for Kemet (Metagot) at my FLGS. It allows 2-5 "Alliance" Players to contest with a Seth (Purple) player.

Tell me more about your experience with this. Kemet is in my Top 10 games, so I'd be interested in exploring this expansion. I don't yet have Ta-Seti, which is the expansion I've really had my eyes on. How is the different playing experience of 1v4? Does it completely change the game's tone?
Quote:

Originally Posted by capsocrates (Post 2235497)
I just bought a bunch of C3V and SoV figures for the first time in quite a while; pretty excited about the stuff coming down the pipe, as well as some figures that were already released that I haven't picked up yet.

It's a great feeling, isn't it? I just made my first C3G figure order in five years and it feels great. I still haven't printed out the cards yet.

chas November 11th, 2018 12:42 PM

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Scapemage,

Here's the link to my bgg sessions report on my first two games of Kemet/Seth:


http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/...irst-two-plays

Spidey'tilIDie November 26th, 2018 05:53 PM

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I finally got Fireball Island in and it is very good. They updated the game to be more strategic and the expansions add additional complexity for experienced gamers. It recalls my youth while also feeding the current gamer in me. Fun for my two nephews (7 and 16) and myself for Thanksgiving. :up:

capsocrates December 3rd, 2018 07:14 PM

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I just ordered Shards of Infinity from the makers of Ascension. It's a dueling deck builder with an alternate route to victory ("mastering the power of the Infinity Shard"). Looks cool; it's on sale on Amazon for $14 today only.

chas January 16th, 2019 03:49 AM

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A pal got the brand new Kami Sama and has left it over here; I've enjoyed my first few games of it. Its a whimsical Euro where you can choose one of 20 Japanese kami or spirits to play, on a board that rotates each turn, so that you're playing mostly on the quadrant in front of you!

Its by the fairly new small company Kolossal, who is also doing my upcoming giant Kickstarter Mezo. I don't often buy extra bling, but I'm going for the multicolored 3D Mayan pyramids being offered as an add on. Archaeologists have just discovered that the Mayan civilization was much larger than previously thought; putting it up on the scale of the Greek, Egyptian, and Chinese cultures of Ancient times!

My other giant Kickstarter this new year is Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare (Commands & Colors in space) by Richard Borg. A recent update says they're trying to get it shipped here this month, to avoid the month long production shut down all February that accompanies Chinese New Year. So its still on track for availability in March, which is drawing closer now. Hooray! Since the rules are available on the KS, you can see my early commentary on this design here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/...rly-commentary

Also hopefully coming in March is Seasons of Inis, an expansion for that game by Metagot, who also did some of other favorite myth based games: Cyclades (Greek) and Kemet (Egyptian), for which I have all of the expansions as well. This will add to the Irish mythology game new changing season rules, ports, and an Island, including some new cards. Very much looking forward to this also.

chas February 13th, 2019 07:45 AM

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It looks like on average I'll be getting about a game a month this coming year. Although most of my new buys are being delayed a month--nothing unusual about that--my new purchase and next month's are happily on track.

I just got Galactic Warlords: Battle For Domination, which came out in retail after being Kickstarted (twice) and coming out at the last Essen show. I talk about this on the What Board Game Are You Playing thread, and on BGG. I've done a 2 Player and two Solo Modes this week.

In March one of two huge Kickstarter packages this year is due: Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare. The publisher managed to just get it out of China before the February long New Year shut down over there, and its on its way to its worldwide distribution centers, on schedule for March delivery to us. Its Commands & Colors In Space, and the first "naval" game for the series, of which I already own 8 different games and all of their expansions! Another, Medieval, will be out this year, with a redo of Samurai Battles and the Memoir 44 New Flight Plan expansion. My discussion of the entire series is here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/...rd-borg/page/1

For April I should be getting Seasons of Inis, This much anticipated expansion should leave a great game essentially the same, but add in rules for the four seasons, an island, ports, and some new cards to allow a fifth player. Looks great.

chas February 16th, 2019 12:13 PM

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Yet another Commands & Colors expansion coming out this year has been only hinted about so far by GMT. It will apparantly be C&C Napoleonics Epic II, since there are so many large Napoleonic Battles not covered yet in the larger version. This will be the first Second Epic set ever published for a C&C game. "Epic" being the two board multiplayer format that allows 2-8 players (1-4 per side).

