Gathering Storm is both a game in its own right and a prequel to GMT’s A World at War. It covers the period from 1935 to the outbreak of World War II, whenever that might be. Like A World at War, Gathering Storm, simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production preparations for the Second World War.

Demonstration Game: This game illustrates both how Gathering Storm is played and how the units and counters are moved on the mapboard, balance of power charts and scenario cards to implement and reflect game developments.

 

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Random Event Combo of the Week

Spain blows up.

Gathering Storm is intended to be a game that is fun and sometimes funny, but one game started by reminding us that while it’s fine for the Axis player to hope for a German victory, everyone should be glad that in the real war the Germans lost.

Spain started slowly, and by Spring 1939 still had only three civil war events. A Greek civil war had already come and gone, and a Yugoslavian civil war had broken out in Spring 1939. Had some random events gone missing?

No, because in Summer 1939:

Did Mussolini and the Pope talk about the Spanish civil at dinner? If so, they shouldn’t have been surprised at what happened in the very next turn:

Fall 1939:

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Gathering Storm News

June 19, 2016

The June 30, 2016 rules updates have been posted. The PDF files, the on-line rules, and the Windows Help File have all been updated. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 17, 2016

The on-line format of the December 31, 2015 rules updates have now been posted. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

January 6, 2016

The December 31, 2015 rules updates have been posted. At this point only the PDF files have been posted; the on-line rules will be updates shortly. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

September 13, 2015

The final research and AWAW conversion information for the ERB game is now available for reading under Game Reports.

August 2, 2015

The four 1938 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

July 19, 2015

The four 1937 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

July 5, 2015

The four 1936 turns for the ERB game are now available for reading under Game Reports.

June 21, 2015

The June 30, 2015 rules updates have been posted. The only substansive changes are to the Gathering Storm to A World at War transition rules. All of the changes can be found in the Rules and GS-AWAW sections. The list of changes can also be found here.

June 7, 2015

Gathering Storm has gotten 500+ orders on GMT's P500 list. It should be shipping this month!

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