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Europe's Liberation On Your Dining Room Table!
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Cary, NC, 14, March, 2005-
Mud splattered tanks fight the enemy viciously on the Eastern Front for every foot of
ground advanced. Fighters dance in a deadly ballet in the clear blue skies, tracer rounds
crisscrossing the heavens. In the Atlantic death lies beneath the cobalt waves, as another
merchantman sinks beneath the sea, wrapped in a shroud of oil and flame. Across
Europe armies await their final commands. Some will march for conquest, others for
liberation, and some simply for survival. This is war. Chaos. Armageddon. Welcome
to the ETO, or European Theater of Operations, and it's all happening in the comfort of
your dining room.
Shrapnel Games announced the latest addition to their lineup of
award-winning and critically acclaimed war and strategy games, NEPPAGames: ETO
(European Theater of Operations).
NEPPAGames: ETO is a multiplayer boardgame of grand strategic Second World War
warfare developed by NEPPAGames, soon to be published by Shrapnel Games. A
hybrid of classic area-based gameplay like Axis and Allies, combined with all the
intricacies of deeper games such as The Rise and Decline of the Third Reich,
NEPPAGames: ETO is an easy to learn historical wargame chock full of the open
gameplay options armchair generals love. Command the full military and economic
might of the Axis or Allied nations during this pivotal era. Will history change with you
"While there are many strategic World War Two games on the market," Tim Brooks,
founder and president of Shrapnel Games commented, "NEPPAGames: ETO stands out
for being truly a player's game. While other systems bog down in rules minutiae, or go
in the opposite direction and end up being more about luck than strategy, NEPPAGames:
ETO hits the sweet spot between the two extremes. Anyone looking for a challenging
and fun boardgame about the Western and Eastern Fronts will love this game. We're
thrilled to have NEPPAGames join Shrapnel, and hopefully gamers around the globe will
Chet Makuch, co-founder of NEPPAGames had this to say: "We are very excited about
our relationship with Shrapnel Games. This partnership will allow NEPPAGames to
focus on our game design efforts, and we look forward to bringing additional high quality
game designs to market. Shrapnel Games is clearly recognized worldwide as a leading
publisher and distributor of award-winning computer war and strategy titles. We look
forward to working with Tim Brooks and the rest of the Shrapnel team."
For anyone already familiar with NEPPAGames: ETO (it was originally self-published
by NEPPAGames) this is a newly revised and updated second edition version. Some of
the changes found in this version include a completely reworked manual with tons of
excellent play examples, simplified strategic warfare rules, additional counters, and an
More information on NEPPAGames: ETO will be available on the Shrapnel Games
website soon, www.shrapnelgames.com.