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Russ Lockwood07 Dec 2017 3:48 p.m. PST

Less than a week left -- only four days now -- to join the KickStarter for Volume 8 of the Wally Simon's Secrets of Wargame Design series, to be mailed in December 2017, and we anticipate in time for the holidays.

This time, I cull the pages of Wally Simon's articles for inspiration on naval warfare. The 8.5-inch by 11-inch booklet is 48 pages and offers ideas, concepts, and rules mechanics covering sea combat.

Volume 8: Naval Secrets of Wargame Design

Table of Contents:

* Pirates and Treasure Islands: Strategic Grid, Tactical Cards, and Gold
* Solo WWII Sea Battle: Pip Ideas Combined
* Seven Seas Battle: Rhombustian Age of Sail Naval Rules
* Attack on Chimpanzee Island: WWII Double Blind Fog of War
* Rams, Rammers, and Ramees: American Civil War Harbor Attack
* Sink the Tirpitz: An Undertable, Undersea Adventure
* Modern Ship Lock-On: Damage and Repair
* Double Blind Convoy Game: Raids, Routes, and Patrols
* Russo-Japanese 1904 Naval Battle: De Bellis Navalis Recap and Modifications
* Simon WWII Ship Game: Firing in an 8-Inch Diameter
* Age of Sail Cards: Command and Control Decks
* Triremes and Ancient Memes: Impulses, Movement, and Oar Confusion
* Classic Fletcher Pratt: US vs. Japan WWII Battle
* About the Editor: Russ Lockwood

Stretch Goal Reached! Bonus 14th Article Added!
* Truk Island WWII Battle: Air-Sea Interaction

For more information, visit the Kickstarter link:


and watch the movie: it's only a minute and 20 seconds long. Not exactly Hollywood. :)

Since many of you don't want to use KickStarter, we plan on offering Volume 8: Naval Secrets of Wargame Design through US retailer and the UK retailer although there may be a delay.

emckinney08 Dec 2017 12:26 a.m. PST

"Undertable?" You've piqued my interest.

Russ Lockwood08 Dec 2017 8:17 a.m. PST


Actually, literally under a table.

Hint: ping. ping. ping. :)

We're getting the proof back from the printer sometime today.

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

Entire Set of Secrets of Wargame Design no longer available.
OK, it was too late

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Backed, good deal!

Russ Lockwood11 Dec 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Still time to order your copy of Volume 8! The early bird special of $15 USD has been filled, but the $17 USD special is still available.

Kickstarter ends Tuesday, Dec 12, at 6:00pm EST.

And yes, sorry, the special for a full set one of Volumes 1-8 are gone.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 5:22 p.m. PST


Russ Lockwood18 Dec 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

Our intrepid design guru braved the snowstorm on Friday and picked up Vol. 8 at the printers.

Those who pre-ordered via KickStarter and paid the extra $1 USD for first-class postage had their volume mailed via US Postal Service on Saturday, so we expect them to receive their issues sometime this week.

As for our other KS backers, we're packaging up the volumes and expect to mail them this week sometime. Thank you for those who backed Volume 8.

Russ Lockwood11 Jan 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

STATUS REPORT: We mailed out Volume 8 to all Kickstarter backers by Dec. 28 -- as well as to the 10 who ordered the full series. Thank you to all that supported us.

For those that are seeking a copy of Volume 8, I just dropped off a shipment to On Military Matters . In the Keywords box, type in the OMM Item Number 198838 and click on the Search button. $19 USD plus shipping. OMM ships worldwide.

OMM carries Volume 1 to 7 as well. $19 USD each plus shipping.

For those in the UK, Caliver Books carries the series. Sorry, I don't know what the cost is in pounds. It may take a week or two for Volume 8 to get there, but I'm sure Dave will take a pre-order. :)

Finally, we also stock Volume 8 at, although listed at $19.95 USD, but most people will get free shipping.

Amazon Link: link

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