The Great Battle of Galicia: A Study in Strategy

By N. Golovin

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Old News Archives

April 21, 2013
1914 Offensive à outrance Public Playtest Session

Oregon ConSim Games will be conducting a playtest of its newest simulation, 1914 Offensive à outrance, The Initial Campaigns on the Western Front in WWI, at John Kranz’s ConsimWorld Expo in Tempe May 27 - June 2. This is the fifth time 1914, Oào has been tested at the Expo. The game is a comprehensively researched brigade/division level model of the battles fought in Belgium, France, and Germany from August through mid-November of 1914. Playtest spots are filled, but you are encouraged to stop by and check out the action.

December 17, 2012
GMT's C3i nr26 includes articles and scenarios for 1914: Twilight in the East

C3i magazine nr26 includes two articles with two associated scenarios for 1914: Twilight in the East. The first is a Tannenberg Campaign variant. The second, is entitled A Post-war Solution for Austria-Hungary's Mobilization with the associated scenario entitled Dragoni's Plan for Austria-Hungary. The Dragoni scenario includes expansion counters.

November 24, 2012
GMT to publish 1914 Serbien muß sterbien

GMT Games has agreed to publish our newest design 1914 Serbien muß sterbien, The Initial Campaigns on the Balkan Front in WWI. GMT's policy is to place all new games on their P-500 list, where once a game has garnered a certain number of preorders they pledge to print it. Please go to to pre-order your copy.

June 20, 2012
GMT to publish 1914 Offensive à outrance

GMT Games has agreed to publish our design 1914 Offensive à outrance, The Initial Campaigns on the Western Front in WWI. Please go to to pre-order your copy.

UPDATE: as of November 24, 1914 Offensive à outrance has made the cut with 600 preorders. GMT plans to publish 1914 Oào during the third quarter of 2013.

January 31, 2012
1914: Dispatches, the Oregon ConSim Journal begins shipping

The debut issue of 1914: Dispatches, the Oregon ConSim Journal focuses on the Eastern Front during 1914 by expanding on the WWI simulation game 1914 Twilight in the East. Also included are two enhanced player-aid cards designed to speed play.

November 9, 2011
New Army Organizational Displays for 1914 Twilight in the East

Now available for download are a new type of Army Organizational Display for use with 1914 Twilight in the East. These new displays, developed during the design of 1914 Offensive à outrance, reduce the amount of space required and speed play.

January 13, 2009
Michael Resch Interviewed in No Turkeys 'Zine

The latest issue of the Italian language 'zine No Turkeys contains an interview with Michael Resch. It also contains a review authored by Enrico Acerbi of his DTP game Battle for Galicia, 1914.

November 1, 2008
1914 TitE Reviewed in Europe

The German Gesellschaft für historische Simulationen recently reviewed 1914 Twilight in the East in their in-house journal “Die Manöverkritik” #40 4th quarter 2008. The review authored by Dirk Dahmann has been generously provided to us to be published here on this site.

1914 TitE has also been reviewed by Jean-Claude Besida in the French-language gaming magazine Vae Victis #82 September 2008.

August 10, 2008
1914 Twilight in the East Wins Best Pre-WW2 Boardgame

Oregon ConSim Games is proud to acknowledge that 1914 Twilight in the East has won the 2007 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame. It also shared the award for Best Wargame Graphics. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and all those that voted for this game.

October 30, 2007
1914 Twilight in the East Shipping!

After months of painstaking research and development by Michael Resch and Dick Vohlers, GMT Games has finished producing 1914 Twilight in the East and has started shipping to the preorder customers. Please visit the game’s discussion page at ConsimWorld for the lastest Q&A, and continue to check this page for announcements about related support materials.

November 17, 2006
Battle for Galicia, 1914

Oregon ConSim Games announces the publication of its first DTP offering titled Battle for Galicia, 1914. Designed by Michael Resch, Battle for Galicia, 1914 is a low complexity, easy to learn operational game simulating Austria-Hungary’s initial battles against Imperial Russia in WW1. The design-objective was to create an exciting introduction to this fascinating campaign while neatly filling the vacant niche between overly simplistic games offered in the past and the historically accurate but admittedly intense model represented by 1914 Twilight in the East.

October 13, 2006
1914 Twilight in the East

GMT Games has announced the official title for its Eastern Front WWI game is to be 1914 Twilight in the East.

April 2, 2006
The Cossacks are Coming! reviewed in Omega Games Paper Wars

Paper Wars #61 (Jan/Feb 2006) contains a review of The Cossacks are Coming! written by James Urban. Read the complete Review.

March 30, 2006
Game System Comparison: Twilight in the East vs. the system used in The Cossacks are Coming!

Many Gamers interested in WWI have expressed an interest in knowing the differences between the new Twilight in the East game system and that of the old Death of Empires game system. Join the discussion on ConsimWorld.

March 28, 2006
Our name has changed! We are now Oregon ConSim Games

Bro Games is now Oregon ConSim Games. The name is derived from a combination of our mission to produce conflict simulation war games and our location here in peaceful Eugene, Oregon, just one block from the University of Oregon campus.