War Plan Crimson From Tiny battle Publishing.

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May 262016



MONTREAL, September 1, 1939 (Roto-Reuters News Service, Earl Dixon reporting):

WPC.webcoverAmerican President-for-Life Hugh Johnson’s threats over securing unfettered access to the St. Lawrence River became deeds yesterday as troops of the American 1st and 27th Divisions lurched across the border into Canada. Elements of a United States Marine Corps brigade are reported to have landed at the small town of French Village, west of Halifax, and are advancing on the city.

Canadians were summoned to defend their homeland by the newly-appointed Defence Minister, John E. Mitchell.

“We will not permit these American scoundrels to pave our paradise and put up a parking lot,” Mitchell warned. “All true Canadians will rise to defend our unique culture and way of life in this, our country’s hour of need.” (Mitchell was shortly thereafter the subject of a Vote of Censure by the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for having failed to make his remarks in French.)

Meanwhile, all units of the Non-Permanent Active Militia in all Militia Districts have received mobilization orders, though transport and equipment are lacking. Volunteer battalions have spontaneously formed in Montreal and Halifax as university students, local police, townsmen and farmers band together to resist the invasion. And the majesty of the British Empire has begun to make itself felt: a battalion of British troops are reported to have arrived at Quebec City; even more encouraging are sightings of Royal Navy and American ships engaged in heavy exchanges of fire off Halifax.

WAR PLAN CRIMSON is a simulation game of a hypothetical invasion of Canada by the United States some time between 1935 and 1939. The game is for two players, one representing the leader of the armed forces of the United States that could be deployed against Canada (the US player) and the other representing the commander of the Canadian and British forces that would defend against a foreign invasion (the Commonwealth or CW player).

In reality, both countries have enjoyed cordial relations but it is also historical fact that the United States Army did make plans to invade Canada, in the context of the ‘Rainbow’ war plans where potential enemy countries were referenced by colours (Japan was orange, Britain red, and Canada crimson – whence the title of the game). In most cases these plans were created, studied and maintained in order to keep staff officers sharp, but the strategic priorities of an actual plan submitted for consideration in 1935 (seizing Halifax and Montreal in a quick campaign before Britain could intervene decisively) are the obvious ones and have been used as the basic framework for the action in this game.

Game components include:

– 176 tediously square die-cut counters
– a 17×22″ map, showing the environs of Montreal and Halifax at 3 miles per hex
– rules and charts, chock-full of procedural rhetoric
– a plastic bag to smother all of the above

May 242016

Odin’s Ravens from Osprey Games is a race around the world.  It uses card to create an environment where outwitting your opponent may be the only way to win.  It takes seconds to learn and only minutes to play.

Would you believe the simplicity of this game is pretty complicated?  Well, the tactics that can be created certainly are, and you can out think yourself.

Bolt Action: Empires in Flames: The Pacific and the Far East

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Oct 102015

empireBolt Action: Empires in Flames: The Pacific and the Far East



Far from the battlefields of Europe and North Africa, Allied forces fought a very different war against another foe. From the jungles of Burma to the islands of the Pacific and the shores of Australia, this new Theatre Book for Bolt Action allows players to command the spearhead of the lightning Japanese conquests in the East or to fight tooth and nail as Chindits, US Marines and other Allied troops to halt the advance and drive them back. Scenarios, special rules and new units give players everything they need to recreate the ferocious battles and campaigns of the Far East, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa, from Singapore to the Philippines, Iwo Jima and beyond.


Author: Warlord Games

Illustrator: Peter Dennis


128 pages

Bolt Action: US Marines plastic boxed set (30) landing in January from Bolt Action

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Dec 272013

USBolt Action: US Marines plastic boxed set (30)
$40.00 SRP

Guadalcanal. Guam. Tarawa. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Just a few of the brutal conflicts that would immortalize the US Marine Corps as they overcame a stubborn, fanatical enemy in some of the most hostile terrain in the world.

This boxed set contains enough components to build 30 multi-pose plastic WWII US Marines armed with a variety of weapons and equipment.

The models come supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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5 New Releases for Dust Tactics From Fantasy Flight Games

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Jan 192013

Dust Tactics: Operation Icarus

$ 44.95

A new campaign expansion for Dust Tactics, Operation “Icarus” relates the first thrust of a major Allied assault against the Axis forces holding Zverograd’s pivotal airfield. Operation “Icarus” introduces new rules for minefields, trees, and the quonset huts in which the Axis forces await the Allied assault. Two new heroes join the fray, including the Allied superhuman, Sgt. Victory. All these elements come together in seven tense and ferocious scenarios as the blocs of Dust Tactics vie for control of the airfield and the skies.


Dust Tactics: Airfield Accessory Pack QH

$ 19.95

Quonset Huts The Airfield Accessory Pack adds six quonset hut sections to your games of Dust Tactics. Introduced in Operation “Icarus,” quonset huts are a new type of structure that can be erected quickly to provide soldiers with sturdy shelter against the elements. They can also be joined together to create longer structures with a variety of strategic arrangements. The Airfield Accessory Pack allows you to enhance your battlefields, provide your soldiers with cover, and develop your bases.


Dust Tactics: USMC Heavy Weapons Teams

$ 29.95

In the alternate-reality 1940s of Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare, the United States Marine Corps have come to value the ability to move quickly over terrain, and a small team carrying heavy weaponry is sometimes the best option for getting fire support into position. The two squads of the USMC Heavy Weapons Teams are veterans of many campaigns, men who remain fearless even when heavily outnumbered. The Choppers field a .50 cal machine gun, and the Leathernecks batter foes with their 120mm heavy mortar.


Dust Tactics: Horten HO-347

$ 29.95

The two variations of the HO-347 have placed the Axis on the brink of a long-awaited resurgence of air superiority in the fierce battles of Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare. The introduction of VK engines has permitted the Axis’ newest aircraft to fly faster and climb higher than anyone believed to be possible just a few years ago. The Fledermaus III is both a fighter and an effective ground-attack plane while the Fledermaus IV is a fighter/bomber that carries numerous explosives under its fuselage.


Dust Tactics: SSU KV47 Recovery & Demo Walker

$ 19.99

Recovery & Demolition Walker The SSU forces of Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare gain new strategic options for battlefield deployment with the KV47 Recovery & Demolition Walker. Its four different models were developed to allow SSU battlefield forces to recover valuable VK materials and prevent the theft of the SSU’s VK technology. The walker’s armor provides SSU engineers protection from enemy fire in the heat of combat even while its equipment allows them to swiftly salvage materials and fend off enemy infantry and tanks.

Check these and so many more products out at Fantasy Flight Games and start your own war with friends today

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