Kontact Now - Red Eclipse

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Kontact Now: Red Eclipse is a new tactical system. Kontact Now: Red Eclipse covers the Cold War Gone HOT in West Germany in the late 1980's and early 1990’s. Fire Team: Red Eclipse is designed and developed by Steve Overton with Jon Southard, designer of the original Fire Team game, consulting and graphic design by Shayan Logan

Kontact Now: Red Eclipse covers the US and Soviet forces fight on geomorphic maps that are represented at about 50-meter hexes and 2 - 5-minute turns.

Kontact Now: Red Eclipse brings together mechanics to represent the OODA Loop, training and experience of military organizations, Command and Control of tactical combat units, random impulses based on the capabilities of your leaders on the map, intuitive gameplay based on the units responding to gameplay as soldiers do in actual situations, and the ability to create random events such as happen in small unit actions.

Couple the OODA Loop with the training and experience of each nations organizations in the series to create a unique blend of Command and Control with organizational traits. Tactical Event Cards add additional options for play, Command Points give you a varying number of orders per impulse - determined by the quality and condition of the leaders you currently have in play on the map. As the overall leader in the game, you can do whatever you want. You just won't be able to do it all at the same time. If one of your Command Point chits is drawn, you will have between 1 and three orders to issue. Those orders range from firing at the enemy to repairing support weapons and everything in between. That's all great but which orders do you give 'RIGHT NOW'? Each of us has a different idea about what's the most important thing to do at any given moment.

Leaders play a pivotal role in the game by creating orders, directing fire, providing a movement bonus, and assisting in the rallying of broken/disrupted units. The state of your leaders on the map determines how many orders they can give each impulse during the turn. The organization of the nationality you have determines the number of orders you may get in an impulse. The player who can utilize his leaders to the greatest effect will usually be the winner. Usually, because nothing is ever 100% certain in Kontact Now.

Weaponry has not been left out of the game. All weapons of the era are in the game. All weapons systems in the series have been created using the same formulas. This allows each unit - weapons system - to be created with its own unique values in relation to the other weapons of that same weapons class over the past 70+ years and into the future. Armor penetration values are constant throughout the series as are armor defensive values; for all vehicles and helicopters. Each weapon class has been exhaustively researched to give you the best unit values to work with. You don't have to worry about the weapons and the systems. All you have to worry about is using them in a winning combination.

Kontact Now: Red Eclipse will include Off-Map Artillery, night rules, engineer obstacles (mines, wire, bunkers, trenches), multi-level buildings, rubble, fires, roadblocks, helicopter, Close Air Support (CAS), Antitank Guided Missiles, Surface to Air Missiles, Man-Portable Air Defense Systems, with both high and low unit counter density scenarios, exiting the map, all of varying degrees of complexity. Special rules governing helicopter and column movement activation, as well as snipers, medics, wounded and vehicles with multiple weapons systems.

Asymmetrical Victory Conditions combined with the Tactical Event Cards and concealment counters, random CAS attack packages, random size artillery missions, and Opportunity Fire adds a heavy layer of Fog of War to the system. Because of the random chit draw for each impulse during a turn, the series is extremely solitaire friendly.

KN very much adheres to the chaos gaming method. This is not an "I take a turn/ You take a turn" game. This is random events, varying length impulses per turn, surprises at every moment kind of a game with an intuitive set of rules. It is not so random that you have nothing to do but sit back and let the gameplay itself. The choices are there every impulse for the gamer to impact gameplay. Tactical Event Cards can be played at any time, no matter whose impulse it is. Gameplay gets so intense that the gaming table may crack!

Good Hunting.

The GimpyGamer First Look

The Players Aid Preview with Steve Overton at WBC

Moe Interviews Steve Overton and Talks Kontact Now Red Eclipse

Kontact Now Play Example

Kontact Now: Red Eclipse Includes:

6 x Color Geomorphic 11.00 x 17.00 Maps.

4 x Multi-size Counters ¾ Counter size 2mm Thick

1 x Color Core Rule Manual.

1 x Color Module Rules with Examples of Play with 15 Scenarios.

2 x 11 x 17 Player Aid Cards.

2 x 8.5 x 11 Player Aid Cards

25 x 4 x 6 Unit Cards

50 x Event Player Cards

3 x D6 Dice

1 x Heavy Duty Box.

Requirements: No other product is required to play this game.

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Complexity: 5/10

Solitaire: 7/10

Ages: 12+

Players: 1-2

Time: 2-4 Hrs.

Scale: Units: Squads, Crews and Tanks

Requirements: No other product is required to play this game.

Executive Producer: David Heath

Associate Producer: Blackwell Hird

Lead Game Design & Development: Steve Overton

Manual Editor: Hans Korting

Counter Art: Shayne Logan

Map Art: Shayne Logan

Scenario Designers: Steve Overton

Administration: Ava Marie Heath

Customer Support: Darren White

Logistic Manager: Darren White

Graphic Design & Layout: Blackwell Hird

Box Art & Design: Marc von Martial

Playtesters: Steve Overton

Special Thanks & Support: Mark Apodaca, Russell Brown, Sean Druelinger, Ralph Ferrari, Andrew Heath, Daniel Heath, Nicholas Heath, Shane Heath, Phil Lucero, Noah Stoltz, Vance Strickland, Keith Tracton, Brittany Ward, Kindra White

Why We Do What We Do: We love playing games, as well as designing and developing them. We give praise and thanks to God for blessing us so we can follow our dreams and passions. We also thank you our fans, friends, and family for making this possible for us.

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Tags: Kontact Now, Tactical, Wargame, Tactical, Modern