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Free Shipping for Spearpoint 1943 (Worldwide)!

  

We're bringing back our most popular offer of 2010!  Despite another increase in USPS and UPS shipping rates this month, we're offering to ship you our Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 game anywhere in the world for FREE.  Simply enter coupon code 43FREESHIP upon checkout in our online store after adding a copy of Spearpoint 1943 to your cart!  Offer expires Feb 11, 2011.

 

Please visit our online store to take advantage of this offer today!

 

Spearpoint 1943 Village and Defensive Line Map Expansion Update - Final Art!

We're excited to announce that final artwork by Marc von Martial is now complete for the Village and Defensive Line Map Expansion barring a few minor items.  Two display prints (one of each map side) are currently being printed for use at upcoming conventions for demo purposes.  The first public look at the game for players will occur at Williamsburg Muster February 4th-6th (convention info below) where anyone may play a demo game or two using our prototype copy of the game featuring production artwork.  We've even posted an event on the Muster's Preliminary Event Listing that will occur Friday night Feb 4th beginning around 6pm- we'll run an official game or two using the new expansion and one or more scenarios.  

 

This expansion is turning out to be an incredibly fun way to add additional depth to your copy of Spearpoint 1943 and the artwork and components are stunning!  Take a look (below the box art) at one of the Infantry Trench Feature Tiles for use on the Defensive Line side of the board, which is set in Italy, Winter 1943.  Please consider locking in a preorder for the expansion if you haven't already- we only need about 220 more preorders to go to print!

 

 

   

Box Cover Artwork by Marc von Martial
Actual box size: 13" x 9-3/4" x 2"

 

 

Damaged Trench Feature Tile (#16) (low res)

Artwork by Marc von Martial
Actual size: 3.8" x 3.8", mounted, die-cut

 

 

The "Lost" Full Southern Italy Map for Italian Campaign Introduction Coming Soon as a PnP Download on Wargame Vault

 

 

Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction

Box Artwork by Mark Mahaffey
 

Our first game, Frontline General: Italian Campaign Introduction, is a campaign system that drives tactical miniatures battles.  Battles are generated from an operational level map and they may be resolved there or on a miniatures table for more detail.  We made a few force size abstractions to help make this flow smoothly, but it works, and players of the original game still enjoy the game today.  Mark Mahaffey originally created a full-size map of Southern Italy (you may have seen it at a convention) but we only released a portion of that map with the game back in 2008.  The MSRP would have sky-rocketed at the inclusion of a 60"x50" map in a low quantity print run and it was just too risky at the time.  This map is about the size of four typical 34"x22" wargame maps put together!

 

 

 

Frontline General: Italian Campaign Full Southern Italy Map

"ICI Game in progress at Williamsburg Muster, 2009"

Map Artwork by Mark Mahaffey

 

Recently, we tried to figure out a way to release this very beautiful Mark Mahaffey map and considered printing it in a low quantity print run, using print-on-demand services, or releasing it as a Print-And-Play product.  We feel the best way to offer it to you is through Wargame Vault, who specialize in providing print-and-play wargaming products from many different publishers.  We will soon be listing the map's full resolution PDF on Wargame Vault for download at a very reasonable price.  Interested players of ICI may then download the map file and have it printed at any large-format printer near them (or at work- gasp!).  This is ultimately the cheapest option for you, the player, because it eliminates shipping if you have it printed locally, helps support us and the folks at Wargame Vault, and best of all, expands your Italian Campaign Introduction play area to a massive 60"x50" map area (20.8 square feet!) encompassing all of southern Italy.  We certainly hope you'll embrace this idea and consider purchasing the map once it is uploaded to WGV (a future update will let you know as soon as it is online)!  Please let us know what you think!

 

 

Spearpoint 1943 Learning Tournament at Williamsburg Muster Feb 5th, 2011

We invite you to participate in a "learning tournament" of Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 hosted by the designer at Williamsburg Muster 2011 on Feb 5th starting at 6pm.  Open to all players new and experienced alike, the tournament focuses on FUN.  We'll be running a variety of 30 minute Standard and Situation Spearpoint 1943 games and will be giving out prizes to all participants.  Sign up early at the show in the Collins Epic Wargames booth area.

 

Reminder!  Join us at Williamsburg Muster and Prezcon in February 2011

We're excited to return to both Williamsburg Muster and PrezCon as a vendor in February 2011.  Please join us at either Virginia convention for some great gaming, demos, tournaments and more.  Information about each show is provided below:

 

Williamsburg Muster 2011 - Feb 4-6, Williamsburg, VA

 

This year's theme "Churchill's Wars"

 

Hosted by the Old Dominion Military Society.  "Our aim is to host a convention that features as many interesting participation games and events as possible, of interest to a broad range of gamers."

"We feature primarily Miniatures Games and Board Games, but welcome others as well.  In addition to all the many games you can participate in, we offer a selection of excellent Hobby Vendors, as well as a complimentary hospitality suite."

"This year, 2011, will be our third year, and we hope you can come and have a great time gaming with us in the historic Colonial Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia!"

 

Website Link

 

PrezCon 2011 - Feb 23-27, Charlottesville, VA

 

"PrezCon, Inc. is proud to host its annual Winter Board Gaming Convention.  Over the years, PrezCon has grown from a small, regional convention to the big event it now is, drawing attendees from all over the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. We will be running 85+ Tournaments with many Demos to boot! The events will include some of your old favorites, Euro Games, as well as some of the Classic War Games. We will continue this year our Classic War Game games. The Newest Track (Block Games) will offer some of your favorite wooden block games from several publishers."

 

Website Link

 

Hope to see you at either show!

 

Collins Epic Wargames

www.frontlinegeneral.com

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