GMT P500 Reprint List - November 2013 Edition
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Dave is busy with work and family and stuff, so he gave me the go-ahead to produce the GMT reprint geeklist for this month as well.

I decided to follow Leroy's measure of thinning the game descriptions a bit so the list is easier to skim through, with the focus on the change in numbers and any comments to be made. Something tells me nobody is coming to this geeklist to read 2500 words on Twilight in the East.

Without further blathering, let's begin!
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1. Board Game Publisher: GMT Games
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GMT dropped a gigaton of news in their October 25 update. Four new games were announced, the big fall sale began, two games got merged into one package, and seven games went onto the specials page! Plenty of exciting stuff! There's a good amount of reprint news, though sadly it's mostly the stuff of delays and unfun things like that.

One thing worth noting, though, is that P500 reprint titles qualify for the 50% off fall special just as much as brand new games do. So, if you picked up A World at War, Sekigahara, C&C Napoleonics, or C&C Ancients Expansion 1, you can count those towards a 50% off order!

Having shipped in late September and early October, C&C Ancients Expansion 1: Greece and the Eastern Kingdoms has graduated from this list. Happy gaming!

There are no reprints scheduled for this month, as the two Combat Commander battle packs were pushed back to December. That sets us up for a huge month of reprints for Combat Commander, though!

Charging/Shipping in December:

-Combat Commander Battle Pack 1: Paratroopers
-Combat Commander Battle Pack 2: Stalingrad
-Combat Commander Europe
-Combat Commander Mediterranean

Dominant Species will also be reprinting in December, but it is an automatic reprint for a popular title and thus isn't listed on the P500.

The reprint of the C&C Ancients Expansions 2 and 3 double pack, scheduled for December, has been pushed back to Q1 2014.

Lastly, C&C Ancients expansions 4 and 5 have also been listed for planned Q1 reprints. However, like Dominant Species, these titles are currently not listed on the P500.
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2. Board Game: Panzer (second edition) [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:2357]
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Date Added: May 2013

Status: Not There Yet

Last Month: 16

This Month: 24

Change: +8

Achtung! Panzer!

Panzer Major Points

Game system designed for small unit actions from platoon to battalion-sized formations
Vehicles, towed guns and aircraft are scaled at 1:1 with each 7/8” double-sided counter representing a single unit
The 5/8” double-sided leg unit counters are scaled at squads, half-squads and sections, including their attached weapons
Ground scale is 100 meters per hex
Comprehensive yet quick to play
Basic set includes a 22” x 34” mapboard
Expansion sets include multiple double-sided geomorphic mapboards
Modular rules system with Basic, Advanced and Optional rules section. Players may keep it simple or as complex as desired.
All of the unit data is included on the full-color data cards.
The streamlined chit-based command system moves the action along at a brisk pace.

Comments: Panzer picks up the pace a bit with a good +8 gain, though it's still a slow pace for a game with such low numbers. GMT may have to wait a bit for more demand pressure to build up, since the title only released last year.
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3. Board Game: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:3773]
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Date Added: May 2013

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Change: +4

TSCW is a 2-player, medium complexity game simulating the struggle between Republican and Nationalist forces in Spain. The players take on the role of one of the two combatants in the conflict marshaling their forces towards victory. Initially, the game progresses in monthly turns from July of 1936 and changes to bi-monthly turns in November of 1936 through the end of the war in April of 1939. Victory is primarily determined by the Morale Scale, by which Nationalist players attempt to crush the Republican will to fight before time runs out.

The game is a traditional hex and counter title (unlike the new CDG Crusade and Revolution), and includes an alternate history scenario featuring a German invasion of Spain!

