Living the Dream
My very first board game at the old age of 13 was Avalon Hill’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich which I had purchased at Toys R Us of all places. It’s still one of my favoriate board games to this day. I can’t truly remember my first computer game but I think it was East Front on my Atari 800 computer.

Some of my favoriate game designers are Mark Herman and Eric Lee Smith on the table top and Gary Grigsby, Norm Koger on a digital platform. There are many other games I enjoy a lot but these designers never seem to fail me.

I’ve been playing games in some form another for most of my life. They are and have always been a large part of who I am. I knew since high school I wanted to design, developed and play games and if I could make a living at it even better.

I have more games than I will likely ever play but that does not stop me from trying something new or picking up that game that catches my eye.

God blessed me with great parents that put up with my friends gaming all night at my house. If that was not enough I was blessed with a wonderful wife who has never minded my gaming hobby. Some of my best meals have been cooked by her for my gaming sessions with my friends.

Now a little older I have three sons who all love playing games. Table top, computer and of course Xbox. They love attending conventions with me and and now have many of their friends playing with us. So I feel I done a little something to help carry on the hobby going forward.
Here is LnLP Official v2.0 Vassal Module for Heroes of Normandy Heroes of the Falklands Heroes of the Pacific and Heroes of the Nam The screenshots show the new Vassal module in play. These show off the new custom UI buttons on the toolbar, which use graphics directly from the LnLT games in some cases, and they are all bigger and flashier than the stock Vassal graphics. Additional things to look for is our new counter look, now with rounded corners and light shading. The maps and...
March 7, 2017 Things are really starting to move and will pick up speed, as we finally get close to releasing our new games. I wanted to take this time to update everyone in these final steps. The pre-orders pricing is only going to be available for a little while longer so if you have not taken advantage now is the time. LnLP Store Specials Over...
Here is our Spring 2017 catalog. As many of you know, we are releasing quite a few games during 2017. We will keep updating this catalog as a way to keep you in the loop as to our progress and what we are working on. If you are a fan of board games, card games, digital games, print-and-play games, or RPG games, we hope to be your gaming company of choice. We also promise we throw in a couple of surprises along the way as well. We are excited and hope you are...
Today is my Birthday and my friends and staff took my out for lunch and arrange this little sale. We had a great time and thank you to all. All of our times on sale can be found in our store. David
We received our final games for our last check. Here is a look at a few of the game boxes. Heroes Against the Red Star is in a 3" deep box, leaving more than enough room for expansion games and counter trays.
Hi Guys, One biggest thing I am always asked is if there will be a Mac version of Command Ops 2, my first hope is YES, but for the time being, I play Command Ops 2 on my Mac Pro with a great product know as Parallels. I can run Windows edition 7 through 10. on my Mac with Parallels. I then run Steam or the game of my choice. Of all the ways to run Windows on a Mac, Parallels Desktop is my favorite because it just...
Tank On Tank Digital on steam. If you are on Steam please vote for us to be Greenlighted at the link below, it would be a great help to us. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=863798008 Thanks
Please find a listing of Command Ops 2 Documentation and Resources Command Ops 2 - Available Modules from our store - https://store.lnlpublishing.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66_91 Command Ops 2 Game Manual - http://forums.lnlpublishing.com/resources/command-ops-2-game-manual.64/ Command Ops 2 Scenario Maker Manual - http://forums.lnlpublishing.com/resources/command-ops-2-scenario-maker-manual.163/ Command Ops 2...
Falling Stars Roleplaying & Tactical Game System Core Rule Book now available in a downloadable PDF. This book describes a world for you, the players and Game Master, to build and tell your own stories in. Within the pages of this book, you will find details about the future in which the game takes place. So, grab between two and eight of your closest friends, get some refreshments, and get ready to dive into a world of adventure and intrigue, shaped by your own actions! Download Your Copy...
