Though it may not seem like it today, I try not to overdo it with prerelease announcements and teasers for future products. But with new entries for one of my absolute favorite game systems, it’s hard to resist. So let me call your attention to the latest P500 additions from GMT Games, which include two new Commands & Colors: Ancients expansions. Commands & Colors has been a hot seller for GMT and is based on the same system underlying BattleLore and Memoir ’44, both successful games for their publishers. The next two entries in the series will be Expansion #4: Imperial Rome and Expansion #5: Epic Ancients I. Imperial Rome will include scenarios for new battles, as well as units and rules for cataphracted cavalry, wagon laager forts, massed units of horse archers, light infantry tossing caltrops, and others. Epic Ancients will contain components for playing out battles on a larger scale, including a special deck of Command Cards, 14 Battle Dice, 12 Epic Ancients scenarios on 11 x 17 cards, and two double-sided mounted map-boards.
Other games added to the P500 program by GMT in the last few days include:
- Normandy ’44, a two-player, regimental level, hex-and-counter game of the D-Day landing.
- Pensacola 1781, a card-driven game in GMT’s Battles of the American Revolution series.
- Rebel Raiders on the High Seas, a low-complexity, naval warfare game set in the American Civil War.
- Blackbeard, a reprint of the pirate-themed game released only this past May.
Now go out there and preorder, so I can get my games!