Last Spring, VentoNuovo Games brought out Moscow ’41, focusing on the campaign generally considered the most important of World War 2.
Now, we look at a frequently overlooked campaign that might be just as important.
Leningrad '41 is a new game from VentoNuovo. We are taking our successful and popular Moscow ’41 game engine and applying it to a new and interesting situation—the campaign between Army Group North and Marshal Popov’s “Northern Front,” (which is why we call this “The Struggle for the North.”) History focuses most on the “Siege of Leningrad,” where we want to spend our time on all the action that took place before the siege! That is where so many things happened that “might have been different.” Now you decide.
Leningrad '41 aims to give players a small sense of the chaos and balancing acts both sides had to deal with in this difficult campaign. Things start out in flux. The Germans have just captured Riga and crossed a key river, but they are strung out. The Soviets are reeling in chaos but gaining strength as they gain time.
Both sides must push their luck to have a chance to win.
The wooden blocks provide easy displays of a unit's strength and abilities, plus the "fog of war" that adds tension and excitement. Our blocks quickly give you all the information you need as you make decisions and balance risk and reward. You can tell how fast a unit moves and how well it fights, and track losses or reinforcements with no bookkeeping.
The play testers speak of triumph and tragedy in every turn. Perfect for two players, Leningrad '41 is surprisingly well suited for solo play as well.
Since Leningrad ’41 shares many things with Moscow ’41, we have posted several game reviews (below), so you can evaluate the game engine, production quality, and overall fun that the system provides. If you have played Moscow '41, you will get into this game quickly. If you are new to the system, note that the reviewers like how many challenges and choices they see for fairly light rules. And yet, some pretty interesting wrinkles, like including the Soviet Baltic Fleet in an abstract way, but using a wooden tile of the (old) battleship Marat to represent the Fleets' activity.
We have produced a series of video tutorials to explain how the game works and give some insights into strategy. You can find the first tutorial here, and find the others from that point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZbLMnVPOY
The art you see is prototype.
We have more stretch goals and game upgrades to post!
Join us on this quest for fun! (There is a complete list of game contents and "Everything" items at the bottom of this column.)
STRETCH GOALS AND GAME UPGRADES
Grab the Plastic Bits at 27K and Bombers at 29K
Moscow '41 Reviews
A Boardgaming Life
We have simplified shipping and are bearing much of the cost, depending on what you buy. Orders of 250 euros or more get Free Shipping Anywhere. Under that amount you pay a single price for shipping, regardless of how much you want to buy—more than one game, add-ons, etc.—just one shipping price (and if your add-ons take you to 250+, you get Free Shipping!)
Here are the shipping charges (to a single address):
US, Canada: €18
Rest of World: €25 *
Any combination over 250 gets FREE SHIPPING!
* We cannot ship to areas in a "state of conflict"
Here are some items you might like to add to your support level. This is easy to do, and we will explain it in detail at the bottom of the page. Prices include any additional shipping costs needed, so you do not need to add any shipping to your pledge for Add Ons (and if they take you to 250 euros or more, shipping is free!)
All of the "Add-Ons" items for Leningrad '41 are included in the "Everything Leningrad '41" and "Everything '41" support levels. This includes the Icon stickers.
"How do I handle the Add Ons?"
Probably one of the most common questions on Kickstarters. Decide which support level you want and note the price and the shipping charges, if any. Pick the Add Ons you like and note their prices (which already include any additional shipping needed). Use the “Manage My Pledge” blue button to change the figure you are paying for your selected Support Level to reflect the additional charges.
After the Kickstarter ends, we will send out a "survey" with a check list, so you can confirm which items you want (or even add more!)
Check out our other games at: http://www.ventonuovo.net/
"What comes in the box?" What is "Everything?"
Those are questions we have heard several times, so we spell it out in complete detail here:
Risks and challenges
VentoNuovo Games has released 6 titles already, with Blocks in the East reprinted once (and nearly sold out again). Our Moscow ’41 kickstarter shipped earlier than promised. We are very familiar with the game production process and have the major portions of game art and design finished already. Our delivery target for July 2017 is one we feel very confident about.
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