Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
Pacific Rim Publishing
Pacific Rim is working on publishing a second edition of JACK RADEY's award-winning KORSUN POCKET.
Jack has been working on some improvements to his original design with an eye toward streamlining the flow of play while enhancing the historical realism of his original monster game.
KORSUN POCKET, Second Edition, will contain: 44 by 64 inches of map / 2800 half-inch die-cut backprinted counters / one 24-page rule booklet /one 36-page scenario and historical notes booklet / eight scenarios with set up minimaps / player aid cards / die / boxed
Graphics (map by Joy Cohn counters by Michael Resch) and other information will be posted at www.justplain.com as they become available.
ConsimWorld Expo 2016
Featuring MonsterGame.CON XVI, June 25-July 2, 2016 • Tempe Mission Palms hotel, Tempe (Phoenix) Arizona
Glad to see this. I had a copy of the original which I sold a while back and have regretted that. Realistically a more streamlined version and especially some 1 or 2 map scenarios would get it out on my table more.
I've seen the comment about doing a version without the box for overseas shipping. While I appreciate the thought, personally I'd rather have a box for a game this size and I'll just take the hit on the shipping to the UK.
Korsun Pocket 2 - Seeking updates
Latest update May 2017:
KORSUN POCKET Update. The revised game has entered development. With simplified supply mechanics and an Order of Battle sharpened by the open access to Soviet military archives, this up-dated version of one of trhe original 'monster' games is shaping up to be as dynamic and tense as the historic battle. Work continues with the revision of Korsun Pocket — the three major changeds are the simplification of the supply rules, the addition of hex numbers to the four maps, and the creation of Order of Battle / Order of Arrival charts that take the previously written lists of units and display them as unit counters from the game.
While we do not yet have a price for Korsun Pocket, we are giving consideration to making a not-boxed version available outside of the USA for those who do not need the box and the dice. This would still be expen$ive to send through the mails as it would weigh something over 1.5 kilograms, but would pass customs as Printed Matter rather than as A Game.
We welcome your comments.
One of you has suggested that KORSUN POCKET be made avaliable in a 'Print-aNd-Play' version — this game has 2400 counters, 21 square feet of playing map, 12 square feet of charts, and 72 pages of rules, scenarios, historical commentary, and Designer's Notes — not the PNP model.
I note a playtest happened at Consim World Expo Arizona 2017... hey, we have something to work with!
- Last edited Tue Jun 6, 2017 10:12 pm (Total Number of Edits: 3)
- Posted Tue Jun 6, 2017 9:13 pm
I prefer boxed although a UK resident.
Korsun, and similar products, are high-end, niche products and boxed is best. But each to their own.
Looking forward to it, owned the original and I also regret getting rid of it.
All the best,