North Africa Card Game Launched

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North Africa Card Game Launched

Postby vexillia » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:58 pm

The fertile mind of Neal Reid has produced yet another new card game! This time it's a WWII strategy game for the North African campaign entitled "This Hard & Calcined Earth". The title is a quotation from the beginning of episode 8 of the famous Thames TV series "World At War". Well worth seeing if you haven't seen it already.


The game deals with all the complexities of the historical campaign yet is physically small enough to put it in your pocket and play it down the pub, on a train, or in the garden. The rules are simple to learn but difficult to master. The rules are available as a free download along with Neal's notes:

Rules & Historical Chronology | Designer's Notes

With THACE events affect the outcome of the game but you always have some element of control. The game provides an alternative, feasible history of the North Africa Campaign every time it's played. It is, in other words, a campaign in your pocket.


You can buy the game from Wargame Vault as either a print & play pdf or as printed cards. The pdf version is available now and the printed cards will be released on Saturday, 19 November 2016.


We are also considering having the cards printed in bulk which would allow us to reduce the cost of delivery. We have found a UK based printer but we need a minimum of 40 firm orders to make a print run viable. To assess demand we've set up a simple "VexStarter" form for UK & EU customers who'd like printed cards. No deposit is required just a firm expression of interest. We will only take payment once we've enough orders and are ready to place the order with the printer. Sign up now!
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