Comments: Not as strong as last month, but at least the title isn't stagnant. As I mentioned last month, it's possible Crusade and Revolution may soak up some of the demand for this title...then again, maybe it will get player's interested in alternative treatments! Either is possible, so theorize away!
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4. Board Game: 1914: Twilight in the East [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:3687]
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Date Added: May 2013

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Change: +1

Marching Orders:

1914, Twilight in the East models the battles that took place in Prussia, Poland and Galicia during the first year of World War One. Beginning with the Russian invasions of Prussia and Galicia in August and ending after the Battle of Lodz in December, it recreates the ebb and flow of the huge forces sent marching across the Eastern Front in 1914.

Designed by Michael Resch, and developed by Dick Vohlers, the game has been comprehensively researched using a great array of resources, including the military archives in Vienna, Austria. The game's Order of Battle has been thoroughly researched and is by far the best used by any game on the subject. Mike has written streamlined rules so that not only is it playable, but it's focused on those aspects of warfare that made the opening stages of WWI so unique.

Comment: The ponderous monster lurches forward with just one more order. Given how some people are with OCS, though, I wouldn't be surprised if the release of the other two 1914 monsters will spur some people to order this and complete the set. Anybody for a two-week megagame?
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5. Board Game: Combat Commander: Battle Pack #2 – Stalingrad [Average Rating:8.41 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.41 Unranked]
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Added to P500: August 2013

Status: Reprint Scheduled for December 2013

Orders last month: 17

Orders to date: 39

Change: +22

More info:

Combat Commander: Battle Pack #2 – Stalingrad is the second themed collection of scenarios for use with the Combat Commander: Europe series of games. The theme of this second Battle Pack shifts to the East Front in late 1942 as German and Soviet forces clash in and around the vaunted city of Stalingrad. CC–Stalingrad features eleven new scenarios printed on cardstock -- one of which is a new style of multi-scenario Campaign Game -- as well as eight new maps and dozens of new counters. New rules cover urban snipers, rubble, sewer movement, a molotov launcher, and more!

Comments: Added to the reprint list at the same time it joined the P500, the Battle Pack is justifying GMT's confidence by rapidly picking up orders. Cataphract fans, feel free to hate this title with the fury of a thousand suns...or buy it to tide you over!
 
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6. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:119]
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Date Added: July 2013

Status: Reprint Scheduled for December 2013

Last Month: 26

This Month: 40

Change: +14

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Combat Commander: Europe is a card-driven board game covering tactical infantry combat in the European Theater of World War II. One player takes the role of Germany while another player commands either America or Russia. These two players will take turns playing one or more “Fate” cards from their hands in order to activate units on the mapboard for various military functions.

There is no strict sequence of play to follow in Combat Commander: each measure of game Time is divided into a variable number of player Turns, each of which may consist of one or more “Orders” conducted by the active player. “Actions” may generally be conducted by either player at any time. “Events” — both good and bad — will also occur at random intervals to add a bit of chaos and uncertainty to each player’s perfect plan.

Combat Commander includes twelve historical scenarios as well as a “roll your own” scenario system that provides an almost unending variety of map configurations, combat situations, and historically-based force structures.

This is a straight reprint, with no additions or rule changes.

Comments: Another solid month for GMT's stupidly popular flagship WW2 game.
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7. Board Game: Ardennes '44 [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:1561]
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Date Added: May 2013

Status: Not There Yet

Last Month: 52

This Month: 57

Change: +5

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Ardennes '44 explores the Bulge campaign with a detailed order of battle and an extremely accurate Ardennes game map which covers the area from the Our River to the Meuse. Ardennes '44 covers the period from December 16th to the 26th. Two shorter one-map scenarios are included which cover the initial stages of the German attack. The Ardennes '44 game system is designed by Mark Simonitch, winner of the CSR James F. Dunnigan Award for Design Elegance and Best WWII Board Game of 2000 for Ukraine '43.

The result is Ardennes '44, a game that both the "Bulge enthusiast" and the casual player will enjoy.

