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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cold War Commander Rules

Cold War Commander Rules

Cold War Commander Wargaming Rules by Specialist Military Publishing is an exciting wargame that allows you to recreate battles from the First Indochina War right up to the present day 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 140-page A4-sized book (either a print-on-demand monochrome book or a full-colour electronic PDF document) with over 60 pictures that illustrate how to play the game. These feature real miniatures as you see them on the gaming table. You also get a double-sided A4-sized quick reference sheet.

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, artillery, aircraft, helicopters, missiles, engineers and fortifications 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 33 well presented army lists for 28 nations covering 13 conflicts 16 generic scenarios suitable for any nation & theatre suitable for solo, 2-player & multiplayer games at home, club, or tournament one double-sided quick reference sheet included no supplements - all you need to play in one book 

Conflicts Covered

Cold War 1946-90 (America, Britain, China, France, Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact, West Germany) 
First Indochina War 1948-54 (France, Viet Minh) 
Korean War 1950-53 (Communists, United Nations) 
Arab-Israeli Wars 1956-82 (Arabs, Israel) 
Vietnam War 1957-75 (America, South Vietnam, North Vietnam) 
Indo-Pakistan Wars 1965-71 (India, Pakistan) 
Angolan War 1975-90 (Angola, South Africa) 
Ogaden War 1977-78 (Ethiopia, Somalia) 
Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 (Mujahideen, Soviet Union) 
Iran-Iraq War 1980-88 (Iran, Iraq) 
Falklands War 1982 (Argentina, Britain) 
Gulf Wars 1991-03 (America, Britain, France, Iraq) 
Modern 1991+ (America, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia)


Cold War Commander Downloads

CWC-QRS Double-sided quick-reference sheet [83kb] 
CWC-FAQ CWC Frequently Asked Questions [133kb] 
CWC-Errata Errata for CWC 1st Print, 2006 Edition [138kb] 
CWC-Units Additional units for Cold War Commander [102kb] 

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