HistoriKC Fest returns for four days in 2023

HistoriKC Fest is happy to announce that we will be returning to the Holiday Inn & Suites Overland Park-West for our 2023 event. The game room will open on Thursday evening, August 17th, and the convention will run through Sunday, August 20th. Featured designer and event announcements, together with registration information, will be announced in the coming months.

When: August 17-20, 2023
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Overland Park-West, Overland Park, Kansas
Details and Website: HistoriKC Fest Website

You can also stay informed by joining the HistoriKC Fest Kansas City Facebook Group.

WW3 Con debuts in Bellevue, WA, February 2023

A convention dedicated to wargaming the greatest war that never happened –
NATO and Warsaw Pact fighting it out.

First ever of its kind, WW3 Con features a collection of gamers and designers from around the world gaming the war that never happened. Six Days at an amazing venue (Hotel 116 in Bellevue, WA) that will give gamers the time and space to play their favorite WW3 monsters – NATO, Third World War, either of Thin Red Lines amazing series and so many others.

When: February 1-6, 2023
Where: Hotel 116 in Bellevue, WA
Details and Registration: WW3 Con Website

J.D. Webster releases Fighting Wings – Six Pack #1

J.D. Webster has released an expansion for the Fighting Wings games system on Wargame Vault: Fighting Wings Expansion – Six Pack #1.

The Expansion includes 6 scenarios and background information and aircraft data cards for the following new aircraft:
1. Gloster Gladiator
2. Fairey Swordfish Mk.I
3. Hawker Hurricane Mk.IA
4. Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
5. Fiat CR.42 Falco
6. Macchi MC.200 Saetta.

I’ll quickly add that I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Buffalo Wings last year and can’t wait until I can dive deeper into the fantastic Fighting Wings Series.

Quick Setups for Nevsky and Almoravid Available from GMT

Image from GMT Games

GMT Games has made available two quickstart scenarios for Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242 and Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086, two games in the Levy and Campaign Series by Volko Ruhnke.

As someone who found the initial Levy phase of Nevsky a hurdle to first time play, the quickstart guide for Nevsky was very helpful in serving as a gateway to the Campaign phase of the game. If you are interested in seeing how actions are carried out in Levy and Campaign before you commit lords and resources in the Levy phase, I highly recommend you check out the guides below.

Nevsky PDF

Almoravid PDF

As of December’s GMT update, Almoravid: Reconquista and Riposte in Spain, 1085-1086 was ‘At the Printer’ with no ship date yet. Hopefully we see the game in early 2022.

The US Civil War Update Kit Rules Available Now.

GMT has made available the final Basic Rulebook, Advanced Naval Rulebook, Player Aid Cards, and Setup Cards for the reprint The US Civil War.
Download them here.

In the most recent GMT Games updated (November 23, 2021) The US Civil War, 2nd Printing Game and Update Kite were marked as “At the Printer”.

The 2nd Printing Game is available here.
The Update Kit is available here.