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Im looking forward to T2! It was our groups "go to" rules for years!

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The holiday season is in full swing. Please place orders as early as possible to account for likely shipping delays. Thanks!

We have Cruel Seas Fleet Packs and Flotilla Packs in stock!

The following new items are mostly due in the shop in late December.


Tactica II ancients rules cover

Tactica II After 30 years of global play, Tactica receives an updated, upgraded version – Tactica II – that keeps the same streamlined system using multi-based units, clarifies the existing rules, and incorporates improvements to all aspects of this game. Tactical formations represent ancient armies with movement and command control intertwined within the course of a battle. Unit fighting value still forms the core of the d6 combat system, and all significant troop types, weapons, and special tactical conditions are included to differentiate armies. Tactica II comes wirebound in 8.5 x 11 format and packed with well-playtested rules, plentiful diagrams, and army lists. Scales are approximately as follows – one figure equals 40 to 60 soldiers depending upon troop type, density, tactical operating area, and unit size; one inch is approximately 10 to 15 yards; and one turn equals about 20 minutes. $38.00 USD

Magazines With Wargames…

Against the Odds #47 Arctic Disaster cover

Against the Odds #47 Arctic Disaster In the hardest-fought Arctic convoy battle of the war, Convoy PQ-17 was largely destroyed by German air and naval forces in July 1942. Arctic Disaster, by designer Mark Stille, examines this pivotal battle and what went wrong (for both sides). Arctic Disaster features individual counters for every ship and submarine, while the Luftwaffe is represented by 9 to 12 aircraft groups. Surface-to-air combat, surface combat, and anti-submarine combat is modeled with a clean system steering the players clear of an elaborate combat resolution process – permitting quick play and multiple game iterations. Detection is also handled in a manner so as not to overwhelm other game functions. Components – One full-color 22 x 34-inch mapsheet; 280 full-color die-cut counters; rules: 16 pages; charts and tables: two pages; Complexity: Medium; Solitaire: Poor; Playing Time 12 to 15 hours. $40.00 USD

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Against the Odds 2016 Annual: Confederate Rails cover

Against the Odds 2016 Annual: Confederate Rails Confederate Rails, designed by Richard H. Berg, is a unique type of railroad game. Players operate the historical railways of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War – which ends up turning it into a kind of an anti-railroad game. Not only do players have to deliver goods, supplies and military loads during a difficult time, but they have to adjust to a dwindling rail network. Make yourself the proud owner of this challenging look at one of the failures that doomed the south. This Annual also features an extra game – No Safe Harbor covers a little known, but devastating, Japanese air attack on the port town of Darwin, in northwest Australia, that happened in February 1942. This mini-Pearl Harbor proved to the Allies there was simply no place to hide. Replay this epic event with this exciting game. $50.00 USD

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Spanish Heroes…

Taxdirt 1909 cover

Taxdirt 1909 The heroic cavalry charge in the Melilla campaign. Early in the afternoon of Monday, September 20, 1909, 65 Spanish riders threw themselves at about 1,500 Rifian troops. The surprise was absolute. More than a hundred of the bewildered Harquenos remained on the ground, and when the rest tried to regroup, the riders, led by the Lieutenant-Colonel Cavalcanti, charged again. After making a third and final charge and fulfilling his mission, the cavalry retired. [Spanish Text] $28.00 USD

Guerras Civiles III: La Independencia de Los Virreinatos de la Monarouia Espanola: Volume 3 This third volume dedicated to the military campaigns of the Latin American Emancipation Wars focuses on the Viceroyalty of Peru and the General Captain of Chile. In the lands between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, the Royal Army of Peru fought the most American of campaigns in South America. Under the direction of the Virreyes Jose de Abascal and Joaquin de la Pezuela, the soldiers fought in Chile between the years 1813 and 1818 against Chilean independence, altering the military balance. General Jose de San Martin crossed the Andes with disciplined troops and won the decisive victories of Chacabuco and Maipu. Reinforced and sustained by the Chilean navy of the Admiral Blanco Encalada and Lord Cochrane, General San Martin took his Chilean army to confront the Peruvians. [Spanish Text] $28.00 USD


The P.38 Pistol: Walther cover

The P.38 Pistol: Walther Revised English first edition features history, variations, serial numbers, production statistics, markings, ammunition, accessories, period photos, and documents. Included is bonus material not included in the original German edition. Color photography. The Walther P.38 is the most iconic pistol produced in World War II. Safe, reliable, stylish, precise, modern. More than a million pistols of this design were produced from 1938 until the 1980s. This results in a wide range of variations – ideal hunting grounds for collectors worldwide. This source-based and detailed book helps you to separate the wheat from the chaff. $100.00 USD

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #375 with Cruel Seas PT Boat or Torpedo Sprue cover

Wargames Illustrated: Issue #375 with Cruel Seas PT Boat or Torpedo Sprue Theme: Empire Building: Four Corners of the World: Rise of Persia under Cyrus the Great; The Ultimate Empire? Rise of Roman Empire; The Punishment of God: Representing Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes on the tabletop; and Manden Kurufaba, the Malian Empire: A pre-gunpowder African empire. Other Articles: Observation Post: News and recap of Crisis show in Antwerp; Painting Cruel Seas Torpedo Boats: How to paint MTBs, PTs and S-Boats; of Scaffolds and Alcohol Baths: 4Ground and 3D printing; Designer's Notes: Albedo Combat Patrol, ACP164: Buck Surdu's Combat Patrol system meets Steve Gallacci's comics; The Race Across Idlib Province: WWI scenario covers Dunsterforce in Middle East; How to Make Mines: 1:300th mines for use with Cruel Seas or any other naval wargame; The Battle of Oudenarde, 1708 – Part 2: 15mm Scenario on the Battle of Oudenarde; Arnhem in Arnhem: Visiting the Netherlands for on-site Bolt Action games; and more. $9.00 USD

Miniature Wargames: Issue # 429 cover

Miniature Wargames: Issue #429 Forward Observer: Reports on Deep Cut Studio; Brigade; History Works; Sally 4th; and more; Send Three and Fourpence: Black Ops scenario – Gardening in the Swat valley; Total Fiasco: show recap; Command Decision: Scenario of Corunna – Spain 1809; All or Nothing: An exploration of a self-inflicted scenario faux pas; Red Storm: Rapid Fire scenario of Operation Able Archer; Fantasy Facts: New sci-fi and fantasy products from Deep Cut; Mantic; Wild West Exodus; Brother Vinni; GZG; and more; Norse Quest: By Crom! Scenarios; Warfare 2018: Recap of Reading show; Kursk Without Tears: Playing the big tank battle; Recce: Book reviews; Wargames Widow: Making a Wadi (dry gulch); Club Directory: Club listings; and more. $9.00 USD

Miniature Wargames: Issue #429 cover

Medieval Warfare: Volume 8.6 Theme: Louis IX and the Seventh Crusade: The King of France Sails to the Middle East – Louis IX Goes on Crusade; The Infantry in the Seventh Crusade – Louis' Foot Soldiers; Landing on the Beaches – The Battle of Damietta; The Sultana of Egypt – Shajar al-Durr; Victory and Disaster Along the Nile – The Battle of Mansura; The Slaves That Ruled an Empire – Mighty Mamluks; Destruction of the Crusader Army in Egypt – Two Rulers Fall; Louis IX Deals With Defeat – Etiam Reges: Even Kings; From Blades to Pommels – Swords of the Crusaders; Warfare in the Films of Shakespeare's Plays – The Game's Afoot. $10.00 USD

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