World of Mythology: King of the Hill I backed this Kickstarter when I snagged an Early Bird, but then it was not funded. Its supposed to be reoffered this winter, but there's been nothing on it so far. They said if they could work it out with KS, they'd offer an Early Bird to former backers. If not, maybe they'll give us something else. They have been tinkering with the game to make it more interesting as well, adding more player options.

chas March 5th, 2019 11:00 AM

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New Developments

I have and am playing and enjoying Galactic Warlords: Battle For Dominion.

Photos are now available for Seasons of Inis.

The rules are now available for Memoir 44: New Flight Plan now announced for this May, here:

ncdn0.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/img/mm_nfp_rules_en.pdf

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare is now due out March 30.

chas March 15th, 2019 09:29 AM

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While most of the games I talk about here are new, I'm currently 'reviving' my two Game of Thrones board games:

1. Battles of Westeros Just played this two player tactical game based on Richard Borg's Battle Lore for the first time in years with Taeblewalker. This time around I hope to get to more of the last (and only large) old expansion House Baratheon. Besides the yet unplayed scenarios here, are the three scenario Battle of Blackwater on its preprinted board. And there is an 'Epic' two board setup I could try with multiple players that might also be fun! So these parts of the game will be brand new to me.

2. A Game of Thrones (Second Edition) This multi player strategic game just had a new expansion last summer at GenCon: Mother of Dragons. It allows Daenarys and her Dragons into the game. It also has a new balancing 'vassal' system that allows active players to control neutrals in turn, rather than letting the closest player just scarf it right up. MOD also contains an new Essos map, a House Arryn faction, the Iron Bank, and other neat new features which should make the game more interesting. I only played this one a couple of times back in the day. My old wargamer friends had trouble with its innovative hidden move and combat system, but I like it! And some of my newer gaming pals say they are interested or have played it. The only previous expansions were two extra card decks for a set 6 Player or a tournament type of 4 Player, so in a sense this is the first real expansion for the game. All its missing now is the White Walkers!

Now with the final season of Game of Thrones coming up on TV, its seems timely to offer these games once again. Luckily for us GOT fans, they are starting up a prequel series set thousands of years in the past of the Song of Ice and Fire universe with an all new cast!

chas March 16th, 2019 05:04 AM

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I played a game of Battles of Westeros with Taeblewalker, and got my chops back on the rules. We played the first scenario, and as Lannister I took one of the two victory hexes in this simplest "training/intro" battle--a loss but a good try! TW said he'll try it again. We look forward to another game of it.

For A Game of Thrones, I've got the first small card deck expansion, and the second is now in the mail to me. My FLGS is holding the first substantial expansion, Mother of Dragons, and I'll go pick it up soon. It contains some "fixes" for games with fewer than 6 players (which is probably how I'll be playing it) and either allows for 7-8 Players or more choices of different houses you can play with a smaller player count (minimum 3), while competing to make the NPC houses your active "vassals" who you can use as team mates! Very nice. And the beautiful 'marbled' plastic pieces now include three purple dragons (and the rest of a new faction countermix) for playing House Targaeryn. So while BOW only includes 3 of the 6 "great houses," 8 houses are now included in this game, which also adds pieces for House Arryn, whose character cards are included in the card deck I just ordered. My FLGS didn't have this old card deck any longer; but a poster on BGG send me a link for options, and I picked one. It will be very nice to have it now all complete!

If you want to see what the fuss is all about; here's a link to a positive Drive Thru Review of this brand new expansion, the first in some years,which just came out last August at GenCon from Fantasy Flight:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/2...mother-dragons

Since the game was originally by the FFG man himself, Christian T. Petersen, you could consider it the developmental fantasy equivalent of the new Twilight Imperium 4!

chas March 22nd, 2019 07:02 AM

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I've now got Mother of Dragons, for A Game of Thrones (Second Edition). I also acquired Feast For Dragons, the old card deck small expansion, and I already have the other older one A Dance With Dragons. So I'm now 'game complete,' and can use them for the various player counts they allow. Also, MOD uses them in new possible combinations too.

