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20 June 2023 General News


The playing cards for Frondeurs et Frondeuses are now available to order from DriveThru Cards. These are for the PnP version - the boxed game comes with a physical deck. The PnP version does include a PDF for the cards, so those are not posted at DTC. Cost for a physical deck from DTC is $20 USD plus postage.


10 June 2023 General News


New Product Release

RSG is pleased to announce the release of a new title: Frondeurs et Frondeuses.

The game should be available to order from Blue Panther LLC  a few days from now. As always, PnP copies will be available on this RSG site, as well as the link to the game's page at Blue Panther.


Price: $150

Early Bird Discount. Blue Panther is offering $20 off the regular price for the first 10 (TEN) customers (only). If the game's webpage is not yet posted when you read this, feel free to email them with your order.


Print and Play copies are now available at RSG. The game requires a deck of cards. A PDF for them is included in the kit.  DriveThru Cards will have both the PDF and the physical deck available for order in a few weeks (we are still in the proofing process, which involves them mailing a copy to me for approval (3-7 weeks)).

A reminder: Blue Panther is willing to supply physical counter sets for the PnP copies, at a cost of $7 USD per sheet.


Old Product [Re]Release

Kabinettskrieg, the massive expansion for the Lace Wars Austrian Succession Trilogy, has been overhauled and is ready to be relisted. As soon as Blue Panther provides a price it will be available in boxed format. The PnP version (also updated) is available now, but at the original price for the time being.

The main change to the original is the removal of all the maps. Those maps have been included with the individual games for nearly ten years now, so including them in KK is redundant. This will reduce the price somewhat (or rather, will hopefully ensure the price does not jump).

Also, all counter errata has been integrated into the counter sheets. Previously the errata was sold on a separate sheet, no longer available.


Old Stock Sale

After I supplied Blue Panther with several boxes of old material they have decided to put together some 'patchwork' games. These will be fully complete, fully functional copies of a variety of titles in the RSG line, but the components will be somewhat mixed. Books, for example, may be stitched (stapled down the centerline), perfect bound (like paperbacks), or spiral bound (BP's specialty). Counters may be laser cut by BP or 'old school' die cut. Because some of the materials are made to metric instead of imperial dimensions, the games will not be boxed, but stored in canvas bags.


The advantage to you? Prices will be discounted by 30%.

BP can only make a handful of these games. 13 titles are represented but in most cases there is only enough material to make a single patchwork copy. So, first come, first served. Visit the Blue Panther website for details.


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20 September 2022 General News


The following is a copy of the latest newsletter.

RSG is pleased to announce the release of two new titles: The Last Labour of Hercules, and Four Corners. Both games are now available to order from Blue Panther LLC.

There are a couple of caveats. [Since publication of his letter, these should have been dealt with - the games are now shipping.]

Product webpages already exist at Red Sash Games but it will take a few days for Blue Panther to activate theirs, so you will have to email them with your requests. You can find the prices at RSG.

Please be aware that Blue Panther has only had a couple of weeks notice about these titles, so production may take longer than expected, especially since they will need to source wooden cubes and card decks for one of the titles. Personally, I would base my expectations on them beginning work at the start of October. If they turn out to be faster, that’s a plus.

We regret that Red Sash Games will not be offering the traditional preorder discounts. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, there is no longer any need to present the manufacturer with a ‘batch order’ to reduce the set up fees. But, more importantly, the Europeans can no longer take advantage of the discount; it would not be fair to offer it to only some of you.

Print and Play copies are now available at RSG. As I mentioned before, one of the titles requires cards. As usual these will be available at the DriveThru Cards website. But, because I need to receive proofs and submit approval before physical decks are made public - a process which will apparently take a few weeks, you cannot buy the physical decks just yet. The card PDFs are available as a free download at  DriveThru.

[The LLH decks are now available, both to download as PDFs and to order as physical copies.]

A reminder: Blue Panther is willing to supply physical counter sets for the PnP copies, at a cost of $7 USD per sheet.

The Games

The Last Labour of Hercules is a two-player ‘light’ wargame about the English occupation of Tangier from 1662 to 1684. It combines two different styles of play. Periods of preparation and lulls in the action are resolved through card play, while siege actions (there will be more than one) use a map of Tangier, with point-to-point movement and forces represented by wooden cubes. The game is a race to see who can accomplish their objectives first.

Four Corners is a collection of four expansions in the Sea Lords series (one is actually a companion for Heirs of the Golden Horde) . The expansions are:

     King George’s War, supplementing Yellow Jack and featuring the siege of Louisbourg.

     Eastern Med, supplementing Mistral by adding the rest of the Mediterranean. This expansion includes the 2.0 Upgrade kit (especially the counters) which was previously only available as a PnP.

     Black Sea (the actual name is in Turkish), which can link to the Med but which is to be used with the Lace Wars game Türkenkrieg and its expansion, Heirs of the Golden Horde.

     Carnatic War, which covers naval action off the Coromandel Coast (the section of India opposite Sri Lanka). This map does not physically join with any others but you will need Cold Waves for the counter mix.

These expansions will NOT be sold separately as folios (ziplock). However, if you are only interested in one or two topics , and are willing to accept a PnP copy, we should be able to come to some arrangement.

New Projects

There is still no shortage of subject matter for new games. Some of you have asked about SYW, the French and Indian War, Napoleon’s campaigns, and even WWII. None of those are off the table, but I do think there are many fine titles out there on those subjects, making them less of a priority. So, the immediate project is going to be a game about the Fronde.

If you buy our games you probably know what the Fronde was (not that any source I have read has really been able to define it). Very superficially, toward the end of the Thirty Years War, and with the death of Louis XIII, France went into a period of turmoil. It was because of the Fronde that Louis XIV established an absolute monarchy. As conceived at present the  game will be a four-way power play between various elite factions: Mazarin, Retz, Condé, and the Cabal des Importants (a coven of idle rich women and their husbands/lovers). Two- and three- player options will be available. Unless it proves unworkable the game system will probably be very similar to the one developed for Parcel o' Rogues.

After the Fronde, which hopefully will be released late in 2023, our projects  will probably return to conventional wargaming.

That’s all for now.

Remember, if you have any questions or suggestions about rules, upcoming designs, etc. please feel free to write to me at the above email address. I do respond on FaceBook, BGG, and Consimworld, but not regularly.

Questions about production, shipping, pricing, etc. must be directed to Blue Panther LLC. They handle all of that.