Comments: Ardennes slows down just a smidge but continues steady growth. It's not rocketing up the list, but that's hardly surprising when it only reprinted last year. Like Panzer, GMT put the game back on the reprint list without waiting for pent-up demand, so we're seeing steady growth instead of big opening gains.
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8. Board Game: SPQR (Deluxe Edition) [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:1425]
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Date Added: May 2013

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Last Month: 57

This Month: 63

Change +6

SPQR (Deluxe Edition) is a re-working of the classic GMT game of warfare in the age of the Roman Republic. The deluxe edition contains the five scenarios, maps and counters from the original SPQR, plus nine additional scenarios (and the requisite maps and counters) taken from various expansion modules. This major revision makes available again a key part of the brilliant Great Battles of History Series.

Battles: (and the modules they appeared in originally)
Heraclea - 280 BC (Pyrrhic Victory)
Ausculum - 279 BC (Pyrrhic Victory)
Beneventum - 275 BC (SPQR)
Bagradas Plains - 255 BC (SPQR)
Trebbia - 218 BC (Consul for Rome)
Cannae - 216 BC (SPQR)
Baecula - 208 BC (Africanus)
The Metaurus - 207 BC (Consul for Rome)
Ilipa - 206 BC (Africanus)
The Great Plains - 204 BC (C3i No.4)
Zama - 202 BC (SPQR)
Cynoscephalae - 197 BC (SPQR)
Magnesia - 190 BC (War Elephant)
The Muthul River - 109 BC (Jugurtha)

Comments: Another okay month for a venerable GMT title. It's not growing fast, but this is an all-time classic and one of GMT's best-sellers, so I suspect this one won't have to wait for 500. A coordinated reprint with The Great Battles of Alexander is possible, given the way they've been pairing up C&C and Combat Commander reprints. That would rapidly accelerate the game's arrival, since Alexander is a great candidate for a 2014 reprint.
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9. Board Game: Combat Commander: Mediterranean [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked]
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Date Added: May 2013

Status: Reprint Scheduled for December 2013

Last Month: 52

This Month: 68

Change +16

Information:

Combat Commander: Volume II - Mediterranean (or "CC:M") is the sequel to Combat Commander: Volume I - Europe ("CC:E"). CC:M's main theme is the addition of three new "nationalities" to the Combat Commander family:

Britain & the Commonwealth
France & the Allied Minors
Italy & the Axis Minors
This second game in the Combat Commander series includes units, cards, and scenarios depicting the fighting forces of these nations.

CC:M's Playbook includes 12 new historical scenarios, each one featuring at least one of the three new nationalities.

An updated Random Scenario Generator incorporates the new nationalities and the twelve new maps, as well as allowing for the early years of fighting in 1939 and 1940. This random scenario system provides an almost unending variety of map configurations, force structures, and combat situations. Replayability value for Combat Commander gets even better with this new addition to the family.

NOTE: Combat Commander: Mediterranean is not a stand-alone game. You will need to own Combat Commander: Europe in order to play it.

Comment: Mediterranean is growing slightly faster than Europe in anticipation of the reprint. It could be random fluctuation, or maybe the hardcore customers who use P500 almost all have Europe while there's more leftover demand for Mediterranean.

...Yeah, probably random fluctuations.
 
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10. Board Game: No Retreat! The Russian Front [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:707]
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Date Added: May 2013

Status: Not There Yet

Last Month: 65

This Month: 85

Change +20

Deluxe info:

No Retreat: The Russian Front is new deluxe edition of the two-player Victory Point Games 2008 CSR Award Nominee wargame that retells the story of the titanic struggle between the invading armies of Nazi Germany versus Communist Russia during WW2 at a player-friendly and manageable level of scope and difficulty. This edition combines both the original game and its two extensions (Na Berlin ! and No Surrender!) using deluxe components of “Twillight Struggle Deluxe Edition” quality. With only 50 Army/Front sized counters for the Tournament game, and 70 for the whole campaign, and with very low stacking, it’s a quick-playing yet realistic affair that favours the strategic and offensive-minded player.

The game comes with 6 scenarios and a tournament game along with the full campaign game. There are also dedicated solo rules.

This is currently listed as a simple reprint, but designer Carl Paradis has indicated that he may design some new extras for the second edition.

