I came across this floating around in the blogosphere, hat tip to Old Trousers from Numbers, Wargames & Arsing About. This is Tricorne, Richard Borg's take on the American Rebellion. Contrary to early reports, this game will be shipping with blocks rather than plastic figures or at least that's what it says on the manufacturers website. I'm not awfully keen on blocks, but to be honest I will probably play it with figures anyway.
I have no great enthusiasm for the American War of Independence, but I am very interested to learn how Richard Borg tackles linear warfare. There are suggestions that a Seven Years War version will be forthcoming if this is successful and that I would be very interested in.
The game will cover the following battles. None of these involve the French unless I'm very much mistaken - though Du Gourmand is already laying in supplies of 1/72 figures in anticipation.
Bunker Hill -17 June 1775
Long Island (Grant's Attack) - 27 August 1776
Long Island (British Flank March) - 27 August 1776
Freeman's Farm - 19 September 1777
Bemis Heights - 7 October 1777
Bemis Heights (British Redoubts) - 7 October 1777
Monmouth - 28 June 1778
Camden - 16 August 1780
Cowpens - 17 January 1781
Guilford Courthouse - 15 March 1781
Hobkirk's Hill - 25 April 1781
Eutaw Springs - 8 September 1781
The game is not available yet, but can be pre-ordered here with a hefty $20 discount. Unfortunately, the shipping from the US is equally hefty, so I'm in two minds at present. That said, Richard Borg has never written a game I didn't enjoy.