LIGHTNING AND STEEL
The Battles of Piotrków Trybunalski
September 4-5, 1939

The German attack on Poland, codenamed “Case White,” on September 2nd, 1939 was a gamble on Hitler’s part. He wagered Poland’s allies of France and Great Britain would once again cave-in to his demands and not oppose his invasion. Even if they did, a lightning-fast war (blitzkrieg) would make mote any of their objections once the rival to the east was subjugated. That a mutual defense treaty stipulating an invasion from the east by the Soviet Union only “sealed the deal” and further secured Hitler’s risk.

Historically the Germans were stymied in their attempt to take Piotrków Trybunalski. Encouraged, and also increasingly desperate, the Poles launched their even larger counter-offensive at the Bzura River a few days later with the main effort once again made against the German XVI Corps. That offensive alarmed the German High Command, and only compelled the Prusy Army to retreat due to German breakthroughs elsewhere.

Game contents:
One 11
" x 17" map | 108, double sided unit counters and markers | One Player Aid Sheet | One rule book

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Contributors to High Flying Dice Games: Paul Rohrbaugh, Tim Allen, Antonio Pinar Pena, Nils Johansson, Perry Moore, Pieter-Jan deWilde, Roberto Chiavini, John Theissen, Mark H. Sheppard, Ilya Kudriashov and Pierre Razoux

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MUD, BLOOD & STEEL
The Battles of Hoveyeh
January 5-7, 1981

By the end of 1980 Iraq's invasion of Iran had degenerated into bloody stalemate all along the front. Iran was able to mobilize over two hundred thousand newly recruited citizen-soldiers into their Pasdaran, and both sides rushed additional regular army troops and equipment to the front lines. The Iranian military high command wanted to await the end of the winter rains to launch an offensive in the Spring that would drive the Iraqi's out of Islamic Republic.

However, the Iranian clergy, that headed the government, did not trust the lay and military leaders, many of whom the clergy suspected of harboring pro-Shah or anti-fundamentalist adherents, and ordered a more limited but immediate offensive in early January. Dubbed Operation Nasr (Victory), the offensive at Hoveyzeh sought to break through and drive back the Iraqi units that threatened the crucial city of Ahwaz.

Game contents:
One 11
" x 17" map | 30 double sided unit counters and markers | One rule book

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As a grand strategic card driven game with boxes, instead of hexagons, and for 4 month turns. The card driven system maintains suspense and obliges the players to coordinate carefully their actions.

This game design is by newcomer Pierre Razoux, author of several books on the Middle East and held positions as researcher at the NATO College in Rome with responsibility for the Middle East, Research Director for "compared strategic thoughts" at the Strategic Research Institute of the Ecole Militaire.

This game will feature a 17" x 22" map, about 88 unit counters, a deck of cards as well as an illustrated rule book.

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September's Eagles

The first Thompson Trophy contest was a six lap race about a course marked by three pylons. As planes became increasingly more powerful and fast, and the numbers of attendees grew by thousands each year, the length and challenge of the race also increased. Nearly each year the number of pylons and size of the race course, as well as the number of laps, were increased. The risk and toll on planes and pilots also rose. From the very first in Cleveland, air racing was marked as the most dangerous of all sports.

September's Eagles recreates the excitement of the Golden Age of Air Racing. The game is for 2-4 players with an Action Card Deck using interactive play to fly the airplanes and wreak havoc among the other players.

Game contents:
54 card Action Deck | 33 Pilot Cards | 36 Plane Cards | 22" x 34" racing map | 36 Plane tokens and various game markers | 16 page Racing Program | 20 page illustrated Rule Book | 4 Player Mats




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