Paul Koenig Games

Learning history made fun. (trademark pending)

Learning history made fun.

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AUGUST NEWS


NOW PRINTING!
BASTOGNE OR BUST: Designer’s Edition
Final artwork on BoB is done. The game is now at the printer. Based upon past performance, we anticipate a turn-around time of 3-4 months. This means that we expect to start receiving BoB parts here at PKG HQ approximately December 1. Pre-orders are now CLOSED. However, you can certainly still order the game (you just won’t get free shipping).
MSRP: $85

PRE-ORDERS
ALBUERA: 16 May 1811
Vol. 1 The Napoleonic Battlefield Series
ALBUERA: 16 May 1811 is our first Napoleonic game and the first in the new Napoleonic Battlefield Series. Designed by John Theissen and developed by Paul Koenig, it is very similar to Paul Koenig’s Bloody Civil War Series. The games are simple, yet historically accurate. This is old-fashioned beer & pretzels wargaming, designed to be enjoyed in an evening. Given its small size, this title will be available in ziplock only.
Contains:
1 map 25x14”
1 color rulebook 10 pages
88 double-sided 6/10” laser-cut playing pieces
1 Player Aid Chart
3 ziplock counter bags
1 die
MSRP: $27 pre-order to receive FREE shipping.

 

SHILOH: BLOODY APRIL, 1862
Designer’s Edition
MSRP: $65

There are about five copies left for immediate shipping.

REPLENISHMENT ORDER UPDATE
The new Replenishment Order from Blue Panther had to wait for the completion of the BoB artwork and the playtest kits for Albuera. Those projects are now done, so completing the minor tweaks required for new editions of Chancellorsville (3rd ed.), Fortress Europe (3rd ed.), Gettysburg (2nd ed.), and Chickamauga (2nd ed.) is now our priority. GPW has already begun on the maps. We anticipate receiving this product sometime in September.

PRODUCTION QUEUE
Bastogne or Bust: Designer’s Edition is printing now. Albuera is undergoing beta-testing. Next up will be simultaneous playtesting for Antietam and Fortress Europe Italy. Whichever title finsishes playtesting first will print first, followed by the other. Upon the completion of all of those titles, I will finally turn my attention to 5th Panzer Army and XXX Corps.

 

 


 Bastogne or Bust Designer's Edition Now Printing!  

BASTOGNE OR BUST is a single-map, regimental treatment of the Battle of the Bulge. This is a PLAYER'S game! Designed on purpose to be more of a warGAME than a simulation. Referred to affectionately by wargamers as BOB, but the designer prefers the moniker  “The World's Finest Bulge Game.” It addresses a number of issues common to most Bulge games. Some of these issues include:


OFF BOARD MOVEMENT CHART [what happens to all those pieces that 'exit the map?']
STACKING POINTS [one of the greatest mechanics of all time - why don't designers use it more often?]
COMMAND & CONTROL [divisional bonuses for unit cohesiveness]
SUPPLY DIFFERENCES [different effects on ALLIES vs GERMANS]
INITIATIVE [essentially, the 5-1 column on the CRT is gone]
NO OVERRUN [squads held crossroads against regiments]
NO WEATHER RULES [weather is reflected in air support]
VON DER HYDTE [ALWAYS gets on the board]
STREAMLINED PLAY [I don't need water allocation points] 
So what can you expect to be different in this new Designer's Edition? - about 8 counters will receive Road Bonus Movement status

a rule addition allows all Combat Engineer units to repair/construct bridges
one ‘errata’ change line within the rulebook
An all new DEC 10 Tournament Scenario
30-40 additional counters
new German OOA
new Allied OOA
new Off Board Movement Chart with new Turn Record Track. One aspect being explored is to incorporate much of the Off Board Movement Chart onto the sides of the game board, rather similar to Off Map Displays used in Market-Garden games such as Hell’s Highway.

BASTOGNE OR BUST: Designer’s Edition is expected to include:

Single, over-sized map
616 large die-cu counters
2 OOB/OOA set-up cards
1 off-board movement chart
2 Player Aid cards
Game Design: Chester HendrixGame Development: Chester HendrixCounters: Mark Simonitch, Paul Koenig, and Steve BradfordMap: Steve BradfordPublisher: Paul Koenig GamesPrinter: Game Production Workshop.



Price: $85

Chickamauga Available Now!

Chickamauga: Bloody September, 1863 (CBS) is a two-player brigade level simulation of the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863. As the Confederate player, you are in the rare position of outnumbering your enemy. On the first day you must take Thomas' initial blow, and then knock him back, setting up for the decisive battle on Day 2 after the arrival of Longstreet. As the Union player, you must hope that Thomas can be the Rock of Chickamauga once again. Your army arrives slowly, and you will be hard pressed to hold back the Rebels.

CBS is an old-fashioned beer and pretzels game that is not burdened with cumbersome command & control or supply rules.

Paul Koenig's Bloody Civil War Series is based upon the intermediate system of Avalon Hill's Gettysburg 1977.

PKG was formed on April 20, 2013. Chickamauga is the fourth game published by PKG. It is a Print on Demand title. It is boxed or ziplock with one 22x34"map and 264 6/10" die-cut counters.

 

To purchase CBS, visit the  payments page.

MSRP: $65 (ziploc $60)


Gettysburg: Bloody July, 1863


 

Bloody July, 1863 (GBJ) is a two-player brigade level simulation of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. As the Confederate player, you must try to crush Meade's army before it can concentrate. As the Union player, you must hold on from the initial shock of the blow, regroup as your army slowly concentrates, and then either weather the storm or launch your own counter-attack against Lee’s outnumbered forces.

GBJ is an old-fashioned beer and pretzels game that is not burdened with cumbersome command & control or supply rules.

Paul Koenig's Bloody Civil War Series is based upon the intermediate system of Avalon Hill's Gettysburg 1977.

To purchase GBJ, visit the  payments page.

MSRP: $70 (ziploc $65)


Paul Koenig's FORTRESS EUROPE

Available Now!


 

Now Available from PKG is  Paul Koenig's Fortress Europe (PKFE). More than 20 years in the making, PKFEis adapted from Avalon Hill’s Fortress Europa. But this is no mere reprint of a classic; PKFE is an entirely NEW game with a new, much larger map that goes all the way to Berlin. To expand its scope, the game ends in May 1945, not March, for example. The orders of battle are different, with new units added and others altered to reflect historical realities. There are many additional rules concepts, such as the effects of combat engineers and expanded use of Allied Overstrength divisions. There are also many more optional rules. Finally, all of the scenarios have been thoroughly redesigned and playtested, making them all well-balanced.

PKFE includes one 26" x 38" map, more than 500 laser-cut counters, five full-color Player Aid Cards, and a 38-page full-color rulebook.

To purchase PKFE, visit the  payments page.

MSRP: $85 (ziploc $80)


CHANCELLORSVILLE: Bloody May, 1863 

Available Now!

Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863 (CBM) is a two-player brigade level simulation of Jackson’s infamous flank attack that occurred west of the Chancellor House (Chancellorsville) on May 2, 1863. As the Confederate player, you must try to crush Hooker’s unsuspecting army. As the Union player, you must regroup from the initial shock of the blow, hold onto the Chancellor House, and counter-attack against Lee’s outnumbered forces. 

CBM 
is an old-fashioned beer and pretzels game that is not burdened with cumbersome command & control or supply rules. 

Paul Koenig's Bloody Civil War Series 
is based upon the intermediate system of Avalon Hill's Gettysburg 1977.

To purchase CBM, visit the  payments page.

MSRP: $54.00 (ziploc $49)