Bolt Action: Tank War

Bolt Action: Tank War


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Tank War, the new supplement for Bolt Action, gives players the option to expand their games to a whole new level - armored warfare. Recreate such great engagements as the battle of Kursk with the scenarios, army options and special rules found in this book. Whether you want to add more armour to your existing armies or build an entirely armoured force, Tank War has you covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472807373
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Series: Bolt Action Series
Edition description: Supplement
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Warlord Games is one of the world's leading producers of wargaming miniatures, as well as the publisher of the successful Black Powder and Hail Caesar rule sets. Their Bolt Action range of 28mm World War II miniatures is the most extensive on the market and continues to grow and develop.

Table of Contents

What Is This Book? 5

Armoured Platoons 9

Armoured Platoon Selector 11

Special Rules for Armoured Platoons 11

Command Vehicles 11

Lack of Radios 11

Radio Networks 12

Some Guidelines for Tank Platoons 14

Tank Battle Scenario 17

Assembling the Forces 18

Preparing the Battlefield 20

Tank Battle Scenario 20

Set Up Objectives 20

Roll for Sides 22

Prepare Forces 22

Objective 22

First Turn 24

Game Duration 24

Victory! 24

Vehicle Crew Experience 25

Using These Rules 26

Crews 26

Experience 26

Spending XP 26

Skills and Crew Quality 26

Using Skills 27

Gaining Skills 28

Unarmed Vehicles and Vehicles with Smaller or Larger Crews 30

Crew Survival 32

Legendary Crew 33

Using Legendary Crew 34

Skills 34

Germany 34

Kurt Knispel 36

Michael Wittmann 38

Otto Carius 39

Ernst Barkmann 40

The United States 41

Lafayette G. Pool 41

Creighton Abrams 41

Britain and Commonwealth 44

George 'Killer' Dring 44

Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, 'Rad' 45

Soviet Union 46

Dmitry Lavrinenko 46

Zinoviy Kolobanov 47

France 48

Captain Pierre Billotte 48

Great Tank Battles of World War II 50

The Battle of Arras 51

Operation Supercharge 53

Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka 55

Hell's Highway: The Road to Arnhem 58

Battle of Bastogne 60

The Battle of Imphal 63

The Battle of Berlin 66

The Battle of Khalkin Gol 70

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