30/08/2016 at 11:27 #47684
We are excited to announce the release of Ostfront –
A comprehensive WW2 system for combined arms in any theater.
This system focuses on quick and easy play, balanced army lists, historical accuracy and fun!
Ostfront plays at the Company to Battalion level – infantry are represented in bases representing 10 – 25 men.
6 extensive Army Lists are available: Wehrmacht, Soviet, British, U.S., Imperial Japanese and the Royal Italian Army.
Each list covers the infantry, light vehicles, field guns, tanks and armored vehicles and their evolution during the course of the war. Army lists are fairly free-form to build, with very few restrictions. Some units are more expensive due to rarity or difficulty of production / maintenance, so historical and balanced lists tend to do better than simply taking all heavy tanks: Infantry and light vehicles play an important role in capturing objectives and reconnaissance.
For this game WW2 is split into 3 periods: Early, Mid and Late so that balance is maintained, while still allowing for the flavor of early war operations with light tanks, mid war Kursk-style battles, and of course late war where JagdTigers, Pershings and IS-2s roam.
Ostfront also contains a built-in map campaign system for the combination of grand strategy and tabletop tactics. Each tabletop battle will effect the map campaign, and up to 5 players can go head-to-head over a map of Europe and North Africa. Players will have to control production centers, send their forces along supply lines, deal with the diplomacy of their allies / enemies, and fortify positions against potential enemy attack. A technology race is also implemented, with players who control more tech centers able to produce a single vehicle from the next period of the war. During Late war this even extends to post-war vehicles. So if Germany is doing very well in late war and able to control another factions Technology Center, they will be able to chose to produce either a Maus, Panther II, Löwe or E-100 for the rest of the game.
Ostfront is available on Wargame Vault, and we have up to 30% off for the complete PDF bundle.
Printed book versions will be available in future as well.15/09/2016 at 04:47 #48647
Has anyone given the rules a read? How does this compare to CDIII, FOW, and/or Spearhead? How big a table do you need? Question, question, question?15/09/2016 at 09:07 #48655
Hi darthfozzywlg, the scale is similair to FoW, but much more simplified and with more freedom in army list building. Infantry are in stands representing 10 – 25 men, and vehicles are about 1:1. You need a 6′ X 4′ table ideally, but for smaller battles 4′ X 4′ or 3′ X 3′ would work fine.
Infantry based for FoW or Crossfire can be used, provided both sides have the same size bases!
The rules are fairly quick and deadly, very few dice are rolled and so infantry can be wiped out if they’re in the wrong place and under fire, same goes with vehicles.
Games are usually objective based, so even if you take massive casualties, as long as you hold the objective at the end of the game you still win the battle.
I posted an small example game you can check out:
15/09/2016 at 16:01 #48686
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Very helpful – thanks!16/09/2016 at 05:10 #48726
We also just released a “quick fire” rule set, covering the basics and with 4 army lists included – its free to download!
This way people can have a play and see what they think:16/09/2016 at 19:37 #48775
That’s great. I’ll have to check those out!23/09/2016 at 15:57 #49173
We now have printed books available too (and they look very nice, received my proofs today), 30% off for the full bundle:
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