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1985: Sacred Oil – Troops Are Assembling!

After weeks of mounting tension and sabre-rattling, troops are finally assembling for transport to the Persian Gulf.

According to Pentagon internal sources, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger will announce DEFCON 2 within days.

Soviet General Secretary Andrei Gromyko, recently appointed after a military coup in Soviet Union, declared in a speech broadcasted by USSR state television that the American reaction to the unfolding events in Southwest Asia is “hysterical” and “a menace to the worldwide peace”.

More details on the operation can be found on the official 1985: Sacred Oil page.

43 thoughts on “1985: Sacred Oil – Troops Are Assembling!

  1. Was that MY copy being boxed in the video? It was, wasn’t it? I knew it!!! Ship ’em, Danno.

  2. Emails going out soon? Cant wait!

    Joe

    1. Lot of goodness going into this game.!!!

  3. been waiting eagerly for news, scanning the channels for CENTCOM EXORD 46-85 notification. Trust my name is definitely on the order of battle Major Vianello!

  4. Time to break out the Emergency Deployment Beer.

  5. Just want to verify that I’m down for a copy. Where to do that?

    1. Hi Steve,
      yes you are in the list ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I can’t find my confirm e-mail that I have reserved a copy? Please confirm you have me down on the list?

    Thank You, Dean

    1. Hi Dean,
      yes you are in the Order of Battle! No sweat ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I took the easy way and reverved a copy of each game as soon as they were announced. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. The best approach! A perfect application of the good ol’ “Hurry up and wait”.

  7. Cool. Thanks for the confirm. Game looks fantastic!

  8. When are the emails sent? The one I used to email TRL gets about 100 emails a day (had it for 20 years) Donโ€™t want to miss it! -Steve

    1. Steve, I don’t have an exact date, but in the moment DEFCON 2 is declared DEFCON 1 will follow in one week.

  9. Hi there. Just want to verify that I am still down for a copy of this. Definitely looking forward to it!

    1. Hi John!
      yes, you are in the Order of Battle. Third enlisted volunteer, the spearhead!

      1. Thank you! I have been with you guys from the start and enjoyed every minute. Please consider some add-on modules and maps as mentioned earlier for the future!

  10. Likewise, Iโ€™d like to sign up for a copy, but received no email either offering to join, or confirming that I was on, the list.

    How do I sign up?

    1. Hi Michael, (un)fortunately all the printed copies are already reserved. This does not necessarily means that there’s no hope…Here’s what is going to happen:
      1. 48 hours before the public declaration of DEFCON 1, reserved copy owners will receive a warning message and will be able to get their copy using the operational orders in it.
      2. After 48 hours, DEFCON 1 status is made public and everybody may get a copy, until out of stock
      3. A small strategic reserve is kept aside for reserved copy owners who were sleeping when war broke out

      Reserving a copy requires only a mail and allows us to define the level of interest and the number of copies to print – No money, credit card or questions asked. After the copies have been printed, as in this case, it could be too late. During the project / operation development we usually publish a lot of info on Facebook, Bigboardgaming, Boardgamegeek, TRLGames official page and my personal blog (warwithoutKIA), but we do not send emails offering to sign up ๐Ÿ™‚

      In short: subscribe to the TRLGames official site, keep your eyes open for DEFCON 1 declaration, and act quickly ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. I had thought I was already registered for email updates, but after checking my account I realized that it was not so!

        That has now been corrected.

  11. Good news. Just want to verify that all is well with my name on the list.

    1. Hi Alexandre,
      Yep, you are on the list!

      1. Are the rules available anywhere to start reading them asap?

        1. Nope, rules have not been published yet.

          1. Troops amassing and waiting for the go sign.

            ETA on DEFCON 1?

          2. Situation is still too fluid, awaiting more info.

  12. I dont thing i have one reserved, but would like to be added to the list

    1. Hi Melwinger, (un)fortunately all the printed copies are already reserved. This does not necessarily means that thereโ€™s no hopeโ€ฆHereโ€™s what is going to happen:
      1. 48 hours before the public declaration of DEFCON 1, reserved copy owners will receive a warning message and will be able to get their copy using the operational orders in it.
      2. After 48 hours, DEFCON 1 status is made public and everybody may get a copy, until out of stock
      3. A small strategic reserve is kept aside for reserved copy owners who were sleeping when war broke out

      Reserving a copy requires only a mail and allows us to define the level of interest and the number of copies to print โ€“ No money, credit card or questions asked. After the copies have been printed, as in this case, it could be too late. During the project / operation development we usually publish a lot of info on Facebook, Bigboardgaming, Boardgamegeek, TRLGames official page and my personal blog (warwithoutKIA), but we do not send emails offering to sign up ๐Ÿ™‚

      In short: subscribe to the TRLGames official site, keep your eyes open for DEFCON 1 declaration, and act quickly ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I hope imon the list

    1. Yes, you are ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Still on the fence. How much is shipping to Germany?

    1. Approximately 13 euros, with delivery in 2-3 working days.

  15. FM CINC Monaco
    TO SACEUR
    BT.
    TAGS: NATO, GAMES, FIN
    SUBJECT: Troops Are Assembling!
    1. All troops already departed for holiday leave.
    2. Imperative combat operations NOT/NOT earlier than 03 January.
    3. Advise soonest.
    NNNN

    1. FM SACEUR
      TO CINC MONACO
      BT
      CINC MONACO WILL STAY IN RESERVE UNTIL SPECIFIC DEPORD RCV
      NNNN

  16. I’d like to check if I’m on the list. I thought I had thrown my hat into the ring but I suffered a catastrophic email failure some time ago so I can’t check to be sure.

    1. Hi Don,
      no sweat! You volunteered for the first line ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Just want to make sure I do have a reserved copy.

    1. Hi Pat,
      You may check by yourself by searching your own inbox for a confirmation email from info@TRLGames.com or containing a key phrase like “CENTCOM EXORD 46-85” ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Got it. Wow I was getting worried with Defcon 1 so close and I could not find the email confirmation but have now located it

  18. So where do we send money? How much?

    Is it time yet?

    This will be the 5th game Iโ€™ve bought from you andiโ€™venever seen any of these DEFCON Announcements.

    1. Hey Dan!
      no, unfortunately it’s not yet the time to order….We’ll announce DEFCON 2 when the equipment starts its trip to USA, and DEFCON 1 when it is in position.
      You should receive an email from info@TRLGames.com 48 hours before the public declaration of DEFCON 1…..failing that, you could subscribe to our official site and receive a warning at DEFCON 1 declaration.

      Also, check your spam folder for emails by info@TRLGames.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. La Guerrilla Irregular is ready for combat, please do not hesitate to contact us when the shit hits the fan at Middle East!

  20. Hi, just making sure my brother, Dana Larrivee, is on the list. Thanks so much!!!

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