This 1 on 1 card game recreates the drama of the day Allied soldiers went ashore in occupied France, 6 June 1944. Each of the historic landing beaches – Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah – is represented by its own card, as are the defending German divisions and attacking Allied units. The Allies must marshal their resources to gain and secure control of as many beaches as they can by day’s end: a run-through of the 110-card deck.
However, the Axis has the starting advantage; the Allies need to avoid being caught dead in the water. Although most units are preassigned to a beach, each game is won or lost by the placement of cards that provide additional forces or support. Not only is the state of each beach important to consider for these decisions, but also the geography of the coastline – after a beach has been won, the victorious forces can flank adjacent beaches. Both players must always be thinking ahead, looking for ways to best utilise their cards down the line.
Pre-order 1812: The Invasion of Canada now you’ll get instant access to the beta on Steam for PC, Mac & Linux. Currently the beta is playable hotseat for up to 5 players and future updates will include the AI opponent and online multiplayer!
(regular price will be $24.99)
We’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing Academy Games‘ excellent 1812: The Invasion of Canada board game to PC, Mac, Linux, iPad and Android in June!
You can find out more about the game (including a preview video and screenshots) by clicking here.
The AI opponent for the main 1775 scenario and also the short version has been vastly improved. We’ve also tweaked the Quebec AI to make it more challenging.
The camera has been changed so it now moves smoother. Also when you zoom in, it now moves towards where you are pointing the mouse to, so you can focus in on areas of the map with ease.
Game Manual Additions
We’ve added an example of Movement and a Battle to help players who are new to the game understand the mechanics.
A new “Southern Theatre” scenario is now available as free DLC on the PC and Mac! Note this scenario will also be available as paid DLC on iOS and Android soon.
Tank Battle: East Front is now available for PC and Mac!
Tank Battle: East Front is an exhilarating turn based strategy game from the creators of Tank Battle: 1944 and Civil War: 1863. Use hex based tactical combat to dominate foes on the Russian front of the Second World War. Fight as the Germans or the Soviets in a series of ever more complex missions.
Save 10% at HexWar.com until 7th April 2017
Enter code: EASTLAUNCH when placing your order to apply the discount!
($4.49 with 10% discount code applied, regular price $4.99)