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare is now down in Florida going through customs, and should be here in a week or two.

***

I've just met three new players through my many Organized Play threads on boardgamegeek. As usual, if you are in or near NYC, PM me with your regular email, and I'll send you my monthly game invitations list, which includes my contact info and directions to my place here in Brooklyn Heights. I'm playing every Saturday, and some other days as well (its good to be retired). Both of the games mentioned above will be on the April 2019 schedule, to come out next weekend!

chas March 27th, 2019 05:08 AM

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Major GMT Commands & Colors news came out yesterday in their monthly update and reflects this company and others ramping up the production of this game series. This is the first general C&C notice they have ever posted:

"An Overview of What's Coming for Commands & Colors. We get a lot of questions about future games and expansions in the Commands & Colors series. Tony Curtis handles most of the Commands & Colors interactions with designer Richard Borg for us, so I asked Tony if he'd give us an update on what you guys can expect from us on the C&C front in the future. Here's his response:

What else is out there in addition to C&C Medieval and Samurai already on P500?

Next up for P500 (3 months or so) will be the Le Grand Battles expansion for C&C Napoleonics. It will have the two mounted Le Grand Battles maps, two quickstart cardboard maps with units and terrain printed on both sides for Waterloo and another major battle (tba). Also a small number of blocks for minor French and Allied contingents will be included.

Late this year look for the first of the Seven Years War game series. Many of the premier battles were large affairs, so we will start large with two mounted maps to accommodate those battles.

The wheels have not come off the chariots. Next year will see the introduction of an Early Ancients expansion to C&C Ancients.

Assuming the reception for the initial Medieval game is good, stand by for further expansions there as well.

Tony

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New Dice for Commands & Colors Medieval. We have a surprise for our C&C Medieval players: custom dice at no extra cost! Tony has found us some really nice custom dice for C&C Medieval to replace the planned stickered dice approach we've used in our other C&C games. They are 18mm, rounded corner, and laser printed. So no dice stickering this time! Here's a peek at the custom dice:

(photo of laser printed dice)

If you C&C fans like these dice as much as we anticipate, we'll work on making sets available as limited P500 items for our other C&C games in the near future."

I'll be all in for this stuff!

chas April 3rd, 2019 06:36 AM

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:D Happy April! This morning's Kickstarter Update says that the Red Alert packages will start shipping from Florida's fulfillment center late this week, and begin arriving next week!

Also due this month: Commands & Colors Medieval (Byzantines).

Due In May:

Seasons of Inis

Memoir 44: New Flight Plan

chas April 7th, 2019 12:07 PM

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Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare arrived yesterday, 3 days ahead of schedule! It beautiful. I'm now mounting 149 spaceships, with two pals coming over later to give it a whirl.

chas July 22nd, 2019 01:13 AM

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Persistence Pays Off!

Whoever heard of discovering and Preordering a Kickstarter, and having the game drop right into your lap two weeks later? It just happened to me on Swords and Sails. I first found out about the game two days ago, after spending hours scanning the entire 250+ BGG Preview List of Upcoming GenCon games by W. Eric Martin. I looked at it and started researching the game after finding it for the very first time, all the way at the end of the list! Egad. I've now Preordered it with all of the original Kickstarter discounts, stretch goals and preferred add-ons, including my first set of beautiful metal coins.

Now its US cargo ship is already about to land, and expected to start shipping August 1. Amazing--am I lucky!

This is a 1-7 player historical 4X game set in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in 1000 AD. The highly unusual major player factions are The Byzantine Empire, the Fatimad Caliphate, The Kievan Rus, The Holy Roman Empire, France, the North Sea Empire (Vikings United) and England. Wow.

