Your platoon has clawed its way forward under heavy fire---but can they make it the last few yards and kick the enemy off the hill?
Find out with a Sergeant’s War, a WWII minatures game which emphasizes morale, unit quality, and small-unit leaders. A typical force is a platoon of infantry backed up with heavy weapons and armor. Units of maneuver are individual vehicles, squads and half-squads of infantry, and heavy weapon teams. Major features of the game include:
Fast play — 2 hours or less
Easy combat mechanics — infantry fire, anti-tank fire, and close-range firefights all use the same basic to-hit mechanic which compares relative unit quality
Importance of leaders — your squad and platoon leaders are critical to keep your force fighting, but every time they do something significant, they might get hit by enemy fire
Emphasis on units over individuals — players focus on the placement of squads, tanks, and heavy weapons, not individual riflemen
Can be played with any scale of miniatures and any type of basing
This book contains:
Rules for infantry and vehicle combat
Artillery and air support
Special terrain rules for bocage, urban combat, fighting in forests, and more
Special combat rules for human wave assaults, night fighting, chaos and confusion, and more
Tips for designing scenarios
Orders of battle for mid/late war US, German, Soviet, British, and Japanese forces
Vehicle and gun stats for 1944/45
The rules will be updated regularly with new vehicle stats and additional, optional rules.
The rules are also available bundled with a campaign pack, featuring 6 scenarios set in the bocage battle of 1944.