Patton’s Charge expansion for Command Ops 2 is coming later this summer and covers a series of operation conducted along the Western front in late 1944/early 1945. After the breakout from Normandy in mid-1944 General Patton launched a blistering drive across France with the aim of penetrating the German Westwall line south of the Ardennes. Patton’s Charge will have 12 scenarios covering the more significant battles of this famous campaign, including Operation Nordwind, Nancy, Metz, the Saar...
Grogheads gets under the hood with the new digital adaptation of the fast-and-furious Tank on Tank boardgame ~ Tank on Tank: Digital Edition is Lock ‘n Load Publishing’s computer adaptation of designer Peter Bogdasarian’s Tank on Tank board games covering the East and Western Fronts of World War II. The Digital Edition offers a combined version of both games though each theater can be purchased separately. Tank on...
I love board games and tabletop wargames, the problem is finding someone else who shares an interest in the hobby, and then finding the time to play against them. My wife is my only regular gaming partner, but, understandably, her tastes in a theme are a bit more limited than mine. Tactical wargaming just isn’t her thing. Or on the flip side, it might be exactly her thing and bring out her extremely competitive side, getting me in trouble if my Sherman scored a lucky hit on her Tiger....
Lock ‘n Load Tactical: Heroes of Normandy was one of my favorite purchases last year. I loved it so much that I made sure it was something I played on my birthday (my son enjoyed it too). I’ve held off reviewing the game, though, because shortly after it arrived on my doorstep last year it went out of print. With a reprint due at the end of the first quarter of 2017, likely in March, and because those who place...
Hi Guys, David Schaffner expanded on our Tank On Tank series for an evening of gaming goodness. Please find David changes and let us know what you think. We also like to highly recommend the hobby shop Game Nite in St. Louis, Missouri. You can find contact information listed below. Game Nite 8330 Watson Rd. St. Louis, Missouri 63119. Phone: (314) 270-8440 Web: http://gameniteshop.com/ Get Directions:...
Tank On Tank Digital comes in two different editions. Tank On Tank Digital West Front comes with 19 new scenarios and 4 campaigns. Tank On Tank Digital East Front comes with 19 scenarios and 3 campaigns. Both Editions of Tank On Tank Digital are cutting-edge, easy-to-learn and will provide hours of combat fun. To get your copy go to LnLP store David
Here is a little look of the review on Hollow Cell, Hollow Cell is a battle card game that first-person shooter fans will feel right at home with. It’s to play and captures the wild spirit of a free-for-all arena battle fairly well. The game’s backstory is a planet-wide arena named...
Tank On Tank West Front is now available on Tabletop Simulator. We like to thank Gabor Venczel for his amazing efforts. You can find it here. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=649651477
Lock 'n Load Publishing announced a few weeks ago that our game leader artwork, would be of our fans and not random people. In the past the gamer would pay for this, going forward there will be no fee. Here is the latest work from David Julien taking a picture and turning it into a LnLT leader. If you want to become a leader in one of our games, just follow the link below. http://forums.lnlpublishing.com/threads/get-your-face-on-a-lnlt-counter.3271/ ...
Here are some samples of Heroes of North Africa. Both Ralph Ferrari and Jeff Lewis really double their efforts on this game. The scenarios are going to be something else. Ralph even tested some of them with the LnLT Solo. You can view the recent samples from our Media area.
LNLP’s forthcoming game Platoon Commander gets the once-over from the crew over at Grogheads -
Hello Everyone, Have you ever dreamed of seeing yourself on a game counter leading your men into battle? Well, in the past, to get your face on an armor leader or squad leader counter it could cost you some bucks. We are now looking for some leader faces putting on some of the new LnLT game counters. Here is your to get your face on a counter in the Lock 'n Load Tactical series. We are going to allow anyone who wishes to submit a photo and have a chance to be on a counter or even a...
Trial of Strength - Second Edition. The map is now complete, and the manual is being completed now. Here are some screenshots of the new and counters. The counters are not set up in any order they are randomly just placed on the map for viewing purposes.