I could tell you more, but you don't have time to read a long post. If you want to jump on this bandwagon, better check out the Kickstarter and do it now!!!

chas July 28th, 2019 07:56 AM

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Recently purchased and played many times:
Inis: Seasons of Inis expansion

Recently picked up: Battle of Britain, the redo of the non C&C game by Richard Borg

Just received as a prize for the recent Islandscape tournament:
The Resistance: Avalon

New games possibly due in August:

Swords and Sails (see upthread)

Alien Frontiers: Expansions Definitive Edition

Blood Rage (Bits): new old 3D clan board tokens from the new Kickstarter that a pal is backing

Star Trek Ascendancy: Vulcans, Andorrians
(some day)

Taeblewalker July 29th, 2019 12:12 AM

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Star Trek Ascendancy: Andorians, Vulcans and probably the Borg.

Sleeping Gods and the Rising Tide expansion.

7th Citadel - a sequel to 7th Continent.

chas August 2nd, 2019 04:46 PM

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Eric M. Lang's third mythology game in his trilogy will be:

Ankh: Gods of Egypt

https://cmon.com/news/cmon-announces-ankh-board-game

Its Kickstarter is due at the end of the year!

chas August 12th, 2019 04:41 PM

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I've lucked out again, even better than with Swords and Sails (now due any day now).

After reviewing hundreds of new board games via BGG list and videos, I found Hellenica: Story of Greece (Mr. B. Games). Its Kickstarter and Preorders had been taken down, but today went back up on the company site to sell of the few they have left. I got mine today, spending more for a game than I ever have before. But it truly looks incredible, being both beautifully produced and with an innovative and exciting rules system.

1-7 Players, 2 1/2 hours Due first week in October.

chas August 14th, 2019 12:06 PM

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I'm now expecting three Kickstarted big box games in the next three months.

August: Swords and Sails

September: Mezo

October:
Hellenica: Story of Greece

In addition, the KS for Ankh: Gods of Egypt will be offered at the end of the year!

Whew! That's more Kickstarters backed and more money spent this quickly than ever before for me.

Taeblewalker August 14th, 2019 04:03 PM

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The Borg expansion came in the mail yesterday!

chas August 15th, 2019 08:44 AM

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TW,

Resistance is futile!

Spidey'tilIDie August 15th, 2019 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by chas (Post 2304079)
I've lucked out again, even better than with Swords and Sails (now due any day now).

After reviewing hundreds of new board games via BGG list and videos, I found Hellenica: Story of Greece (Mr. B. Games). Its Kickstarter and Preorders had been taken down, but today went back up on the company site to sell of the few they have left. I got mine today, spending more for a game than I ever have before. But it truly looks incredible, being both beautifully produced and with an innovative and exciting rules system.

1-7 Players, 2 1/2 hours Due first week in October.

Not gonna lie, that game looks amazing! I was just wishing someone woulw make a game like this! I am seriously on the fence about buying a copy.

chas August 16th, 2019 08:37 AM

Re: What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
Well, I'm paying what for me is an unprecedented $275 to go all in on Hellenica. However, its more like $100 if you don't get the unit minis (you still get the building minis) and the add-on nation AI decks (you still get the general AI deck).

There are only a few copies left, and they debated whether to put it back up for sale, so don't wait too long...

Shades fan August 17th, 2019 06:35 AM

Re: What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
I backed Sleeping Gods, which Iím very excited for.
I have quite a list of games Iíve backed and am waiting for currently.
-Pret a Porter
-On Mars
-PARKS
-Isle Of Cats
Very excited for all of these.
Anyone else backing any of these?

Taeblewalker August 17th, 2019 01:14 PM

Re: What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
I'm backing Sleeping Gods.

chas August 17th, 2019 07:08 PM

Re: What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
Commands & Color Tricorne: Jacobite Rising is now available for Preorder from Compass Games, to come out 2nd or 3rd Quarter 2020 (maybe). It would be the 11th C&C game for me--most with many expansions each, and is expensive.

I'll probably hold out for a couple more days...

Taeblewalker August 17th, 2019 08:12 PM

Re: What Board Games Will You Be Purchasing?
 
I bought Oregon Trail and an expansion.


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