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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Blitzkrieg Commander Rules

Blitzkrieg Commander Rules

Blitzkrieg Commander is an exciting wargame that allows you to recreate battles of the Second World War using miniatures on a tabletop.

- Suitable for any scale miniatures, from 2mm right up to 28mm.
- Simple command system that emphasises the fog of war.
- Effective mechanism for casualty resolution.
- Flexible figure ratio meaning one base represents a platoon.
- Minimal setup time, simply assemble your forces and play.
- Contains 49 army lists covering all nations and theatres.
- Includes 15 scenarios.
- Suitable for solo, two player or multiplayer games.
- No supplements, everything you need to play WWII games in one book. 
- Quick Reference Sheet included.- Quick Reference Sheet included.
- Fully bookmarked, easy-to-use PDF.

Blitzkrieg Commander is one of the most popular WWII rulesets of the past decade with over 5000 copies sold so far across Editions 1 and 2.  This 3rd Edition remains true to the BKC you're familiar with, but with a bit of a refresh on the text.  All of the core elements remain in the game and everything should run much the way it always has.  Things that you may find work slightly differently include:

Scale - Established at '1 base = 1 platoon' 
Terrain (movement, visibility and cover) - Revamped and simplified in places.
Basic Actions - Now set out in defined actions list.
Unit Abilities (including profiles) - Revamped.
Command Units - Revamped and can now fight and be knocked out like other units.
Close Assault - Streamlined.
Off-table Support - Streamlined.
Engineering - Streamlined and moved to command phase.
Recce Actions - Streamlined.
Exceptions & Special Rules - Extracted into formal 'special abilities' for units.
Army Lists - Revamped and increased.


If you know and love Blitzkrieg Commander already then BKC-III should hopefully feel familiar but fresh to you.  For those new to these rules, grab yourself a copy and see what everyone is talking about!

These rules are also available as a hard copy directly through our website.

Blitzkrieg Commander II Rules

Blitzkrieg Commander Wargaming Rules by Specialist Military Publishing is an exciting wargame that allows you to recreate battles of the Second World War and and Spanish Civil War using miniatures on a tabletop. Command anything from a company right up to a division and get a result in 2-3 hours without becoming bogged-down in detail. Suitable for any scale miniatures from 2mm right up to 28mm (including 6mm, 1/285, 10mm, 12mm, N Scale, 15mm and 20mm) and no re-basing required. 

The rules are available as a 140-page A4-sized book (either a perfect bound hard-copy full-colour book, a print-on-demand monochrome book or a full-colour electronic PDF document) with over 45 pictures that illustrate how to play the game. These feature real miniatures as you see them on the gaming table not diagrams that belong in a physics textbook! You also get a double-sided A4-sized quick reference sheet. This is 2nd Edition of the game (dated 2009), released on 21st December 2009 and brings the game into line with Cold War Commander. The first edition of Blitzkrieg Commander is still available. 

The game can be played at one of two levels: 1 base = 1 Platoon (the scale the game was designed for) or 1 base = 1 Squad or Individual Vehicle. The ground scale is 1cm = 20m or 1cm = 10m respectively. One turn represents up to 30 minutes of real-life action. 

Main Features

The main features of the game include: 

1. command system that emphasizes the fog of war in a simple but effective manner 
2. the same mechanism for casualty resolution throughout 
3. rules for infantry, tanks, recce, artillery, aircraft, engineers, fortifications & weather 
4. flexible figure ratio meaning a base of infantry represents either a section or a platoon 
5. minimal setup time - simply assemble your forces and play 
6. unique points system that allows for unequal forces but an equal chance of victory 
7. 44 well presented army lists for 19 nations covering 15 theatres of war 
8. 15 generic scenarios suitable for any nation & theatre 
9. suitable for solo, 2-player & multi-player games at home, club, or tournament 
10. one double-sided quick reference sheet included 
11. no supplements - all you need to play in one book

