Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New from GMT Games! Clash of Giants: Civil War, Wing Leader Supremacy 1943-45 & Fields of Despair!

Release Date: January 2017

Clash of Giants: Civil War

$55.00 SRP

Clash of Giants: Civil War takes the game system from Ted S. Raicer's popular and critically acclaimed Clash of Giants WWI series to two of the storied battles of the American Civil War: Second Bull Run and Gettysburg. CoG: Civil War uses a modified version of the chit-pull Activation system of Clash of Giants II: Campaigns of Galicia and First Ypres, 1914, while retaining the CoG combat system. Every (mostly brigade-level) unit has a Tactical Efficiency Rating based on its morale, training, leadership, and experience, but even a poor unit can have a heroic moment, while the Iron Brigade might not always be made of iron. It is a true player's system, which produces realistic results without a lot of fiddly procedures, and allows players to concentrate on the game rather than the rules.

Units in CoG: Civil War are mostly infantry brigades, (with the odd cavalry brigade or demi-brigade). Each day is divided into four day turns and one night turn. The maps depict woods, hills, steep hexsides, railway cuts and embankments, roads, rivers, creeks, bridges, towns, marshy ground, and the Devil's Den at Gettysburg.

1-2 players
Ages 12+ 

Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945

$79.00 SRP

WING LEADER: Supremacy 1943-1945 is the second volume of GMT's exciting Wing Leader game series, which started with Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942. WING LEADER allows you to play out large-scale aerial combats in World War II.

Based on a unique side-scrolling view, WING LEADER: Supremacy 1943-1945 lets you recreate the climactic air battles at the end of the war. Scenarios feature fights above the Reich, Normandy, Italy, Romania, the Eastern Front, and the Pacific. Players fly squadrons and flights, attempting to intercept raids or fend off marauding fighters in fast-playing games that take between 90 and 120 minutes. Rules cover late war armaments such as air-to-air rockets and jet aircraft.

WING LEADER: Supremacy 1943-1945 is a stand-alone game and features more aircraft, more squadrons, and more battles. When combined with its sister game, WING LEADER: Victories 1940-1942, this second volume creates an experience that spans the entire war.


  • Rule Book
  • Scenario Book
  • 22 x 34" Mounted Map
  • 700 Counters in four counter sheets
  • 48 2.5 x 3.5" Aircraft Data Cards
  • Two Wing Displays
  • Three Player Aid Cards
  • Two six-sided Dice

2 players

Release Date: February 2017

Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918

$99.00 SRP

Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 is a 2-player hex-based strategic level block war game set on the Western Front of the First World War. Players take control of the Allies or Central Powers fighting the war on land, at sea, and in the air all the while making tough economic and technological decisions at home.

Fields of Despair has a unique block system designed to maintain the fog of war throughout the entire game. In most games, block combat values range from one to four. In Fields of Despair the range is zero to twenty.

The range in values makes Fields of Despair a very deceptive game. Players can build up a large force with a single block instead of giving away their strategy with a stack of blocks.

Movement is simple and free flowing. Players are allowed to "make change" during the movement phase. Thus a block with a combat value of 16 could be broken in two blocks of 8 before moving, or conversely two blocks could be combined into one. Zero-value blocks known as "Deception" blocks could also be part of the exchange. Thus after every movement phase you never really know the strength of your enemy.

The fog of war isn't lost after first contact with the enemy. Blocks remain hidden even when enemies occupy the same hex and stay hidden until one player decides to allocate an air squadron for reconnaissance or sends his men across no man's land.

2 players
Ages 13+
3 hour playing time 

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