Since its founding in February 2013, 1A Games has been run by Dana Lombardy. Dana brought with him a long history of producing war games and military history books and brought the company through its first year which saw the release of the first new expansion for Tide of Iron in three years – Stalingrad. Now, Dana has chosen to step back from the day-to-day operations of the company to devote more time to his real passion – military history books.
Stepping into the role of Operations Manager is Chris Williams, formerly our Sales and Marketing Manager. Chris has been part of the games industry for over 25 years and has worked in all of its facets: retail, wholesale, publishing (both working for a publisher and as a publisher himself), and freelance writer and editor, not to mention game enthusiast. Some of the projects he’s worked on include the When Gravity Fails sourcebook for the Cyberpunk 2020 rpg, The Complete Dreamlands sourcebook for the Call of Cthulhu rpg, and Vortext magazine – a quarterly game magazine published in the mid-1990s.
Chris takes the helm as 1A enters its second year with a full production schedule which includes Tide of Iron: Next Wave (due in May/June), Cross Hares: Testing Ground (due in July/August), and our first railroad game Confederate Rails designed by Richard Berg – the Pope of War Gaming – (due in Sept/Oct). Interspersed with those major releases will be smaller releases of products in support of both Tide of Iron and Cross Hares. And if that’s not enough, we hope to be able to make an announcement soon about an exciting new product in the Tide of Iron line which will revitalize the line and bring many new players into the fold, greatly expanding the player base and ensuring the longevity of the line for years to come.
As we move forward, our company motto remains “We recognize and listen to our fans!” Chris has taken this to heart and we will strive to continue to bring you the highest quality board games we can.