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Refight one of the greatest military campaigns in history. Gamers get to play as the German or Russian army from 1941-1945.
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“When Barbarossa commences, the world will hold its breath and make no comment.” – Adolf Hitler.

Now you get the chance to refight the greatest campaign in history as you direct the armies of Germany and Russia from 1941 to the bitter end of World War II.  Using blocks with labels as the military units you will maneuver your forces to best destroy those of the enemy. 

Box Cover
Box Cover

As the German player you must push rapidly east trying to capture the key cities of Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad, not only fighting the Russian army but the winter as well.  And as the Russian player you must withstand the German sledgehammer attacks as you trade ground for time, marshalling your forces for the counterattack that will drive the enemy backwards. 

Russia ended up winning but history did not have to end like this, can you do better?

HOLDFAST EASTFRONT 1941 – 1945 will come with a large hard mounted game map. 

Prototype Map
Prototype Map

In 2012 we printed the first game under Worthington Publishing.  It was Volume I in the World War II Campaign Series, HOLDFAST RUSSIA 1941-1942.   We sold out of HOLDFAST RUSSIA 1941-42 last year and have had calls for a reprint ever since. Well rather than just reprint we decided to remaster the game with a larger hard mounted game board and expand the game to cover the entire war in the east. 

We are now printing it as a new game, Volume V in the World War II Campaign Series, HOLDFAST: EASTFRONT 1941-1945.  The game has been extended to 1945.  The board has been expanded to push out to Berlin.

New units that appear later in the war are included such as Russian Air, and SS units.

The remastered edition will include the original game that ends in 1942 and a game that covers the whole war; To Moscow and Back 1941-1945. It also has 3 additional scenarios:

1. Fall Blau and beyond 1942-1945

2. Kursk 1943-1945

3. The destruction of Army Group Center 1944-1945.

We are offering just the board to owners of the original game BUT PLEASE NOTE THE BOARD IS LARGER AND WILL NOT FIT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX.

We have put together a number of exciting packages for gamers.

We expect to begin shipping in January 2017.

Labels showing some of the units
Labels showing some of the units

The game includes new units that appeared later in the war.

New Units Prototypes
New Units Prototypes

COMPONENTS:

Large hard mounted game board showing from Berlin to Moscow/Stalingrad

Red blocks with labels for Russians

Grey blocks with labels for Germans

Dice

Rules with scenarios

Game Box

Reviews:

8.04 Boardgamegeek.com Rating

Steven Duke Review: “This game is a blast… It is a real gem and I have enjoyed it tremendously… While it will likely get the moniker of ‘good intro wargame’ because the rules are short, the game does not lack strategic depth.”

To see how to play watch the walkthrough of the rules below:

http://worthingtonpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hold-Fast-Walk-Through.pdf

Risks and challenges

As an experienced game company in business for over 12 years we know the biggest challenge is meeting deadlines. So many things happen during the printing of a game that can slow up production that setting too tight a deadline can frustrate customers.

After production shipping and delivery become the next challenge. But again, with 12 years of successful projects behind us we have met and will meet the expectations of all of these projects.

As noted by a member on BoardGameGeek, "Worthington has done several KS campaigns and delivered on every one."

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    All 3 Holdfast Games

    Receive one copy of HOLDFAST EASTFRONT plus all stretch goals unlocked for this campaign, plus HOLDFAST NORTH AFRICA and one copy of HOLDFAST KOREA (note Korea does not have a mounted board). Free shipping for USA customers. Canada $40 shipping. Rest of world $60 shipping. All games shipped USPS priority mail.

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    Receive one copy of HOLDFAST EASTFRONT plus all stretch goals unlocked for this campaign, plus HOLDFAST ATLANTIC and one copy of HOLDFAST PACIFIC. NOTE WE WILL NOT SEPERATELY SHIP THESE GAMES. $10 shipping for USA customers. Canada $40 shipping. Rest of world $60 shipping. All games shipped USPS priority mail.

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