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Lock 'N Load Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT

Highly anticipated, Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam will begin shipping today, Wednesday, the 28th of May. Due to the overwhelming interest in Shrapnel Games' first boardgame it is expected that all pr-release copies may not go out until Monday, the 2nd of June. Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam is a fast moving, fun to play, tactical level game of small unit actions in the Vietnam War. While players will find it to be an accurate depiction of squad level combat you won't have to wade through a hundred pages of rules to play. In fact, you'll be up and playing after reading less than a dozen pages of rules!

Lock 'N Load is more than just a tactical game though, it's a complete system of modern combat. Expect to see future expansions that cover everything from the typical, such as the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, to the atypical, like the deadly street battles in Grozny. Each expansion will include new counters, maps, player aids, and the special rules needed for that particular expansion.

But wait, what's that? You got your computer game in my boardgame! Oh yeah, well, you got your boardgame in my computer game! Why, it's two tastes that taste great together! Lock 'N Load will ship with VASSAL, a computer aid designed to let gamers play Lock 'N Load over the Internet right out of the box! While there have been other programs that have attempted to do the same they've always been either too cumbersome to use or far too expensive. With VASSAL you get everything you need to play electronically from the moment you open the game.

And while you're anxiously awaiting for that big brown truck to show up outside your door why not entertain yourself with the Lock 'N Load demo (a boardgame with a downloadable demo - yet another innovation!) or watch the Flash demonstration. It's work friendly (well, if your boss doesn't mind you surfing to wargame sites) so you can even get all your co-workers interested in the game!

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