Gathering Storm is both a game in its own right and a prequel to GMTís 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

The German government looked shaky in 1935.

With the stunningly bad run of support events Germany had at the start of this game, itís a wonder the Hitler regime was able to survive, much less that Germany ultimately did well in the game:

Spring 1935:

Summer 1935:

Fall 1935:

Winter 1935:

In Summer 1936 the streak was broken, and Germany was off to the races, starting with the Rhineland:

(Kudos to Eric Thobaben, who handled this a lot better than most of us would haveÖ)

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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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