Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Introducing Fred Willard! 


Some of you are probably wondering where December's games are. Heck, some of you are probably wondering where the games you ordered are. While we've tried to keep you guys up to date on CSW, BGG, Facebook, and Twitter-- you're all following us on these various sites, right?-- we thought we had better take this opportunity to clear the air a bit. Basically, our printer had a catastrophic equipment failure that had him out of commission for the better part of a month. That put everything-- December's releases, the resupplies for our previous titles, the publication of the next issue of Yaah! magazine by our sister company Flying Pig Games-- way back. Things are up and running again now, and we've been busy little bees indeed, shipping orders as soon as we have copies of the games. The "December" releases will be available for you to order as soon as we have copies on hand. Speaking of which... 


In The Trenches: Dough Boys   


In the Trenches: Doughboys by John Gorkowski

The second Base Set in Tiny Battle's iteration of John Gorkowski's In The Trenches has three new scenarios and maps. Two of these are designed by Mr. Gorkowski, and cover historical engagements from The Great War. A third hypothetical scenario has been lovingly crafted by Trenches super-fan Mark H. Walker. As with the first Base Set, Devil Dogs, this has all the status markers and rules that you'll need to play any of the upcoming expansions. We're hard at work on those, but to give you a little tease... Our first expansion will cover some of the action at Verdun, while our second focuses on the Japanese. 


Savage's Station


Savage's Station by Tom Russell

Savage's Station is the third game in Tom Russell's Blood Before Richmond series. It has the same brigade-level crunchiness that you enjoyed in Gaines's Mill and Glendale & White Oak Swamp, but it's a smaller (and stranger) battle. Confederate command-control is loopier than usual -- which is understandable, since morphine's involved! The Confederate Player can tip the odds in his favor by calling in extra reinforcements, including the famous Land Merrimack, but at a cost of VP which he might not have the time to make up, as neither player knows when exactly the battle is going to end in a sudden thunderstorm. It's a very challenging battle for both sides, gorgeously rendered by Ilya Kudriashov. 


Downloads Now Exclusive Through Wargame Vault 


More than one customer has had an issue with disappearing download links. It seems like every day, I'll get at least one email asking me where the link is. I don't mind that so much personally, but I don't like the idea of having our customers jump through hoops to get the games they paid for. In pursuit of a better, brighter, more hoopless future, Mark and I have moved the digital component of Tiny Battle exclusively over to Wargame Vault. No need to worry about missing the link, no need to dig around for your transaction number: Wargame Vault handles everything on their site. Does this cut into our profit margin on the downloads? Yep, it sure does. You know what? You guys are worth it. :-) 


It's the Holiday Season 

From all of us at Tiny Battle Publishing, we hope you had a very merry Christmas and we wish you a very... 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Hey everybody, we just wanted to update you on the situation with the shipping delays experienced by some of our customers. Our printer had a catastrophic equipment failure, which put his machine out of commission for an extended period of time. And, yes, the timing was impeccable. He has finally fixed the evil machine and is now back up and running. Or, he may have been locked in a cage with a lion and unable to get out.

At any rate, we should have the first of the shipments from him in the next day or two, then we can begin filling back orders. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


On this day in history, December 16, a lot of important stuff happened.

Those party boys, Sons of Liberty, threw all that tea in Boston harbor.

This iconic 1846 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier was entitled "The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor"; the phrase Boston Tea Party had not yet been coined. Contrary to Mr. Currier's depiction, few, if any, of the tea dumpers were actually dressed as Indians. No one was fooled.

Jane Austen was born.

Jane Austen was an English novelist who wrote works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry of the time. 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817
Saturday Night Fever opened.

Saturday Night Fever made John Travolta famous.

And those crazy Germans launched a last ditch counteroffensive, known to some as the Battle of the Bulge. Although at the time, the Allies called it the Ardennes Counteroffensive. It was the press who coined "Battle of the Bulge" to describe the way the Allied front line bulged inward on wartime news maps.

American soldiers of the 117th Infantry Regiment, Tennessee National Guard, part of the 30th Infantry Division, move past a destroyed American M5 "Stuart" tank on their march to recapture the town of St. Vith during the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. (Wikipedia)

Today being the first day of that famous counteroffensive, we at Tiny Battle wanted to remind you that we offer WINTER THUNDER an operational-level game simulating this famous battle, designed by famous designer Brian Train. It utilizes Brian's "nearly diceless" double-blind mission matrix system, a unique system that sets the game apart from the rest of the pack. 

Winter Thunder by Brian Train

A Mary Note about the Ardennes Counteroffensive. The Germans threw 250,000 soldiers, 14 German infantry divisions guarded by five panzer divisions, at 80,000 Americans. The assault began in early morning against the weakest section of the Allied line, an 80-mile poorly protected stretch of forest, because the Germans would never think to go through those woods. Ever.