Theatres Covered

1. Spanish Civil War: Spain 1936-39 (Nationalists, Republicans) 
2. World War Two: Early Far East 1937-41 (Japan, Russia) 
3. World War Two: Poland 1939 (Germany, Poland, Russia) 
4. World War Two: Finland 1939-40 (Finland, Russia) 
5. World War Two: Norway 1940 (Germany, Norway) 
6. World War Two: France & The Low Countries 1940 (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands) 
7. World War Two: North Africa 1940-42 (Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
8. World War Two: Balkans 1941 (Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia) 
9. World War Two: Early Eastern Front 1941-42 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain) 
10. World War Two: Far East 1941-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Japan) 
11. World War Two: Tunisia 1943 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
12. World War Two: Mid Eastern Front 1943 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain) 
13. World War Two: Italy 1943-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
14. World War Two: Late Eastern Front 1944-45 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia) 
15. World War Two: Western Europe 1944-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany) 


Blitzkrieg Commander I Rules

Blitzkrieg Commander is an exciting wargame that allows you to recreate battles of the Second World War and Spanish Civil War using miniatures on a tabletop. Command anything from a company right up to a division and get a result in 2-3 hours without becoming bogged-down in detail. Suitable for any scale miniatures from 2mm right up to 28mm (including 6mm, 1/285, 10mm, 12mm, N Scale, 15mm and 20mm) and no re-basing required. 

The rules come as a 120-page A4-sized book (either a print-on-demand monochrome book or a full-colour electronic PDF document) with over 50 pictures that illustrate how to play the game. These feature real miniatures as you see them on the gaming table not diagrams that belong in a physics textbook! You also get a double-sided A4-sized quick reference sheet. This is the 3nd printing of the game (dated 2006), released on 22nd January 2007 and contains the amendments from the 2nd Print Errata, plus an updated FAQ, both available from the Downloads area of the site. The amendments are a handful of stat changes to the army lists, so nothing major.

The game can be played at one of two levels: 1 base = 1 Platoon (the scale the game was designed for) or 1 base = 1 Squad or Individual Vehicle. The ground scale is 1cm = 20m or 1cm = 10m respectively. One turn represents up to 30 minutes of real-life action.

Main Features

The main features of the game include: 

command system that emphasizes the fog of war in a simple but effective manner 
the same mechanism for casualty resolution throughout 
rules for infantry, tanks, recce, artillery, aircraft, engineers, fortifications & weather 
flexible figure ratio meaning a base of infantry represents either a section or a platoon 
minimal setup time - simply assemble your forces and play 
unique points system that allows for unequal forces but an equal chance of victory 
43 well presented army lists for 18 nations covering 15 theatres of war 
15 generic scenarios suitable for any nation & theatre plus a simple campaign system 
suitable for solo, 2-player & multi-player games at home, club, or tournament 
one double-sided quick reference sheet included 
no supplements - all you need to play in one book 

Theatres Covered

Spanish Civil War: Spain 1936-39 (Nationalists, Republicans) 
World War Two: Early Far East 1937-41 (Japan, Russia) 
World War Two: Poland 1939 (Germany, Poland, Russia) 
World War Two: Finland 1939-40 (Finland, Russia) 
World War Two: Norway 1940 (Germany, Norway) 
World War Two: France & The Low Countries 1940 (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands) 
World War Two: North Africa 1940-42 (Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
World War Two: Balkans 1941 (Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia) 
World War Two: Early Eastern Front 1941-42 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain) 
World War Two: Far East 1941-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Japan) 
World War Two: Tunisia 1943 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
World War Two: Mid Eastern Front 1943 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain) 
World War Two: Italy 1943-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany, Italy) 
World War Two: Late Eastern Front 1944-45 (Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia) 
World War Two: Western Europe 1944-45 (America, Britain & Commonwealth, Germany) 


Blitzkrieg Commander Downloads

BKC-QRS Double-sided quick-reference sheet [84kb] 
BKC-Summary Summary page from the book [81kb] 
BKC-Campaign The campaign system from BKC [74kb] 
BKC-Errata Errata for BKC-II [142kb] 
BKC-FAQ BKC Frequently Asked Questions for use with BKC-II [132kb] 
Infantry Organisation Basic infantry unit organisation from Division down to Section [67kb] 
Converting OOBs Convert OOBs from other game systems for use with BKC-II [98kb]

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