By David Heath on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:17 PM
  1. David Heath

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    The World At War Series is getting a reboot. We have re-named the World At War series to World At War 85. We now have two great designers/developers working on the series in Matt Lohse and Keith Tracton. We will be providing a new historical outline with a lot of new exciting things to come.
    We will be printing new updated and is some cases expanded editions of our World At War 85 series games. We will not be following the old series history or horror theme. Our new edition will be a military theme only. So here is what games are coming and at you can expect to find in them.

    Storming the Gap - This game will include the older editions of Eisenbach Gap, Death of the First Panzer Army and the Gamers Guide. This game will include 14 scenarios, three double-sided full-color maps and about 260+ counters.

    Blood and Fury - This game will include the older edition of Blood and Bridges, Battles within Battles, Operation Garbo, Baltic Fury and Yankee scenario from Eisenbach Gap. This game will include 37 scenarios, four double-sided maps and about 675+ counters.

    The Untold Battles - This game will include the older edition of The Untold Stories, Paris is Burning and Into the Breach with the Black Day Campaign. This game will include 32 scenarios, four double-sided maps and about 875+ counters.

    America Breached - This game will include the older edition of America Conquered and the Texan War of Independence. We do not have a map, scenario and counters count yet.

    Strike Force Africa - This game will include South African, Cuban, Angolan units and scenarios from Line of Fire expansion. We will be expanding this by some limited NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. We do not have a map, scenario and counters count yet.

    As we move forward in the series we will be adding historical maps and historical units to the series. We hope you excited about the new direction for the series and we love to hear what you thinking.

    World at War Box01  Storm the Gap Cover.jpeg World at War Box02 Blood and Fury Cover.jpeg World at War Box03 The untold Battles Cover.jpg World at War Box04 America Breached Cover.jpeg World at War Box05 Strike Force Africa Cover.jpeg

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Discussion in 'World At War 85 Series' started by David Heath, Mar 18, 2016.

    1. Keith Tracton
      Keith Tracton
      WBC 2017 Recap:

      I was able to play and continue to playtest further all week, it was quite exciting to get the new counter art on the new map art for Storming the Gap. I made a complete playtest set of counters (not rounded as the final will be - the printer dos that). We put together the real map art into the three maps for StG. We had a number of people play and a number of people request to play again (and again!), tested many of the new East German scenarios, tweaked the systems streamlining, etc. Lots of good play and great feedback, everyone was excited, including me.

      Panzer Digest posted a nice mini-summary on their FB page:

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    2. Crossroads
      Thanks for the heads-up! I've got an old pre-order for the Untold Stories, looking forward to getting the Untold Battles instead :happy:
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    3. Jamey Cribbs
      Jamey Cribbs
      Keith was kind enough to describe the new version to me at WBC and definitely got me interested. His enthusiasm was infectious!
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    4. Ben Moeller
      Ben Moeller
      will the rules for this series be similar to those of the nations at war series. the counters look similar.
    5. Keith Tracton
      Keith Tracton
      Hi Ben, similar but not interchangeable.
    6. Keith Tracton
      Keith Tracton
      For your weekend pleasure I have constructed a scenario to test what most people really wan to: tank on tank. I'm using play test counters from storming the gap and play test cards as well. The maps are real. The counter Graphics are real. I've just mixed and matched a little and printed some extra counters. Not wanting to waste play test time it's also a test of the new point system. I'll continue to post as I go. Starting off this is Soviet T-80 Battalion against a US pure M1 tank battalion. which likely would not find, and, because this is a combined arms game in concept he won't be able to do in storming the Gap unless you buy two copies. :-O But as I said it's just for fun and to test the point system. You can see from the number of formation cards on the right for the US that command wise they outnumber the two Soviet cards on the left. I did give the Soviets a designated formation card to try and balance this somewhat in terms of command. But on the other hand what would a battalion of M-1s do against the Battalion of T80s? Most likely overwhelm them, despite being armed with 105mm guns. This will be an interesting test as to whether the points system supports that hypothesis.ĺ

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