Crusader Rex Review on Wargamer.com

I’ve added a link to a review of Crusader Rex on The Wargamer.com. The reviewer enjoyed the game and rates it highly.

In the review, he comments that the English soldier on the back cover of the box, might be a likeness of a Columbia staffer. That’s certainly worth a chuckle. In truth, the artist has never met any of us and the resemblance is mere chance. Unless there’s something I don’t know…

http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3226

WBC winners!

Results (in brief) from the Columbia Games events at the 2006 World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster, PA.

War of 1812 had 24 players and winner was Scott Cornett.

Liberty had 30 players and winner was Todd Treadway.

Hammer of the Scots had 25 players and winner was George Seary.

Napoleon had 10 players and winner was Jim Miller.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all participants

Alamo map preview

A draft preview of the map for Remember The Alamo, our upcoming game about the Texas Revolution has been posted. Visit:

http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3212

Comments are welcome. Tom Dalgliesh would like to hear from you at: tom@columbiagames.com

Liberty Scenarios

Three short (one-year) scenarios for Liberty: American Revolution have been posted to:

http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3021

Liberty Scenario 1775 (PDF 56K)
Liberty Scenario 1776 (PDF 56K)
Liberty Scenario 1777 (PDF 56K)

Thanks to Alan Marian for creating these excellent mini-games.

Crusader Rex rules 1.4

Crusader Rex rules version 1.4 has been released. Click here.

Changes include further revision to Winter Campaigns and higher costs for rebuilding Saracen Emirs unless located in their home seats.

German crusaders can now arrive in Antioch or Aleppo, requiring more Saracen force to garrison the north. Also each crusader army now enters play with 1 group move once all three blocks have been drawn.

War of 1812 sold out

We have sold out of War of 1812!

Plans are afoot for new edition and are entertaining thoughts about how to revise it.

One of the prevailing ideas is to use large (24mm) blocks (like in Hammer of the Scots, Crusader Rex, etc.) and new label art.

We’re also contemplating making [optional] expansion units available when we print the stickers.

In other respects the game has been around a long time and it doesn’t seem necessary to change it.

Input is welcome on the forum or via e-mail.

Crusader Rex

Crusader Rex has been nominated for the 2005 Charles S. Roberts award in the Best Pre-WW2 category.

Results will be announced at the WBC in Lancaster, PA next month!

EastFront 2nd Edition

The rules (free PDF) for EastFront 2nd Edition have been posted.

Visit

http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3405

EastFront 2nd Edition

At long last preorders for EastFront 2nd Ed. are in the mail!

We’ve already printed the WestFront 2nd Ed. maps and stickers and are planning to work quickly toward printing the remaining parts to that game. Anticipated release is August 1. Billing of preorders will occur around July 15th. EuroFront will not far behind…

We held back a very small number (around 50 copies) of the 4 map set untrimmed and unfolded. For the highly dedicated EuroFront gamer, these 4 maps are available to buy (until we sell out). The maps are shipped in a large poster tube – the set of 4 is $99. To order this set go to:

http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/zoom.cfg?product_id=3011B