Deluxe WW2 rules are now available!
Deluxe rules cover company to battalion sized actions, (where players field
sections and platoons as their tactical units), providing straight forward yet
comprehensive rules for WW2 tactical combat.
Deluxe is a very different game to its predecessor and distinct from other
existing rule sets. The central theme of the rules is tactical command and
control. This emphasis on command requires players to plan ahead, use period
tactics such as combined arms to overcome the enemy and genuinely think about
the command challenges before them. When playing PanzerGrenadier each army
operates under a specific military doctrine which impacts upon the command
flexibility players are able to exercise. Your HQ units are important; as
you'll find those units under command operate reasonably well, whereas those
units out of command will drain your command of its vital HQ Impetus. And once
you're at zero your turn could end at any moment! Players will not be able to
see every enemy unit and attacking forces will need to use reconnaissance
effectively; both commands will need to consider their deployments and
allocation of reserves and have their commanders in the right place at the
right time in order to exploit combat opportunities and achieve battlefield success!
rules span 248 pages in full colour and provide fast, simple yet
"wargame" realistic mechanisms that produce a much quicker style of
play allowing players to concentrate far more on commanding their troops and
playing the game. Advanced rules are incorporated into the body of the main
rules so can easily be used. Also included are numerous optional rules, such as
Russian commissars, demolition vehicles, river crossings, etc; three introductory
scenarios, an extensive points system including easy to use standard platoon
costings and extensive and detailed TOE's covering Germany, Russia, Britain and
the United States.
Deluxe can be used with 15mm or 20mm figures (though 10-12mm and even 28mm
figures can be used) and can be played at either a 1:3 figure ratio or a 1:1
figure ratio. No rebasing needed. Quick reference sheet, unit status markers
and artillery template are also provided.
this week from Caliver Books at £35.
the excellent WW2 artwork of Chris Collingwood adorns both the front and rear