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Chad Ellis
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My distribution consolidator just asked me for three more cases of Battle for Hill 218, and I had to remind him that I'd already shipped my last one. If you want to pick up a copy, do it now while some stores still have it in stock!

(I still have about sixty copies here, which I'll bring to conventions and make available for preorders.)
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Congratulations!
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Wouldn't have happened without you!
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Whoa!


Pick this up, guys and gals...it's a sweet little game.


Here's a snippet of the review I did on it on Fortress: Ameritrash:


I think the game does an admirable job capturing its theme better than most abstract-style games could ever hope to. First off, the supply line is caputred very simply and effectively, and maintaining the supply line is a big feature of many popular wargames. Secondly, the need to combine fire--having one unit essentially "pin" another with cover fire before another unit can wipe them out, also does a great job emphasizing the teamwork and combined arms often brought to bear in a military conflict.



As the game progresses you'll even get a feeling as you would while playing a wargame. You'll feel the urgency to press the attack, and if you falter you can watch as your formation draws back, retreating almost, and establishing defensive fronts, circling around one another in an attempt to repel the enemy's counterattack. Even the way certain units work is captured very well--Paratroopers suddenly dropping in for a surprise assault, Artillery striking from a distance shelling the enemy from afar, Heavy Weapons bringing cover fire to bear on a ridiculous number of directions at once, and Special Forces....hoo boy, can THEY ever sneak in and out of places that you'd least expect them to, you'll really grow to love them and what they can do. Many a game will end in an Air Strike/Special Forces combo if you're not watchful, as Special Forces can go diagonally right into the enemy base.





All in all, a great game, deeper than you'd think for just two small decks of cards. A great link to its military theme while remaining mostly an abstract game, and for $10 MSRP, you really can't go wrong here. We fired off three games in about 35 mintues or so, and it's the sort of game that will have you saying, "just one more."





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I have enjoyed this game myself. Will there be another print run of it?
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James Cartwright
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Just shows what a great game it is.

BTW is there anymore news on new versions of this game?
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Yes, it indeed an awesome little game.
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Chad Ellis
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No news yet on any reprint or update, but once the Battleground Punic War set is out the door (soon!) it'll be my next project.
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Phew!

I managed to get a copy!
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Leonardo Martino
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ShaunGamer wrote:
Phew!

I managed to get a copy!


sAME FOR ME... STILL GOTTA FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS! wow
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I ordered one today. ScifiGenre.com still has it. All my other 'go to' sources didn't! I heard this recommended in a geeklist and went to yourmovegames.com and downloaded the online version. Very cool! I'm 3 for 10 against easy. Glad I was able to get my hands on the game, I think my son and I will enjoy it. We like wargames but don't always have the time to get Conflict of Heroes or something else on the table. A lot of strategy in a very 'simple' shell...nice!
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NEVER MIND! After 2 weeks waiting, I emailed them and they replied: 'Oh, we don't actually have it. Do you want to cancel?'

Grr.

Please reprint!
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