The Battles of Mechili
January 24-25, 1941

On December 9, 1940 the British launched their offensive, called Operation Compass, against the Italian 10th Army in the Egyptian frontier border with Libya. The British were vastly outnumbered, and the offensive’s goals were limited in scope (it was just supposed to be a “five day raid”). However, it wasn’t long before the surprised and poorly-led Italians were in headlong retreat.

Following the capture of the Italian fortress at Bardia, the Italian retreat turned into a full-scale rout. All that stood between the British and complete victory were the remnants of the Italian Strategic Reserve, the Sabratha 60th Infantry Division and the Babini Armor Group (roughly a brigade) who were dug-in at the frontier village of Mechili. The war’s first major tank battle in North Africa occurred here as the British vanguard ran into an Italian force that was ready and primed for a fight.

Game contents:
One 8
½" x 11" map | 56 double sided unit counters and markers | 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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The Battles of Overloon
September 25-October 19, 1944

Forgotten Battles is a low to moderate complexity game on the largest tank battle fought in The Netherlands during World War II.

The Allied Market-Garden offensive in September ended in a frustrating loss and the Germans occupying a salient in the Allied lines east of Nijmegen. Seeking to destroy the German threat that was centered on the crucial crossroads town of Overloon, as well as possibly
resuming the drive to the Rhine, the British 2nd Army launched a series of offensives that took place throughout the last week of September and the first three weeks of October. The battles that occurred were often fought in torrential rains and marked by heavy
casualties on all sides.

Game contents:
11" x 17" maps | 220 single sided unit counters and markers | Two sets of charts | 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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