Academy Games is launching a new series of historical wargames that features hidden units and secret orders. The Fog of War series of games will use wooden blocks instead of traditional counters or miniatures. The identity and statistics of each unit is hidden from the opponent until the fighting begins, in a manner similar to Columbia Games’ line of “block games.” The play of the game is controlled through the use of game cards, which are secretly selected and placed on the game board. This allows players to bluff and mislead their opponents as they develop their strategy.
Strike of the Eagle is the first in this new series of games. The game centers around the conflicts that occurred in Poland following the end of World War One. Russian-supported Communist forces compete against the Polish military as new, modern technology appears on the battlefield.
The game was originally designed by Robert Zak and was published in Poland by Gry Leonardo under the title The Eagle and the Star. Designer Uwe Eickert of Academy Games has developed the game for the American market.
Strike of the Eagle will include a large (37” x 26”) mounted game board, 110 wooden unit blocks, 110 game cards, and a 20 page scenario book with historical notes and 8 campaign scenarios. For 2 to 4 players, recommended for ages 13 and up.