Comments: Another great month for the first No Retreat! game. This was a big month for the series; not only is the sequel mailing out imminently, but GMT announced TWO new No Retreat titles based the Battles of France and Poland and the Italian campaign. No word yet on the spinoff series, Quite a Bit of Retreating: The Korean Front.
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11. Board Game: Phalanx: Great Battles of Alexander Module [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Status: Not there yet.

Orders last month: 88

Orders to date: 89

Change: +1

The Line:

Phalanx covers two of the major battles in the waning days of the Successor Wars, in which the Greek city-states and leagues and the descendants of the original Diadochoi were still fighting for Hellenic supremacy, and in which the phalanx -- the massive, heavy infantry formation brought to peak efficiency by Alexander -- was still in its heyday. The armies in these battles are very Macedonian in style, with a lot of mixing of unit types and capabilities, with the exception that, because of the terrain, reliance on cavalry is almost non-existent. The phalanx itself was still the army's anchor, although it was only a generation away from its initial comeuppance at the hands of a Roman army at Cynoscephalae.

Comments: Not a stand alone game, but an expansion for the Great Battles of Alexander edition of the GBoH game series.

Comments: Another +1 month for this module, but fans have no reason to worry given its almost certain pairing with the Great Battles of Alexander reprint.
 
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12. Board Game: Successors (third edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:1029]
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Added to P500 List: February 2012

Status: Not there yet.

Orders last month: 116

Orders to date: 118

Change: +2

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Successors is a four-player game based on the wars of the Diadochi, the successors to Alexander following his early death without a strong heir.

Successors was first published in 1995 by Avalon Hill. Some years later a second edition rulebook was published that gave more options for the Tyche cards. This updated Successors third edition builds on the foundation of the Successor 2nd edition rules set plus expansion cards that appeared in the Boardgamer. Minor refinements have been made to make the game easier to play and increase enjoyment. The map will be very similar to the original (it's a mounted map!) with some minor changes around Macedonia. Counters will have the same excellent artwork for the generals and new GMT artwork for the combat units and control markers. The Tyche cards have recieved the most changes—nearly every card has had some minor modifications and a few new cards have been added.

In addition to the changes, the rules have been cleaned up and improved.

Comment: This multiplayer CDG gains back the 2 orders it lost last month but no more. Interestingly, this will be the next title to receive a self-executing Java client over at Wargameroom. Maybe that can spur and order or two...if not, I'd be very worried about this game's prospects for a reprint anytime soon. There's simply too many games with more built-up demand.
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13. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1570]
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Date Added: May 2013

Status: Not There Yet

Last Month: 111

This Month: 126

Change: +15

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NOTE: The reprint edition of Conquest of Paradise will include a MOUNTED MAPBOARD.

The Time: Circa 500 A.D.
The Place: The first islands of a new culture, later to be known as Polynesia.
The Situation: You lead a tribe looking to expand its influence throughout the South Pacific.
Conquest of Paradise is a game of empire building in the "Polynesian Triangle" of the central Pacific Ocean for two, three, or four players. Players explore the unknown ocean around them, hoping to discover the most lucrative island groups, and colonize them.

Conquest of Paradise is a well-tested, fast-playing design geared to appeal to players who enjoy games like New World, Civilization, and Conquistador. You can learn the game in 10-15 minutes and finish a complete game in 60-90 minutes.

Mounted map can be pre-ordered separately:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-449-conquest-of-paradise-mounted-m...

Fixes:

1. Make changes to Rules and Designer Notes from the Living Rules. Also, make changes generated by items 7 and 8 below.
2. Change "Open Ocean" markers to match ocean hex color (not ocean box color).
3. Change background color for tan, yellow, and green pieces for better contrast with other colors.
4. Provide better contrast for symbols on backs of tan, yellow, and white pieces.
5. Fix three misspellings on map: Kiritimati, Rarotonga, and Kermadec.

