Here’s the latest news from Decision Games, as of 3 Oct 19:

Dispatch #37

The Fall Dispatch #37 has been mailed. Click here for more info.

DG Deal of the Month

October Deal of the Month includes 30% off nearly 300 games in Desert Fox Games. See the Dispatch for all the Deals! Click here for more info.

Desert Fox Deluxe and RAF Deluxe

RAF Deluxe pre-orders have shipped. Desert Fox Deluxe and confirmed pledge orders are shipping now. New Dispatch #37 orders are being processed daily.

Magazine and Mini Game Playtesters

Thank you to all the volunteers who have tested our games. We are starting the next group of Modern War magazine games on 12 Nov. Contact Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com if interested in Modern War #49-55 Game Editions.

We’re looking for gamers who’d like to be in the pool for testing our games. In general, we need at least four play test sessions over an eight-week period to play the game and provide a summary of questions, clarifications, and play balance comments. Send an e-mail Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com with your contact info and preferences.

We also have magazine games available for play test with Vassal modules. Click here.

DGHQ Open Playtest

We have frequent open playtesting in Bakersfield and Ridgecrest, CA. We are testing our future magazine games, mini and folio games, as well as our future boxed games. Anyone interested can contact Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com for additional information and directions.

Open Positions

We are seeking applicants for a Web Developer (local or remote) to work on a thorough update of our web sites. Contact Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com

Part-time contractor positions for game developers are open for the upcoming Science Fiction and Euro Game lines (can be done from anywhere but have a required annual meeting with the Publisher and Managing Game Developer). Contact Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com

Computer Game Playtesters

RAF Eagle has released. E-mail Doc at doccummins@decisiongames.com if you are interested in helping with the alpha testing of the two-player version.

VASSAL modules

Our Vassal section is growing and now has over 125 modules total. We are adding modules on a regular basis from both our dedicated group of module creators as well as outside submissions. Thanks to everyone who has submitted modules as well as those who are utilizing the Vassal modules created specifically in support of our play testing program. Please click here for an update on our progress and to visit our module page.

We have finished over 100 magazine game play test modules and are looking for testers. We’ve made the process easy by setting up a separate page with all of the modules (and brief game descriptions) available for play test and an easy registration process to receive them. We’d appreciate your input on these games so they will be even better! Click here.

Strategy & Tactics Quarterly

The Crusades (STQ#7) has shipped. We are accepting subscriptions starting with issue #8 (Tet Offensive) until 14 Oct 19. Get the current issue now!

Strategy & Tactics Update

Strategy & Tactics #319 with Schlieffen’s War has shipped. Strategy & Tactics #320 features Sepoy Mutiny and will be shipping in late November. For previews go to: StrategyandTacticsMagazine.com

Modern War Update

Modern War #44 with Desert One War has just shipped. Modern War #45 features Dragon & The Hermit and will ship in early December. For previews go to: ModernWarMagazine.com

World at War Update

World at War #68 with France ‘40 has shipped. World at War #69 with First Panzer Army Breakout will ship in early November. For previews go to: WorldatWarMagazine.com

Decision Games – next 90 days

Four new mini games are available: Montrose, Khartoum, Lawrence, and Telemark.

Cobra and our four new D-Day folios, Utah, Omaha, Gold/Juno, and Sword (these combine to make a campaign game), are available for direct order and at retail outlets now.

Bleeding Kansas is available for direct order and at retail outlets now.

Desert Fox Deluxe is available for direct order.

RAF (3rd printing –mounted boards and upgraded rules will be available in kit format like D-Day games) is available for direct order.

Lucky Forward will begin printing in January 2020 with a probable release in March. Pledge orders will be accepted until 31 Dec 19. Pledge Now!

Axis Empires will follow Lucky Forward in production and is available for pledge order. Axis Empires will be released in Summer 2020. Pledge orders submitted by 31 Dec 19 will receive an extra discount. Pledge Now!

