“Marines at Guadalcanal” due for release at Cold Wars 2013!

The latest Fireball scenario book is on the way! ‘Marines at Guadalcanal’ contains 14 historical scenarios following the three main Japanese offensives to recapture Henderson Field. The mini-campaigns break the action down into: The Battle of the Tenaru, The Battle for Bloody Ridge and the October Offensive. Desperate Marines try to repel determined Imperial soldiers launching vicious Banzai charges. Some scenarios feature heros like John Basalone and Mitchell Page. Here are some of Jerry’s illustrations as a sneak peek!

Fireball Forward is an innovative rules set for re-creating company-scale engagements in WWII using tabletop miniatures from 15mm to 28mm scale. The game is easily learned, fast-playing, and above all it emphasizes story elements of the battle so that the narrative which emerges has a natural feel of a historical written account. Attention is focused on active units, and the full story of each activation is followed until a natural break point is reached, similar to the end of a paragraph in a historical memoir. The game turn has no fire phase, rally phase, etc., but instead, active units may fire, move, rout & rally in any order as needed to develop their plan. Non-active units play an important role at all times, looking for opportunities to derail the active plan. Fireball Forward is playable on a kitchen table in one evening, and it's designed to challenge players with realistic tactical choices, resulting in a satisfying game for everyone.