Improvements:

6. Provide mounted map.
7. Provide full-color rules and Player Charts
8. Provide 10mm wood cubes for villages (50 of them!).
9. Provide 27 Random Event cards
10. Provide one additional Arts & Culture "apita Pottery" card to fill out full 55-card deck.
11. Change fourteen 1/2"counters from Villages (no longer needed) to special markers to go with the Random Event markers.
12. Change twenty 1/2" counters from Villages to Control markers. New artwork needed.
13. Fourteen remaining Village counters to have Improved Agriculture on both sides (not just the back, as now).


Comments: Conquest of Paradise slows down a bit from its red-hot pace last month, but is still growing very well, especially for a title with no reprint imminent. The mounted map and numerous other improvements seem to be helping this game a lot.
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14. Board Game: Normandy '44 [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:1315]
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Added to P500: February 2012

Staus: Not there yet.

Orders last month: 152

Orders to date: 160

Change: +8

The 411:

Normandy '44 is a 2, 3, or 4-player, regimental level game of the D-Day landings on June 6th and the battles that raged in Normandy for the next 21 days.

Each turn represents 1 day. Each hex represents 3.8 kilometers (or 2.3 miles). Most units are regiments or brigades though most of the armor units are represented as battalions.

The game uses a simplified Ardennes '44 system: Move, Fight and Reserve Movement. The game includes a 22 turn Campaign game, a 7-turn Tournament Scenario that focuses on the Allies linking up the beaches, and a scenario covering the battle in the peninsula and the capture of Cherbourg. In addition, there are rules for allowing 3 or even 4 players to play the game.

Comment: After months of very slow movement this title has a good run with eight additional orders after gaining just 30 in the previous 7 months. It's still a good ways from reprint territory, however.
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15. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:115]
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Added to List: December 2012

Status: Not there yet.

Orders last month: 156

Orders to date: 171

Change +15

Trench Notes:

NOTE: The fifth printing includes the Mounted Map, Thicker Counters, and thicker Box of the fourth printing.

Following in the footsteps of We the People, Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, Successors (second edition), and For the People, Paths of Glory utilizes a similar card-driven system. The game covers WWI from its outbreak to American intervention and spans all of Europe and the Middle East. Not only is the game innovative, but it also plays fast, usually within just an evening.

While the game itself has all of the normal expectations of a wargame, with various units, CRT charts and period chrome, at heart the game rests within the card play. Players are given a hand of cards to play out six sub-phases of a turn. Each sub-phase allows for the use of a card or a pass with a minimal movement of units. Each card has four possible uses: operational movement, strategic movement, special events, and replacement points. The cardplay forces players to constantly make tough decsions as they feel that they need to do a little bit of everything but they can only do one thing at a time. How you play your cards will decide to a large degree the outcome of the war.

Comment: A strong month for the classic CDG and second-ranked wargame on the Geek, but downright astounding when you consider this has had four previous print runs. Like other flagship titles this should see a reprint without needing to sniff 500.
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16. Board Game: Empire of the Sun [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:792]
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Orders last month: 189

Orders to date: 188

Change: -1

The skinny:

Empire of the Sun (EotS) is Mark Herman's third card driven design since he introduced the system to the hobby in We The People. EotS is a strategic level look at the entire War in the Pacific from the attack on Pearl Harbor until the surrender of Japan. EotS is the first card driven game (CDG) to move the system closer to a classic hexagon wargame, while retaining all of the tension and uncertainty people have come to expect from a CDG. Players are cast in the role of MacArthur, Yamamoto, Nimitz, and Mountbatten as you direct your forces across the breadth of the globe from India to Hawaii and from Alaska to Australia. This is represented on a single map based on a 1942 equal area projection of the entire theater of conflict.

The reprint will come with a mounted map, the most recent rules, and presumably fixed errata cards and counters as well.