Fire Team: Red Eclipse, is a new tactical system by Lock 'n Load Publishing design by Steve Overton and game graphics by Shayne Logan.
Coming soon In the Lock 'n Load Tactical Compendium Volume 1 you can read indispensable articles on infantry and tank tactics—it’s like attending advanced combat training. The content of Volume 1 of the Lock ’n Load Tactical Compendium. Volume 1 is the WW2-Era edition, and it collates, in a re-edited and updated format, all of the essential WW2-Era LnLT articles, maps and scenarios from every issue of Line of Fire magazine, plus some new content,...
Hey, are some more pictures of the Lock 'n Load Tactical Solo. We are not there yet be we are getting closer. Pre-Orders coming soon. Let us know what you think.
Here is another Tank On Tank series review by Maurice Fitzgerald over at Club Fantasci.
Hey Everyone, Tom and Mary Russell of Holland Spiele has a special offer to LnL Fans by creating a special deal that you can share with your fellow gamers. Go to Hollandspiele.com and receive $10.00 off any order of $50.00 or more with the discount code "LNLspecial". Thank you very much, Tom and Mary. David The Scheldt Campaign: In late 1944, Allied advances...
We have been playing with the counter design after counter design for the World At War 85 series, and I have come to the place where using such small counters is just a bad idea. It was too small in the original WaW design and do it again would be just plain foolish. I know some gamers are going to be upset, and the blame for this change rests totally with me. To put it simply the original counter size is just too small to have that many numbers on it and be able to read the numbers....
Lock 'n Load Tactical: Solo is the next evolution in our Lock 'n Load Tactical series. LnLTS is a solitaire system that provides players with a way to play scenarios and generated battles on their own. But we wanted to beyond that and provide one solitaire system that would work for the entire Lock 'n Load Tactical series past, present and future games. LnLTS will allow you to play any complete Lock ‘n Load Tactical game including any expansions, in either World War 2 or Modern eras. We...
WaW-Summer1.jpg Here are some the changes you will find in World At War series. To start, we have renamed the series to World At War 85. We moved the series away from the old storyline, and locations and moved it to real world locations with formations. The core rules are in a middle of a re-write as well as a new storyline from Keith Tracton and Matt Lohse. The new core rules will be available as a free download. We have updated the maps and unit counters. We are taking all...
Here is a little peek at a Pacific war project we are close to having done. We asked ourself if Japan's defeat in the Pacific War was inevitable for Japan? Could you set the goals needed to end the war and use the Imperial Japanese Navy in greater effect, which was the strongest in the world at that point, to achieve different results?
British counters get a new color in Heroes of Normandy next printing. The British forces will now be the same color as the British forces in Heroes in Defiance. This will allow for more British expansions going forward. There are no counter "changes" besides the color, Here are four samples for a quick look.
Hey is the first look at Nations At War: White Star Rising Digital screenshot. The Digital edtion is based on our board game edition. White Star Rising depicts platoon level combat in World War II. In NAW you'll find everything you're looking for in a platoon level game: armor, artillery, infantry serving as more than cannon fodder, command and control, air support, and desperate close assaults that leave the victor in possession of the ground and the defeated in headlong retreat. All...
Space Infantry: Resurgence will be the latest edition in the Space Infantry series. Space Infantry: Resurgence takes the core concept of an elite squad of veteran sci-fi soldiers fighting through random obstacles to reach an objective, using only the tools they bring with them and what they can scrounge from the environment to a new level. We have taken everything from Space Infantry First Edition and New World expansion plus a lot...
Lock 'n Load Publishing will be attending Tacticon in Colorado Springs, September 1-4 2016. We will be at Booths 15 & 16 and running demos of Falling Stars, and many of our other games. Please come out and see us. For more convention information go to http://www.tacticoncolorado.com/