08 June 2019

Zeppelin Raider

A few years ago I came across a U-Boat board game series which I loved : The Hunters.

Indeed, it captured my imagination so much that I had long email exchanges with the author Greg. I subsequently assisted the development of a Pacific theatre version (Silent Victory), and contributed to the research for a potential future Italian Navy expansion in the Med.  We also met up at Fall-In one year as well which was brilliant (https://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2016/04/silent-victory.html)

Subsequently, I suggested to Greg that his game system would work well with minor adjustment for simulating WW1 Imperial Navy Luftschiff operations: the concept for Zeppelin Raider was born!

So now after a few years of research and playtesting, the game has now been published by Compass Games.  Always great to see you name on a game box and I cant wait to get my copy delivered.

You can read more about the game at BGG, where there are a number of reviews, AARs and errata:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256939/zeppelin-raider-imperial-german-naval-airships


Thats it for me blogwise for awhile - away again with work for a few months.
A small pile of hobby books will keep me company in the interim.




10 comments:

  1. What an absolute blast well done you. Safe journey Paul.

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  2. Nice one mate! Stay safe. Beers on your return...

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  3. Excellent - I really enjoy playing "The Hunters", which you kindly gave me. TheZeplin games will be added to the "toy list".

    Safe travels

    Miles

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  4. Well done! Happy sailing, although I’m sure you’d be happier in a Zeppelin.

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  5. What fun! Love the late sixties looking cover!
    Best Iain

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