SPW Update

All six games of the Der Weltkrieg Series, are available for direct orders and at retailers. Tannenberg includes a streamlined 16-page rules booklet, 140 counters, and a 17” x 22” map. Dave has also added a tutorial video series to his web site. Dave has also added a tutorial video series to his web site.


Recent Magazine and Boxed Games Now Available:

  • Modern War #38 (Soyuz ‘81)
  • World at War #63 (Central Pacific Campaign)
  • Strategy & Tactics #314 (Last Stand at Isandlwana)
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #4: World War III: What Ifs
  • Modern War #39 (AOE Iran)
  • World at War #64 (Rats of Tobruk)
  • Strategy & Tactics #315 (Red Tide South)
  • Modern War #40 (Chechnya)
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #5: French Foreign Legion (with map poster)
  • World at War #65 (Typhoon solo)
  • Strategy & Tactics #316 (Campaigns of 1777)
  • Modern War #41 (Sixth Fleet)
  • World at War #66 (Cruise of the Graf Spee)
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #6: D-Day (with map poster)
  • Strategy & Tactics #317 (Moscow)
  • Modern War #42 (Dragon Engulfed the Sun)
  • Montrose, Khartoum, Lawrence, and Telemark mini-games.
  • Cobra
  • Utah, Omaha, Gold/Juno, and Sword  folios
  • Bleeding Kansa
  • World at War #67 (Changsha)
  • Strategy & Tactics #318 (Constantinople)
  • Modern War #43 (Operation Serval)
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #7: The Crusades (map poster, no game)
  • World at War #68 (France 40)
  • Strategy & Tactics #319 (Schlieffen’s War)
  • RAF Deluxe (box game w/ 2-sided mounted board)
  • Modern War #44 (Desert One War)
  • Desert Fox Deluxe (boxed edition)

Projected Release Schedule for next 12 months (Dates subject to change)

Magazines Games:

  • World at War #69 (First Panzer Breakout) – Dec
  • Strategy & Tactics #320 (Sepoy Mutiny) – Jan
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #8: Tet Offensive – Winter
  • Modern War #45 (Dragon & Hermit) – Jan
  • Lucky Forward  (GOSS) – Jan
  • World at War #70 (Great Pacific War) – Feb
  • Strategy & Tactics #321 (Airborne Korea) – Mar
  • Modern War #46 (Foreign Legion Paratrooper) – Mar
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #9: American Revolution – Spring
  • Axis Empires – Spring
  • World at War #71 (Forgotten Pacific Battles) – Apr
  • Strategy & Tactics #322 (Banana Wars) – May
  • Modern War #47 (Objective Nuremberg) – May
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #10: Operation Whirlwind – Summer
  • World at War #72 (Paratrooper 2) – Jun
  • Strategy & Tactics #323 (Rangers) – Jul
  • Modern War #48 (Block-by-Block: Hue) – Jul
  • World at War #73 (Spring Awakening) – Aug
  • Strategy & Tactics #324 (Fight the Fall) – Sep
  • Modern War #49 (Objective Munich) – Sep
  • Strategy & Tactics Quarterly #11: Thirty Years War (map poster, no game) – Fall
  • World at War #74 (Munich War) – Oct
  • Strategy & Tactics #325 (Italo-Turkish War) – Nov
  • Modern War #50 (Putin Moves East) – Nov

Boxed Games and Other Projects:

Q1 2020

  • Lucky Forward: The Lorraine Campaign (GOSS)

Q2 2020

  • Battle for Germany Deluxe (boxed edition)
  • Axis Empires

2021

  • D-Day at Saipan
  • Hougoumont mini-game
  • Balaclava mini-game
  • Hornet’s Nest mini-game
  • Little Round Top mini-game

2022

  • North African Campaign
  • Shores of Tripoli mini-game
  • Sand Peebles mini-game
  • Star Soldier #1 mini-game
  • Star Soldier #2 mini-game
  • Star Force: Alpha Centauri

 We’re adding something to our site all the time, so keep checking back!