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Introducing War Stories


If you have been listening to the podcast you know that we have another game on Kickstarter called War Stories: Red Storm. Actually we have both Red Storm (east front) and War Stories: Liberty Road (western theater) both on Kickstarter simultaneously sold either separately or in one large package.

This is a World War II block game which can also be played as a miniatures game. We have the rights to the World of Tanks Museum minis as well as sculpts from 21st Century Toys for the Liberty Road minis. So basically we have a lot of cool pre-painted tanks, anti tanks, and trucks which may be used in the game. You don’t need the minis to play as it works great as a block only game. But the minis just look damn cool.

The idea behind War Stories is to take what is normally a fairly complex genre (World War II tactical games) and break it down into a very easy to learn and play game with all of the detail and charts and minutiae boiled down into cards.

Check out the Kickstarter videos. I made the videos so if they look cheap — that’s all me baby! It’s already funded but we’d like to keep it rolling.

In other news, I have been knee deep in the development of Tomorrow. It’s winding down and I am really happy with how it’s turned out. We have added stuff like espionage, new objectives, discovery cards, reworked how diplomacy and cyber warfare functions — a lot of new stuff. I submitted the first draft of the “final” manual and when that’s done I will post a link so people can download it.

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I can’t wait to show if off this summer.

Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

8 thoughts to “Introducing War Stories”

  1. What’s this marketing scum?!?! Bill needs to redact the frivolous portions like he use to do on PR posts. Loved those posts.

    Oh, wait … ??

  2. Oh, those figures. So, so pretty. And so, so expensive. Games sound intriguing too.

    Bill, you are a Bad Man for exposing us to this kind of temptation. I’m covering my eyes and ears now, and by the time I take my hands away, I want this filth gone, you hear?

  3. Congratulations on your success Bill. You are one hell of a pitch man. I’m seriously considering buying one of your games, and I’ve never been into board gaming at all.

    Which Conquistador game is best for a group of reasonably intelligent adults with little or no board gaming experience?

    1. The New Science is easy to learn and has a lot of player interaction for a Eurogame.

      The game I am working on now, Tomorrow, I think fits the bill as well. I’ll have an update on that one as soon as the rules are finalized.

  4. This is looking really awesome- for some reason, I’m a sucker for any kind of comic art in a WWII game.

    The World of Tanks stuff is really awesome, I used to have a bunch of it. They’ll make for great pieces.

    Betcha the East Front outsells the West.

    1. I don’t doubt it. What I like about War Stories..a scenario takes 30 minutes. It’s as simple as C&C to play but takes less time to setup.

      Plus, tanks!

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