In 2006 Lock 'n Load Publishing was officially started. The company's original titles, Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes, Swift and Bold, World at War: Eisenbach Gap, and Lock 'n Load: Day of Heroes, released within the year, and have subsequently sold through two printings.
From that humble, three-game beginning, Lock 'n Load Publishing has grown to a game company offering over seventy products including the Nations at War, World at War, Lock 'n Load, Corps Command, Tank on Tank series, and our company magazine, Line of Fire. In addition to historical, conflict-centered games, Lock 'n Load Publishing has also branched out into science fiction and horror, with All Things Zombie, Space Infantry, and Nuklear Winter '68 all popular with historical and fantasy gamers alike.
Lock 'n Load Publishing games have garnered awards from The International Gamers, Origins, The Wargamer, Games Magazine, and a pair of Charles S. Roberts' Awards, including best of the year award for Heroes of the Gap. Additionally, the World at War: Revelation novel was nominated for best game-related publication at the 2011 Origins Game Convention.
In March of 2013, a group of investors headed by Jim Crabtree bought Lock 'n Load Publishing and assumed the company's operations. In July 2014 Lock 'n Load Publishing entered a new stage with David Heath becoming Lock 'n Load's new principle owner and business manager. Many of you may already know David Heath as he was the previous CEO/founder of Matrix Games, The Wargamer and The Gamer's Network for over ten years. Mark Walker departed Lock 'n Load in November 2014. David Heath was joined by Jeff Lewis, Ralph Ferrari, Sean Druelinger and Matt Lohse to design, develop and expand the Lock 'n Load game line.
Lock 'n Load Publishing has now started their own printing division called "Red Ball Xpress". Lock 'n Load Publishing will be handling a lot more of its printing in-house. David Heath has over ten years experience developing and designing digital games and will now be bringing those skills here to expand the Lock 'n Load game line.
As Lock 'n Load Publishing moves forward it intends to continue to expand its board game line as well as introducing digital and miniatures-based products. We love designing, developing and most of all playing games. We thank God for blessing us so we can follow our passions and we thank you for your support.