Comments: Empire loses the one order it gained last month. This stagnation is most unwelcome, and a little surprising given how much attention it seems to receive. There are a lot of C3i articles about it and airjudden went through the effort of making an exhaustive Vassal introduction for new players. Give it a look if you like the Pacific War; I badly want this one reprinted.
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17. Board Game: Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1 – Paratroopers [Average Rating:8.26 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.26 Unranked]
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Status: Reprint Scheduled for November 2013

Orders last month: 184

Orders to date: 203

Change: +19

More info:

Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1 - Paratroops is the first of many themed scenario packs for use with the Combat Commander series of games. The theme of this first Pack is focused on the exploits of American, German and even Russian Airborne forces. CC-Paratroops features eleven new scenarios printed on cardstock, as well as four new maps.

CC-Paratroops is not standalone and requires ownership of Combat Commander: Europe.

Comments: This pack is piling up orders with the reprint imminent. It still baffles me that people will avoid preordering a title until it's already scheduled for a reprint when they could bring about said reprint more quickly by ordering right away, but such are the oddities of life.
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18. Board Game: For the People [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:757]
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Orders last month: 223

Orders to date: 226

Change: +3

Honest Abe Sez:

For the People is a grand strategy game of the American Civil War covering the conflict from Texas to Pennsylvania, from the firing on Fort Sumter to the end at Appomattox Court House. You take the role of either President Lincoln or President Davis and command the armies, promote and relieve generals, conduct amphibious assaults, dispatch cavalry raids, and even battle incompetency and political intrigue among members of your own cabinet.

For the People includes a deck of strategy cards for conducting campaigns and incorporating the many events and personalities of the war. The Confederate player can build ironclads, naval mines (torpedoes), submarines, conduct overseas purchases, and work towards foreign intervention. The Union player can build up his naval blockade, his ironclad fleet, fight draft riots, secure the Border States, and issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Relive the history of this exciting time when our nation was torn asunder.

The reprint will include a mounted map.

Comments: Like Empire of the Sun, this Herman CDG is moving slowly after some strong growth last spring. That's too bad, as Herman has said both should be reprinted once they hit 250 orders. Just a little bit more, people!
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19. Board Game: Brandywine [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:3897]
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Orders last month: 256

Orders to date: 255

Change: -1

The Declaration:

The second game of the Battles of the American Revolution.

Game Features
Four scenarios: Knyphausen's Feint, Howe's Flank Attack, The Battle of Brandywine Creek, and a special Tournament Scenario
Playing time 2-1/2 to 5 hours.
Marginal, substantial, and decisive levels of victory.
Random player order assures variability of play.
Army Morale Track measures tenacity and will to fight of opposing forces.
50 or more cannon per side.
8 tactics chits with use restrictions to gain close combat modifiers.
Combat results which include pinned, capture, and step reduction.
10 rifle armed units, including Ferguson's breech loaders and the German Jaegers, both with special capabilities.
British 2nd and 3rd Brigade variable entry options.
American Intelligence Gathering
Leaders -- Washington, Greene, Sullivan, (Lord) Stirling, Wayne, Maxwell, LaFayette, Pulaski, Howe, Cornwallis, Grey, Grant, Knyphausen, Stirn.
Basic and Advanced rules.

Comments: The very first reprint Geeklist from April 2012 includes users bemoaning this game's slow growth despite years on the P500. Aside from 30 additional orders, nothing has changed since then.
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20. Board Game: This Accursed Civil War [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:2996]
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Orders last month: 254

Orders to date: 258

Change: +4

Ye Olde Info:

This Accursed Civil War is a tactical battle game featuring five battles from the First English Civil War: 1642-1646. It is the first in the GMT Musket & Pike Battle System covering warfare in the 17th Century. The system emphasizes Command and Control and the unique style of combat in that era. Armies are divided into three of four wings. Each wing has an order that limits the types of actions that units of that wing may perform. Wings may change their order, but it is not an easy task to accomplish. Victory goes to the commander who can coordinate the actions of these wings in the heat of battle.

