Pacific Victory Up On Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of Pacific Victory. WWII had numerous theaters of war, each was like a conflict in and of itself, with different countries using different tactics in vastly different environments. The Pacific Theater was unique in that it was two navies fighting it out while aircraft soared overhead and troops embarked on deadly island-hopping expeditions. Bring that action to your tabletop now.
Continue reading

Kingdom of Rogna Book Available From Columbia Games

In the world of Harn, there are those that take to the sea. The kingdom of Rogna, being a set of islands off the coast of Ivinia, is one such place where you’ll find hearty sea-farers on the regular. Now you can bring these raiders and traders to your games, as Columbia Games has released their Kingdom of Rogna book.
Continue reading

Columbia Games Running Combat Infantry: WWII Tactical Game Kickstarter

Columbia Games is looking to fund a new WWII tactical game over on Kickstarter. While there certainly have been many WWII games made over the years, this one looks to be a bit different. The rules are just 12 pages long and the game uses blocks to represent the various units, tanks, and support troops. It gives the game a sort of Stratego vibe, as you’re never 100% sure what’s across the field from you.
Anyway, the game is called Combat Infantry and the campaign is running now.
Continue reading

Worldwide Free Shipping Offer From Columbia Games

Ordering online can let you get some products for a bit cheaper than usual, as well as possibly getting you some things that you might not be able to find in your local shops. But shipping can often turn something from a good deal into more expensive than you’d originally figured. Well, Columbia Games is looking to help with that, having a free shipping deal going on in their webshop.
Continue reading

Review Roundup

It has once again come to Saturday.
I love it when that happens.
Good thing it happens fairly regularly.

So let’s not worry about ceremony too much. Let’s get on with the reviews.

Today we have: Roll for the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalker – Battle for Zendikar Expansion, The Siblings Trouble, the Patchwork App, Circus Flohcati, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Star Wars: Rebellion, Odin’s Ravens, My Happy Farm, The Golden Ages: Cults & Culture, The Last Spike, and Piratoons.

Continue reading

Columbia Con Coming Next Week

If you’re like Ross “The Legend” Thompson, you love conventions. You go to them whenever you can. It seems most of what I see from him is convention photos. As we all know, there are short conventions and longer conventions. You’ve got stuff like Salute which is just a single day. Then there’s weekend-long shows, or extended-weekend like Gen Con. Well, how about a convention that goes on for a full week? Yeah, Prezcon is coming, and Columbia Con is its own mini-convention with it.
Continue reading

Thursday Terrain Corner

We’re working ourselves down the hill of the week and starting to gain speed. Thursday’s here and that means it’s time to try and get your tables looking as good as they possibly can.

In today’s Terrain Corner we have: New Scenic Terrain Pieces From Antimatter Games, New Iron Fence From Puppets War, Free Harn Map Available, and Manorhouse Workshop Forgotten Halls : first glance behind the scenes.

Continue reading

Mid-Week Snippets

Wednesday is once again upon us, dear TGN readers. We’ve been having a busy week at the office. I’m working on a few review articles that’re coming up, and yesterday we shot a new unboxing video.

But that’s as may-be. We’ve also collected various bite-sized stories and present them to you now.

This batch has: Okumarts Games releases Star Sailors for White Star, Two New Cowboys Added to Steam Horses Kickstarter Line Up, New Skirmish Sangin Scenario Free to Download, New Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, The Last Days for The Last Spike on Kickstarter, Heer46 Announces Upcoming Indiegogo Campaign, Space Goblin Campaigner free during June at The Ion Age, New Aegis Suit Satin Varnish from The Army Painter, Celestial Knight by Kabuki Models: WIP, Age of Tyrants website launched, Golem Miniatures Launches Indiegogo Campaign, Pedion Modular Battlefields Kickstarter Going Into Stretch Goals, New Range rulers for WWII armies from Warchimera, New Orc Flying Ace from Kromlech, Manorhouse Workshop Update #29 – Modular Underground Project – First Pieces in Hard Plastic, and Deep-Cut Studio releases new gaming mat for futuristic football.

Continue reading

Columbia Games Running The Last Spike Railway Game Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Last Spike, their new railway-building game. The game incorporates both cooperative and competitive elements into it, as by only working together will the railroad be built, but along the way, players will be trying to get the most from the land the railway may cross over. The game is entirely skill-based, as there aren’t any dice or anything like that. So it’s through your shrewd play alone that will have you being the fattest railroad tycoon of them all.
Continue reading

New Harn Releases: Harnworld & Harndex 3rd ed.

Columbia Games has a new edition of Harnworld and the Harndex available over on their website.

5001-harnworld-cover

Source

From the release:

Brand new 3rd editions of Hârnworld and Hârndex are now available. These are now 2 separate products. Note: Hârnworld and Hârndex will not be sent to HârnQuest subscribers automatically.

HârnWorld is a detailed, realistic, flexible, and system-neutral setting for fantasy role-playing games. Since 1983, HârnWorld has been used by thousands of people across the world to run a wide array of medieval fantasy adventures. HârnWorld can accommodate whatever style of campaign you are looking for, whether your player characters are knights, mages, barbarians, clerics, noble lords, mercenaries, gladiators, craftsmen, merchants, thieves, or even simple peasants yearning for adventure.

