Balkan Gamble – short second chance!

I made up a few more copies of Balkan Gamble. Here’s your second chance to get one!

BGmbl cover


The Allied invasions of the Balkans that never happened. One of the great what-ifs of World War 2 in the Mediterranean theatre, at least to Hitler and the German High Command, was the possibility of an Allied invasion of Greece and/or Yugoslavia. The Allies knew the Germans perceived such invasions as a credible threat and created several strategic deception plans, leading the Germans to move or keep critical troop formations in northern Italy and the Balkans when they would have been much more useful somewhere else. Scenarios for 1943, 1944, 1945, and a hypothetical 1950 Soviet invasion of Yugoslavia. Uses the Autumn Mist/ Summer Lightning/ Winter Thunder system of formation activations and almost-diceless combat with mission matrix, at a larger scale: 1 week/turn; 30 km/hex; division/brigade; 17×22″ hex map and 280 double-sided counters. Many “chrome” rules to cover the fragmented human, political and physical terrain of the area.

Only TWENTY copies have been made. Most have been sold. But you can still get one!


“Now, Maitland! Now’s your time!

The price for these is $25 each, since it has twice the map, printed (not copied) onto quality heavy stock, and twice the usual number of counters (though you still have to mount and cut them). That also makes it heavier, so postage costs more (but is still included in the cost of the game).

If you want a copy, please let me know at I take, and prefer, Paypal.



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5 Responses to Balkan Gamble – short second chance!

  1. Hmmm… this seems like something a company like Tiny Battle Publishing ( would love to publish.

    • brtrain says:

      Needs 22×34″ map and 280 counters… beyond your parameters, I think.
      And, with this second printing, I think I have now saturated the market.

  2. ks0710 says:

    You had me until I had to do crafts….:(

  3. Pingback: WARGAME WEDNESDAY: Imperium, Balkan Gamble Available, Churchill at Chartwell, and Classroom Cuba Libre! –

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