The battles included in this game are:

Edgehill, 23 October 1642
First Newbury, 20 September 1643
Marston Moor, 2 July 1644
Second Newbury, 27 October 1644
Naseby, 14 June 1645

Comments: Slow and steady wins the race is the order of the day here, as the game continues to get small but consistent gains each month.

Consider placing an order so that Under the Lily Banners or Gustavus Adolphus can get reprints of their own!
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21. Board Game: Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941 [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:3575]
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Orders to date: 287

Change: +2

Notes:

Part of GMT's far-reaching Barbarossa series, this one covers the battles in the Ukraine. 8 different scenarios are included, along with extensive historical notes and a detailed order of battle.

For the Reprint edition, all internal components will receive the same full color treatment used in Barbarossa: Crimea. It will also be adding naval rules, two new 11x17 scenario cards, and new player aid cards.

UPDATE: Combined Vassal Module for B:AGS, B:KtR, and B:Crimea here:

url= http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Barbarossa_Army_Group_South,_1941#Files

Comment: +2 isn't a lot but it beats nothing.
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22. Board Game: Ukraine '43 [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:2276]
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Orders to date: 299

Change: +0

The skinny:

Ukraine '43 simulates the post-Citadel Soviet offensive in a moderately complex game. The design uses the conventional move-fight-exploit sequence of play and the popular Zone of Control Bond rules. Soviet tank armies and German panzer corps spearhead constant attacks and counterattacks. With both sides able to attack, the game becomes a tense battle of skill and nerves.

Comments: Another Ukraine game with little movement, though stagnancy beats the retreat from last month.
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23. Board Game: Cataphract [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:3957]
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Status: Not there yet.

Orders last month: 306

Orders to date : 311

Change: +5

The company info:

The eighth game in Great Battles of History, Cataphract portrays the development of the art of war wrought by the early Byzantine Empire, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, under his great Generals, Belisarius and Narses. During this period the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, for a brief period of time, re-captured a large portion of what was formerly the Western Roman Empire.

Cataphract covers all the major battles that defined this era. To place these battles in their proper historical context, the Campaign Game, Justinian, is enclosed, which covers the quest to reconquer the Roman Empire under one ruler.

Comments: Not gonna lie, I'm downright proud of what Cataphract is pulling off here. This game has been on the P500 since two thousand and freaking seven, at least. 18 months ago it was at 263, and gained all of 20 orders in the following year. It looked like a reprint would never happen. But now, Belisarius is kicking all kinds of butt compared to before, with 22 orders in four months. It's not on par with the big shots, but for the first time in ages, this game has some hope.

AND THAT'S AWESOME.
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24. Board Game: Diadochoi: Great Battles of Alexander Module [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
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Orders last month: 335

Orders to date: 339

Change: +4

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Diadochoi covers the four major battles that took place during the early Diadochoi wars at the end of the 4th Century BC as Alexander the Great's marshals jostled and fought for position and control of his vast empire. Each of the diadochoi, the so-called "successors", sought to expand upon and improve the Macedonian system of warfare so brilliantly used by Alexander. Ultimately, all they succeeded in doing was to rigidly formalize its elements, adding only hordes of elephants, the ultimate expression of which was the massive battle of Ipsus, the largest known elephant battle in history.

Comment: An okay +4 for this GBoA module, whose numbers barely matter because it'll just get reprinted alongside its parent game in all likelihood.
 
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25. Board Game: The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:1479]
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Orders last month: 384

Orders to date: 388

Change: +4

The info:

A Note About The New Reprint Editions (as of October, 2010): This will be a significantly enhanced product from the previous version. Specifically, this Reprint Edition will include all battles from Alexander Deluxe plus the battles from Diadochoi and Phalanx, as well as a few "bonus battles" that we are still working on.

Anticipated Reprint Edition Components:

9x12x3 box
4 backprinted maps
5 counter sheets
GBoH Series rule book
3 x scenario books
Several player aid cards (tba)
1 x D10

Comment: After two months of torrid growth, the debut title in GBoH has a slower month, but keeps moving in a positive direction. It may break 400 before the end of the year.
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