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A new game that allows gamers to refight the first year of the Korean War. Plays in 2 1/2 hours. Uses the Holdfast system rules.
207 backers pledged $18,588 to help bring this project to life.

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NOW WITH A NEW KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!  As a thank you for our Kickstarter backers  you will receive a 125+ page book with maps and pictures.  The book is a compilation of brochures from the US Army Center for Military History.  The book details the war from 1950-1951.

Holdfast Korea 1950-1951 is the follow up to our highly popular Holdfast Russia 1940-1941 (currently rated over an 8 on boardgamegeek.com--click for reviews).

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The game uses simple mechanics with a highly interactive turn sequence that keeps gamers engaged for a fast, fun, and furious 2 to 2.5 hours of play. The game units are blocks with labels and a low unit density on board means the game does not bog down. The core rules are 4 pages expanded to 8 with detailed graphics and explanations meaning you can be up and playing with 15 minutes of rules reading and a short set up.

Korea is called America’s “forgotten war”. There are very few games on the topic, and none quite like this. The US Army, US Marine Corp, ROK Army, NKPA, and CPA forces are all represented. Air power, armor, and the naval might of the UN forces are represented simply and elegantly. Rail movement, amphibious landings, and surprise attacks are in here too.

Can you as the NKPA take Seoul and Pusan before the might of the US led UN forces get too strong? Will you as the UN player be able to blitz into N. Korea securing the Yalu River before Chinese forces come pouring across like a blizzard from the north? And as a last resort can you secure more enemy territory to control across the 38th Parallel as the peace makers negotiate the end of the war? The decisions are yours!

Players: 1-2  Players Ages: 10+  Average Playing Time: 2.5 hours

Game Components

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Zoomed in on the map
Zoomed in on the map
Zoomed in on the map
Zoomed in map
Zoomed in map
Sample of labels on wooden counters
Sample of labels on wooden counters
Holdfast Russia Box Cover
Holdfast Russia Box Cover

 Learn to Play Holdfast in 5 Minutes

Risks and challenges

As a publisher in business for 10 years we know the biggest challenge is meeting deadlines. So many things happen during the printing of a game that can slow up production.

After production shipping and delivery become the next challenge to us. But again, with 10 years of successful projects behind us we have met and will meet the expectations of all of these projects.

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