1565 Siege of Malta is a solo only game designed by the very talented Maurice Suckling of Freeman’s Farm 1777 and Chancellorsville 1863 fame and deals with The Great Siege, as it’s also known in history, where the Ottoman Turk’s westward expansion broke against the wall of Christian defense on the small but strategically significant archipelago of Malta in the Western Mediterranean. The Ottoman Turk invasion force was huge as the armada delivering the troops was almost three times the size of the vaunted Spanish Armada defeated by the English (and the weather) in 1588. It was supported by around 40,000 troops. Malta was defended by around 500 Knights of St. John and 5-6,000 other soldiers, including civilians.
We published an interview with the designer Maurice Suckling and you can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2021/04/29/interview-with-maurice-suckling-designer-of-1565-siege-of-malta-from-worthington-publishing-currently-on-kickstarter/
I also wrote a First Impressions post on the game and you can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2022/06/08/first-impressions-1565-siege-of-malta-from-worthington-publishing/