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Please check out our Spearpoint 1943 Map Expansion on Kickstarter

Please head over to our Kickstarter project page for our Frontline General:…

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Added by Byron Collins on November 21, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Free Shipping Offer (worldwide) + Latest News from Collins Epic Wargames

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Added by Byron Collins on January 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Spearpoint 1943 (WWII Card Wargame) Released and Available Worldwide

Launched at Origins 2010, Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 is available worldwide in local game stores and online. I'd like to thank our Consimworld supporters for your interest and support of the game. Also, if you are one of the many gamers who stopped by at Origins, thanks for taking the time to chat with me and find out more about our games or even run through a demo or two.…

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Added by Byron Collins on July 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — 19 Comments

Read a full preview of Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943, the new fast tactical WWII card game from Collins Epic Wargames

I'd like to invite you all to read a full preview (13Mb PDF link) of our new fast-playing (30 minutes) tactical WWII card game, Frontline…

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Added by Byron Collins on February 9, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Collins Epic Wargames Marine Toys for Tots drive + Free game from your BGG wishlist

If you're not also a boardgamegeek.com user, please pardon this post! If you are, please read on and see how you may win a free game (any game on your BGG wishlist, value of at least $50) and help out some less-fortunate kids at the same time.



I'm doing something a bit different this year and I wanted to invite ConsimWorlders in on it. I'm giving away a free game from your www.boardgamegeek.com wishlist through the… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on November 25, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 Card Game Available for Preorder

Spearpoint 1943 Box Art by Mark Mahaffey



Box Art by Mark Mahaffey



Now available for preorder from Collins Epic Wargames. Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 is a fast-playing WWII card-based combat game that uses tactical squad-level Unit Cards and Command Cards to simulate combat along the tip of the spear, or Spearpoint, of the battle. Each 30 minute game is one intense… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on November 4, 2009 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Video Preview of final artwork / functional design of Map for Frontline General: San Pietro Infine now online



I’ve completed the first video component preview of my upcoming game Frontline General: San Pietro Infine, focusing on the game’s final map artwork by Mark Mahaffey and its functional design. The video includes a preview of the entire map, an explanation of all of the functional symbols used on the map in lieu of terrain types, and a brief intro… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on September 16, 2009 at 5:41pm — 2 Comments

Wargamers at Historicon next week?

Anyone else heading to Historicon next week (July 16-19, 2009) in Lancaster, PA?

If you're not familiar with the con, it's HMGS-East's biggest annual convention and is mostly miniatures-centric. If you're planning to attend, stop by our booth and say hey (Collins Epic Wargames).

Historicon Website

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Added by Byron Collins on July 7, 2009 at 6:27am — 2 Comments

New from Collins Epic Wargames - Frontline General: San Pietro Infine Preorder



New from Collins Epic Wargames, Frontline General: San Pietro Infine is now available for preorder!



Entirely tactical, this wargame covers the WWII Battle of San Pietro in its entirety through a series of challenging scenarios. New US, German, and Italian units represent the full historic strength of the fighting forces that struggled for control of the mountains Sammucro, Lungo, and Rotondo, and the small village of San Pietro… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on May 13, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

Frontline General: San Pietro Infine Announced - Box Art Preview below



Collins Epic Wargames is planning to offer Frontline General: San Pietro Infine for preorder in May 2009 at a significant discount for early orders. Entirely tactical, this wargame covers the WWII Battle of San Pietro in its entirety through a series of challenging scenarios. New US, German, and Italian units represent the full historic strength of the fighting forces that struggled for control of the mountains Sammucro, Lungo, and… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on April 10, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Video Previews, Tutorials, and More from Collins Epic Wargames

In the near future, I'll be launching some previews of my next game, Frontline General: San Pietro Infine, with the help of a tool called Jing, a video creation program. Through Jing, I'll verbalize and visually present some aspects of the working design, direction I'm heading, and more!



Also, I'll be using Jing to provide video combat examples and walkthrus of our existing released game, Frontline General: Italian Campaign… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on March 26, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

What are your requirements for Platoon Level Tactical Consims?

As I move forward with development of a new game that expands and refines elements of the Frontline General tactical system, I am requesting some information from wargamers regarding your expectations (as stakeholders) for Platoon level tactical consims.



I appreciate all responses, especially responses that are specific, brief, and avoid comparisions to existing game systems if possible. Step back and assume that a platoon level consim does not currently exist. In… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on February 27, 2009 at 11:02am — 9 Comments

Mini-Contest Announcement from Collins Epic Wargames

I want to share this with CSW members as well. I've set up a small contest on Boardgamegeek in the Wargaming forums there. We're giving away one free copy of our first wargame, Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction, simply for checking out the game's page and adding it to your BGG wishlist if it's something you may enjoy.





It's our way of saying Thanks for a great 2008- our first year as a publisher- and… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on January 8, 2009 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

First review of Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction posted online

Richard Mataka, who has played and reviewed games for years and has been a part of the gaming industry for quite some time, has posted the first formal review of our first WWII game Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction, on his website:



Review of Frontline General:ICI



I met up with Richard and his friend John at Gen Con Indy and once again at Fall In this past weekend. These two long-time… Continue

Added by Byron Collins on November 10, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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