Armies of Germany V2
Armies of Germany 2nd Edition' is a¾supplement for our award winning tabletop wargame Bolt¾Action, and deals with the German Army of World¾War II. Within you will find background and details of the¾German Armyês organisation and equipment from the¾beginning of the war (the invasion of Poland in 1939) to¾the very end (the fall of Berlin in¾1945).
Central to this book is its¾Army List. This includes all the¾information you will need to play¾games using the German Army. This¾large list details all the main troop¾types, vehicles and equipment¾fielded by the Germany Army during¾World War II. Alongside this main list are a number of Theatre Selectors, which¾give the force details for different¾periods and theatres of the war. These are not definitive, but are designed to give a¾theatre-specific flavour and character to a force. Over six years of fighting¾the German Army changed a lot, and many units and¾vehicles that were common in 1939 were obsolete by¾1945 - and there were countless oddities and exceptions on every front. These sub-lists allow players to select forces¾suitable for the theatre in which they are playing.
We've taken the opportunity to include additional units and options, we've revised a few points costs here-and-there, and made some more changes to bring the book more in-line with the rest of the range... here's a teaser of what you'll find inside...
Army Special Rules
German forces now have FOUR Army Special Rules - some of which you'll be familiar with, some you won't...
Blitzkrieg¾-¾German officers were expected to act on initiative and take¾decisions on the field based on their judgement rather than wait¾for orders or confirmation from HQ. This made them very¾effective tactical commanders and made the Wehrmacht a¾formidably reactive force.
This offers a bonus for German officers when they use the¾'•You¾men, snap to actionê'¾Special Rule, giving them more influence.¾
Initiative Training¾-¾Even at squad level, in the German army every man is trained¾with some of the skills of his superiors, and encouraged to show¾initiative and decisiveness rather than just sit and wait to¾receive orders.
This Rule provides a little relief if squad leaders are KIA - as other squad members may adopt their roles...
Hitler's Buzzsaw¾- ¾German-made machine guns, but in particular the lethal¾MG42, are vastly superior to their enemiesê and rightly feared¾by Allied infantrymen.
Carried over¾from the First Edition book, this rule combines with the MG boost brought-in with the Second Edition rules - making German MGs even more lethal...!
Tiger Fear¾-¾Such was the lethal reputation of Tiger tanks, that often Allied¾troops were spooked by the appearance of any German heavy¾armour, mistakenly thinking that any Panzer IV was a Tiger¾waiting in ambush!
Any vehicle with the 'Tiger Fear' rule conveys a negative modifier to any enemy unit within line of sight's Morale...¾
- New Units¾- We've also compiled the German Additional Units and Special Rules which we published elsewhere (in other books, and/or online) into the book - including the likes of Night Fighting Units, and more!
Couple all of this with tactical notes, invaluable historical background text, gorgeous artwork and reference imagery from the masterful Peter Dennis and Osprey Publishing, and Armies of Germany 2nd Edition is the must-have Bolt Action book for all German generals out in the field!
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