Columbia Games posts Victory in Europe Progress Update

Columbia Games lets us know how things have been progressing along with their Victory in Europe game since their Kickstarter.

3402-KS-Main-Picture-post-project-400

Source

From the update:

We are playtesting and editing, finding ways to improve V. E. every day. A new rules beta has been posted today. Editors with keen eyes for clarity and typos are encouraged to read and comment.

Drafts of all of the artwork will be shared in the coming weeks. Shown below is the Axis Order of Battle card showing which Axis units start the game in 1939 and which can be built as the war progresses.

Victory in Europe achieves victory on Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new board game, Victory in Europe. They’ve already made more than their goal with 24 days still to go in the campaign.

Source

From the campaign:

Strategic block wargame of World War II, for 2 players or teams. Plays in 3-5 hours on an oval map of Europe. Ends on VE Day, May 8th.

Final Hours for Columbia Games’ Bobby Lee on Kickstarter

Columbia Games’ Bobby Lee is another of the Kickstarters ending today. They’ve made it over their goal, so it’s trying to add some stretch goals before time runs out.

Source

From the campaign:

Stretch Goal #2 ($25,000): Entrenchment blocks

Stretch Goal #1 (included): No need to fight over the dice. Since we reached our $20,000 goal, we will include four extra dice, four Blue & Gold for the USA player, and four Gray & Black for the CSA player. These are top quality, 16mm dice, with rounded corners.

Final Days for Bobby Lee by Columbia Games over on Kickstarter

Columbia Games are in their final days over on Kickstarter for Bobby Lee, their American Civil War board game. They’ve posted up a couple versions of the beta-test rules for people to look over. They’re pretty close to their goal.

Source

From the campaign:

This game brings to life the most dramatic event in American history, the American Civil War. The game focuses on the one hundred miles between the two rival capitals of Washington and Richmond. For four years, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by the incomparable Robert E. Lee (known as Bobby Lee to his soldiers) defended these few bloody miles against superior Union strength in men and supply.

Columbia Games running Bobby Lee Kickstarter campaign

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Bobby Lee, their Civil War board game.

Source

From the campaign:

This game brings to life the most dramatic event in American history, the American Civil War. The game focuses on the one hundred miles between the two rival capitals of Washington and Richmond. For four years, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by the incomparable Robert E. Lee (known as Bobby Lee to his soldiers) defended these few bloody miles against superior Union strength in men and supply.

New HarnQuest releases posted by Columbia Games

Columbia Games has several new supplemental books available as part of their HarnQuest line.

From the release:

The August HârnQuest has been released. Subscribers have been mailed their copies and nonsubscribers can now purchase individual articles from Columbia Games (print) or RPGNow (PDF).

4th edition of Napoleon now available from Columbia Games

Columbia Games has their 4th edition of their Napoleon miniatures game available over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

Fourth Edition! A new 4th edition, funded on KICKSTARTER, is now available. The success of the Kickstarter campaign has made Napoléon better for everyone – all 4th edition copies has metallic foil unit labels and a deluxe map and battleboards.

The 4th edition brings the game back to its 1st edition roots with some improvements. Napoléon can be played by two or three players.

New articles for Harn coming from Columbia Games

Columbia Games has some new articles coming for their world of Harn focusing on various regions and some animal life in the game.

From the update:

The next HarnQuest will contain the first of a new series of articles that I am pretty excited about. These 2 page locations will be short articles on specific location through out Harn. We have a long list of them on our To-Do list, and a pile of them developed to some degree.

Basic idea of these two pagers is to develop specific sites in already published material. These will develop guilded occupations(Apothecary, Weaponcrafters, etc.) , non guilded (Artist, Baker, Fisherman,etc.), Religious sites (Temples, shrines, and graveyards), Wilderness locations (Caves, Trader huts, and barbarian sites), and Lairs for any manner of beasts.
Continue reading

Columbia Games offering free shipping for all Wizard Kings items

Columbia Games has decided to do free shipping on all of their Wizard Kings items for the rest of June.

From the announcement:

FREE SHIPPING worldwide for all Wizard Kings items.

Applies to the Wizard Kings base game, Heroes and Treasures and Ancient Kings expansions armies and Mapsets.

Valid through June 30th.

Napoleon 4th Edition available to order from Columbia Games

Columbia Games has started taking orders for their new Napoleon 4th Edition book.

From the announcement:

A new 4th edition, funded on Kickstarter, will be available in June 2013. The game is in final production now (locally) and will be shipped before the end of the month. The final artwork and graphics are fantastic.

The success of the Kickstarter campaign has made Napoléon better for everyone – all 4th edition copies will have metallic foil unit labels and a deluxe map and battleboards.

Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign last days on Kickstarter

Columbia Games is in their last couple days on Kickstarter with their Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign updating and re-releasing of the classic strategy game. They’ve made well over their goal, but there’s always more options to add on.

From the campaign:

Napoléon is a strategy game for two or three players that simulates the Waterloo Campaign. The time is June 15th, 1815. A French army commanded by the great Napoléon is ready to invade the Southern Nederlands (now Belgium) where two Allied armies, one Anglo-Dutch led by the Duke of Wellington, and one Prussian led by Marshal Blücher are gathering strength to invade France. The French are concentrated and have the early advantage, but the Allies, if they can unite, are stronger.