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The Decision Games Pledge Program is an online preorder system for gamers to "pledge” their support to purchase future games thereby directing our efforts to the games customers have the most interest in seeing published. Pledge orders will receive a minimum 25% discount from the final retail price. We provide estimated pricing based on the latest information we have about components and print pricing however the final price is subject to change.

For your convenience, the Pledge projects are divided into three lists. Games in the A list are close to completion and are generally in the order we expect to publish over the next three years. Games in the B list are in some stage of design with several finished and simply waiting for a slot in the A list. Games in the C list are not standard wargame designs; some have a more Euro-style presentation, some are science-fiction or have a non-military historical theme. We continue to add games to the Pledge Program through the surveys we conduct as well as showcasing games submitted to us we believe our audience would be interested in.

To pledge for additional games, check your list, make changes or updates to your list or customer information, visit the pledge area of the Decision Games Shop. Pledges are a commitment to purchase a game when published and current payment information is required in order to make pledges, however cards are not charged until a game Is ready to ship. Credit card information must be kept current in order to maintain a pledge order. Accounts not kept current will have their pledge orders cancelled in order to keep an accurate count of pledge orders.

PLEDGE PROGRAM UPDATE

(15 MAY 21)

After Covid-19 delays, we’re working on getting back on track. Here’s where we stand currently.

GOSS

Market Garden is now the next GOSS game. We hope to have playtesting started in September. We’re expecting to complete play testing rapidly, but with Axis Empires in the production queue, we don’t expect Market Garden to release until 2023. Play testing should then move on to the North Africa group of GOSS games: Alamein, then Tobruk, Tunisia, and on to Sicily. Depending on the reception of the Hannut game in World at War #80, we may run some more proposals for GOSS-lite battle games in World at War.

D-Day Series

D-Day at Saipan is expected to release in 2022 with a new system rules booklet and exclusive booklets for Iwo Jima and Peleliu.

Deluxe Editions

Deluxe Editions are magazine games that sold out and are selected for an upgraded boxed reprint. They receive a mounted game board with potentially enlarged map, counters that may be enlarged and include new variant counters, a possibly expanded rules booklet, and play aids. Red Dragon Rising will join the A-list and be published in 2022. It will include all of the variant counters previously published as well as some additional variants, a rules update, and play aids. Sealion will join the A-list and be published in 2023.

Axis Empires

This is the capstone edition of the Krieg series. Despite the Covid delays, the play testing continued on Cyberboard and Vassal, and the base game and the Schiffskrieg naval expansion have been thoroughly tested. We’re proceeding with the artwork project (the massive artwork project) that will include new, thicker counters, rounded cards (500 of them), and five fully illustrated color rules booklets along with updated maps, charts and tables including the Dice of Decision addition. We expect to have a complete physical copy of the game at CSW Expo in August to begin a final review with an expectation to release mid-2022.

Other Monster Games

North African Campaign is on hold while Axis Empires is completed (Doug can only manage one monster game project while keeping up with the magazine game schedule). We expect to have North African Campaign proceeding into play test by summer 2022. After North African Campaign, we will move on to First World War or War in Europe.

By the way, Campaigns in Europe was selected by our magazine customers to appear in World at War #97-100 (that’s in 2024-2025 for those wanting to subscribe for that series). Campaigns in Europe utilizes an updated set of the four central maps from War in Europe and a historically based division (German/Western Allies) and corps (Soviets/Axis Allies) level counter set to simulate major ETO campaigns. It will not have the strategic elements of WIE (i.e. production spirals, convoy, bombing, political tracks, etc.), however it will have accurate OOBs with historical variation in unit capabilities for many of the major campaigns. The series issue games currently planned are: Barbarossa North, Case Blue to Operation Uranus, Sicily to Rome, and D-Day to the Rhine. One or more kits with additional counter sheets and scenario booklets are planned.

Other Series Games

Battles in the East. This new series is an update of the SPI Army Group South series. The game mechanics are similar to the classic SPI Panzer Group Guderian game, and the new design standardizes the game scales and allows comparison of organizational and doctrinal developments and unit capabilities over the course of World War II in Russia. HQ units are utilized to deliver higher level combat support and logistics. The scenario selection is focused on a balance of lesser known battles along with better known. The first three volumes are in play test currently and include the following pairs: Fortress Battles (North Ukraine, April 1944) and Bagration Stopped (August, 1944), Uman Pocket and Guderian’s Final Blitzkrieg (1941), and Pomerania and West Prussia (1945). The first two pairs are scheduled to be published in 2022.

Napoleon 20. This series was acquired from Victory Point Games. Lance McMillan, the series developer, is working on the first volume (Imperial Sunrise, four games from the 1806 campaigns) of a 13-volume quad game series mixing previously published games with new game designs. Waiting on an update about development.

Power Politics Games

Middle East Struggle. The designers are continuing their play testing and researching additions.

Pax Britannica. What we have of the updated game looks great, with stream-lined rules and play. We have ideas about giving the game a graphic and component upgrade. What we don’t have is communication with designer Greg Costikyan so we can move forward.


For Up-to-date information check out the What's New page!

2021

  • Corrupt Bargain: Presidential Election of 1824
  • Midway Solitaire Deluxe

2022

  • Axis Empires Expanded Edition
  • D-Day at Saipan
  • Red Dragon Rising Deluxe Edition
  • Battles in the East: Fortress Battles (Apr 1944) and Bagration Stopped (Aug 1944)
  • Battles in the East: Uman Pocket and Guderian’s Final Blitzkrieg (1941)
2023+
  • Market-Garden (GOSS)
  • Battles in the East: Operation Sonnewende and Drive on the Sea (1945)
  • Sealion Deluxe Edition

INSTRUCTIONS:
Please do not mix pledge orders with other game products. You can add a pledge for any game by viewing the item, selecting its check box, and clicking the "Add to Cart" button on that page, or by clicking the "Add to Cart" button from the game details page. In effect, a pledge is made like any regular order. When you view your cart you will see the pledge program notice that the item is on order. View your pledge orders at any time by logging into your account and reviewing your order history, where you can delete any pledge game order if you so desire. To add a new pledge game, simply place a new pledge order for that game.

Pledges are a commitment to purchase a game when published and current payment information is required in order to make pledges— credit card information must be kept current in order to maintain a pledge order. Accounts that are not kept current will have their pledge orders cancelled so that we are able to keep accurate count of pledge orders.

Pledge FAQ

Q) I don’t see my pledges that entered previously.
A) You must place a full order with only Pledge game items in the cart and check out. We will switch the status to pending and you are then able to modify the order and your account at any time.

Q) Will I have a “pending” charge on my card?
A) No, the website is not set up to automatically complete the order. No charge will appear until a game is processing for shipping.

Q) I don’t see a game I pledged for previously on the listing now.
A) Game proposals that are not making sufficient progress are dropped to make way for new game proposals .


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